A CHRISTMAS CONCERT

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1989

Author: Walter Covell
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 4.91, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 4
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mother: Comb. form : MATRI
6. Kind of tide : YULE
10. Pasturage : LEA
13. Seasonal ringers : SANTAS
19. Earthy oxide : OCHER
20. Ancient kingdom E. of Babylonia : ELAM
21. North Pole shop foreman : ELF
22. Interstice : AREOLA
23. Mi re do re mi fa sol : THEFIRSTNOWELL
26. Dec. 25 adjective : FESTAL
27. Shipworm : TEREDO
28. Paves anew : RETARS
29. Bothers : PESTERS
30. River to the Baltic : ODER
31. "___ furtiva lagrima . . . ": Donizetti aria : UNA
33. XXVII ÷ IX : III
34. Erector ___ : SET
35. Alter follower : EGO
36. La la si la do ti ti ti la si : COVENTRYCAROL
43. With 50 Down, sol fa mi re do re mi do : DECKTHE
47. Burdensome : ONEROUS
48. Lessen : ABATE
49. Squirrel's cache : ACORNS
50. Religious reformer of Bohemia : HUSS
51. Hallowed woman: Fr. : STE
52. Argentine river : NEGRO
53. Water wheel : NORIA
54. The least bit : RAP
55. City in Morocco : FEZ
56. ___ favorite : ODDSON
57. Student group : CLASS
58. Maltreat : ILLUSE
61. River rising in the Grampians : TAY
62. Sniggles : EELS
63. Sol la sol mi sol la sol mi : SILENTNIGHT
66. Identical : SAME
70. Dodecanese island : KOS
71. Nestle : CUDDLE
72. Heart chambers : ATRIA
73. Fervid : ARDENT
77. Arafat's org. : PLO
79. Byron's twilight : EEN
80. Manhandles : MAULS
81. Marie Antoinette, e.g. : REINE
82. Former agcy. concerned with planes : CAA
83. Team of oxen : SPAN
85. Imitate a prothonotary bird : WARBLE
86. Mount of a Magus : CAMEL
87. Rock ___ : ANDROLL
89. With 118 Across, do re mi re do re mi re do sol sol sol sol : WASSAIL
90. Do do sol do re sol : ADESTEFIDELES
92. Rhea, to the Romans : OPS
93. Min. part : SEC
94. Coal size : PEA
95. Crosswords' blackbird : ANI
96. Like the Sahara : ARID
100. Twisted paper sweets-holders : CORNETS
105. Worlds, to René : MONDES
107. Herbal beverage : TISANE
109. Futile : OTIOSE
110. Mi fa mi ri mi fa fi sol : WHITECHRISTMAS
112. Airborne team member : DONDER
113. Pet name : HON
114. One-time Korean president : RHEE
115. Native of Mashhad : IRANI
116. Passover feasts : SEDERS
117. East, in Essen : OST
118. See 89 Across : SONG
119. Loudness units : SONES
1. Sententious sentiment : MOTTO
2. Yearned : ACHED
3. "And ___ were shepherds . . . ": J. S. Bach : THERE
4. Direct attention (to) : REFER
5. Crocus or gladiolus : IRID
6. Aye : YES
7. Extreme : ULTRA
8. "In the ___ snow is glist'nin'" : LANE
9. Feelings : EMOTIONS
10. More suspicious : LEERIER
11. House additions : ELLS
12. Labor org. : AFL
13. OSHA concern : SAFETY
14. Olympic hawk : ARES
15. Aerie : NEST
16. Carry : TOTE
17. Substance called a pesticide by the E.P.A. : ALAR
18. Maglie and Bando : SALS
24. Rowdies : ROUGHS
25. Dispenses with : WAIVES
29. Intrinsically : PERSE
32. Ark maker in the Douay Bible : NOE
34. Bearcat maker in automotive history : STUTZ
35. Lab heaters : ETNAS
36. Join freight cars : COUPLE
37. Rudolph's salient feature : NOSE
38. Stocking stuffer, perhaps : CANDY
39. Proper way for a tot to await St. Nicholas : ABED
40. They are sometimes glad : RAGS
41. Other, to Pedro : OTRO
42. Trotsky or Uris : LEON
43. New Year's Eve activity : DANCE
44. Elève's milieu : ECOLE
45. Atoll material : CORAL
46. ___ Kringle : KRISS
50. See 43 Across : HALL
54. Danish-born reformer : RIIS
55. Repel, with "off" : FEND
56. Feed-bag morsel : OAT
59. "Address to the ___ Guid": Burns : UNCO
60. Actor Erwin : STU
61. "___ entered in those wise men three" : THEN
63. Toper : SOT
64. Goals : IDEALS
65. Setting in "Brigadoon" : GLEN
66. Toppers on seasonal trees : STARS
67. Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
68. One-thousandth: Comb. form : MILLI
69. Atelier stand : EASEL
70. Emulated shepherds in a crèche : KNELT
72. Accumulate : AMASS
73. Ancient strong box : ARCA
74. Interpret : READ
75. Fast-stop site : DIME
76. Chemical endings : ENES
77. Sudden terror : PANIC
78. Alan, Cheryl or Diane : LADD
82. Bistros : CAFES
83. Channel north of the Isle of Wight : SOLENT
84. Beggars or lawyers : PLEADERS
85. Elk : WAPITI
88. Repair a brick wall, in a way : REPOINT
89. Conquered : WON
91. Organic compounds : ESTERS
95. Pale : ASHEN
96. Houston baseballer : ASTRO
97. Nobelist in Physics: 1930 : RAMAN
98. Foolish : INANE
99. Arnaz and others : DESIS
100. Food fish : CODS
101. Western Indian : OTOE
102. Bark : RIND
103. Central point : NODE
104. Danish weights : ESER
105. Conductance units : MHOS
106. Reverberate : ECHO
108. Egyptian goddess of fertility : ISIS
110. Abbott's first baseman : WHO
111. Col.'s command : REG

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