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New York Times, Monday, December 25, 1978

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,639
Across
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Wassail quaffs : ALES
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"Bugs" or Max : BAER
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Cuban cat : GATO
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Quantity of cookies : BATCH
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Soprano Grist : RERI
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Dickens classic : ACHRISTMASCAROL
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Give confidence to : ASSURE
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" . . . One that inhabiteth ___": Isa. 57:15 : ETERNITY
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Titanic sinker : BERG
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United : ONED
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"Worm of the Nile" : ASP
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Vichy trial town : RIOM
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Sonoran's hot snack : TAMALE
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Sounds from pom-pom girls : RAHS
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Promote : ABET
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Mount Vernon or Monticello : MANOR
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Actor who played 62 Across : LIONELBARRYMORE
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Insect: Comb. form : ENTOM
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Synthetic spread : OLEO
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Guinness : ALEC
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Harriet Beecher's in-laws : STOWES
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Hindu relative of Pluto : YAMA
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A.F.B. in Colorado : ENT
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Jane Fonda's Oscar-winning role in "Klute" : BREE
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Keep ___ on : TABS
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Inundating : DELUGING
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Heraclitus was one : IONIAN
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Marley's surviving partner : EBENEZERSCROOGE
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Cattle feed : BRAN
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Give out : EMIT
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Man of "sound mind" : TUNER
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Bennett or Martin : TONY
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Polynesian's food : TARO
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Rhyme scheme : ABAA
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Resinous substances : LACS
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Suffixes for ordinal numbers : ETHS
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Stunted tree : SCRUB
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Night flier : BAT
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Zenith : ACME
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Muse with a lyre : ERATO
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Take umbrage : RESENT
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Family member : GRANDMAMA
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Turkey ___ : TROT
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Like mechanics' hands : OILY
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Personnel chief : HIRER
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"The Pickwick Papers," originally : SERIAL
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Luscious : CREAMY
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Clown in "The Merchant of Venice" : GOBBO
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Van Gogh painted here : ARLES
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Mary or Joseph : SAINT
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Souvenir of a family gathering : PHOTO
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Farinaceous : MEALY
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Lizard : ANOLE
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Ponti's spouse : LOREN
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Rear : ERECT
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Neophyte on the slopes : SNOWBUNNY
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Festive dinner, e.g. : TREAT
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Leave a labyrinth : EMERGE
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Of modern Greece : ROMAIC
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Nabs : SEIZES
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Stop a space mission : ABORT
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Herod, to the Jewish leaders : ENEMY
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Feature that gave a Schnauzer its name : SNOUT
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I.o.u. cause : DEBT
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Longest river entirely in Spain : EBRO
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Sprat's diet : LEAN
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One way to "bear it" : GRIN
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One of the Inner Hebrides : IONA
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Dyeing apparatus : AGER
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Wolfe of whodunits : NERO
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Sault ___ Marie : STE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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