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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jul 06, 2014 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63, Across Lite
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across
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Red-hot item: club attendee taking off top (5) : EMBER
4
Ditch a worker is cutting (9) : TRENCHANT
9
Bore California left-winger after Gore leaves (7) : CALIBER
10
Something like a canine in size or sound (7) : INCISOR
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Hero tells tales about leader of fascist state (9) : LIFESAVER
12
Send clock back (5) : REMIT
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Sign on broken line second time (6) : ENLIST
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Like a rope left on a desert island (8) : STRANDED
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Band of sticky stuff getting narrower (8) : TAPERING
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Ultimate, but not ultimate, ancient city (6) : THEBES
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Rest caught by an outsider (5) : ALIEN
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Boxer's kin ate garden salad (5,4) : GREATDANE
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Nothing at breakfast, perhaps, but gruel (7) : OATMEAL
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Plain white country home enthralls one (7) : VANILLA
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In place of offer, study is prohibited (9) : FORBIDDEN
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Embarrassed to be in company? Believe it (5) : CREDO
Down
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Former room ten redesignated A-1 (9) : EXCELLENT
2
Ominous amount of hay? (7) : BALEFUL
3
Puzzle about school vehicle (5) : REBUS
4
Nearly three out of four are successful (6) : THRIVE
5
Leave the country (Kuwait or Qatar) around the third of August (8) : EMIGRATE
6
Pest tossed rock inside carriage (9) : COCKROACH
7
A small amount Koch took for granted (7) : ASSUMED
8
Sailor returned to deck (5) : TAROT
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Plain green site developed (9) : SERENGETI
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Bad hombre (Spanish) enters, does hustle (9) : DESPERADO
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Curled up, arms raised, gymnastic beginner went first (8) : SNUGGLED
19
Isn't interrupting a pop artist (7) : PAINTER
21
Liberal composed touchy-feely letters? (7) : BRAILLE
22
"Paradise" cast name (6) : HEAVEN
23
One stupid person comes back cool (5) : ALOOF
25
Garment a pair cut, reportedly (5) : TUNIC
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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