NY Times, Sun, May 18, 1997 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Fraser Simpson
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
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1. Babe's playing every sport (8) : BASEBALL
5. Roman leader waves back, riding chariot (6) : CAESAR
10. Loosens ice in my ear (5) : FREES
11. Game bird is all ruffled (9) : BILLIARDS
12. Mountain in the Cascades with greater precipitation (7) : RAINIER
13. Concealed auditor's under a spell (7) : WRAPPED
14. Underestimate image Gus designed (8) : MISGAUGE
16. Not smiling back (5) : STERN
19. Residence is beside university at a city in Italy (5) : PADUA
21. Happen upon record surplus (8) : DISCOVER
24. North America's level: not so nice (7) : NASTIER
26. Player throwing jug (7) : PITCHER
27. Wannabes forced Irma to sit (9) : IMITATORS
28. Candy coins (5) : MINTS
29. Geese - thousands - trapped by strong winds (6) : GAGGLE
30. Parking lax around eastern property (8) : PREMISES
1. Earlier brew of beer (6) : BEFORE
2. Was particular about spelling "edifice" differently (9) : SPECIFIED
3. Possibly tanning hide found inside suitcase (7) : BASKING
4. Seal a border, protecting workers (5) : LABOR
6. Critters smack noisily into a counter (7) : ANIMALS
7. Band breaks up (5) : STRAP
8. Doctor-in-training beheaded American leader (8) : RESIDENT
9. Sound initially frightened savage (8) : FLAWLESS
15. Improperly grounded, this probably won't be successful (8) : UNDERDOG
17. Ones with trunks ordered the planes (9) : ELEPHANTS
18. Whacks nine-inch ruler (8) : SPANKING
20. Mrs. Adams, a huge bother (7) : ABIGAIL
22. Best choose first of instruments and mute (7) : OPTIMUM
23. Showy flowers - one comes up (6) : IRISES
25. Wound almost tight (5) : STING
26. Puzzle model (5) : POSER

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