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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Monday, September 5, 1988

Author:
Christy Ridley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,181

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Across
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Appear : SEEM
5
Valuable violin : AMATI
10
Stitched joining : SEAM
14
Nimbus : HALO
15
Planet second nearest to the sun : VENUS
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Seaweed : ALGA
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Cavities in bones : ANTRA
19
Layer : TIER
20
Complete : UTTER
22
Female ballet dancers : DANSEUSES
24
"___ Depths," Gorky drama : THELOWER
26
Chalice veil : AER
27
Turkish inn : IMARET
29
Nosher's delight : SNACK
33
Comprehends : GRASPS
36
Browne or Houston : SAM
38
Be sorry : RUE
39
Planet eighth nearest to the sun : NEPTUNE
41
Planet nearest to the sun : MERCURY
44
Collection of anecdotes : ANA
45
___ Mahal : TAJ
47
Depends : RELIES
48
Summer TV fare : RERUN
51
Plate armor for a thigh : TUILLE
53
Joplin specialty : RAG
55
Appropriates : PREEMPTS
59
Unmanned space probe launched Aug. 20, 1977 : VOYAGERII
63
Claw : TALON
64
Esprit : ELAN
65
False : NOTSO
67
C. American gum tree : TUNO
68
Knee, to an M.D. : GENU
69
Arabian ruler : EMEER
70
Road to Roma : ITER
71
Inquires : ASKS
72
Concise : TERSE
73
Arrange : SORT
Down
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Outcry : SHOUT
2
Planet third nearest to the sun : EARTH
3
Happify : ELATE
4
Maker of toy planes : MODELIST
5
Actress Gardner : AVA
6
Seamstress, sometimes : MENDER
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Giant red star in Scorpio : ANTARES
8
Revolve : TURN
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"Your face, my thane, ___ book . . . ": Shak. : ISASA
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Planet sixth nearest to the sun : SATURN
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Site of first Olympics : ELIS
12
Askew : AGEE
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Planet fourth nearest to the sun : MARS
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Broken, in Brest : ROMPU
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Some M.I.T. grads : EES
25
Didn't exist : WASNT
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Cap for Scotty : TAM
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N. African wild sheep : ARUI
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Heal : CURE
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Pitches : KEYS
33
Snarl : GNAR
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Descartes or Magritte : RENE
35
An armadillo : APAR
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Actress Oberon : MERLE
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Corrode : EAT
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Find a new tenant : RELET
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Plant called traveler's-joy : CLEMATIS
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Planet fifth nearest to the sun : JUPITER
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Planet seventh nearest to the sun : URANUS
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Slow horse : NAG
52
Yellow flags : IRISES
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Playwright Jean ___ : GENET
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Planet farthest from the sun : PLUTO
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Paint tester : TONER
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Stable sound : SNORT
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Star in Lyra : VEGA
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Bullring calls : OLES
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G.I. : YANK
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Apple variety : ROME
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Galena is one : ORE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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