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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,076

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Across
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Tambourine : DRUM
5
Clasp hands : SHAKE
10
Muscat is here : OMAN
14
Poise : EASE
15
Pivotal : POLAR
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
17
Feeling of elation : STARSINONESEYES
20
Mythical Moslem range : KAF
21
Expert : ADEPT
22
Long-legged bird : CRANE
23
Choppers : AXES
24
Comedienne Lillie : BEA
25
" . . . constant as ___": Shak. : THENORTHERNSTAR
33
Talked at length : RANON
34
Outlet : EXIT
35
Outstanding : ACE
36
Monitor lizard : URAN
37
Brazilian city : BELEM
39
Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
40
Fast jet : SST
41
Circus star : SEAL
42
Chorus section : ALTOS
43
"Westward ___ takes its way": J.Q. Adams : THESTAROFEMPIRE
47
Cowboy star Maynard : KEN
48
Collections : ANAS
49
Snouted beast : TAPIR
52
Our place : EARTH
54
Siesta : NAP
57
"The ___": P. Brooks : SILENTSTARSGOBY
60
Between Shebat and Nisan : ADAR
61
In harmony : ATONE
62
Cutie : DOLL
63
Beams : RAYS
64
Cape ___ Islands : VERDE
65
Scottish terrier : SKYE
Down
1
Worktable : DESK
2
Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
3
Flying org. : USAF
4
Sea: Fr. : MER
5
Tuffet occupant : SPIDER
6
"___ Abe" : HONEST
7
Askew : ALOP
8
German philosopher : KANT
9
Before, to Poe : ERE
10
Gluck works : OPERAS
11
Yucatán native : MAYA
12
Scandinavian measure : ALEN
13
Proboscis : NOSE
18
Ivanhoe, e.g. : SAXON
19
Perfume : SCENT
23
Soon : ANON
24
Edge : BRIM
25
Sherman Act target : TRUST
26
Severe : HARSH
27
Growing out : ENATE
28
Ringing response : HELLO
29
Devon river : EXE
30
Sculptor Jacopo ___ : TATTI
31
Moss or Morse : ACTOR
32
Employ anew : REUSE
37
Noggin : BEAN
38
Nubbin : EAR
39
European range : ALPS
41
Whence to see a wake : STERN
42
Oriental nurses : AMAHS
44
Some who go to Stowe : SKIERS
45
___ away (decidedly) : FARAND
46
Access : ENTREE
49
Despot : TSAR
50
Verdi opera : AIDA
51
Frolic : PLAY
52
Tasso's patron : ESTE
53
One who does: Suffix : ATOR
54
Corner : NOOK
55
With competence : ABLY
56
Nabors role : PYLE
58
Hebrew letter : TAV
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Dealer's mdse. : GDS

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

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