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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, July 13, 1988

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,127

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Across
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What a derby tops : POLL
5
Guipure and malines : LACES
10
Dorothy's dog : TOTO
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Portico : STOA
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Mosaic : INLAY
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Yeses, in Rouen : OUIS
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Oilskin headgear : SOUWESTERS
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Egyptian god of creation : PTAH
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Adjective for a Texan's headgear : TENGALLON
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Place to see tall headgear : OPERA
22
Words of understanding : ISEE
23
Joel C. Harris's ___ Rabbit : BRER
24
Wander : ROVE
26
Prepared for a premiere : REHEARSAL
31
N.H.L. champs : OILERS
33
German canal : KIEL
34
In favor of : PRO
35
Cptr., e.g. : BLDR
36
More frigid : ICIER
38
Duo : PAIR
39
Shade tree : ELM
40
Contest : AGON
41
Short and solid : STOCKY
43
Certain race horses : YEARLINGS
46
Enclosed space : AREA
47
Dickens heroine : NELL
48
Prepare to travel : PACK
50
Military headdress : BUSBY
52
Bridge necessities : SCOREPADS
57
Hebrew measure : EPHA
58
Auditory : ACOUSTICAL
59
Coup d'___ : ETAT
60
Rope : LASSO
61
Austen novel : EMMA
62
Observe : NOTE
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"You used to come ___ o'clock . . . " : ATTEN
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Appear : SEEM
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Attention-getting sound : PSST
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An Amerind : OTOE
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Lad, in Ayr : LOUN
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Legislator : LAWGIVER
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Chapeau rack, sometimes : ANTLER
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Singer Laine : CLEO
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Merit : EARN
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RR org. : SYS
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Formal headwear : TOPPER
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Astronaut's milieu : OUTERSPACE
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Headdress: Var. : TIAR
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Fed. workplace agency : OSHA
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Facilitator : EASER
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Spoken : ORAL
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Bock and kvass : BEERS
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Moon valley : RILLE
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"Please to put a penny in the ___ . . . " : OLDMANSHAT
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Stretching the budget : EKING
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Speed : HIE
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Violinist Morini : ARIKA
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Fishing boat : LORY
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Mind : OBEY
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Signet : SIGIL
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Swindle : CON
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Low, flattop headgear : PORKPIES
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Friend in a fray : ALLY
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Musical "Ssh!" : TACET
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Discount : REBATE
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Married one : SPOUSE
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A felony : ARSON
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"We've ___ had!" : BEEN
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As far as : UPTO
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Shoo! : SCAT
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Expense : COST
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Peak : ACME
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Christie or Hess : DAME
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Bridge feat : SLAM
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In the manner of : ALA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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