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Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Henry Rathvon
Henry Rathvon

NY Times, Sun, Jan 28, 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. F.B.I. director fired by Trump circumvents low-grade farce (6) : COMEDY
4. Spiral lock culprits damaged (4,4) : SPITCURL
9. Whisper the name of Bertrand audibly (6) : RUSTLE
10. Pronounced gains for people in the forecasting business (8) : PROPHETS
12. A male cat I keep in a kennel these days (6,3) : ATOMICAGE
13. Supermarket section is flanked by beer (5) : AISLE
14. Celebrating a wedding three times, embracing crew (8,4) : THROWINGRICE
18. Supreme Court agitated someone on a Mac (8,4) : COMPUTERUSER
21. Feel sorry about all but the first wading bird (5) : EGRET
22. Reflect on newfangled staff symbol (5,4) : TENORCLEF
24. Novel antihero making waves? (2,3,3) : ONTHEAIR
25. In a manner of speaking, my Thai cocktail (3,3) : MAITAI
26. To arrive at X in an oral presentation, goes over the figures again (8) : RECHECKS
27. George Burns role: buddy returning cuddly pooch (3,3) : LAPDOG
1. Fruit carts run wild (8) : CURRANTS
2. State what we'd do if we lost a vowel? (8) : MISSOURI
3. Home to millions in Citadel Hill (5) : DELHI
5. Carrying out each mascot standing (12) : PERPETRATING
6. Hoofer pranced at burlesque (3,6) : TAPDANCER
7. Use any plastic on edge (6) : UNEASY
8. Polish person with a strong desire? (6) : LUSTER
11. March honoree isn't involved in spring prank (5,7) : SAINTPATRICK
15. Response to a knock on the door of the shower, perhaps? (4,5) : WHOSTHERE
16. Alone, I had sandwiches very tardy (8) : ISOLATED
17. Work using a compass in Land's End water sport (8) : DRAFTING
19. Might it be routed differently? (6) : DETOUR
20. Blue hospital room concerned with issues of the ear (6) : EROTIC
23. Western prop carried by Maria Tallchief (5) : RIATA
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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