Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Nov 24, 2002 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:RIchard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. The highest normal total (9) : PARAMOUNT
6. Works at ballet moves (5) : PLIES
9. Delineating nothing retrogressive during excursion (9) : OUTLINING
10. Unfinished piece of music enthralls one vocal group (5) : CHOIR
11. Thin beam broken by person in stripes (6) : RAREFY
12. Usual position - next to a road (8) : STANDARD
13. Texas city lawyers admit everything (6) : DALLAS
15. Dancer and friends check instrument backing (8) : REINDEER
19. In retrospect, call spending limits alien (8) : SPACEMAN
20. Immediately relax in post office (6) : PRESTO
21. Like dad, pilot has broken heart (8) : FATHERLY
23. Small, liberal part of the population (6) : SAMPLE
26. Capital Greek letters, you say? (5) : CAIRO
27. Saying softly, "Freedom of choice" (9) : PLATITUDE
28. It's viewed by the audience! (5) : SCENE
29. Doctor finds Ice-T free of germs (9) : DISINFECT
1. In favor of rudest new projects (9) : PROTRUDES
2. It goes around and around, up and down (5) : ROTOR
3. Computer master's at home with brother and me (9) : MAINFRAME
4. One piece of ammunition (4) : UNIT
5. Acting as one to win the woman (8) : TOGETHER
6. Cooked canape without a nut (5) : PECAN
7. More than one devotee is about to procrastinate (9) : IDOLATERS
8. Run inside, take off a bit (5) : SHRED
14. Dumbest, at any rate (9) : LEASTWISE
16. Rushed up to share story (9) : NARRATION
17. Surprisingly, vote loser is president (9) : ROOSEVELT
18. Girl ran easily and ran hard (8) : GALLOPED
21. Dope is effective after Friday (5) : FACTS
22. "Eat Away at Endless Time": a poem (5) : ERODE
24. Cut fruit (5) : PRUNE
25. Girl group going topless (4) : LASS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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