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Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014

Crossword: 'Double-O'

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords

By Ben Tausig

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1. Sites of many a college experiment

6. Run the roast

11. Orthodontist’s deg.

14. As perfect as perfect can be

15. Sales goal

16. Period of literary style, e.g.

17. Ocean floor dweller that vomits in self-defense

19. Dairy product often mixed with brandy in December

20. Chili pepper, e.g.

21. Rack spec

22. Walgreens alternative

23. What a fan might bring to the stadium to cheer for a series sweep

26. Suffix with Roman or Arab

30. Enviable position, probably

33. Life or death

34. Safe time to eat shellfish, in an adage

36. “Where ___ they now?”

37. One who completed a major, say

38. Fluffy clouds

39. FX technology used in cinematic virtual worlds

40. Take-home from the mortuary

41. Sharpness

42. Game with trump cards

43. Badminton call

44. Mexican food wrapped in a corn husk

45. Opening of a sewage-filled pool?

46. H1N1, e.g.

48. War on Terror prison, briefly

49. Island in the East China Sea

50. 2014 Orange Bowl team: Abbr.

52. Men’s 100-meter sprint record holder

54. Jerks

59. Pseudonym for Norma McCorvey, in a landmark 1972 case

60. Pre-configured Windows folder

63. Wu-Tang Clan co-founder

64. Japanese carmaker with the Rodeo

65. Use, as plates

66. Standing on the street?

67. Hardwood tree

68. Suit up


1. Laser___

2. Ancient Greek theaters

3. Bring in from the field

4. Computers that currently come with Mavericks

5. Flow controller

6. Play about a boy and his horse

7. Big name in champagne

8. Inner part of a 10-Down

9. French summer

10. See 8-Down

11. Patch-covered punk apparel

12. Noted TV snake oil salesman

13. Wise

18. 205, to Septimius Severus

21. Source of vegan protein

23. Surrealist director Luis

24. Letters granted automatically on
“Wheel of Fortune”

25. “Hey, I didn’t see you there”

26. Swallow, as with flames

27. Light reddish-brown, as some horse coats

28. Scott Bakula time travel show

29. Die Welt connector

30. They’re meant to make you pause

31. Climax that may be simultaneous, as in three places in this grid

32. “Go ahead,” archaically

34. Driverless racers

35. Outfit in the “Simpsons” episode
“King-Size Homer”

41. Grinding away

42. Course guide abbr.

47. What Jack Napier fell into, to become the Joker

48. Chewed without teeth

50. Take place

51. Burmese politician/activist Aung San ___ Kyi

52. “WTF global warming??”

53. Slow flow

54. Keyser ___ (Kevin Spacey role in
“The Usual Suspects”)

55. Tough test, as it were

56. Stakes before the deal

57. Pontiac muscle cars

58. Email scam targets, for short

60. Sri Lankan-British rapper

61. Initials of a famed Algerian-born designer

62. Firework that doesn’t fire