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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Tuesday, August 18, 1981

Author: Christy Ridley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,606
Across Down
1. Laundry : WASH
5. Kind of circus : FLEA
9. Grand or little ___ : SLAM
13. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
14. Signified : MEANT
15. Marco ___ : POLO
16. Precariously : FROMHANDTOMOUTH
19. Kind of dance or party : TEA
20. View from Bogotá : ANDES
21. S. California city : INDIO
22. Pump or gillie : SHOE
23. Part of U.K. : ENG
24. Skipper's command : ALLHANDSONDECK
31. Two-legged wolf's look : LEER
32. Rolling; undulate : WAVY
33. Word before hooray : HIP
35. Rivaling: Prefix : ANTI
36. White with age : HOARY
38. Provide a feast for : DINE
39. Before VWX : STU
40. Hindu woman's garment : SARI
41. Kelp : ALGA
42. Generosity : OPENHANDEDNESS
47. Chaney or Nol : LON
48. Concept : IDEA
49. Cavalier poet Thomas ___ : CAREW
52. Siouan of Oklahoma : OSAGE
54. By way of : VIA
57. Clumsy person's problem : HEAVYHANDEDNESS
60. Composer of "Rule, Britannia" : ARNE
61. Mount : STEED
62. Landed : ALIT
63. White-flecked horse : ROAN
64. Book by Oates : THEM
65. Ferber or Best : EDNA
1. Transport buoyantly : WAFT
2. 43,560 square feet : ACRE
3. Ancient Greek portico : STOA
4. Noah's second son : HAM
5. Parried, with "off" : FENDED
6. Carry into a carrier : LADE
7. Tolkien creatures : ENTS
8. From ___ Z : ATO
9. Parasite : SPONGE
10. Clamorous : LOUD
11. High: Comb. form : ALTI
12. Hawaiian honey eater : MOHO
14. Massenet opera : MANON
17. Guffaw : HAHA
18. Mork's friend on TV : MINDY
22. Title of respect in India : SHRI
23. Jealousy's next of kin : ENVY
24. Exclamation of concern : ALAS
25. Slowly, to Serkin : LENTO
26. Slackening; abatement : LETUP
27. Belle's boy : SWAIN
28. Row : OAR
29. Neighbor of Peru : CHILE
30. Kansas City's N.B.A. team : KINGS
34. Items in some patches : PEAS
36. Author of "Look Who's Talking!" : HAHN
37. "Are you a man ___ mouse?" : ORA
38. Actor Andrews : DANA
40. Pure; spotless : SNOWY
43. The Cosmos, e.g. : ELEVEN
44. Crown : DIADEM
45. Bordered : EDGED
46. Exploit : DEED
49. Trout type : CHAR
50. Prefix with space : AERO
51. Indian prince : RANA
52. Formal affirmation : OATH
53. Large knife of yore : SNEE
54. Grassland of South Africa : VELD
55. " . . . pudding ___ the eating" : ISIN
56. Fox terrier of films from 1934 to 1947 : ASTA
58. Conferee at Potsdam in '45 : HST
59. Tartan wearer's turndown : NAE

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

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