NOEL, NOEL!

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1977

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 624 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Spans: 5
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© 1977, The New York Times
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1. At another time : ANON
5. Eatery : DINER
10. Cribbage equipment : PEGS
14. Conqueror of polio : SALK
18. Exact : LEVY
19. Mexican pines : OCOTES
21. Locale of Moab and Orem : UTAH
22. Knievel : EVEL
23. Words from a 17th-century carol : SWEETNIGHTINGALEAWAKE
27. Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
28. Leather-piercing tools : AWLS
29. Arrow poison : INEE
30. Extol : PRAISE
31. Sweet talk : BLARNEY
33. Bar of metal : INGOT
34. Spin : WHIRL
35. Fleming : IAN
36. N.H.L. player : BRUIN
37. Hotfoot it : HIE
38. Goofy : DAFT
41. Porous rock : TUFA
44. Actor Pat : OBRIEN
46. "A ___ santé" : VOTRE
48. Lillie : BEA
49. City on the Oka : OREL
50. Fast-growing plant : WEED
51. Stairway to the Ganges : GHAT
53. Type of apartment : DUPLEX
55. Intention : AIM
56. Negri of films : POLA
57. Anagram of 56 Across : OPAL
58. One of Begin's people : ISRAELI
59. Chinese liqueur : SAMSHU
61. Baseball or softball : SPHERE
63. Begone! : SCAT
64. Words from a Puerto Rican carol : THELORDTOEARTHHASCOME
70. Michel, for one : ANGE
71. Cut into : INCISE
72. St. ___ (battle of W.W. I) : MIHIEL
73. Largest inland body of water : CASPIAN
76. ___ bien : TRES
77. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
79. Play of 1964 : LUV
80. Dramatist who wrote "The Star Turns Red" : OCASEY
81. Top's cousin : YOYO
82. One of a Latin trio : AMAT
83. ___-majesté : LESE
84. Yule mo. : DEC
85. Spider monkey : SAJOU
87. In metaphysics, the external world : NONEGO
89. Ronsard book: 1550 : ODES
90. Jewish month : ADAR
92. Flower, for short : POM
93. Sevillians' suppers : CENAS
94. Snow runner : SKI
96. Nervous : JUMPY
98. Ruin's companion : WRACK
99. Comic strip : PEANUTS
103. Skulls : CRANIA
105. Pitch : HURL
106. "Bugs" or Max : BAER
107. Wild sheep : SHA
108. Old English carol : HOWFARITISTOBETHLEHEM
113. Kitchen staple : OLEO
114. Cupid, in Greece : EROS
115. Arm bones : HUMERI
116. Beginning : GERM
117. Last : WEAR
118. "The Way You ___ Tonight," 1936 song : LOOK
119. Popular cloth : DENIM
120. Jane or Zane : GREY
1. Preakness winner: 1942 : ALSAB
2. Stair post : NEWEL
3. Mrs. Hobby : OVETA
4. U.S. humorist : NYE
5. Words from an old Welsh carol : DONWENOWOURGAYAPPAREL
6. With haughtiness : ICILY
7. Holiday quaffs : NOGS
8. Ordinal suffix : ETH
9. Train : RETINUE
10. Sound of Washington : PUGET
11. Greek letter : ETA
12. Sal : GAL
13. Words from a traditional spiritual : SHEPHERDSCAMETOSEEHIM
14. His "icebox" was a good buy : SEWARD
15. On hand : AVAILABLE
16. Albanian coins : LEKS
17. Swiss painter : KLEE
20. Words by Edward Caswall : SINGINGPEACEONEARTH
24. African river or lake : TANA
25. Bright light : NEON
26. "Exodus" character : ARI
32. Coin of Iran : RIAL
33. Crocus, e.g. : IRID
34. What G.B.S. had : WIT
36. Turkey portion : BREAST
37. Kind of dog or rod : HOT
39. Touch : FEEL
40. Street cry : TAXI
41. French ___ : TOAST
42. Heep : URIAH
43. "Cherchez la ___" : FEMME
45. ___ canto : BEL
46. Racks for coats and hats : VALETS
47. Two continents as one : EURASIA
52. Creator of Uncle Remus : HARRIS
54. Repair hastily : PATCH
56. Fakes : PHONIES
57. "Gift of the Magi" author : OHENRY
58. Suffix with boy or girl : ISH
60. Buffets : SLAPS
62. Historic French region : POITOU
65. B.S.A. unit : DEN
66. Messenger of the gods : HERMES
67. Type of paper or silk : OILED
68. Verdun's river : MEUSE
69. Santa's aides : ELVES
73. Ballet finale : CODA
74. Served perfectly : ACED
75. Lewis and Clark's guide : SACAJAWEA
78. Crone : HAG
81. ___ Kippur : YOM
82. Biblical giant : ANAK
83. Kind of cloth : LOIN
86. "___ to the world . . . " : JOY
88. ___ nine (ecstatic) : ONCLOUD
91. A ___ one's money : RUNFOR
93. Shank : CRUS
95. Marx : KARL
97. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
98. Small broom : WHISK
99. Father: Comb. form : PATRI
100. Member of the wedding : USHER
101. Voilá! : THERE
102. One of the Kayes : SAMMY
103. Powerfully built dog : CHOW
104. Amahl, e.g. : ROLE
106. "Have You Ever ___ Lonely?" : BEEN
109. Refugee org. : IRO
110. Ultra : TOO
111. Engineering deg. : BME
112. Soufflé item : EGG

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