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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

YULETIDE SPIRIT

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 1985

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,193
Across
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Comedienne Peggy : CASS
5
First V.P. : ADAMS
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Floridian Reubin : ASKEW
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Arthur from Richmond : ASHE
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Olympic locale of 1988 : KOREA
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Maui neighbor : LANAI
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PBS show : NOVA
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Yule gifts from Bigfoot? : STOCKINGSTUFFERS
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Superficial : GLIB
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Kind of jelly : CURRANT
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Yes follower : SIRREE
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Unfold : EVOLVE
31
Vermont's ___ Creek : OTTER
32
"Ain't She Sweet?" composer : AGER
33
Polite Post : EMILY
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Located : SITED
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Foretold : PRESAGED
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Interwove : ENTWINED
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Appomattox name : GRANT
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Gorky river : OKA
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Book ascribed to St. Luke : ACTS
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Bears' founder : HALAS
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Busch and Marsh of films : MAES
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Shoelace tag : AGLET
52
Startling sound : BOO
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Water-polo team : SEVEN
54
Regal Egyptian name : RAMSES
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___-mémoire : AIDE
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Cambridgeshire's Isle of ___ : ELY
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Birdhouse dweller : WREN
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Title in Bangalore : RANEE
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Yuletide drink : NOGG
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Weatherwax's collie : LASSIE
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Cocked hat : TRICORN
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Pres. Ford, e.g. : OMAHAN
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Jot : IOTA
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"Unsafe at Any Speed" author : NADER
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What Claus is coming to : TOWN
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Singer's syllable : TRA
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Choreographer White : ONNA
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Dawdle : LOITER
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TV talk-show hostess Freeman : SANDI
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Unit for Steve Cram : LAP
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Some noncoms : SGTS
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Pole in a Gaelic game : CABER
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Nabors role : PYLE
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Suffix for sheep : ISH
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Questionable : FISHY
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Circus-parade sight : CALLIOPE
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"Hurry!" : STEPONIT
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Actor Markham : MONTE
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"Ariel" poet : PLATH
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Originated : AROSE
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Touch down : LAND
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Hood's missile : ARROW
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Idaho, e.g. : POTATO
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Sally : SORTIE
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Southwestern saloon : CANTINA
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High: Comb. form : ALTI
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Buddy Rich, at three? : LITTLEDRUMMERBOY
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Redolent garlands : LEIS
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A sister of Clio : ERATO
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Evans of "Dynasty" : LINDA
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Receive a stipend : EARN
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Nutmeg product : MACE
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American saint : SETON
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Hanker : YEARN
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More : ELSE
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Portland's bay : CASCO
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Wily : ASTUTE
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Attire for Wilander : SHORTS
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Hides : SECRETES
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Similar : AKIN
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"I ___ Care," 1905 song : DONT
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Rosario loc. : ARG
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Hodgepodge : MESS
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Gluts : SATIATES
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Southwestern N.Y. university : ALFRED
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Morley of TV : SAFER
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Kind of jerk : KNEE
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Mug's lug : EAR
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"Star Trek" principals? : WISEMEN
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Zambian neighbor : ANGOLA
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Advice to a hall decorator? : HOLLYGOLIGHTLY
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Crèche cynosure : BABE
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Black in "Nashville" : KAREN
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Exhorted : URGED
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ACTION program : VISTA
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Heavenly : ETHEREAL
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Song new parents long for? : SILENTNIGHT
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___ instant (immediately) : INAN
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How every Santa should look? : PRESENTABLE
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Supplemented, with "out" : EKED
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Coin inscription : DATE
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Roller : WAVE
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Winning hit, in baseball lingo : GAMER
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Second son : ABEL
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___ di Rienzi, Roman orator : COLA
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Hellman's Christmas Eve work? : TOYSINTHEATTIC
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Lord's residence : MANOR
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Dippy or dotty : GAGA
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Loretta from Passaic : SWIT
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Heiden's skate : RACER
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Spring-blooming herb : SNOWDROP
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Fair attractions : RIDES
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Hawks' Georgian home : OMNI
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Hang glide : SOAR
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Like a flophouse : RATTY
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Scruff : NAPE
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"The ___ Love Belongs . . . ": Kahn-Jones : ONEI
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N.B.A.'s Birdsong : OTIS
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Retreat : NEST
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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'Tis the seasoning to be chary of : SALT
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In progress : AFOOT
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How Frank speaks? : CANDIDLY
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Place for a partridge? : PEARTREE
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They comfort heels : INSOLES
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Actor in "Tony Rome" : CONTE
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Santa's alternative vehicle? : PLANE
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"___ the Lord" : PRAISE
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A Jackson brother : MARLON
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Clannish, in a way : TRIBAL
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Tee privileges : HONORS
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Numbers game : LOTTO
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Levi of the links : WAYNE
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Victorious symbol : PALM
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Thermo follower : STAT
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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U.S.N.A. rank below capt. : CMDR
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"___ Called Peter," 1955 movie : AMAN
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Exasperation : IRE
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"Faerie Queene" damsel : UNA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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