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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Crossword: 'Converse Shoes'

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords

By Ben Tausig

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1. Trampoline sound

6. Certain white powder, casually

10. Teammate of James and Wade

14. Put in prison

15. State with low alcohol content limits

16. Pronoun from way back

17. November 24, 1963 assassination victim

20. “Dallas” channel

21. ___ arthur mountains pizza (as-described photo-collage Tumblr page)

22. Pick

23. Fix so that everything breaks your way

24. “Found ya!”

25. Pairing with vin

27. Financial crisis designation

32. Car accident evidence

33. Chevron competitor

37. Have a nasty bug, say

38. “Sweet” ancestor

41. Show flow

42. Grabs a snooze

45. One in a dependent relationship?

48. Breakfast in bed, say, that’s almost always eaten in disgust

51. Pop singer born in Barbados

54. Pop singer born in the Bronx, to fans

55. “We ___ the 99 percent!”

56. McKellen in a bromance with
Patrick Stewart

57. Ammo in a harmless shooter

58. Test before a Ph.D. program

61. Mated for specific traits

65. ___ one (beer)

66. Site with tech reviews

67. Miscalculated

68. Half of the first couple

69. Popular jams

70. Goofily conspicuous


1. Smack hard, as a baseball

2. A black cat carrying a mirror under a ladder, say

3. “Sure seems like it”

4. Expression of disinterest

5. “Don’t let that male thief get away!”

6. Russian republic known for “throat singing”

7. Absorbed, as a cost

8. Axe

9. Deepak with a holistic approach to being very rich

10. “Oh, forgot 2 mention ...”

11. Butler’s bride

12. MLB commissioner Bud

13. Waffle

18. “Star Wars” president

19. Unemotional

24. About to get a Ph.D., definitely, if not this year then sometime in the next five

26. 1051, to Romans in 1051

27. Old autocrat

28. Merle Haggard or Woody Guthrie

29. Some are essential

30. Three, to Romans in 2014

31. Congolese beast that looks like a zebra

34. The Dude, Walter, and Donny, e.g., at least as a bowling team

35. Mouser of Madrid

36. Times piece

39. Ink, as it were

40. Cold sore relief option

43. Lil Wayne’s “___ Carter V”

44. Available for a hearing?

46. Soothed

47. Site of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash: Abbr.

49. Yoink

50. Pressed Italian sandwich

51. Believer decked out in green, yellow, and red, often

52. “According to this article ...”

53. Very, slangily

57. Cats and dogs, e.g.

58. Angry puppy’s sound

59. Be foul

60. It’s totally out of the mainstream

62. Light lumber source

63. One finished with service

64. Fratty sort