02.21.13 — ROUGH

“Moby-Dick swam swiftly round and round the wrecked crew.”
1902 illustration by I. W. Taber of the final chase of Moby-Dick
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Puzzle by Paul Hunsberger / Edited by Will Shortz

ROUGH / AROUND THE / EDGES (32D. With 21- and 25-Down, lacking refinement … like this puzzle’s grid?), along with ROUGH found within four entries on the edges of the crossword; e.g., DROUGHT (1A. Dust Bowl phenomenon), BOROUGHS (13D. New York City composition), THOROUGH (36D. Leaving no stone unturned) and TROUGHS (70A. Seafloor features) constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword.
People in the puzzle — Captain AHAB, EDUARDO Saverin, Joseph EDY, ESAU (Biblical hunter), Walter MATTHAU, NEWT Gingrich, Saint OLAF, Carl ORFF, SAM of “Bewitched“, Pope Paolo SESTO, Ringo STARR, TROI (Enterprise counselor), UMA Thurman, UNION REP (Worker‘s advocate).

"…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Moby-Dick, Chapter 135. "The Chase.—Third Day

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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 8. Word with oyster or rose; 11. Chatter; 14. “Verrry interesting!”; 15. Facebook co-founder Saverin; 17. Total; 18. Shades, e.g.; 19. Travel option; 20. “Grand, ungodly, godlike man” of fiction; 22. Latin lover’s whisper; 23. It might avoid a collar; 24. “No ___!”; 25. Biblical hunter; 27. Last Pope Paolo, numerically; 29. Goose : gaggle :: ___ : knot; 30. Hotel room option; 31. Be off; 33. Press; 35. Hierarchical level: Abbr.; 36. Charmin and others, for short; 39. Started; 41. Hi-___; 42. Move like a 29-Across; 43. Stipend source; 44. “Bewitched” wife, familiarly; 46. Norway’s patron saint; 48. Skedaddles; 50. Spin-heavy shot; 54. Spin-o-___ (360-degree hockey maneuver; 55. Commercial snack cakes; 57. Unbelievable, say; 58. A satellite may be kept in it; 60. First name in the 2012 Republican primary; 61. Enterprise counselor; 62. Private performances?; 64. Discuss in detail; 66. Pull in the driveway, say; 67. Orchestrate; 68. Suffers from; 69. What cats and waves do. — DOWN: 1. Overshadows; 2. Traditional Irish brew; 3. Radio format; 4. Howl; 5. Econ. Stat; 6. ___ blazes; 7. ___ wonder (Tone Loc or Crowded House, e.g.); 8. Apiarist’s facial display; 9. Big name in ice cream; 10. Offenbach’s “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour,” e.g.; 11. Like frying vis-à-vis baking; 122. Unwillingness to yield; 16. Every seven days; 28. “Carmina Burana” composer; 34. Cracker topper; 36. Leaving no stone unturned; 37. One is named for the explorer James Ross; 38. Mass junk mailers; 47. Islam, e.g.; 49. “Who cares?”; 51. Unisex wrap; 52. Shed, with “off”; 53. In groups; 56. “Octopus’s Garden” singer; 59. Utility belt item; 63. Actress Thurman; 65. Sign of a hit.

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