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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Thursday, January 30, 1986

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F K Q }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,232
Across
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A product of Australia : LAMB
5
Old Testament queen's land : SHEBA
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A product of Australia : WOOL
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Olive for Ovid : OLEA
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Having magical meaning : RUNIC
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Stratagem : WILE
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Aussie song by A. B. (Banjo) Patterson : WALTZINGMATILDA
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Irish fairy folk : SIDHE
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Instant; moment : TRICE
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Former Japanese coin : SEN
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Thought-transfer initials : ESP
25
___ Fei, Chinese bandits : NIEN
27
Down Under mountains : AUSTRALIANALPS
34
Suffix with cardinal points : ERN
35
Hindu discipline : YOGA
36
Cordwood measure : STERE
37
Observance : RITE
39
Parisian's "Eureka!" : VOILA
42
Ham's word : OVER
43
Line or verse in prosody : STICH
45
Paint thinner, for short : TURP
47
Devon river : EXE
48
Eric Berne book : THEHAPPYVALLEY
52
Hodgepodge : OLIO
53
Fall for a pitch : BUY
54
Baseball stat. : RBI
57
Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
60
Year in the reign of Edward I : MCCCI
64
Koalas : AUSTRALIANBEARS
67
Young kangaroo : JOEY
68
Taut : TENSE
69
___ Mountains of E Europe : URAL
70
Yesterday, in Lima : AYER
71
Sharp; trenchant : EDGED
72
Allot : METE
Down
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Moos : LOWS
2
Jai ___ : ALAI
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Canasta play : MELD
4
Showers : BATHES
5
___ Lanka : SRI
6
Chase : HUNT
7
Locomotive dvr. : ENGR
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A neighbor of Fla. : BIMINI
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Aussie blackwood : ACACIA
10
Conflict that ended on Nov. 11, 1918 : WWI
11
Bellows medium : OILS
12
Word with "shoppe" : OLDE
13
Skinny : LEAN
18
Piquant : ZESTY
19
Adolescent period : TEENS
24
Que. or Sask. : PROV
26
Treaty org. : NATO
27
School subj. : ARITH
28
Loosen : UNTIE
29
Have ___ at : AGO
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Nonclergy : LAITY
31
Embankment : LEVEE
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College chief: Slang : PREXY
33
Withered : SERE
34
First, in Frankfurt : ERST
38
Resound : ECHO
40
Schisgal play : LUV
41
Haik wearer : ARAB
44
Czech's coin : HALER
46
Vertical : PLUMB
49
Spoliation is his vocation : PIRATE
50
Combined resources : POOLED
51
Where to get a lecture : LYCEUM
54
Indian ruler : RAJA
55
Float : BUOY
56
Listener's phrase : ISEE
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Vocalize : SING
59
Facility : EASE
61
Solicitude : CARE
62
Ending with pluto or bureau : CRAT
63
Cay : ISLE
65
Norse god of battle : TYR
66
Buntline or Sparks : NED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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