New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1992

Author:Albert J. Klaus
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gwenn's Kringle in a 1947 film : ROLE
5. Barton or Bow : CLARA
10. Causerie : CHAT
14. Dry as dust : ARID
15. Recluse : LONER
16. Plexus : RETE
17. Yuletide song : CAROLOFTHEBELLS
20. Indium and osmium : ELEMENTS
21. Highest points : ACMES
22. French marshal: 1804-15 : NEY
23. Cut : GASH
25. Is worthy of : MERITS
29. Wavering : UNSTEADY
33. Bitter herb : ALOE
34. Surfeit : SATE
35. Game cube : DIE
36. "The Twelve ___," Yuletide song : DAYSOFCHRISTMAS
41. Mindanao native : ATA
42. Unfurnished : BARE
43. Ennead : NINE
44. Not so raw : MELLOWER
46. Altar boys' vestments : COTTAS
48. "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
49. Fatima's husband : ALI
50. Tables in casas : MESAS
53. Burns with smoke and no flame : SMOLDERS
58. Yuletide song : UPONTHEHOUSETOP
61. Yield : CEDE
62. Nozzle : SPOUT
63. Sicilian menace : ETNA
64. Detect sound : HEAR
65. Stadium sections : TIERS
66. Hodgepodge : MESS
1. Contest at Daytona Beach : RACE
2. Nuncupative : ORAL
3. Coins in Calabria : LIRE
4. King Hadad's land : EDOM
5. Reproduces plants by asexual grafting : CLONES
6. Towering : LOFTY
7. Numbat's tidbits : ANTS
8. A deer in Dortmund : REH
9. "We Three Kings of Orient ___" : ARE
10. A Yuletide display : CRECHE
11. Ship's wheel : HELM
12. Tamarisk : ATLE
13. Polanski film : TESS
18. Fasting period : LENT
19. Moistens meat during cooking : BASTES
23. Growl : GNAR
24. Italian wine center : ASTI
25. "Call Me ___," Merman film : MADAM
26. Elevate one's spirit : ELATE
27. Princely : ROYAL
28. Ending for pant or scant : IES
29. Last word of a Poe title : USHER
30. Acknowledge : ADMIT
31. Rigg or Ross : DIANA
32. Affirmative votes : YESES
37. Leon Goossens, e.g. : OBOIST
38. Toady : FAWN
39. Ontario Indian : CREE
40. Amatol ingredient : TNT
45. Hobber, in horseshoes : LEANER
46. Ruthian hits : CLOUTS
47. Medium for Monet : OILS
49. Chanson subject : AMOUR
50. Great amount : MUCH
51. Blunted sword : EPEE
52. O'Hara's "Sermons and ___-Water" : SODA
53. Part of a brake : SHOE
54. Consider : DEEM
55. Major ending : ETTE
56. Cey and Darling : RONS
57. Évian and Menton : SPAS
59. President from Mo. : HST
60. A Vanuatu island : EPI

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