Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jan 10, 2010 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 61, Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wound up and pitched, as they say (7) : THROUGH
5. Brilliant cast all rest (7) : STELLAR
9. Ragged, topless and relieved (5) : EASED
10. Minor-league infielders ultimately accept demotion (9) : ABASEMENT
11. Aimed at sailor, cop, newspaperman (8) : TARGETED
12. Thin-paper Time edition (6) : TISSUE
14. Bar false witness's return (4) : RAIL
15. Finally writes small article: "Cunning Lover" (10) : SWEETHEART
18. I represent new business organization (10) : ENTERPRISE
19. Refuses to practice (4) : WONT
22. Smooth, like John Paul II (6) : POLISH
24. "Free Latvia's leader," I scold (8) : LIBERATE
26. Tailor a long coat having a geometric shape (9) : OCTAGONAL
27. Toss out some of the victims (5) : EVICT
28. Poet and essayist confused mere boy (7) : EMERSON
29. Feel sorry about alien in group of attendants (7) : RETINUE
1. Cinema opening of "Top Gun" (7) : THEATER
2. Holding back coach among others (9) : RESTRAINT
3. Victoria's Secret line lives again? (6) : UNDIES
4. Chuck, in a tie, rising up to the sky (10) : HEAVENWARD
5. Sing "shoobie-doobie-doobie-shoo" (4) : SCAT
6. Otto, in England, possessing fine vision (8) : EYESIGHT
7. English city is up by the sound (5) : LEEDS
8. Go back and pick up another tab? (7) : RETREAT
13. Actor Miller, for one, keeps name in spite of that (3,7) : BENSTILLER
16. Bother to mete out reverence (9) : ADORATION
17. Newspapers covering lifetime forecasts (8) : PRESAGES
18. Former Mideast group about to investigate (7) : EXPLORE
20. Settler sabotaged part of a bridge (7) : TRESTLE
21. Faction holding the French pick (6) : SELECT
23. Second unfinished coffee (5) : LATTE
25. One performing in a little while (4) : ANON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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