XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Monday, April 29, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Monday, March 25, 2013
by Adam Prince
Mon 3/25/2013
SKITAWAYKILTS
AIMSROSEACURA
COOKBOOKSBEGET
SSNIMETEOCENE
KANGAROOCOURT
RUMSCOMB
QUOTAOPELEGAD
VALCAPTAINUSE
CELSSTANOMAHA
CALIBLOC
MORGANFREEMAN
GOVERNROCSMOP
LOEWEHOOKSHOTS
ERNIEATNOALES
NESTSTHENJEST
© 2013, The New York Times
1."Saturday Night Live" segment : SKIT
5.On vacation : AWAY
9.Skirts for Scots : KILTS
14.Goals : AIMS
15.Valentine's Day flower : ROSE
16.Pricey car from Honda : ACURA
17.Recipe holders : COOKBOOKS
19.Father, biblically : BEGET
20.Govt.-issued ID : SSN
21."___ a man with seven wives" : IMET
22.Epoch when mammals arose : EOCENE
23.Irregular trial venue : KANGAROOCOURT
26.Liquors for pirates : RUMS
27.Barber's implement : COMB
28.Required amount : QUOTA
30.Autobahn auto : OPEL
32."My word!" : EGAD
36.Kilmer of "Top Gun" : VAL
37.Title that can precede the starts of 17-, 23-, 49- and 59-Across : CAPTAIN
40.Take advantage of : USE
41.Cartoon collectibles : CELS
43."South Park" boy : STAN
44.Nebraska's largest city : OMAHA
46.Colombian cartel city : CALI
48.Like-minded group of voters : BLOC
49."The Shawshank Redemption" actor : MORGANFREEMAN
54.Rule : GOVERN
55.Mythical birds : ROCS
56.Swab the decks, say : MOP
58.Frederick who composed "My Fair Lady" : LOEWE
59.Basketball scoring attempts that are difficult to block : HOOKSHOTS
61.Bert's "Sesame Street" pal : ERNIE
62.___ time (never) : ATNO
63.Bar brews : ALES
64.Egg containers : NESTS
65.Not now : THEN
66.Many a true word is spoken in this : JEST
1.Egg containers : SACS
2.Stand around the mall? : KIOSK
3.Craps player's boast : IMONAROLL
4."Shame on you!" : TSK
5.Good smells : AROMAS
6.Romantic hopeful : WOOER
7.Invite for : ASKTO
8."Of course!" : YES
9.Big bang : KABOOM
10.Rapper in the film "21 Jump Street" : ICECUBE
11.Olympian sledder : LUGER
12.Former senator Lott : TRENT
13.Fill totally : SATE
18.Rival of the Whopper : BIGMAC
22.Food-spoiling bacteria : ECOLI
24.Fanatic : NUT
25.Atlantic or Pacific : OCEAN
28.Home shopper's channel : QVC
29.Dubai's land: Abbr. : UAE
30.Decide to take part : OPTIN
31.After-hours school org. : PTA
33.Super Bowl bowlful : GUACAMOLE
34.Volcanic output : ASH
35.Trafficker tracking org. : DEA
38.Lion in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" : ASLAN
39.At a minimum : NOLESS
42."Ugh, who cares?!" : SCREWIT
45.May honoree : MOM
47.Doesn't dissent : AGREES
48.Signal "Come here," say : BECKON
49.Demi or Roger : MOORE
50.Bakery fixtures : OVENS
51.Foam : FROTH
52.Longtime ABC exec Arledge : ROONE
53.Post-its, e.g. : NOTES
54.Secluded valley : GLEN
57."Hey! Over here!" : PSST
59.Bowler or sombrero : HAT
60.Once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage : HAJ

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