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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Tuesday, October 29, 1985

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,139
Across
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Autumnal foliage hues : REDS
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Tunes : SONGS
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Trunk in a forest : BOLE
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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The Hunter : ORION
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Consumer : USER
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Beautiful tamaracks : AMERICANLARCHES
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Omaha Beach craft : LST
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___ and dined : WINED
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Czar's edict : UKASE
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Wampum : PEAG
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Compass pt. : SSE
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Autumnal beauty : SCARLETOAKTREE
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Stock-market item : SHARE
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Les Etats-___ : UNIS
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Diamond fig. : UMP
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Autumnal color : PINK
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Walled, in a way : TILED
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Off Broadway prize : OBIE
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Spores : SORI
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Beam : SMILE
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Nut-bearing beauties : CHINQUAPINOAKS
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Neighbor of Afr. : EUR
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"___, Nanette" : NONO
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Open courts : ATRIA
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Tropical mammal : COATI
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Autumn color : TAN
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Tall, erect sylvan beauty : SHAGBARKHICKORY
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Every's partner : EACH
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___-scarum (scatterbrain) : HARUM
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Battle site: 1813 : ERIE
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Inspires with fear : AWES
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Type of type : AGATE
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Young sow : GILT
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Actual : REAL
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Desirable plants? : ELMS
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Count calories : DIET
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Sun. talk : SER
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Companionable : SOCIAL
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Autumnal color : ORANGE
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Prime time : NINE
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Autumnal color : GOLD
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Snow, in Ayr : SNA
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Scoop on a steam shovel : BUCKET
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River in the Urals : OSHA
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Sediment : LEES
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Celtic : ERSE
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"If ___ a Rich Man" : IWERE
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Certain breads or cakes : RUSKS
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Central or Hyde : PARK
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Quoth : SAID
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___ kebab : SHISH
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"I Can Dream, ___?" : CANTI
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___ poplar, Tenn. state tree : TULIP
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Single : ONE
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Cube-game inventor : RUBIK
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Jannings and Ludwig : EMILS
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Fencer's weapon : EPEE
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Blueprint datum, for short : SPEC
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Trip : TOUR
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Gershwin or Eaker : IRA
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Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
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Pigeon : SQUAB
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Whinnies : NEIGHS
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"Love ___ . . . ": Keats : INAHUT
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In ___ (instantly) : NOTIME
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On the China : ASEA
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Melt : THAW
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Speed : RACE
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Tor feature : CRAG
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Podded plant : OKRA
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Anchor rings : TORI
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Seed coat : ARIL
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No, in Moscow : NYET
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"I see!" : AHA
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Beer container : KEG

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

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