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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
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,545
Across Down
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. : TSST
131. Opera role. : ELSA
132. Viscous. : SYRUPY
133. Sharp bark. : YIP
1. ___ 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
16. 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. Bug spray. : DDS
124. Painting. : OIL
126. Swiss river. : AAR
127. Distorted. : WRY

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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