Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Feb 05, 2012 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 71, Across Lite

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dope hauled in a nonstandard manner (4) : DRUG
4. Mixed drink and light verse before English club (4,6) : LIMERICKEY
9. Making a comeback, go on being bad (4) : EVIL
10. Shifting of careless marketing staff (5,5) : SALESFORCE
11. Downright lusty slivovitz (4,6) : PLUMBRANDY
12. Back story given a recitation (4) : TAIL
13. Board bracing connected with marine organisms (10) : PLANKTONIC
16. Bug bite seen from behind (4) : GNAT
17. Some members of safari in the distance (4) : AFAR
18. Man of St. Louis and D.C. leaving stand (musical) (4,6) : STANMUSIAL
20. Capital of Sudan looks odd, initially (4) : OSLO
22. Data buried in hardest-to-find part of the tropics (4,6) : RAINFOREST
24. Digit still more tingly? (4,6) : EVENNUMBER
25. A pop representation of you in texting land (4) : PERU
26. Like some butterflies, I travel on trail (10) : IRIDESCENT
27. Feeling blue jacket material (4) : DOWN
2. Party bar in a retro style? (5) : REVEL
3. Sourdough moldering after getting stirred (4,5) : GOLDMINER
4. Scottish girl holding very unoriginal ceremony (4,5) : LASTRITES
5. Lineman fixed a cause of darkness (7) : MELANIN
6. Rough article carried by Red agent (5) : RASPY
7. Balkan republic's leader in winter wear (5) : CROAT
8. Movable lead chain and ball of wax? (9) : ENCHILADA
14. Guardian angel breaking Ali's fever (9) : LIFESAVER
15. Christmas trees circled by Santa's reindeer top the list (4,5) : COMEFIRST
16. Good traps confused snail (9) : GASTROPOD
19. Nice question of self-doubt? (7) : AMIABLE
21. Had dressed in robes after commencement (5) : OWNED
22. Trouncings Republican makes publicly known (5) : ROUTS
23. Bedding material shows blemishes when reversed (5) : STRAW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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