XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
by Mike Buckley
Tue 3/19/2013
ADLIBIDTAGNOB
LEICASIEVEEAU
AFTERDINNERHST
NTHBANAESPRIT
ENRYHENHOUSE
USSWASPDOWN
LOOTPHEWITCHY
NIMPARTYONAAA
ALEPHACNEENCL
LASSNUTCAKE
GREENTEAVIOL
RELATEMARMZAX
ABEOFFICEBLOCK
BEGMARGEEENIE
SLYSNOODREEDS
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Wing it : ADLIB
6.It may dangle from a dog collar : IDTAG
11.San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
14.Pioneer in 35mm cameras : LEICA
15.Food strainer : SIEVE
16.It flows in the Seine : EAU
17.Kind of mint : AFTERDINNER
19.Electee of '48 : HST
20.Indeterminate ordinal : NTH
21.Eric who played the villain in 2009's "Star Trek" : BANA
22.Lively wit : ESPRIT
24."Just you wait, ___ 'iggins ..." : ENRY
26.Chicken coop : HENHOUSE
28.It's known as the Ship With the Mighty Stinger : USSWASP
31.Heading for half of crossword clues : DOWN
32.Plunder : LOOT
33."So that's done!" : PHEW
35.How mosquitoes can leave you : ITCHY
39.Game with matchsticks : NIM
40.Repeated "Wayne's World" cry ... or a hint to each half of 17-, 26-, 51- and 63-Across : PARTYON
42.Letters on a motel sign : AAA
43.First Hebrew letter : ALEPH
45.Oxy 10 target : ACNE
46.Env. within an env., perhaps : ENCL
47.Highland girl : LASS
49.Baked dessert with a little crunch : NUTCAKE
51.Traditional Chinese beverage : GREENTEA
55.Instrument played with a bow : VIOL
56."I can ___" : RELATE
57.Old schoolmistress : MARM
59.Unyielding Dr. Seuss character : ZAX
62."Honest" prez : ABE
63.Multiple-company building, to Brits : OFFICEBLOCK
66.Implore : BEG
67.One of the Simpsons : MARGE
68."___ Meenie" (2010 hit) : EENIE
69.Done with a wink : SLY
70.Hair net : SNOOD
71.Oboes and saxes : REEDS
1.Simpson of the Simpson-Bowles commission : ALAN
2.Adroit : DEFT
3.Like ballerinas : LITHESOME
4.Motel machine sign : ICE
5.Singer Streisand : BARBRA
6."Love ___ the air" : ISIN
7.Someone who's "in the kitchen" in "I've Been Working on the Railroad" : DINAH
8.Easy-to-multiply number : TEN
9.Skin-care brand : AVEENO
10."They All Laughed" composer : GERSHWIN
11.___ jacket : NEHRU
12.Camel's rest stop : OASIS
13.Montana mining city : BUTTE
18.Locale for some brief R&R : DAYSPA
23.France's ___ d'Avignon : PONT
25.It's above Alta. and Sask. : NWT
27.Comic who sang "I Love to Laugh" in "Mary Poppins" : EDWYNN
28.Radius neighbor : ULNA
29.Earth : SOIL
30."Wheel of Fortune" category : PHRASE
34.List shortener: Abbr. : ETC
36.Former U.S. territory : CANALZONE
37.Break into, as a computer : HACK
38.New Haven school : YALE
40.Ghostly figures : PHANTOMS
41.Hors d'___ : OEUVRE
44."Have mercy!," e.g. : PLEA
46.Earth Day prefix : ECO
48.Tennis's Edberg : STEFAN
50.Cry in a forest : TIMBER
51.Snaps up : GRABS
52.Maverick : REBEL
53.Words of passing interest? : ELEGY
54.CompaƱero : AMIGO
58.Served a ball past : ACED
60.Nitric ___ : ACID
61.Vintage Jags : XKES
64.Frizzy do, informally : FRO
65.Peggy of "Lady and the Tramp" : LEE

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