Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Feb 20, 2000 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. According to graduate, fellow is a Southerner (8) : ALABAMAN
5. Rest fitfully before noon rush (6) : STREAM
10. Position held by stout disciple (7) : APOSTLE
11. Film covering most recent credit cards (7) : PLASTIC
12. Sarcastic dude acting strange about nothing (4-7) : ACIDTONGUED
15. In closing, "Yours truly" is correct (5) : EMEND
16. Senorita's unusual profession (9) : ASSERTION
19. No-win situation for tired husband or wife (9) : STALEMATE
20. Contralto scarcely comprehends opera (5) : TOSCA
21. Work in different enterprises (11) : INTERSPERSE
26. Jerk splitting new trellis (7) : LATTICE
27. Strip of land is, accordingly, outside Morocco's capital (7) : ISTHMUS
28. Drunken Ike embraced by boy (6) : SODDEN
29. Diligent boss promises to pay (8) : STUDIOUS
1. Too bad King has changed direction (4) : ALAS
2. Jot half the alphabet (4) : ATOM
3. With one leg on either side of a piece of riding gear, holding tips of the reins (9) : ASTRADDLE
4. New camera in a Smithsonian exhibit (9) : AMERICANA
6. An author or two (5) : TWAIN
7. She's a nut, it turns out! (10) : ENTHUSIAST
8. Balkan club with Donald and Ian (10) : MACEDONIAN
9. Coming up: the best ad on TV (4) : SPOT
13. Poem I recited where Louis lived (10) : VERSAILLES
14. Of French, Virginia said, "Wasted" (10) : DEVASTATED
17. Antisperm compound -- it may be put in gum (9) : SPEARMINT
18. Went back and bought another round (9) : RETREATED
22. Put up or tear down, they say (5) : RAISE
23. Look up and down (4) : PEEP
24. Commandant holding back stuff for the troops (4) : AMMO
25. Goddess personifies echoes (4) : ISIS
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