Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

NY Times, Sun, Mar 30, 2003 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Peter Gordon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 2003, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shift careers after failing fractions (6) : FIFTHS
4. Emergency treatment is adrift at sea (5,3) : FIRSTAID
9. Ceramic material part of research in archaeology (5) : CHINA
10. Endlessly picking up E.T.'s theater candies (9) : RAISINETS
11. Gold sign misspelled "Rooms for rent" (8) : LODGINGS
12. Fish glides on ice (6) : SKATES
14. Mediocre food, say (4) : FAIR
15. Inquire about actress Hatcher's star (8) : ASTERISK
19. In Spain, that is consuming smooth coffee (8) : ESPRESSO
20. Throw a coin in a volcano the wrong way (4) : ANTE
23. Isolated "Tarzan" actor changing heading from right to left (6) : LONELY
25. 13 witches and a worker contract (8) : COVENANT
27. Writer who uses imagery to evoke ideas an orchestra member articulated (9) : SYMBOLIST
28. Wizard's land joined part of the upper atmosphere (5) : OZONE
29. Head of state printing incitement to riot (8) : SEDITION
30. What some people look through to see topless girls (6) : LASSES
1. Wrinkle remover, in fact, raised line (8) : FACELIFT
2. Nietzsche not finished with eastern Chinese dish (5,4) : FRIEDRICE
3. Start and end of "Hi-Yo Silver" - that is a hero (6) : HOAGIE
5. One gentleman lifted a flower (4) : IRIS
6. Tailor nitpicks tie fastener (8) : STICKPIN
7. Warn revolutionary later (5) : ALERT
8. Stop Lucy's husband on street (6) : DESIST
10. Initially, Rod Steiger busted cashbox (8) : REGISTER
13. He wrote mysteries about an unknown porter (3,5) : REXSTOUT
16. Hopping animals accidentally sank Argo around the middle of October (9) : KANGAROOS
17. Clearly explain addition in rant (5,3) : SPELLOUT
18. Pagans cook birds (8) : HEATHENS
21. Fastens together 150 snakes (6) : CLASPS
22. Baroness holds back Spanish woman (6) : SENORA
24. Called organization of admen (5) : NAMED
26. Farewell to an Italian food, so to speak (4) : CIAO

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

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