YULE TALE

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1980

Author:Anne Fox
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 6
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
6. Jumble : HASH
10. Swiss theologian: 1886–1968 : BARTH
15. Annie Oakley : PASS
19. Saw : MAXIM
20. Palo ___ : ALTO
21. Yale : ELIHU
22. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
23. Word by C. F. Alexander : ONCEINROYALDAVIDSCITY
27. Ibn-___ : SAUD
28. Climax : APEX
29. Of yore : OLDEN
30. Ancient Ethopian capital : AKSUM
31. Famed muralist : SERT
33. U.N. labor agcy. : ILO
34. Helm dir. : EBS
36. Between bi and quadri : TRI
37. Words by G. L. Hill : WHEREASINGLESTARSHONE
45. ___ Kippur : YOM
46. Coats of arms : BLAZONS
47. Southwestern gulch : ARROYO
48. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
50. Celtic Neptune : LER
51. Grads : ALUMS
52. U.S. possession : GUAM
56. Firmly fixed : FAST
59. French colony: 1604–1713 : ACADIA
62. Roomy : LARGE
63. Words by M. E. Coleridge : ALITTLECHILDINAMANGER
69. Small bird : TIT
70. Fling : HURL
71. Relative of coral : ROE
72. Malay master : TUAN
73. Ref. book : ENC
74. " . . . Christ our Saviour ___" : WASBORNONCHRISTMASDAY
79. Indigo dyes : ANILS
80. Built ___ (durable) : TOLAST
81. Apiece : EACH
82. Rajah's wife : RANI
83. Cartoon : EPURE
85. Bill, of a sort : IOU
87. Court great : ASHE
91. Electronic devices : MASERS
93. Mohammedan : MOORISH
97. Powder ___ : KEG
98. Words by Johann Rist : OURPEACEETERNALMAKING
103. "Faerie Queene" heroine : UNA
104. Furrow : RUT
105. Center : HUB
106. Bagnold : ENID
107. All, in music : TUTTI
109. Hautboys : OBOES
112. Nimbus : AURA
115. Fed : TMAN
118. Words by Johan Franco : ASTHEPROPHETSFORETOLD
122. Frozen: Fr. : GELE
123. Santa ___ : MARIA
124. Shoshones : UTES
125. Roman emperor: 96–98 : NERVA
126. Heaven on earth : EDEN
127. Winter hazard : SLEET
128. Indiana city : GARY
129. Kind of attack : SNEAK
1. O.T. book : AMOS
2. Actress Wynter : DANA
3. Steve Martin's "Well, ___!" : EXCUSEME
4. German songs : LIEDER
5. Nice friend : AMI
6. Angel's instrument : HARP
7. Bitter plant : ALOE
8. Charon's river : STYX
9. "___ Binh," 1971 film : HOA
10. Man for whom Miss Liberty's island was once named : BEDLOE
11. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
12. Sever : RIVE
13. " . . . as a seal upon ___" : THINEARM
14. Newman movie : HUD
15. Eight quarts : PECK
16. Best: Comb. form : ARISTO
17. Second-largest planet : SATURN
18. Thwart : STYMIE
24. Kind of day : NATAL
25. Lounges : LOLLS
26. Fresh : SASSY
32. Johnny ___ : REB
33. Car part: Abbr. : IGN
35. Business abbr. : BROS
37. Neighbor of Neb. : WYO
38. Kind of air or water : HOT
39. Where NaCl is made : SALTERN
40. Suffix with colon or patron : IZE
41. Irish girl's name : NORAH
42. Priests of Mars : SALII
43. School skippers : TRUANTS
44. Golf great : HOGAN
49. Rearward, at sea : AFT
51. Kraits : ADDERS
53. Exhorted : URGED
54. Rocket stage : AGENA
55. "The quality of ___ . . . " : MERCY
57. Dumas swashbuckler : ATHOS
58. Aspersion : SLUR
60. Go around : CIRCLE
61. Hilo greeting : ALOHA
62. Radar navigation system : LANAC
63. Fighting : ATWAR
64. Climbing plant : LIANA
65. "___ the bag!" : ITSIN
66. Debate ending : CLOTURE
67. Part of Paris, famed for its racecourse : AUTEUIL
68. "I Remember ___" : MAMA
75. Ballon's relative : BLIMP
76. Scandinavian : NORSE
77. Suffix with rend or vend : ITION
78. Urial : SHA
83. Jacob's brother : ESAU
84. Of the chest : PECTORAL
86. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
88. Saratoga Springs college : SKIDMORE
89. Biddy : HEN
90. Kind of cup : EGG
92. High home : AERIE
93. North Sea feeder : MEUSE
94. Eye : ORB
95. Mess up : SMEAR
96. Chinese dynasty : HAN
98. Power failure : OUTAGE
99. New : UNUSED
100. Disconcert : RATTLE
101. Pass ___ (beg) : THEHAT
102. "___ on the Keys" : KITTEN
108. There's companion : THEN
110. Drill : BORE
111. English painter: 1761–1807 : OPIE
112. Dog star : ASTA
113. Fir pole : UFER
114. Optimistic : ROSY
116. Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
117. Sen. Burdick's state : NDAK
119. British V.I.P.'s : PMS
120. Harbor need : TUG
121. Conceptual being : ENS

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