Trip Payne
Trip Payne

NY Times, Sun, May 14, 2000 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Trip Payne
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bounding inside little group of stores (8,4) : SHOPPINGMALL
9. Make up in the early afternoon (5) : ATONE
10. Place in Morocco bog traps libertine (9) : MARRAKESH
11. See friend returning portable computers (7) : LAPTOPS
12. Plain identification accepted by social activity (7) : EVIDENT
13. A skit I pan disturbed a resident of Islamabad (9) : PAKISTANI
15. Summarize return of Indiana athlete (5) : RECAP
17. Student finally requests things to do (5) : TASKS
19. Demanding sister contributing to design (9) : INSISTENT
22. Most suggestive act ires eccentric (7) : RACIEST
24. Safire bothered by adult-rated sitcom (7) : FRASIER
25. Sat back, in the end, for a cup of coffee (9) : DEMITASSE
26. Have high esteem for snoops at a hearing (5) : PRIZE
27. Zoo activity involves strings, dishes and utensils (5,7) : PLACESETTING
1. Tortoises down on the ground caught by parts of a wheel (9) : SLOWPOKES
2. Fur company raised animals used in coats (7) : OCELOTS
3. Relentlessly questions pitcher and umpires (5) : PUMPS
4. Be in charge of retro TV show where young children play (9) : NURSERIES
5. More substantial occupation absorbs Oakland ballplayer (7) : MEATIER
6. Middle Ages supporting position! (5) : LIEGE
7. Contrarily influence a good pollster (6) : GALLUP
8. Can it eat outside a shack? (4,2) : SHUTUP
14. Marshal dictates first of several severe trials (4,5) : ACIDTESTS
16. Awarding extremes of character modification (9) : CREDITING
17. Business gets one bitter denunciation (6) : TIRADE
18. Revolutionary pickets nonbeliever (7) : SKEPTIC
20. Dog biting rear of horrible individual (4-3) : SHARPEI
21. Having fewer words in printer's error (6) : TERSER
23. Desert animal arrived and left (5) : CAMEL
24. Quick, run away from one of them (5) : FLEET
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