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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Oct 17, 1999 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across
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You cryptic lovers (6) : SOLVER
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Quiet craftsman is prejudiced (8) : PARTISAN
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Moved quickly to fire rifle (7) : RANSACK
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Ordinary hail storm (7) : AVERAGE
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Looking back, leader of community overwhelmed by violent protester (10) : RETROSPECT
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"Too bad," a girl said (4) : ALAS
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Boy reportedly left a British politician something found in a health club (7) : SUNLAMP
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I foolishly retain disinclination to change (7) : INERTIA
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Notice cinders in ruins (7) : DISCERN
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Camping equipment includes free spear (7) : TRIDENT
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Element number 26: iodine or (contrarily) nitrogen (4) : IRON
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Jazz great composed "Waterfalls" (4,6) : FATSWALLER
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Remarkable group of doctors with vitality (7) : AMAZING
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African country's beriberi treatment center (7) : ERITREA
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Repeats, i.e. treats anew (8) : ITERATES
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Plan part of joint endeavor (6) : INTEND
Down
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Astonished knight greatly admired, we're told (9) : SURPRISED
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Desire to gain ultimately more than a few pounds (4,3) : LONGTON
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Turned up to lay the stones, gave a speech, and vanished (10) : EVAPORATED
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A D.E.A. official busted this radical (9) : ANARCHIST
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In Italy, three thousand make a long journey (4) : TREK
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Red automobile left in lot (7) : SCARLET
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Has to have massages by the ear (5) : NEEDS
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Fail to mention captain (4) : SKIP
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Contemplating alternative to a lawsuit takes time (10) : MEDITATION
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Write story about no-good star (9) : PENTANGLE
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Fat reward collected at a later time (9) : AFTERWARD
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Talked about one city in Washington (7) : SPOKANE
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General ordered increase (7) : ENLARGE
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Mideasterner jogged before and after one (5) : IRANI
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The woman would take off (4) : SHED
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Mineral in Michigan and California (4) : MICA
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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