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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Feb 08, 2009 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 69
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Across
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Conclude 500 divides 2 (6) : DEDUCE
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What a guard might ask for: father's weapon (8) : PASSWORD
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Positive story about operating room in Virginia (9) : FAVORABLE
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Reggie Miller, for one, comes back to give a summary (5) : RECAP
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Trials or transactions (7) : ORDEALS
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Touching fellow who has been in the sun (7) : TANGENT
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Oscar-winning actor is embracing Reagan (5) : IRONS
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Most ridiculous place for a bird (7) : INANEST
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Hot old lover quoted (7) : EXCITED
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Talent to burn, they say (5) : FLAIR
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Take out additional cent (7) : EXTRACT
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Doctor Adam ran a fast time (7) : RAMADAN
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Feel sorry about missing the first bird (5) : EGRET
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Change back row (9) : REARRANGE
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Great tie, wrong knot (8) : TOWERING
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Well-spoken doc goes after viral malady (6) : FLUENT
Down
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Lifted top off a low- grade flower (8) : DAFFODIL
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Find a video featuring Letterman (5) : DAVID
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Pens hymns for the audience (7) : CORRALS
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A bartender may pour it right on one's toes (5) : ALERT
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Middle Easterner losing a good English medical instrument (7) : SYRINGE
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Short race confused players (9) : ORCHESTRA
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Obligation to include record agent (6) : DEPUTY
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Introduction of Band Aid musician (7) : BASSIST
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Deposition plainly visible at end of fifth file (9) : OVERTHROW
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Country/god (7) : ANDORRA
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Byzantine patterns in part of church (8) : TRANSEPT
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Oscar-winning actress has paintings for hire (7) : CHARTER
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Bottomless woman holding hoop right near the thigh (7) : FEMORAL
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Theater company breakfast, theater company breakfast (6) : REPEAT
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Spin around one Italian city (5) : TURIN
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Somewhat slow without an author (5) : DANTE
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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