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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Nov 09, 2014 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63, Across Lite, PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across
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Only about five do the puzzle (5) : SOLVE
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Bury religious group's cross (9) : INTERSECT
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Low anger where boats are docked (7) : MOORAGE
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Decorate again? Correct (7) : REDRESS
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Develop mutant terrapins (9) : TRANSPIRE
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One team in reserve (5) : ASIDE
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Crazy plot involving a follower of Washington (6) : MADCAP
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Southern rocker Nugent owns piece of jewelry resembling a guitar (8) : STRINGED
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Do a song about London or Liverpool fair (8) : SPORTING
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Hearing pleasant rock (6) : GNEISS
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Provide online witticism? (5) : EQUIP
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Complain about decay to redhead (9) : CARROTTOP
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True motive for crime (7) : TREASON
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Vouch for last Cockney nag (7) : ENDORSE
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Saturn, to a wandering space traveler (9) : ASTRONAUT
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Bit of gossip boardinghouse resident heard (5) : RUMOR
Down
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Occasionally note New York pro backing big rig (9) : SOMETIMES
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Accidentally tear old dance costume (7) : LEOTARD
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Cut up manuscript, tests (5) : EXAMS
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Asian region, not South European peninsula (6) : IBERIA
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Disturbs fellows caught by wrongful acts (8) : TORMENTS
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Dole retains one government lawyer over a cause of illness (9) : RADIATION
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Getting the lumps out late in the day (7) : EVENING
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Partly cut a steak, take a bite (5) : TASTE
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One piece of advice about Italian food (9) : ANTIPASTO
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Say bad things about a soft piece of fruit and go away (9) : DISAPPEAR
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A guy locked up inside, and a snake (8) : ANACONDA
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Rich Love turned up 40 days before Easter (7) : OPULENT
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Break in new timer (7) : INTERIM
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Father sticks a nose in on time (6) : PRIEST
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Additional paintings by Matisse finally mounted (5) : EXTRA
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Stranger rejected Communist party (5) : ODDER
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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