XW Info

This puzzle appeared on Saturday, December 22, 2012 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
by Tim Croce
Sat 11/17/2012
© 2012, The New York Times
1.Extension of the law? : LONGARM
8.Side of a diner? : MASHED
14.Tragic mission : APOLLOI
15.Jerry-built : ILLMADE
16.First bishop of Crete, traditionally : STTITUS
17.Hot : RILEDUP
18.Pioneer of slapstick cinema : SENNETT
19.Old means of crowd control : RIOTACT
20.Strike out, say : EDIT
21.Genesis origin? : SEGA
23.Hamas rival : FATAH
24.Bush cabinet member : RICE
25.Dedication, e.g. : RITE
27.Tiny carps : NITS
28.Nickelodeon's "___ Declassified School Survival Guide" : NEDS
30.Last entrance to close, maybe : MAINGATE
32.C.P.A.'s study : TAXCODE
34.Not pummel : GOEASYON
37.2012 honor for "4000 Miles" : OBIE
41.42-Across's creator : BAUM
42.Princess in 41-Across books : OZMA
43."Tepper ___ Going Out" (Calvin Trillin novel) : ISNT
45.Like the army that "eagle warriors" fought in : AZTEC
47.Hill people : POLS
49.Feature of "pasta" and "basta" : RIMA
50.Send a different way? : REFRACT
52.Many a bodybuilder's application : FAKETAN
54.Born Blonde maker : CLAIROL
55.Sleep aid : EYEMASK
56.Like many bullies : ALLTALK
57.Sling mud at : ASPERSE
58.Make a connection : RELATE
59.Party hearty : ROISTER
1."Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" star : LASSER
2.Agreed to take part : OPTEDIN
3."How rude!" : NOTNICE
4.Was fleetingly brilliant : GLINTED
5.Old one, in Oldenburg : ALTE
6.Crushes : ROUTS
7.He supplied Lex Luthor with red kryptonite : MISTERMXYZPTLK
8.Birth year of King Philip I : MLII
9.Not less than : ALLOF
10."The Bartered Bride" composer : SMETANA
11.Joined the fight : HADATIT
12.School : EDUCATE
13.They're plumbed : DEPTHS
15.Case for a psychoanalyst : IRRATIONALFEAR
22.Adventurer Casanova : GIACOMO
26.Not go on : END
29.Bullet-catching place?: Abbr. : STA
31.Storm producer, once : GEO
33.Largest active volcano in Japan : ASO
34.Fast, graceful runner : GAZELLE
35.Mouth of a river : OUTFALL
36.Like some professors : EMERITA
38.Ancient double-deckers : BIREMES
39.Query upon witnessing a hanging? : ISITART
40.How hordes advance : ENMASSE
41.Where to get loaded after loading : BARCAR
44.Crude vessel : TANKER
46.Stone unit : CARAT
48.O.K. : SAYSO
51.King of verse : COLE
53.Zouave headgear : KEPI

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