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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Aug 10, 1997 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Times columnist and principal of school smoking? (6) : SAFIRE
4. Tailor respects symbols of authority (8) : SCEPTERS
9. Almost a quarter of nine: too soon to get up? (6) : NEARLY
10. Forest ranger keeps distance (8) : ESTRANGE
11. De la Mare's dancing gypsy girl (9) : ESMERALDA
13. Rush owns a pair of televisions (5) : HASTE
14. TV host and Sting soon eating cheese (5,6) : CONANOBRIEN
18. Tavern acquires malt attraction for consumers (7,4) : BARGAINSALE
21. Girl's name is average one (5) : NORMA
22. Island country of Europe with alumninum buried in it (9) : AUSTRALIA
24. Big job making music funny (8) : GIGANTIC
25. Playwright leading cardinal with evil (6) : ONEILL
26. Trouble spot for Israelis in Texas city borough (3,5) : THEBRONX
27. Before the first of October, reindeer in Santa's team wake up (4,2) : COMETO
1. Something that always begins with a capital punishment (8) : SENTENCE
2. Splinter group on campus infiltrated by Feds (8) : FRAGMENT
3. Governor's drafting helper (5) : RULER
5. One of two top actors is ourside prison with some Spanish speakers (5,6) : COSTARICANS
6. Leave barnyard bird atop Greek building (9) : PARTHENON
7. Hemingway is not kidding around in conversation (6) : ERNEST
8. Spielberg in street uniform (6) : STEVEN
12. Tuneful Ibert aria now involves a freedom lover (11) : LIBERTARIAN
15. Cuckoo near robin -- that's something easy to understand (2-7) : NOBRAINER
16. Oscar-winning actress rested in club (8) : MACLAINE
17. Al Gore is drunk in a Muslim harem (8) : SERAGLIO
19. Pronounced period of gloom for Galahad (6) : KNIGHT
20. Oxford accent of an Irishman (6) : BROGUE
23. Call "Operator" for a pal of John and Paul (5) : RINGO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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