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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, May 20, 2018 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 65, Across Lite

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© 2018, The New York Times
Across Down
1. President caught in place with a woman of disrepute (8) : STRUMPET
5. A rigid back on a boat (6) : ASTERN
9. Group of witches shot in Lady Godiva's town (8) : COVENTRY
10. Later, returned for a Chinese dumpling (6) : WONTON
12. Soccer's Maradona quit match (5) : DIEGO
13. Bunny's relative quiet at hearing top secret? (9) : HAIRPIECE
14. Wrong second credit was unsettling (12) : DISCONCERTED
18. Brilliant old Peruvian way down (12) : INCANDESCENT
21. One-celled animals in a pair came swimming (9) : PARAMECIA
23. Figure of speech in poet's last line (5) : TROPE
24. Almost quarter of noon: too soon (6) : NEARLY
25. Look quickly around Taj Mahal's site for a shadowy picture (8) : SKIAGRAM
26. Worked as a sailor, rough in speech (6) : CREWED
27. Mixed-up ethicist with the most maddening urges (8) : ITCHIEST
1. Withdraw from stutterer's germ? (6) : SECEDE
2. Gunned two formations of geese in marsh grass (6) : REVVED
3. Asian rudely mooning Al (9) : MONGOLIAN
4. Study of our planet nice teachers arranged (5,7) : EARTHSCIENCE
6. Boat's small, circular path (5) : SLOOP
7. Plea for chow down in vestibule (8) : ENTREATY
8. Wii maker is mean in refusal (8) : NINTENDO
11. Cabinet picks trashed domestic carrier? (6,6) : PICNICBASKET
15. Physicist confused merchants (5,4) : ERNSTMACH
16. The guy's unreasoning fear of Latin America (8) : HISPANIC
17. Gangster is neckwear expert (8) : SCARFACE
19. Role for Matt Damon carried on the radio (6) : BOURNE
20. Frog on TV troubled Mr. Kite (6) : KERMIT
22. Fight with Maine general at Appomattox (5) : MELEE
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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