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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Monday, March 4, 1991

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 8, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,091
Across
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Barrel part : STAVE
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Frisco's finest: Abbr. : SFPD
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Inquires : ASKS
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Port of a sort : HAVEN
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See 11 Down : TREE
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Albacore or bluefin : TUNA
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Watchful : ALERT
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Traditions; legacies : HERITAGES
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___ thrush, state bird of 4 Down : HERMIT
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Bravo, Latin style : EUGE
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Hirt and Jolson : ALS
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Sculled : OARED
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Almost : NEARLY
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Delineate : LIMN
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Pother : ADO
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Thin wedge : SHIM
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Shade of 51 Down : LIME
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Legislate : ENACT
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Sixty secs. : MIN
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Skier's asset : BALANCE
42
Luau dish : POI
43
City of India : PATNA
45
Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Bridge feat : SLAM
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Ward heelers : POLS
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Lair : DEN
50
Whale : CETE
51
Lubricate : GREASE
53
Heep of fiction : URIAH
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Bro. or sis. : REL
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Red ___, state flower of 4 Down : CLOVER
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Puzzling : ENIGMATIC
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Another shade of 51 Down : OLIVE
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Summers, in Caen : ETES
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Bye-bye, in Bath : TATA
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Confronted : FACED
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Tiber tributary : NERA
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Cities in Nev. and Minn. : ELYS
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Drift : TREND
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Ex-sovereign of Iran : SHAH
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Story : TALE
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State : AVER
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Bicentennial state: March 4, 1991 : VERMONT
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Essences : ENTIA
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Dixie: Abbr. : STH
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State motto of 4 Down : FREEDOMANDUNITY
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A neighbor of Chile : PERU
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Condescends : DEIGNS
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One ___ time : ATA
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Leafy symbol of 4 Down : SUGARMAPLE
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Toll : KNELL
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Procacious : SASSY
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Snicker : TEEHEE
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Part of a refrain : TRALA
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Circus Maximus official : EDILE
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Rhone feeder : AIN
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Aladdin's loss : LAMP
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Capital of 4 Down : MONTPELIER
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Start : ENTER
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Blazer, e.g. : COAT
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Age; era : TIME
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Kind of fir or apple : BALSAM
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Shaped like a haystack : CONIC
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Ship that picked up Glenn : NOA
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Learned person : SCHOLAR
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Composed : SEDATE
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Ethan Allen and the ___ Mountain Boys : GREEN
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Annual income: Fr. : RENTE
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Upward : ALOFT
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Etc. relative : ETAL
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___ President Coolidge: 1921-23 : VICE
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Smooth; steady : EVEN
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Comedian Foxx : REDD
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J. Low org. : GSA
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Circumstance, in Caen : CAS

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

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