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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Thursday, October 22, 1992

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, 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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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,689
Across
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Timely : RIPE
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Earthenware mug : STEIN
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Qualified : ABLE
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City of Judah : EDER
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___-the-wisp : WILLO
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Corn product : MEAL
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Faculty official : DEAN
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Autumnal hue : AMBER
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"Spring forward, fall ___" : BACK
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Sixtieth of a min. : SEC
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"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
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Three-wheelers : TRIKES
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Assists : HELPS
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Like some birch bark : WHITE
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Aztec's predecessor : TOLTEC
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Fodder : FEED
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Mahler's "___ Lied von der Erde" : DAS
33
"___, buckle my shoe" : ONETWO
34
Malayan gibbon : LAR
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Bandleader Fields : SHEP
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Greenish blue : TEAL
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Rose's protector? : THORN
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___ (Fatha) Hines : EARL
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Golden ide : ORFE
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Russian wolfhound : BORZOI
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Opp. of NNE : SSW
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___ fide (genuine) : BONA
46
Broker's suggestion : INVEST
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Baker's topper : ICING
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Merciless : CRUEL
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Autumnal hue : YELLOW
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Rainbows : ARCS
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Make an error : NOD
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Winfrey of TV : OPRAH
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Autumnal hue : RUBY
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Farm implement : PLOW
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Declaim : ORATE
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Stitched : SEWN
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Kremlin features : DOMES
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Plaintiff : USEE
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Autumnal hues : REDS
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Notion, in Lille : IDEE
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Tree of W U.S. : PEACHLEAFWILLOW
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Sea bird : ERN
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N. American poplar : SWAMPCOTTONWOOD
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"The ___ They Are A-Changin'": Dylan : TIMES
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Wittenberg's river : ELBE
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Seine island : ILE
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Trees of New England : NORTHERNBIRCHES
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Circuit : AMBIT
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American trees : BEAKEDHAZELNUTS
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Mechlin or guipure : LACE
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Lions' rivals : ELKS
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Large number : SLEW
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Free (of) : RID
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Plan, in Ayr : ETTLE
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Endure : WEAR
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Namesakes of Dorothy's dog : TOTOS
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Unique things : ONERS
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Requirement of fauna : FLORA
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Flying machines, for short : AEROS
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Riven : SPLIT
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Begin tennis : SERVE
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___ Kong : HONG
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Burden : ONUS
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Double this for a Chilean river : BIO
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Buffoon : CLOWN
49
Jalopy : CRATE
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Barks : YAPS
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Couples, e.g. : PRO
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Indian author-astrologer : RAU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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