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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jan 25, 1998 Cryptic Crossword

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63
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F
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G
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across
1
Outdoes former Communist leader with lofty lines (6) : EXCELS
4
Witty conversation about Norm and Peg (8) : REPARTEE
10
Proceeds to eat nearly every bakery product (3,4) : TEACAKE
11
To feel affection for teacher is hopeless, in part (7) : CHERISH
12
Read an exotic piece of poetry -- it makes you excited (10) : ADRENALINE
13
Returning to scold false witness (4) : LIAR
15
Struggle continued briefly to conclusion (7) : CONTEND
17
Vermin-catching cat catches large snake (7) : RATTLER
19
Sneaky editor returns five notes (7) : DEVIOUS
21
Puts the finishing touches on brown part of tape recorder (7) : CAPSTAN
23
Rejected clue: "A kind of bread" (4) : PITA
24
Writes about Net stars (10) : PENTANGLES
27
Reportedly, freedom fighter is a thug (7) : GORILLA
28
Individual shot at viper (7) : PRIVATE
29
High temperatures confused Einstein (8) : NINETIES
30
Discriminating religious group includes the French (6) : SELECT
Down
1
"Spellbound" opening on the first of December (9) : ENTRANCED
2
Bond suppresses great shame (7) : CHAGRIN
3
One man's lie destroyed an actor (4,6) : LIAMNEESON
5
Strange old explorer holding country's first coin (9) : ECCENTRIC
6
Truly first-rate fellows (4) : AMEN
7
Unimportant test taken around six (7) : TRIVIAL
8
Base three number? (5) : ETHER
9
We're told the man will get better (4) : HEAL
14
Enter awful pitiedness (4,6) : STEPINSIDE
16
Reckless speed disrupted pace (9) : DESPERATE
18
Reawakening near winding trail (9) : RENASCENT
20
Professional moving vehicle carrying fancy tree (7) : VETERAN
22
Cultivated land to eternity (7) : TILLAGE
23
One who doesn't believe dad raised badger (5) : PAGAN
25
The best spinners (4) : TOPS
26
It's not a natural place to live (4) : FLAT
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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