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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, May 08, 2016 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 28, Blocks: 69
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C
R
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U
M
3
P
E
4
T
S
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C
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L
O
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G
U
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P
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A
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A
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G
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G
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M
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C
E
P
A
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N
O
R
A
H
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E
R
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R
O
R
L
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S
S
T
D
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R
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D
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I
N
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N
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N
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S
T
A
N
T
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K
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A
S
T
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L
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N
O
N
E
T
O
O
S
O
O
N
E
O
P
N
G
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G
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K
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A
D
D
R
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E
S
S
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D
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A
D
O
R
N
D
Y
R
E
L
D
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I
N
N
I
N
G
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S
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K
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N
G
N
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R
N
V
H
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G
U
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S
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G
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T
© 2016, The New York Times
Across
1
Toasted snacks from a varied spectrum (8) : CRUMPETS
5
Vessel gets around log jam (4,2) : CLOGUP
9
Really big date to perform like a clown (8) : GIGANTIC
10
Entertainer that presumably holds back (6) : AMUSER
11
Nary a cheer for Ms. Jones (5) : NORAH
12
Perfect roles with some duplicated parts changing? (9) : ERRORLESS
14
At once, saint converted - sometimes more than once? (2,2,7) : INANINSTANT
18
Just in time, using notes freely and as often as needed? (4,3,4) : NONETOOSOON
21
Spoke about dares tossed about repeatedly? (9) : ADDRESSED
23
Deck party held by a nurse (5) : ADORN
24
In the lead after the first frame at Fenway (6) : INNING
25
Batting fine in Series (8) : STROKING
26
Blew $1,000 you exchanged in Mexico? (6) : GUSTED
27
Officer material: army member (8) : SERGEANT
Down
1
Fellow fellow - that's clear (6) : COGENT
2
Take your belt off during dancing (6) : UNGIRD
3
Spinoza follower's job at a trouser shop? (9) : PANTHEIST
4
Twinkling Egyptian god crowns ancient horned beast (11) : TRICERATOPS
6
Worse French translation of "The Sea" (5) : LAMER
7
"Accelerator," said Pacino breathlessly? (3,5) : GASPEDAL
8
Standard web page about a sponge (8) : PARASITE
13
Whole point of Senator Reid reforming (6,5) : RAISONDETRE
15
Join the chorus wrong and miss on G (4,5) : SINGALONG
16
A listener's in want of massage action (8) : KNEADING
17
Sources of relief? Oddly, yes and no (8) : ANODYNES
19
Famous nude opera star after exit (6) : GODIVA
20
One called Sir Kay when the sun is down (6) : KNIGHT
22
Banks used by her niece (5) : ERNIE
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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