New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1981

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Food for hogs : MAST
5. Mount for Gaspar : CAMEL
10. Twinkler over Bethlehem : STAR
14. Turn over ___ leaf : ANEW
15. "___ Autumn": Keats : ODETO
16. "A Christmas Carol" is one : TALE
17. Famed children's magazine: 1873–1940 : STNICHOLAS
19. Square column : ANTA
20. Alden, John Smith et al. : SETTLERS
21. Sawbuck : TENNER
23. Flag : TIRE
24. Spot : PLACE
25. Trig ratio : COSINE
28. Type of carriage : CLARENCE
31. Praying female figure : ORANT
32. Wends one's weary way : PLODS
33. Dutch painter, pupil of Rembrandt : BOL
34. "___ out the old!" : RING
35. Devoutness : PIETY
36. Heavy hammer : MAUL
37. Canoodle : PET
38. Side dishes : SLAWS
39. Jeweler's lens : LOUPE
40. Lets up : SLACKENS
42. Beatty and his aides : CATMEN
43. Small Chinese coin : CHIAO
44. ___ pot (deteriorate) : GOTO
45. Sky ___ (chaplains) : PILOTS
47. Abide : TOLERATE
51. Steeplejack's item : IBAR
52. Last words of Clement Moore's poem : AGOODNIGHT
54. Hawkshaw's aid : CLUE
55. Tie; bond : NOOSE
56. Pew : SEAT
57. Hardy's "Pure Woman" : TESS
58. One holding the bag : TOTER
59. Head: Fr. : TETE
1. Midnight ___ : MASS
2. Prefix with chapel : ANTE
3. Mailed : SENT
4. Teaser's delight : TWITTING
5. Stick : COHERE
6. "O come let us ___ Him" : ADORE
7. Brooks and Tillis : MELS
8. Greek letter : ETA
9. Cather novel, with "A" : LOSTLADY
10. Golfer's concern : STANCE
11. Berliner's Christmas tree : TANNENBAUM
12. "Der ___" (Adenauer) : ALTE
13. Foster : REAR
18. Eastwood : CLINT
22. Lugs of jugs : EARS
24. What Christie wove : PLOTS
25. Peace ___ : CORPS
26. Mirador : ORIEL
27. North Pole resident : SANTACLAUS
28. Balls of yarn : CLEWS
29. Creamy dessert : COUPE
30. Burstyn : ELLEN
32. Grand follower : PIANO
35. Amiable : PLEASANT
36. One for the road : MOTORIST
38. Short comic piece : SKIT
39. Grow toward sunset : LATEN
41. Errands : CHORES
42. Fall forcast : COLDER
44. Yule pièce de résistance : GOOSE
45. He picked on the Britons : PICT
46. Suffix with access : IBLE
47. Cause of being lit up like a Christmas tree : TOOT
48. He wrote "Polly of Hollywood" : AGEE
49. "All ___ Jazz" : THAT
50. Diminutive ending : ETTE
53. Baby's word, in comics : GOO

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