XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Monday, June 17, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Monday, May 13, 2013
by Allan E. Parrish
Mon 5/13/2013
ROBEFERNMICAH
APEXALIACRANE
HIGHROTTENEGGS
MESAARIZONAERS
UMATIEDYE
AMESBROTHERS
MULTIBOORPERP
PCBTRENTONZOO
SHAMOSTEASIAN
SAMEOLDSTORY
TOPGUNEAU
ARESEAMWELDING
BEAUTYSHOPIRON
LOCKETOMEOONA
ASHENISBNSCOW
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Judge's garment : ROBE
5.Plant with fronds : FERN
9.Book after Jonah : MICAH
14.Zenith : APEX
15.Et ___ (and others) : ALIA
16.Machine at a construction site : CRANE
17.Lofty : HIGH
18.Last ones in the pool, say : ROTTENEGGS
20.Chicago Cubs spring training site : MESAARIZONA
22.Hosp. areas for accident victims : ERS
23.Actress Thurman : UMA
24.Pattern for many 1960s T-shirts : TIEDYE
26."Rag Mop" hitmakers, 1950 : AMESBROTHERS
32.Prefix with task : MULTI
33.Unmannered sort : BOOR
34.Lawbreaker, in police lingo : PERP
38.E.P.A.-proscribed compound, for short : PCB
39.New Jersey's capital : TRENTON
42.Menagerie : ZOO
43.Hoax : SHAM
45.Bone: Prefix : OSTE
46.Chinese or Japanese : ASIAN
48.You've heard it many times before : SAMEOLDSTORY
51.1986 Tom Cruise/Val Kilmer action film : TOPGUN
54.___ de cologne : EAU
55."You ___ what you eat" : ARE
56.Metal-joining technique : SEAMWELDING
63.Salon : BEAUTYSHOP
65.Clothes presser : IRON
66.Philosopher John who posited a theory of social contract : LOCKE
67.Unabridged dictionary, e.g. : TOME
68.Mrs. Charlie Chaplin : OONA
69.White from fright, say : ASHEN
70.Library ID : ISBN
71.Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
1.Chicago mayor Emanuel : RAHM
2."The Andy Griffith Show" boy : OPIE
3.Panhandles : BEGS
4.Deplete : EXHAUST
5.___, Straus and Giroux (book publisher) : FARRAR
6."The Time Machine" people : ELOI
7."Puttin' on the ___" : RITZ
8.Western mil. alliance : NATO
9.QB Steve who won a Payton Award : MCNAIR
10.Fury : IRE
11.Like animals in a 42-Across : CAGED
12.Furious : ANGRY
13.Hermann who wrote "Steppenwolf" : HESSE
19.Intestinal prefix : ENTERO
21.Circumference : AMBIT
25.Mind reader's ability, briefly : ESP
26.Concert blasters : AMPS
27."Thank you very ___" : MUCH
28.Exile isle for Napoleon : ELBA
29.Seriously overweight : OBESE
30.Kemo Sabe's sidekick : TONTO
31.Equivalent of five houses in Monopoly : HOTEL
35.Basso Pinza : EZIO
36.Lion's sound : ROAR
37.Smallish equine : PONY
40.McCain : 2008 :: ___ : 2012 : ROMNEY
41.___ decongestant : NASAL
44.Where the Knicks play in N.Y.C. : MSG
47.Small apartments : STUDIOS
49.Jane who wrote "Pride and Prejudice" : AUSTEN
50.Become more intense : DEEPEN
51.Small Indian drum : TABLA
52.Nabisco cookies : OREOS
53.Fruit with a pit : PEACH
57.Italian wine area : ASTI
58.Conductance units : MHOS
59.Where a baby develops : WOMB
60.Camaro ___-Z : IROC
61.Something you might get your hand slapped for doing : NONO
62.Chew like a beaver : GNAW
64.Luau instrument, informally : UKE

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