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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, May 31, 1998 Cryptic Crossword

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
1
C
R
2
E
W
3
C
U
4
T
5
M
E
6
S
S
7
I
E
8
R
O
G
A
R
E
T
N
O
9
H
E
A
D
S
T
A
R
T
10
R
A
T
I
O
O
D
H
P
R
I
E
M
11
R
E
S
U
M
E
12
C
O
N
V
E
R
S
E
T
E
N
E
F
R
13
S
U
14
P
E
R
H
15
E
R
O
16
M
E
T
S
E
E
S
M
17
S
R
18
S
E
R
F
19
T
R
E
A
C
H
E
R
20
Y
C
C
21
I
R
H
I
22
A
T
H
E
N
I
A
N
23
L
E
S
24
S
E
E
R
A
S
N
25
B
M
U
L
26
L
A
N
C
E
27
G
R
A
T
I
F
I
E
D
E
C
A
E
R
N
T
E
28
T
H
E
R
M
O
S
29
B
U
G
B
E
A
R
© 1998, The New York Times
Across
1
John wearing new, cuter hair style (4,3) : CREWCUT
5
Comparatively untidy hockey star (7) : MESSIER
9
The man notices sharp edge (4,5) : HEADSTART
10
Right at 10, or 10:11, maybe (5) : RATIO
11
Pick up note: "Big birds returning" (6) : RESUME
12
Talk? Just the opposite (8) : CONVERSE
13
He's pure or impure comic book character (9) : SUPERHERO
16
Baseball team to stop back (4) : METS
18
Old servant waves to the audience (4) : SERF
19
Mentor beginning to yell about radical violation of faith (9) : TREACHERY
22
Subsequently, Scottish John follows a certain Greek (8) : ATHENIAN
23
R nt r? (6) : LESSEE
26
Look after the first weapon (5) : LANCE
27
Happy group's leader approved (9) : GRATIFIED
28
Nothing in the rooms but a coffee container (7) : THERMOS
29
Surveillance device next to brook is a source of annoyance (7) : BUGBEAR
Down
1
Firm replaced short associates (7) : COHORTS
2
Say "Sad nuts!" -- an old oath (5) : EGADS
3
Notes simple material for sweaters (8) : CASHMERE
4
Snare split from bottom to top (4) : TRAP
5
It keeps time underground north of an Alaskan city (9) : METRONOME
6
Try crossing East River (6) : STRIVE
7
Obstruct one rent-free arrangement (9) : INTERFERE
8
Tenants gossip loudly (7) : ROOMERS
14
Possibly sit on broken cane (9) : PERCHANCE
15
Alienates mess sergeants (9) : ESTRANGES
17
Plotting to spill the beans about science course (8) : SCHEMING
18
Red mark on permit (7) : SCARLET
20
Club one old-timer -- he surrenders (7) : YIELDER
21
Bit of Italian means "Cut what the tailor measures" (6) : INSEAM
24
Piece of music is declared saccharine (5) : SUITE
25
Pointed part that is missing from doll (4) : BARB
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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