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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

NOEL, NOEL!

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1977

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 624 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,361
Across
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At another time : ANON
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Eatery : DINER
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Cribbage equipment : PEGS
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Conqueror of polio : SALK
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Exact : LEVY
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Mexican pines : OCOTES
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Locale of Moab and Orem : UTAH
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Knievel : EVEL
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Words from a 17th-century carol : SWEETNIGHTINGALEAWAKE
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Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
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Leather-piercing tools : AWLS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Extol : PRAISE
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Sweet talk : BLARNEY
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Bar of metal : INGOT
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Spin : WHIRL
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Fleming : IAN
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N.H.L. player : BRUIN
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Hotfoot it : HIE
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Goofy : DAFT
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Porous rock : TUFA
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Actor Pat : OBRIEN
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"A ___ santé" : VOTRE
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Lillie : BEA
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Fast-growing plant : WEED
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Stairway to the Ganges : GHAT
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Type of apartment : DUPLEX
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Intention : AIM
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Negri of films : POLA
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Anagram of 56 Across : OPAL
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One of Begin's people : ISRAELI
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Chinese liqueur : SAMSHU
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Baseball or softball : SPHERE
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Begone! : SCAT
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Words from a Puerto Rican carol : THELORDTOEARTHHASCOME
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Michel, for one : ANGE
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Cut into : INCISE
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St. ___ (battle of W.W. I) : MIHIEL
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Largest inland body of water : CASPIAN
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___ bien : TRES
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Play of 1964 : LUV
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Dramatist who wrote "The Star Turns Red" : OCASEY
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Top's cousin : YOYO
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One of a Latin trio : AMAT
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___-majesté : LESE
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Yule mo. : DEC
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Spider monkey : SAJOU
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In metaphysics, the external world : NONEGO
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Ronsard book: 1550 : ODES
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Flower, for short : POM
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Sevillians' suppers : CENAS
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Snow runner : SKI
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Nervous : JUMPY
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Ruin's companion : WRACK
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Comic strip : PEANUTS
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Skulls : CRANIA
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Pitch : HURL
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"Bugs" or Max : BAER
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Wild sheep : SHA
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Old English carol : HOWFARITISTOBETHLEHEM
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Kitchen staple : OLEO
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Cupid, in Greece : EROS
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Arm bones : HUMERI
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Beginning : GERM
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Last : WEAR
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"The Way You ___ Tonight," 1936 song : LOOK
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Popular cloth : DENIM
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Jane or Zane : GREY
Down
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Preakness winner: 1942 : ALSAB
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Stair post : NEWEL
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Mrs. Hobby : OVETA
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U.S. humorist : NYE
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Words from an old Welsh carol : DONWENOWOURGAYAPPAREL
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With haughtiness : ICILY
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Holiday quaffs : NOGS
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Train : RETINUE
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Sound of Washington : PUGET
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Greek letter : ETA
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Sal : GAL
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Words from a traditional spiritual : SHEPHERDSCAMETOSEEHIM
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His "icebox" was a good buy : SEWARD
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On hand : AVAILABLE
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Albanian coins : LEKS
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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Words by Edward Caswall : SINGINGPEACEONEARTH
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African river or lake : TANA
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Bright light : NEON
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"Exodus" character : ARI
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Coin of Iran : RIAL
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Crocus, e.g. : IRID
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What G.B.S. had : WIT
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Turkey portion : BREAST
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Kind of dog or rod : HOT
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Touch : FEEL
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Street cry : TAXI
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French ___ : TOAST
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Heep : URIAH
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"Cherchez la ___" : FEMME
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___ canto : BEL
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Racks for coats and hats : VALETS
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Two continents as one : EURASIA
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Creator of Uncle Remus : HARRIS
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Repair hastily : PATCH
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Fakes : PHONIES
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"Gift of the Magi" author : OHENRY
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Suffix with boy or girl : ISH
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Buffets : SLAPS
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Historic French region : POITOU
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B.S.A. unit : DEN
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Messenger of the gods : HERMES
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Type of paper or silk : OILED
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Verdun's river : MEUSE
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Santa's aides : ELVES
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Ballet finale : CODA
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Served perfectly : ACED
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Lewis and Clark's guide : SACAJAWEA
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Crone : HAG
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Biblical giant : ANAK
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Kind of cloth : LOIN
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"___ to the world ... " : JOY
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___ nine (ecstatic) : ONCLOUD
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A ___ one's money : RUNFOR
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Shank : CRUS
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Marx : KARL
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Small broom : WHISK
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Father: Comb. form : PATRI
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Member of the wedding : USHER
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Voilá! : THERE
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One of the Kayes : SAMMY
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Powerfully built dog : CHOW
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Amahl, e.g. : ROLE
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"Have You Ever ___ Lonely?" : BEEN
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Refugee org. : IRO
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Ultra : TOO
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Engineering deg. : BME
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Soufflé item : EGG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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