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Doug Peterson
Doug Peterson

NY Times, Sun, Dec 28, 2008 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 67, Across Lite
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P
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B
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R
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D
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W
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across
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Game's help icon fixed (8) : PINOCHLE
5
A change encompassing one section of a zoo (6) : AVIARY
9
Crash diet — tiny superhero's secret, perhaps (8) : IDENTITY
10
Small lake comes into view (6) : SLIGHT
12
Market carries hot taco ingredient (5) : SHELL
13
Nothing fancy — it's plain colors on a canvas (3,6) : OILPAINTS
15
Plastic toucan receives one offer on eBay (7) : AUCTION
17
Coach recalled team's decline (7) : SUBSIDE
19
Gambling proceeds after opening frames of a baseball game (7) : INNINGS
21
Withdraw primary element of treaty president rejected (7) : RETRACT
22
Drop off bagged orange rinds on the way back (2,2,5) : GOTOSLEEP
24
Mysterious Indian by the sound (5) : EERIE
26
Think logically about a potential heir (6) : REASON
27
Find divorces messy (8) : DISCOVER
28
Maneuver with fish (6) : WANGLE
29
St. Louis footballer splits defenses (8) : RAMPARTS
Down
1
Very careful is Pennsylvania in betting (11) : PAINSTAKING
2
Friendly bears beginning to entertain family member (5) : NIECE
3
Dance company star's finale cut from big number (9) : COTILLION
4
Doctor dwelt on disappointment (7) : LETDOWN
6
After six, everybody goes up to country estate (5) : VILLA
7
Popular gent in article written about country (9) : ARGENTINA
8
Abominable Snowman not quite still (3) : YET
11
Help for the needy in Alabama and Mississippi (4) : ALMS
14
Pets chewed up the sweaters (11) : SWEETHEARTS
16
Force fools to get into shape (9) : CONSTRAIN
18
Brute cut off flytrap's last flower (9) : BUTTERCUP
20
Greek god turned up in Egyptian city (4) : SUEZ
21
Imitation artifact contains phosphorus and trace of arsenic (7) : REPLICA
23
Glare from top of shiny hood (5) : SCOWL
25
Drive recklessly around stream (5) : RIVER
26
Rank rhubarb (3) : ROW
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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