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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Friday, January 22, 1982

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,763

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Across
1
Petty quarrel : SPAT
5
Mosque official : IMAM
9
Pack firmly : TAMP
13
How it feels to win a pot : NICE
14
Trap : SNARE
15
Medicinal plant : ALOE
16
Poker-hand sequence, such as 4, 5, 6, 7 : OPENENDSTRAIGHT
19
Westrum of baseball fame : WES
20
Venus, to Virgil : DEITY
21
Extra : SPARE
22
Long hit : SWAT
23
Compass pt. : ESE
24
Poker-hand sequence, such as 9, 8, 6, 5 : INSIDESTRAIGHT
31
As quick as ___ : ACAT
32
What some gild : LILY
33
Border : HEM
34
Carillo and Durocher : LEOS
35
This is often wild : DEUCE
37
Concern : CARE
38
Abner's partner : LUM
39
Lineup in a supermarket : CANS
40
Soon : ANON
41
Poker game : SPITINTHEOCEAN
46
Twilight : EVE
47
"Once ___ a time . . . " : UPON
48
African pastoral people : MASAI
51
Kitchen device : PARER
53
Rage : FAD
56
Poker players' options : DROPCALLORRAISE
59
Recent: Comb. form : CENO
60
Florida bay : TAMPA
61
Eye part : UVEA
62
Final : LAST
63
Faulkner character : ANSE
64
Duck or color : TEAL
Down
1
January forecast in Buffalo : SNOW
2
Meerschaum : PIPE
3
Top pair, in poker : ACES
4
What a jack just beats : TEN
5
Compose, as a poem or a story : INDITE
6
Schooner pole : MAST
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Imitative of fine creations : ARTY
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Mal de ___ (seasickness) : MER
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Asian capital : TAIPEI
10
Seaweed : ALGA
11
African gazelle : MOHR
12
Folk singer Seeger : PETE
14
Golfer Sam : SNEAD
17
King after Hen. III : EDWI
18
Score the ore : ASSAY
22
Fast jets : SSTS
23
Writer Gardner : ERLE
24
Freeze over : ICEUP
25
Mother-in-law of Ruth : NAOMI
26
Aftermath of 1 Down : SLUSH
27
Twitch : TIC
28
Its capital is Accra : GHANA
29
Wading bird : HERON
30
Treasury agts. : TMEN
31
"___ Well . . . " : ALLS
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Scandinavian : DANE
36
Suffix with persist : ENT
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Normandy town : CAEN
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Municipal : CIVIC
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Where to put Earl Grey : TEAPOT
43
Grand Tour site : EUROPE
44
"Nabucco" is one : OPERA
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Accurate: Abbr. : CORR
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1650, to Caesar : MDCL
49
Extent of surface : AREA
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"Fathers and ___": Turgenev : SONS
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Design : PLAN
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Tax-deduction items : ALMS
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"___ Card Stud," 1968 film : FIVE
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Where Magellan was: 1519–21 : ASEA
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Loser's impatient command : DEAL
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One ___ time : ATA
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Self: Comb. form : AUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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