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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
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 3,099
Across
1. 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
22. An old man. : WHITEBEARD
24. Fisherman's paradise in Canada. : REINDEERLAKE
25. Character in "Marjorie Morningstar." : NOELAIRMAN
26. 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
72. Dry gulch. : ARROYO
74. Characters in "Iolanthe." : PEERS
75. Sault Sainte Marie. : SOO
77. 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
88. Bringer of sleep. : SANDMAN
89. Ropes: Span. : REATAS
90. Buttons. : PAGE
91. Bleating. : MAAING
93. Codlike fish. : LING
94. Class. : RATE
95. Astute. : CANNY
96. Absurd. : SILLY
97. Pert girl. : MINX
98. Miller. : MOTH
99. Dwindling. : AWASTE
101. "Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
102. Far-reaching. : LONG
103. Solidifies. : GELS
104. Viewpoint. : SLANT
105. Stage whisper. : ASIDE
107. Sen. Webster. : DANL
108. Suitably. : PATLY
109. Youth group. : BSA
112. Advantage. : USE
115. Dec. 24. : EVE
116. Closing chords. : CODA
117. Kiel or Erie. : CANAL
118. Jib. : SAIL
119. Medal. : SILVERSTAR
122. Tropical shrub. : SNOWDROPTREE
125. Place near Philadelphia. : NAZARETHPA
126. Mississippi city. : HOLLYSPRINGS
127. Approvals. : AMENS
128. Approvals. : YEAS
129. Stockpile. : AMASS
130. Gaelic. : ERSE
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1. Glister. : GLEAM
2. Eager. : AFIRE
3. Jardinieres. : URNS
4. Showed the way. : LED
5. Rotated: Scot. : TIRLED
6. Cove. : INLET
7. Minced oath. : EGAD
8. Kind. : ILK
9. Sharp rocks. : NEEDLES
10. Confess. : OWNUP
11. Pronoun. : WHOM
12. White ___. : LIE
13. City on the Mississippi. : STLOUIS
14. "___ With Me." : ABIDE
15. Noun ending. : TER
16. Garage entrance. : RAMP
17. Cycles. : ERAS
18. Miss Millay. : EDNA
19. Gulf of Greece. : ARTA
20. University in Chicago. : DEPAUL
21. Maid of Orleans. : JEANNE
23. Relatives of 74 Across. : EARLS
29. Disencumber. : RID
33. Epigrams. : MOTS
34. Type of egghead. : BLUESTOCKING
35. Mother of Oedipus. : JOCASTA
36. "Tonight" M. C. : PAAR
37. Dinner dish. : STEW
38. Library sign. : SILENCE
39. Sends back. : REMANDS
41. Bellflower. : CHIMNEYPLANT
42. Perfume. : EAUDECOLOGNE
43. Stage coach route. : SANTAFETRAIL
44. City S W of Montgomery. : EVERGREENALA
45. City in Italy. : PISA
46. Scarlett's home. : TARA
47. Holds. : HAS
48. Grimace. : SMIRK
49. Thin layer of water color. : WASH
50. Hawaiian dish. : POI
51. Famous pseudonym. : LEWISCARROLL
52. Be promising. : BUD
54. Burden. : LADE
55. Native of the Black Sea area. : ODESSAN
57. Jack Dempsey's birthplace. : MANASSA
60. Flanges. : RIMS
62. Liliaceous plant. : ALOE
64. ___ avis. : RARA
66. ___ Paulo. : SAO
68. Actor Stone. : FRED
70. On the loose. : ROAMING
71. Minatory gestures. : THREATS
73. Highways: Abbr. : RTES
74. Things of beauty. : POEMS
76. Conservatives. : OLDLINE
79. Holey, as cheese. : EYEY
81. Droop. : SAG
82. Kind of cat. : MANX
84. Vow. : OATH
85. Redman. : UTE
88. Curve of a ship's plank. : SNY
90. History. : PAST
92. Every: Scot. : ILKA
95. Bamboolike. : CANY
97. Diffidence. : MODESTY
98. Actor Skulnik. : MENASHA
99. Hallowed places. : ALTARS
100. Defeat convincingly: Colloq. : WALLOP
102. Book: Fr. : LIVRE
103. Son of Jacob. : GAD
104. British Defense Minister. : SANDYS
106. Haruspices. : SEERS
107. Miss Spenlow and namesakes. : DORAS
108. Ratchets. : PAWLS
109. Big rooms: Colloq. : BARNS
110. Military blockade. : SIEGE
111. Potations. : ALES
112. Annapolis. : USNA
113. Where the Mekong flows. : SIAM
114. German Shakespearean critic. : ELZE
116. Spanish cloak. : CAPA
117. African tree. : COLA
118. Mix. : STIR
120. Forefront. : VAN
121. Article. : THE
123. ___ de plume. : NOM
124. 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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