Dec. 23 2013 03:11 PM

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords


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1. Times out?

5. A giant one is rarely seen

10. Adobe image files

14. [I can't hear you]

15. Oregon Trail state

16. Teenager's first car, often

17. Shopper's take

18. Off ___ (deploying)

19. Its flow is dangerous

20. Channel that shows noirs

21. Deep black

22. Like some tips and some glass

24. Lion food, in many a nature film

26. statute, briefly

29. Kick out

30. Mount ___ (second-highest continental
U.S. peak)

32. Medical public intellectual Gawande

34. Rapper in the 2013 film "Black Nativity"

35. North Carolina liberal arts school

36. Hungary neighbor from which lots of
spam comes

39. Type of gear on which the letters in this puzzle's theme squares are arrayed

42. Sit unused

43. Air ___

46. Gross, say: Abbr.

49. Spanish 101 verb

50. They mature after one to ten years

52. River near lots of lovely castles, to the Germans

54. Sketch show that hasn't had a black female regular since 2007

56. Turned all the way up, perhaps

57. Pause marks

59. Need to give, as an apology

61. It might be roused

62. Rock bands?

63. Pop star who *almost* collaborated with the Flaming Lips

66. Pulitzer Prize winner William for the play "Picnic"

67. All there

68. White supremacist's imaginary "race"

69. It's healthier than whole

70. Sign of leaving?

71. Very edge

72. Big birds in the bush, once


1. Dice-rolling game

2. Slim battery

3. Construction device for figuring out if a fixture is level

4. Danny Aiello character nearly killed by
Radio Raheem

5. Spot online

6. Mexican chain owned by Jack in the Box

7. Walter Reuther's union

8. James formerly of the Smashing Pumpkins

9. Tim Conway character

10. Jacob's-ladder, e.g.

11. Give cards to

12. São Paulo slum

13. They might help get you into more underground stuff

21. Preserves home

23. Outdated person, as it were

25. Kidney-related

27. Fast time in Morocco

28. In the least

31. Growths in a grove

33. Still up on the apartment rental agency's page, say

37. Collections of a few passing words?

38. Home run leader among Hall of Famers

40. New York liberal arts school

41. Japanese gambling game

44. Ray Charles dedicatee

45. Regards

46. Scannable square

47. Bug section

48. Like some Arab Spring protesters

51. San Francisco's ___ Valley

53. "Don't need seconds, thanks"

55. Lindsay of meltdowns

58. One who refuses to observe a called strike?

60. Masturbate

64. Do wrong

65. "This might be of interest"

66. The end of creation?


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