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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Aug 24, 2008 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 28, Blocks: 69
1
B
E
2
A
R
3
S
T
4
E
A
5
R
N
6
S
E
S
H
L
O
M
7
I
8
I
9
D
I
T
T
O
10
D
E
T
R
A
I
N
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D
L
H
O
E
T
R
S
L
11
A
B
E
T
T
E
R
12
E
N
T
I
T
L
E
M
C
O
R
A
S
13
P
A
R
Q
U
E
14
T
E
D
15
M
A
N
E
T
O
T
A
A
O
T
16
P
A
W
N
S
17
C
A
M
E
R
A
M
E
18
N
I
F
O
T
E
O
19
P
I
L
A
20
T
E
S
21
A
M
A
S
S
E
D
P
I
H
H
T
L
S
O
22
I
N
E
A
R
N
E
S
T
23
S
N
A
F
U
N
S
E
L
I
I
G
B
24
W
E
L
L
C
O
N
T
E
N
T
© 2008, The New York Times
Across
1
Former brokerage firm reportedly exposed rear ends (4,7) : BEARSTEARNS
9
Mark held it together somewhat (5) : DITTO
10
Stopped outside Denver's terminal and got off the choo-choo (9) : DETRAINED
11
A superior helper (7) : ABETTER
12
I let ten changes qualify (7) : ENTITLE
13
For the audience, stadium assistant made a patterned floor (9) : PARQUETED
15
Painter of Earthling and Martian (5) : MANET
16
Hocks part of a chess set (5) : PAWNS
17
Movie crew showed up with Asian noodles (9) : CAMERAMEN
19
Pontius's fitness routine (7) : PILATES
21
Put together a pole on a ship in the sound (7) : AMASSED
22
Seriously, one warm den (2,7) : INEARNEST
23
A big mess as fun gets out of hand (5) : SNAFU
24
Very happy water or oil? (4-7) : WELLCONTENT
Down
1
Asylum with piano and reading light (7) : BEDLAMP
2
Lower-case shift moved in a straight line (2,3,4,5) : ASTHECROWFLIES
3
Shouts about very regressive gunfights (9) : SHOOTOUTS
4
Bush is held in cruel derision (5) : ELDER
5
European city's skunk blocker (9) : ROTTERDAM
6
Elegant and stylish streetcars making a comeback (5) : SMART
7
Rapid transmission altered seat assignment (7,7) : INSTANTMESSAGE
8
Liberal inside that is working the least (6) : IDLEST
14
Crisp tortilla the locals cooked (4,5) : TACOSHELL
15
Heinous act — sadly, it's normal (6,3) : MORTALSIN
16
Dot, Peg and a Broadway musical (6) : PIPPIN
18
Obviously bound to burst (2,5) : NODOUBT
20
Tossed over, from what we hear (5) : THREW
21
Room next to jerk (5) : ATTIC
Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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