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YULE PARADE

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 1956

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,735
Across Down
1. Christmas game in Mexico. : PINATA
7. Groups of girls. : BEVIES
13. Family member. : MOM
16. A Ford. : EDSEL
21. Worships. : ADORES
22. Beard of grain. : ARISTA
23. Their Christmas Eve is Jan. 6. : ARMENIANS
25. Author of "Legend of the Christmas Rose." : SELMALAGERLOF
27. Painter of "Adoration of the Magi." : REMBRANDT
28. Chinese pagoda. : TAA
29. Long story. : SAGA
30. "In the beginning . . . " : GENESIS
32. Tree trunks. : BOLES
33. Creator of Amahl. : MENOTTI
35. Zeno spoke here. : STOA
36. Become compassionate. : MELT
37. Lauren's last name. : BOGART
40. Singer Berger. : ERNA
42. Jerked. : YANKED
44. Certain things. : ONES
48. Great books. : EPICS
49. Threshes. : FLAILS
51. Tandem. : PAIR
52. Bright: Mus. : ANIME
53. Spirit. : LIFE
54. Artist's purchase. : OILPAINT
56. Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
57. Within the law: Slang. : LEGIT
58. Make lace. : TAT
59. City in Palestine. : ACRE
60. West Indian sorcery: Var. : OBIAH
62. He wrote "Abide With Me." : LYTE
64. Stature: Abbr. : HGT
65. Harrovian rival. : ETONIAN
67. Lumberjack's implement. : WHIPSAW
69. Toscanini. : MAESTRO
71. Puts off. : DEFERS
72. Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
73. Hidden rifleman. : SNIPER
75. Christmas and New Year's. : EVES
76. Doll. : TOY
77. Tres ___. : BIEN
78. Mr. Laurel. : STAN
79. Siamese. : TAI
80. Vater's boy. : SOHN
82. "Hark! the ___ Angels Sing." : HERALD
84. Biblical man. : SETH
85. Dam in California. : FOLSOM
88. Fire basket. : CRESSET
90. Without care. : LOOSELY
92. Thoughtful. : PENSIVE
93. Type of pump. : RAM
94. Misplays. : ERRS
96. Asian VIP. : NEHRU
97. Sat grace. : PRAY
98. Half a score. : TEN
99. One related on the mother's side. : ENATE
101. Exclamation of impatience. : OUF
103. They fly only at Christmas. : REINDEER
105. Vegetable. : CORN
106. Gave impetus to. : EGGED
107. Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
109. Cars. : SEDANS
110. Afternoon: Sp. : TARDE
111. German veto. : NEIN
112. Neck. : THROAT
114. Bilko et al. : SGTS
115. He drew the first Christmas card. : DOBSON
116. Desserts. : ICES
118. Much: Fr. : TROP
120. Holds on to. : RETAINS
122. Underworld. : SHEOL
124. Bonnie Prince. : CHARLIE
126. Hooters. : OWLS
127. Digit. : TOE
130. See 33 Across. : GIANCARLO
132. Where St. Nick's mail is delivered. : SANTACLAUSIND
135. Church's "Is There a Santa Claus?" : EDITORIAL
136. Ready. : ONDECK
137. Swapped. : TRADED
138. Game pieces. : TILES
139. Outré. : ODD
140. Names. : STYLES
141. Certain fishing place. : EELERY
1. In days gone by. : PAST
2. Design. : IDEA
3. Vincent Lopez song. : NOLA
4. Branch. : ARM
5. Puzzling problems. : TEASERS
6. Tilting. : ASLANT
7. Trifle. : BAGATELLE
8. Previous to. : ERE
9. 135 Across was addressed to her. : VIRGINIAOHANLON
10. Capri. : ISLE
11. Short jackets. : ETONS
12. Match or pin. : SAFETY
13. Saipan, Tinian, etc. : MARIANAS
14. Mine products. : ORES
15. Sound akin to "yum!" : MMM
16. Become a student. : ENROL
17. Telephone signal. : DIALTONE
18. All there. : SANE
19. Winds up. : ENDS
20. Nave vessel. : LST
24. Abated. : EBBED
26. In the past. : AGO
31. Castile. : SOAP
33. A spice. : MACE
34. Light carriage. : TRAP
36. Will Scarlet, Little John, Etc. : MERRYMEN
37. Clouted. : BELTED
38. Bringing sleep. : OPIATE
39. O. Henry wrote it. : GIFTOFTHEMAGI
41. Whodunit ingredients. : ALIBIS
43. European canal. : KIEL
45. Amahl's guests. : NIGHTVISITORS
46. Type of alien. : EMIGRE
47. Bouts. : SETTOS
49. Glacial snow. : FIRN
50. Swatch. : SNIP
52. Nautical term. : ALEE
54. Edible tubers. : OCAS
55. Goblet: Scot. : TASS
59. Vivacious. : AIRY
61. Christmas treat for children. : HANSELUNDGRETEL
63. Ralph Rackstraw. : TAR
66. Bright lights. : NEONS
67. Mosquito bite. : WHEAL
68. Clever. : WITTY
70. Christmas ___. : SEALS
72. About: Abbr. : CIR
74. Nonsense! : PAH
77. Affiances. : BETROTHS
79. One of the Wellers. : TONY
80. Silver ___. : SCREEN
81. Syracuse's color. : ORANGE
82. Pronoun. : HER
83. Facient. : DOER
84. In which Larsen starred. : SERIES
85. N. Carolina cape. : FEAR
86. Exaggerate. : OVERDO
87. Part of Gov. Williams' name. : MENNEN
89. Plant. : SEED
91. Females. : SHES
92. Near: Fr. : PRES
95. Solicitor. : SUER
97. Floodgates. : PENSTOCKS
100. Spanish official. : TENIENTE
102. Secure position. : FOOTHOLD
104. December 25, for instance. : DATE
105. Taxis. : CABS
108. F. D. R.'s mother. : SARA
110. Shaven crown. : TONSURE
112. Tissuey. : TELAR
113. Certain sculpture. : TORSOS
115. Enlarge. : DILATE
117. Island near Costa Rica. : COCOS
119. Mistletoe. : PLANT
121. Carpenter's tool. : AWL
122. African title. : SIDI
123. Ave. : HAIL
124. Attired. : CLAD
125. Vincent d'___, composer. : INDY
127. Stream. : TIDE
128. Big shot. : ONER
129. Whirlpool. : EDDY
130. Arrive at. : GET
131. Texas' border. : RIO
133. Tennis point. : ACE
134. Actor Mineo. : SAL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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