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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,735
Across
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Food for hogs : MAST
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Mount for Gaspar : CAMEL
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Twinkler over Bethlehem : STAR
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Turn over ___ leaf : ANEW
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"___ Autumn": Keats : ODETO
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"A Christmas Carol" is one : TALE
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Famed children's magazine: 1873–1940 : STNICHOLAS
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Square column : ANTA
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Alden, John Smith et al. : SETTLERS
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Sawbuck : TENNER
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Flag : TIRE
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Spot : PLACE
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Trig ratio : COSINE
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Type of carriage : CLARENCE
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Praying female figure : ORANT
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Wends one's weary way : PLODS
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Dutch painter, pupil of Rembrandt : BOL
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"___ out the old!" : RING
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Heavy hammer : MAUL
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Canoodle : PET
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Side dishes : SLAWS
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Jeweler's lens : LOUPE
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Lets up : SLACKENS
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Beatty and his aides : CATMEN
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Small Chinese coin : CHIAO
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___ pot (deteriorate) : GOTO
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Sky ___ (chaplains) : PILOTS
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Abide : TOLERATE
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Steeplejack's item : IBAR
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Last words of Clement Moore's poem : AGOODNIGHT
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Hawkshaw's aid : CLUE
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Tie; bond : NOOSE
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Pew : SEAT
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Hardy's "Pure Woman" : TESS
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One holding the bag : TOTER
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Midnight ___ : MASS
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Prefix with chapel : ANTE
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Mailed : SENT
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Teaser's delight : TWITTING
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Stick : COHERE
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"O come let us ___ Him" : ADORE
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Brooks and Tillis : MELS
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Greek letter : ETA
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Cather novel, with "A" : LOSTLADY
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Golfer's concern : STANCE
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Berliner's Christmas tree : TANNENBAUM
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"Der ___" (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Foster : REAR
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Eastwood : CLINT
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Lugs of jugs : EARS
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What Christie wove : PLOTS
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Peace ___ : CORPS
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Mirador : ORIEL
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North Pole resident : SANTACLAUS
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Balls of yarn : CLEWS
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Creamy dessert : COUPE
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Burstyn : ELLEN
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Grand follower : PIANO
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Amiable : PLEASANT
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One for the road : MOTORIST
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Short comic piece : SKIT
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Grow toward sunset : LATEN
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Errands : CHORES
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Fall forcast : COLDER
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Yule pièce de résistance : GOOSE
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He picked on the Britons : PICT
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Suffix with access : IBLE
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Cause of being lit up like a Christmas tree : TOOT
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He wrote "Polly of Hollywood" : AGEE
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"All ___ Jazz" : THAT
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Diminutive ending : ETTE
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Baby's word, in comics : GOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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