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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, May 10, 2015 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite

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© 2015, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Place to wash a heavy horn (4) : TUBA
3. For me, America is mankind's friend (10) : PROMETHEUS
9. Laughing out loud at a song by the Kinks (4) : LOLA
10. Optic hairs modified using old saws? (10) : APHORISTIC
11. Gene in existence is hard to grasp (11) : BEWILDERING
15. Quite an odd relic (7) : ANTIQUE
16. An eradicator's job concerning Metro track (7) : REMOVAL
17. A balancer's job part of the day (7) : EVENING
19. Greeting cards for pirates? (7) : HIJACKS
20. In disguise, stage player makes heavenly entrance (6,5) : PEARLYGATES
23. Stupefying drink with exotic olive on top (4,6) : LOVEPOTION
24. Please help a player who slugged for the Cubs (4) : SOSA
25. Corner, in essence, maintains a mean sort of quality (10) : ORNERINESS
26. A female figure in 1970s tennis (4) : ASHE
1. Gossiper sounds like someone who moons you? (10) : TALEBEARER
2. Outspoken beauty, if a sheepish sort (10) : BELLWETHER
4. Stormy petrel, empty or full (7) : REPLETE
5. More brooding wasteland around fall (7) : MOODIER
6. "Skinny Leg" - a lively dance contrivance (11) : THINGAMAJIG
7. U.F.O. fliers grabbing a diner offering (4) : EATS
8. Bit of hosiery and belt (4) : SOCK
12. Fifty-one pounds, pop, for each office product (6,5) : LIQUIDPAPER
13. Nova Scotia reassigned people's hobbies (10) : AVOCATIONS
14. Conservative fails with own near miss (5,5) : CLOSESHAVE
18. Crime of corruption connected with writer of serial crime books (7) : GRAFTON
19. Head of Hollywood admits honors, in a way (7) : HALLOWS
21. Kind of saxophone blown a lot (4) : ALTO
22. Hot spot in Slovenia (4) : OVEN
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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