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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Tuesday, April 14, 1992

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,498
Across
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Topgallant : MAST
5
Friend, in Lima : AMIGO
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Food fish : SHAD
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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More sagacious : WISER
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Part of TV : TELE
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Gulf Coast fish : PAINTEDMACKEREL
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Circus performer : RIDER
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Mr. Berra : YOGI
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Before, to Keats : ERE
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Large-sized rainbow : STEELHEADTROUT
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___ reef : CORAL
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Cab. head : SECY
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Tavern : PUB
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Pull in a pike : CATCH
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First-rate : AONE
40
Half boot : PAC
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Controversial apple spray : ALAR
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Armbones : ULNAE
43
Sport fish : LARGEMOUTHBASS
47
In what way : HOW
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River of Egypt : NILE
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Happen : OCCUR
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Monetary unit of Nigeria : NAIRA
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Sheep sound : BAA
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"Teach me to hear ___": Donne : MERMAIDSSINGING
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Swift horse : ARAB
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"___ a Hot Tin Roof" : CATON
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Road for Romulus : ITER
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Adding, with "out" : EKING
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Japanese clogs : GETA
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Charts : MAPS
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Voyage : SAIL
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X : TEN
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"Anchors ___" : AWEIGH
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U.S.N.A. student : MIDDIE
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Tackle; rigging : GEAR
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Grampus : ORC
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Sound system : STEREO
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Valorous one : HERO
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Pub drinks : ALES
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Erase : DELE
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Fish on the move : TROLL
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A county of Ireland : KERRY
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Negators of nays : YEAS
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Limn with acids : ETCH
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Porgy : SCUP
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Of keys and chords : TONAL
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Houston ballplayer : ASTRO
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Last mo. : DEC
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"Once ___ time . . . " : UPONA
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Albacore and bluefin : TUNAS
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Buzzers : BEES
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Ball of thread : CLEW
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Old Dutch wine measure : AAM
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Dawns, in Italia : ALBE
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Marketplace : AGORA
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Lancer in a European army : UHLAN
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Latin dance : RHUMBA
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A sounding together : UNISON
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Adjective for a trek : TIRING
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General Bradley : OMAR
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Marine food fish : CERO
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Pack tightly : CRAM
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Its cap. is Bismarck : NDAK
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Nibble or strike : BITE
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"They have prepared ___ . . . ": Psalm 57 : ANET
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Pearl Mosque city : AGRA
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Chill : ICE
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Captain's boat : GIG

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

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