Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Feb 17, 2013 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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

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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Users of coins changing cash in motels (4,8) : SLOTMACHINES
8. Queue for dinner item called out (5) : PLAIT
9. Chuck has gang getting plastered (9) : SPACKLING
11. Candidates for garnishing meals of a sun god? (8) : RADISHES
12. Character drawn by Hergé somewhat unstintingly (6) : TINTIN
14. Good, the first number is missing (4) : GONE
15. Support a reptile breeder (10) : PROPAGATOR
18. Drug seller, a marijuana man, with auto club (10) : APOTHECARY
19. Letters one of the guys read aloud (4) : MAIL
21. Find out about Sam's bagel choice (6) : SESAME
23. Rush, playing set point (4,2,2) : STEPONIT
25. Sniper who shot dockside V.I.P. (9) : SHIPOWNER
26. Fire barrier provides concrete support (5) : REBAR
27. Standard ruler's unit of length for a garage spot (7,5) : PARKINGSPACE
1. Great audience response to Stanley, a dog from Down Under (8,1) : STANDINGO
2. Not very smart of us to be at sea (6) : OBTUSE
3. Bigoted notion from where mother gets her local views? (6,4) : MASTERRACE
4. Get sore guy in Britain (4) : CHAP
5. Ideas for little Rorschach spots? (8) : INKLINGS
6. Be wrongheaded about another gender having no leadership (5) : EXIST
7. Visual aid for love, according to a guy's first girls (5,7) : OPERAGLASSES
10. Salon greeter cryptically presented place to buy a range of stuff (7,5) : GENERALSTORE
13. Health resort gets out flab around the waist (5,5) : SPARETIRES
16. Shower taken by board that may be directed (9) : TRAINABLE
17. Image of Erin's rhinestone? (8) : SHAMROCK
20. Old warring faction of Greece back at talks (6) : SPARTA
22. Knife a Hindu god called the Destroyer (5) : SHIVA
24. A premiere of "Nutcracker" showing soon (4) : ANON

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

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