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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

WHITE CHRISTMAS

New York Times, Sunday, December 20, 1992

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Z }
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
JimH notes: The blank squares are intended to mean "White CHRISTMAS."
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,748
Across Down
1. Female swan : PEN
4. Hit song: Dec. 1960 : BLUECHRISTMAS
9. Gray and Candler : ASAS
13. Rimsky-Korsakov opera : CHRISTMASEVE
17. Rathskeller offering : ALE
18. Monday, in Marseille : LUNDI
19. Tannenbaum : CHRISTMASTREE
21. Row : SCRAP
22. Kiss of peace : PAX
23. Road to Fairbanks : ALCAN
24. Rhodes or DeMille : CECIL
25. Manada member : HORSE
26. Formicary : ANTHILL
28. Ties : CRAVATS
30. Rage onstage : EMOTE
31. Douay Bible book : OSEE
32. Eight-___ shell : OARED
33. A little while, to Burns : AWEE
35. Unguiculate : CLAWED
38. Vocalized : INTONED
40. Top off 19 Across : INSTAR
44. Malt kiln : OAST
45. Brand of fiber : ARNEL
46. Swedish turnip : RUTABAGA
48. Baseball legend : RUTH
49. Disney mermaid : ARIEL
50. Be frugal : STINT
52. "Trinity" author : URIS
53. Villa Maria College site : ERIE
54. Kind of brake : DISC
55. Chinese black tea : BOHEA
56. Flat : STALE
57. Hangs loosely : DANGLES
59. Harrowed : TILLED
61. Winter bloomers : CHRISTMASROSES
62. Mellow : RIPE
63. Eidolon : IDEAL
64. "A Yank at ___," 1942 film : ETON
65. Look toward the sun : SQUINT
68. Hard: Comb. form : SCLERO
69. Hire Mutt to play Jeff? : MISCAST
73. "If You ___, But You Did," 1951 song : HADNT
74. Cemented : GLUED
75. TV police drama of 1967 : NYPD
77. Kitchen annex : ETTE
78. Suffix with diet : ETIC
79. Masterstrokes : FEATS
80. A May birthstone : AGATE
81. A sister of Europa : ASIA
82. What Ed Norton uncovered : MANHOLES
84. " . . . day ____ true love . . . " : OFCHRISTMASMY
85. Vociferate : YELL
86. Magical word : PRESTO
87. "Mean machines" : HOTRODS
90. Seasonal stamps : CHRISTMASSEALS
92. Trillion: Comb. form : TERA
94. Blue Grotto site : CAPRI
95. Turkish chief : AGHA
96. Verbal : PAROL
99. " . . . spare the ___ tree!": Campbell : BEECHEN
101. Purposeful parties : SOIREES
105. " . . . and motherhood dragging ___ . . . ": Beck : ADOLL
106. Cicero's heat : CALOR
107. "___ your life!" : NOTON
109. Contest : VIE
110. Cousin of a walk-on : CAMEO
111. Hippo chaser : DROME
112. Name in a Beethoven opus : ELISE
113. Bollix : ERR
114. "___ Wife," 1988 Robards TV film : THECHRISTMAS
115. Sojourn : STAY
116. Less prevalent : RARER
117. Lemieux's target : NET
1. "Oh, My ___" : PAPA
2. Zing : ELAN
3. Barber's call : NEXT
4. Pascal : BLAISE
5. Soothed : LULLED
6. Popeye, to Pipeye : UNCLE
7. Author LeShan : EDA
8. Stanwyck film: 1945 : CHRISTMASINCONNECTICUT
9. It starts with "Marley was dead . . . " : ACHRISTMASCAROL
10. Director Spielberg : STEVEN
11. London's Burlington ____ : ARCADE
12. Since, in Stuttgart : SEIT
13. December platitude : CHRISTMASCOMESBUTONCEAYEAR
14. I wander, to Ovid : ERRO
15. Boundless : VAST
16. Sign-language pioneer : EPEE
20. Composer Barraine : ELSA
21. Jungle queen : SHEENA
27. Dr. Seuss classic : HOWTHEGRINCHSTOLECHRISTMAS
29. Nocturnal badger : RATEL
34. Skater with two golds : WITT
35. Made Jonathan feel hollow? : CORED
36. Petrarch's beloved : LAURA
37. "Toy Soldiers" star: 1991 : ASTIN
38. Fleur-de-lis : IRIS
39. Like some strawflowers : DRIED
41. Cossack Bulba : TARAS
42. Nimble : AGILE
43. Levels, in Toronto : RASES
45. Emanate : ARISE
47. "The Faerie Queene" heroine : UNA
49. Expert : ADEPT
50. "___ Barque," Nin work : SOLAR
51. Thornton Wilder play : THELONGCHRISTMASDINNER
55. Run in the wash : BLEED
56. Lobby signs : SROS
58. Fluff : LINT
60. Lazes : IDLES
61. Yule : CHRISTMASTIDE
64. Vacuous : EMPTY
65. One of the Stooges : SHEMP
66. OPEC member : QATAR
67. City NE of Venice : UDINE
68. Mark down : SLASH
70. Perplexed : ATSEA
71. Like a silent night : STILL
72. Dabbling ducks : TEALS
74. Command to Dobbin : GEE
76. Tasty tubers : YAMS
79. Blossom for Batista : FLOR
80. Ahead of, to Ahab : AFORE
83. Verdi opera : OTELLO
84. Gold embroidery : ORPHREY
88. Painted leopard : OCELOT
89. U. of Puget Sound site : TACOMA
90. Seasonal dish in England and elsewhere : CHRISTMASGOOSE
91. Mouse or fish : SHINER
93. Initial letters : ABCD
95. Up and about : ASTIR
96. Covenant : PACT
97. Daughter of Elon the Hittite : ADAH
98. "Tony ___," Sinatra film : ROME
100. Dumbo's were jumbo : EARS
102. Impartial : EVEN
103. Where the Liffey flows : EIRE
104. Waldorf-Astoria muralist : SERT
108. Wave on the Ebro : OLA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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