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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Aug 28, 2005 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 2005, The New York Times
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1. Article about wealthy shortened again and again (6) : THRICE
4. Needing money, leaves; returns holding penny (8) : STRAPPED
9. "Military strength" might be a man's term (9) : ARMAMENTS
11. Singer in Ronettes making comeback (5) : TENOR
12. Old Muslim people inhabiting most of Yemen's capital (7) : SARACEN
13. Woven lace — it's stretchable (7) : ELASTIC
14. Ring around front of dirt bike (5) : PEDAL
16. In general, incline to sparkle (7) : GLISTEN
19. Still lies uneasily about enclosure (7) : SILENCE
21. Material was convincing to the audience (5) : SUEDE
23. One very recent quarantine (7) : ISOLATE
25. One who flies across Canada via Toronto (7) : AVIATOR
27. Start off drawing boat (5) : KETCH
28. Mess sergeants' importance (9) : GREATNESS
29. Backs last ponies, not first (8) : ENDORSES
30. British boy returning around the first for a wedding (6) : BRIDAL
1. Byzantine patterns in part of church (8) : TRANSEPT
2. Bit of gossip one of the tenants heard (5) : RUMOR
3. Company claim turns out funny (7) : COMICAL
5. Terrible test receives top grade — there's no accounting for it (5) : TASTE
6. Draw near piece of land (7) : ATTRACT
7. Regret keeping 1.10 in English money (9) : PENITENCE
8. Dictate letters of credit (6) : DIRECT
10. Figure on turning shrew on (7) : NONAGON
15. "Crooked Democrat is wrong": Koch (9) : DISTORTED
17. Repeat one-time excellent price (7) : ITERATE
18. Pair is involved in actual retaliation (8) : REPRISAL
20. Soap suds covering English kid (7) : LEATHER
21. Run, after breaking finest goblet (7) : SNIFTER
22. Choose the French jam (6) : PICKLE
24. Bird dog loses lead (5) : EAGLE
26. Time to look over part of the tire (5) : TREAD

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