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Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

Crossword: 'Bugs in the Program'

Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords

By Ben Tausig

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1. NCAA team that’s been to 33 Rose Bowls

4. California peak for which a soda is named

10. “My turn to be the bad guy in tag”

14. Genre of 65-Across

15. Imposed, as a tax

16. Obstacle in 65-Across that causes the titular enemy to 21-Across/61-Across

17. WWII zone: Abbr.

18. Not knowing right from wrong

19. Othello, ethnically

20. Deg. for a city developer

21. With 61-Across, slowly come to an end, and what this puzzle’s theme answers do

22. Words said with a shrug

24. Weapon for fencing

26. Strained euphemism for “black”

28. Tamil-speaking country

32. “Mad Men” ex

36. Most innuendo-laden

38. Mopey, in slang

39. Active sort

42. Silly toy from China?

45. Rainbow shape

46. Fence in

48. Track and field, e.g.

51. What Tito Puente was “King of”

54. Teegarden of “Friday Night Lights”

56. ___ colada

58. Combs, once

61. See 21-Across

65. Noted arcade classic, and this puzzle’s theme

66. Popular post-arcade version of 65-Across

67. Pulled-out drawers?

69. Nectarine center

70. Web periodical, I guess

71. Consoles on which to play 65-Across

72. Palindromic Dutch city near Arnhem

73. Old New York Times crossword editor Will

74. Going for the most on eBay, say

75. Rapper who feuded with Jay-Z for a time


1. Bill Withers song about a manipulative partner

2. Screws, in the shtetl

3. Rocker Alice in “Wayne’s World”

4. Reuben’s side, perhaps

5. Sphere opening?

6. Mary Kay competitor

7. “Songs in the Key of Life” single dedicated to Ellington

8. Leaves with biscuits, say?

9. Riff on stage

10. Like fewer and fewer children, as from diseases like whooping cough (grrrr...)

11. Subatomic particle

12. “Time ___ My Side”

13. Via, once

23. Bit of lube

25. Cork’s spot

27. Git down in the ring

29. Language spoken across the border from southern China

30. Bad marks for students?

31. Nothing, in Naples

33. Occasion for a surprise attack in ‘nam

34. First site to report on the leaked
Donald Sterling tapes

35. Fan of good crosswords, presumably :)

37. Yorke with a falsetto

39. WC

40. Madness?

41. 1980s TV hookup

43. “This ___ joke, right?”

44. Weed cousin

47. Moolah

49. Malefactor

50. Vicious who overdosed in New York

52. Cheap writing implement

53. Five Nations tribe

55. Black Flag’s second album

57. Puts in the pot

58. “That was a close one!”

59. Bean

60. “David Bowie Asks ___ If They Should Just Do Lasagna Again”: The Onion

62. Mythical monster

63. Consoles on which to play newer versions of 65-Across

64. Cocks usually stay away from it

68. Guess about an Airbus: Abbr.