Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 14, 1997 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. English Queen going around Swiss district with a Latin lover (4,6) : MARCANTONY
6. Starts from scratch, without anticipating this blow (4) : SWAT
9. Losing face, noted Cuban ballplayer (5) : ASTRO
10. Where the early Beatles played organ and billiards (9) : LIVERPOOL
12. Song and dance spot (6) : BALLAD
13. Banner adorning wine vessel (6) : FLAGON
16. Theatrical villain is one in the past (4) : IAGO
17. Country guitarist playing "Skin the Cat" (4,6) : CHETATKINS
20. Firm sent back cleverer actress (4,6) : TESSHARPER
21. Someone singing and dancing a lot (4) : ALTO
23. Comment Jerry Seinfeld's neighbor retracted (6) : REMARK
25. Newspaper magnate listens to Toscanini's debut (6) : HEARST
28. Push over one bad former Speaker of the House (3,6) : TIPONEILL
29. Checks after a President (5) : ADAMS
30. I'm sorry I'm so clumsy with doughnuts, pepper and salt (4) : OOPS
31. Actress's bad day -- hell, yes! (4,6) : ALLYSHEEDY
1. Guys sitting around a medium (4) : MEAN
2. Groove while eating a bag with veggies (9) : RUTABAGAS
3. A Mexican chicken god (6) : APOLLO
4. Actress in a hit serial bombed (5,5) : TALIASHIRE
5. "Hub of a wheel," Jack said (4) : NAVE
7. What's not right with Ron Darling's back (5) : WRONG
8. Display of skill transformed the Waltons (6,4) : TALENTSHOW
11. Tell of cheerleader's last cheer (6) : RELATE
14. Painter's color on rocks upset Mel in the Hall of Fame (10) : TINTORETTO
15. Alien comes before the boy, truly in a spacy way (10) : ETHEREALLY
18. Churchill ate a sedative, somewhat nervous (3,2,4) : ILLATEASE
19. Legendary figure with a boat and anchor needing repair (6) : CHARON
22. Bring up the subject of bee pest (6) : BROACH
24. Missouri dog is clean (3,2) : MOPUP
26. Cultivate ready cash (4) : TILL
27. One short and pale (4) : ASHY
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