Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jul 08, 2001 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 63, Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Disguises first of many questions (5) : MASKS
4. Throw cold water on fellow washing stuff (9) : DETERGENT
9. Renault changes gear (7) : NEUTRAL
10. Pacify a wise person holding us back (7) : ASSUAGE
11. Approximated time, dates incorrectly (9) : ESTIMATED
12. Kinky British diaper (5) : NAPPY
13. Some lettuce covers brunch offering (6) : OMELET
15. Gloomy Democrat to admit defeat (8) : DOWNBEAT
18. Beset by stress, I had misfortune (8) : ACCIDENT
20. A place for wine merchant, we hear (6) : CELLAR
23. Cry of discovery about record beginning (5) : ALPHA
24. Explain cryptic clue I see (9) : ELUCIDATE
26. Feel bad during boxing match and quit (4,3) : BAILOUT
27. In contact with a secure holy man (7) : AGAINST
28. Variable rates involving certain prizes (9) : TREASURES
29. More mature metalworker loses head (5) : ELDER
1. State foolishly, "It's one man" (9) : MINNESOTA
2. Ruin coal bucket (7) : SCUTTLE
3. Leave Antony and others upset (5) : SCRAM
4. Barely passing Italian, slow pupils do this (6) : DILATE
5. Sign of sadness confused predator (8) : TEARDROP
6. Vibration on a screen, perhaps (9) : RESONANCE
7. Former large model (7) : EXAMPLE
8. Little support over what Sen. Clinton represents (5) : TEENY
14. Tries to stop over, as ordered (9) : ENDEAVORS
16. One who is annoying to Republican adviser (9) : TORMENTOR
17. Old family member can possibly start to explain endless tale (8) : ANCESTOR
19. Turn over 7, for example (7) : CAPSIZE
21. Well-informed Liberal was paid (7) : LEARNED
22. Article penned by young reporters Marti and Batista (6) : CUBANS
23. Fancy boat carrying British religious man (5) : ABBOT
25. Rodent inside that is angry (5) : IRATE
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