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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, June 16, 1982

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { G J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 325 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, 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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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,908
Across
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Daybreak : DAWN
5
Fullness of flavor : BODY
9
Cooler : ICER
13
Departure : EXIT
14
Hamelin figure : PIPER
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"___ it!" : SOBE
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San Francisco attraction : FISHERMANSWHARF
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Poet's monogram : TSE
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Small mat : DOILY
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Arcs of light : HALOS
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Sign of our times : NEON
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Sunny one : SOL
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Additional matters of concern : OTHERFISHTOFRY
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Where Stengel once managed : SHEA
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Ring; eye : LOOP
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Alley ___, basketball pass : OOP
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Shreds of threads : LINT
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Precipitous : STEEP
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Hamlet, e.g. : DANE
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Above, to Poe : OER
40
Fellow : CHAP
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Laborer in Ethelbald's day : ESNE
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One floundering in strange surroundings : FISHOUTOFWATER
47
Smash : HIT
48
Resembling: Suffix : ULAR
49
Bliss Carman's "___ Airs" : APRIL
52
Deed, to Diocletian : ACTUS
54
Eisenhut, for one : ALP
57
"The fowl of the air, and ___": Psalms 8:8 : THEFISHOFTHESEA
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Water-filled trench : MOAT
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Gitche Gumee craft : CANOE
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Elevate : LIFT
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Solely : ONLY
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Wild goat : IBEX
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Six ft. of water : FATH
Down
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Adroit : DEFT
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Main line : AXIS
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Nestorian : WISE
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Utmost : NTH
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Island east of Miami : BIMINI
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October birthstone : OPAL
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Renounce : DENY
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Complimentary-close abbr. : YRS
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"Well begun ___ done" : ISHALF
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Hot ember : COAL
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Striped whistlers : REFS
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Demonstration : PROOF
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River of Germany : EDER
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Owl's hoot : WHOOP
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Tidy : NEAT
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Traffic sign : STOP
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Capital of Norway : OSLO
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Purse snatcher : THIEF
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Matisse or Bergson : HENRI
27
Dozed : SLEPT
28
Long-handled blade : HOE
29
Cook by dry heat : ROAST
30
Seine feeder : YONNE
34
Nobleman : PEER
36
Attempt : SHOT
37
Sigma follower : TAU
38
Letter opener : DEAR
40
Hot pepper : CHILI
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Evasive : SHIFTY
44
Beat a cheat : OUTFOX
45
Instrument for Galway : FLUTE
46
Laundry : WASH
49
Air: Comb. form : ATMO
50
Study of speech sds. : PHON
51
Actual : REAL
52
Melville's whale hunter : AHAB
53
Double dipper : CONE
54
Where to follow yaks' tracks : ASIA
55
Portside : LEFT
56
Primrose ___ : PATH
58
Fi's partner : SCI
59
Fay : ELF

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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