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NY Times, Sun, Mar 13, 2016 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Rosalie Moscovitch (1942-2015)
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 2016, The New York Times
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1. What did you say to criticize laid-back Mafia boss? (6) : PARDON
4. Their end alternative is owing money (2,3,3) : INTHERED
9. Ingredients in gyro astonished cook (5) : ROAST
10. Greek wine put back into empty cups and kitchen containers (9) : CANISTERS
11. After twirling rope, Carol is taking a rest (8) : REPOSING
12. Heard someone removing foul material from heat detector (6) : SENSOR
14. Vote for Republican in 12 months (4) : YEAR
15. Excitedly fly at her like an affectionate parent (8) : FATHERLY
19. Red bass I put out for puffins and boobies (8) : SEABIRDS
20. Thin muck that never ends (4) : SLIM
23. Indeed, our group returns to bank (6) : SURELY
25. Rod loves bananas and peddled too many (8) : OVERSOLD
27. Dorothy's aunt crazy about hot cheese (9) : EMMENTHAL
28. Remove top of toy gun (5) : RIFLE
29. War protester snarled "Can I peek?" (8) : PEACENIK
30. Checks difficult tricks (6) : STUNTS
1. Paints "Harbor Lights" (8) : PORTRAYS
2. Comes back with fruit after harvest (9) : REAPPEARS
3. Pocahontas kept somewhat focused at work (2,4) : ONTASK
5. Greek characters embracing Newton sisters (4) : NUNS
6. Shortly cycling around English inn (8) : HOSTELRY
7. Walks unsteadily with fishing gear (5) : REELS
8. Run out on desolate area (6) : DESERT
10. Mary Jane May is under arrest (8) : CANNABIS
13. He's lived miserably with spiteful woman (3-5) : SHEDEVIL
16. Shout "1/3 off now! $5 for tuna!" (9) : YELLOWFIN
17. Speech: "Improved Care Plan" (8) : PARLANCE
18. Traces of small flies around mid-morning (8) : SMIDGENS
21. Not alert, Confederate general is constricted by snake (6) : ASLEEP
22. Most of ark duplicated at mountain (6) : ARARAT
24. Dance and drink with couple of babes (5) : RUMBA
26. Said "Draw someone from Bangkok" (4) : THAI
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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