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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, May 20, 2018 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 28, Blocks: 65, Across Lite, PDF
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Across
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President caught in place with a woman of disrepute (8) : STRUMPET
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A rigid back on a boat (6) : ASTERN
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Group of witches shot in Lady Godiva's town (8) : COVENTRY
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Later, returned for a Chinese dumpling (6) : WONTON
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Soccer's Maradona quit match (5) : DIEGO
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Bunny's relative quiet at hearing top secret? (9) : HAIRPIECE
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Wrong second credit was unsettling (12) : DISCONCERTED
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Brilliant old Peruvian way down (12) : INCANDESCENT
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One-celled animals in a pair came swimming (9) : PARAMECIA
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Figure of speech in poet's last line (5) : TROPE
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Almost quarter of noon: too soon (6) : NEARLY
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Look quickly around Taj Mahal's site for a shadowy picture (8) : SKIAGRAM
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Worked as a sailor, rough in speech (6) : CREWED
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Mixed-up ethicist with the most maddening urges (8) : ITCHIEST
Down
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Withdraw from stutterer's germ? (6) : SECEDE
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Gunned two formations of geese in marsh grass (6) : REVVED
3
Asian rudely mooning Al (9) : MONGOLIAN
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Study of our planet nice teachers arranged (5,7) : EARTHSCIENCE
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Boat's small, circular path (5) : SLOOP
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Plea for chow down in vestibule (8) : ENTREATY
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Wii maker is mean in refusal (8) : NINTENDO
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Cabinet picks trashed domestic carrier? (6,6) : PICNICBASKET
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Physicist confused merchants (5,4) : ERNSTMACH
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The guy's unreasoning fear of Latin America (8) : HISPANIC
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Gangster is neckwear expert (8) : SCARFACE
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Role for Matt Damon carried on the radio (6) : BOURNE
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Frog on TV troubled Mr. Kite (6) : KERMIT
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Fight with Maine general at Appomattox (5) : MELEE
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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