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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

NY Times, Sun, Mar 30, 2003 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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H
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C
H
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R
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L
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K
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F
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A
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K
T
C
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S
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X
N
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H
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E
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P
R
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S
S
O
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A
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T
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C
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S
G
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L
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N
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L
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C
O
V
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A
N
T
A
A
L
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C
U
N
R
H
27
S
Y
M
B
O
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O
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P
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U
A
R
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N
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S
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D
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L
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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Shift careers after failing fractions (6) : FIFTHS
4
Emergency treatment is adrift at sea (5,3) : FIRSTAID
9
Ceramic material part of research in archaeology (5) : CHINA
10
Endlessly picking up E.T.'s theater candies (9) : RAISINETS
11
Gold sign misspelled "Rooms for rent" (8) : LODGINGS
12
Fish glides on ice (6) : SKATES
14
Mediocre food, say (4) : FAIR
15
Inquire about actress Hatcher's star (8) : ASTERISK
19
In Spain, that is consuming smooth coffee (8) : ESPRESSO
20
Throw a coin in a volcano the wrong way (4) : ANTE
23
Isolated "Tarzan" actor changing heading from right to left (6) : LONELY
25
13 witches and a worker contract (8) : COVENANT
27
Writer who uses imagery to evoke ideas an orchestra member articulated (9) : SYMBOLIST
28
Wizard's land joined part of the upper atmosphere (5) : OZONE
29
Head of state printing incitement to riot (8) : SEDITION
30
What some people look through to see topless girls (6) : LASSES
Down
1
Wrinkle remover, in fact, raised line (8) : FACELIFT
2
Nietzsche not finished with eastern Chinese dish (5,4) : FRIEDRICE
3
Start and end of "Hi-Yo Silver" - that is a hero (6) : HOAGIE
5
One gentleman lifted a flower (4) : IRIS
6
Tailor nitpicks tie fastener (8) : STICKPIN
7
Warn revolutionary later (5) : ALERT
8
Stop Lucy's husband on street (6) : DESIST
10
Initially, Rod Steiger busted cashbox (8) : REGISTER
13
He wrote mysteries about an unknown porter (3,5) : REXSTOUT
16
Hopping animals accidentally sank Argo around the middle of October (9) : KANGAROOS
17
Clearly explain addition in rant (5,3) : SPELLOUT
18
Pagans cook birds (8) : HEATHENS
21
Fastens together 150 snakes (6) : CLASPS
22
Baroness holds back Spanish woman (6) : SENORA
24
Called organization of admen (5) : NAMED
26
Farewell to an Italian food, so to speak (4) : CIAO
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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