Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Sep 21, 1997 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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

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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Talk about pole following track event (7) : DISCUSS
5. Like a Mideasterner returning 101 clocks (7) : SEMITIC
9. Conservative, steady ­- and President (9) : CLEVELAND
10. End of long, unproductive harvest (5) : GLEAN
11. All ten wild with anger (6) : ENTIRE
12. Soldier, taking measure, employs brains (8) : GENIUSES
13. Sight pâté, nuts, pasta (9) : SPAGHETTI
16. The second half of Sofia's country song (4) : ARIA
18. Loudly criticized "Spellbound" (4) : RAPT
19. Obstinate detective possibly had edge (9) : PIGHEADED
22. One allowed to interrupt Conservative from Cologne, e.g. (8) : TOILETRY
23. Set of clothes for topless lover (6) : SUITOR
26. Escaped, for example, to the West Mountains (5) : RANGE
27. A target we bombed: a Washington landmark (9) : WATERGATE
28. Novelist said to be dull fellow (7) : DREISER
29. Shoots holes in puzzles (7) : RIDDLES
1. English title of the French board game (7) : DUCHESS
2. Work with metal fish (5) : SMELT
3. Discovers rock near huts (8) : UNEARTHS
4. Insult friends from the South (4) : SLAP
5. Mistakenly adds nine thousand dollars, causing grief (9) : SADDENING
6. Strange game involving Greek character and bird (6) : MAGPIE
7. Cherished today's tip concerning a certain Democrat (9) : TREASURED
8. Kind of rummy group of actors holding an audition initially (7) : CANASTA
14. I can toss in a Macintosh computer, perhaps (9) : APPLIANCE
15. First-rate toy sketcher (3-6) : TOPDRAWER
17. Needed 24 sheets in crimson (8) : REQUIRED
18. Went to bed bored again? (7) : RETIRED
20. Shades in more than one family room concealing place of refuge (7) : DARKENS
21. Fights yours truly over what's left of the wine (6) : MELEES
24. Bearing right, follow path (5) : TRAIL
25. Lead vermin uprising (4) : STAR

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