Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Feb 07, 1999 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 61, Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. City editor edited Time (7) : DETROIT
5. Grotesque horse biting hack (7) : MACABRE
9. It's primarily big and nonrigid! (5) : BLIMP
10. A 12-in. drawer repaired at a later time (9) : AFTERWARD
11. Scorn new substitute worker in bed (8) : CONTEMPT
12. Control right source of milk (6) : RUDDER
14. Fish seems to be headless (4) : EELS
15. Common people having 50 words of greeting (10) : PLEASANTRY
18. One stealing flag displays clever ruse (4,6) : BASERUNNER
19. Uh-huh, the old sound of contentment (4) : YEAH
22. Remained serious at hearing (6) : STAYED
24. One who arrives carrying set electronic device (8) : COMPUTER
26. Socially uncomfortable one everybody turned to make fun of (3,2,4) : ILLATEASE
27. The rodent has to eat slowly (5) : ERODE
28. To count from beginning to end (7) : TOTALLY
29. Rags people who make lace (7) : TATTERS
1. She comes out with broken lace -- it's a disaster (7) : DEBACLE
2. Mathematicians may study these improper integrals (9) : TRIANGLES
3. Big bird circles quarry (6) : OSPREY
4. Bouncer is a bum with nothing to rule (10) : TRAMPOLINE
5. It's not true, girl, as Daffy Duck might say (4) : MYTH
6. Song about country revelry (8) : CAROUSAL
7. Make cognac, for the most part (5) : BRAND
8. "Old Yeller" remake gets poor grade (7) : ELDERLY
13. Evil fellow (violent one) leaving (10) : MALEVOLENT
16. New, yet not new, game (6-3) : TWENTYONE
17. Poor relation from the East (8) : ORIENTAL
18. Leader of band to help musician (7) : BASSIST
20. Cheer up, study point sets (7) : HARDENS
21. No longer in bed, tired, but happy (6) : UPBEAT
23. Distribute a regressive tax (5) : ALLOT
25. Not just one Mr. X follower (4) : MANY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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