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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1984

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,685
Across
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Dee or Keeler : RUBY
5
Suez or Panama : CANAL
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Light-giving device : LAMP
14
Baritone Hawkins : OSIE
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Word form with hand or said : AFORE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Eng. jurist: 18th century : SIRWMBLACKSTONE
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Owned : HAD
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Hawaiian farewell : ALOHA
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Comfort : CHEER
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Enclosed surface : AREA
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Color : HUE
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Familiar Baltimore facade : BROWNSTONEFRONT
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Chicago airport : OHARE
34
Marine hazard : REEF
35
Buzzing insect : DOR
36
Lean and tough : WIRY
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White, lustrous gem : PEARL
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Prefix with plane : AERO
40
Chemical suffix : ENE
41
Keyhole : SLOT
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Bubbling : ABOIL
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NASA installation in Ala. : REDSTONEARSENAL
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Permit : LET
48
Use a ketch : SAIL
49
Do housework : CLEAN
52
Orchard pest : APHID
54
N. T. book : JAS
57
Old Faithful's locale : YELLOWSTONEPARK
60
Exec's reminder : MEMO
61
Gaze : STARE
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Gazelle of NE Africa : ADMI
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Mote; bit : ATOM
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___ up (learned the ropes) : WISED
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"___ we forget" : LEST
Down
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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O.W.I. successor : USIA
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Jay or martin : BIRD
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Source of archery bows : YEW
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Overseas messages : CABLES
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Buoyed up : AFLOAT
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Methuselah grandson : NOAH
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Strongbox of yore : ARCA
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Albanian coin : LEK
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Foam; froth : LATHER
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Tub plant : ALOE
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Long, heavy hair : MANE
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Buttress : PIER
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River in France : MARNE
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Flat-soled house slipper : SCUFF
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Obliquely : AWRY
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Palm part : HEEL
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Arbor : BOWER
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ESP pioneer : RHINE
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Rowed : OARED
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Harangue : ORATE
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Saul's uncle : NER
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"___ a Grecian Urn" : ODEON
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Persian water wheel : NORIA
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Angle for blues : TROLL
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Narrative structure : PLOT
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Ages and ages : EON
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Cain's victim : ABEL
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Transcriber : STENO
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Digression : ASIDE
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Zigzag skiing feat : SLALOM
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On land : ASHORE
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Showered : RAINED
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Curved molding : CYMA
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Old English court : LEET
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Sailor's patron saint : ELMO
52
Italian wine center : ASTI
53
School orgs. : PTAS
54
Green gem : JADE
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"A Farewell to ___" : ARMS
56
Vaudeville feature : SKIT
58
Compass pt. : WSW
59
Buddy : PAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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