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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
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,735
Across
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Christmas game in Mexico. : PINATA
7
Groups of girls. : BEVIES
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Family member. : MOM
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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
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Christmas and New Year's. : EVES
76
Doll. : TOY
77
Tres ___. : BIEN
78
Mr. Laurel. : STAN
79
Siamese. : TAI
80
Vater's boy. : SOHN
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"Hark! the ___ Angels Sing." : HERALD
84
Biblical man. : SETH
85
Dam in California. : FOLSOM
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Fire basket. : CRESSET
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Without care. : LOOSELY
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Thoughtful. : PENSIVE
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Type of pump. : RAM
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Misplays. : ERRS
96
Asian VIP. : NEHRU
97
Say 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
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Cars. : SEDANS
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Afternoon: Sp. : TARDE
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German veto. : NEIN
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Neck. : THROAT
114
Bilko et al. : SGTS
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He drew the first Christmas card. : DOBSON
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Desserts. : ICES
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Much: Fr. : TROP
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Holds on to. : RETAINS
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Underworld. : SHEOL
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Bonnie Prince. : CHARLIE
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Hooters. : OWLS
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Digit. : TOE
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See 33 Across. : GIANCARLO
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Where St. Nick's mail is delivered. : SANTACLAUSIND
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Church's "Is There a Santa Claus?" : EDITORIAL
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Ready. : ONDECK
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Swapped. : TRADED
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Game pieces. : TILES
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Outré. : ODD
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Names. : STYLES
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Certain fishing place. : EELERY
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In days gone by. : PAST
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Design. : IDEA
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Vincent Lopez song. : NOLA
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Branch. : ARM
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Puzzling problems. : TEASERS
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Tilting. : ASLANT
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Trifle. : BAGATELLE
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Previous to. : ERE
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135 Across was addressed to her. : VIRGINIAOHANLON
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Capri. : ISLE
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Short jackets. : ETONS
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Match or pin. : SAFETY
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Saipan, Tinian, etc. : MARIANAS
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Mine products. : ORES
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Sound akin to "yum!" : MMM
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Become a student. : ENROL
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Telephone signal. : DIALTONE
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All there. : SANE
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Winds up. : ENDS
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Navy vessel. : LST
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Abated. : EBBED
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In the past. : AGO
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Castile. : SOAP
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A spice. : MACE
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Light carriage. : TRAP
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Will Scarlet, Little John, Etc. : MERRYMEN
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Clouted. : BELTED
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Bringing sleep. : OPIATE
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O. Henry wrote it. : GIFTOFTHEMAGI
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Whodunit ingredients. : ALIBIS
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European canal. : KIEL
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Amahl's guests. : NIGHTVISITORS
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Type of alien. : EMIGRE
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Bouts. : SETTOS
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Glacial snow. : FIRN
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Swatch. : SNIP
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Edible tubers. : OCAS
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Goblet: Scot. : TASS
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Vivacious. : AIRY
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Christmas treat for children. : HANSELUNDGRETEL
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Ralph Rackstraw. : TAR
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Bright lights. : NEONS
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Mosquito bite. : WHEAL
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Clever. : WITTY
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Christmas ___. : SEALS
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Nonsense! : PAH
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Affiances. : BETROTHS
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One of the Wellers. : TONY
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Silver ___. : SCREEN
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Syracuse's color. : ORANGE
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Pronoun. : HER
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Facient. : DOER
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In which Larsen starred. : SERIES
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N. Carolina cape. : FEAR
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Exaggerate. : OVERDO
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Part of Gov. Williams' name. : MENNEN
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Plant. : SEED
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Females. : SHES
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Near: Fr. : PRES
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Solicitor. : SUER
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Floodgates. : PENSTOCKS
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Spanish official. : TENIENTE
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Secure position. : FOOTHOLD
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December 25, for instance. : DATE
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Taxis. : CABS
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F. D. R.'s mother. : SARA
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Shaven crown. : TONSURE
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Tissuey. : TELAR
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Certain sculpture. : TORSOS
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Enlarge. : DILATE
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Island near Costa Rica. : COCOS
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Mistletoe. : PLANT
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Carpenter's tool. : AWL
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African title. : SIDI
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Ave. : HAIL
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Attired. : CLAD
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Vincent d'___, composer. : INDY
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Stream. : TIDE
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Big shot. : ONER
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Whirlpool. : EDDY
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Arrive at. : GET
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Texas' border. : RIO
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Tennis point. : ACE
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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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