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SEASON'S GREETINGS

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 1963

Author: Brice Metcalfe
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: PDF had a grid error—the letter in the 12-Down/64-Across crossing should have been an S instead of a D. Made this correction.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,257
Across Down
1. Treetop symbol. : STAR
5. Dance step. : GLIDE
10. Avian sounds. : CAWS
14. Foot part. : INCH
18. Contemporary of Haydn. : ARNE
19. Hickenlooper. : IOWAN
20. Operatic clown. : TONIO
21. Evening, in Venice. : SERA
22. Timely tune. : WINTERWONDERLAND
25. Relative. : TWIN
26. Son of David. : ABSALOM
27. Refer to. : CONSULT
28. U.S. admiral. : SIMS
29. Busy place on January 1. : PASADENA
31. Greek goddess of fate. : MOERA
34. Genealogical term. : NEE
35. Cloth. : LINEN
38. O. T. book: Abbr. : NEH
39. Town Hall event. : SONGRECITAL
42. In disagreement. : ATODDS
44. Manufacture, in Scotland. : MAK
46. Chat. : CAUSERIE
47. Not tanned. : RAW
48. One home of Napoleon. : STHELENA
51. Greek goddess. : EOS
52. "La Douce." : IRMA
55. Cut. : CLIP
57. Home of William Cullen Bryant. : ROSLYN
58. Coney: Abbr. : ISL
59. Some Japanese. : AINUS
60. Wash, as a deck. : HOSEDOWN
62. Cookbook direction. : SEAR
64. Science degrees. : SDS
66. Electrical unit: Abbr. : AMP
67. Most dilatory. : TARDIEST
69. Least important. : PETTIEST
72. Exclamation. : ACH
74. Poetic time. : EEN
75. ___ flakes. : SOAP
77. Competing with. : RIVALING
80. Exercise. : WIELD
82. Grid tallies. : TDS
84. Dress part. : BODICE
86. Oven part. : DOOR
87. Start of a prayer. : NOWI
88. "Oh give ___ home . . . " : MEA
89. Trade. : BUSINESS
91. Never: Ger. : NIE
92. Place between. : INTERLAY
95. Midlothian river. : ESK
96. Former Eurasian area. : TATARY
98. Certain maidens. : CINDERELLAS
101. ___-sahib. : MEM
103. Vegetables. : COLES
104. Formicid. : ANT
105. Longfellow heroine. : ELSIE
106. Words for posterity. : EPITAPHS
109. Lot: Colloq. : SLEW
111. Shreds. : TATTERS
113. Shifts or sheaths. : DRESSES
117. Charter. : HIRE
118. Start of Ezra Pound parody. : WINTERISICUMENIN
120. Adam's grandson. : ENOS
121. "Christmas comes but ___ year." : ONCEA
122. Garçon's parent. : MAMAN
123. Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
124. Yarn for a shuttle. : WEFT
125. Elbe tributary. : EGER
126. Go to Gretna Green. : ELOPE
127. German admiral. : SPEE
1. ___ vision. : SAWA
2. River: Abbr. : TRIB
3. Retirement funds: Abbr. : ANNS
4. Made a new recording of. : RETAPED
5. Aircraft. : GIROS
6. The winner, in golf. : LOWMAN
7. ___ Jima. : IWO
8. Ballroom. : DANCEHALL
9. Opposite of broadside. : ENDON
10. Pillar: Lat. : COLUMNA
11. Parallels. : ANALOGUES
12. Fall's end. : WINTERSOLSTICE
13. The old ___. : SOD
14. Adherents of isms. : ISTS
15. Webster's unabridged. : NEWINTERNATIONAL
16. Where Kerch is. : CRIMEA
17. Opera role. : HANSEL
20. Colleagues of secys. : TRS
23. African game. : ELANDS
24. Spanish queen and others. : ENAS
30. Realm. : DEMESNE
32. Midwestern Indians. : REES
33. Summit: Prefix. : ACR
35. Pine. : LARCH
36. Of a country: Prefix. : ITALO
37. Beginning of "Richard III." : NOWISTHEWINTEROF
40. Wood sorrel. : OCA
41. Roman numeral. : IIII
43. Walked. : STRODE
45. "Seven ___ Baldpate." : KEYSTO
49. Conversational phrase. : HOWINTERESTING
50. Compass point. : NNE
53. The word, sometimes. : MUM
54. Snake. : ASP
56. Green shade. : PEA
58. Dander. : IRE
59. On the deep. : ASEA
61. Stowe novel. : DRED
63. Set against. : APPOSE
65. Strip. : DIVEST
68. Draft machinery: Abbr. : SSS
70. Bauble. : TRINKET
71. Shipping news: Abbr. : SLD
72. Barley beard. : AWN
73. Well known "congress." : CIO
76. Arabic name. : ABU
78. Bête ___. : NOIRE
79. Jane and Zane. : GREYS
81. Famous soprano. : LIND
83. Trifling. : DALLIANCE
85. Congé. : DISMISSAL
88. Blackbird. : MERL
89. ___ nose. : BYA
90. Indian chief. : SACHEM
93. Letter. : TEE
94. Take ___. : ALETTER
97. Pitchers. : TOSSERS
98. Tropical tree. : CASHEW
99. Queued up. : INLINE
100. Merlin. : SEER
102. Reckless. : MADCAP
107. Chief. : PRIME
108. Trim. : PRUNE
110. Frémont's goal. : WEST
112. Drink. : TEA
114. Bit. : SNIP
115. Name on a green stamp. : EIRE
116. Snick and ___. : SNEE
118. Trouble. : WOE
119. Lowermost: It. : IMO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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