Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Aug 24, 2008 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Former brokerage firm reportedly exposed rear ends (4,7) : BEARSTEARNS
9. Mark held it together somewhat (5) : DITTO
10. Stopped outside Denver's terminal and got off the choo-choo (9) : DETRAINED
11. A superior helper (7) : ABETTER
12. I let ten changes qualify (7) : ENTITLE
13. For the audience, stadium assistant made a patterned floor (9) : PARQUETED
15. Painter of Earthling and Martian (5) : MANET
16. Hocks part of a chess set (5) : PAWNS
17. Movie crew showed up with Asian noodles (9) : CAMERAMEN
19. Pontius's fitness routine (7) : PILATES
21. Put together a pole on a ship in the sound (7) : AMASSED
22. Seriously, one warm den (2,7) : INEARNEST
23. A big mess as fun gets out of hand (5) : SNAFU
24. Very happy water or oil? (4-7) : WELLCONTENT
1. Asylum with piano and reading light (7) : BEDLAMP
2. Lower-case shift moved in a straight line (2,3,4,5) : ASTHECROWFLIES
3. Shouts about very regressive gunfights (9) : SHOOTOUTS
4. Bush is held in cruel derision (5) : ELDER
5. European city's skunk blocker (9) : ROTTERDAM
6. Elegant and stylish streetcars making a comeback (5) : SMART
7. Rapid transmission altered seat assignment (7,7) : INSTANTMESSAGE
8. Liberal inside that is working the least (6) : IDLEST
14. Crisp tortilla the locals cooked (4,5) : TACOSHELL
15. Heinous act — sadly, it's normal (6,3) : MORTALSIN
16. Dot, Peg and a Broadway musical (6) : PIPPIN
18. Obviously bound to burst (2,5) : NODOUBT
20. Tossed over, from what we hear (5) : THREW
21. Room next to jerk (5) : ATTIC
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