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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

SEQUENTIAL SEASONAL SELECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1982

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 17, XRef: 2, Spans: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,094
Across Down
1. In ___ (hard pressed) : AJAM
5. Recondite : DEEP
9. Little angel : CHERUB
15. David, for one : CAMP
19. Fixed course : ROTE
20. Loaf : IDLE
21. Roman Eos : AURORA
22. Govt. agcy. : USIA
23. Words from an English carol : ASTARSHININGINTHEEAST
27. Actor Carl : REINER
28. Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
29. Possessive pronoun : ITS
30. It's "sed" to Caesar : BUT
31. Spring mo. : APR
32. Do a lawn job : SOD
34. Relative of Mrs. : SRA
35. Thus: Lat. : SIC
37. Cessation : PAUSE
39. Czechoslovak carol words : THEBABELYINGINAMANGER
44. Source of betel nuts : ARECA
45. Rat ___ : FINK
46. ___ havoc : CRY
47. N.Y.C. transit : IRT
48. ___ Tuesday (day before Lent) : SHROVE
51. River isle : AIT
52. Greek letter : RHO
55. Words from Luke 2:7 : BECAUSETHEREWASNOROOM
61. Wind dir. : ENE
62. RR stop : STA
63. Beldam : HAG
64. Haydn's "Consummatum ___" : EST
65. Where Waterloo is : IOWA
66. Medieval brocade : ACCA
68. Residue : ASH
70. Tennis term : LET
72. ___ generis (unique) : SUI
73. Ho Chi ___ : MINH
74. Toledo relatives : TIOS
75. Creek : RIA
76. Chinese pagoda : TAA
78. ___-Magnon : CRO
80. Neckpiece : BOA
81. Words by Charles Sheldon : INLITTLEBETHLEHEMTOWN
87. Kind of pole : TAD
88. One of the Orkneys : HOY
89. Former German state : ANHALT
90. Annoy : IRK
91. W.W. I group : AEF
92. Caron role : GIGI
93. Some sculptures : TORSI
96. Sussex carol words, with "The" : KINGOFKINGSTOUSISGIVN
105. "___ a Grecian Urn" : ODEON
106. French pronoun : ILS
107. Wash. V.I.P. : SEN
108. Press inits. : UPI
109. Constellation : LEO
110. Hind : DOE
111. Charpoy : COT
113. Virginia willows : ITEAS
115. Deep sleeps : SOPORS
117. Words by Edward Throng : ANDPEACEFROMGODONHIGH
122. African tree : KOLA
123. More suggestive : RACIER
124. Jacob's twin : ESAU
125. See 128 Across : ELEE
126. Fret : STEW
127. Robust : STURDY
128. With 125 Across, Civil War gen. : ROBT
129. Utterance : WORD
1. Ancient landing place : ARARAT
2. Crèche figure : JOSEPH
3. Clothes : ATTIRE
4. Intend : MEAN
5. Unclothe : DISROBE
6. Old English letter : EDH
7. Famous pen name : ELIA
8. A railroad, informally : PENNSY
9. Question by Ben Jonson : CANMANFORGETTHISSTORY
10. Quasimodo's creator : HUGO
11. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
12. Nickname for R.W.R. : RON
13. Strawberry nettle : URTICA
14. 100 satang : BAHT
15. Snooker stick : CUE
16. As snug ___ . . . : ASABUG
17. Maltreat : MISUSE
18. Glib talk : PATTER
24. "Sartor ___": Carlyle : RESARTUS
25. Yesterday, in Roma : IERI
26. Cordage grass : ESPARTO
33. Noel mo. : DEC
35. Tendon : SINEW
36. Sign, in a way : INK
38. Even one : ANY
40. Silent siren : BARA
41. Survive : LAST
42. Fund-raiser's verb : GIVE
43. Actor John from Spokane : MCINTIRE
47. Gelid : ICECOLD
49. A loser to R.M.N. : HHH
50. Genuine : REAL
51. Per se : ASSUCH
52. Impala : ROOIBOK
53. Part of an elocution phrase : HOWNOW
54. G.R.F. by birth : OMAHAN
55. Scat! : BEATIT
56. Live oak : ENCINA
57. Begin : STARTOFF
58. By far : EASILY
59. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
60. Lip : RIM
67. "___ was going . . . " : ASI
69. "Scots, wha ___ . . . " : HAE
71. Weaverbird : TAHA
77. The works : ALL
79. Item left out : OMISSION
82. "___ and Future King": White : THEONCE
83. Baths, in Brest : BAINS
84. M.I.T. specialty: Abbr. : ENGG
85. Ides cry : ETTU
86. Math branch : TRIG
91. Past : AGO
92. "___ Blas" : GIL
94. Columbus inst. : OSU
95. Tears a page from a book : RIPSOUT
96. Photographs : KODAKS
97. "___ choose to run . . . ": Coolidge : IDONOT
98. Goad : NEEDLE
99. London club: 18th century : KITCAT
100. Pour : TEEM
101. Wild ass : ONAGER
102. Panay port : ILOILO
103. Church official : VERGER
104. Had a snack : NOSHED
112. Sculls : OARS
113. Incensed : IRED
114. Middling : SOSO
116. Dog-days word : PHEW
118. Maul : PAW
119. Old French coin : ECU
120. Coniferous tree : FIR
121. Small quantity : DAB

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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