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Daniel Raymon
Daniel Raymon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 16, 2018 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Daniel Raymon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 30, Blocks: 67, Across Lite
1
M
A
2
M
E
3
T
4
I
N
5
C
O
6
G
N
7
I
T
8
O
I
A
A
L
O
E
M
B
9
N
O
V
E
L
T
I
E
S
10
T
Y
P
O
S
I
E
L
A
T
A
A
E
11
S
T
R
A
Y
E
D
12
U
N
L
O
C
K
S
T
I
M
E
T
S
13
R
I
C
E
14
P
U
15
D
D
I
N
G
Y
K
R
E
E
U
16
O
17
G
18
I
N
T
E
R
S
P
E
R
S
E
19
S
20
S
N
E
A
N
21
Q
U
A
R
T
E
R
22
J
A
23
I
A
L
A
I
U
R
I
G
O
K
E
U
24
E
A
T
I
N
25
E
Q
U
I
N
O
X
E
S
A
R
G
N
S
O
A
E
26
K
E
E
P
S
A
T
I
T
27
W
O
M
B
S
© 2018, The New York Times
Across
1
Playwright mom was introduced to (5) : MAMET
4
Unidentified gin & tonic concoction with egg in it (9) : INCOGNITO
9
Knickknacks for book binders (9) : NOVELTIES
10
Pretty postcard features spelling mistakes (5) : TYPOS
11
Susan from TV, film, theater, etc., left and took a different path (7) : STRAYED
12
Opens new sunblock, removing bottle's cap (7) : UNLOCKS
13
Translated crude pidgin for "dessert" (4,7) : RICEPUDDING
18
Varied enterprises to scatter here and there (11) : INTERSPERSE
21
Fourth incomplete question about Garfunkel (7) : QUARTER
22
Heard greeting a misrepresentation of sport (3,4) : JAIALAI
24
Have a home-cooked meal simmering, after cutting off edges (3,2) : EATIN
25
Draft animal among other draft animals two days each year (9) : EQUINOXES
26
Stays the course, returning little bird and venomous snake (yikes!) (5,2,2) : KEEPSATIT
27
Marsupials missing at production sites (5) : WOMBS
Down
1
Short skirts test clergy (8) : MINISTRY
2
Nonconformist state maintained by Jagger (8) : MAVERICK
3
Count's cross friend (5) : TALLY
4
In retrospect, Surrealist takes to heart one ancient Greek work (5) : ILIAD
5
Tom Cruise arranged for theater job (9) : COSTUMIER
6
Raising little dog, send $1,000 and receive some support (3,1,3,2) : GETALEGUP
7
Influence prankster and make a scene (6) : IMPACT
8
Horrible bosses constantly worry (6) : OBSESS
14
Editions running beginning to end (9) : PRINTINGS
15
Scare off man who is refined and cleaner (9) : DETERGENT
16
Test in front of a panel or "Jeopardy!" clue giver, live (4,4) : ORALEXAM
17
Classes including individual with brains (8) : GENIUSES
19
Tumultuous quakes making a high-pitched sound (6) : SQUEAK
20
Arrest unhinged philosopher (6) : SARTRE
22
Knight's battle is only about love (5) : JOUST
23
"They already told me," recalled expert on iodine (1,4) : IKNOW
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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