Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Sep 15, 2013 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 69, Across Lite

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© 2013, The New York Times
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1. Beach tank top getting mixed appreciation (3,2,3,4) : PATONTHEBACK
8. Overly protracted repast's ending with tea (3,4) : TOOLONG
9. Horses carrying in armed forces (7) : MARINES
11. Stadium sections, for crying out loud (5) : TIERS
12. Natural at spinning? (9) : TARANTULA
13. Alcoholic present that'll show you (2,5) : SOTHERE
14. Stripped inside of hipster nightclub (7) : CABARET
16. Appropriate first words from Ezra? (7) : IMPOUND
19. Classic frozen-food company's ultimate work left unfinished (7) : SWANSON
21. Make a whole new gene trait (9) : INTEGRATE
23. Place for cattle to buy some time (5) : STALL
24. No tab on improved tiny self-propelled device (7) : NANOBOT
25. Asian ballad: "Sea Sounds" (7) : LAOTIAN
26. Knock back party beverage in the kitchen? (12) : COUNTERPUNCH
1. Bats tip over - this I've gotta see to believe (5,2) : PROVEIT
2. Something a bride has heard right - twice (9) : TROUSSEAU
3. Lingerie item approaching formal wear (7) : NIGHTIE
4. Grand in scale, like a grand slam? (7) : HOMERIC
5. Peer for egg in farm building (5) : BARON
6. Beat head-banger on the ears? (7) : CONQUER
7. Number cruncher standing with Italian artist in conversation (12) : STATISTICIAN
10. A marked beginning for fresh rising talent (8,4) : STARTINGLINE
15. Concentrates the fluffiness of teddies? (5,4) : BEARSDOWN
17. Advise about what the Lone Ranger said to his skunk-sprayed sidekick? (3,2,2) : PUTONTO
18. One called Fred ate bananas (7) : DRAFTEE
19. Dine, eating proficiently - and get fat (5,2) : SWELLUP
20. Bridge is high school elective (7) : SPANISH
22. Some vagabonds land in Africa (5) : GABON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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