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XMAS X-WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 1951

Author:
Willard Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 917
Across
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One of Santa's reindeer. : COMET
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___ Verde Park. : MESA
10
___ clock. : ALARM
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Another reindeer. : DONNER
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Husband of Bathsheba. : URIAH
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Electric gift. : IRON
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Hoosier poet. : RILEY
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Cause of inaction. : OPIATE
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Mission priest. : PADRE
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Sponsor of annual "giveaway" program. : SANTACLAUS
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Great historian. : GIBBON
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A language. : ITALIAN
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Tributary of the Colorado. : GILA
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Dinner course. : ENTREE
34
Grain container. : BIN
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___ Moines. : DES
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Those defying tradition. : NEOS
38
"Dear ___." : SIRS
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Eugenio Pacelli. : PIUS
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Distant: Comb. form. : TELE
42
Clerical discourse. : SERMON
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Gift for her. : COMPACT
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Sherry. : XERES
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Peddle. : HAWK
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Paris left her for Helen. : OENONE
52
Curve. : ARC
53
Gathering place at Christmas. : HOME
55
Springtime in Paris. : AVRIL
57
Ceremonial. : RITE
58
12th century Danish kings. : ERIKS
60
Dasher's mate. : DANCER
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Capital of Lebanon. : BEIRUT
66
Adhesives. : CEMENTS
68
Biblical oldster. : ENOS
70
Indian. : REE
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By proxy. : INSTEAD
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Furry gift. : COAT
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Tanker. : OILER
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Talking gift. : DOLL
77
Gunny cloth. : TAT
78
Camel's cousin. : LLAMA
80
High stepper on Santa's team. : PRANCER
82
Co-winner of first Nobel peace prize, 1901. : PASSY
83
Presents for men. : WALLETS
85
Poetic contraction. : OER
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Those coveting. : ENVIERS
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Colleen Maureen. : OHARA
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"Off the ___." : DEEPEND
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Determine. : LEARN
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Exclamation of pleasure. : WOW
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Shoots for food. : POTS
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Heavyweight's nickname. : FATSO
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Mrs. Chaplin. : OONA
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Willowy. : LISSOME
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Military group: Abbr. : ASC
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Cologne. : KOLN
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On the road. : TOURING
107
French composer (1450–1521). : DEPRES
108
Empire State Governor, 1932–42. : LEHMAN
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The Comte de la Fère. : ATHOS
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J. Chuter and family. : EDES
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Ingate, in founding. : TEDGE
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Where Edmonton is: Abbr. : ALTA
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"Wise." : HEP
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Opposite of vacuum. : PLENUM
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Despotic one. : TSAR
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Brunnehilde's horse. : GRANI
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Artillery fire. : BARRAGE
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Countrymen. : RURALS
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Forsaken. : LORN
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Slayer, with Ve's help, of Ymir. : VILI
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He sings, "I've Got a Little List." : KOKO
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Evening: Ital. : SERA
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"College Widow" author. : ADE
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Lee ___, heavyweight. : OMA
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Not refined. : RIBALD
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Move or act furiously. : RAMP
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Another reindeer. : BLITZEN
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Waterspout. : VORTEX
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What St. Nick gets every Christmas. : SLEIGHRIDE
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Basketball arena. : COURT
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Daughter of King Peleas. : ELAINE
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Laura ___, actress who saw Booth shoot Lincoln. : KEENE
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Egyptian goddess with hippo's shape. : APET
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Goose genus. : ANSER
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Fabric. : SATEEN
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Garb of medieval mail carriers. : ARMOR
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Fricassee fare. : HENS
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Not watertight. : LEAKY
Down
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Running mate of 1 Across. : CUPID
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Speechify. : ORATE
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Man of moneymaking ability. : MIDAS
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Husband of a countess. : EARL
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Substance in tea. : THEINE
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Wrong name. : MISNOMER
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Our time. : ERA
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Carol. : SONG
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Those opposed. : ANTIS
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Jockey Eddie. : ARCARO
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Girl's nickname. : LIL
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Wings. : ALAE
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Unbale again. : REUNPACK
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Spiritually significant. : MYSTIC
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Former rulers of Venice. : DOGES
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English portrait painter. : OPIE
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Point. : NIB
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Catcher. : NABBER
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Star: French. : ETOILE
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French city. : RENNES
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Mrs. Dean Acheson. : ALICE
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Plane. : AERO
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Boaz' wife. : RUTH
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Using sound waves. : SONIC
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Chic. : SMART
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Age of youth. : TEEN
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Swirling gift. : SKIRT
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Where Englishmen keep their money. : NOTECASES
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"To Althea, From ___." : PRISON
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Big day. : XMAS
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Mental make-up. : HABIT
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Oats: Latin. : AVENA
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Timely gift. : WRISTWATCH
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Fictional sub skipper. : NEMO
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Gardenia, for instance. : ODOR
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Girl's name. : LUELLA
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Confidentially. : ENTRENOUS
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She loved Endymion. : SELENE
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Pleasant pastime. : CROSSWORDS
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Spitchcocks. : EELS
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Put trust in. : RELY
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Lofty. : TALL
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Author of "The Bells." : EAPOE
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Of the dendrites. : NERVAL
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Artistic. : DAEDAL
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Reykjavikian. : ICELANDER
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Lady patriots. : DAR
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Wherein the Cyclopes forged thunderbolts. : MTETNA
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Warmth. : ARDOR
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Gift for writers. : PENSET
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___ longa, vita brevis. : ARS
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Crocus or gladiolus. : IRID
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Gem. : OPAL
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Sheer gifts. : HOSE
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Ado. : POTHER
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The end. : OMEGA
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Bremen's river. : WESER
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Assortment of type. : FONT
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Marshal of France, 1867–69. : NIEL
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Barracudas. : SPETS
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Long Persian carpet. : KALI
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Black tea. : OOPAK
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Class. : GENUS
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American educator. : MANN
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Typical Hitchcock production. : THRILLER
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Cinches, in wagering. : SUREBETS
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Hebrew month, later called Nisan. : ABIB
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King of Israel. : PEKAH
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A soil. : MARL
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Handy gift. : GLOVES
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1863 novel. : ROMOLA
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16,696-ft. mountain. : ARARAT
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Where Sitka is. : ALASKA
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Glutton. : GORGER
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Secularistic. : LAICAL
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Another reindeer. : VIXEN
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Mohammedan lord. : OMRAH
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"Anaheim, ___, and Cucamonga," Benny's train towns. : AZUSA
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Star in "Saturday's Hero." : DEREK
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Vestibule. : ENTRY
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M. Pleven. : RENE
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Think. : DEEM
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Brier. : PIPE
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Inflection. : TONE
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Stock present. : TIE
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Girl of Greek myth. : INO
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Sanctum. : DEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 28 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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