NY Times, Sun, Apr 11, 2004 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Fraser Simpson
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 61, Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
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1. Ends period of service in Iraq's capital (7) : TERMINI
5. Revival, etc., holding back Mideast city (3,4) : TELAVIV
9. VCR button awkwardly handles audio (5) : PAUSE
10. Authorities party with underlings (9) : DOMINIONS
11. Practice concerning funeral vehicle (8) : REHEARSE
12. Bill, bug landlord's client (6) : TENANT
14. Bygone bird egg in peculiar retrospective (4) : DODO
15. Outrageous bribe moved warplane (4,6) : DIVEBOMBER
18. Chided dupe felt bad (10) : REPROACHED
19. Reserve cargo space (4) : HOLD
22. Unperturbed drunk seated (6) : SEDATE
24. Storms batter leaves (8) : RAMPAGES
26. I'd equated swimming with a lack of noise (4,5) : DEADQUIET
27. Chopper blade going back and forth (5) : ROTOR
28. Oriental Avenue's close to the rear (7) : EASTERN
29. After 12 months, actor Beatty had longings (7) : YEARNED
1. Stuff that's sticky and red, like chopsticks (7) : TAPERED
2. Tried to intimidate huge, proud stranger (7,2) : ROUGHEDUP
3. I step up behind cold polar formation (6) : ICECAP
4. Faint gut reaction about pair of dice (10) : INDISTINCT
5. Bland mince meat (4) : TAME
6. Jousting weapon drawing knight (8) : LANCELOT
7. Virgin Islands love Louisiana instrument (5) : VIOLA
8. Part of a baseball cap shielding that one tourist (7) : VISITOR
13. Really vent, after making arrangements in an appropriate way (10) : RELEVANTLY
16. Introduced Brighton after making IOU? (7,2) : BROUGHTON
17. Small shop in Djibouti questioned (8) : BOUTIQUE
18. Leftovers you finally stored in lodge (7) : RESIDUE
20. Wanted piece of rope in Eddie's mobile (7) : DESIRED
21. Small section atop a Greek city-state (6) : SPARTA
23. Dr. Silver's puffs on a cigarette (5) : DRAGS
25. Civic club member's tellin' tales to the audience (4) : LION

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

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