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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

FIRE AND ICE

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 1978

Author: Kenneth Haxton
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Kenneth Haxton has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,424
Across Down
1. Rid of frost : DEICE
6. English draft horses : SHIRES
12. U.S.-U.S.S.R. negotiations : SALT
16. Gardenia, for one : ODOR
20. Boredom : ENNUI
21. Straightforward : HONEST
22. Layer of the iris : UVEA
23. Mideastern citizen : OMANI
24. Snub : COLDSHOULDER
26. What firemen do : GOTOBLAZES
28. Word of regret : ALAS
29. Booted one : ERRED
30. Protection : AEGIS
32. Stick to : ADHERE
33. Time of light : DAY
34. Type of jury : PETIT
35. Kidded : JIVED
36. Broadway hit : GREASE
37. Where Orpheus almost triumphed : HADES
38. Hock and sack : WINES
39. The Fourth Estate : PRESS
40. Where Mrs. Stowe lived : ANDOVER
43. Pulitzer Prize poet: 1924 : ROBERTFROST
45. Hijack : ROB
48. No longer immaculate : SOILED
49. Tanned, in a way : CURED
50. Like Bo Peep's sheep : LOST
51. Mexican's wherewithal : PESO
52. Like U.S.A.F. messages : CODED
53. Followed one's trade : PLIED
54. Gather : AMASS
56. One of the media : RADIO
57. "___ tale's best for winter": Shak. : ASAD
58. Breakfast fiber : BRAN
59. High dudgeon : RAGE
60. TV newsman : RATHER
61. Flavius's foot : PES
62. Oscar winner in 1975 : GEORGEBURNS
66. Top dogs in college : SENIORS
67. Close : NEARBY
69. Thesmothete : SOLON
70. Tap : SPIGOT
71. Equine ophthalmia : MOONEYE
73. Cordial greeting : WARMWELCOME
75. Peck role, for short : MAC
78. Eric Blair's pen name : ORWELL
79. Goatlike creature : FAUN
80. "Trinity" author : URIS
81. "Nor iron bars a ___" : CAGE
82. Indian princes : RAJAS
83. Ballet ___ : RUSSE
84. Lithuanian port: Ger. : MEMEL
86. Luce subject : WOMEN
87. Siouan Indians : OTOS
88. Wrongful act : TORT
89. Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
90. Voiced : SONANT
91. Beak : NEB
92. White elephant of a sort : FROZENASSET
95. Certifies : ATTESTS
96. Region, to Shelley : CLIME
97. Gravelly ridge : ESKER
98. Maverick : STRAY
99. Three-base hits : CLOUTS
101. Afghan V.I.P. : AMEER
102. Tacitus's tongue : LATIN
103. Cartoonist Gardner : REA
106. "The Count of Monte ___" : CRISTO
107. Massage : KNEAD
108. Town retaken by Joan of Arc: 1430 : MELUN
109. Cheats : CONS
110. Bushmen's kin : HOTTENTOTS
112. "To ___ let virtue be as wax": Hamlet : FLAMINGYOUTH
115. Had the misery : ACHED
116. Heckelphone's cousin : OBOE
117. Wife abandoned by Paris : OENONE
118. Tidal flood : EAGRE
119. Legal equal : PEER
120. Pigs' abodes : PENS
121. Former capital of Brittany : RENNES
122. Dutch genre painter : STEEN
1. Ten : DECAD
2. Suburb of Harrisburg : ENOLA
3. Tooth adjunct : INLAY
4. Rechewable items : CUDS
5. Cold cubes in Köln : EIS
6. U.S. marathon runner : SHORTER
7. Moslem maidens in Paradise : HOURIS
8. Bayou : INLET
9. Mr. Foxx : REDD
10. Native: Suffix : ESE
11. Under great tension : STRAINED
12. Intimate : SUGGEST
13. Eschew : AVOID
14. Porter's "___ Do It" : LETS
15. The way, in China : TAO
16. Kin of the Poncas : OMAHAS
17. Stuns : DAZES
18. Burden, in Bologna : ONERE
19. Upturn : RISE
23. Adjective for Methuselah : OLDEST
25. Paid attention : HEEDED
27. Least furnished : BAREST
31. At all : EVER
34. Did road work : PAVED
35. Agreed : JIBED
36. Coarse : GROSS
37. Sank a putt : HOLED
38. Was clad in : WORE
39. Bacon's forte : PROSE
40. Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
41. Slipknot : NOOSE
42. Flimflammed with flattery : DIDASNOWJOB
43. Regretful : RUING
44. Gonfalons : FLAGS
45. Tucker and predecessors : REDHOTMAMAS
46. American dogwood : OSIER
47. Louts : BOORS
49. Wine-honey-spice drink : CLARY
51. Cookout spot : PATIO
53. Lunar ___ : PROBE
54. Hood's missile : ARROW
55. Shelly, the drummer : MANNE
56. Buffalo's home : RANGE
58. Semiprecious stone : BERYL
60. Champagne center : REIMS
62. Scottish highlanders : GAELS
63. "His hands were hairy, as his brother ___ hands": Gen. 27:23 : ESAUS
64. Carried along : BORNE
65. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
66. Damage : SPOIL
68. Trojan hero: Var. : ENEAS
70. Rock debris : SCREE
71. Oligophrenic : MORON
72. Speak floridly : ORATE
73. Squander : WASTE
74. "The Pawnbroker" director : LUMET
76. Facient : AGENT
77. Piggy-bank fillers : CENTS
79. Fodder plant : FURZE
81. Little chief hare : CONEY
83. Hostelry sign : ROOMS
84. Marner, for one : MISER
85. Legendary Irish beauty : EMER
86. Wagnerian god : WOTAN
88. Salamander : TRITON
89. "You ___ It" (former TV show) : ASKEDFOR
90. Sequence : STRING
92. Grooved : FLUTED
93. Avengers : NEMESES
94. Out of port : ASEA
95. Brings into harmony : ATTUNES
96. English fruit hawker : COSTER
98. Brackish : SALINE
99. Italian philosopher : CROCE
100. Agile : LITHE
101. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
102. Bad buy : LEMON
103. Maquillage item : ROUGE
104. ___ nous : ENTRE
105. Pale : ASHEN
106. Fellow : CHAP
107. Honshu port : KOBE
108. "Buddenbrooks" author : MANN
109. Blazer : COAT
111. Zenith : TOP
113. Golfer Trevino : LEE
114. Truckler's reply : YES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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