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Will Weng
Will Weng

YULETIDE FANTASIA

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1966

52-Across : 1065 years ago.

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
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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
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Peninsula of Italy. : ISTRIA
69
Conduit. : SEWER
71
Breakfast time: Abbr. : MRNG
74
Rainbow goddess. : IRIS
75
Lacking guidance. : UNLED
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Former famed soprano. : PATTI
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Musical talent. : EAR
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Direction. : NNE
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Opera role. : ELSA
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Elec. unit. : AMP
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Tree. : ASH
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Carols. : CHANNINGANDXMAS
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___-pros. : NOL
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Born. : NEE
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Seep out. : OOZE
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Mauna ___. : LOA
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Letter. : TEE
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Was required. : HADTO
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Short for a metal print. : LITHO
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Glided. : FLEW
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"And ___ bed." : SOTO
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Have a good time. : ENJOY
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Melodious, in singing. : ARIOSO
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Mexican President, 1946-52. : ALEMAN
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Very: Colloq. : EVERSO
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Campus figure. : COED
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Eggnog or punch. : HOLIDAYSPIRIT
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Islet: Var. : EYOT
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Complete. : END
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Body of 435. : HOUSE
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Style: Fr. : TON
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Family member. : DAD
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Also, old style. : EKE
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"___ the West Wind." : ODETO
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Large, convex molding. : TORUS
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"How ___ the little busy bee ... " : DOTH
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Have money ___. : TOBURN
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In ___ time (trouble ahead). : FORABAD
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Spanish miss. : SRTA
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Dance of sorts. : FRUG
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Johnson or Garner. : TEXAN
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Ogden Nash word for an unsold Xmas book. : REMAINDEER
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Lacking in power. : UNABLE
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Two-masted ship. : BRIG
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Political contest. : RACE
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Prefix for phone or graph. : TELE
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More snoopy. : NOSIER
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Dormant. : ASLEEP
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Skip. : OMIT
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Of the: Sp. : DEL
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Starlike. : SPHERY
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Be ___ (be in habit of). : USEDTO
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Bags: Abbr. : SKS
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Sky god of Babylon. : ANU
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Swell: Slang. : NOB
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Between oneses and threeses : TWOSES
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___ Rudolph's nose. : ASREDAS
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Recent B'way role. : SADE
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Windup. : FINALE
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Where to find two hands. : ONAWATCH
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Pother. : STEW
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Cal, et al. : TECHS
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Half pints. : SPLITS
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Sad Southern girls, perhaps. : BLUEBELLES
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Quartet man. : BASS
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Type of stadium seat. : BLEACHER
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Polite answer,. : YESSIR
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Relative of inst. : ULT
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White item. : LIE
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Psychic term. : ESP
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Christiania. : OSLO
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A printing: Abbr. : ISS
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Rat-___. : ATAT
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Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
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Romney's university. : UTAH
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"And ___ word from our sponsor." : NOWA
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Advice for German singers. : FOLLOWTHELIEDER
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Chief cook, etc. : MAMA
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Lizard. : ANOLI
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Girl's name. : LEOLA
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Formal fight. : DUEL
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Small: Suffix. : LING
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Pigeon-___. : TOED
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School event. : EXAM
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___ cat: Gym term. : SKINSA
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Tallow. : SUET
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Ancient city of N. Africa. : CYRENE
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Kind of gift. : GOINGAWAY
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___ living. : EARNA
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Customers. : CLIENTS
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Way: Abbr. : RTE
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Fabrics. : TRICOTS
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Swashbuckler. : SLASHER
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Bridge. : SPAN
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Comfort. : EASE
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Girl's name. : NAN
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Cooked. : GRILLED
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Danube city. : ULM
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N.H. town. : EXETER
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Fictional sleuth. : MOTO
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Gamesmanship word. : PLOY
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Jolly sequence. : HOHOHO
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Nitrogen: Prefix. : AZO
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Mind, from the Greek. : NOEMA
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Part of D. V. : DEO
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Chemical prefix. : IOD
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Pilot's greeting? : FLIERSNOEL
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Poet of old. : OVID
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___ spades. : ACEOF
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Sonata part. : RONDO
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In addition. : ALSO
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How sets of bowls are packed: Abbr. : NSTD
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Coup d'___. : ETAT
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Passé. : OUTDATED
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Nonsense! : POOF
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Interloper. : INTRUDER
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Vegetable. : OKRA
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South of Ken : TENN
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___ Sound, Florida resort. : HOBE
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Sans dowery. : DOTLESS
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Clay pigeon. : TARGET
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Hindu language. : URDU
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Beer mugs. : STEINS
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Part of Cassius's look. : HUNGRY
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Type of brow. : BEETLE
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Neth. city. : AMST
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Fable man. : AESOP
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Fish. : GAR
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That, in Latin. : ILLE
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Imprudent. : RASH
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Escort. : BEAU
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Relative of sis. : BRO
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Aries. : RAM
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Here, in école. : ICI
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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Verb ending. : IED
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Type of income. : NET
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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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