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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Nov 24, 2002 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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P
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G
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P
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P
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L
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C
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P
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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The highest normal total (9) : PARAMOUNT
6
Works at ballet moves (5) : PLIES
9
Delineating nothing retrogressive during excursion (9) : OUTLINING
10
Unfinished piece of music enthralls one vocal group (5) : CHOIR
11
Thin beam broken by person in stripes (6) : RAREFY
12
Usual position - next to a road (8) : STANDARD
13
Texas city lawyers admit everything (6) : DALLAS
15
Dancer and friends check instrument backing (8) : REINDEER
19
In retrospect, call spending limits alien (8) : SPACEMAN
20
Immediately relax in post office (6) : PRESTO
21
Like dad, pilot has broken heart (8) : FATHERLY
23
Small, liberal part of the population (6) : SAMPLE
26
Capital Greek letters, you say? (5) : CAIRO
27
Saying softly, "Freedom of choice" (9) : PLATITUDE
28
It's viewed by the audience! (5) : SCENE
29
Doctor finds Ice-T free of germs (9) : DISINFECT
Down
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In favor of rudest new projects (9) : PROTRUDES
2
It goes around and around, up and down (5) : ROTOR
3
Computer master's at home with brother and me (9) : MAINFRAME
4
One piece of ammunition (4) : UNIT
5
Acting as one to win the woman (8) : TOGETHER
6
Cooked canape without a nut (5) : PECAN
7
More than one devotee is about to procrastinate (9) : IDOLATERS
8
Run inside, take off a bit (5) : SHRED
14
Dumbest, at any rate (9) : LEASTWISE
16
Rushed up to share story (9) : NARRATION
17
Surprisingly, vote loser is president (9) : ROOSEVELT
18
Girl ran easily and ran hard (8) : GALLOPED
21
Dope is effective after Friday (5) : FACTS
22
"Eat Away at Endless Time": a poem (5) : ERODE
24
Cut fruit (5) : PRUNE
25
Girl group going topless (4) : LASS
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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