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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 1989

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,662
Across
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Vault : LEAP
5
:59 : ONETO
10
Cut; felled; shaped : HEWN
14
Austen novel : EMMA
15
Hose material : NYLON
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Girlfriend for Pierre : AMIE
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School, in Paris : ECOLE
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Ash Wednesday to Easter : LENT
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Powerful ruler : DYNAST
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Beaks : NEBS
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Churchillian gesture : VEE
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Up to the time that : UNTIL
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Badger : TEASE
29
Ante : BET
31
"When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
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Author Anatole ___ : FRANCE
36
Actor Baldwin : ALEC
38
Twice XXVIII : LVI
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"___ the Lamps of China" : OILFOR
40
One and the other : BOTH
41
Demesne house : MANOR
43
Neophyte : TIRO
44
Rabbitlike S.A. rodent : AGOUTI
46
Summer, in Nice : ETE
47
"Your ___ the only peacemaker": Shak. : IFIS
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Walked on again : RETROD
49
Muslim weight : ROTL
51
Noted inventor's monogram : TAE
52
Small singing birds : WRENS
54
Linen closet : EWERY
56
Ozark ___ of comics : IKE
58
Part of a clock : DIAL
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Paradisiacal : EDENIC
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Defraud : BILK
65
Knot : GNARL
67
Snake's sound : HISS
68
Jacob's third son : LEVI
69
Shak. opus : HENIV
70
___ Domini 1990 : ANNO
71
Level : EVEN
72
Commerce : TRADE
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Ventures at Vegas : BETS
Down
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Plumbum : LEAD
2
TV award : EMMY
3
Same as 11 Down : AMINUTETOTWELVE
4
Hymn of praise : PAEAN
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Same as 11 Down : ONETILLMIDNIGHT
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The Big Apple: Abbr. : NYC
7
Esau's father-in-law : ELON
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For rent : TOLET
9
Same as 11 Down : ONEBEFORETWELVE
10
Jan. 1 is one : HOL
11
Exciting moment on New Year's Eve : ELEVENFIFTYNINE
12
"___, women and song" : WINE
13
Observe : NOTE
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Subway stop: Abbr. : STA
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Hindu woman's garment : SARI
26
Fluid rock : LAVA
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Arms-treaty acronym : SALTI
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J. de Brunhoff's little elephant : BABAR
30
Funeral oration : ELOGE
32
Railroad car : DINER
34
Skin layers : CORIA
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Notched, as leaves : EROSE
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Grasshopper's sound : CHURR
42
An Amerind : OTOE
45
Pigeon follower : TOED
50
Guided : LED
53
More sensible : SANER
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Part of R & R : REHAB
56
Suffix with resist : IBLE
57
Chicken ___ (popular dish) : KIEV
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___ Lang, Superboy's girlfriend : LANA
61
Berlin's "Say It ___ So" : ISNT
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Army V.I.P.'s : CSOS
64
Relatives : KIN
66
Disencumber : RID

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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