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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, May 20, 2007  CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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A
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A
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S
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
1
First part of journey interrupted by a racket (7) : LEADING
5
Standard-cut vegetable (7) : PARSNIP
9
Strangely endearing kind of syrup (9) : GRENADINE
10
Bound to drop fifth piece of parsley (5) : SPRIG
11
Circle right around horse and East Asian ass (6) : ONAGER
12
Upsets French people with lecherous tendencies (8) : FLUSTERS
13
Lost sticker, as an afterthought, I'm returning (9) : MISPLACED
16
Smack runners, first to last (4) : KISS
18
Steal yellow parrot (4) : COPY
19
Sympathetic vibration reproduced on a screen (9) : RESONANCE
22
The English accepting first-class actor (8) : THESPIAN
23
Wicked person embraces Republican crony (6) : FRIEND
26
Record "King of the Road" after Jolson (5) : ALBUM
27
Revolved (turned around) on explosive device (9) : DETONATOR
28
Silvery fish biting royal fraternity member (7) : SHRINER
29
Talk at length about the Spanish ecclesiastic (7) : PRELATE
Down
1
North African set up space to stretch out (7) : LEGROOM
2
Region around North Stadium (5) : ARENA
3
Actress Adjani is one beautiful woman (8) : ISABELLE
4
Get hold of tailless grouse (4) : GRIP
5
Musical compositions comprising 100 bars (9) : PRECLUDES
6
Fight is covered by everyone else (6) : RESIST
7
Like women from Bergen wearing no slips (9) : NORWEGIAN
8
Identify a South American constellation (7) : PEGASUS
14
Step clumsily on hot coal — start to fall (9) : SEPTEMBER
15
Herb, Rico, Dotty and Cockney woman (9) : CORIANDER
17
Charm one's way in (8) : ENTRANCE
18
Pirate's weapon drew blood from girl (7) : CUTLASS
20
Get behind last pony, not first (7) : ENDORSE
21
Brought up to call dad "Tarzan" (6) : APEMAN
24
Text rarely covers more than is necessary (5) : EXTRA
25
On the first 16 letters of the alphabet (4) : ATOP
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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