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This puzzle appeared on Friday, May 3, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Friday, March 29, 2013
by Josh Knapp
Fri 3/29/2013
MEHTHROBCLAPS
AXENIOBEAERIE
DIMENSIONVETTE
ALANSLEEPERCAR
MENACEFRIAR
MADSCIENTIST
ANGERMACETHE
WORLDDOMINATION
NBAIKEAPACES
SUPERVILLAIN
ETHANDANCER
FISHINGRODIAGO
LOHANGIVEANDGO
ANONOUPENDGOT
GATESNERDSENS
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Verbal shrug : MEH
4.Beat : THROB
9.Greets the good guy, maybe : CLAPS
14.Pointy-headed sort? : AXE
15.Whom Turkey's Weeping Rock is said to represent : NIOBE
16.Cliff hanger? : AERIE
17.One of two in a plane : DIMENSION
19.Autodom's ZR1, for one : VETTE
20.Writer Moore or Moorehead : ALAN
21.Where people drop off on the line? : SLEEPERCAR
23.Killer bees, e.g. : MENACE
25.Brother : FRIAR
26.Cackling loon with a white coat : MADSCIENTIST
31.Steam up : ANGER
34.Dungeons & Dragons weapon : MACE
35.With 40-Across, "Inside ___" (postgame show) : THE
36.Goal for many a 26- or 43-Across : WORLDDOMINATION
40.See 35-Across : NBA
41.Its products often have Allen wrenches included : IKEA
42.Dueling count : PACES
43.Mighty heavy : SUPERVILLAIN
47."My Name Is Earl" co-star Suplee : ETHAN
48.One working on steps : DANCER
52.Means of dropping a line : FISHINGROD
56.Victimizer of Cassio : IAGO
57."I Know Who Killed Me" star, 2007 : LOHAN
58.Offensive play in 35-/40-Across : GIVEANDGO
60."That's ___!" ("Don't!") : ANONO
61.Flip : UPEND
62.Secured : GOT
63.Track lineup : GATES
64.The out crowd? : NERDS
65."Annie" characters : ENS
1.___ President : MADAM
2.Many a booted ruler : EXILE
3.One who might do the heavy lifting : HEMAN
4."Larry's Country Diner" channel : TNN
5.Greeted the bad guy, maybe : HISSED
6.Churn : ROIL
7.Strauss wrote a concerto in D for it : OBOE
8.Doing good : BENEFICIAL
9.Spineless response to pressure : CAVEIN
10.Examine as a wolf would : LEERAT
11.One preparing an oil pan? : ARTCRITIC
12.___ bread : PITA
13.Forward-thinking type : SEER
18.Protective cover : ENAMEL
22.Act the coxcomb : PREEN
24.Real character : CARD
27.Strong proof : SMOKINGGUN
28.R. J. Reynolds brand : CAMEL
29.What's under an arch : SHOE
30.Fox ratings : TENS
31.Stiff bristles : AWNS
32.___ Matsuhisa, celebrity chef and restaurateur : NOBU
33.Small cannon balls : GRAPESHOT
37.Ottoman relative : DIVAN
38.Capital ENE of Fiji : APIA
39.Wine colorer : TANNIN
44.Second-simplest hydrocarbon : ETHANE
45.They may be found in preserves, informally : RHINOS
46.Part of the total : ADDEND
49.Mooch : CADGE
50.Impel : EGGON
51.Natural life support system : ROOTS
52.Tire : FLAG
53.Isle near Mull : IONA
54.Strong-smelling, say : RIPE
55.Supervising : OVER
59.Pop-ups, e.g. : ADS

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