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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Tuesday, September 29, 1981

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 Down
1. 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
16. Free spender from the sticks : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
19. Utter : SAY
20. Piquant : ZESTY
21. Sam or Remus : UNCLE
22. Journey that is no junket : TREK
23. Metric unit of area : ARE
24. Like a thank-you letter : BREADANDBUTTER
31. 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
41. Clumsy : BUTTERFINGERED
46. Hairy creature : APE
47. A side of New York : EAST
48. Thrash : BASTE
51. What many hail in a hailstorm : TAXIS
53. 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
61. Amerinds of the West : UTES
62. Kind; sort : TYPE
63. "___ take arms . . . ": Hamlet : ORTO
64. Peer : GAZE
1. 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
9. Lodestone : MAGNET
10. Seagoing org. : USMC
11. Actual : REAL
12. "Citizen ___" : KANE
14. Cupidity : GREED
17. "Cantos" author Pound : EZRA
18. Spiritual guides : GURUS
22. 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
29. 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 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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