XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
by Patrick Merrell
Thu 5/9/2013
AJARAWALKNCAA
MONOVOICECOACH
BETWEENTHELINES
COSYALISTS
SOIRICCIEYEON
WONDERWOMANRUE
FLEAATMNTESTS
HIMOM
TESLASOBIIMAX
AMYLEADINGLADY
BINALRECTOCUZ
RAMONEETAL
HAPPYMOTHERSDAY
ITSUSELESSKATE
PEEPXAXISSMEW
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Allowing some ventilation, say : AJAR
5.___ in the park : AWALK
10.Org. with Divisions I, II and III : NCAA
14.Teen woe : MONO
15.Singer or actor's helper : VOICECOACH
17.Interstitially, say : BETWEENTHELINES
19.Brit's tea ___ : COSY
20.Hosts prefer them : ALISTS
21."___ see" : SOI
22.Nina ___ (fashion label) : RICCI
26.Keep an ___ (watch) : EYEON
28.Wearer of a red-starred tiara : WONDERWOMAN
31.Bitter herb : RUE
32.One in the doghouse? : FLEA
33.Card reader, briefly : ATM
34.'40s blowups : NTESTS
36.Modern electric cars : TESLAS
40.Tokyo strip? : OBI
42.Kind of screen : IMAX
46.Grant or Carter : AMY
47.Marquee actress : LEADINGLADY
50.Twofold : BINAL
52.Verso's flip side : RECTO
53.Explanation that doesn't explain anything, informally : CUZ
54.Surname in punk rock : RAMONE
56.Follower of a list of names : ETAL
58.May delivery : HAPPYMOTHERSDAY
63."Why bother?!" : ITSUSELESS
64.Title parent in a TLC reality series : KATE
65.Coop sound : PEEP
66.Plot line : XAXIS
67.Northern duck : SMEW
1.Government rep. : AMB
2.Cartoon character with shades : JOECOOL
3.Fats Domino's first name : ANTOINE
4.Melees : ROWS
5.Caesar's greeting : AVE
6.Captured : WON
7.Island in the Thames : AIT
8."To life!" : LCHAIM
9.Start for a shipbuilder : KEEL
10.Like melees : NOISY
11.Runs along : CANTERS
12.Beats, as the competition : ACESOUT
13.Sounds at a fireworks display : AHS
16.Lawyer's need : CLIENT
18.Literary character who says "Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt!" : EYRE
21.Personal letters : SWF
23.Declaration that might precede a fold : IRAISE
24.100 lbs. : CWT
25.Can : COMMODE
27.Super ___ : NES
29.Children's author who won three Edgars : DAHL
30.Bless, in a way : ANOINT
35.Title boy in a 1964 Disney film : EMIL
36.Space maker : TAB
37.Certain monarchy : EMIRATE
38.Nerve junction : SYNAPSE
39.Solder and others : ALLOYS
41.Certain lighter or highlighter : BIC
43.Driving surface : MACADAM
44.Flatter servilely : ADULATE
45.End of a school series : XYZ
48.Dark circle : AREOLA
49.Attendee : GOER
51.Boost, as sound : AMPUP
55.The Rio Grande divides it: Abbr. : NMEX
57.Clucks of disappointment : TSKS
58.In : HIP
59.Neighbor of 55-Down : TEX
60.Confucian scholar Chu ___ : HSI
61.End of a count? : ESS
62.Poison source in Christie's "A Pocket Full of Rye" : YEW

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