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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Oct 21, 2018 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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© 2018, The New York Times
Across
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Placard about South American city at the back (9) : POSTERIOR
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Opposed to Conservative caper (5) : ANTIC
9
Ring for each giant contraption in use (9) : OPERATING
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In from a Hawaiian city (5) : OMAHA
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One or the other one in number? (6) : EITHER
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Beginning to move, cooked slowly and plunged into water (8) : IMMERSED
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Particular editor flipped over last part (6) : DETAIL
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Hint, in one poem, the exact opposite (8) : ANTIPODE
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Exotic Oriental tale (8) : RELATION
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It acts oddly inert (6) : STATIC
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French father consuming veal or beef spread (8) : PERMEATE
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Move to support the Spanish (6) : PROPEL
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Provide food for Kitty, the Cockney woman (5) : CATER
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Draw old crew member (9) : STALEMATE
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An overturned pigpen is filthy (5) : NASTY
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A male in a teepee making amends (9) : ATONEMENT
Down
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In favor of one who sells food (9) : PROVENDER
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Reportedly delivered bouquet (5) : SCENT
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Artist initially erased celebrity register (9) : ENAMELIST
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Goddess exists (lives) (4) : ISIS
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Group of soldiers let soldier and me inside (8) : REGIMENT
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Fuss about love (5) : ADORE
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One leaving railways left ship (9) : TRANSPORT
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Funny fellow swallowing hot vegetable (5) : CHARD
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Bears are found in two groups heading north (9) : TOLERATES
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Act as a mediator, bury and give up (9) : INTERCEDE
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Golden wing in the center of former coin (9) : EXCELLENT
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High-born Italian opposed to returning something of value (8) : CONTESSA
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Write about California nut (5) : PECAN
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Old, like a nobleman? (5) : EARLY
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Quiet bit for the audience (5) : PEACE
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The way to eat cold Mexican food (4) : TACO
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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