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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Jan 23, 2011 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 28, Blocks: 61, Across Lite
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across
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I.R.S. agents wildly making claims (9) : ASSERTING
6
Gets ready to shoot birds in a barnyard (5) : COCKS
9
Dangerous agent added to Italian city lawyer's retinue (9,6) : ANDROMEDASTRAIN
10
Mother was introduced to one of today's leading playwrights (5) : MAMET
11
Board openings in no way complete things for auditors (9) : KNOTHOLES
12
Young lady holding unoriginal ceremonies near the end (4,5) : LASTRITES
14
Food common at dinner or after one (5) : PASTA
15
The first person in diplomacy silently understood (5) : TACIT
17
Sort of stem from "Cheers" conversation (9) : ROOTSTALK
19
Skip around tavern yard and barely get wet? (6-3) : SKINNYDIP
21
Shankar's ending a blast with Indian music (5) : RAGAS
23
Note: credit card's wrong, and you were right (1,5,9) : ISTANDCORRECTED
24
Bulletin board items required payment for speakers (5) : TACKS
25
Parent led travels for a distant world (3,6) : REDPLANET
Down
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Spook with a large tentacle (5) : ALARM
2
Stomach acidosis strangely mixing pain and pleasure (15) : SADOMASOCHISTIC
3
Bird list containing nothing (7) : ROOSTER
4
Improve the condition of creakiest athlete (3-6) : ICESKATER
5
Nicaragua now carries Peruvian fertilizer (5) : GUANO
6
Heard of tomato sauce? Join the rest of us (5,2) : CATCHUP
7
Actor who portrayed Henry VIII's show of mirth in dance (7,8) : CHARLESLAUGHTON
8
Principal of school and head of staff listen for dangerous fish (4,5) : SANDSHARK
12
Tough job assignment: unfortunately, that's life (4,5) : LATESHIFT
13
One of today's leading playwrights reportedly blocked at the opening (9) : STOPPERED
16
People renting properties with a number of bugs (7) : TENANTS
18
New ruler as strange as something in a dream (7) : SURREAL
20
Delaware company restricted room furnishings (5) : DECOR
22
Expressing regret in response to an Egyptian president (5) : SADAT
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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