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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Christy Ridley has 54 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,860
Across
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Hazard at sea : MIST
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Comprehensiveness : SCOPE
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Noah's first son : SHEM
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Summit : ACME
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Kind of bear : POLAR
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German's great hall : AULA
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"Till ___," 1946 film : THECLOUDSROLLBY
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Garden tool : HOE
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City of SE France : ARLES
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Low-lying tracts : VALES
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___ vide (which see) : QUAE
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Houston or Snead : SAM
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"Of ___ and starry skies": Byron : CLOUDLESSCLIMES
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Refuge on a desert : OASIS
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Meadows : LEAS
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"___ Yankee Doodle Dandy" : IMA
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Nipa palm : ATAP
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Short trip : JAUNT
39
Chinese weight : TAEL
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Ord. to pay money : CHK
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Buffs : FANS
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Call : PHONE
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Have one's ___ (daydream) : HEADINTHECLOUDS
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River of Devon : EXE
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Truth twister : LIAR
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Fiber for nets : ISTLE
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Tribunal : COURT
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Spirit of St. Louis : AME
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Weather forecast : CLOUDYANDCOOLER
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City; town : BURG
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Russian co-op : ARTEL
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Wags : WITS
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Allot : METE
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Elklike mammal : MOOSE
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Visibility reducer : HAZE
Down
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High-school subj. : MATH
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Chinese tree : ICHO
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Pintail duck : SMEE
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Relating to certain seeds : SPORAL
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Grand ___ Dam : COULEE
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Word with shoppe : OLDE
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Football tactic : PASS
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Stray : ERR
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Deli item : SALAMI
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Pea pod : HULL
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Magdeburg's river : ELBE
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Hall of Famer Willie ___ : MAYS
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Praises : LAUDS
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Stadiums, often : OVALS
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Cavil : QUIP
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Shoo! : SCAT
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Football's Noll or Knox : COACH
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Shaping machine : LATHE
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Japan's greatest port : OSAKA
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Melting snow : SLUSH
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E.M.K. is one : SEN
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Tabby's plaint : MIAOU
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Correct : EMEND
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Certain transactions : SALES
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Austen or Eyre : JANE
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Formicid : ANT
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Norse god of thunder : THOR
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Repaired : FIXED
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"Republic" author : PLATO
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Big flood : DELUGE
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Escapes : ELUDES
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Ring : CIRCLE
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Mod. weapon : ICBM
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Veer; twist : SLUE
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Civil wrong : TORT
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"___ nome," Verdi aria : CARO
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Inter ___ (among other things) : ALIA
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City of NE France : METZ
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Scotch Gaelic : ERSE
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Sweet potato : YAM
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Monogram of the Great Dissenter : OWH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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