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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 14, 1997 Cryptic Crossword

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65
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B
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F
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B
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M
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H
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T
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O
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A
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D
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© 1997, The New York Times

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Across
1
English Queen going around Swiss district with a Latin lover (4,6) : MARCANTONY
6
Starts from scratch, without anticipating this blow (4) : SWAT
9
Losing face, noted Cuban ballplayer (5) : ASTRO
10
Where the early Beatles played organ and billiards (9) : LIVERPOOL
12
Song and dance spot (6) : BALLAD
13
Banner adorning wine vessel (6) : FLAGON
16
Theatrical villain is one in the past (4) : IAGO
17
Country guitarist playing "Skin the Cat" (4,6) : CHETATKINS
20
Firm sent back cleverer actress (4,6) : TESSHARPER
21
Someone singing and dancing a lot (4) : ALTO
23
Comment Jerry Seinfeld's neighbor retracted (6) : REMARK
25
Newspaper magnate listens to Toscanini's debut (6) : HEARST
28
Push over one bad former Speaker of the House (3,6) : TIPONEILL
29
Checks after a President (5) : ADAMS
30
I'm sorry I'm so clumsy with doughnuts, pepper and salt (4) : OOPS
31
Actress's bad day -- hell, yes! (4,6) : ALLYSHEEDY
Down
1
Guys sitting around a medium (4) : MEAN
2
Groove while eating a bag with veggies (9) : RUTABAGAS
3
A Mexican chicken god (6) : APOLLO
4
Actress in a hit serial bombed (5,5) : TALIASHIRE
5
"Hub of a wheel," Jack said (4) : NAVE
7
What's not right with Ron Darling's back (5) : WRONG
8
Display of skill transformed the Waltons (6,4) : TALENTSHOW
11
Tell of cheerleader's last cheer (6) : RELATE
14
Painter's color on rocks upset Mel in the Hall of Fame (10) : TINTORETTO
15
Alien comes before the boy, truly in a spacy way (10) : ETHEREALLY
18
Churchill ate a sedative, somewhat nervous (3,2,4) : ILLATEASE
19
Legendary figure with a boat and anchor needing repair (6) : CHARON
22
Bring up the subject of bee pest (6) : BROACH
24
Missouri dog is clean (3,2) : MOPUP
26
Cultivate ready cash (4) : TILL
27
One short and pale (4) : ASHY
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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