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NY Times, Sun, Feb 27, 2011 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Brian Greer
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 80, Across Lite
1
C
2
B
3
P
4
H
5
C
6
U
7
H
U
R
T
8
C
A
S
A
B
L
A
N
C
9
A
A
U
10
P
R
I
O
H
S
11
L
A
N
C
A
S
T
E
R
12
C
R
A
S
H
E
E
N
H
R
E
13
T
I
T
A
N
I
14
C
15
F
R
E
E
M
A
N
E
U
R
E
16
A
17
C
A
D
E
M
Y
A
W
18
A
R
D
S
L
I
N
L
19
P
L
A
T
20
O
O
N
21
C
H
I
C
22
A
G
23
O
S
N
S
B
N
A
24
H
A
N
K
S
25
G
L
26
A
D
I
A
T
O
R
A
I
E
I
T
S
H
I
27
W
A
S
H
I
N
G
T
O
N
28
P
E
N
N
H
N
I
P
M
G
© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
7. Damage produced by river getting into shack (4) : HURT
8. Old chess champion exchanging pawn for second in this African city (10) : CASABLANCA
11. Repaired ancestral royal house in England (9) : LANCASTER
12. In which cars disastrously hit! (5) : CRASH
13. It ain't awfully compact, to begin with - it's colossal (7) : TITANIC
15. Republican in charge many diminished as liberated type (7) : FREEMAN
16. [What all the other Across answers have in common] (7,6) : ACADEMYAWARDS
19. Philosophical pioneer running military unit (7) : PLATOON
21. Smart answer - leave for my kind of town, going by air? (7) : CHICAGO
24. Little time left from main contents of acceptance speeches for lots of yarns (5) : HANKS
25. Man facing a lion, maybe, is 'appy 'e devoured that woman, we 'ear (9) : GLADIATOR
27. Saw nothing odd in city and state being on opposite sides (10) : WASHINGTON
28. Quaker leader making minimal change? Not quite (4) : PENN
1. First or second part of dance allowed in mountain dwelling (6) : CHALET
2. Mona Lisa, for one, producing main impact around Louvre, ultimately (6) : BRUNET
3. Role in "Spartacus" (4) : PART
4. Hot tune in musical (4) : HAIR
5. Close-fitting hat silly Chloe put over her head (6) : CLOCHE
6. Husband entering without a weapon, safe and sound (8) : UNHARMED
9. Deadly pale, like female apt to brood (5) : ASHEN
10. Used revolutionary filming technique, heavily criticized (6) : PANNED
14. From capsicum, Indians extract curry seasoning (5) : CUMIN
15. Female circulated centime - it's worthless now in Paris (5) : FRANC
17. Tending to be exclusive, tavern's set up amidst confrontation (8) : CLANNISH
18. Excuses a large bird (6) : ALIBIS
19. Expression of irritation from Irish-born author under pressure (5) : PSHAW
20. Stuff in bone that makes strange noises (6) : OSSEIN
22. Piece of patriotic music the man composed (6) : ANTHEM
23. A place for fighting with nothing on, having a row (6) : OARING
25. Popular movie of 1958 seen in private, perhaps, more than once (4) : GIGI
26. Characters in front of queue, we hear, in dominant position (4) : ATOP

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

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