Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 07, 2003 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 67, Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
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1. Parkland back in the times o' yesteryear (8) : YOSEMITE
5. Talks of southern mountains (6) : SPEAKS
9. Announced small rooms for hawks (5) : SELLS
10. Alpine cat altered California cliff (2,7) : ELCAPITAN
12. Long story associated with log in earthquake area (9) : EPICENTER
13. Climb without a trail (5) : SCENT
14. Rocky range seen via radar, flying (6,6) : SIERRANEVADA
19. Park official is what a driver might call "alien" (6,6) : FORESTRANGER
22. Brown planks of wood, except for the first (5) : UMBER
24. Bard's dance with a woodland creature (9) : BALLADEER
26. Bears damaged trees a lot (9) : TOLERATES
27. One competes with rock-climbers? (5) : IVIES
28. Gopher or woodchuck in lair surrounded by garbage (6) : RODENT
29. Wise, catching shade in rocky stretch? (5,3) : STONEAGE
1. They agree, enemy's bad (6) : YESMEN
2. Ollie's playing in the sun on the Riviera (6) : SOLEIL
3. Enigmas in my TV show about Time (9) : MYSTERIES
4. Stealing article on foot (5) : THEFT
6. Brit who kept a diary of peers in conversation (5) : PEPYS
7. Battle for an item of neckwear and headwear (8) : ANTIETAM
8. Hazard also involved in part of a seat belt (4,4) : SANDTRAP
11. Some nectar I spilled (7) : CERTAIN
15. Cheese and toast, undercooked and nibbled (7) : RAREBIT
16. Height of happiness, capturing two parts of Everest (9) : ELEVATION
17. Waving a couple of flippers, say (8) : AFLUTTER
18. Larry of the Celtics turned, ran and bounced the basketball (8) : DRIBBLED
20. I rent a convertible, with help in sight (6) : RETINA
21. Castaway changed course (6) : CRUSOE
23. Explorer announced showing broadcast again (5) : RERAN
25. Hungarian composer with tip for audience (5) : LISZT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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