Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 19, 2004 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 73, Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Thespian’s angst ruined the first gag (5,6) : STAGEFRIGHT
7. Exciting new CD in May (7) : DYNAMIC
8. An old horse-and-sheep mixture (7) : ANAGRAM
10. Bestow a prize on a city district (5) : AWARD
11. Put back in control before delay (9) : REINSTALL
12. A ski-town education was useful (7) : AVAILED
13. Check anger (4,3) : TICKOFF
15. Frank prepared for punt (2-5) : UPFRONT
18. Company doc able to get some laughs (7) : COMEDIC
20. Singing cowboy’s Vichy water taken by well-heeled folks (4,5) : GENEAUTRY
22. Opera tour features one of a Greek sorority (5) : ERATO
23. Spurs limit us when traveling (7) : STIMULI
24. Greeting in places for some Muslims (7) : SHIITES
25. Noh theater’s new fireside setting (11) : HEARTHSTONE
1. St. Nick embracing an electric guitarist (7) : SANTANA
2. A dollar I’m breaking for a Texan with plates? (9) : ARMADILLO
3. Called for more heart in finale (7) : ENCORED
4. Boxer in repose is a clear-thinking person (7) : REALIST
5. Face of Gibson girl in mirror (5) : GLASS
6. Strong wind pulled apart a hairstyle (7) : TORNADO
7. Theater consultants shot at eggs (11) : DRAMATURGES
9. Wrongdoers failing among guys in a cast? (11) : MALEFACTORS
14. Latin-American laborer is changing companies (9) : CAMPESINO
16. Scandinavian terminal discussed (7) : FINNISH
17. Champion birdwatcher’s record of songbirds? (7) : TITLIST
18. Small island employs wild horses (7) : CAYUSES
19. Vessel in Scottish river one conscripted (7) : DRAFTEE
21. Island leads in active rebellion under Bush administration (5) : ARUBA

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

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