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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, March 3, 1982

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,803
Across
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Largest of seven : ASIA
5
Role for Liz : CLEO
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Restraint : CURB
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Al Hirt's companion : HORN
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Its capital is Port-au-Prince : HAITI
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Sled dog : ALASKANMALAMUTE
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"___ voyage!" : BON
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Not appropriate : INAPT
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Assail; plague : BESET
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Phlegmatic fellow : CLOD
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One that deals in: Suffix : EER
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Part of the 49th state : ALEUTIANISLANDS
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Young horse : COLT
33
Diana's sister-in-law : ANNE
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Self: Comb. form : AUT
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Garment for Mrs. O'Connor : ROBE
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Conduct a program: Colloq. : EMCEE
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Brownish purple : PUCE
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Tower in Genesis : EDAR
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Spoken : ORAL
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Westernmost North America : SEWARDPENINSULA
47
Time of the "darling buds" : MAY
48
A woodwind : OBOE
49
Resource : ASSET
52
Postsummer bloomer : ASTER
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"___ Rhinestone Cowboy" : IMA
57
Feathered symbol at Juneau : WILLOWPTARMIGAN
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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"___ of vagabonds ... ": Shak. : ASORT
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Zip or area follower : CODE
63
System of exercise : YOGA
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Moist, as blossoms : DEWY
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Queeg's hands : CREW
Down
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Melville's white-whale hunter : AHAB
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Alone : SOLO
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Qum's land : IRAN
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What a ques. expects : ANS
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Eastern neighbor of the 49th state : CANADA
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Slack; soft : LIMP
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Kind of field or man : OIL
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Funt's source of fun : CAMERA
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Ringling star who balanced on one finger : UNUS
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Bar mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
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Disease of overripe fruit : BLET
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Capital of Vietnam : HANOI
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Pleated wraparound tartan skirt : KILT
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White poplar : ABELE
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Clever : CUTE
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
24
Lands; estate : ACRES
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Detached : LOOSE
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Arm joint : ELBOW
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Suffix with elephant : INE
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Pacific island republic : NAURU
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Princely : DUCAL
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Monument pillar : STELA
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Chart : MAP
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Do modeling : POSE
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Muse of love poetry : ERATO
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Earhart : AMELIA
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Public certifier : NOTARY
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"Divertissement" composer : IBERT
46
Standard : NORM
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Not at home : AWAY
50
Cylindrical bin : SILO
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Dross of a metal : SLAG
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Basilica feature : APSE
53
Pack : STOW
54
Stravinsky : IGOR
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___ in U.S.A. : MADE
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Turn over ___ leaf : ANEW
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Soft plug : WAD
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Fed. agency : ICC

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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