Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Jan 23, 2011 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 61, Across Lite

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. I.R.S. agents wildly making claims (9) : ASSERTING
6. Gets ready to shoot birds in a barnyard (5) : COCKS
9. Dangerous agent added to Italian city lawyer's retinue (9,6) : ANDROMEDASTRAIN
10. Mother was introduced to one of today's leading playwrights (5) : MAMET
11. Board openings in no way complete things for auditors (9) : KNOTHOLES
12. Young lady holding unoriginal ceremonies near the end (4,5) : LASTRITES
14. Food common at dinner or after one (5) : PASTA
15. The first person in diplomacy silently understood (5) : TACIT
17. Sort of stem from "Cheers" conversation (9) : ROOTSTALK
19. Skip around tavern yard and barely get wet? (6-3) : SKINNYDIP
21. Shankar's ending a blast with Indian music (5) : RAGAS
23. Note: credit card's wrong, and you were right (1,5,9) : ISTANDCORRECTED
24. Bulletin board items required payment for speakers (5) : TACKS
25. Parent led travels for a distant world (3,6) : REDPLANET
1. Spook with a large tentacle (5) : ALARM
2. Stomach acidosis strangely mixing pain and pleasure (15) : SADOMASOCHISTIC
3. Bird list containing nothing (7) : ROOSTER
4. Improve the condition of creakiest athlete (3-6) : ICESKATER
5. Nicaragua now carries Peruvian fertilizer (5) : GUANO
6. Heard of tomato sauce? Join the rest of us (5,2) : CATCHUP
7. Actor who portrayed Henry VIII's show of mirth in dance (7,8) : CHARLESLAUGHTON
8. Principal of school and head of staff listen for dangerous fish (4,5) : SANDSHARK
12. Tough job assignment: unfortunately, that's life (4,5) : LATESHIFT
13. One of today's leading playwrights reportedly blocked at the opening (9) : STOPPERED
16. People renting properties with a number of bugs (7) : TENANTS
18. New ruler as strange as something in a dream (7) : SURREAL
20. Delaware company restricted room furnishings (5) : DECOR
22. Expressing regret in response to an Egyptian president (5) : SADAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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