SEASONAL SEQUENCE

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1978

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 6
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© 1978, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tennyson girl : MAUD
5. Faint smell : WHIFF
10. Bluejoint, e.g. : GRASS
15. City of Judah : AMAM
19. ___ facto : IPSO
20. Old-time comedian : OAKIE
21. Elvis ___ Presley : AARON
22. Pop : SODA
23. Old English carol words : LISTENLORDLINGSUNTOME
27. Singer John : ELTON
28. Actor Kruger : OTTO
29. Famed nonagenarian of songdom : BERLIN
30. Play for time : STALL
33. Carousal : SPREE
35. Dressy headdress : TIARA
36. Words by Nahum Tate : WHILESHEPHERDSWATCHED
43. Fortify : ARM
44. Used jointly : SHARED
45. Word on a Canadian stop sign : ARRET
46. Command to a husky : MUSH
48. Jejune : ARID
49. Kind of bullet : TRACER
52. Begone! : SCAT
56. ___ Benedict : EGGS
58. Consider : DEEM
59. Deplete : SAP
61. Creek : RIA
62. English carol words : ASTARSHININGINTHEEAST
69. Roman emperor: A.D. 96–98 : NERVA
70. Portent : AUSPICE
71. Head of hair : CRINE
72. English carol words : THEYFOUNDHIMINAMANGER
77. Cuttlefish's output : INK
78. Cooking abbr. : TSP
79. Wilder : GENE
80. Wins a card game : GINS
81. Spanish house : CASA
83. Pet : CARESS
85. Period of expansion : BOOM
87. Bulrush : TULE
91. Ladd movie: 1953 : SHANE
93. Cesare or Lucrezia : BORGIA
95. Buntline : NED
96. French carol words (translated) : THELORDTHENEWBORNKING
103. Sec. of War: 1829–31 : EATON
104. Kind of angle or feather : AXIAL
105. Emissary : ENVOY
106. Having no key : ATONAL
108. Intend : PLAN
109. Thingumbob : GISMO
112. Old English carol words : SINGNOWELLOSINGNOWELL
119. Sicilian city : ENNA
120. Twain was one : PILOT
121. Florida city : OCALA
122. Buck or drake : MALE
123. Females : SHES
124. Frets : STEWS
125. Eased : LETUP
126. Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
1. .001 of an inch : MIL
2. Bee: Comb. form : API
3. Seagoing initials : USS
4. "Is that so?" : DOTELL
5. Habit : WONT
6. Saintly symbol : HALO
7. Sacred image: Var. : IKON
8. Sapin : FIR
9. Govt. agent : FED
10. Spat : GAITER
11. Carried on : RANTED
12. Ship of myth : ARGO
13. Help! : SOS
14. Social slight : SNUB
15. Confines : ASTRICTS
16. Do-re-mi : MOOLAH
17. Look up to : ADMIRE
18. Bacchante : MAENAD
24. French word for 123 Across : ELLES
25. Sage's accumulation : LORE
26. Clean, in Cannes : NETTE
30. Did the butterfly : SWAM
31. Word with way, in N.Y. : THRU
32. Sights : AIMS
33. Cannonballed : SPED
34. High degree : PHD
37. Chases flies : SHAGS
38. Stern : HARSH
39. Son of Gad : ERI
40. Indian of Iowa or Okla. : SAC
41. Take by force : WREST
42. Irish interjection : ARRAH
47. Cumbersome : HEAVY
49. Alley game : TENPINS
50. System of government : REGIME
51. Italian astronomer: 1786–1863 : AMICI
53. Met pitcher Swan : CRAIG
54. Oise feeder : AISNE
55. Spud : TATER
57. Transplant, as skin : GRAFT
58. Tableware : DISHES
60. Nut : PECAN
62. Caper : ANTIC
63. Knot in rug weaving : SEHNA
64. Odysseys : TREKS
65. Janis ___, pop singer : IAN
66. Elbow : NUDGE
67. English river : NEN
68. German painter Max : ERNST
73. AMPAS award : OSCAR
74. "Up, ___ Away," 1967 song hit : UPAND
75. To your heart's content : AGOGO
76. Giant of Norse myths : MIMIR
82. Since : ASLONGAS
84. Soak : RET
85. Soup dish : BOWL
86. Planet : ORB
88. Pitt or So. Cal. : UNIV
89. Marquisette : LENO
90. Anxious : EDGY
92. Lightweight silk : HONAN
93. Arthur or Lillie : BEA
94. Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
96. Annoys : TEASES
97. Vietnamese town : HATINH
98. Astonished: Fr. : ETONNE
99. Venerate : HALLOW
100. Glorifies : EXALTS
101. Barcelona boy : NINO
102. Lardner's "You ___ Al" : KNOWME
107. Cuts off : LOPS
108. Soccer great : PELE
109. Midge : GNAT
110. Northern home: Var. : IGLU
111. Cinch : SNAP
113. Wilde forte : WIT
114. Hurok : SOL
115. Dessert : ICE
116. Sound receiver : EAR
117. Betty Ford's honorary degree : LLD
118. Meadow : LEA

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