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Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

Crossword: 'Pairing Down'

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords

By Ben Tausig

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1. “We’re good to go” gestures

8. Intimate detail?

15. “You’re lying!”

16. Soft marker point

17. One way to turn on a snowboard

18. People who go along with anything,
as it were

19. Words repeated in Buster Poindexter’s “Hot Hot Hot”

20. Sidewalks, e.g.

21. “___ Fiction”

22. Hard-living singer James

23. Screening agcy.

26. Massiveness

28. Wrath

30. Fathers who don’t get married

32. Mendes in “The Place Beyond the Pines”

33. Some examples of 8-Acrosses

35. Best Upset and Best Play, for two

36. “I wanna!”

38. Opposer of background checks: Abbr.

39. “Screw off”

40. Cold and waiting to get drunk

41. French toast

43. German article

44. University whose mascot is
Riptide the Pelican

46. Sartorius muscle locale

47. Plantarflexion muscle locales

48. Search for intelligence

49. Pitcher-turned-sportscaster Hershiser

51. B-boy connection?

53. “Suppose that ...”

54. British character Bertram on “The Office”

57. Orange juice cocktails

60. Self-cutting, e.g.?

61. Morning show specialty

62. Gets by

63. Improvised section for a soloist

64. Show disdain for


1. Savvy about

2. Word before Moe Dee or G Rap,
in hip-hop names

3. Uncle Cliff, Aunt Crag, Cousin Bluff, etc.?

4. Innocent response to “Are you smoking that cigarette inside?”

5. Question intensely

6. Shot barely taken?

7. Go out with

8. Key of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

9. Buick coupe until 1991

10. King of the borscht?

11. Reasons for an exam after a hookup: Abbr.

12. Judge Lance in the Simpson and
Keating trials

13. Sharp turn

14. They’re longer than singles

20. Protest against squished conditions inside Easter candy packaging?

23. Monthly ranking in Tiger Beat?

24. Place an obstacle in front of

25. Green light

26. Slaves of Sparta

27. Square

29. Executes, as a computer program

31. Org. that recently voted to accept openly gay troops

33. TV chef, to her critics?

34. Word after garage or porch

37. Record label that was absorbed by Geffen

42. One living under anti-gay laws even harsher than in Kansas

45. Mock

47. Protection against lurid search content

50. Intro to French class for a fluent French speaker, e.g.

52. Japanese watch company

53. John’s costar in “Say Anything”

55. 50 Cent’s “___ Club”

56. Showbiz award “grand slam”: Abbr.

57. Karaoke need, casually

58. ___ Garten (the “Barefoot Contessa”)

59. Nuts

60. Rescue squad letters