New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 1988

Author: Sandra Burlingame
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { G Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 3
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wells's collaborator on 35 Down : TORME
6. Vocal forte of 1 Across : SCAT
10. Vocal "King" who popularized 35 Down : NAT
13. Writer Nin : ANAIS
14. Buddhist dialect : PALI
15. Shortly : ANON
17. Pop : BURST
18. Holy figure : ICON
19. Japanese box : INRO
20. A son of Adam : SETH
21. "___ roasting on an open fire" : CHESTNUTS
23. Embankment : LEVEE
25. Seahawk defensive back : EASLEY
26. Thelonious ___ Monk, memorable musician : SPHERE
29. Main street in Peyton Place : ELM
30. Anger or fervor : HEAT
31. Photo of sorts : XRAY
34. Acclaim : ECLAT
39. Ta-ta in Toledo : ADIOS
41. Bungle : ERR
42. Divide, as profits : SHARE
43. Donnybrook : MELEE
44. U.S.A. : AMER
46. Coin of Oman : RIAL
47. Norse goddess of healing : EIR
49. Winter's stalactite : ICICLE
51. Brazilian fruit palms : ASSAIS
55. Russian log huts : ISBAS
57. "___ nipping at your nose" : JACKFROST
59. Greek portico : STOA
62. State confidently : AVER
63. Associate : ALLY
64. Hoard : AMASS
66. City on the Truckee : RENO
67. British Prime Minister: 1955-57 : EDEN
68. Take to the tub : BATHE
69. Kind of mother : DEN
70. ___-majesté : LESE
71. Resource : ASSET
1. Actor Hunter : TAB
2. Burden : ONUS
3. Adjective for cerium : RARE
4. " . . . a turkey and some ___" : MISTLETOE
5. Old Testament book : ESTHER
6. Little-girl ingredient : SPICE
7. Hiding place : CACHE
8. South African succulent : ALOE
9. Tree decoration on Dec. 25 : TINSEL
10. Dwarfs, in Dunkerque : NAINS
11. Revoke : ANNUL
12. Cake, in Köln : TORTE
16. Intrusive : NOSY
22. Tones down : TAMES
24. Nettle : VEX
26. Counterfeit : SHAM
27. Foot: Comb. form : PEDE
28. Storm or stone preceder : HAIL
29. Jane of fiction : EYRE
32. Opposite of van : REAR
33. Branch : ARM
35. "The ___ Song" : CHRISTMAS
36. Secular : LAIC
37. Soviet sea : ARAL
38. Kind of vision : TELE
40. "To ___ reindeer really know . . . " : SEEIF
45. Tease : RIB
48. Jerusalem is its capital : ISRAEL
50. Melon : CASABA
51. Open slightly : AJAR
52. Recovered, in a way : SAVED
53. Nativity ___ (crèche) : SCENE
54. Rubber center of yore : AKRON
55. ___ of the Blest : ISLES
56. Songwriter Jule : STYNE
58. Antique, to Chaucer : OLDE
60. "Mares eat ___ . . . " : OATS
61. Men's Singles champ: 1968 : ASHE
65. Implant : SET

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