Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Mar 04, 2001 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Saturn, to a wandering space traveler (9) : ASTRONAUT
6. A shot to upset Big Brother? (5) : ABBOT
9. Article of faith from the East or the West (5) : TENET
10. Listen to guy play the guitar - it really sucks (9) : MAELSTROM
11. Augments groups of buildings (9) : COMPOUNDS
12. First pair of trainees finish course (5) : TREND
13. Sound from a pen: no writing fluid (4) : OINK
14. Player at the ballpark roasting nuts (8) : ORGANIST
19. Patsy makes Ray crazy (4,4) : EASYMARK
20. Boom box (4) : SPAR
23. Archaic language includes metallic sound (5) : CLANG
25. Around mid-January, chairman reorganized part of China (9) : MANCHURIA
26. Strip-mined salt, oddly (9) : DISMANTLE
27. Ring fitted with red gem (5) : PEARL
28. Note the payment to the church (5) : TITHE
29. Carol admitted something unique (9) : SINGLETON
1. I gag after painting vegetable (9) : ARTICHOKE
2. English people in pavilions and apartments (9) : TENEMENTS
3. Choice work time: 10-noon (6) : OPTION
4. Eccentric old man is some kind of nut (6) : ALMOND
5. Possibly rate certain prize (8) : TREASURE
6. A Latina's surprisingly from a region of France (8) : ALSATIAN
7. Exclude, for example, returning boat (5) : BARGE
8. Bashful, Dopey and one tagged "Contrary" (5) : TIMID
15. I'm left with insect of great significance (9) : IMPORTANT
16. Something that covers Simon inside wrecked train (9) : TARPAULIN
17. Government's leader in Arab state to leave the country (8) : EMIGRATE
18. Chatters about one thousand monkeys (8) : PRIMATES
21. Reportedly, one after the other put in a P.O.W. camp (6) : INTERN
22. Fellow atop the Spanish church (6) : CHAPEL
23. Future officer (not a gentleman) ate crudely (5) : CADET
24. Cassette containing something of value (5) : ASSET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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