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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

YULETIDE THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1969

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 753 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, 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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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,435
Across Down
1. ___ Flow : SCAPA
6. Give up : QUIT
10. Erst : WHILOM
16. Kind of tree : SHOE
20. Cry ___ : HAVOC
21. "Render therefore ___ Caesar . . . " : UNTO
22. Greek goddess : HECATE
23. U.S. statesman : HENRY
25. Of a bone : ILIAC
26. Nobility: Ger. : ADEL
27. Type of patch : IRONON
28. Exciting edition : EXTRA
29. State: Abbr. : FLA
30. Give the once-over : OGLE
32. Go up : ASCEND
34. Pourboire : TIP
36. Gen. Arnold : HAP
37. Conniption : TANTRUM
39. A lot : MUCH
40. Marrow : PITH
41. Saison : ETE
42. Fatima slept here : ODA
43. Savor : DEGUST
45. Panegyric : ELOGE
46. Gloomy one : GUS
47. Words by John Donne : FORHIMHATHTHINNENOROOME
53. Famous hunter : ORION
54. Egg: Prefix : OVI
55. Plain of southwest U.S. : SALADA
56. Old English letter : EDH
57. Kind of Adm. : RET
58. Mudskippers : GOBIES
61. ___ majesty : LESE
62. Categorizes : ASSORTS
66. Aleutian Island : AGATTU
68. Whimsical : DROLL
70. One of a Latin trio : AMAT
72. Spelt : WHEAT
73. Sub follower : ROSA
75. L.B.J. in-law : ROBB
77. Kind of coffee : IRISH
79. Wing : ELL
80. Words by Walter de la Mare : CHRISTMASEVEISCOMEANDLO
87. ___ polloi : HOI
88. Out of the way : ASIDE
89. Relative of esse : ETRE
90. Outer: Prefix : ECTO
91. Old Greek coins : OBOLI
93. Duration : TERM
95. Harangue : ORATE
98. Foil : THWART
102. Might : POTENCY
104. Passport entry : VISA
106. Federation of ___ : MALAYA
108. Tiergarten sight : ZOO
109. A degree : NTH
110. Capricious : FICKLE
112. Smidgen : BIT
113. Dutch wife : VROUW
115. Words by Esther S. Buckwalter : ONESMALLCHILDFROMHEAVEN
121. Widely : FAR
122. Waters: Lat. : AQUAE
123. Christmas ___ : SPIRIT
124. Writer Rand : AYN
125. Relative of st. : AVE
126. Chinese tree : TUNG
127. English age: Abbr. : ELIZ
128. Alsatian brandy : QUETSCH
132. Marble : TAW
133. Drink : TEA
134. Ruled out : VETOED
137. Channels : GATS
138. Live : ARE
139. Yeah : UHHUH
141. Links : TIESUP
143. Approach : ADIT
145. Ruy Diaz de Bivar : ELCID
147. American pioneer : BOONE
148. Republic created in 1948 : ISRAEL
149. System of exercises : YOGA
150. Like some seals : EARED
151. Weather word : SNOW
152. Hoss : CAYUSE
153. Bustle : STIR
154. African lake : NYASA
1. Work group : SHIFT
2. Arum lily : CALLA
3. Birdlike : AVIAN
4. Grass genus : POA
5. Following "The Gospel" : ACCORDINGTOSAINTMATTHEW
6. Scruple : QUALM
7. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
8. Native: Suffix : ITE
9. See 62 Down : TOLAUGH
10. Words from St. Luke : WHICHSHALLBETOALLPEOPLE
11. Living : HERE
12. Holy picture : ICON
13. Come to earth : LAND
14. Siouan : OTO
15. Speak of : MENTION
16. Words by William Morris : SHEPHERDSWHATHAVEYESEEN
17. Relative of a whammy : HEX
18. Busy : ONTHEGO
19. Corrigendum : ERRATUM
24. Micronesian native : YAPESE
31. Pacific island : GUAM
33. Rabbit tails : SCUTS
35. "It grows as ___" (N. Mex. motto) : ITGOES
38. Call to hunting dogs : TOHO
39. Forte : METIER
40. Defendant's answer : PLEA
43. French painter : DAVID
44. Game piece : TILE
45. Native : ENDEMIC
47. Roman public areas : FORA
48. State: Abbr. : OREG
49. Hayworth : RITA
50. Raise ___ : HOB
51. U.S. agency : NASA
52. Exclamation of surprise : OHOH
59. Puts out : OUSTS
60. " . . . and they were ___ afraid" : SORE
62. With 9 Down, words from Ecclesiastes : ATIME
63. Pipe : REED
64. High : TALL
65. Manche capital : STLO
67. Prefix with corn or cycle : TRI
69. Letter sign-off : LOVE
71. African people : ARO
74. Friendliness : AMITY
76. Impetus : BIRR
78. Board member: Abbr. : SECTY
80. Cut up : CHOP
81. Tramp : HOBO
82. Kind of act : RIOT
83. Drink : ADE
84. Canadian writer : SERVICE
85. Sew together : SEAM
86. In our time : NOW
92. Focusing medium : LENS
94. State: Abbr. : MICH
96. Persian rug : TABRIZ
97. Literature Nobelist in 1948 : ELIOT
99. Sea of Russia : AZOV
100. Rounder : ROUE
101. Go to ___ : TOWN
103. Each: Fr. : CHAQUE
105. Sports gear : SKIS
107. Air: Abbr. : ATM
110. Part a taxi meter : FLAG
111. Caesar, at one time : EDILE
114. Bombast : RANT
115. Swift's "Tale ___" : OFATUB
116. Blankets : NAVAHOS
117. Samuel Butler novel : EREWHON
118. Kind of fringe : LUNATIC
119. "___ child is loving . . . " : FRIDAYS
120. ___ monde : HAUT
128. Sheikdom of Arabia : QATAR
129. Holy: Lat. : SACRA
130. Blubbers : CRIES
131. Gabler : HEDDA
134. Exceedingly : VERY
135. Son of Isaac : ESAU
136. Calendar abbreviation : TUES
137. Academy Award film: 1958 : GIGI
140. Spanish number : UNO
142. "A rose ___ . . . " : ISA
144. Dash's partner : DOT
146. Put down : LAY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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