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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Dec 16, 2007  CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 63, Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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"Go downhill and stop," I pontificate (11) : DETERIORATE
7
"Affirmative," I announced (3) : AYE
9
Creamy cheese part eaten by feline (9) : CAMEMBERT
10
Mob fight captured by recording (5) : CROWD
11
"Popular evergreen," you declared (3) : YEW
12
"Cracked a tart clue," I remark with clarity (10) : ARTICULATE
14
Cassette distorted action in a court (4,4) : TESTCASE
16
Problem for a musician in splitting rent (3,3) : TINEAR
18
A person keeping Christmas tree lit (2,4) : ONFIRE
20
Medical specialist catching true fish (8) : STURGEON
23
For someone unable to read, I will repeat (10) : ILLITERATE
25
"One in a flock," you uttered (3) : EWE
27
Old Greek recalled Old Testament mountain (5) : PLATO
28
Construction expert ran over to Mobile (9) : RENOVATOR
29
"Watch," I said (3) : EYE
30
"Last of the military police," I say again, "in New York" (6,5) : EMPIRESTATE
Down
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Try PIN code, scrambling a spy's work (10) : DECRYPTION
2
Back in the day, recalled Tool Issue (4,3) : TIMEWAS
3
Some spirits and couple of banshees dance (5) : RUMBA
4
Open question: Tax too much? (8) : OVERTASK
5
Assault by nail (6) : ATTACK
6
Rearranged six Creole wood cuttings (9) : EXCELSIOR
7
Disciple brewed top ales (7) : APOSTLE
8
Take Mary Baker for a whirl? (4) : EDDY
13
Producer of citrus or green tea mixes (6,4) : ORANGETREE
15
Steroid developed nice torso (9) : CORTISONE
17
Squad's first coach is thinner? (8) : STRAINER
19
After failing, goalie sadly leaves (7) : FOLIAGE
21
Pick out sun god and Agamemnon's daughter (7) : ELECTRA
22
Too much carried backward (2,4) : DETROP
24
Except for the first, digs brownies (5) : ELVES
26
Recess amid cheap seats (4) : APSE
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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