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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Oct 05, 2008 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times

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Across
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Pepper, for example, is ground, not minced (9) : CONDIMENT
6
Stop holding large comforter (5) : QUILT
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Conservative person's got to return a wagon (9) : CONESTOGA
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Moonshiner tries to keep still (5) : INERT
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Go to bed and get sleepy again? (6) : RETIRE
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Fit to make ex-G.I. suffer (8) : DOVETAIL
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Fliers truly full of endless anger (6) : AIRMEN
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A pair of scissors cut off rose (8) : ASCENDED
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The man's independent, brown, kind of square, reluctant to act (8) : HESITANT
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Pack animal with place of refuge (6) : BURROW
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Note unopened barrier around excavation (8) : EMINENCE
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Nothing for each fastener (6) : ZIPPER
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Time to pull apart swing (5) : TREND
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Appealing grenadine concoction (9) : ENDEARING
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Passage I'll read aloud (5) : AISLE
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Good fellow taking walk inside rocket-launching area (9) : SPACEPORT
Down
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Pest tossed rock into train (9) : COCKROACH
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Group of nine — no, ten — returns (5) : NONET
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Rebellious elected officials calling for immediate attention (9) : INSURGENT
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School letter turned up (4) : ETON
5
Kid about Hawaiian singer and college restaurant (8) : TEAHOUSE
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Get all but the first two sheets of paper (5) : QUIRE
7
I loudly vilify person from Reykjavik (9) : ICELANDER
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Utter "child" to the Italian (5) : TOTAL
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River horse's relative gets back rough quality (9) : RASPINESS
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Explain cryptic clue one time (9) : ELUCIDATE
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Dean, at first, throwing out Frank (9) : DOWNRIGHT
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Football players receiving new pants (8) : KNICKERS
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Next rack holds special edition (5) : EXTRA
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Keep on losing right to clothe (5) : ENDUE
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First-rate Victorian operator (5) : PRIMO
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Thought I would point to scarlet letter (4) : IDEA
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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