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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: 32, Blocks: 69
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© 2017, The New York Times
Across
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May, for one, follows directions to get away (6) : ESCAPE
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Take a breath, like one of Hook's crew (8) : ASPIRATE
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Lacking will, Republican exits major highway (9) : INTESTATE
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"Time in a Bottle" is all-important (5) : VITAL
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Gaining knowledge after commencement (7) : EARNING
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Tell stories about a player in St. Louis, a western city (7) : LARAMIE
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Major mobster cut chicken (5) : CAPON
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Complain about bulb finally flickering (7) : LAMBENT
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Indy vehicle going back and forth (7) : RACECAR
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Some material is a rush for the audience (5) : SERGE
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A phony journalist feeling guilty (7) : ASHAMED
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Paid for walk around the outskirts of Trieste (7) : TREATED
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Fine fabric covering new cavalry weapon (5) : LANCE
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Aggressive, beautiful woman acquires international companies (9) : BELLICOSE
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Noble Italian opposed to returning something of value (8) : CONTESSA
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Leave the last course for the auditors (6) : DESERT
Down
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Joint lifted, enclosed with drug, is forensic material (8) : EVIDENCE
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Ford, e.g., engages Lawrence to provide meals (5) : CATER
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Relay includes the first heat (7) : PASSION
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The woman is going to prepare peas (5) : SHELL
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The way Byron wrote? Just the opposite (7) : INVERSE
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Taking time, change a dial in the cockpit (9) : ALTIMETER
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"I am not erect," said astronaut Collins (6) : EILEEN
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Innocent account involving no-good Ivy Leaguer (7) : ANGELIC
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Leave layer on old building (9) : PARTHENON
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Wedded mother disturbed trial (7) : MARITAL
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Doubly tired freeloader? (8) : DEADBEAT
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Show up to take in favorite fight (7) : COMPETE
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Unproductive anger is beneath French holy woman (7) : STERILE
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French girl left one Canadian capital (6) : GALLIC
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Figures in red - society girls embracing former model (5) : DEBTS
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Figure of speech in sonnet's last line (5) : TROPE
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