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Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

Crossword: Happy Returns

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords

By Ben Tausig

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1. During

5. Tip off

10. Nitpicker’s need

14. Hairy gay man, as it were

15. Giving type?

16. “Eyes Wide Shut” event

17. Alternate logo for the University of Iowa?

19. Title character in a 2003 Pixar film

20. Beethoven’s Third

21. “Be Somebody... or Be Somebody’s Fool!” singer

23. “It is what it is,” e.g.

27. Ritz alternative

31. West Bank area, once

34. Tool that Superman’s archenemy uses to help hang paintings?

36. Xbox ___

37. Like a black light poster

39. Rate

40. Spot in the ocean

42. Made a choice

43. Game strategy?

44. Number of starters in the Baseball-Bundesliga

45. Gave out like a library

47. “If You See Something, Say Something” transit org.

48. What you’ll get if you take the correct deductions from the original phrases in 17-, 34-, and 64-Across

50. “Indeed, I see now”

52. Incredible bargain

53. Texas oil company whose name comes from the Spanish for “treasure”

55. Suburban letters

57. Don’s contractor

61. “Do you mind?”

64. Malia’s command to the family dog when it’s time to return to Pennsylvania Avenue?

68. Kinship group

69. Volunteer’s phrase

70. It’s a bad sign

71. Dynasty before the creation of the Republic of China

72. Former NFL quarterback Tim whose name became a dictionary-recognized verb in 2012

73. See


1. French cleric

2. Israeli leader Golda born in Kiev

3. He calls jealousy a “green-eyed monster”

4. Halloween special effects agent

5. Common first name in the Stevenson political family

6. Internet acronym rarely meant literally

7. Brian who hasn’t yet joined Neil Diamond in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

8. Be part of a crew

9. Basic barbering request

10. Offense for offending the judge

11. Native metal

12. James Bond movie studio

13. Letters on some party invitations

18. Razzle-dazzle

22. Wu-Tang producer

24. Prepare to share, as an article in the paper

25. Ingredient in solvents

26. Uses, as energy

28. Like a yes-man

29. Beer made by the same company as
Dos Equis

30. Colombian snacks

31. They’re rolled before getting baked

32. Move out of Washington?

33. With the works, perhaps

35. Robert Louis Stevenson character

38. Massage deeply

41. Apt to incense

46. Cartoon spun off from “Beavis and Butt-head”

49. Tree on a golf course

51. Phallic conveyance

54. “That is crazy!”

56. IOU

58. Molly, initially

59. “Wanna make ___?”

60. Bar ___

61. John Wayne film set in Seattle

62. Boxer in the first-ever pay-per-view match

63. Chinese chef Martin

65. Call for Lionel Messi

66. Org. that expanded its use of instant replay this year

67. Freudian concept often misused in everyday language