April 16 2014 11:08 AM

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords


A pair of tickets for a 4.5 or 8 hour Pacific Nature Tour will be awarded weekly. Email a picture of your answers to crossword@sdcitybeat.com or fax it to 619-325-1393. Limit one win per person per 30 days. 

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1. Philosopher with a razor

6. Rock tool?

9. Tapioca relative

13. Via ___ (important Roman road)

14. Key and Peele, e.g.

15. Shocking response at the altar

17. *Teddy bear's quality or, alternately,
cooks vases in oil?

19. Slacker's sin

20. This evening, in ads

22. ___ effort

23. Purrer on a lap

27. *Greek poetry muse or, alternately, trim off some soothing leaves?

29. *Family get-together or, alternately, destroy the career of the co-producer of "Achtung Baby"?

31. Site of English relief

32. Sworn rival

33. Chicago/L.A. rock band famous for viral videos

34. Arrest

36. Arrests

38. Friend of Dorothy

42. Confused

45. Si across the Pyrenees

46. Get old

50. Parking space

51. Fluid deliverers, in the hosp.

54. *Small European warbler or, alternately, a wreath for the rear?

56. *Wart-covered and hungry for flies or, alternately, have a meeting about one of Jon's pets?

59. Speedy Gonzales exclamation

60. Wiesel who came to the United States in 1955

61. NCAA basketball coach Rick with two national championships

63. Option for those who are anti-Russian and anti-French?

65. *Kid's trains or, alternately, chocolate snack peddled by Ms. Chanel?

70. Word before power or punk

71. "___ Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we'd pick up": Barack Obama

72. Surprising way to be taken

73. Ice cream known as Dreyer's on the West Coast

74. Txted word of polite request

75. "Dear me!"


1. One tripping over his own feet

2. Computer part often metaphorized as a brain: Abbr.

3. Course taken before receiving one's whistle

4. Inspired stuff?

5. Tiki bar beverage

6. Yemeni seaport

7. Genesis creation?

8. Delivery-related, in a way

9. Bro's counterpart

10. Two-time loser to Dwight

11. *Act the fool or, alternately, act the fool?

12. Straddling

16. Low poker pair

18. Zip, nada, zilch

21. "Xanadu" band

23. Old hand


25. Jerk

26. Start of a major scale with no sharps or flats

28. "Livin' La Vida ___" (Ricky Martin song in which he really sells his passion for the ladies)

30. Longtime jazz writer Hentoff

35. Short version of a life story?

37. On the market, in a way

39. Part of a shout-out to Satan

40. Core

41. Oval Pepperidge Farm cookie

42. Tweaks to fit

43. "I already made plans"

44. *Besmirched or, alternately, dressy item for the beach?

47. When you think you'll be there, for short

48. Feel like garbage

49. Way to go: Abbr.

52. Baller's lounge letters

53. Mountain top?

55. Defunct oil company with a "76" logo

57. Emulate a compost pile

58. Antiknock fluid

62. Some atoms

64. Pinafore letters

66. "Game of Thrones" network

67. Propeller in a sound, say

68. Anal, casually

69. Kite's milieu


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