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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

YULETIDE EXCERPTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1983

80-Down : Breather of a sort

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 690 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,465
Across
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Kiddie's foot : TOOTSY
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Oodles : SCADS
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Cases for small articles : ETUIS
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Sagan or Sandburg : CARL
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Hangnest : ORIOLE
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Commandment verb : COVET
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Traffic sign : ARROW
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Margarine : OLEO
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"___ Talk," Doris Day film : PILLOW
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Board for a medium : OUIJA
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Roi's mate : REINE
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Marquand's sleuth : MOTO
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Words by Edward Caswall : HAILTHOUEVERBLESSEDMORN
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Mass. cape : ANN
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Kind of glass : HOUR
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"Betty ___," 1930 song : COED
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Three-legged stand : TEAPOY
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Labels : TAGS
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Check : STEM
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Grand ___ (Rocky Mt. peak) : TETON
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Grovel : FAWN
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Granted : AWARDED
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Ninth Islamic month : RAMADAN
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Attracted : DREW
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Like a bull : TAURINE
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Colorless : DRAB
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Composer of "The Seasons" : HAYDN
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Former U.S. agcy. : OPA
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Possessing : OWNING
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Dodge : ELUDE
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"___ armes, citoyens!" : AUX
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Of milk : LACTIC
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U.S.A. member : WAC
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Chaplin prop : CANE
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Fiddle with a guitar : STRUM
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"___ Road," Caldwell novel : TOBACCO
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Atlas abbr. : ISL
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Alecto, for one : ERINYS
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Punch : HIT
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Enjoy : SAVOR
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Words from a Czechoslovak carol : THENLETUSALLMOSTMERRYBE
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Old calculators : ABACI
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Shubert or Strasberg : LEE
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Kind of pace : SNAILS
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MOMA offering : ART
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"He that ___ his rod ... ": Proverbs : SPARETH
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Zero : AUGHT
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Sole : ONLY
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Cheer : RAH
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Ancient scrolls : PAPYRI
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Explosive : TNT
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Pitchers : EWERS
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Basswood : LINDEN
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Actress MacGraw : ALI
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Gemstone : TOPAZ
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Monastic : MONK
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Painter of "Guernica" : PICASSO
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Fling : TOSS
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Some colonists : NUDISTS
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Calms : SEDATES
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Gone : PAST
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City on the Missouri : OMAHA
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Fast time : LENT
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Dostoyevsky's "___ Youth" : ARAW
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Ancient Italians : OSCANS
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Have ___ for (wish evil to) : ITIN
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A Dumas : FILS
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Topsy's playmate : EVA
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Words from a Sussex carol : GLORYTOGODANDPEACETOMEN
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Connect : LINK
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Manlike ape, for short : ORANG
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Early father of twins : ISAAC
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Wife abandoned by Paris : OENONE
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All the same: Fr. : EGAL
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Remove a ship's upper deck : RAZEE
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Scandinavians : NORSE
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Adjective for intransitive verbs : NEUTER
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Over : DONE
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Long for : YEARN
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Punkies : GNATS
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Some Fords : EDSELS
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Formal wear : TOPHAT
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Epithet for Elizabeth I : ORIANA
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Lubrication : OILING
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Kind of booth or bridge : TOLL
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Slow animal : SLOTH
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"___ now proclaim Messiah's birth" : YEWHOSANGCREATIONSSTORY
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Scrubbed : SCOURED
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Autosuggestion pioneer: 1857-1926 : COUE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Dishearten : DEJECT
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Words from a Polish carol : STAROERBETHLEHEMSHINING
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Eden's domain : EARLDOM
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Bumbo or cacao : TREE
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Charged particles : IONS
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Words from "Song of the Crib" : SWEETANDLOVELYLITTLEONE
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Order : COMMAND
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Throw for ___ (flabbergast) : ALOOP
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Type of rocket : RETRO
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Bats : LOONY
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Eccentric : OUTRE
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Greek letter : BETA
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Mountain ___ (moonshine) : DEW
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Draped garment : SARI
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Potpourris : MEDLEYS
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Book of the Bible : NAHUM
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Fairy : FAY
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Prevail : WIN
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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French spa : DAX
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Campus org. : ROTC
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Heroic : EPIC
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Site of Baylor U. : WACO
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Namely : TOWIT
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Overflowing : AWASH
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Family member : UNCLE
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Certain personals : ADS
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Gomer Pyle's real name : NABORS
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This is not joie de vivre : ENNUI
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Kissel and Marmon : AUTOS
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Singer Vikki : CARR
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Gee follower : AITCH
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Edge : RIM
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Dravidian language : TAMIL
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Colo. peak : ELBERT
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French greeting : SALUT
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Nixon's first Sec. of Commerce : STANS
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Not one, country style : NARY
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Triangle side : LEG
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Breather of a sort : SNORKEL
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Compounds : YARDS
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Highlanders' hillsides : BRAES
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Race: Comb. form : ETHNO
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Lovers' quarrel : SPAT
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___ Alto : PALO
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Bee genus : APIS
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Beachhead of W.W. II : ANZIO
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Word with step or time : TWO
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Young one : TAD
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Naval off. : ENS
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Rosalynn Sumners's milieu : ICE
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Space org. : NASA
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Half a motorboat sound : PUT
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Kind of button : PANIC
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Scintillate : SPARKLE
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Little bit : SMIDGEN
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Bye-bye : TATA
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Mars : DEFACES
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Some : ANY
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"Dombey ___" : ANDSON
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Far off : REMOTE
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Family name in Scott's "The Monastery" : AVENEL
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Baseball's Big and Little Poison : WANERS
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Flirted, in a way : OGLED
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Irish county : SLIGO
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Middle name of author Doyle : CONAN
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Charger : STEED
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Anglo-Saxon coins : ORAE
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Where Samson died : GAZA
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Standout : ONER
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State of Brazil : PARA
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Cardinal point : EAST
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Obligation : ONUS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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