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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Thursday, October 15, 1981

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, 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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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,664

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Across
1
Ruth's native land : MOAB
5
Stitched : SEWN
9
Rhyme scheme : ABBA
13
This place has a lock on New Haven : YALE
14
Number in a tub : THREE
15
Frond bearer : FERN
16
One of Blake's "Songs of Innocence" : THEECHOINGGREEN
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Color : HUE
20
Lubricated : OILED
21
Ransack : RIFLE
22
___ qua non : SINE
23
Part of a min. : SEC
24
Place "above the fruited plain" : PURPLEMOUNTAIN
31
Largest of seven : ASIA
32
Prayer : PLEA
33
Gist : NUB
35
Pair : DUAD
36
Ring a bell : CHIME
38
Means of self-defense : JUDO
39
Posed : SAT
40
Mint : COIN
41
Argus galley : ARGO
42
"Dilly dilly" followers in a song : LAVENDERSGREEN
47
Charles Schulz's need : INK
48
Suffix with poet : ICAL
49
Constructed : BUILT
52
Wooden shoe : SABOT
54
Buffalo's relative : YAK
57
Rarely : ONCEINABLUEMOON
60
Sapphic songs : ODES
61
Glowing coal : EMBER
62
First of the James Bond films : DRNO
63
Palos, once : PORT
64
Garden vegetable : BEET
65
Twist : SKEW
Down
1
Orpheus-Eurydice tale, e.g. : MYTH
2
Honolulu's island : OAHU
3
To the sheltered side : ALEE
4
Spelldown : BEE
5
Author Asch : SHOLEM
6
Canal, lake or city : ERIE
7
One of the Slavs : WEND
8
Opposite of pos. : NEG
9
Second largest of seven : AFRICA
10
Bouillon base : BEEF
11
Memorable Belgian musician : BREL
12
Maxwell Anderson heroine : ANNE
14
"To ___ own self be true": Shak. : THINE
17
Wind : COIL
18
Actress Nissen : GRETA
22
Fokker fighter in W.W. I : SPAD
23
Large knife of yore : SNEE
24
Hippies' homes : PADS
25
Customary : USUAL
26
Lariat in Laredo : RIATA
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State one's view : OPINE
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Danube city : ULM
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Habituate : INURE
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Gentle push : NUDGE
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Benefit : BOON
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Kin of bop : CONK
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Concealed : HID
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Norse chieftain : JARL
40
Hundred: Comb. form : CENTI
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Of least worth : VILEST
44
Cut of meat : RIBLET
45
Search hurriedly : SCOUR
46
Golden ___ : GATE
49
Betty ___ of old comics : BOOP
50
Solve a mystery : UNDO
51
Bakery specialist : ICER
52
Identical : SAME
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Cleric in Caen : ABBE
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Eponym for a great city : YORK
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First-rate : AONE
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Be cognizant of : KNOW
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Pen point : NEB
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Elizabeth Blackwell's colleagues: Abbr. : MDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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