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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Monday, June 29, 1981

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,556
Across
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Nonsense! : BOSH
5
Home; shelter : NEST
9
Peaceful : CALM
13
Oklahoma Indian : OTOE
14
Australian arboreal marsupial : KOALA
15
Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
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Melodious quest: "I'm Always ___" : CHASINGRAINBOWS
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Humorous prefix for plunk : KER
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Sunday entree : ROAST
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Tales : YARNS
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___ Centre, Minn. : SAUK
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Totality; whole : ALL
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Ancient scientific quest : PERPETUALMOTION
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Inventor's or author's quest : IDEA
33
Anon : SOON
34
"___ Sharkey," Rickles program: 1976–78 : CPO
35
Roster : LIST
36
Southern dish : GRITS
38
Prime minister whom Tanaka succeeded : SATO
39
Inhabitant: Suffix : OTE
40
Ellington's "___ Indigo" : MOOD
41
Goddess of discord : ERIS
42
Argonauts' quest : THEGOLDENFLEECE
47
Also : AND
48
Out of kilter : ALOP
49
Informed : AWARE
52
Remove goofs : DEBUG
54
Feline : CAT
57
Ponce de León's quest : FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
60
Surf noise : ROTE
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Head covering : SCARF
62
Grecian gulf or city : ARTA
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Aroma : ODOR
64
Edges : HEMS
65
Opposite of the van : REAR
Down
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Kind of beer : BOCK
2
Will-___-wisp : OTHE
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Fly high : SOAR
4
"___ So Fine," 1963 song : HES
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Classic Japanese dance-drama : NOGAKU
6
Corny items : EARS
7
Lath : SLAT
8
Pacific porgy : TAI
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A source of inks and paints : COBALT
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Cupid : AMOR
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Kind of party or tennis : LAWN
12
Plant growing in spongy soil : MOSS
14
Cossack's leather whip : KNOUT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Synthetic silk : NYLON
22
Tiff : SPAT
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___ and Andy : AMOS
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Guide : PILOT
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Dame ___ Sitwell : EDITH
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View again : RESEE
27
Obliquely : ASIDE
28
Realty item : LOT
29
"___ for naebody": Burns : ICARE
30
Of the eye : OPTIC
31
Slipknot loop : NOOSE
36
Forty-Niners' quest : GOLD
37
Actor Taylor : ROD
38
Ooze : SEEP
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French Impressionist : MONET
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U.S. Vice President: 1933–41 : GARNER
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He made a pile as Gomer : NABORS
45
Nap; down : FLUFF
46
Torpid; sluggish : LOGY
49
Hairdo type : AFRO
50
Lumber : WOOD
51
Car : AUTO
52
Cut into cubes : DICE
53
Grant of land, in India : ENAM
54
Lourdes pilgrims' quest : CURE
55
"___boy!" : ATTA
56
"___ she blows!" : THAR
58
Cinders' future : ASH
59
Dinghy implement : OAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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