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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: , Blocks: 63, Across Lite

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© 2017, The New York Times
Across Down
1. From east to west, Mediterranean island's black (5) : SABLE
4. Splendid end of summer in San Diego going awry (9) : GRANDIOSE
9. List includes a chicken (7) : ROASTER
10. Visitors left French article in more than one automobile (7) : CALLERS
11. Sea creature devours alien ticketer (5,4) : METERMAID
12. One judge is hot (5) : IRATE
13. Liberal creep initially read account book (6) : LEDGER
15. He's a kind, oddly antisocial person (8) : SKINHEAD
18. Reportedly leaves pie and ice cream (8) : DESSERTS
20. Meal about over (6) : REPAST
23. Anticipate a Mass being said (5) : AWAIT
24. Cautioned about what's going on in school (9) : EDUCATION
26. Tiresome Theodore promises to pay (7) : TEDIOUS
27. Ranted wildly about Good Friday TV program (7) : DRAGNET
28. One who struggles with Italian money (9) : CONTENDER
29. The Spanish and the German church official (5) : ELDER
1. Mixed-up Southern Conservative talked pointlessly (9) : SCRAMBLED
2. Darn bishop went on and on (7) : BLASTED
3. Go in the middle, not the front (5) : ENTER
4. Bug an inhabitant of Potsdam (6) : GERMAN
5. Franz Ferdinand, for one, cooked chard, peeled salad veggies (8) : ARCHDUKE
6. Trifling, fourth-rate treaty (9) : DALLIANCE
7. Poet arranged to take time to work (7) : OPERATE
8. Make certain, losing right to follow (5) : ENSUE
14. Choose Stewart English to be conductor (9) : ELECTRODE
16. Turning over rubbish, one observed part of a bomb (9) : DETONATOR
17. Emphasized the return of 18-Across (8) : STRESSED
19. "Honest and intelligent" describes understudy (5-2) : STANDIN
21. Straight dealing (but not straight) (7) : ALIGNED
22. Essentially misunderstands part (6) : SUNDER
23. Not in favor of college prank (5) : ANTIC
25. 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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