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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

SEASONAL SEQUENCE

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1978

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,638
Across
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Tennyson girl : MAUD
5
Faint smell : WHIFF
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Bluejoint, e.g. : GRASS
15
City of Judah : AMAM
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___ facto : IPSO
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Old-time comedian : OAKIE
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Elvis ___ Presley : AARON
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Pop : SODA
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Old English carol words : LISTENLORDLINGSUNTOME
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Singer John : ELTON
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Actor Kruger : OTTO
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Famed nonagenarian of songdom : BERLIN
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Play for time : STALL
33
Carousal : SPREE
35
Dressy headdress : TIARA
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Words by Nahum Tate : WHILESHEPHERDSWATCHED
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Fortify : ARM
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Used jointly : SHARED
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Word on a Canadian stop sign : ARRET
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Command to a husky : MUSH
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Jejune : ARID
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Kind of bullet : TRACER
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Begone! : SCAT
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___ Benedict : EGGS
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Consider : DEEM
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Deplete : SAP
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Creek : RIA
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English carol words : ASTARSHININGINTHEEAST
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Roman emperor: A.D. 96–98 : NERVA
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Portent : AUSPICE
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Head of hair : CRINE
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English carol words : THEYFOUNDHIMINAMANGER
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Cuttlefish's output : INK
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Cooking abbr. : TSP
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Wilder : GENE
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Wins a card game : GINS
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Spanish house : CASA
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Pet : CARESS
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Period of expansion : BOOM
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Bulrush : TULE
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Ladd movie: 1953 : SHANE
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Cesare or Lucrezia : BORGIA
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Buntline : NED
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French carol words (translated) : THELORDTHENEWBORNKING
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Sec. of War: 1829–31 : EATON
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Kind of angle or feather : AXIAL
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Emissary : ENVOY
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Having no key : ATONAL
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Intend : PLAN
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Thingumbob : GISMO
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Old English carol words : SINGNOWELLOSINGNOWELL
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Twain was one : PILOT
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Florida city : OCALA
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Buck or drake : MALE
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Females : SHES
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Frets : STEWS
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Eased : LETUP
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
Down
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.001 of an inch : MIL
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Bee: Comb. form : API
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Seagoing initials : USS
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"Is that so?" : DOTELL
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Habit : WONT
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Saintly symbol : HALO
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Sacred image: Var. : IKON
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Sapin : FIR
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Govt. agent : FED
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Spat : GAITER
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Carried on : RANTED
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Ship of myth : ARGO
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Help! : SOS
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Social slight : SNUB
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Confines : ASTRICTS
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Do-re-mi : MOOLAH
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Look up to : ADMIRE
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Bacchante : MAENAD
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French word for 123 Across : ELLES
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Sage's accumulation : LORE
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Clean, in Cannes : NETTE
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Did the butterfly : SWAM
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Word with way, in N.Y. : THRU
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Sights : AIMS
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Cannonballed : SPED
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High degree : PHD
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Chases flies : SHAGS
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Stern : HARSH
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Son of Gad : ERI
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Indian of Iowa or Okla. : SAC
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Take by force : WREST
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Irish interjection : ARRAH
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Cumbersome : HEAVY
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Alley game : TENPINS
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System of government : REGIME
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Italian astronomer: 1786–1863 : AMICI
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Met pitcher Swan : CRAIG
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Oise feeder : AISNE
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Spud : TATER
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Transplant, as skin : GRAFT
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Tableware : DISHES
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Nut : PECAN
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Caper : ANTIC
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Knot in rug weaving : SEHNA
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Odysseys : TREKS
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Janis ___, pop singer : IAN
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Elbow : NUDGE
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English river : NEN
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German painter Max : ERNST
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AMPAS award : OSCAR
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"Up, ___ Away," 1967 song hit : UPAND
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To your heart's content : AGOGO
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Giant of Norse myths : MIMIR
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Since : ASLONGAS
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Soak : RET
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Soup dish : BOWL
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Planet : ORB
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Pitt or So. Cal. : UNIV
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Marquisette : LENO
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Anxious : EDGY
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Lightweight silk : HONAN
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Arthur or Lillie : BEA
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Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
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Annoys : TEASES
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Vietnamese town : HATINH
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Astonished: Fr. : ETONNE
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Venerate : HALLOW
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Glorifies : EXALTS
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Barcelona boy : NINO
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Lardner's "You ___ Al" : KNOWME
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Cuts off : LOPS
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Soccer great : PELE
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Midge : GNAT
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Northern home: Var. : IGLU
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Cinch : SNAP
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Wilde forte : WIT
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Hurok : SOL
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Dessert : ICE
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Sound receiver : EAR
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Betty Ford's honorary degree : LLD
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Meadow : LEA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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