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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Mar 25, 2018 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 63, Across Lite

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© 2018, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Provide online wisecrack (5) : EQUIP
4. Temple V.I.P. gets nosy with actress Harper (9) : PRIESTESS
9. Drunken sot involved in dirty fraud (9) : IMPOSTURE
10. It goes around and around, back and forth (5) : ROTOR
11. Greek goddess in dire need (5) : IRENE
12. Old golf club on piece of lingerie (9) : BRASSIERE
13. Fellow and offspring in possession of the first estate houses (8) : MANSIONS
14. A little bit in favor of a lot of weight (6) : PROTON
17. At home during quiet period of time (6) : MINUTE
19. Mull liquor in blended tea (8) : RUMINATE
23. Paper said "Rocks vanish" (9) : DISAPPEAR
25. Thomas ultimately isn't a model of virtue (5) : SAINT
26. Go slowly, jerk! (5) : CREEP
27. Acrostic deciphered: a country (5,4) : COSTARICA
28. Along the side of recent road race (9) : LATERALLY
29. Choose, without starting to choose (5) : ELECT
1. English literature is the source of most snobbish behavior (7) : ELITISM
2. Many a strike caller and youngster (7) : UMPTEEN
3. Artist to glue one thing after another (9) : PASTELIST
4. Fruit (a kind of cherry), pipes and such (8) : PLUMBING
5. Review step 101: polar phenomenon (6) : ICECAP
6. More than one lowly worker rides the waves in the sound (5) : SERFS
7. Ask to consume most of the main course first (7) : ENTREAT
8. Doctor Rush operating (7) : SURGEON
15. Put back in control, say (9) : REINSTATE
16. Jersey relative - man suppressing crooked sneer (8) : GUERNSEY
17. Doctor claimed to be related to doctors (7) : MEDICAL
18. Young one upset over smell (7) : NASCENT
20. Nutty, like I-9 (7) : ASININE
21. Take out old pamphlet (7) : EXTRACT
22. Stir about the Italian solver's tool (6) : PENCIL
24. Musician starts to play in pubs, earning recognition (5) : PIPER
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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