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NY Times, Sun, Oct 14, 2012 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Rosalie Moscovitch
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite

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© 2012, The New York Times
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1. Forefather featured in romance story (8) : ANCESTOR
5. Isaac swimming around end of Trout Lake in Minnesota (6) : ITASCA
9. Full of vigor and picking up one friend (8) : ANIMATED
10. A large vagrant's records (6) : ALBUMS
12. Start to embellish handle and hollow counter with a glossy surface (9) : ENAMELLED
13. Broadcast commercial in Rio (5) : RADIO
14. Cautious means "having resistance" (4) : WARY
16. Grease protects any piece of rope (7) : LANYARD
19. Peas all over top of dishwasher after train went by (7) : ELAPSED
21. Even current in the sound (4) : TIED
24. Cult's leader upset Igor's dog (5) : CORGI
25. Genius keeps running convent ... (9) : MONASTERY
27. ... while Ray follows tribe's chief on the wrong path (6) : ASTRAY
28. Guy in front of drawer with a scarf (8) : MANTILLA
29. Agreement to have food brought in to sample (6) : TREATY
30. Ma brought back a torte prepared with almond liqueur (8) : AMARETTO
1. Eva gave some bears plants (6) : AGAVES
2. Jail guards point to large reptile (6) : CAIMAN
3. Balance plate of fish? (5) : SCALE
4. Love song about reverend returning blanket (7) : OVERLAY
6. Ole enters brown study with stamina (9) : TOLERANCE
7. Police vehicle Mark used to secure university area (5,3) : SQUADCAR
8. Bacon's ruined; disheartened, Dolores runs away to hide (8) : ABSCONDS
11. Popular performer still heard (4) : IDOL
15. Attacker agitated Alsatians (9) : ASSAILANT
17. Bent charm found under piano (8) : PENCHANT
18. Hair clip Rex almost dropped into nutty batter (8) : BARRETTE
20. Make me a roof (4) : DOME
21. Cat gets close to part of record player (7) : TONEARM
22. New motel imports red wine (6) : MERLOT
23. Energetic person working Monday (6) : DYNAMO
26. Principal takes one lute (5) : SITAR

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