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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

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Across
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
Down
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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