YULE COLLECTION

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 1979

Author:Anne Fox
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 588 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Anne Fox has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Commander of David's army : JOAB
5. Sound seeking attention : AHEM
9. Mexican sandwich : TACO
13. The other woman, Roman style : ALTERA
19. Chaplet for Galahad : ORLE
20. Long skirt, for short : MAXI
21. Ebro y Tajo : RIOS
22. Creator of Dr. Fu Manchu : ROHMER
23. Glove leather : NAPA
24. Buck heroine : OLAN
25. Evergreens : YEWS
26. Let ___ (bettor's expression) : ITRIDE
27. Story by Queen Marie of Rumania : ACHRISTMASTALE
30. Pieces of pottery : SHARDS
31. Former Eastern rulers : SHAHS
32. "Land of Cockaigne" author : SERAO
33. Part of U.S.A. : STATES
35. Actress Hagen : UTA
37. Part of a bottle : NECK
38. Petroleum : NAPHTHA
42. Words by Faith Baldwin : BRIGHTISTHEMANGER
49. Ad ___ : HOC
50. Elusive one : EEL
51. Bad ___ (German spa) : EMS
52. "Rap session" : SEANCE
53. Bungling : INEPT
55. Actor Vigoda : ABE
56. Sways : ROCKS
59. Abysses : PITS
60. Trolls : GNOMES
61. Maugham character : SADIE
63. Type of roof : HIP
64. A Cantor : IDA
65. Cal. ___ : TECH
66. Words by Clement Moore : BUTAMINIATURESLEIGH
72. Largest of seven : ASIA
73. F.D.R. measure : NRA
74. Tolkien creature : ENT
75. Nebraskan Indians : OTOES
77. Liliaceous plant : SMILAX
80. Frustrate : FOIL
81. Letter stroke : SERIF
83. ___ de tête : MAL
84. Speaker of the House: 1801–07 : MACON
85. Trees or nuts : HAZELS
87. Elec. unit : AMP
88. Dec. 24 : EVE
89. Kind of shadow : EYE
90. "It was told ___" (words by Janet Knox) : THATASTARAPPEARED
95. Celebration at Yuletide : WASSAIL
97. Hurried : HIED
98. Patriotic org. : SAR
99. Puzzle word : ACROSS
102. Mild expletives : EGADS
104. Intrigue : CABAL
108. Eddies : SWIRLS
111. O. Henry story ending : THEYARETHEMAGI
114. Two-seated carriage : LANDAU
115. Deserve : RATE
116. ___ fixe : IDEE
117. Guthrie : ARLO
118. Freshen, as a room : AIROUT
119. ___ Major : URSA
120. Piano piece : NOLA
121. Religious image : ICON
122. Sailor's jumper : BLOUSE
123. Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
124. Midge : GNAT
125. Corvine calls : CAWS
1. Dr. Salk : JONAS
2. Plant resembling spinach : ORACH
3. Beginning : ALPHA
4. Tight squeeze : BEARHUG
5. Bible book : AMOS
6. Discontinues : HALTS
7. Critical studies : EXAMENS
8. Moslem tower : MINARET
9. Christmas thought from Dickens : TRYTOKEEPITALLTHEYEAR
10. Suburb of Honolulu : AIEA
11. Monks' wear : COWLS
12. Caucasian native : OSSET
13. Bristles : ARISTAE
14. Words by John Bowring : LOTHEPRINCEOFPEACE
15. Beat : THRASH
16. Bedouin chief : EMIR
17. Foxx : REDD
18. War god : ARES
28. Title of an editorial by Francis Church: 1897 : ISTHEREASANTACLAUS
29. Meistersinger Hans: 1494–1576 : SACHS
34. Item on Pierre's Yule tree : ANGE
36. Air: Comb. form : ATMO
39. Book by Oates : THEM
40. Faith follower : HOPE
41. Bible book : ACTS
42. Arthur and Lillie : BEAS
43. Middle Eastern fiddle : REBAB
44. ___ Diable : ILEDU
45. Italian island : ISCHIA
46. California Indian : MAIDU
47. Red star in Scorpius : ANTARES
48. Cartoonists' org. : NCS
54. ___ game : NOHIT
57. Relations : KIN
58. Dutch philosopher: 1632–77 : SPINOZA
60. Set : GEL
62. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
65. Shoe type : TSTRAP
67. Cake ___ : MIX
68. Ram on high : ARIES
69. Chemical suffix : ENE
70. Pyle of TV : GOMER
71. Throw with effort : HEAVE
76. Gift for a moppet : SLED
77. Merganser : SMEW
78. Yucatec : MAYA
79. Desserts : ICES
80. Falstaffian : FAT
82. Puckerels : IMPS
85. Circle of light : HALO
86. Siberian antelope : SAIGA
91. Shaggy : HIRSUTE
92. Bringing up : REARING
93. Appended : ADDEDON
94. Semitic language : ARAMAIC
96. "La Tosca" dramatist : SARDOU
100. Fiddle with a uke : STRUM
101. N.Y.S.E. unit : SHARE
103. Stone monument : STELA
105. Hannibal's family name : BARCA
106. Lit up : AGLOW
107. Service group : LIONS
108. Thick slice : SLAB
109. Lament : WAIL
110. Obi accessory : INRO
112. Though, to Tacitus : ETSI
113. Fervor : HEAT

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