May 14 2014 11:35 AM

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords


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1. Post-trim powder

5. Inventor whose name is spelled out by the horizontal lines of special characters in this puzzle

10. Naked

14. Fat abbr. popularized by Rachael Ray

15. Images limited by the Seventh Ecumenical Council

16. Claim

17. West African wardrobe item

18. "The Ant and the Grasshopper" author

19. Like Don Draper

20. Pillar

22. Butterflies

24. Genesis character often associated
with masturbation

25. ZZ Top song about butts

26. Thrown together

29. Animal named before Dancer

31. Place that's full of jerks?

35. Against

37. Novel

39. Textbook unit?

40. Stage character who never appears

41. Board game with fake definitions

44. Words before "hustle" or "limbo"

45. Make out, in the UK

47. ___ Day (Hawaiian holiday)

48. Mr. Smithers, e.g.

50. Pampered

52. Eccentric

54. Businesses in a 2000 financial meltdown

55. Hipster magazine that seems, despite its protestations, persistently conservative

57. Home improvement host Bob

59. Travelocity competitor

62. "I'm ready"

66. Othello, e.g.

67. States, to the French

69. Streaming video device maker

70. Bubbe

71. Italian 100

72. Gave a line

73. One looked up to

74. Anti-formalist actress Uta

75. Stylistic periods


1. President pro ___

2. Sneaker brand

3. Shapeshifting Norse god

4. Some washers and arcade games

5. Sporty Mazda two-seater

6. It's deep, man

7. Optimistic

8. ___-cone

9. Cable channel that covers college sports

10. Buy shots all around?

11. Tel ___, Israel

12. Russo who plays Frigga in the "Thor" movies

13. Units in Physics 101

21. Not invite to the All-Star game, perhaps

23. Storm front?

25. Shady thing

26. What you put away for a rainy day: Abbr.

27. Sierra ___

28. Still-banned ballplayer, to fans

30. Break up the relationship

32. "I love," in Latin

33. Ancient Irish alphabet

34. Rounded hammer parts

36. Paradise in literature

38. Droll

42. Ang with two Best Director Oscars
(or Spike with none)

43. Two-time U.S. Open winner Ernie

46. Be linked to a lot

49. Few and far between

51. Handpicked thing

53. Maid from the movie version of "Clue"

56. Bohemian, now

58. "Now we have to take this outside ..."

59. Erstwhile sci-fi magazine

60. Grim Cormac McCarthy novel, with "The"

61. One-named pop singer/jet-setting idea man

62. "Metropolis" director Fritz

63. Time it takes for the little hand to spin around

64. Source of much cheap modern furniture

65. Bath bubbles

68. Something brewing


  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28