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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, June 15, 1983

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,272
Across
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"Aeneid" starter : ARMA
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Loops : COILS
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Third power : CUBE
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Larry Bird's target : HOOP
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Hero-actor Murphy : AUDIE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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" . . . swift completion of their ___" : APPOINTEDROUNDS
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Buzzer : BEE
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McKinley's birthplace in Ohio : NILES
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Resource : ASSET
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___ Lisa : MONA
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Kind of boot, jump or lift : SKI
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Daily feature on some TV stations : LATENEWSROUNDUP
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Actress Bordoni: 1894–1953 : IRENE
34
Kind of welcome : WARM
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Collections of anecdotes : ANA
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Curve : BEND
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Fit in : ADAPT
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X-rated stuff : SMUT
40
Weasel's prey : RAT
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Tie : KNOT
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Snow or Canada : GOOSE
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Coming soon : AROUNDTHECORNER
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"The Princess and the ___" : PEA
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Zhivago's lost love : LARA
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Bewildered : ATSEA
52
Show gratitude : THANK
54
Mrs., in Buenos Aires : SRA
57
Sale at an airport : ROUNDTRIPTICKET
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Brace : GIRD
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What jabberwocky seems to make : SENSE
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Sight on the Hudson : PIER
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Bullring cries : OLES
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Nero or Arno : PETER
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Sole : ONLY
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Lasso : ROPE
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Be listless : MOPE
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G.I.'s overseas address : APO
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Wolf or jackal : CANINE
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Felonious fugitive : OUTLAW
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Notion, in Nîmes : IDEE
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Tops : LIDS
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Msgr.'s talk : SER
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King-to-king word : COUSIN
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Samovars : URNS
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A–F connection : BCDE
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Orient : EAST
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Hole-___ (golf feat) : INONE
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Sealant : OAKUM
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Repair : MEND
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Kind : SORT
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The Scales : LIBRA
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To the back : AREAR
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___ two (1:50) : TENTO
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Broad strip : SWATH
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Shoot the breeze : RAP
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Pythias's friend : DAMON
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Why words become obsolete : UNUSE
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Dad, in Devon : PATER
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" . . . on a wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
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Polka ___ : DOT
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Rail : SORA
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What bakers do with their dough : KNEAD
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"The Lower Depths" author : GORKI
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Overturns : UPENDS
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Moderate gallop : CANTER
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Golden Fleece ship : ARGO
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Work hard : TOIL
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Certain : SURE
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Mirage on a tundra : TREE
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Clue : HINT
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Hide : SKIN
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Film section : REEL
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Kept bow on to the water : ATRY
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Recipe abbr. : TSP
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___ Sharkey, Rickles role : CPO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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