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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jan 01, 2017 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 30, Blocks: 67
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C
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L
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R
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G
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G
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C
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T
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C
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Y
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T
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D
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R
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© 2017, The New York Times
Across
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Huge reduction in fossil fuel (8) : COLOSSAL
5
Elsie, for one, eats everything green (6) : CALLOW
9
Spanish Rich and Chester make a comeback (8) : RICOCHET
10
One in 3,000 - first-class liberal man, for example (6) : MAMMAL
12
"Fair" describes the French football team (6) : ELEVEN
13
Polly's South American cousin holding family coat (8) : MACKINAW
14
Kills two fools in a backward place (12) : ASSASSINATES
18
Painter acquires section of New York (12) : GAINSBOROUGH
23
Part of Australia settled, upon return, with great enthusiasm (8) : TASMANIA
24
Raw cod, nuts, chicken (6) : COWARD
26
Three-part singing voice (6) : TREBLE
27
Scornful father back in a seedy bar (8) : DERISIVE
28
Judge taking possession of Italian bird (6) : RATITE
29
Doctor No, e.g., said "Identify the disease" (8) : DIAGNOSE
Down
1
Kinky dog was ahead (6) : CURLED
2
Miss the old returning servant (6) : LACKEY
3
Reportedly helps people who are easily duped (7) : SUCKERS
4
Hear an animal again (4) : ANEW
6
Mr. Dershowitz has question for Senator Murkowski or Senator Sullivan (7) : ALASKAN
7
Cover, in a way, antimale novel (8) : LAMINATE
8
Frontier stew, cryptically (4,4) : WILDWEST
11
Makes assertions in essays sometimes (4,2) : SAYSSO
15
A Spanish gentleman is a handsome fellow (6) : ADONIS
16
A Florida athlete embraces one-time troublemaker (8) : AGITATOR
17
Wasted young lady confined (8) : MISSPENT
19
Small automobile permit is red (7) : SCARLET
20
Good crew's activity on the rise (7) : GROWING
21
Endlessly checking out old building in Las Vegas (6) : CASINO
22
Stick poster on this spot (6) : ADHERE
25
Still one fabulous beast (4) : YETI
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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