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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

YULETIDE QUOTES

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1976

78-Across : Navy noncoms

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 700 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,990
Across
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Brews : ALES
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Sudan people : FULAS
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Port of Jordan : AQABA
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Conform : ADAPT
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Lease : RENT
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Joan ___ : OFARC
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Recap : SUMUP
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Fought : WARRED
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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Place for a dude : RANCH
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Restaurateur Shor : TOOTS
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Of a chemical compound : AMMONO
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Absentee : TRUANT
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Its capital is Accra : GHANA
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Hard wood : TEAK
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Acknowledge : AVOW
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Words by Edward Caswell : HAILTHOUEVERBLESSEDMORN
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"Seven against ___" : THEBES
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Postponement : STAY
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Skin : PARE
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Xanadu's river : ALPH
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Kind of money or Hatter : MAD
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Tenn. stronghold of Civil War : FTHENRY
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Newspaper item : WANTAD
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Speed: Abbr. : VEL
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Europe's largest lake : LADOGA
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Ford : ERNIE
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King of the Huns : ATTILA
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Frog or toad : ANURAN
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French horns : CORNI
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Wine container : CASK
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Chess pieces : MEN
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___ against (protest) : INVEIGH
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Last-ditch words : DOORDIE
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N.J. town : TEANECK
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Superman's girl : LOIS
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Roof part : EAVE
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Navy noncoms : CPOS
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Bellow's March : AUGIE
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Words by Phillips Brooks : NOEARMAYHEARHISCOMING
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Dew, rain and cough : DROPS
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Con : ANTI
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Mexican dish : TACO
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Rail bird : SORA
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Camelopard : GIRAFFE
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Songs of praise : ANTHEMS
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Long journey : ODYSSEY
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Numero ___ : UNO
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"Jacques ___ Is Alive ... " : BREL
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Stern or Newton : ISAAC
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Beyond: Prefix : PRETER
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Castigate : SCATHE
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Plays in the Masters : GOLFS
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Monkey genus : ATELES
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Way: Abbr. : RTE
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Deep or strep : THROAT
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Musical of 1968 : GEORGEM
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Card game : LOO
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Young lady : LASS
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River to the Rhine : RUHR
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Après juillet : AOUT
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Syrian city : ALEPPO
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Words by Edward Devlin : OLITTLEKINGINSTABLEBORN
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Divorce place : RENO
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Test : EXAM
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Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
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Woman counselor : EGERIA
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Moslem leader : CALIPH
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Soprano Adelina : PATTI
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Group of Moslem scholars : ULAMA
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Hangs back : LAGS
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Sky hunter : ORION
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Actor Conrad : NAGEL
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Small land body: Var. : ILOT
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Visible vapor : STEAM
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Tibetan wild ass : KIANG
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Sad sound : KNELL
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Ethereal : AERY
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School subj. : ARITH
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Mrs. Arrowsmith : LEORA
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Weariness : ENNUI
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Furtiveness : STEALTH
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"___ cradles a king" : FORTHEMANGEROFBETHLEHEM
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Russian city : UFA
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French wine region : LANGUEDOC
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Foot parts : ARCHES
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Cold soup : SCHAV
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Words from an old German poem : ASTARTHEIRPATHISGUIDING
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"___ animo?" : QUO
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One of a Latin trio : AMO
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Montana city : BUTTE
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Church parts : APSES
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Words from a traditional carol : AWAKEAWAKEGOODPEOPLEALL
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Lake Mead sight : DAM
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Military hardware : ARMAMENT
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Utah city : PROVO
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Purport : TENOR
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Not up : DOWN
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A degree : NTH
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Aerie : NEST
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Viper : ASP
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O.T. book : OBAD
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Max, Buddy or Bugs : BAER
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Fontanne : LYNN
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Profit : AVAIL
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Singing sisters : LENNON
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Rain: Prefix : PLUVIO
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Casino game : FARO
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Paper or pudding : RICE
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Indeed : YEA
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Occasion : TIME
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Smart one : ALEC
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Humid : DANK
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Medieval poem : LAI
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Lady's-Book founder : GODEY
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Garden mignonette : RESEDA
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Harmful : NOCENT
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Fine plaster : STUCCO
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Laundry holder : HAMPER
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Fishing boats : DORIES
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Ending with boy or girl : ISH
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Objective : AIM
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River to the Oder : NEISSE
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Anatomical duct : VAS
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Sandy's word : ARF
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Where ___ (scene of action) : ITSAT
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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Welcomes : GREETS
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Actor Lew : AYRES
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Outburst : GUST
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Kind of worm : INCH
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Loud cry : ROAR
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Queenly address : MAAM
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Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
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Head or plant : EGG
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Certain storage charge : CELLARAGE
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Race winner : TORTOISE
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___ monde : HAUT
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Money deal : LOAN
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Croaker : FROG
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U.S. banker : LOEB
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Volcano : ETNA
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Flowery plant : LOBELIA
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"Oedipus ___" : REX
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Language group of Ecuador : ATALAN
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Girl of song : PEG
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Roles : LEADS
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Estuary : INLET
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Sleeping-bag filling : KAPOK
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Japanese ware : IMARI
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Shut out an opponent : SKUNK
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Papal cape : ORALE
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Severity : RIGOR
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Snide : NASTY
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School org. : PTA
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Spanish aunt : TIA
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Large supply : TON
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Ott : MEL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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