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Will Weng
Will Weng

YULETIDE FANTASIA

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1966

Author:
Will Weng
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Will Weng has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,343
Across
1. Nicholas and Fe. : SANTAS
7. Palms off. : FOISTS
13. Report card trio. : BBB
16. Kind of log. : YULE
20. ___ thing or two (is smart). : KNOWSA
21. Shoe part. : INSTEP
22. French composer. : LALO
24. Where Greek met Greek. : ELIS
25. Santa's helpers, in grammar joke. : SUBORDINATECLAUSES
28. Chassé. : STEP
29. Back-and-forth action. : SEESAW
30. Mother's Christmas dream. : WHITESALES
32. Word for neglected cattle. : UNFED
35. Old card game. : SLAM
37. Try: Colloq. : STAB
38. Amusing. : COMICAL
42. ___ for words. : TOOSAD
44. Catch-all abbreviation. : ETAL
46. Chest: Prefix. : STETH
48. Inclined to. : PRONE
49. Sharp tool. : AWL
50. Girl of song. : SUE
52. 1065 years ago. : CMI
53. Good earth. : LOESS
55. Court. : WOO
56. Contemporary of Vermeer. : HALS
58. Santa's follow-up helper. : EXCHANGECLERK
63. Slower: Mus. abbr. : RALL
64. Expenditure. : OUTLAY
66. Scored, in a game. : GOALED
67. Peninsula of Italy. : ISTRIA
69. Conduit. : SEWER
71. Breakfast time: Abbr. : MRNG
74. Rainbow goddess. : IRIS
75. Lacking guidance. : UNLED
76. Former famed soprano. : PATTI
77. Musical talent. : EAR
78. Direction. : NNE
79. Opera role. : ELSA
80. Elec. unit. : AMP
83. Tree. : ASH
84. Carols. : CHANNINGANDXMAS
89. ___-pros. : NOL
90. Born. : NEE
91. Seep out. : OOZE
92. Mauna ____. : LOA
93. Letter. : TEE
94. Was required. : HADTO
96. Short for a metal print. : LITHO
98. Glided. : FLEW
99. "And ___ bed." : SOTO
101. Have a good time. : ENJOY
102. Melodious, in singing. : ARIOSO
104. Mexican President, 1946–52. : ALEMAN
106. Very: Colloq. : EVERSO
108. Campus figure. : COED
109. Eggnog or punch. : HOLIDAYSPIRIT
113. Islet: Var. : EYOT
116. Complete. : END
117. Body of 435. : HOUSE
118. Style: Fr. : TON
119. Family member. : DAD
121. Also, old style. : EKE
122. "___ the West Wind." : ODETO
124. Large, convex molding. : TORUS
127. "How ___ the little busy bee . . . " : DOTH
129. Have money ___. : TOBURN
131. In ___ time (trouble ahead). : FORABAD
133. Spanish miss. : SRTA
135. Dance of sorts. : FRUG
137. Johnson or Garner. : TEXAN
138. Ogden Nash word for an unsold Xmas book. : REMAINDEER
141. Lacking in power. : UNABLE
143. Two-masted ship. : BRIG
146. Cards. : STLOUISANDGREETING
151. Political contest. : RACE
152. Prefix for phone or graph. : TELE
153. More snoopy. : NOSIER
154. Dormant. : ASLEEP
155. Skip. : OMIT
156. Of the: Sp. : DEL
157. Starlike. : SPHERY
158. Be ___ (be in habit of). : USEDTO
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1. Bags: Abbr. : SKS
2. Sky god of Babylon. : ANU
3. Swell: Slang. : NOB
4. Between oneses and threeses : TWOSES
5. ___ Rudolph's nose. : ASREDAS
6. Recent B'way role. : SADE
7. Windup. : FINALE
8. Where to find two hands. : ONAWATCH
9. Noun suffix. : IST
10. Pother. : STEW
11. Cal, et al. : TECHS
12. Half pints. : SPLITS
13. Sad Southern girls, perhaps. : BLUEBELLES
14. Quartet man. : BASS
15. Type of stadium seat. : BLEACHER
16. Polite answer,. : YESSIR
17. Relative of inst. : ULT
18. White item. : LIE
19. Psychic term. : ESP
23. Christiania. : OSLO
26. A printing: Abbr. : ISS
27. Rat-___. : ATAT
31. Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
32. Romney's university. : UTAH
33. "And ___ word from our sponsor." : NOWA
34. Advice for German singers. : FOLLOWTHELIEDER
36. Chief cook, etc. : MAMA
39. Noels. : COWARDANDJOYEUX
40. Lizard. : ANOLI
41. Girl's name. : LEOLA
43. Formal fight. : DUEL
45. Small: Suffix. : LING
47. Pigeon-___. : TOED
51. School event. : EXAM
54. ___ cat: Gym term. : SKINSA
57. Tallow. : SUET
59. Ancient city of N. Africa. : CYRENE
60. Kind of gift. : GOINGAWAY
61. ___ living. : EARNA
62. Customers. : CLIENTS
63. Way: Abbr. : RTE
65. Fabrics. : TRICOTS
68. Swashbuckler. : SLASHER
69. Bridge. : SPAN
70. Comfort. : EASE
72. Girl's name. : NAN
73. Cooked. : GRILLED
75. Danube city. : ULM
79. N.H. town. : EXETER
81. Fictional sleuth. : MOTO
82. Gamesmanship word. : PLOY
85. Jolly sequence. : HOHOHO
86. Nitrogen: Prefix. : AZO
87. Mind, from the Greek. : NOEMA
88. Part of D. V. : DEO
95. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
97. Chemical prefix. : IOD
98. Pilot's greeting? : FLIERSNOEL
100. Poet of old. : OVID
102. ___ spades. : ACEOF
103. Sonata part. : RONDO
104. In addition. : ALSO
105. How sets of bowls are packed: Abbr. : NSTD
107. Coup d'___. : ETAT
110. Passé. : OUTDATED
111. Nonsense! : POOF
112. Interloper. : INTRUDER
114. Vegetable. : OKRA
115. South of Ken : TENN
117. ____ Sound, Florida resort. : HOBE
120. Sans dowery. : DOTLESS
123. Clay pigeon. : TARGET
125. Hindu language. : URDU
126. Beer mugs. : STEINS
128. Part of Cassius's look. : HUNGRY
130. Type of brow. : BEETLE
132. Neth. city. : AMST
134. Fable man. : AESOP
136. Fish. : GAR
139. That, in Latin. : ILLE
140. Imprudent. : RASH
142. Escort. : BEAU
143. Relative of sis. : BRO
144. Aries. : RAM
145. Here, in école. : ICI
147. Never: Ger. : NIE
148. Verb ending. : IED
149. Type of income. : NET
150. Mail center. : GPO

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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