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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Nov 22, 2015 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 69
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across
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For starters, some Christmas trees will be cut down (5,2,3) : FIRSTOFALL
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That woman's a major goddess (4) : HERA
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Dump truck making PBS speechless with amazement (10) : DUMBSTRUCK
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Kiss the actor who played Atticus Finch (4) : PECK
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Nook using audio for some downloads (4) : APPS
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Have the right to take food back from patrons? (7) : DESERVE
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Truce arranged and edited for TV (5) : RECUT
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Rent diner with fuel burner (3,6) : GASHEATER
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Quality of air-conditioning aboard boat rental (9) : CHARACTER
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Something that's refreshing to Mr. Cage (5) : TONIC
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The lead in "Hairspray" changes tops for the beach (7) : HALTERS
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Yuletide problem for city train riders? (4) : NOEL
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Somewhat fanciful name for a bone (4) : ULNA
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Crackpot overprices a feature of Texas (5,5) : PECOSRIVER
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British nobleman nearly stripped (4) : EARL
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Picnic offering in a man's younger days? (5,5) : PASTASALAD
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I.D. of mongrel? (4) : FIDO
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Frost poem recited (4) : RIME
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Drunkard bests drunkard, in retrospect (7) : TOSSPOT
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Good planning for location in the sound (9) : FORESIGHT
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Tied car adornment back (5) : LACED
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Cursing the evaluation of a C.E.O.? (10) : EXECRATING
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Support when clean break is mended (5,5) : ANKLEBRACE
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You say I'll land in the water (4) : ISLE
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Utter chaos wrecked part of a development (5,5) : TRACTHOUSE
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Foolish reliance on luxury craft (5,5) : OCEANLINER
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Husky gets called "emotionally exhausted" (6,3) : STRUNGOUT
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Criminally help with a racetrack action (4) : ABET
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Liberal studies tarot's original card suit (3,4) : THEARTS
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Where some Tuscans are mixing anise (5) : SIENA
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Making a comeback, be very bad (4) : EVIL
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Raised money over the radio? (4) : BRED
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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