XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
by David Sullivan
Wed 5/15/2013
CATSALISTLAVA
UNUMRACKSEDEN
STRONGWEEKFONT
PINTOITSTRUE
HIDDENSCENE
NAMEDROPKAY
AVERNEINPESKY
ZITLOSTONELAS
IDAHOTOTOWANE
ECKMULLOVER
BRAKEREPAIR
NAIVETEMSNBC
OBOETHEYREHERE
METHLANAIIRAN
ESSOEBOOKPONT
© 2013, The New York Times
1.1983 Tony-winning musical : CATS
5.In-crowd invitees : ALIST
10.Soap brand that contains pumice : LAVA
14.One on a one-dollar bill : UNUM
15.Pool hall equipment : RACKS
16.Site of the first human sin : EDEN
17.Good stretch for the Dow : STRONGWEEK
19.Microsoft Word menu pick : FONT
20.Mottled bean : PINTO
21."No lie!" : ITSTRUE
23.Extra after a movie's credits, perhaps : HIDDENSCENE
27.Try to impress at a party, say : NAMEDROP
30."Every kiss begins ..." jeweler : KAY
31.State firmly : AVER
32.Fritz's "Forget it!" : NEIN
34.Annoying : PESKY
38.Oxy 5 target : ZIT
39.2006 Jay-Z single : LOSTONE
41.___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
42.Its license plates have the motto "Famous Potatoes" : IDAHO
44.Dog that bit Miss Gulch : TOTO
45.Lose oomph : WANE
46.Pitcher Dennis in Cooperstown, for short : ECK
48.Reflect deeply on : MULLOVER
50.Midas service : BRAKEREPAIR
53.Ingenue's quality : NAIVETE
54.Chris Matthews's channel : MSNBC
58.Conical woodwind : OBOE
59.Cry accompanying the arrival of visitors : THEYREHERE
63.Target of a narc : METH
64.Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
65.Home of Qom : IRAN
66.Gas brand in Canada : ESSO
67.Download on a Nook : EBOOK
68.___ Neuf (Parisian landmark) : PONT
1.Zodiacal border : CUSP
2.Prefix with lock or skid : ANTI
3.When tripled, 1965 Byrds hit : TURN
4.Suffocate : SMOTHER
5.Falklands War side: Abbr. : ARG
6.Postgraduate field : LAW
7.Beverage store bagful : ICE
8.Length of yarn : SKEIN
9."Shame on you!" : TSKTSK
10.A bionic part of Steve Austin : LEFTEYE
11.Deck out : ADORN
12.Concert hall, e.g. : VENUE
13."I'm in" indicator : ANTE
18.Reason to deny bar service : NOID
22.Suffix with land or mind : SCAPE
24.Bond villain : DRNO
25.Biblical verb : DOEST
26.Prime example : EPITOME
27.W.W. II foe : NAZI
28.Ardent : AVID
29.Self-referential, informally : META
33.Still in bed : NOTUP
35.Czech, for one : SLAV
36.Film character based on Hearst : KANE
37.North Sea feeder : YSER
39.John who wrote "What worries you, masters you" : LOCKE
40.The Big Easy : NOLA
43.Forcible dismissal : HEAVEHO
45.Church activity : WORSHIP
47.___ corn (sweet-and-salty snack) : KETTLE
49.Gimlet garnish : LIME
50.Toyland characters : BABES
51.Civil eruptions : RIOTS
52.Addict's need, informally : REHAB
53.Iditarod terminus : NOME
55.Emperor after Claudius : NERO
56.Fiber source : BRAN
57.Small change in the eurozone : CENT
60.Brian who composed the "Microsoft sound" : ENO
61.Former hoopster ___ Ming : YAO
62.English comedian Mayall : RIK

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