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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jan 23, 2022 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 69

ACROSS: 1. homophone sheik 3. at ten + dance 9. L + I + queue - e + R 11. anag. tearing 12. na(I)ve 13. el + G.R.E. + CO 15. dee + pest 16. two meanings 18. or(bit)al 21. two meanings 23. nuns - n + bound - b 25. oce(a)n (anag. once) 27. and + roid (rev. Dior) 28. in + spire 29. for + tresses 30. alternating letters aberrant

DOWN: 1. celinedi(O)n (anag. in decline) 2. in + quire 4. tor + rent 5. en(gag)ed (anag. need) 6. D. + rake 7. nois(om)e 8. event - t 10. Eve + rest 14. a + string + ent (anag. net) 17. anag. spins or 19. two meanings 20. hidden all our destinations 21. cod + eine (rev. doc) 22. premie + r (anag. empire) 24. S + poor 26. two meanings

1
C
H
2
I
C
3
A
4
T
T
5
E
N
6
D
A
7
N
C
8
E
E
N
O
N
R
O
V
9
L
I
Q
U
10
E
U
R
11
G
R
A
N
I
T
E
I
U
V
R
A
K
S
N
12
N
A
I
V
E
13
E
L
G
R
E
C
O
E
R
R
N
E
M
14
A
15
D
E
E
P
E
S
T
16
D
E
17
P
R
E
S
S
I
S
R
T
18
O
R
19
B
I
T
A
20
L
21
C
H
I
P
22
P
E
R
N
O
O
O
S
R
I
23
U
N
24
S
O
U
N
D
25
O
C
E
A
N
26
C
L
P
R
E
N
M
G
27
A
N
D
R
O
I
D
28
I
N
S
P
I
R
E
L
E
O
E
N
E
N
29
F
O
R
T
R
E
S
S
E
S
30
B
R
A
T
© 2022, The New York Times
Across
1
Smart Arab leader, we hear (4) : CHIC
3
People coming together rather late at night to perform a ballet (10) : ATTENDANCE
9
One endless line in both directions for something to drink (7) : LIQUEUR
11
Tearing apart material for monuments (7) : GRANITE
12
Innocent I entering church area (5) : NAIVE
13
He painted "Urban Transport," "Seniors' Test" and "Deadly Gas" (2,5) : ELGRECO
15
Most extensive low-grade pain (7) : DEEPEST
16
Make blue wrinkle? (7) : DEPRESS
18
Spoken about piece in revolution (7) : ORBITAL
21
Jaunty golfer, at times (7) : CHIPPER
23
Crazy sisters tied up, both topless (7) : UNSOUND
25
Jog once around a body of water (5) : OCEAN
27
Sci-fi character and certain Christian in opposition (7) : ANDROID
28
Spark inside of steeple (7) : INSPIRE
29
They provide protection for long hair (10) : FORTRESSES
30
Misbehaving child is aberrant every second (4) : BRAT
Down
1
Singer in decline unexpectedly receives love (6,4) : CELINEDION
2
Seek information in a collection of papers (7) : INQUIRE
4
Rushing stream split below rocky peak (7) : TORRENT
5
Occupied with strange need to suppress joke (7) : ENGAGED
6
Duck down to do yardwork (5) : DRAKE
7
Offensive word chanted amid uproar (7) : NOISOME
8
Sporting contest mostly tied (4) : EVEN
10
High point: first lady meeting the others (7) : EVEREST
14
Drawing together a cord on broken net (10) : ASTRINGENT
17
Spins or shakes cans (7) : PRISONS
19
City in Colorado, not Little Rock (7) : BOULDER
20
Among all our destinations is a pilgrimage site (7) : LOURDES
21
Medical man rejected a German drug (7) : CODEINE
22
Byzantine Empire ruler, originally Chinese leader (7) : PREMIER
24
Small, not so good, trail to follow (5) : SPOOR
26
Part of the leg - a little lower? (4) : CALF
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle.

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