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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Oct 08, 2017 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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

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1. May, for one, follows directions to get away (6) : ESCAPE
4. Take a breath, like one of Hook's crew (8) : ASPIRATE
9. Lacking will, Republican exits major highway (9) : INTESTATE
11. "Time in a Bottle" is all-important (5) : VITAL
12. Gaining knowledge after commencement (7) : EARNING
13. Tell stories about a player in St. Louis, a western city (7) : LARAMIE
14. Major mobster cut chicken (5) : CAPON
16. Complain about bulb finally flickering (7) : LAMBENT
19. Indy vehicle going back and forth (7) : RACECAR
21. Some material is a rush for the audience (5) : SERGE
23. A phony journalist feeling guilty (7) : ASHAMED
25. Paid for walk around the outskirts of Trieste (7) : TREATED
27. Fine fabric covering new cavalry weapon (5) : LANCE
28. Aggressive, beautiful woman acquires international companies (9) : BELLICOSE
29. Noble Italian opposed to returning something of value (8) : CONTESSA
30. Leave the last course for the auditors (6) : DESERT
1. Joint lifted, enclosed with drug, is forensic material (8) : EVIDENCE
2. Ford, e.g., engages Lawrence to provide meals (5) : CATER
3. Relay includes the first heat (7) : PASSION
5. The woman is going to prepare peas (5) : SHELL
6. The way Byron wrote? Just the opposite (7) : INVERSE
7. Taking time, change a dial in the cockpit (9) : ALTIMETER
8. "I am not erect," said astronaut Collins (6) : EILEEN
10. Innocent account involving no-good Ivy Leaguer (7) : ANGELIC
15. Leave layer on old building (9) : PARTHENON
17. Wedded mother disturbed trial (7) : MARITAL
18. Doubly tired freeloader? (8) : DEADBEAT
20. Show up to take in favorite fight (7) : COMPETE
21. Unproductive anger is beneath French holy woman (7) : STERILE
22. French girl left one Canadian capital (6) : GALLIC
24. Figures in red - society girls embracing former model (5) : DEBTS
26. Figure of speech in sonnet's last line (5) : TROPE
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