XW Info

Thursday, September 27, 2012
by Joel Fagliano
Thu 9/27/2012
© 2012, The New York Times
JimH notes: Peter Abide used this same clever theme 11 years ago, even including FROFFTONICE. His other theme entries were OFFSIDEKICKON and one I especially liked, "A Star is Born" co-star KRISTONERSOFF. Elizabeth C. Gorski had a related notion in a 2006 puzzle called Light Thinking.
1.Part of a metaphorical ladder : JOB
4.Any of the Galápagos : ISLA
8.Color classification quality : CHROMA
14.Italian article : UNA
15."Angels From the Realms of Glory," e.g. : NOEL
16.Like psychopaths, say : AMORAL
17.Cellphone feature, for short : GPS
18.Sports team management group : FROFFTONICE
20."You missed ___" : ASPOT
22.Suffix with diet : ARY
23."... boy ___ girl?" : ORA
24.Language for a 37-Down : ERSE
25.Some navels : OUTIES
28.California's ___ Padres National Forest : LOS
32.Word appearing more than 20 times on Iran's flag : ALLAH
33.Like some music : CHORAL
34.___ meteor shower : LEONID
36.Muscle cramps, e.g. : SPASMS
40.Covered : COATED
44.Capital on the Gulf of Guinea : ACCRA
45.What a mayor wins, usually : ONYEARELECTIOFF
49.Engage in some pillow talk : COO
50.Orion ___ : NEBULA
51.French word with a circumflex : ETRE
52.Play (with) : TOY
53.What portable Apple products run : IOS
54.It can be found in runes : NORSE
56.Toggle ... or a hint to 18-, 29- and 45-Across? : ONOFFSWITCH
60.Kitten call : MEW
62.Classic 1740 romance subtitled "Virtue Rewarded" : PAMELA
63.Contests : VIES
64.Kind of dye : AZO
65.To some extent : INAWAY
66.Architect Saarinen : EERO
67.Shiny, say : NEW
1.___-eared : JUG
2.Out, in a way : ONPAROLE
3.Certain jazz club improvisation : BASSSOLO
4.Dope : INFO
5.To some extent : SORTOF
6.48-Down follower : LEO
7.Movement founded by Yasser Arafat : ALFATAH
8.Age calculation at a vet clinic : CATYEARS
9.Medical grp. : HMO
10.___ Swanson, "Parks and Recreation" boss : RON
11.13-Down athlete : ORIOLE
12.Diacritical mark : MACRON
13.See 11-Down : ALEAST
19.Popular corn chip, informally : FRITO
21.Expiation : PENANCE
24.Even in Paris? : EGAL
26.Mixed martial arts org. : UFC
27.Lose one's patience with, maybe : SNAPAT
30.Many a Browns fan : OHIOAN
31.Epitome of slowness : GLACIER
35."This may be controversial, but ..." : DAREISAY
37.Arthur Conan Doyle, e.g. : SCOTSMAN
38."Batman" villain in a cryogenic suit : MRFREEZE
39.Cry at home, maybe : SAFE
41."America's favorite active pro athlete," per a 2012 ESPN poll : TEBOW
42.Slippery : ELUSIVE
43.Singer Lana ___ Rey : DEL
45.Exotic aquarium specimens : OCTOPI
46.Speechwriter who coined the phrase "Read my lips: no new taxes" : NOONAN
47.Classical musician whose career has had its ups and downs? : YOYOMA
48.6-Down preceder : CANCER
55.Very : OHSO
57.Small number : FEW
58.Fourth-largest state in population: Abbr. : FLA
59.N.H.L. impossibility : TIE
61."That's crazy!" : WOW

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