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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Mar 04, 2001 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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Saturn, to a wandering space traveler (9) : ASTRONAUT
6
A shot to upset Big Brother? (5) : ABBOT
9
Article of faith from the East or the West (5) : TENET
10
Listen to guy play the guitar - it really sucks (9) : MAELSTROM
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Augments groups of buildings (9) : COMPOUNDS
12
First pair of trainees finish course (5) : TREND
13
Sound from a pen: no writing fluid (4) : OINK
14
Player at the ballpark roasting nuts (8) : ORGANIST
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Patsy makes Ray crazy (4,4) : EASYMARK
20
Boom box (4) : SPAR
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Archaic language includes metallic sound (5) : CLANG
25
Around mid-January, chairman reorganized part of China (9) : MANCHURIA
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Strip-mined salt, oddly (9) : DISMANTLE
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Ring fitted with red gem (5) : PEARL
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Note the payment to the church (5) : TITHE
29
Carol admitted something unique (9) : SINGLETON
Down
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I gag after painting vegetable (9) : ARTICHOKE
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English people in pavilions and apartments (9) : TENEMENTS
3
Choice work time: 10-noon (6) : OPTION
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Eccentric old man is some kind of nut (6) : ALMOND
5
Possibly rate certain prize (8) : TREASURE
6
A Latina's surprisingly from a region of France (8) : ALSATIAN
7
Exclude, for example, returning boat (5) : BARGE
8
Bashful, Dopey and one tagged "Contrary" (5) : TIMID
15
I'm left with insect of great significance (9) : IMPORTANT
16
Something that covers Simon inside wrecked train (9) : TARPAULIN
17
Government's leader in Arab state to leave the country (8) : EMIGRATE
18
Chatters about one thousand monkeys (8) : PRIMATES
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Reportedly, one after the other put in a P.O.W. camp (6) : INTERN
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Fellow atop the Spanish church (6) : CHAPEL
23
Future officer (not a gentleman) ate crudely (5) : CADET
24
Cassette containing something of value (5) : ASSET
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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