Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Oct 05, 2008 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pepper, for example, is ground, not minced (9) : CONDIMENT
6. Stop holding large comforter (5) : QUILT
9. Conservative person's got to return a wagon (9) : CONESTOGA
10. Moonshiner tries to keep still (5) : INERT
11. Go to bed and get sleepy again? (6) : RETIRE
12. Fit to make ex-G.I. suffer (8) : DOVETAIL
13. Fliers truly full of endless anger (6) : AIRMEN
15. A pair of scissors cut off rose (8) : ASCENDED
19. The man's independent, brown, kind of square, reluctant to act (8) : HESITANT
20. Pack animal with place of refuge (6) : BURROW
21. Note unopened barrier around excavation (8) : EMINENCE
23. Nothing for each fastener (6) : ZIPPER
26. Time to pull apart swing (5) : TREND
27. Appealing grenadine concoction (9) : ENDEARING
28. Passage I'll read aloud (5) : AISLE
29. Good fellow taking walk inside rocket-launching area (9) : SPACEPORT
1. Pest tossed rock into train (9) : COCKROACH
2. Group of nine — no, ten — returns (5) : NONET
3. Rebellious elected officials calling for immediate attention (9) : INSURGENT
4. School letter turned up (4) : ETON
5. Kid about Hawaiian singer and college restaurant (8) : TEAHOUSE
6. Get all but the first two sheets of paper (5) : QUIRE
7. I loudly vilify person from Reykjavik (9) : ICELANDER
8. Utter "child" to the Italian (5) : TOTAL
14. River horse's relative gets back rough quality (9) : RASPINESS
16. Explain cryptic clue one time (9) : ELUCIDATE
17. Dean, at first, throwing out Frank (9) : DOWNRIGHT
18. Football players receiving new pants (8) : KNICKERS
21. Next rack holds special edition (5) : EXTRA
22. Keep on losing right to clothe (5) : ENDUE
24. First-rate Victorian operator (5) : PRIMO
25. Thought I would point to scarlet letter (4) : IDEA
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