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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 1991

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,149
Across
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Dance of Israel : HORA
5
Fragrant resin : ELEMI
10
Jack the quipper : PAAR
14
Neighbor of N.M. : ARIZ
15
Debussy opus : LAMER
16
Seaweed : ALGA
17
Butterfly of the eastern U.S. : REGALFRITILLARY
20
Australian marsupial : KOALA
21
Ascend : ARISE
22
Sparks's frantic call : SOS
23
An Eng. king : EDW
25
Evenings, in poesy : EENS
27
Small, striped butterfly : GRAYHAIRSTREAK
34
Hive occupant : BEE
35
Balkan native : SERB
36
Gaze : STARE
37
Burden : ONUS
39
"Bobby Shaftoe's gone ___" : TOSEA
42
Askew : AGEE
43
Protozoan : MONAD
45
Lab burner : ETNA
47
Sitter's creation : LAP
48
Butterfly of the northeastern U.S. : AMERICANCOPPER
52
Growl : GNAR
53
Blue Eagle org. : NRA
54
Bitter vetch : ERS
57
Aphorism : GNOME
60
Painting style : OPART
64
Butterfly of the U.S. : COMMONWOODNYMPH
67
"Iacta ___ est" : ALEA
68
Main halls : ATRIA
69
Surf sound : ROTE
70
Like grass at dawn : DEWY
71
Bono or Tufts : SONNY
72
The ___ 500 race : INDY
Down
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Listen! : HARK
2
Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
3
Baltic port : RIGA
4
Flowering shrub : AZALEA
5
Sprite : ELF
6
Dr. Zhivago's love : LARA
7
Muslim ruler : EMIR
8
Forte : METIER
9
Yellow flags : IRISES
10
Chum : PAL
11
Ah, me! : ALAS
12
Of the soil: Comb. form : AGRO
13
Beams : RAYS
18
___-slipper (orchid) : LADYS
19
Pre-Easter periods : LENTS
24
Hone : WHET
26
Miss, in Arg. : SRTA
27
Full set of chromosomes : GENOM
28
Attend Alumni Day : REUNE
29
Nigerian native : ARO
30
"Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
31
Two less than par : EAGLE
32
In the back : AREAR
33
Retain : KEEP
34
Safari blind : BOMA
38
Famous puppeteer : SARG
40
And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
41
Soon : ANON
44
Australian wild dog : DINGO
46
Kitchen garment : APRON
49
Large perennials : CANNAS
50
___ hoe (a task) : AROWTO
51
Certain sedges : PAPYRI
54
Plant modified by environment : ECAD
55
Part : ROLE
56
Sawbill : SMEW
58
Sunrise, to Shelley : MORN
59
John, in Ireland: Var. : EOIN
61
Theban deity : AMON
62
Iterated: Abbr. : RPTD
63
Those people : THEY
65
Springtime festival, with 66 Down : MAY
66
See 65 Down : DAY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 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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