Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Feb 16, 2003 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
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1. Alfred Molina cracked case for papers (6,6) : MANILAFOLDER
8. Awfully moronic character from Greece (7) : OMICRON
9. Decoration for a room combo (7) : ARMBAND
11. Look at the boil (6) : SEETHE
12. Returned compact, kooky zappers (4,4) : STUNGUNS
14. We back emergency room's Pacific Coast contingent? (10) : WESTERNERS
15. Nautilus captain's sign reading the wrong way (4) : NEMO
17. Part of bun in your mouth? (4) : ROLE
19. One concluding check on underground worker (10) : DETERMINER
22. Not afraid of wrong diner tip (8) : INTREPID
23. Bell and General Electric, back with a seasonal quaff (6) : EGGNOG
25. Ape soldier in speech (7) : GORILLA
26. Love allotment in speech (7) : ORATION
27. Perfection's false, with anarchy ensuing (12) : FLAWLESSNESS
1. Department of a clothing store accepts help for girls (7) : MAIDENS
2. Bats shot near European waters (5,3) : NORTHSEA
3. Tall pine (4) : LONG
4. Praises side order, including coffee order (10) : FLATTERIES
5. My lone cuckoo is yellowish (6) : LEMONY
6. Age before certain obliteration (7) : ERASURE
7. The way crowding is heard in a kind of party (12) : HOUSEWARMING
10. Dashing hopes, record the passing of our youth? (12) : DISCOURAGING
13. Nice detail made terribly crude (10) : INDELICATE
16. Move $1,000 into land like Dubai (8) : EMIGRATE
18. After Gore, pass to the side (7) : LATERAL
20. Letters from Orphan Annie seeking care-givers (7) : NANNIES
21. Guy took a tumble that hurt (6) : FELLOW
24. Some strong disapproval for alcohol stated (4) : BOOS
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