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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Aug 13, 2017 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63, Across Lite, PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times
Across
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From east to west, Mediterranean island's black (5) : SABLE
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Splendid end of summer in San Diego going awry (9) : GRANDIOSE
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List includes a chicken (7) : ROASTER
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Visitors left French article in more than one automobile (7) : CALLERS
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Sea creature devours alien ticketer (5,4) : METERMAID
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One judge is hot (5) : IRATE
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Liberal creep initially read account book (6) : LEDGER
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He's a kind, oddly antisocial person (8) : SKINHEAD
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Reportedly leaves pie and ice cream (8) : DESSERTS
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Meal about over (6) : REPAST
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Anticipate a Mass being said (5) : AWAIT
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Cautioned about what's going on in school (9) : EDUCATION
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Tiresome Theodore promises to pay (7) : TEDIOUS
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Ranted wildly about Good Friday TV program (7) : DRAGNET
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One who struggles with Italian money (9) : CONTENDER
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The Spanish and the German church official (5) : ELDER
Down
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Mixed-up Southern Conservative talked pointlessly (9) : SCRAMBLED
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Darn bishop went on and on (7) : BLASTED
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Go in the middle, not the front (5) : ENTER
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Bug an inhabitant of Potsdam (6) : GERMAN
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Franz Ferdinand, for one, cooked chard, peeled salad veggies (8) : ARCHDUKE
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Trifling, fourth-rate treaty (9) : DALLIANCE
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Poet arranged to take time to work (7) : OPERATE
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Make certain, losing right to follow (5) : ENSUE
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Choose Stewart English to be conductor (9) : ELECTRODE
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Turning over rubbish, one observed part of a bomb (9) : DETONATOR
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Emphasized the return of 18-Across (8) : STRESSED
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"Honest and intelligent" describes understudy (5-2) : STANDIN
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Straight dealing (but not straight) (7) : ALIGNED
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Essentially misunderstands part (6) : SUNDER
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Not in favor of college prank (5) : ANTIC
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Words of wisdom, time and time again (5) : ADAGE
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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