GLAD TIDINGS

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1976

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 103, Cheaters: 24, FITB: 14, XRef: 2
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hingle or O'Brien : PAT
4. Lounge-chair part : ARM
7. Common $2 item : BET
10. Korbut : OLGA
14. Word of regret : ALAS
16. Twice LXXVI : CLII
17. Concerning : INRE
19. Provinces : REALMS
22. Vapor, old style : ROKE
23. Orange throwaway : RIND
24. Yule song : OTANNENBAUM
26. Follow-up to 106 Across : CHECKINGITTWICE
29. Youth org. : BSA
30. Sandwich staple : HAM
31. Magwitch of "Great Expectations" : ABEL
32. "Come ___ come shine" : RAINOR
33. Menotti hero : AMAHL
35. Faction : SECT
37. Mrs. Cantor : IDA
39. Rorem : NED
40. Biblical animal : CAMEL
41. Erudite : LEARNED
44. Shoe width : EEE
45. ___ theme, from "Zhivago" : LARAS
46. Word with one or what : SOME
49. Military alarm clock : BUGLE
50. Mideast weight : ROTL
51. Prepare wastebasket paper : CRUMPLE
53. Fencing items : EPEES
56. Hesitant sounds : ERS
59. Once in a blue moon : RARELY
60. Kisser's come-on : MISTLETOE
64. "___ Majesty" : YOUR
66. "Peace ___ price" : ATANY
67. Holiday entertainers : CAROLLERS
68. Dome athlete : ASTRO
69. Soften : MELT
70. Holiday dinner finale : FRUITCAKE
71. Speared, as a fish : GIGGED
72. Mil. award : DSM
73. Employee's quest : RAISE
74. Go bananas over : ENTHUSE
75. News piece : OBIT
77. Blood pathway : AORTA
80. Dog in "Beetle Bailey" : OTTO
81. Good loser : SPORT
83. Grid scores: Abbr. : TDS
86. Uses one's gray matter : IDEATES
88. Taper upward : SPIRE
89. Wash. figure : REP
90. Treasure-hunt aid : MAP
91. Home of Brigham Young U. : UTAH
94. "Hold That ___" : TIGER
95. ___ of (happen to) : BECOME
97. Cap-___ : APIE
100. Never's counterpart : NOW
102. Pulver of "Mister Roberts": Abbr. : ENS
103. Man of triple-vision : EBENEZERSCROOGE
106. What Santa's doing : MAKINGALIST
110. Suit to ___ : ATEE
111. Tamper with a check : KITE
112. Wood fragment : SLIVER
113. Cry of revelry : EVOE
114. ___ ex machina : DEUS
115. Sassy one : SNIP
116. Poetic word : NEER
117. Be amiss : ERR
118. Latin conjunction : SED
119. Writer Josephine : TEY
1. Roast slightly : PARCH
2. Hilo greetings : ALOHAS
3. "___ to your leader" : TAKEME
4. Make uniform : ALINE
5. Big-top big name : RINGLING
6. Lunchtime, in Lyon : MIDI
7. Regional life : BIOTA
8. Interweave : ENTWINE
9. Cadet : TRAINEE
10. Mine find : ORE
11. Author Deighton : LEN
12. Gift of sorts : GAB
13. Namath's alma mater : ALABAMA
15. Wine quality : SEC
16. Cheat on the final : CRIB
18. Camouflage a message : ENCODE
20. Uses a dogsled : MUSHES
21. Unimportant : SMALL
25. Biblical name : NER
27. Shimmying sister : KATE
28. Quid pro quo : TRADE
33. "___ may look on a king" : ACAT
34. House guest of 103 Across : MARLEYSGHOST
36. Recipient of a familiar visit : CLEMENTMOORE
38. Next to R.I. in size : DEL
42. With skill : ABLY
43. Madeleine, e.g. : RUE
45. Forfeit : LOSE
46. "Buzz off!" : SCRAM
47. Took the soapbox : ORATED
48. Thomas Benton works : MURALS
50. Autos of yore : REOS
52. Thickness : PLY
53. Ending for salmon or Cinder : ELLA
54. Before aboo : PEEK
55. Exist, in Paris : ETRE
57. Cheap whisky : ROTGUT
58. Most confident : SUREST
60. Neighbor of Oahu : MAUI
61. Eye part : IRIS
62. Chimney dust, to Chaucer : SOTE
63. Fond treatment: Abbr. : TLC
65. Western event : RODEO
67. Partisan: Suffix : CRAT
68. River isle : AIT
70. Glass base : FRIT
71. Pesty flier : GNAT
74. Timetable abbr. : ETA
76. Fox or Rabbit : BRER
77. Form of French "to love" : AIMEZ
78. Harem room : ODA
79. Groucho's specialty : REPARTEE
81. Column or cord : SPINAL
82. Grid need : PIGSKIN
83. One of the clefs : TREBLE
84. What mountebanks do : DECEIVE
85. " . . . a word from our ___" : SPONSOR
87. Your, in Bonn : EUER
88. Watch parts : STEMS
92. Consecrate : ANOINT
93. Thwart completely : HOGTIE
95. "___ Clown" : BEA
96. Word with kilo or centi : METER
98. Spurious: Prefix : PSEUD
99. Tops off a cake : ICES
101. Tearful : WEEPY
104. St. Louis bridge : EADS
105. Approves : OKS
107. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
108. Once-named : NEE
109. "Cave canem" sound : GRR

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