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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

HOLIDAY THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1975

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,626
Across
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Chase, as fly balls : SHAG
5
Kin's partner : KITH
9
A life ___ : OFEASE
15
She-bears: Sp. : OSAS
19
Prefix with naut or sol : AERO
20
Zhivago's beloved : LARA
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Sweeteners: Var. : SIRUPS
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Void : NULL
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Roman historian : LIVY
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Biblical giant : ANAK
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Deplorable : TRAGIC
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Sailor's saint : ELMO
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Farewells : ADIEUX
29
River to the Colorado : GILA
31
Military hair décor : CREWCUT
33
Carol of 1588 : DINGDONGMERRILYONHIGH
38
Eugene's daughter : OONA
39
Critic Cleveland : AMORY
40
Casper's state: Abbr. : WYO
41
Water barrier : MOAT
44
Slumps : SAGS
47
Fiscal or solar : YEAR
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Place for a light bulb : SOCKET
52
Flynn : ERROL
54
Santa ___ : CLAUS
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Small drink : NIP
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Yorkshire river : OUSE
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Kind of diver : SCUBA
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Antiaircraft cannon : POMPOM
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Peace pipes : CALUMETS
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Food banned during Passover : HAMETZ
67
Prizes : VALUES
69
Avengers : NEMESES
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Harbingers : THEHERALDANGELS
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Cane-cutter : MACHETE
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Of an S.A. range : ANDINE
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Bantu tribesman : KAFFIR
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Field where Judas died : ACELDAMA
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Cub scout's friend : DENDAD
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Heaven: Prefix : URANO
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Vain : IDLE
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Cult : ISM
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At ___ (on the loose) : LARGE
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Decorated pillar : TOTEM
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Shrimp dish : SCAMPI
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Girl's nickname : TONI
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State : OHIO
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Perplexity : MAZE
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Indelicate : ROUGH
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Rave over : GUSH
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" . . . because there was ___" : NOROOMFORTHEMINTHEINN
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Kenneth Roberts novel : ARUNDEL
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"___ the night . . . " : TWAS
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Nasty one : MEANIE
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Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
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City of India : RANCHI
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Ruckus : TODO
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Hollywood and ___ : VINE
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Glass piece : PANE
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Crow, e.g. : SIOUAN
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Kind of hopper : CLOD
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Old oath : EGAD
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Going astray : ERRING
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Pet ___ : HATE
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Snoopy : NOSY
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Fruit ___ : SALAD
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Girl who preempted the Jets : HEIDI
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Calif. town : ARVIN
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Polish carol : GOYEGOTOBETHLEMYONDER
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Loud auto horns : KLAXONS
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Sean's relative : IAN
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Perry Mason's opponent : TRAGG
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Moslem governor : HAKIM
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Words from a Latin carol : OSTARMYSOULDELIGHTING
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Tree : FIR
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Period : ERA
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Calendar abbr. : AUG
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Piquant : SPICY
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Funds held by a third party : ESCROWS
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Words from a French carol : ONEWHOCOMESFROMHEAVEN
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Grooves, in anatomy : SULCI
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Biblical tree : ALMUG
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Laziness : SLOTH
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Japanese herb : UDO
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Meadow : LEA
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Greek war goddess : ENYO
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Civil-rights org. : NAACP
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Relative coral : ROE
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Asian kingdom : IRAN
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Melodic : LYRIC
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Interlock : MESH
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Whale : ORCA
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Calla lily, e.g. : ARUM
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Kid or boxing : GLOVE
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Key fruit : SAMARA
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Letters : KUES
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Town of Italy : ESTE
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Miss Durbeyfield : TESS
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Covered with wood strips : LATHED
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Plateau : UPLAND
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Anguish : PANG
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Site of Mohammed's tomb : MEDINA
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Symbol of Wales : LEEK
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German vowel mark : UMLAUT
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Greek letter : ZETA
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Italian form of Alexander : SANDRO
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Lake of Ireland : NEAGH
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"___ oui!" : MAIS
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Elec. current initials : ACDC
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That: Fr. : CELA
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___ Morgana : FATA
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Form of Agnes : INEZ
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European capital : ROME
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Wuthering Heights vista : MOOR
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Russian weight : POOD
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Dip : IMMERSE
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Tree of rhyme : NUT
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Make obsolete : OUTMODE
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Cut down : HEW
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Pronoun : SHE
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Idaho city : NAMPA
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Colombian poncho : RUANA
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Natural ability : FLAIR
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Equal : MATCH
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Island: It. : ISOLA
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Spanish girls : NINAS
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Wanting : NEEDY
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Conjunction : NOR
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___ bono : CUI
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Cover for an i : DOT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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