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FOR YULETIDE

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1961

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 95, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26 Grid has repeated answers.
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The NYT incorrectly printed the letter at the 130-Across/123-Down crossing as an S in the answer key. Changed to an E and changed the original 123-Down clue, "Bug Spray," to one that was common at the time for DDE, "Presidential monogram."

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,545
Across
1
Face value. : PAR
4
Canterbury prelate, 1093. : ANSELM
10
Roguish. : ARCH
14
Money in Peru. : SOLS
18
Type of drama. : MIRACLEPLAY
20
Christmas card pioneer, 1874. : LOUISPRANG
23
"___ play and make good cheer . . . " : ATCHRISTMAS
24
Discoverer of Christmas Island. : CAPTAINCOOK
26
One ___ time. : ATA
27
Functions. : ACTS
28
Spoil. : GOBAD
30
Melody. : TUNE
31
Bitter herb. : RUE
32
Records. : MINUTES
34
Showed again. : RERAN
35
Adam ___. : BEDE
36
Foot: Suffix. : PEDE
37
Stoneware. : GRES
38
Relative of a bois. : FORET
39
Seedcase. : BUR
40
Twangy. : NASAL
41
Ridicule. : JEER
42
Poses. : SITS
43
Certain operatives. : TMEN
45
Here: Fr. : ICI
46
Paris airport. : ORLY
47
Balsam. : TOLU
48
Look out!: Sp. : ALERTA
50
___ a thread. : HANGBY
54
P. I. volcano. : APO
55
Christmas song composer. : IRVINGBERLIN
57
Proportions. : RATIOS
58
Bosuns' quarters. : FOCSLES
60
He painted "The Nativity." : DILORENZO
62
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
63
Hawkeye. : IOWAN
64
Waste away: Rare. : TABEFY
65
Yawn. : GAPE
67
Theatre group. : ANTA
68
Lady of Lisbon: Abbr. : SNRA
69
Rolled tea. : CHA
71
May: Colloq. : CAN
72
Caustic. : ACID
73
Ancient alloy. : ASEM
74
Landlouper. : HOBO
76
Leg-of-mutton sleeves. : GIGOTS
81
Ice mass. : SERAC
83
Colloid. : GEL
84
He acted in a Christmas classic. : BARRYMORE
86
Sewn. : SUTURED
88
Finally. : ATLAST
92
Christmas ballad writer. : CLEMENTMOORE
94
Law degree. : LLD
95
Mark of discredit. : STIGMA
96
Arab. : SEMITE
97
White-faced. : PALE
98
Fencer's leap. : VOLE
99
Help. : AID
100
Nimbus. : AURA
101
Skirt insert. : GORE
102
Branches: Biol. : RAMI
103
Composer of "Christmas Tree Suite." : LISZT
106
Letters. : ENS
107
Wed. : MARRY
109
Cancel. : DELE
110
___ fixe. : IDEE
111
Six-shooters. : GUNS
113
Pirogue. : CANOE
114
Gnawers. : RODENTS
117
Wassail ingredient. : ALE
118
Unless: Lat. : NISI
119
Agreements: Abbr. : CONTS
120
Sea gulls. : MEWS
121
Mouth: Prefix. : ORI
122
He composed "Christmas Pieces." : MENDELSSOHN
125
He was born Dec. 25, 1642. : ISAACNEWTON
128
Playwright born on Christmas Day. : RODSERLING
129
She was born Dec. 25, 1821. : CLARABARTON
130
Assay. : TEST
131
Opera role. : ELSA
132
Viscous. : SYRUPY
133
Sharp bark. : YIP
Down
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___ Palace. : PITTI
2
Composer of "Christmas" concerto. : ARCANGELOCORELLI
3
Cheer. : RAH
4
Namesakes of Carroll girl. : ALICES
5
Nidifies. : NESTS
6
Harbors: Abbr. : SPTS
7
Tree. : ELM
8
So. African wagon camps. : LAAGERS
9
Indian state. : MYSORE
10
1942 highway. : ALCAN
11
Way. : ROAD
12
Trophy. : CUP
13
Maris. : HITTER
14
Quill. : SPINE
15
French river. : ORNE
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Fond du ___. : LAC
17
Dormitory sounds. : SNORES
18
Feminine title. : MAAM
19
Oregon lake. : CRATER
21
Ibn-___. : SAUD
22
Relative of Edam. : GOUDA
25
Ship: Poet. : KEEL
29
___ Jericho. : BATTLEOF
33
Noted chemist. : UREY
34
Capitol room. : ROTUNDA
35
Small bird. : BUNTING
36
Depict. : PAINT
38
Irish bard. : FILI
39
TV comic. : BERLE
40
College sports group. : NCAA
41
A Christmas plant was named for him. : JRPOINSETT
42
British coins, for short. : SOVS
44
___ Christmas. : MERRY
45
Her: Ger. : IHR
46
Zany one. : OAF
47
___ coat. : TRENCH
48
Kind of seaman. : ABLE
49
Soldiers from down under. : ANZACS
51
Composer of a Christmas classic. : GIANCARLOMENOTTI
52
He painted "Adoration of the Magi." : BOTTICELLI
53
Swedish seaport. : YSTAD
55
He has: Fr. : ILA
56
British fortress: Abbr. : GIB
59
Floated. : SWAM
61
1941 agency. : OPA
64
Smoking mixtures: Fr. : TABACS
66
Guarantee. : ENSURE
67
Egyptian abode of the dead. : AARU
68
Narratives. : SAGAS
70
Mischief. : HOB
75
New ___. : ORLEANS
76
Teutonic god of the sea. : GYMIR
77
"___ with seven wives." : IMETAMAN
78
Used up. : GONE
79
Table scrap. : ORT
80
Pro ___. : TEMPORE
82
Summer: Fr. : ETE
85
Uncle ___. : REMUS
86
Fish. : SOLE
87
Dwight. : DDE
89
Staring. : AGAZE
90
Struck. : SMIT
91
Tiny Tim, for one. : TAD
93
Paddlelike. : OARY
98
Good-by: Lat. : VALE
101
Crudely. : GROSSLY
102
Scene of Biblical miracle. : REDSEA
103
Author O'Flaherty. : LIAM
104
Lazy bones. : IDLER
105
"Eyes have they but they ___." : SEENOT
106
Set apart. : ENISLE
108
Monkeyshines. : ANTICS
109
"___ the old mill stream . . . " : DOWNBY
111
Waistcoat. : GILET
112
Home of the Reds. : USSR
113
Dance. : CONGA
114
Type of tire. : RECAP
115
March. : TROOP
116
___ Fein. : SINN
118
Promontory. : NESS
119
Chains: Abbr. : CHNS
120
Japanese ship. : MARU
123
Presidential monogram. : DDE
124
Painting. : OIL
126
Swiss river. : AAR
127
Distorted. : WRY

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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