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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

NY Times, Sun, Nov 13, 2011 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 65, Across Lite
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across
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Young English horse adopted by Peg (7) : TEENAGE
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Notice excellent record at Hawaii university (7) : ADELPHI
9
Intranets, perhaps, in existence for a short time (9) : TRANSIENT
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Undresses the wrong way to take a siesta (5) : SLEEP
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Self-centered person, for one, is enthralled by part of the Bible (6) : EGOIST
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Detective story writer not crazy about medication (8) : SPILLANE
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Disreputable character looks for gold in deep waters (9) : SEAMINESS
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Time, they say, is what we have (4) : OURS
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A-X victim (4) : PREY
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They make acquisitions for doctors (9) : PROCURERS
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In conclusion, old city is timeless (8) : ENDURING
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Get rid of last of grape jam (6) : SCRAPE
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Next rack holds special edition (5) : EXTRA
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Involved in endless bit of magic near end of performance (9) : INTRICATE
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Land that is cultivated until mature (7) : TILLAGE
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Wee, small hours? Not quite (7) : MINUTES
Down
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Leads the right during set-up (7) : TETHERS
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Time to muse (5) : ERATO
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One who kills two fools at home (8) : ASSASSIN
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Sporting contest doesn't end in a tie (4) : EVEN
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One clue about Italian food (9) : ANTIPASTO
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Expending little effort, like one in the Spanish athletic club (6) : EASILY
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Virgin embracing circus performer getting up early (9) : PREMATURE
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Blow away one topless monarch (7) : IMPRESS
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Narrative can lead to changes (9) : ANECDOTAL
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Dear old flame lost in thought (9) : EXPENSIVE
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Use lowest-grade oil (8) : FUNCTION
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Here - it's a gift (7) : PRESENT
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Starts to sup, having creamed leeks and Israeli bread (7) : SHEKELS
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Mistakes are holding sailor back (6) : ERRATA
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A great stop on a cruise (5) : AVAST
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Object, initially in tatters, eventually mended (4) : ITEM
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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