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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Wednesday, August 26, 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 Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, 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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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,614
Across
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Knack : GIFT
5
"___ Maisie Knew," James novel : WHAT
9
Kind of note : MASH
13
Theater award : OBIE
14
Hollandaise, e.g. : SAUCE
15
High: Comb. form : ALTI
16
Route for Dorothy : YELLOWBRICKROAD
19
Cutting tool : AXE
20
Leas : MEADS
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___ Dame University : NOTRE
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Tastes the tea : SIPS
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Also : TOO
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Carouse : PAINTTHETOWNRED
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Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
33
Chessman : PAWN
34
He wrote "The College Widow" : ADE
35
Speech defect : LISP
36
One of the Allens : WOODY
38
"___ star to steer her by": Masefield : ANDA
39
The Buckeyes' initials : OSU
40
A pirate or a choreographer : KIDD
41
Memorable Israeli leader : MEIR
42
Argonauts' prize : THEGOLDENFLEECE
47
Mimic : APE
48
Holly : ILEX
49
Bizarre : OUTRE
52
Ghanaian export : COCOA
54
Chat : GAB
57
Kubrick film, with "A" : CLOCKWORKORANGE
60
Edible tuber : TARO
61
Velocity : SPEED
62
Sandburg or Van Doren : CARL
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Soon : ANON
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Thoroughly : WELL
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Etc.'s relative : ETAL
Down
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Court painter to Charles III : GOYA
2
Old World mountain goat : IBEX
3
"The round ___" (wastepaper basket) : FILE
4
___ Aviv : TEL
5
Indiana–Illinois boundary river : WABASH
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New Mexico artist Peter : HURD
7
"___ and Galatea," Handel opus : ACIS
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Shamus : TEC
9
Strand : MAROON
10
"Little Things Mean ___," 1954 song : ALOT
11
What the man of La Mancha followed : STAR
12
Pelt : HIDE
14
Used a besom : SWEPT
17
Neglect : OMIT
18
Understood : KNOWN
22
Cinch : SNAP
23
Resembling a certain fiber : TOWY
24
Guide : PILOT
25
Like stout : ALISH
26
Offspring : ISSUE
27
Final stanza of a Pindaric poem : EPODE
28
Boy : TAD
29
Indian princess : RANEE
30
Relating to early literature of Iceland : EDDIC
31
"The Wreck of the Mary ___," Innes novel : DEARE
36
Sly trick : WILE
37
Singular : ODD
38
Stock-exchange heading : AMEX
40
Part of a ruble : KOPEK
43
Waiter or servant : GARCON
44
This bears an image of Monticello : NICKEL
45
Inundate : FLOOD
46
Cordelia's father : LEAR
49
Eight: Comb. form : OCTA
50
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
51
Bullring cry, sometimes : TORO
52
Deal with successfully : COPE
53
Russian city : OREL
54
Small two-winged insect : GNAT
55
Taj Mahal city : AGRA
56
Dingaling thing : BELL
58
Compass pt. : WSW
59
Person who excels : ACE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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