HOLIDAY THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1975

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 5
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chase, as fly balls : SHAG
5. Kin's partner : KITH
9. A life ___ : OFEASE
15. She-bears: Sp. : OSAS
19. Prefix with naut or sol : AERO
20. Zhivago's beloved : LARA
21. Sweeteners: Var. : SIRUPS
22. Void : NULL
23. Roman historian : LIVY
24. Biblical giant : ANAK
25. Deplorable : TRAGIC
26. Sailor's saint : ELMO
27. Farewells : ADIEUX
29. River to the Colorado : GILA
31. Military hair décor : CREWCUT
33. Carol of 1588 : DINGDONGMERRILYONHIGH
38. Eugene's daughter : OONA
39. Critic Cleveland : AMORY
40. Casper's state: Abbr. : WYO
41. Water barrier : MOAT
44. Slumps : SAGS
47. Fiscal or solar : YEAR
48. Place for a light bulb : SOCKET
52. Flynn : ERROL
54. Santa ___ : CLAUS
56. Small drink : NIP
58. Yorkshire river : OUSE
59. Kind of diver : SCUBA
60. Antiaircraft cannon : POMPOM
62. Peace pipes : CALUMETS
65. Food banned during Passover : HAMETZ
67. Prizes : VALUES
69. Avengers : NEMESES
70. Harbingers : THEHERALDANGELS
73. Cane-cutter : MACHETE
76. Of an S.A. range : ANDINE
77. Bantu tribesman : KAFFIR
81. Field where Judas died : ACELDAMA
83. Cub scout's friend : DENDAD
85. Heaven: Prefix : URANO
86. Vain : IDLE
87. Cult : ISM
89. At ___ (on the loose) : LARGE
90. Decorated pillar : TOTEM
91. Shrimp dish : SCAMPI
94. Girl's nickname : TONI
96. State : OHIO
98. Perplexity : MAZE
99. ___ Kippur : YOM
100. Indelicate : ROUGH
102. Rave over : GUSH
104. " . . . because there was ___" : NOROOMFORTHEMINTHEINN
113. Kenneth Roberts novel : ARUNDEL
114. "___ the night . . . " : TWAS
115. Nasty one : MEANIE
116. Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
117. City of India : RANCHI
121. Ruckus : TODO
123. Hollywood and ___ : VINE
124. Glass piece : PANE
125. Crow, e.g. : SIOUAN
126. Kind of hopper : CLOD
127. Old oath : EGAD
128. Jewish month : ADAR
129. Going astray : ERRING
130. Pet ___ : HATE
131. Snoopy : NOSY
1. Fruit ___ : SALAD
2. Girl who preempted the Jets : HEIDI
3. Calif. town : ARVIN
4. Polish carol : GOYEGOTOBETHLEMYONDER
5. Loud auto horns : KLAXONS
6. Sean's relative : IAN
7. Perry Mason's opponent : TRAGG
8. Moslem governor : HAKIM
9. Words from a Latin carol : OSTARMYSOULDELIGHTING
10. Tree : FIR
11. Period : ERA
12. Calendar abbr. : AUG
13. Piquant : SPICY
14. Funds held by a third party : ESCROWS
15. Words from a French carol : ONEWHOCOMESFROMHEAVEN
16. Grooves, in anatomy : SULCI
17. Biblical tree : ALMUG
18. Laziness : SLOTH
28. Japanese herb : UDO
30. Meadow : LEA
32. Greek war goddess : ENYO
34. Civil-rights org. : NAACP
35. Relative coral : ROE
36. Asian kingdom : IRAN
37. Melodic : LYRIC
41. Interlock : MESH
42. Whale : ORCA
43. Calla lily, e.g. : ARUM
45. Kid or boxing : GLOVE
46. Key fruit : SAMARA
49. Letters : KUES
50. Town of Italy : ESTE
51. Miss Durbeyfield : TESS
53. Covered with wood strips : LATHED
55. Plateau : UPLAND
57. Anguish : PANG
61. Site of Mohammed's tomb : MEDINA
63. Symbol of Wales : LEEK
64. German vowel mark : UMLAUT
66. Greek letter : ZETA
68. Italian form of Alexander : SANDRO
71. Half: Prefix : HEMI
72. Lake of Ireland : NEAGH
73. "___ oui!" : MAIS
74. Elec. current initials : ACDC
75. That: Fr. : CELA
78. ___ Morgana : FATA
79. Form of Agnes : INEZ
80. European capital : ROME
82. Houston athlete : ASTRO
84. Condescend : DEIGN
88. Wuthering Heights vista : MOOR
92. Russian weight : POOD
93. Dip : IMMERSE
95. Tree of rhyme : NUT
97. Make obsolete : OUTMODE
101. Cut down : HEW
103. Pronoun : SHE
104. Idaho city : NAMPA
105. Mountain nymph : OREAD
106. Colombian poncho : RUANA
107. Natural ability : FLAIR
108. Equal : MATCH
109. Island: It. : ISOLA
110. Architect Jones : INIGO
111. Spanish girls : NINAS
112. Wanting : NEEDY
118. Conjunction : NOR
119. ___ bono : CUI
120. Chinese dynasty : HAN
122. Cover for an i : DOT

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