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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Tuesday, September 29, 1981

18-Down : Spiritual guides

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J V W }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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. 11,648
Across
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Pops in Boston and elsewhere : DADS
5
Jai ___ : ALAI
9
Darkness; gloom : MURK
13
Prefix with poise : EQUI
14
Sparkle : GLINT
15
On the deep : ASEA
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Free spender from the sticks : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
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Utter : SAY
20
Piquant : ZESTY
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Sam or Remus : UNCLE
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Journey that is no junket : TREK
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Metric unit of area : ARE
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Like a thank-you letter : BREADANDBUTTER
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Secular : LAIC
32
Affects, as a virus : AILS
33
Friend for Fernand : AMI
34
Nursemaid in Calcutta : AYAH
35
Substitute : PROXY
37
Cordon bleu : CHEF
38
Sun. follower : MON
39
Wander : ROAM
40
First-rate : AONE
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Hairy creature : APE
47
A side of New York : EAST
48
Thrash : BASTE
51
What many hail in a hailstorm : TAXIS
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Botanist Gray : ASA
56
Mrs. Cripps of a G. & S. operetta : LITTLEBUTTERCUP
59
City 200 miles south of Moscow : OREL
60
Family in a Wolfe novel : GANTS
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Amerinds of the West : UTES
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Kind; sort : TYPE
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"___ take arms ... ": Hamlet : ORTO
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Peer : GAZE
Down
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Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
2
Greenish blue : AQUA
3
Customhouse levy : DUTY
4
Command to Rover : SIT
5
Largest of 50 : ALASKA
6
Fuzz : LINT
7
Singer Gibb : ANDY
8
Resident of: Suffix : ITE
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Lodestone : MAGNET
10
Seagoing org. : USMC
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Actual : REAL
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"Citizen ___" : KANE
14
Cupidity : GREED
17
"Cantos" author Pound : EZRA
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Spiritual guides : GURUS
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Part of M.I.T. : TECH
23
How adepts function : ABLY
24
Creek or inlet : BAYOU
25
Pleasingly mirthful : RIANT
26
Mother-in-law of Ruth : NAOMI
27
Fort ___, N.J. : DIX
28
Calif.-Nev. boundary lake : TAHOE
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Alter; correct : EMEND
30
Abounding : RIFE
31
Shish kebab item : LAMB
35
Part of the epidermis : PORE
36
Brit. answer to the Luftwaffe : RAF
37
Light delivery vehicle : CART
39
Drive back : REPEL
42
Tell on a classmate : TATTLE
43
Abutting : NEXTTO
44
Manners of walking : GAITS
45
To live, to Livy : ESSE
48
Stain : BLOT
49
Well ventilated : AIRY
50
Pace : STEP
51
Ski lift : TBAR
52
Pittypat in "G.W.T.W." : AUNT
53
Transactions : ACTA
54
Canal built by de Lesseps : SUEZ
55
Church part : APSE
57
Psyche component : EGO
58
Toupee: Slang : RUG

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

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