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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Feb 20, 2000 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 30, Blocks: 67
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across
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According to graduate, fellow is a Southerner (8) : ALABAMAN
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Rest fitfully before noon rush (6) : STREAM
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Position held by stout disciple (7) : APOSTLE
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Film covering most recent credit cards (7) : PLASTIC
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Sarcastic dude acting strange about nothing (4-7) : ACIDTONGUED
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In closing, "Yours truly" is correct (5) : EMEND
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Senorita's unusual profession (9) : ASSERTION
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No-win situation for tired husband or wife (9) : STALEMATE
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Contralto scarcely comprehends opera (5) : TOSCA
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Work in different enterprises (11) : INTERSPERSE
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Jerk splitting new trellis (7) : LATTICE
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Strip of land is, accordingly, outside Morocco's capital (7) : ISTHMUS
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Drunken Ike embraced by boy (6) : SODDEN
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Diligent boss promises to pay (8) : STUDIOUS
Down
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Too bad King has changed direction (4) : ALAS
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Jot half the alphabet (4) : ATOM
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With one leg on either side of a piece of riding gear, holding tips of the reins (9) : ASTRADDLE
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New camera in a Smithsonian exhibit (9) : AMERICANA
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An author or two (5) : TWAIN
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She's a nut, it turns out! (10) : ENTHUSIAST
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Balkan club with Donald and Ian (10) : MACEDONIAN
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Coming up: the best ad on TV (4) : SPOT
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Poem I recited where Louis lived (10) : VERSAILLES
14
Of French, Virginia said, "Wasted" (10) : DEVASTATED
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Antisperm compound -- it may be put in gum (9) : SPEARMINT
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Went back and bought another round (9) : RETREATED
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Put up or tear down, they say (5) : RAISE
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Look up and down (4) : PEEP
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Commandant holding back stuff for the troops (4) : AMMO
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Goddess personifies echoes (4) : ISIS
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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