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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1976

56-Across : Gabriel, for one

Author:
Jordyn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jordyn has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,996
Across
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Remove richness, as from milk : DEFAT
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Likely : APT
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Early pulpit : AMBO
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Merely : ONLY
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Seasonal song : NOEL
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Unusual : NOVEL
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Object of worship : ADOREDONE
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German river : EGER
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Like Mr. Claus's suit : ASHY
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After, in France : APRES
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Ecclesiastical cap: Var. : BERRETTA
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Nova Scotia's Grand ___ : PRE
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Still : YET
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Church dignitaries : PRELATES
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Cease-fire : TRUCE
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Goddess of hope : SPES
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Part of a bird's bill : CERE
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Impetuous : RASH
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Final authority : SAYSO
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Whence the Magi came : EAST
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Family member : AUNT
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Blood carrier : AORTA
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Refresh the lawn : SPRINKLE
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Marine bird : ERN
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Understand : SEE
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Flowery garden plant : WISTERIA
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Seasonal visitor : SANTA
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Auld lang ___ : SYNE
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Subtle quality : AURA
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Gabriel, for one : TRUMPETER
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Fervor : ARDOR
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Official proceedings : ACTA
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Wings : ALAE
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Office helper : STENO
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Black or striped : BASS
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Rocky pinnacle : TOR
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Mind: Prefix : PHREN
Down
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Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Scarlet or spring : FEVER
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Start of a message : AMERRYCHRISTMAS
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Sesame : TIL
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More of message : ANDHAPPYNEWYEAR
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Maneuver : PLOY
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Norse god : TYR
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Rest of message : ANDPEACEONEARTH
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Wasteland : MOOR
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Cheers : OLES
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Kiln : OAST
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Nobleman : EARL
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Shoe width : EEE
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Pablo's money : PESO
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"God ___ ye merry ... " : REST
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Binge : TEAR
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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Stiff hair : SETA
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Founder of Ilium : TROS
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Slope : RAMP
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Consumer : USER
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Nobelist Bellow : SAUL
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Japanese drink : SAKE
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Skill : ART
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Tide : NEAP
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Compass reading : ESE
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Concerning : INRE
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Less refined : RUDER
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Perfume chemical : IRONE
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Slugger Hank : AARON
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Brief attempt : STAB
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Old money chest : ARCA
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Loco : NUTS
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French town : STLO
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Corrode : EAT
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Viper : ASP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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