XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
by John Lieb
Tue 5/14/2013
CASINOSLEBANON
THEWAVEORIGAMI
RIPOPENBASEMEN
NORNOSEEGO
MANTLEASECDAS
ICEEARNSTAR
LEIOTICLOSS
ELLENOYLDEPTH
RADSDENYPAR
ISBNROANEVE
CSARICETARRED
YAMACOWUMA
SNOOZEDARIZONA
TANLINELATERAL
SADDLESPLEDGES
© 2013, The New York Times
1.Locales for "Ocean's Eleven" and several Bond films : CASINOS
8.Beirut's land : LEBANON
15.Thousands of fans might do it : THEWAVE
16.Japanese art form : ORIGAMI
17.Unwrap in a hurry : RIPOPEN
18.Who, What and I Don't Know, in Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine : BASEMEN
19.Neither's partner : NOR
20.Abnormal part of Voldemort's visage : NOSE
21.Concern of Freud : EGO
22.Layer of the earth between the crust and the core : MANTLE
25."Just ___!" ("Be right there!") : ASEC
26.Marx's "___ Kapital" : DAS
27.Hotel amenity often near the elevator : ICE
28.Make, as an income : EARN
30.Sun : STAR
32.Hawaiian garland : LEI
33.Suffix with neur- : OTIC
34.Destruction : LOSS
37.Talk show host DeGeneres : ELLEN
39.Olive ___ (Popeye's gal) : OYL
41.Pool measurement : DEPTH
42.X-ray units : RADS
43.Refuse : DENY
45.Golf standard : PAR
46.13-digit library info : ISBN
49.Horse color : ROAN
50.Day before : EVE
51.Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA
53.Sushi ingredient : RICE
55.Sealed, as a driveway : TARRED
57.Thanksgiving staple : YAM
58."Don't have ___, man!" : ACOW
59.Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
60.Napped : SNOOZED
62.Grand Canyon locale : ARIZONA
66.A lifeguard's whistle might create one : TANLINE
67.Alternative to a forward pass : LATERAL
68.Cowboy seats : SADDLES
69.Pinto and Flounder, in "Animal House" : PLEDGES
1.Middle: Abbr. : CTR
2.Yellowfin tuna : AHI
3.Aug. follower : SEP
4."You can't make me!" : IWONT
5.With 41-Down, title teen in a 2004 indie hit : NAPOLEON
6.Pig out : OVEREAT
7.Capitol Hill V.I.P.: Abbr. : SEN
8.University of New Mexico team : LOBOS
9.Wipes off : ERASES
10.Cut in half : BISECT
11.Ripen : AGE
12.Status-seeking sort ... or a solver of this puzzle, initially? : NAMEDROPPER
13.Last Greek letter : OMEGA
14.Boys, in Bogotá : NINOS
20.Amateur detective in 1967's "The Clue in the Crossword Cipher" : NANCYDREW
22.Roger Bannister, notably : MILER
23.Amtrak high-speed train : ACELA
24."Song Sung Blue" singer : NEILDIAMOND
29.1983 Duran Duran hit : RIO
31.Ginger ___ : ALE
35.Ward (off) : STAVE
36.Destroy, as documents : SHRED
38.Suffix with shepherd : ESS
40.Virgo preceder : LEO
41.See 5-Down : DYNAMITE
44.Undyed : NATURAL
47.South America's largest country : BRAZIL
48.Christianity's ___ Creed : NICENE
51.Anatomical sacs : CYSTS
52.Yemen's capital : SANAA
54.Secret writings : CODES
56.Demolished : RAZED
61.Antiquated : OLD
62.Austrian peak : ALP
63.Alternative to .com : ORG
64.Scottish denial : NAE
65.Franken and Gore : ALS

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