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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,867
Across
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Down Under birds : EMUS
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Jai-alai basket : CESTA
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Down Under product : LAMB
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A Carnegie : DALE
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"Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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"The ___" (subject of this puzzle) : ISLANDCONTINENT
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Even if, for short : THO
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Modify to suit : ADAPT
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Requires : NEEDS
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Preminger product : FILM
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High ___ kite : ASA
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Koala's "kitchen" : EUCALYPTUSTREES
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Indigo dyes : ANILS
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Consumer : USER
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Numbat's morsel : ANT
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Brief autobiography : VITA
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Drafty places : BARNS
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"Money ___ object" : ISNO
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When Paris sizzles : ETE
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Stopper : CORK
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Ancient Greek theater : ODEUM
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1988 bicentennial city : SYDNEYAUSTRALIA
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Unmatched : ODD
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Amateur radio operators : HAMS
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Diving apparatus : SCUBA
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"And the rockets' red ___ . . . " : GLARE
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Half a dance : CHA
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Southern lights : AURORAAUSTRALIS
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Alum : GRAD
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Prospect : VISTA
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Suva is its capital : FIJI
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Supporter : ALLY
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Allen or Frome : ETHAN
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Down Under marsupials : ROOS
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Prepare for publication : EDIT
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Long-run TV show : MASH
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Indians' shell money : ULLO
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Tasman or Timor : SEA
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Lovable : CUDDLY
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Bivouac : ENCAMP
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Traffic sign : STOP
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Hue : TINT
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Hgt. : ALT
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One-dimensional : LINEAR
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To the sheltered side : ALEE
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Obey : MIND
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Cricket equipment : BATS
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Fastens : NAILS
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Tchr. : INSTR
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F.D.R. dog : FALA
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
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Lower borders of roofs : EAVES
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Oneness : UNITY
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Quoted : CITED
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Finnish port : TURKU
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Seagoing org. : USN
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Supporting frame : EASEL
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Mouthlike opening : STOMA
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He played Hopalong : BOYD
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Brazilian macaw : ARA
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One of the Argonauts : IDAS
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Fragrant wood : CEDAR
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Abalone : ORMER
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Not a soul : NOBODY
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Kind of daisy : SHASTA
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Scottish garment : TARTAN
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Tale of derring-do : SAGA
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Ringlet : CURL
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Russian river : URAL
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Rate; speed : GAIT
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Luxuriant : LUSH
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Son, in Buenos Aires : HIJO
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Sale sign : ASIS
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St. : AVE
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Neighbor of Eur. : AFR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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