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CRYPTIC #2: Labor Day Special

◆◆ · By Hoyt Arcane · Published 9 months ago

Constructor's Note: Dream to revolt against company, fellow worker (7). Thanks to Nate Cardin for test-solving.
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  • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 9 months ago
    • Mike D 16:43 · 9 months ago
      Oo this was fun! Maybe the closest I've come to getting a cryptic - just had a couple left when I gave up
      • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 9 months ago
        Thanks for solving as always, Mike!
      • Byron 🤓27:38 · 7 months ago
        The first and last pairing was excellent.
      1AClass's argument for retail reform backed by first two in attendance (11)
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Class's argument for retail reform backed by first two in attendance (11)
      2. 8A
        "What's that horrible smell?!?" "Root beer turnover and jam" (3, 2)
      3. 9A
        Ban Gabe from dancing -- foxtrot is not allowed (7)
      4. 10A
        Roast nuts, in a way (5)
      5. 11A
        In imperfect tense: "9 is a square number" (7)
      6. 12A
        "Increase large weights in cold den," suggests author (5 8)
      7. 15A
        Beer and wine distributed evenly across tablecloth? Cool (7)
      8. 18A
        Undercover agent (second from left) hiding behind two magazines (5)
      9. 20A
        Treated like a god, one way or another (7)
      10. 22A
        Skipped the restaurant, say, after a Tuesday article in Die Zeit (3, 2)
      11. 23A
        Class in Boise confused about university requiring (for starters) Geography I (11)
      Down
      1. 1D
        Elliot's assistants (5)
      2. 2D
        Men riot, changing how many people are hired (2, 5)
      3. 3D
        Describe Seinfeld's friend, mostly to gain experience (7)
      4. 4D
        Expert is never down for sex (3)
      5. 5D
        Office receptacle for one nonbinary field worker (5)
      6. 6D
        Brief bit of intersectionality (5)
      7. 7D
        Introvert called out for temporary car (6)
      8. 11D
        Ellipsis denotes, without any redundancy, a variation of pitch (5)
      9. 12D
        Undermining global alliance, nine delegates assist chiefs of African nation (6)
      10. 13D
        Major US city's stylish past (7)
      11. 14D
        Robin Hood and others leaving certain protestors without a leader (7)
      12. 16D
        Effort to reach new heights is beginning to cramp leg, for one (5)
      13. 17D
        Short poem telling of lofty feat (5)
      14. 19D
        Type of green salad (5)
      15. 21D
        Cutting remark posted at last on Instragram (3)
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