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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Mar 25, 2018 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

14-Across : A little bit in favor of a lot of weight (6)

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63
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Across
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
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At home during quiet period of time (6) : MINUTE
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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
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Choose, without starting to choose (5) : ELECT
Down
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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
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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, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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