YULETIDE EXCERPTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1983

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 690 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 6
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© 1983, The New York Times
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1. Kiddie's foot : TOOTSY
7. Oodles : SCADS
12. Cases for small articles : ETUIS
17. Sagan or Sandburg : CARL
21. Hangnest : ORIOLE
22. Commandment verb : COVET
23. Traffic sign : ARROW
24. Margarine : OLEO
25. "___ Talk," Doris Day film : PILLOW
26. Board for a medium : OUIJA
27. Roi's mate : REINE
28. Marquand's sleuth : MOTO
29. Words by Edward Caswall : HAILTHOUEVERBLESSEDMORN
33. Mass. cape : ANN
34. Kind of glass : HOUR
35. "Betty ___," 1930 song : COED
36. Three-legged stand : TEAPOY
37. Labels : TAGS
39. Check : STEM
41. Grand ___ (Rocky Mt. peak) : TETON
43. Grovel : FAWN
44. Granted : AWARDED
47. Ninth Islamic month : RAMADAN
49. Attracted : DREW
53. Like a bull : TAURINE
56. Colorless : DRAB
58. Composer of "The Seasons" : HAYDN
60. Former U.S. agcy. : OPA
61. Possessing : OWNING
62. Dodge : ELUDE
63. "___ armes, citoyens!" : AUX
64. Of milk : LACTIC
66. U.S.A. member : WAC
67. Chaplin prop : CANE
69. Fiddle with a guitar : STRUM
71. "___ Road," Caldwell novel : TOBACCO
72. Atlas abbr. : ISL
73. Alecto, for one : ERINYS
75. Punch : HIT
76. Enjoy : SAVOR
77. Words from a Czechoslovak carol : THENLETUSALLMOSTMERRYBE
84. Old calculators : ABACI
85. Shubert or Strasberg : LEE
86. Kind of pace : SNAILS
87. MOMA offering : ART
88. "He that ___ his rod . . . ": Proverbs : SPARETH
91. Zero : AUGHT
93. Sole : ONLY
94. Cheer : RAH
95. Ancient scrolls : PAPYRI
96. Explosive : TNT
97. Pitchers : EWERS
99. Basswood : LINDEN
102. Actress MacGraw : ALI
103. Gemstone : TOPAZ
105. Monastic : MONK
106. Painter of "Guernica" : PICASSO
107. Fling : TOSS
109. Some colonists : NUDISTS
112. Calms : SEDATES
114. Gone : PAST
116. City on the Missouri : OMAHA
118. Fast time : LENT
119. Dostoyevsky's "___ Youth" : ARAW
123. Ancient Italians : OSCANS
126. Have ___ for (wish evil to) : ITIN
127. A Dumas : FILS
129. Topsy's playmate : EVA
130. Words from a Sussex carol : GLORYTOGODANDPEACETOMEN
137. Connect : LINK
138. Manlike ape, for short : ORANG
139. Early father of twins : ISAAC
140. Wife abandoned by Paris : OENONE
141. All the same: Fr. : EGAL
142. Remove a ship's upper deck : RAZEE
143. Scandinavians : NORSE
144. Adjective for intransitive verbs : NEUTER
145. Over : DONE
146. Long for : YEARN
147. Punkies : GNATS
148. Some Fords : EDSELS
1. Formal wear : TOPHAT
2. Epithet for Elizabeth I : ORIANA
3. Lubrication : OILING
4. Kind of booth or bridge : TOLL
5. Slow animal : SLOTH
6. "___ now proclaim Messiah's birth" : YEWHOSANGCREATIONSSTORY
7. Scrubbed : SCOURED
8. Autosuggestion pioneer: 1857–1926 : COUE
9. Tel ___ : AVIV
10. Dishearten : DEJECT
11. Words from a Polish carol : STAROERBETHLEHEMSHINING
12. Eden's domain : EARLDOM
13. Bumbo or cacao : TREE
14. "Exodus" author : URIS
15. Charged particles : IONS
16. Words from "Song of the Crib" : SWEETANDLOVELYLITTLEONE
17. Order : COMMAND
18. Throw for ___ (flabbergast) : ALOOP
19. Type of rocket : RETRO
20. Bats : LOONY
30. Eccentric : OUTRE
31. Greek letter : BETA
32. Mountain ___ (moonshine) : DEW
38. Draped garment : SARI
40. Potpourris : MEDLEYS
42. Book of the Bible : NAHUM
43. Fairy : FAY
45. Prevail : WIN
46. Actress Joanne : DRU
48. French spa : DAX
50. Campus org. : ROTC
51. Heroic : EPIC
52. Site of Baylor U. : WACO
53. Namely : TOWIT
54. Overflowing : AWASH
55. Family member : UNCLE
57. Certain personals : ADS
59. Gomer Pyle's real name : NABORS
62. This is not joie de vivre : ENNUI
63. Kissel and Marmon : AUTOS
65. Singer Vikki : CARR
68. Gee follower : AITCH
70. Edge : RIM
71. Dravidian language : TAMIL
73. Colo. peak : ELBERT
74. French greeting : SALUT
76. Nixon's first Sec. of Commerce : STANS
78. Not one, country style : NARY
79. Triangle side : LEG
80. Breather of a sort : SNORKEL
81. Compounds : YARDS
82. Highlanders' hillsides : BRAES
83. Race: Comb. form : ETHNO
88. Lovers' quarrel : SPAT
89. ___ Alto : PALO
90. Bee genus : APIS
91. Beachhead of W.W. II : ANZIO
92. Word with step or time : TWO
96. Young one : TAD
98. Naval off. : ENS
100. Rosalynn Sumners's milieu : ICE
101. Space org. : NASA
104. Half a motorboat sound : PUT
106. Kind of button : PANIC
108. Scintillate : SPARKLE
110. Little bit : SMIDGEN
111. Bye-bye : TATA
113. Mars : DEFACES
115. Some : ANY
117. "Dombey ___" : ANDSON
120. Far off : REMOTE
121. Family name in Scott's "The Monastery" : AVENEL
122. Baseball's Big and Little Poison : WANERS
123. Flirted, in a way : OGLED
124. Irish county : SLIGO
125. Middle name of author Doyle : CONAN
128. Charger : STEED
131. Anglo-Saxon coins : ORAE
132. Where Samson died : GAZA
133. Standout : ONER
134. State of Brazil : PARA
135. Cardinal point : EAST
136. Obligation : ONUS

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