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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 20, 1970

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 733 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,799
Across Down
1. Superior monk : ABBOT
6. Whack : BIFF
10. Italian native : PISAN
15. ___ juste : LEMOT
20. Midlothian port : LEITH
21. First name in opera lore : EZIO
22. ___ nous : ENTRE
23. Of starch : AMYLO
24. Tops of birds' heads : PILEA
25. Siberian river : LENA
26. Genus of mites : ACARUS
28. That is ___ : TOSAY
29. Govt. agency : IRO
30. Snake eyes : TWO
32. Informal address : MAC
34. Custom : ROTE
35. Jackets : ETONS
36. ___ vomica : NUX
37. Conclusion : FINIS
40. Indian soldier : SEPOY
42. French poodle : CHIEN
44. Words from an old English carol : OTIDINGSOFCOMFORTANDJOY
50. California fort : ORD
51. First word of "Marseillaise" : ALLONS
52. Common verbal contraction : ISNT
53. Chemical prefix : OXO
54. Dance step : SUSYQ
56. Fruit : DATE
57. Coarse wool : ABB
59. Tizzy : DITHER
61. Take up : ADOPT
63. Preposition : UPON
65. Waylay : AMBUSH
68. Rectory : MANSE
69. Golfer's guide : PIN
70. Cut off : SHORN
72. Halloween vehicle : BROOM
73. First shepherd : ABEL
75. Weather words : HEATWAVE
77. Henchman : SATRAP
78. ___ rasae : TABULAE
82. Words from St. Matthew : INTHEDAYSOFHERODTHEKING
85. Beach grass : SEAREED
86. With a crest : TUFTED
87. Languor : LETHARGY
88. Although: Lat. : ETSI
89. The Hunter : ORION
90. Rome's Main Street : CORSO
91. Trophy : CUP
92. Squawbush : SUMAC
95. Season : SPRING
97. As above: Abbr. : COSA
98. Minimum : LEAST
100. Christie : AGATHA
102. "___ Girls" : LES
103. Those: Sp. : ESOS
105. "So part we ___ . . . " : SADLY
107. Type of verb: Abbr. : IRR
108. Shine's companion : RISE
110. Loosen : UNLACE
112. Marriage: Ger. : EHE
113. Words by Christina Rossetti : LOVEINCARNATELOVEDIVINE
121. Follow : ENSUE
122. Kind of bird : EARLY
123. City of Brazil : BELEM
124. Goddess of night : NOX
125. Swindle : MULCT
127. Masefield girl et al. : NANS
129. Founded: Abbr. : EST
131. College degree : BSC
132. Opposite of nope : YEP
133. "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
134. Song of gladness : ANTHEM
136. Christiania : OSLO
139. Mexican grass : OTATE
141. Lady of sonnets : LAURA
142. Mole : TAUPE
143. Exclamation of some heat : WHEW
144. Type of acid : MALIC
145. Handles: Fr. : ANSES
146. ___ René Lesage : ALAIN
147. Man bites dog : NEWS
148. Demand : EXACT
1. Italian mountain soldier : ALPINO
2. Lebanon's capital : BEIRUT
3. Mississippi city : BILOXI
4. Native: Suffix : OTE
5. Words by Frederic W. Farrar : THATFIRSTSWEETCHRISTMAS
6. Have place : BELONG
7. Resemble: Suffix : IZE
8. Flipper : FIN
9. Spume : FOAM
10. Words by Thackeray : PEACEONEARTHTOGENTLEMEN
11. Business abbr. : INC
12. ___ Bethlehem : STAROF
13. Ravine : ARROYO
14. Gender: Abbr. : NEUT
15. Words by Charles Wesley : LATEINTIMEBEHOLDHIMCOME
16. Put on an act : EMOTED
17. Nursery-rhyme character : MYSONJOHN
18. Buck heroine : OLAN
19. Certain gifts : TOYS
27. Religious groups : SECTS
31. March word : WINDY
33. Berkshire village : ASCOT
38. O.T. book : ISA
39. Convinced of : SOLDON
41. Times: Abbr. : PMS
43. Four inches : HAND
45. ___ brown : DOUP
46. French pastry : FLAN
47. Kids : RIBS
48. Stolid ones : OXES
49. Olden time : YORE
54. Musical work : SONATA
55. Novel of 1895 : QUOVADIS
57. "Welcome ___" : ABOARD
58. Leatherstocking name: Var. : BUMPO
60. Estate in India : TALUKA
61. Genus of plant pest : APHIS
62. Chemical compound : DIENE
64. The hunted : PREY
66. Upholstery fabric : MOREEN
67. N.C. cape : HATTERAS
71. Where the Acheron flows : HADES
72. Arctic bay : BAFFIN
74. Thailand money : BAHTS
76. Warning : THREAT
77. Mouse: Fr. : SOURIS
79. City of Peru : LIRCAY
80. Black ___ : ANGUS
81. Misr : EGYPT
83. Type of cheese : STORE
84. Postal limbos: Abbr. : DLOS
90. Conn. village : COSCOB
92. Spanker : SAIL
93. ___-Finnic : UGRO
94. Causing wonder : MARVELOUS
96. Court word : PLEA
97. Fuel : COAL
99. Hgt. : ELEV
101. Japanese native : AINU
104. Weaver's reeds : SLEYS
106. Mosquito genus : AEDES
109. Opera part : SCENA
110. Middle East org. : UAR
111. Christmas ___ : EVE
114. Again : ENCORE
115. Type of library : RENTAL
116. New Hampshire city : NASHUA
117. Jostles : ELBOWS
118. African antelope : INYALA
119. Purely intellectual : NOETIC
120. Look for : EXPECT
125. Offenses against law : MALA
126. Monitor lizard : URAN
128. B'way group : ANTA
130. Go to ___ : TOWN
135. Finial : EPI
137. Pronoun : SHE
138. Wallace : LEW
140. Strain : TAX

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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