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Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014

Crossword: 'Unofficial Titles'

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords

By Ben Tausig

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1. Baby

5. Festoons with bath tissue

8. Broadway hit that closed in 2003, casually

14. What one hopes not to get off to,
on a date

16. Chemical base

17. Title for a social leader

18. Controversial plaything

19. Mesoamerican builder of colossal heads

21. Knock around

22. Title for one who says what’s
already clear

27. Like Columbus, by birth

28. Child star Corey who died in 2010

29. John follower

30. Hatcher on “Desperate Housewives”

31. Unspirited?

34. Title for a touchy person

39. Sneaky

40. Head shop purchase

41. “Word”

42. Opera that ends in the Temple of Vulcan

43. Real estate page item

46. Title for a Romeo

50. Tear

51. Marissa Mayer’s company

52. Undercover officer’s shout,
upon revealing him or herself

55. Title for a haughty type

60. Waste fuel

61. Smithwick’s, for one

62. Thom Yorke and J.K. Rowling’s school

63. Karaoke need, briefly

64. Coveted


1. What some joints smoke?

2. Perrier, to the French

3. Suffix with Gator

4. Take advantage of

5. Highly resonant Indian drums

6. Weeks-early delivery

7. “Card Players Quarreling” artist Jan

8. Midback muscle, briefly

9. “Xanadu” band

10. Critically acclaimed role-playing game in the “Elder Scrolls” series

11. Nearsighted toon

12. Message on a candy heart

13. Photocopied punk rock publications

15. Govt. debt instrument

20. Sacha Baron of stunt comedy

22. Adams who writes “The Straight Dope”

23. Itching

24. Tweet, e.g.

25. You might have a shot at them

26. Roman numeral in a Shakespeare title

27. Noir-era slang for legs

30. Stand for driving

31. Finished off

32. Camping in a camper

33. Noir-era slang for a safecracker

35. Bigger than big

36. Straddle, say

37. Apt to, um ... sorry, what was I saying?

38. South American monkey

42. Scene-ending words

43. “The Namesake” author Jhumpa

44. Like some modern mustaches

45. Urban blights

46. Choice

47. Name on a sign outside a house for sale

48. Empty

49. Arabic honorific

53. Nickel, e.g.

54. For each

56. “Now it’s like ‘Murder, ___ Wrote’ once I get you out them clothes” (R. Kelly lyric)

57. Baled stuff

58. ___ flottante (French dessert)

59. Conference series parodied by
“Onion Talks”