New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1985

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Emulates Joe Miller : JOKES
6. Musical based on an Eliot work : CATS
10. Shoe part : VAMP
14. "Give ___ horse . . . " : AMANA
15. ___ d'oeuvres : HORS
16. Eastern V.I.P. : EMIR
17. Edible decorations : CANDYCANES
19. "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
20. Chess pc. : KNT
21. Oregon's capital : SALEM
22. Yuletide cynosures : TREES
23. Elizabeth Taylor's Mike : TODD
24. Columbus inst. : OSU
26. Actress Nazimova : ALLA
29. Gift and wreath decorations : REDRIBBONS
35. Sleigh pullers : REINDEER
37. Baseball's Reese : PEEWEE
38. Henri's desire or hangnail : ENVIE
39. Fri. follower : SAT
41. Talked continuously : RANON
42. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
44. Prepares to affix Christmas seals : MOISTENS
46. Yuletide hero : SANTACLAUS
48. Ancient tongue : ERSE
49. Runner Sebastian : COE
50. Hitchcock's "___ Window" : REAR
52. Holly unit : BOUGH
56. Item : THING
58. Edge : HEM
61. Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
62. Traditional main course : ROASTGOOSE
64. ___ Sanctorum : ACTA
65. Eject : OUST
66. Angry : IRATE
67. A son of Odin : THOR
68. Ordinal suffixes : ETHS
69. Heron's cousin : EGRET
1. A Frost : JACK
2. Muscat is its capital : OMAN
3. Philosopher Immanuel : KANT
4. Finish : END
5. Authority : SAYSO
6. Babylonians' kin : CHALDEES
7. Top-notch : AONE
8. Nervous thrill : TREMOR
9. Draft agcy. : SSS
10. Deviate : VEER
11. Jeanne's friend : AMIE
12. "___ eyes have seen . . . " : MINE
13. Chief exec. : PRES
18. Nucleus : CADRE
22. Potatoes, e.g. : TUBERS
23. Ancient Irish chief's heir : TANIST
25. Taste wassail : SIP
26. Regions : AREAS
27. ___ hand (help) : LENDA
28. Cheer : LIVEN
30. "Toys in the Attic," e.g. : DRAMA
31. Kitchen utensil : BEATER
32. A have : OWNER
33. Broadway lights : NEONS
34. This might be common : SENSE
36. Unfasten : DETACH
40. Trippers, in London : TOURISTS
43. He wrote "The Name of the Rose" : ECO
45. "But she did scorn a present that ___ her": Shak. : ISENT
47. Release : LETOUT
51. A marble : AGGIE
52. Kind of hook or neck : BOAT
53. Mus. group : ORCH
54. Golden-rule word : UNTO
55. Apparel : GEAR
57. Post-Christmas dish : HASH
58. White with age : HOAR
59. Ferrara name : ESTE
60. Encounter : MEET
62. Caviar : ROE
63. Part of O.A.S. : ORG

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