SEASONAL SONGS

New York Times, Sunday, December 27, 1981

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 736 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 6
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Kind of buckler : SWASH
6. Von ___ (German count) : SPEE
10. Malignity : VENOM
15. Overwhelm : SWAMP
20. Fragrance : AROMA
21. Quatre follower : CINQ
22. Summons : EVOKES
24. ___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : LEROI
25. Obstruct : DAMUP
26. Indic language : URDU
27. Seventh largest state : NEVADA
28. De Valera : EAMON
29. "___ in the Shade," 1963 musical : IIO
30. Family member : PAPA
32. Bellini's sleepwalker : AMINA
34. Full : PLENARY
36. Goes wrong : STRAYS
38. Close-fitting caps : CALOTS
40. Brilliant stratagem : COUP
41. Words from an English carol : THISHOLYTIDEOFCHRISTMAS
49. African antelope : TOPI
50. Arm of the Black Sea : AZOV
51. Law of Laon : LOI
52. Jerry-built : SLEAZY
53. Delicate : FRAIL
56. Meadow mouse : VOLE
58. Beethoven's Third : EROICA
61. Illinois city : ELGIN
62. ___ cit. : LOC
63. Perfect : IDEAL
65. Rubinstein : ANTON
66. Ruby or Sandra : DEE
68. Yoko ___ : ONO
69. A vote : AYE
70. Presley hit : DONT
71. Peace Nobelist: 1911 : FRIED
72. Ran wild : RAMPAGED
74. Petit four, e.g. : GATEAU
76. Ancient Briton's foe : PICT
77. Alley item : TENPIN
78. U.S. folk song : GLORYBETOTHENEWBORNKING
86. Manhattan ___ : ISLAND
87. Envious ensign : IAGO
88. Garibaldi's country : ITALIA
89. Some chickens : ROASTERS
92. African trade language : SANGO
94. Chaff : JOSH
96. Siouan : OTO
97. Direction suffix : ERN
98. Word with come or go : OUT
99. ___ one (Indian file) : ONEBY
100. Shrewd : CAGEY
101. Zero : NIL
102. Snare : NOOSE
104. Latin poet : HORACE
106. Voiceless consonant : SURD
107. Some roles : LEADS
109. Smitten : INLOVE
111. Whistler, at times : REF
112. "___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
114. Black : EBON
116. Words from "Wassail Song" : GODSENDYOUAHAPPYNEWYEAR
123. Sauce thickener : ROUX
124. Crepey cloth : PLISSE
125. Amos ___ Stagg : ALONZO
126. Feet for Homer : DACTYLS
130. Venetian red : SIENA
131. Crèche figure : MARY
133. Gym item : MAT
134. Dome-shaped dwelling : IGLOO
135. ___ his own : TOEACH
138. Verdon : GWEN
140. Constructed : BUILT
142. Terrier : CAIRN
143. Fountain favorite : SUNDAE
144. Eugene's daughter : OONA
145. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
146. Danish coin : KRONE
147. Kingdom : REALM
148. Comic sketch : SKIT
149. Memorable Israeli : DAYAN
1. Cruel one : SADIST
2. Visible spirit : WRAITH
3. Honshu port : AOMORI
4. Dallas inst. : SMU
5. Words by A. McCreery : HAPPYHOLIDAYSTOEVERYONE
6. Food fish : SCUP
7. Crime at sea : PIRACY
8. Lineman : END
9. Make even : EQUALIZE
10. Words from "Adeste Fideles" : VENITEVENITEINBETHLEHEM
11. Nevertheless : EVENSO
12. PBS program : NOVA
13. River to the Volga : OKA
14. Kind of sch. : MED
15. Words by F. A. Gevaert : SLEEPSLEEPINTHYLOWLYBED
16. Take away gradually : WEAN
17. First word of the "Aeneid" : ARMA
18. Wasteland : MOOR
19. Like some woods : PINY
23. Taste-producing quality : SAPOR
31. Very wet : ASOP
33. Manner, in Murcia : MODO
35. Boxer Firpo : LUIS
37. Piedmontese wine center : ASTI
39. In any way : ATALL
40. Smart : CHIC
42. Pep up : LIVEN
43. Genesis event : FLOOD
44. Mint : COIN
45. Wire: Abbr. : TEL
46. Son of Japheth : MAGOG
47. Dye type : AZINE
48. Church council : SYNOD
53. U.S. illustrator: 1877–1960 : FLAGG
54. Princely : ROYAL
55. Vinegar: Comb. form : ACETO
57. Cereal grass : OAT
59. Road map abbr. : RTE
60. Hersey town : ADANO
64. Letter : DOUBLEU
65. Word with fiend or enemy : ARCH
67. Derring-do : EMPRISE
71. Proper : FIT
72. Jewish title of respect : REB
73. Singer Paul : ANKA
75. Apple thrower of myth : ERIS
76. Pericarp : POD
77. Company, proverbially : TWO
79. Mother ___ : EARTH
80. Wts. : TNS
81. Ex-prime minister of Hungary : NAGY
82. Kind of trip : EGO
83. A Massey : ILONA
84. Bright; lustrous : NITID
85. British prisons : GAOLS
89. Back out of: Colloq. : RENIG
90. "Stein Song" home : ORONO
91. "There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
92. Bollixed up : SNAFU
93. N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
94. Container : JAR
95. Utah city : OGDEN
99. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
100. Pointed ends : CUSPS
103. Sea call : SOS
105. Eland's cousin : ORYX
106. Hard, green cheeses : SAPSAGOS
108. Greek war goddess : ENYO
110. Chemical compound : ENOL
113. Charles's ___ (Big Dipper) : WAIN
115. Tolerate : BEAR
117. Wipes off : DUSTS
118. Topmost : APICAL
119. Native of Sana : YEMENI
120. Ill will : ENMITY
121. Garden shrub : AZALEA
122. Spoiled : ROTTEN
126. Tec : DICK
127. Culture medium : AGAR
128. Inspiration for Thucydides : CLIO
129. Actor Rip : TORN
130. Actress Thompson : SADA
132. Sister of Baal : ANAT
136. Possessive : OUR
137. Compass pt. : ENE
139. Chinese cooker : WOK
141. Dos Passos trilogy : USA

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