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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

SEQUENTIAL SEASONAL SELECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1982

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 17, XRef: 2, Spans: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,094
Across
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In ___ (hard pressed) : AJAM
5
Recondite : DEEP
9
Little angel : CHERUB
15
David, for one : CAMP
19
Fixed course : ROTE
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Loaf : IDLE
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Roman Eos : AURORA
22
Govt. agcy. : USIA
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Words from an English carol : ASTARSHININGINTHEEAST
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Actor Carl : REINER
28
Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
29
Possessive pronoun : ITS
30
It's "sed" to Caesar : BUT
31
Spring mo. : APR
32
Do a lawn job : SOD
34
Relative of Mrs. : SRA
35
Thus: Lat. : SIC
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Cessation : PAUSE
39
Czechoslovak carol words : THEBABELYINGINAMANGER
44
Source of betel nuts : ARECA
45
Rat ___ : FINK
46
___ havoc : CRY
47
N.Y.C. transit : IRT
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___ Tuesday (day before Lent) : SHROVE
51
River isle : AIT
52
Greek letter : RHO
55
Words from Luke 2:7 : BECAUSETHEREWASNOROOM
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Wind dir. : ENE
62
RR stop : STA
63
Beldam : HAG
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Haydn's "Consummatum ___" : EST
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Where Waterloo is : IOWA
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Medieval brocade : ACCA
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Residue : ASH
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Tennis term : LET
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___ generis (unique) : SUI
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Ho Chi ___ : MINH
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Toledo relatives : TIOS
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Creek : RIA
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Neckpiece : BOA
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Words by Charles Sheldon : INLITTLEBETHLEHEMTOWN
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Kind of pole : TAD
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One of the Orkneys : HOY
89
Former German state : ANHALT
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Annoy : IRK
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W.W. I group : AEF
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Caron role : GIGI
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Some sculptures : TORSI
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Sussex carol words, with "The" : KINGOFKINGSTOUSISGIVN
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"___ a Grecian Urn" : ODEON
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French pronoun : ILS
107
Wash. V.I.P. : SEN
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Press inits. : UPI
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Constellation : LEO
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Hind : DOE
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Charpoy : COT
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Virginia willows : ITEAS
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Deep sleeps : SOPORS
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Words by Edward Throng : ANDPEACEFROMGODONHIGH
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African tree : KOLA
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More suggestive : RACIER
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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See 128 Across : ELEE
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Fret : STEW
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Robust : STURDY
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With 125 Across, Civil War gen. : ROBT
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Utterance : WORD
Down
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Ancient landing place : ARARAT
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Crèche figure : JOSEPH
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Clothes : ATTIRE
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Intend : MEAN
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Unclothe : DISROBE
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Old English letter : EDH
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Famous pen name : ELIA
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A railroad, informally : PENNSY
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Question by Ben Jonson : CANMANFORGETTHISSTORY
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Quasimodo's creator : HUGO
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Nickname for R.W.R. : RON
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Strawberry nettle : URTICA
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100 satang : BAHT
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Snooker stick : CUE
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As snug ___ . . . : ASABUG
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Maltreat : MISUSE
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Glib talk : PATTER
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"Sartor ___": Carlyle : RESARTUS
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Yesterday, in Roma : IERI
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Cordage grass : ESPARTO
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Noel mo. : DEC
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Tendon : SINEW
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Sign, in a way : INK
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Even one : ANY
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Silent siren : BARA
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Survive : LAST
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Fund-raiser's verb : GIVE
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Actor John from Spokane : MCINTIRE
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Gelid : ICECOLD
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A loser to R.M.N. : HHH
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Genuine : REAL
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Per se : ASSUCH
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Impala : ROOIBOK
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Part of an elocution phrase : HOWNOW
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G.R.F. by birth : OMAHAN
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Scat! : BEATIT
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Live oak : ENCINA
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Begin : STARTOFF
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By far : EASILY
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Lip : RIM
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"___ was going . . . " : ASI
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"Scots, wha ___ . . . " : HAE
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Weaverbird : TAHA
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The works : ALL
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Item left out : OMISSION
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"___ and Future King": White : THEONCE
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Baths, in Brest : BAINS
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M.I.T. specialty: Abbr. : ENGG
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Ides cry : ETTU
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Math branch : TRIG
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Past : AGO
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"___ Blas" : GIL
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Columbus inst. : OSU
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Tears a page from a book : RIPSOUT
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Photographs : KODAKS
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"___ choose to run . . . ": Coolidge : IDONOT
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Goad : NEEDLE
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London club: 18th century : KITCAT
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Pour : TEEM
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Wild ass : ONAGER
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Panay port : ILOILO
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Church official : VERGER
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Had a snack : NOSHED
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Sculls : OARS
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Incensed : IRED
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Middling : SOSO
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Dog-days word : PHEW
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Maul : PAW
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Old French coin : ECU
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Coniferous tree : FIR
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Small quantity : DAB

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 13 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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