Cryptic 15x15 American Crossword - Compiled By auroravortex

Date: 02 Sep 2015

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Across

1. His last name is 9,460,730,472,580,800 metres long (4)
5. Friend of 1 Across, or a means of making a print (4)
9. You can read this with a laser (4)
13. How you'd describe 1 Across and 5 Across (two words) (4)
14. Tends to rise to the top (5)
16. Do _____ others (4)
17. You _____ ? (4)
18. People who went to war with Great Britain in 1878 (5)
19. Something a con man perpetrates (4)
20. Statement proven on the basis of previously established statements (7)
22. Conjugate base of CH3CH(OH)CO2H; at rest you're at 1-2 mmol per L (but Mad exercise can put you at 24) (7)
24. An essential act in making espresso or in landscaping (4)
25. Of baseball and salary (3)
26. Where 18 Across lived (6)
29. Volcanoes can be erupting, active, _______ or extinct (7)
33. Bob gave you money if this was right; now Drew does instead (5)
34. Forward, the second largest city in Nigeria; backward, what you claim to have when you 'call it' (2 words) (4)
35. Gamer insult (4)
37. Acronym for either a type of sexual activity or an artery that supplies the heart (3)
38. In ancient use, the shield of Zeus or Athena; in modern use, a ship based missile guidance and combat system (5)
39. Thomas Anderson's other name (3)
40. Forward, something water does slowly; backward, something Pip does prodigiously (4)
42. A. Lincoln: 'These dead shall not have died in _____ ' (4)
43. Commissioned officers in a navy ranking just below captains (abbr.) (5)
45. Bill Gates was a famous ________ of Harvard (7)
47. The pinking type of these leave a zigzag pattern (6)
48. A fetus develops in the amniotic type of this (3)
49. A simple, unattached, typically unimproved enclosed shelter; don't get taken behind the wood type (4)
50. Your fastest time around the racetrack constitutes your _____ ____ (2 words) (7)
54. When government breaks down, an area may be controlled by a __________ (7)
58. The bane of greasy teenagers (4)
59. Intricate home ______ (abbr.) (5)
61. Title of nobility in Arab countries (4)
62. What you might do to a steak, or a type of fish (4)
63. A natural earth pigment; from the Greek for 'pale yellow' (5)
64. This rather abominable fellow's name comes from the Nepali word for 'mountain man' (4)
65. An essential ingredient in beer (4)
66. Goats and people have them when they're ready (4)
67. What rubber bands and people can both do under too much pressure (4)

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1. First name of someone who's been in fourth grade since 1989; or acronym for San Francisco public transportation system (4)
2. The 45th state admitted to the United States; is the most religiously homogenous of them (4)
3. This can be demilitarized, temperate, or erogenous (4)
4. Of a cell formed by fertilization (7)
5. Dermatitis (6)
6. Orange haired real estate baron with lofty intentions (5)
7. Transparent sheet used for hand drawn animation; Disney stopped using them in 1990 (abbr.) (3)
8. When you're moving, U can do it yourself (4)
9. Broom and ________ (compound word) (7)
10. Empire in modern day Peru and Chile whose last stronghold was destroyed by the Spanish in 1572 (4)
11. A doctor's 'right now' (4)
12. Kurt Cobain said to ________ as you are (4)
15. This rhetorical device is something you'll TOTALLY figure out, I'm sure (spelled backward) (7)
21. Hearts and cars can both do it (4)
23. Rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice versa (3)
26. 65% of smartphone users download zero of these a month (4)
27. Of potatoes and chicken (5)
28. This has a head but no feet, has a mouth but no teeth, and lies on a bed but never sleeps (5)
29. Most distal part of a limb (5)
30. Norse and Germanic god who is the husband of the goddess Frigg (4)
31. Anagram for the first name of singer Summer (5)
32. ___ ____ is human, to forgive divine (2 words) (5)
34. First name of actor Bridges (4)
36. Another name for the hub of a propeller, or a nickname for a 302 cu. in. engine produced by Ford in 1969 and 1970 (4)
38. Also known as an alligator pear; comes from the Aztec word for 'testicle' (7)
41. Hang these on your bedroom wall or, if you're cheeky, on the ceiling (7)
43. Buddhist contralto known as The Goddess of Pop (4)
44. An annual comedy revue written by med students at the University of Melbourne; also, pieces of music created by fusing existing pieces (7)
46. Name of the dog actor who first played Lassie on television; or, as an acronym, a computer programming language (3)
47. Indivisible units of capital expressing the ownership relationship between a company and individuals; or, what a well behaved child does (6)
49. Code name for the beach used for the landing of Allied forces on D-Day; or a weapon whose earliest iterations date to 1,600 BCE (5)
50. Baroque composer; about a third of his cantatas have been lost to antiquity (4)
51. In Greek mythology, a nymph cursed by Hera and made to only be able to speak the last few words spoken to her (4)
52. Crackle and Pop have got his back (4)
53. Dry measurement that constitutes a quarter of a bushel (4)
55. Portent or presage (4)
56. Name of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane which was the fourth-most intense of all time (4)
57. Slang for intravenous therapy (4)
60. 22nd letter in the Greek alphabet, between phi and psi; or, in the Odinani religion, one's personal spiritual guardian (3)