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Christy Ridley
Christy Ridley

New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1981

Author: Christy Ridley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,627
Across Down
1. Geometrical figure : CONE
5. Commanded : BADE
9. Kind of water or cracker : SODA
13. Perpetually : EVER
14. ___ nut : BETEL
15. Coin of Persia: 1826–1932 : KRAN
16. Key phrase : DAWNSEARLYLIGHT
19. Chicago transportation : ELS
20. W.W. II correspondent ___ Pyle : ERNIE
21. Passage : AISLE
22. Oppositionist : ANTI
23. With: Prefix : SYN
24. Aurora borealis : NORTHERNLIGHTS
31. Cut : HEWN
32. "The youth replies, '___'": Emerson : ICAN
33. Ages upon ages : EON
34. Exchange premium : AGIO
35. Turn : PIVOT
37. Caravel of 1492 : NINA
38. Vessel on a pedestal : URN
39. Inevitable : SURE
40. Fat: Comb. form : ADIP
41. "On the ___ toe": Milton : LIGHTFANTASTIC
46. Pershing's cmd. : AEF
47. Welfare : WEAL
48. Heap of stones : CAIRN
51. Violinist Isaac : STERN
53. Deplorable : SAD
56. Hasty, superficial treatment, with "the" : ONCEOVERLIGHTLY
59. Weaving machine : LOOM
60. Source of mescal : AGAVE
61. Dash : ELAN
62. Austria's first chartered city : ENNS
63. Encyclopedia, e.g. : TOME
64. Cyrano's outstanding feature : NOSE
1. Yield : CEDE
2. Ellipse : OVAL
3. Intelligence : NEWS
4. Sea eagle : ERN
5. Skullcap : BEANIE
6. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
7. Take out : DELE
8. English cathedral city : ELY
9. Winter sport : SKIING
10. Corps.; assns. : ORGS
11. Actress Arlene : DAHL
12. Bet : ANTE
14. Place to sleep : BERTH
17. Transmitted : SENT
18. Store up : LAYIN
22. Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
23. Lath : SLAT
24. Pola of silent films : NEGRI
25. ___ to (because of) : OWING
26. Split : RIVEN
27. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
28. Spyri's children's story : HEIDI
29. Refreshing : TONIC
30. Make a sharp, cracking sound : SNAP
31. Pull with force : HAUL
35. Gust : PUFF
36. Wolfert or Eaker : IRA
37. Kind of bank or flag: Abbr. : NATL
39. Shorthand transcriber : STENO
42. Seraglios : HAREMS
43. Noon or midnight : TWELVE
44. Mountaintop nest : AERIE
45. Vocalized : SANG
48. Nursery king : COLE
49. By and by : ANON
50. Sacred image : ICON
51. State flower of Utah : SEGO
52. Mine car : TRAM
53. Normandy town : STLO
54. Exclamation of woe : ALAS
55. Unit of force : DYNE
57. Large tub : VAT
58. Brooder of a sort : HEN

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

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