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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
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,799
Across
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Superior monk : ABBOT
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Whack : BIFF
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Italian native : PISAN
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___ juste : LEMOT
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Midlothian port : LEITH
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First name in opera lore : EZIO
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Of starch : AMYLO
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Tops of birds' heads : PILEA
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Siberian river : LENA
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Genus of mites : ACARUS
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That is ___ : TOSAY
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Govt. agency : IRO
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Snake eyes : TWO
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Informal address : MAC
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Custom : ROTE
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Jackets : ETONS
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___ vomica : NUX
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Conclusion : FINIS
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Indian soldier : SEPOY
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French poodle : CHIEN
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Words from an old English carol : OTIDINGSOFCOMFORTANDJOY
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California fort : ORD
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First word of "Marseillaise" : ALLONS
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Common verbal contraction : ISNT
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Chemical prefix : OXO
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Dance step : SUSYQ
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Fruit : DATE
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Coarse wool : ABB
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Tizzy : DITHER
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Take up : ADOPT
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Preposition : UPON
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Waylay : AMBUSH
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Rectory : MANSE
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Golfer's guide : PIN
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Cut off : SHORN
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Halloween vehicle : BROOM
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First shepherd : ABEL
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Weather words : HEATWAVE
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Henchman : SATRAP
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___ rasae : TABULAE
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Words from St. Matthew : INTHEDAYSOFHERODTHEKING
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Beach grass : SEAREED
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With a crest : TUFTED
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Languor : LETHARGY
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Although: Lat. : ETSI
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The Hunter : ORION
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Rome's Main Street : CORSO
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Trophy : CUP
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Squawbush : SUMAC
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Season : SPRING
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As above: Abbr. : COSA
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Minimum : LEAST
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Christie : AGATHA
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"___ Girls" : LES
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Those: Sp. : ESOS
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"So part we ___ . . . " : SADLY
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Type of verb: Abbr. : IRR
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Shine's companion : RISE
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Loosen : UNLACE
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Marriage: Ger. : EHE
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Words by Christina Rossetti : LOVEINCARNATELOVEDIVINE
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Follow : ENSUE
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Kind of bird : EARLY
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City of Brazil : BELEM
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Goddess of night : NOX
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Swindle : MULCT
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Masefield girl et al. : NANS
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Founded: Abbr. : EST
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College degree : BSC
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Opposite of nope : YEP
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"___ of One's Own" : AROOM
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Song of gladness : ANTHEM
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Christiania : OSLO
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Mexican grass : OTATE
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Lady of sonnets : LAURA
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Mole : TAUPE
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Exclamation of some heat : WHEW
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Type of acid : MALIC
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Handles: Fr. : ANSES
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___ René Lesage : ALAIN
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Man bites dog : NEWS
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Demand : EXACT
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Italian mountain soldier : ALPINO
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Lebanon's capital : BEIRUT
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Mississippi city : BILOXI
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Native: Suffix : OTE
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Words by Frederic W. Farrar : THATFIRSTSWEETCHRISTMAS
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Have place : BELONG
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Resemble: Suffix : IZE
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Flipper : FIN
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Spume : FOAM
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Words by Thackeray : PEACEONEARTHTOGENTLEMEN
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Business abbr. : INC
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___ Bethlehem : STAROF
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Ravine : ARROYO
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Gender: Abbr. : NEUT
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Words by Charles Wesley : LATEINTIMEBEHOLDHIMCOME
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Put on an act : EMOTED
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Nursery-rhyme character : MYSONJOHN
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Certain gifts : TOYS
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Religious groups : SECTS
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March word : WINDY
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Berkshire village : ASCOT
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O.T. book : ISA
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Convinced of : SOLDON
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Times: Abbr. : PMS
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Four inches : HAND
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___ brown : DOUP
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French pastry : FLAN
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Kids : RIBS
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Stolid ones : OXES
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Olden time : YORE
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Musical work : SONATA
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Novel of 1895 : QUOVADIS
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"Welcome ___" : ABOARD
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Leatherstocking name: Var. : BUMPO
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Estate in India : TALUKA
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Genus of plant pest : APHIS
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Chemical compound : DIENE
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The hunted : PREY
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Upholstery fabric : MOREEN
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N.C. cape : HATTERAS
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Where the Acheron flows : HADES
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Arctic bay : BAFFIN
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Thailand money : BAHTS
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Warning : THREAT
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Mouse: Fr. : SOURIS
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City of Peru : LIRCAY
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Black ___ : ANGUS
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Misr : EGYPT
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Type of cheese : STORE
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Postal limbos: Abbr. : DLOS
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Conn. village : COSCOB
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Spanker : SAIL
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___-Finnic : UGRO
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Causing wonder : MARVELOUS
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Court word : PLEA
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Fuel : COAL
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Hgt. : ELEV
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Japanese native : AINU
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Weaver's reeds : SLEYS
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Mosquito genus : AEDES
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Opera part : SCENA
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Middle East org. : UAR
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Christmas ___ : EVE
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Again : ENCORE
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Type of library : RENTAL
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New Hampshire city : NASHUA
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Jostles : ELBOWS
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African antelope : INYALA
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Purely intellectual : NOETIC
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Look for : EXPECT
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Offenses against law : MALA
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Monitor lizard : URAN
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B'way group : ANTA
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Go to ___ : TOWN
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Finial : EPI
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Pronoun : SHE
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Wallace : LEW
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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