Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 03, 2006 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
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1. Strong persuasion I'd put in hint (12) : INTIMIDATION
9. Went on burro's back in Wild West show (5) : RODEO
10. One clue concerning what you may eat in a trattoria (9) : ANTIPASTO
11. True hint for the sound of chimes (8) : TINKLING
12. After fighting, visited Polish hub (6) : WARSAW
13. Most comfortable hint about Beethoven's Ninth (8) : SNUGGEST
15. Washington — quite unsteady (6) : WAVERY
18. Aircraft company's existence requiring oxygen (6) : BOEING
19. Completely empty, with not a clue cracked (5,3) : CLEANOUT
21. Harmony with a C string (6) : ACCORD
23. Hints, of course, by jailbirds (8) : SOUPCONS
26. Small clue: love is man's primary spiritual practice (9) : SHINTOISM
27. Stop wearing gold for so long (5) : ADIEU
28. Proofs derived from five clues (12) : VINDICATIONS
1. Service contract for one new set of teeth (9) : INDENTURE
2. Carol Fish (5) : TROLL
3. Caught in muddle, Elizabeth I's mother displays malice (8) : MEANNESS
4. See fruit (4) : DATE
5. Show's biggest star to lead a grandma (3,6) : TOPBANANA
6. Saharan refuge with nothing unchanged (5) : OASIS
7. Old Roman bus straddling rut (6) : BRUTUS
8. Land awry on ground (6) : NORWAY
14. Hollywood's Mr. Wilder judged and produced (9) : GENERATED
16. Study of Adam Smith's coin comes unglued (9) : ECONOMICS
17. Farm tool revamped for car accessory (5,3) : FLOORMAT
18. Cook imitates a donkey for your listening pleasure? (6) : BRAISE
20. Thin paper for Times's first edition (6) : TISSUE
22. Hot food that sounds like it's cold (5) : CHILI
24. 88 keys in thespian organization (5) : PIANO
25. 500 = 100 = 0 (4) : DISC

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

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