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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jul 04, 2004 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across
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First-class meals, right? (9) : STARBOARD
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Articles about a little food vessel (5) : AORTA
9
Delight in bringing us together (5) : GUSTO
10
Hate to be a man I destroyed (9) : ABOMINATE
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Necessary small bit of enzyme in saltine crackers (9) : ESSENTIAL
12
Longed for cooler head after article lost (5) : ACHED
13
Eager prima donna making a comeback (4) : AVID
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Brave disguised last facial blemish (8) : STALWART
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Solemn, in the ultimate, like stone inscriptions (8) : ENGRAVED
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Pretty good food, we're told (4) : FAIR
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Walk crookedly with a hangover? (5) : WEAVE
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Church in rundown area accepts white porcelain items (9) : CHINAWARE
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Nasty female name: Silver Bug (9) : TERMAGANT
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Group of musicians turned to hugging and so forth (5) : OCTET
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Something everyone has - part of a door (5) : HINGE
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True raise enthralls certain corporate officer (9) : TREASURER
Down
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Separate rotten Easter egg (9) : SEGREGATE
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Helping fool one con (9) : ASSISTING
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Britain has a pro football team (6) : BROWNS
4
Song about a bachelor's place in Asia (6) : ARABIA
5
End of sandal worn by bum sported little beads (8) : DROPLETS
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Friendly mother flipped over independent guy (8) : AMICABLE
7
Get to give a sermon topless (5) : REACH
8
Truly poor change (5) : AMEND
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White, like botanist's first flower (9) : ALABASTER
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One who bothers people between two high hills (9) : TORMENTOR
17
Delicate material - tear roughly? Tear roughly! (8) : LACERATE
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Inclination to write song (8) : PENCHANT
21
Jot name, holding end of ballpoint (6) : TITTLE
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Note tailless rodent. Noted (6) : FAMOUS
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Change all but the first character in "Macbeth" (5) : WITCH
24
In favor of wearing one garment (5) : APRON
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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