Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jul 06, 2014 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Red-hot item: club attendee taking off top (5) : EMBER
4. Ditch a worker is cutting (9) : TRENCHANT
9. Bore California left-winger after Gore leaves (7) : CALIBER
10. Something like a canine in size or sound (7) : INCISOR
11. Hero tells tales about leader of fascist state (9) : LIFESAVER
12. Send clock back (5) : REMIT
13. Sign on broken line second time (6) : ENLIST
15. Like a rope left on a desert island (8) : STRANDED
18. Band of sticky stuff getting narrower (8) : TAPERING
20. Ultimate, but not ultimate, ancient city (6) : THEBES
23. Rest caught by an outsider (5) : ALIEN
24. Boxer's kin ate garden salad (5,4) : GREATDANE
26. Nothing at breakfast, perhaps, but gruel (7) : OATMEAL
27. Plain white country home enthralls one (7) : VANILLA
28. In place of offer, study is prohibited (9) : FORBIDDEN
29. Embarrassed to be in company? Believe it (5) : CREDO
1. Former room ten redesignated A-1 (9) : EXCELLENT
2. Ominous amount of hay? (7) : BALEFUL
3. Puzzle about school vehicle (5) : REBUS
4. Nearly three out of four are successful (6) : THRIVE
5. Leave the country (Kuwait or Qatar) around the third of August (8) : EMIGRATE
6. Pest tossed rock inside carriage (9) : COCKROACH
7. A small amount Koch took for granted (7) : ASSUMED
8. Sailor returned to deck (5) : TAROT
14. Plain green site developed (9) : SERENGETI
16. Bad hombre (Spanish) enters, does hustle (9) : DESPERADO
17. Curled up, arms raised, gymnastic beginner went first (8) : SNUGGLED
19. Isn't interrupting a pop artist (7) : PAINTER
21. Liberal composed touchy-feely letters? (7) : BRAILLE
22. "Paradise" cast name (6) : HEAVEN
23. One stupid person comes back cool (5) : ALOOF
25. Garment a pair cut, reportedly (5) : TUNIC

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