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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Tuesday, February 11, 1986

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,244
Across
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Information : DATA
5
Certain horses : ARABS
10
Things much desired : PIES
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Prof's concoction : EXAM
15
Spangle : BEGEM
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Supporter : ALLY
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A small dog : MEXICANHAIRLESS
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County of Ireland : SLIGO
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Golfing feat : EAGLE
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Totem pole : XAT
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Certain hardwood : OAK
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Allows : LETS
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Small, smooth-coated dogs : BOSTONTERRIERS
34
Dine : SUP
35
Chiller : ICER
36
Coin ___ realm : OFTHE
37
Greek river : ARTA
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Talbot, e.g. : HOUND
42
Penn pronoun : THEE
43
___ setter, popular pet : IRISH
45
Cat's sound : MEOW
47
Kennel sound : YAP
48
Droopy-eared dogs : COCKERSPANIELS
52
Pierre's girlfriend : AMIE
53
European peak : ALP
54
___ rule (usually) : ASA
57
Loser to Ike : ADLAI
60
Dangles : LOLLS
64
Field dog : SPRINGERSPANIEL
67
Duds : TOGS
68
Brilliance : ECLAT
69
The Abominable Snowman : YETI
70
Small particle : ATOM
71
Tucks away : STOWS
72
Mongrel; cur : MUTT
Down
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Pol. party : DEMS
2
Fleming feat : AXEL
3
Cab : TAXI
4
Friends, in Lima : AMIGOS
5
Arab garment : ABA
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Coty or Descartes : RENE
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Moslem commander : AGHA
8
Hunting dog : BEAGLE
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Beamer : SMILER
10
Buddy : PAL
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Holly : ILEX
12
Lanchester or Maxwell : ELSA
13
Org. of a sort : SYST
18
Mammal of tropical America : COATI
19
Back: Comb. form : RETRO
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N.Y.C. mayor : KOCH
26
Winnow : SIFT
27
Beast of burden : BURRO
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Kind of nerve : OPTIC
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Prefix with classic : NEO
30
Outdo : TRUMP
31
Certain gasoline : ETHYL
32
Ostrichlike birds : RHEAS
33
Ooze : SEEP
34
Levantine ketch : SAIC
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"___ silly question . . . " : ASKA
40
Teachers' org. : NEA
41
Lisbon lady : DONA
44
Typical Wayne role : HEMAN
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Author Cather : WILLA
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Hogbacks : RIDGES
50
Choose : SELECT
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Name giver of a sort : EPONYM
54
Movie dog : ASTA
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Name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
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Former southern constellation : ARGO
58
Singer Guthrie : ARLO
59
" . . . ere ___ Elba" : ISAW
61
Stead : LIEU
62
Baltic native : LETT
63
Crack; chink : SLIT
65
Ideology : ISM
66
Halves of qts. : PTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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