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CHRISTMAS CARD

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 1957

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,099
Across
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Part of the Roman Empire. : GAUL
5
Kind of sale. : TIEIN
10
Night ___. : OWLS
14
"On ___ by a river . . . " : ATREE
19
Strolling actor in "Pickwick Papers." : ALFREDJINGLE
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An old man. : WHITEBEARD
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Fisherman's paradise in Canada. : REINDEERLAKE
25
Character in "Marjorie Morningstar." : NOELAIRMAN
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Fo'c'sle men. : TARS
27
Blanched. : PALED
28
Oil container. : DRUM
30
Kind of number: Abbr. : ORD
31
Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
32
Soul: Fr. : AME
33
Artist Edouard. : MANET
34
Radar signal. : BLIP
35
Cold drink. : JULEP
37
Audio. : SOUND
38
Dancer's burden. : SLED
39
Louis XIV, et seq. : ROIS
40
Tennis serve. : ACE
43
Bench. : SETTLE
45
Lateran resident. : PIUS
46
Hawkshaws. : TECS
47
Laughs. : HAHAS
49
Permanents. : WAVES
50
Large building. : PILE
51
Tibetan monk. : LAMA
52
Chemical element. : BARIUM
53
Again. : ANEW
54
Releases. : LOOSES
56
Gerhard Gerhards. : ERASMUS
58
1501. : MDI
59
Ship: Abbr. : STR
60
Effulgent. : RADIANT
61
Classified item. : WANTAD
62
Biblical ally of Abraham. : ANER
63
Harass. : HAGRIDE
65
"___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
67
Cupid's title. : DAN
68
Patch of color. : FLECK
69
Contrives. : FRAMES
70
Molds anew. : RECASTS
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Dry gulch. : ARROYO
74
Characters in "Iolanthe." : PEERS
75
Sault Sainte Marie. : SOO
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German bacteriologist. : KOCH
78
Guidepost for Santa. : STEEPLE
80
Great Barrier Island. : OTEA
81
Antipasto item. : SALAMI
83
Worked up. : AROUSED
86
Ambassador Henderson. : LOY
87
Sea bird. : ERN
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Bringer of sleep. : SANDMAN
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Ropes: Span. : REATAS
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Buttons. : PAGE
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Bleating. : MAAING
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Codlike fish. : LING
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Class. : RATE
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Astute. : CANNY
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Absurd. : SILLY
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Pert girl. : MINX
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Miller. : MOTH
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Dwindling. : AWASTE
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"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
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Far-reaching. : LONG
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Solidifies. : GELS
104
Viewpoint. : SLANT
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Stage whisper. : ASIDE
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Sen. Webster. : DANL
108
Suitably. : PATLY
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Youth group. : BSA
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Advantage. : USE
115
Dec. 24. : EVE
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Closing chords. : CODA
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Kiel or Erie. : CANAL
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Jib. : SAIL
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Medal. : SILVERSTAR
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Tropical shrub. : SNOWDROPTREE
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Place near Philadelphia. : NAZARETHPA
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Mississippi city. : HOLLYSPRINGS
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Approvals. : AMENS
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Approvals. : YEAS
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Stockpile. : AMASS
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Eager. : AFIRE
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Jardinieres. : URNS
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Showed the way. : LED
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Rotated: Scot. : TIRLED
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Cove. : INLET
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Minced oath. : EGAD
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Kind. : ILK
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Sharp rocks. : NEEDLES
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Confess. : OWNUP
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Pronoun. : WHOM
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White ___. : LIE
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City on the Mississippi. : STLOUIS
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"___ With Me." : ABIDE
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Noun ending. : TER
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Garage entrance. : RAMP
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Cycles. : ERAS
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Miss Millay. : EDNA
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Gulf of Greece. : ARTA
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University in Chicago. : DEPAUL
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Maid of Orleans. : JEANNE
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Relatives of 74 Across. : EARLS
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Disencumber. : RID
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Epigrams. : MOTS
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Type of egghead. : BLUESTOCKING
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Mother of Oedipus. : JOCASTA
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"Tonight" M. C. : PAAR
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Dinner dish. : STEW
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Library sign. : SILENCE
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Sends back. : REMANDS
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Bellflower. : CHIMNEYPLANT
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Perfume. : EAUDECOLOGNE
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Stage coach route. : SANTAFETRAIL
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City S W of Montgomery. : EVERGREENALA
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City in Italy. : PISA
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Scarlett's home. : TARA
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Holds. : HAS
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Grimace. : SMIRK
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Thin layer of water color. : WASH
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Hawaiian dish. : POI
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Famous pseudonym. : LEWISCARROLL
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Be promising. : BUD
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Burden. : LADE
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Native of the Black Sea area. : ODESSAN
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Jack Dempsey's birthplace. : MANASSA
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Flanges. : RIMS
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Liliaceous plant. : ALOE
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___ avis. : RARA
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___ Paulo. : SAO
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Actor Stone. : FRED
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On the loose. : ROAMING
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Minatory gestures. : THREATS
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Highways: Abbr. : RTES
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Things of beauty. : POEMS
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Conservatives. : OLDLINE
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Holey, as cheese. : EYEY
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Droop. : SAG
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Kind of cat. : MANX
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Vow. : OATH
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Redman. : UTE
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Curve of a ship's plank. : SNY
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History. : PAST
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Every: Scot. : ILKA
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Bamboolike. : CANY
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Diffidence. : MODESTY
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Actor Skulnik. : MENASHA
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Hallowed places. : ALTARS
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Defeat convincingly: Colloq. : WALLOP
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Book: Fr. : LIVRE
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Son of Jacob. : GAD
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British Defense Minister. : SANDYS
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Haruspices. : SEERS
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Miss Spenlow and namesakes. : DORAS
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Ratchets. : PAWLS
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Big rooms: Colloq. : BARNS
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Military blockade. : SIEGE
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Potations. : ALES
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Annapolis. : USNA
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Where the Mekong flows. : SIAM
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German Shakespearean critic. : ELZE
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Spanish cloak. : CAPA
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African tree. : COLA
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Mix. : STIR
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Forefront. : VAN
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Article. : THE
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___ de plume. : NOM
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Before: Prefix. : PRE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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