NY Times, Sun, Sep 10, 2006 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Todd McClary
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Boa to eat ravenously (5) : SCARF
4. Saved iPod's tone with adjustment (2,7) : ONDEPOSIT
9. Run up debts without interest (9) : INCURIOUS
10. Michelangelo sculpture of two characters from Greece (5) : PIETA
11. Ran Liberal newspaper piece (5) : LOPED
12. Downgrade storms in error (4,5) : DEADWRONG
13. Left frames red-stained (9) : VARNISHED
16. After tugboat's signal, start to hoist bridge section? (5) : TOOTH
18. Drive off colony member from the East (5) : REPEL
19. Bark concealed by tree's small fruits (9) : MAYAPPLES
20. Weather reports from wooded areas around California (9) : FORECASTS
23. Flipped part of computer-generated bird (5) : EGRET
25. Wander aimlessly without a bit of rush! (5) : AMBLE
26. Reorganizing of NPR into commercial-free enterprise (9) : NONPROFIT
27. Part of a hammer left in philosopher's knickers (4,5) : KNEEPANTS
28. Rated buggy's tire surface (5) : TREAD
1. Kissers elevated romantic interest to become excessive (5,4) : SPILLOVER
2. Group of artists involved in seascapes (5) : ASCAP
3. Bell or whistle getting set off for safety run-through (4,5) : FIREDRILL
4. Round invalid like Humpty Dumpty (5) : OVOID
5. Underhanded prosecutor's appeal ultimately entered late (9) : DASTARDLY
6. Old man with fruit (5) : PAPAW
7. Office workers improved tone in supply of typewriter ribbon (5,4) : STENOPOOL
8. Distinctive flavor surrounding Western guitar sound (5) : TWANG
14. Note moral lesson, having some hope of correction (9) : REPARABLE
15. Eventually finds moonshine brewing (5,2,2) : HOMESINON
16. Trained street cop to be covert (3-6) : TOPSECRET
17. Didn't act excited maintaining pose for an artist (9) : HESITATED
20. Plain hot dog (5) : FRANK
21. Audited bird noise for a song (5) : CHEAP
22. Drops satisfactory signs (5) : SINKS
24. Search for weapon (5) : RIFLE
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