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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jan 10, 2010 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 61, Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across
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Wound up and pitched, as they say (7) : THROUGH
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Brilliant cast all rest (7) : STELLAR
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Ragged, topless and relieved (5) : EASED
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Minor-league infielders ultimately accept demotion (9) : ABASEMENT
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Aimed at sailor, cop, newspaperman (8) : TARGETED
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Thin-paper Time edition (6) : TISSUE
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Bar false witness's return (4) : RAIL
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Finally writes small article: "Cunning Lover" (10) : SWEETHEART
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I represent new business organization (10) : ENTERPRISE
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Refuses to practice (4) : WONT
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Smooth, like John Paul II (6) : POLISH
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"Free Latvia's leader," I scold (8) : LIBERATE
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Tailor a long coat having a geometric shape (9) : OCTAGONAL
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Toss out some of the victims (5) : EVICT
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Poet and essayist confused mere boy (7) : EMERSON
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Feel sorry about alien in group of attendants (7) : RETINUE
Down
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Cinema opening of "Top Gun" (7) : THEATER
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Holding back coach among others (9) : RESTRAINT
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Victoria's Secret line lives again? (6) : UNDIES
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Chuck, in a tie, rising up to the sky (10) : HEAVENWARD
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Sing "shoobie-doobie-doobie-shoo" (4) : SCAT
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Otto, in England, possessing fine vision (8) : EYESIGHT
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English city is up by the sound (5) : LEEDS
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Go back and pick up another tab? (7) : RETREAT
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Actor Miller, for one, keeps name in spite of that (3,7) : BENSTILLER
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Bother to mete out reverence (9) : ADORATION
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Newspapers covering lifetime forecasts (8) : PRESAGES
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Former Mideast group about to investigate (7) : EXPLORE
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Settler sabotaged part of a bridge (7) : TRESTLE
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Faction holding the French pick (6) : SELECT
23
Second unfinished coffee (5) : LATTE
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One performing in a little while (4) : ANON
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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