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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

A CHRISTMAS CONCERT

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1989

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 4.91, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,656
Across
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Mother: Comb. form : MATRI
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Kind of tide : YULE
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Pasturage : LEA
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Seasonal ringers : SANTAS
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Earthy oxide : OCHER
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Ancient kingdom E. of Babylonia : ELAM
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North Pole shop foreman : ELF
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Interstice : AREOLA
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Mi re do re mi fa sol : THEFIRSTNOWELL
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Dec. 25 adjective : FESTAL
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Shipworm : TEREDO
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Paves anew : RETARS
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Bothers : PESTERS
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River to the Baltic : ODER
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"___ furtiva lagrima . . . ": Donizetti aria : UNA
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XXVII ÷ IX : III
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Erector ___ : SET
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Alter follower : EGO
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La la si la do ti ti ti la si : COVENTRYCAROL
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With 50 Down, sol fa mi re do re mi do : DECKTHE
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Burdensome : ONEROUS
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Lessen : ABATE
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Squirrel's cache : ACORNS
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Religious reformer of Bohemia : HUSS
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Hallowed woman: Fr. : STE
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Argentine river : NEGRO
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Water wheel : NORIA
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The least bit : RAP
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City in Morocco : FEZ
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___ favorite : ODDSON
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Student group : CLASS
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Maltreat : ILLUSE
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River rising in the Grampians : TAY
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Sniggles : EELS
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Sol la sol mi sol la sol mi : SILENTNIGHT
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Identical : SAME
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Dodecanese island : KOS
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Nestle : CUDDLE
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Fervid : ARDENT
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Byron's twilight : EEN
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Manhandles : MAULS
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Marie Antoinette, e.g. : REINE
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Former agcy. concerned with planes : CAA
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Team of oxen : SPAN
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Imitate a prothonotary bird : WARBLE
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Mount of a Magus : CAMEL
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Rock ___ : ANDROLL
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With 118 Across, do re mi re do re mi re do sol sol sol sol : WASSAIL
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Do do sol do re sol : ADESTEFIDELES
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Rhea, to the Romans : OPS
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Min. part : SEC
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Coal size : PEA
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Crosswords' blackbird : ANI
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Like the Sahara : ARID
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Twisted paper sweets-holders : CORNETS
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Worlds, to René : MONDES
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Herbal beverage : TISANE
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Futile : OTIOSE
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Mi fa mi ri mi fa fi sol : WHITECHRISTMAS
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Airborne team member : DONDER
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Pet name : HON
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One-time Korean president : RHEE
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Native of Mashhad : IRANI
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Passover feasts : SEDERS
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East, in Essen : OST
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See 89 Across : SONG
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Loudness units : SONES
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Sententious sentiment : MOTTO
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Yearned : ACHED
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"And ___ were shepherds . . . ": J. S. Bach : THERE
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Direct attention (to) : REFER
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Crocus or gladiolus : IRID
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Aye : YES
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Extreme : ULTRA
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"In the ___ snow is glist'nin'" : LANE
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Feelings : EMOTIONS
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House additions : ELLS
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Labor org. : AFL
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OSHA concern : SAFETY
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Olympic hawk : ARES
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Aerie : NEST
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Carry : TOTE
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Substance called a pesticide by the E.P.A. : ALAR
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Maglie and Bando : SALS
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Rowdies : ROUGHS
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Dispenses with : WAIVES
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Ark maker in the Douay Bible : NOE
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Bearcat maker in automotive history : STUTZ
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Lab heaters : ETNAS
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Join freight cars : COUPLE
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Rudolph's salient feature : NOSE
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Stocking stuffer, perhaps : CANDY
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Proper way for a tot to await St. Nicholas : ABED
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They are sometimes glad : RAGS
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Other, to Pedro : OTRO
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Trotsky or Uris : LEON
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New Year's Eve activity : DANCE
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Elève's milieu : ECOLE
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Atoll material : CORAL
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___ Kringle : KRISS
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See 43 Across : HALL
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Danish-born reformer : RIIS
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Repel, with "off" : FEND
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Feed-bag morsel : OAT
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"Address to the ___ Guid": Burns : UNCO
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Actor Erwin : STU
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"___ entered in those wise men three" : THEN
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Toper : SOT
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Goals : IDEALS
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Setting in "Brigadoon" : GLEN
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Toppers on seasonal trees : STARS
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Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
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One-thousandth: Comb. form : MILLI
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Atelier stand : EASEL
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Emulated shepherds in a crèche : KNELT
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Ancient strong box : ARCA
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Interpret : READ
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Fast-stop site : DIME
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Sudden terror : PANIC
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Alan, Cheryl or Diane : LADD
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Bistros : CAFES
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Channel north of the Isle of Wight : SOLENT
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Beggars or lawyers : PLEADERS
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Elk : WAPITI
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Repair a brick wall, in a way : REPOINT
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Conquered : WON
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Organic compounds : ESTERS
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Pale : ASHEN
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Houston baseballer : ASTRO
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Nobelist in Physics: 1930 : RAMAN
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Foolish : INANE
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Arnaz and others : DESIS
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Food fish : CODS
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Western Indian : OTOE
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Bark : RIND
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Central point : NODE
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Danish weights : ESER
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Conductance units : MHOS
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Egyptian goddess of fertility : ISIS
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Abbott's first baseman : WHO
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Col.'s command : REG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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