Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jan 25, 1998 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Outdoes former Communist leader with lofty lines (6) : EXCELS
4. Witty conversation about Norm and Peg (8) : REPARTEE
10. Proceeds to eat nearly every bakery product (3,4) : TEACAKE
11. To feel affection for teacher is hopeless, in part (7) : CHERISH
12. Read an exotic piece of poetry -- it makes you excited (10) : ADRENALINE
13. Returning to scold false witness (4) : LIAR
15. Struggle continued briefly to conclusion (7) : CONTEND
17. Vermin-catching cat catches large snake (7) : RATTLER
19. Sneaky editor returns five notes (7) : DEVIOUS
21. Puts the finishing touches on brown part of tape recorder (7) : CAPSTAN
23. Rejected clue: "A kind of bread" (4) : PITA
24. Writes about Net stars (10) : PENTANGLES
27. Reportedly, freedom fighter is a thug (7) : GORILLA
28. Individual shot at viper (7) : PRIVATE
29. High temperatures confused Einstein (8) : NINETIES
30. Discriminating religious group includes the French (6) : SELECT
1. "Spellbound" opening on the first of December (9) : ENTRANCED
2. Bond suppresses great shame (7) : CHAGRIN
3. One man's lie destroyed an actor (4,6) : LIAMNEESON
5. Strange old explorer holding country's first coin (9) : ECCENTRIC
6. Truly first-rate fellows (4) : AMEN
7. Unimportant test taken around six (7) : TRIVIAL
8. Base three number? (5) : ETHER
9. We're told the man will get better (4) : HEAL
14. Enter awful pitiedness (4,6) : STEPINSIDE
16. Reckless speed disrupted pace (9) : DESPERATE
18. Reawakening near winding trail (9) : RENASCENT
20. Professional moving vehicle carrying fancy tree (7) : VETERAN
22. Cultivated land to eternity (7) : TILLAGE
23. One who doesn't believe dad raised badger (5) : PAGAN
25. The best spinners (4) : TOPS
26. It's not a natural place to live (4) : FLAT
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