Crossword: ''Just playing''

It's what's on the outside that counts.
By MATT JONES  |  February 11, 2009

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Across
1 Univ. guy with status
5 Two fives for ___
9 MySpace adjunct, perhaps
13 Poland's Walesa
14 Average knucklehead
16 Seldom seen
17 ___ Spumante (sparkling wine)
18 Phrase in a Spanish Valentine's Day card
19 The yoke's on them
20 Red MacGregor, McEwan's Lager, or Tennent's Super, in pubs
23 Listening device
24 Start of long-distance dialing
25 Atlantic Coast clock setting: abbr.
26 College football championship circuit: abbr.
29 Lowlife
31 With 45-across, contact a pedestrian from a tall building, in a way
34 Public hanging?
36 The other woman
37 Race place, for short
38 Play like the phrases at 20-across, 31/45-across and 57-across?
41 Actress Fisher of 2007's "Hot Rod"
43 Ring bearer, maybe
44 "Chuck" network
45 See 31-across
48 Otherworldly
52 "Danny and the Dinosaur" author Hoff
53 El ___ (Spanish hero)
54 Woolly female
56 Pull the plug on
57 Understaffed situation
60 "___ it in a heartbeat!"
63 ___-Croatian
64 "___ Nagila"
65 It may come with answers
66 Courtroom drama, e.g.
67 Gluttonous exchange student on "The Simpsons"
68 To a degree
69 Lord's worker
70 Sci-fi conventiongoer, stereotypically
Down
1 N-test events
2 Distilled spirit from the agave plant
3 Armed swimmers
4 IOU of sorts
5 Actor Sean of the "Lord of the Rings" series
6 Grad school papers
7 "In the Valley of ___" (Tommy Lee Jones movie)
8 Person who really counts?
9 Bert's prominent feature
10 Airport of the SW U.S.
11 Refinable rock
12 ___-Y
15 Come really close to
21 "___ is human..."
22 Greek vowel
26 Fictional character often introduced last name first
27 Cow's mouthful
28 Farm structure
30 Cousin of a cockatoo
32 Spanish actress often seen on "The Love Boat"
33 Chop into tiny bits
35 Least likely to be spotted
38 Downhill racer
39 Ducks, when moving around
40 "Since ___ Gone" (Kelly Clarkson song)
41 "___ alive!"
42 Just short
46 "That's gross!"
47 Home entertainment area with a sink
49 Give a new ranking
50 "Well!"
51 Actor Furlong of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
55 Author Virginia
57 "The Usual Suspects" bad guy Keyser ___
58 Lake near Niagara Falls
59 "Street Fighter: The Legend of ___-Li" (2009 movie)
60 Figs. averaging 100
61 The Captain and Tennille, e.g.
62 Poorly lit

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