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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Apr 20, 2008 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 30, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times

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Across
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For starters, Christmas trees to topple (5,2,3) : FIRSTOFALL
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Ranks fights (4) : ROWS
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Listen to number and cheer up (7) : HEARTEN
10
Cheese in bed eaten by Hayworth (7) : RICOTTA
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Bush of greater age (5) : ELDER
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Mobile device I have for the audience (4,5) : CELLPHONE
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Sharpen pen with candor (7) : HONESTY
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Passionate members of quaint ensemble (7) : INTENSE
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Call me Ezra or shut up (7) : IMPOUND
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Party drink for a Greek nymph (7) : GALATEA
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Stumble in little line of stores (5,4) : STRIPMALL
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Darned mutt stands in front of street (5) : CURST
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Star soldier and war god (7) : ANTARES
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Slow-moving article by Italian poet (7) : ANDANTE
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Compass heading as in "Alien" (4) : EAST
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Model or starlet's desperate plan (4,6) : LASTRESORT
Down
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Roughly increase half the readings from 32 to 212 (10,5) : FAHRENHEITSCALE
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African raced carrying baton (7) : RWANDAN
3
Boy king or private teacher (5) : TUTOR
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Particular part of a fish far from tasteful (7) : FINICKY
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"Laurel," I said, "is an enchanting lady" (7) : LORELEI
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Hackneyed rendition of "Our Town" (7) : OUTWORN
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Declaration about split in diplomats' agency (5,10) : STATEDEPARTMENT
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The M in Money? (7) : CAPITAL
15
Hard-to-solve clue upset Mr. Wilder (7) : STUMPER
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Private eye ranks National League team (7) : PIRATES
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Bogus, as a deed for a salt lake (4,3) : DEADSEA
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Vex a New Testament beau (7) : GALLANT
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Masked man's sidekick around Oregon city (7) : TORONTO
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Sponge down in a prison (5) : CADGE
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