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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Aug 28, 2005  CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 69, Across Lite
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Across
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Article about wealthy shortened again and again (6) : THRICE
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Needing money, leaves; returns holding penny (8) : STRAPPED
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"Military strength" might be a man's term (9) : ARMAMENTS
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Singer in Ronettes making comeback (5) : TENOR
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Old Muslim people inhabiting most of Yemen's capital (7) : SARACEN
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Woven lace — it's stretchable (7) : ELASTIC
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Ring around front of dirt bike (5) : PEDAL
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In general, incline to sparkle (7) : GLISTEN
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Still lies uneasily about enclosure (7) : SILENCE
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Material was convincing to the audience (5) : SUEDE
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One very recent quarantine (7) : ISOLATE
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One who flies across Canada via Toronto (7) : AVIATOR
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Start off drawing boat (5) : KETCH
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Mess sergeants' importance (9) : GREATNESS
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Backs last ponies, not first (8) : ENDORSES
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British boy returning around the first for a wedding (6) : BRIDAL
Down
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Byzantine patterns in part of church (8) : TRANSEPT
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Bit of gossip one of the tenants heard (5) : RUMOR
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Company claim turns out funny (7) : COMICAL
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Terrible test receives top grade — there's no accounting for it (5) : TASTE
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Draw near piece of land (7) : ATTRACT
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Regret keeping 1.10 in English money (9) : PENITENCE
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Dictate letters of credit (6) : DIRECT
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Figure on turning shrew on (7) : NONAGON
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"Crooked Democrat is wrong": Koch (9) : DISTORTED
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Repeat one-time excellent price (7) : ITERATE
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Pair is involved in actual retaliation (8) : REPRISAL
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Soap suds covering English kid (7) : LEATHER
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Run, after breaking finest goblet (7) : SNIFTER
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Choose the French jam (6) : PICKLE
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Bird dog loses lead (5) : EAGLE
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Time to look over part of the tire (5) : TREAD
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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