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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Aug 23, 2020 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63
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© 2020, The New York Times
Across
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Adverse conditions spoiled wheat bread (3,7) : BADWEATHER
6
"Beat It" Ella style (4) : SCAT
9
Live down by a hole in the ground (5) : DWELL
10
No fake mutant earthling (4,5) : REALTHING
12
"Accelerator," said Pacino breathlessly (3,5) : GASPEDAL
13
Tell what devilish rascals paint? (6) : IMPART
15
Check New York team returned (4) : STEM
16
Vessel under pressure tossed on Coral Sea (7,3) : AEROSOLCAN
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Wrongly suggest lassoing lassoer (10) : IMPROPERLY
20
Sign submarine captain turned around (4) : OMEN
23
Slippery, sloppy sea creatures (6) : POLYPS
25
"Nova" network obtaining pirate saws (8) : PROVERBS
27
Sport towel a pro tossed (5,4) : WATERPOLO
28
Sri Lankan male in shadow (5) : TAMIL
29
Flower grew (4) : ROSE
30
Outright lecherous offering from a bartender (4,6) : PLUMBRANDY
Down
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Point to Georgia's wine stores (7) : BODEGAS
2
The reverse of zest and haste: time out? (4,5) : DEEPSLEEP
3
Girl's name I list vocally (6) : EILEEN
4
A decade in 3-D was looming (10) : THREATENED
5
"Hairy man" found in thesaurus (4) : ESAU
7
Pull up a set of porcelain dishes (5) : CHINA
8
"Turn clockwise," giant said (7) : TIGHTEN
11
Repeated turkey drumstick target? (3-3) : TOMTOM
14
Tanker docked in cleaner hot spot (6,4) : BOILERROOM
17
Film crew arrived with noodle soup (9) : CAMERAMEN
18
Penny pincher? (6) : COPPER
19
Ruling bananas ripe now (2,5) : INPOWER
21
Sodium rush through one's schnoz (7) : NASALLY
22
A Virginia sailor James Cameron hit (6) : AVATAR
24
Share American yoga position (5) : LOTUS
26
Excessively large hammer, e.g. (4) : TOOL
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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