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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jan 17, 2016 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63
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© 2016, The New York Times
Across
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After the start, pure speed (5) : HASTE
4
President embracing writer - he put the cabinet together (9) : CARPENTER
9
Bull tries at first to walk like a duck (7) : TWADDLE
10
Really bad cast in a revival (7) : SATANIC
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Break into "Ain't Misbehavin'" to please the audience (9) : ENTERTAIN
12
Potato time over in Germany (5) : TUBER
13
Somewhat progressive woman of legend (6) : OGRESS
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Grating bit of Stilton with big fork (8) : STRIDENT
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Reduce iron? (8) : DECREASE
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A long time and different things to do (6) : AGENDA
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Run-down, like an automobile? (5) : TIRED
24
Louganis going through marble collection (9) : AGGREGATE
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Turkish woman, army officer in hazy sauna (7) : SULTANA
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Current "Hair" cast member (7) : ACTRESS
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Worker about to leave me flat (9) : APARTMENT
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Observes attack from the east (5) : NOTES
Down
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Hollywood's premier director spinning top-10 tune (3,6) : HITRECORD
2
Broadcast "The Jazz Singer"? (7) : SCATTER
3
One generally respected tree (5) : ELDER
4
Reportedly, one who takes part in "Antony and Cleopatra" (6) : CAESAR
5
Note: boy swallowed ring (8) : RESONATE
6
Allowing, letting in, moving (9) : ENTITLING
7
Directions inside piece of furniture on solid ground (7) : TENABLE
8
Track competitor runs around one (5) : RACER
14
Firm in purpose and strangely sated, refuse to eat (9) : STEADFAST
16
Goes over review of paintings and poems (9) : TRAVERSES
17
Lark in flight grasping plug (8) : ESCAPADE
19
Part of a flower and egg roll consumed by tailless feline (7) : COROLLA
21
Next piece of corn found in Robin's home (7) : NEAREST
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Appearing in drag, has townspeople in shock (6) : AGHAST
23
Scotto scarcely comprehends Puccini work (5) : TOSCA
25
Had dinner where Wellington went to school, you say? (5) : EATEN
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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