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DECEMBERLY

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1960

Author:
Eva Pollack Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 702 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,181
Across
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Slavic girl's name. : MITZI
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Containers. : CANS
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Mohammedan month: Var. : SAPHAR
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Conditions. : TERMS
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Sumatran kingdom. : ACHIN
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Unobstructed. : OPEN
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Laud. : PRAISE
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Gazelle. : ARIEL
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Housewife's aid. : DEEPFREEZE
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Region of Santa's mythical home. : ARCTICCIRCLE
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Knocks. : RAPS
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Pray: Lat. : ORA
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White plume. : EGRET
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Booted. : SHOD
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Mellow. : AGE
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Personification of winter. : JACKFROST
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Dauntless. : STOUT
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Fish, clams, etc. : SEAFARE
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Man's name. : RENE
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Receptions. : SOIREES
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Famous initials. : RLS
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"And they were ___ afraid." : SORE
48
Metal. : ZINC
49
Slows down, in skiing. : STEMS
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Have the ___ (bring suit against). : LAWON
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Goddess of plenty. : OPS
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Form of verb "to be." : WERT
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Storage area. : CLOSET
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"Fair Lady." : ELIZA
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Puzzle: Colloq. : GET
61
Biological unit. : GENE
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Gleam. : SPARKLE
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Prong. : TINE
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Old-time tall drinking glass. : ALEYARD
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Twangy. : NASAL
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Glove. : MITT
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Frequently mentioned. : OFTNAMED
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Wish for. : WANT
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Farm animal. : PIG
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School area. : GYM
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Resound. : REECHO
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Anderson play. : WINTERSET
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Bear witness. : DEPOSE
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Country: Lat. : RUS
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___ ice (pieces of floes). : PAN
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Cruising. : ASEA
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Not sown. : UNSEEDED
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Chops. : HEWS
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Author of "Home, Sweet Home." : PAYNE
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Recite. : DECLAIM
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___ sure. : TOBE
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Newspaper officials. : EDITORS
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Cote sounds. : MAAS
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Shoshonean. : UTE
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Harmonium. : ORGAN
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Records. : ANNALS
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Moist. : DEWY
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Musical pauses. : RESTS
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Chaplain. : PADRE
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Candy ___. : CANE
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Intrepid. : BOLD
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House addition. : ELL
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Variance. : DISCORD
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Farm tower. : SILO
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English town on the Avon. : EVESHAM
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One: Ital. : UNA
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Man on $10,000 bills. : CHASE
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Beauty parlor specialities. : COLDWAVES
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___ rule. : ASA
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African river. : NILE
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Wile. : ART
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Exams. : ORALS
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Italian city: Abbr. : VEN
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Discover. : ESPY
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Snub. : COLDSHOULDER
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"___, blithe spirit!" : HAILTOTHEE
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Home. : ABODE
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Hinder. : IMPEDE
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Paris airfield. : ORLY
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Consumers. : USERS
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Attach with thread. : SEWON
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Landlord. : LESSOR
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Alaska's governor. : EGAN
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Primary. : FIRST
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Cotton. : MADRAS
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Glacial epoch. : ICEAGE
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"The Princess and ___." : THEPEA
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Moves fast: Colloq. : ZIPS
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Verb form: Abbr. : INF
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Compel. : COERCE
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In vertical position: Naut. : APEAK
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Cape Gris-___, near Calais. : NEZ
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Scoffer. : SNEERER
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Thinly populated. : SPARSE
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Decree: Fr. : ARRET
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Agreement. : PACT
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Success. : HIT
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Oriental. : ASIATIC
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Clergyman. : RECTOR
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Asian language. : TAI
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Makes a gaffe. : ERRS
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Nouveau ___. : RICHE
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Winter ___. : MELON
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Coasters. : SLEDS
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Loud bursts of laughter. : ROARS
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Lead. : CLUE
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Used up. : GONE
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De la Roche locale. : JALNA
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Glistening. : FROSTY
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Ils ___ (they are): Fr. : SONT
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Inventor Nikola. : TESLA
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Popular food. : FROZENCUSTARD
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Mermaid. : SIREN
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Sea birds. : STORMYPETRELS
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Road. : SPEEDWAY
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___ Buddhism. : ZEN
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Buck and White Fang. : ESKIMODOGS
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Soften. : MELT
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Let it stand. : STET
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Without ___ hindrance. : LETOR
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"What ___." : ALIFE
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Boreas. : WINTERWIND
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Give the eye. : OGLE
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Midweek. : WEDNESDAY
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Army man: Abbr. : CPL
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Persona ___. : GRATA
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Bend. : SAG
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Wheat beard. : AWN
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Simian. : APE
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Located. : SITUATED
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Exclamations. : AHS
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Christmas ___. : TREES
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Letter. : GEE
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Lodging. : INN
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Indian. : SAC
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Military award: Abbr. : DSM
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Jewish month. : SEBAT
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Paradises. : EDENS
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Family members. : PAS
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French marshal. : NIEL
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Large quantity: Colloq. : HEAP
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Girl's name. : EDNA
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Couples: Abbr. : PRS
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Correct. : EMEND
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Shropshire city. : LUDLOW
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Derived from oil. : OLEIC
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Reverence. : AWE
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Heraldic bearings. : ORLES
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Challenge. : DARE
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Santa Claus suit. : COSTUME
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Banknote. : BILL
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Symbol of comfort. : OLDSHOE
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Occurrence. : EVENT
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Ruler. : SHAH
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Gas station item. : CAROIL
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Aspirer. : SOARER
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Author Waugh. : EVELYN
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Chopper. : HASHER
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Turkish coins. : ASPERS
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Poetic verb. : MAYEST
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"Last of the Mohicans." : UNCAS
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Fabled mother of twelve. : NIOBE
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Let have. : ALLOW
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Belief. : CREDO
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Spanish city. : AVILA
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Taro root. : EDDO
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Poems. : ODES
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Yet: Lat. : ETSI
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___ Kennedy. : SEN
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Recordings: Abbr. : LPS
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South American: Abbr. : ARG
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Dog's bark. : OUF

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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