XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
by Paul Hunsberger
Thu 2/21/2013
DROUGHTBEDGAB
WELLNOWEDUARDO
ADDUPTOEYEWEAR
RAILAHABTEAMO
FLEASIREEESAU
SESTOTOADKING
ERRURGEECH
TPSFOUNDEDRES
HOPFUNDSAM
OLAFGITSMASSE
RAMAHOHOSTALL
ORBITNEWTTROI
USOTOURHASHOUT
GETHOMEARRANGE
HASLAPTROUGHS
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Dust Bowl phenomenon : DROUGHT
8.Word with oyster or rose : BED
11.Chatter : GAB
14."Verrry interesting!" : WELLNOW
15.Facebook co-founder Saverin : EDUARDO
17.Total : ADDUPTO
18.Shades, e.g. : EYEWEAR
19.Travel option : RAIL
20."Grand, ungodly, godlike man" of fiction : AHAB
22.Latin lover's whisper : TEAMO
23.It might avoid a collar : FLEA
24."No ___!" : SIREE
26.Biblical hunter : ESAU
27.Last Pope Paolo, numerically : SESTO
29.Goose : gaggle :: ___ : knot : TOAD
30.Hotel room option : KING
31.Be off : ERR
33.Press : URGE
35.Hierarchical level: Abbr. : ECH
36.Charmin and others, for short : TPS
39.Started : FOUNDED
41.Hi-___ : RES
42.Move like a 29-Across : HOP
43.Stipend source : FUND
44."Bewitched" wife, familiarly : SAM
46.Norway's patron saint : OLAF
48.Skedaddles : GITS
50.Spin-heavy shot : MASSE
54.Spin-o-___ (360-degree hockey maneuver) : RAMA
55.Commercial snack cakes : HOHOS
57.Unbelievable, say : TALL
58.A satellite may be kept in it : ORBIT
60.First name in the 2012 Republican primary : NEWT
61.Enterprise counselor : TROI
62.Private performances? : USOTOUR
64.Discuss in detail : HASHOUT
66.Pull in the driveway, say : GETHOME
67.Orchestrate : ARRANGE
68.Suffers from : HAS
69.What cats and waves do : LAP
70.Seafloor features : TROUGHS
1.Overshadows : DWARFS
2.Traditional Irish brew : REDALE
3.Radio format : OLDIES
4.Howl : ULULATE
5.Econ. stat : GNP
6.___ blazes : HOTAS
7.___ wonder (Tone Loc or Crowded House, e.g.) : TWOHIT
8.Apiarist's facial display : BEEBEARD
9.Big name in ice cream : EDY
10.Offenbach's "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour," e.g. : DUET
11.Like frying vis-à-vis baking : GREASIER
12.Unwillingness to yield : ADAMANCE
13.New York City composition : BOROUGHS
16.Every seven days : AWEEK
21.See 32-Down : AROUNDTHE
25.See 32-Down : EDGES
28."Carmina Burana" composer : ORFF
32.With 21- and 25-Down, lacking refinement ... like this puzzle's grid? : ROUGH
34.Cracker topper : EDAM
36.Leaving no stone unturned : THOROUGH
37.One is named for the explorer James Ross : POLARSEA
38.Mass junk mailers : SPAMBOTS
40.Worker's advocate : UNIONREP
45."The Bad News Bears" actor : MATTHAU
47.Islam, e.g. : FAITH
49."Who cares?" : SOWHAT
51.Unisex wrap : SARONG
52.Shed, with "off" : SLOUGH
53.In groups : ELITES
56."Octopus's Garden" singer : STARR
59.Utility belt item : TOOL
63.Actress Thurman : UMA
65.Sign of a hit : SRO

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