XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
by Gareth Bain
Sat 2/2/2013
PLAYTEXDOLAPS
VICTORYARAPAHO
TENDRILWIMOWEH
SUETEENFELLAS
COSMOGIRL
ASSAIROCOCTA
STOPSSTRETCHES
HENIECHEIRISH
BAITSHOPSMENLO
YMCAANOBEGAT
LEVELHEAD
REGGAEEARLNTH
AVIATORUNAWARE
PATIENTNINEVEH
CANNESTEDDIES
© 2013, The New York Times
1.HanesBrands brand : PLAYTEX
8.Exercise in a pool : DOLAPS
14.General goal? : VICTORY
15.Tribe whose name means "those with many tattoos" : ARAPAHO
17.Feeler, of sorts : TENDRIL
18.Title under which "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" originally charted, in 1952 : WIMOWEH
19.Name for the T. rex at Chicago's Field Museum : SUE
20.23-Across's target reader : TEEN
22.Chaps : FELLAS
23.Bygone 20-Across fashion magazine : COSMOGIRL
25.Musical intensifier : ASSAI
28.Mythical predator of elephants : ROC
29.Numerical prefix : OCTA
33.Stations : STOPS
34.Highway sections : STRETCHES
36.Skating gold medalist of 1928, 1932 and 1936 : HENIE
37.Figure in a beret : CHE
38.___ Derby, annual sporting event since 1866 : IRISH
39.Grub sellers : BAITSHOPS
41.___ Park : MENLO
42.Geneva-based org. encouraging healthy living : YMCA
43.One of 100 in un siglo : ANO
44.Word appearing 39 times in the King James Version of Matthew 1 : BEGAT
45.Composure : LEVELHEAD
49.Genre of the double-platinum box set "Songs of Freedom" : REGGAE
52.One going to court? : EARL
53.Utmost : NTH
56.Post, e.g. : AVIATOR
58.Napping : UNAWARE
60.Job-like : PATIENT
61.City where Jonah preached : NINEVEH
62.Cote d'Azur town : CANNES
63.Nightwear : TEDDIES
1.E-1s and E-2s, in the Army: Abbr. : PVTS
2.Place : LIEU
3.High-school spots? : ACNE
4.Financial statement abbr. : YTD
5.They bite but don't have teeth : TORTOISES
6.Great Lakes natives : ERIES
7.Upward-flowing plant vessels : XYLEM
8.Black bird : DAW
9.Pore, e.g. : ORIFICE
10.Popular Debussy piece : LAMER
11.Fictional boxer a k a The Count of Monte Fisto : APOLLOCREED
12.Machine part connecting to a gearwheel : PAWL
13.New York Jets home from 1964 to 1983 : SHEA
16.Quizzical cries : OHS
21.Top of the charts? : NORTHPOLE
23.Amount of appreciation, maybe : CAPITALGAIN
24.Is piercing : GORES
25."Shampoo" director : ASHBY
26.Tick off : STEAM
27.Sega mascot : SONIC
30."I ___" : CHING
31.Unit of magnetic flux density : TESLA
32.Have ___ at : ASHOT
34.Latte go-with : SCONE
35.Hip-hop producer for Jay-Z, LL Cool J and Missy Elliott : TIMBALAND
40."Try it!" : HAVEONE
46.Not left over : EATEN
47.Frequent : HAUNT
48."Journey to ___" (recurring "Sesame Street" segment) : ERNIE
49.Criticize : RAP
50."M*A*S*H" maneuver, for short : EVAC
51.Bhagavad ___ (Hindu scripture) : GITA
53.Riders on Direhorses in "Avatar" : NAVI
54.Certain diagram : TREE
55.Little chortles : HEHS
57.Some football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
59.Jump the broom, so to speak : WED

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