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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Jul 08, 2001 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63, Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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Disguises first of many questions (5) : MASKS
4
Throw cold water on fellow washing stuff (9) : DETERGENT
9
Renault changes gear (7) : NEUTRAL
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Pacify a wise person holding us back (7) : ASSUAGE
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Approximated time, dates incorrectly (9) : ESTIMATED
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Kinky British diaper (5) : NAPPY
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Some lettuce covers brunch offering (6) : OMELET
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Gloomy Democrat to admit defeat (8) : DOWNBEAT
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Beset by stress, I had misfortune (8) : ACCIDENT
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A place for wine merchant, we hear (6) : CELLAR
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Cry of discovery about record beginning (5) : ALPHA
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Explain cryptic clue I see (9) : ELUCIDATE
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Feel bad during boxing match and quit (4,3) : BAILOUT
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In contact with a secure holy man (7) : AGAINST
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Variable rates involving certain prizes (9) : TREASURES
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More mature metalworker loses head (5) : ELDER
Down
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State foolishly, “It’s one man” (9) : MINNESOTA
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Ruin coal bucket (7) : SCUTTLE
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Leave Antony and others upset (5) : SCRAM
4
Barely passing Italian, slow pupils do this (6) : DILATE
5
Sign of sadness confused predator (8) : TEARDROP
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Vibration on a screen, perhaps (9) : RESONANCE
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Former large model (7) : EXAMPLE
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Little support over what Sen. Clinton represents (5) : TEENY
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Tries to stop over, as ordered (9) : ENDEAVORS
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One who is annoying to Republican adviser (9) : TORMENTOR
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Old family member can possibly start to explain endless tale (8) : ANCESTOR
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Turn over 7, for example (7) : CAPSIZE
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Well-informed Liberal was paid (7) : LEARNED
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Article penned by young reporters Marti and Batista (6) : CUBANS
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Fancy boat carrying British religious man (5) : ABBOT
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Rodent inside that is angry (5) : IRATE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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