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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

YULE TALE

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1980

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,366
Across
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Writer St. Johns : ADELA
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Jumble : HASH
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Swiss theologian: 1886–1968 : BARTH
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Annie Oakley : PASS
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Saw : MAXIM
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Palo ___ : ALTO
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Yale : ELIHU
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Word by C. F. Alexander : ONCEINROYALDAVIDSCITY
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Ibn-___ : SAUD
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Climax : APEX
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Of yore : OLDEN
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Ancient Ethopian capital : AKSUM
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Famed muralist : SERT
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U.N. labor agcy. : ILO
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Helm dir. : EBS
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Between bi and quadri : TRI
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Words by G. L. Hill : WHEREASINGLESTARSHONE
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Coats of arms : BLAZONS
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Southwestern gulch : ARROYO
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Great Barrier Island : OTEA
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Grads : ALUMS
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U.S. possession : GUAM
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Firmly fixed : FAST
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French colony: 1604–1713 : ACADIA
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Roomy : LARGE
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Words by M. E. Coleridge : ALITTLECHILDINAMANGER
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Small bird : TIT
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Fling : HURL
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Relative of coral : ROE
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Malay master : TUAN
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Ref. book : ENC
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" . . . Christ our Saviour ___" : WASBORNONCHRISTMASDAY
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Indigo dyes : ANILS
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Built ___ (durable) : TOLAST
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Apiece : EACH
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Rajah's wife : RANI
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Cartoon : EPURE
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Bill, of a sort : IOU
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Court great : ASHE
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Electronic devices : MASERS
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Mohammedan : MOORISH
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Powder ___ : KEG
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Words by Johann Rist : OURPEACEETERNALMAKING
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"Faerie Queene" heroine : UNA
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Furrow : RUT
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Center : HUB
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Bagnold : ENID
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All, in music : TUTTI
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Hautboys : OBOES
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Nimbus : AURA
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Fed : TMAN
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Words by Johan Franco : ASTHEPROPHETSFORETOLD
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Frozen: Fr. : GELE
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Santa ___ : MARIA
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Shoshones : UTES
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Roman emperor: 96–98 : NERVA
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Heaven on earth : EDEN
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Winter hazard : SLEET
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Indiana city : GARY
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Kind of attack : SNEAK
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O.T. book : AMOS
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Actress Wynter : DANA
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Steve Martin's "Well, ___!" : EXCUSEME
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German songs : LIEDER
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Nice friend : AMI
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Angel's instrument : HARP
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Bitter plant : ALOE
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Charon's river : STYX
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"___ Binh," 1971 film : HOA
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Man for whom Miss Liberty's island was once named : BEDLOE
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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Sever : RIVE
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" . . . as a seal upon ___" : THINEARM
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Newman movie : HUD
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Eight quarts : PECK
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Best: Comb. form : ARISTO
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Second-largest planet : SATURN
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Thwart : STYMIE
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Kind of day : NATAL
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Lounges : LOLLS
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Fresh : SASSY
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Car part: Abbr. : IGN
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Business abbr. : BROS
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Neighbor of Neb. : WYO
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Kind of air or water : HOT
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Where NaCl is made : SALTERN
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Suffix with colon or patron : IZE
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Irish girl's name : NORAH
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Priests of Mars : SALII
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School skippers : TRUANTS
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Golf great : HOGAN
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Rearward, at sea : AFT
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Kraits : ADDERS
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Exhorted : URGED
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Rocket stage : AGENA
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"The quality of ___ . . . " : MERCY
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Dumas swashbuckler : ATHOS
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Go around : CIRCLE
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Hilo greeting : ALOHA
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Radar navigation system : LANAC
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Fighting : ATWAR
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Climbing plant : LIANA
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"___ the bag!" : ITSIN
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Debate ending : CLOTURE
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Part of Paris, famed for its racecourse : AUTEUIL
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"I Remember ___" : MAMA
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Ballon's relative : BLIMP
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Suffix with rend or vend : ITION
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Urial : SHA
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Jacob's brother : ESAU
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Of the chest : PECTORAL
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Saratoga Springs college : SKIDMORE
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Biddy : HEN
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Kind of cup : EGG
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High home : AERIE
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North Sea feeder : MEUSE
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Eye : ORB
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Mess up : SMEAR
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Power failure : OUTAGE
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New : UNUSED
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Disconcert : RATTLE
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Pass ___ (beg) : THEHAT
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"___ on the Keys" : KITTEN
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There's companion : THEN
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Drill : BORE
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English painter: 1761–1807 : OPIE
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Dog star : ASTA
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Fir pole : UFER
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
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Sen. Burdick's state : NDAK
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British V.I.P.'s : PMS
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Harbor need : TUG
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Conceptual being : ENS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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