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SEASONAL ART

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1971

Author:
Robert Vaux Roop
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Robert Vaux Roop has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,170
Across
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Kind of log : YULE
5
Newborn ___ : BABE
9
Seasonal visitor : SANTA
14
Defeat : WORST
19
River of Hungary : EGER
20
Russian city : OREL
21
Primp : PREEN
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Betel palm : ARECA
23
Massys work in Met. Museum : THEARRIVALINBETHLEHEM
27
Present time : TODAY
28
Senor's farewell : ADIOS
29
Arthurian lady : ELAINE
30
Deprive of office : DEPOSE
33
Independent : FREE
34
Winter sportsman : SLEDDER
35
Adjective suffix : IAL
36
Gun maker : ARMORER
39
Young fowl : POULT
41
Chess ending : DRAW
43
Gather : AMASS
44
"They ___ serve who . . . " : ALSO
45
LSD word : TRIP
49
Seven-year item : ITCH
50
British gun : STEN
51
Spanish aunts : TIAS
52
Israeli dance : HORA
53
Van der Weyden subject : THEANNUNCIATION
58
Exclude : DEBAR
59
Vale of ___ : TEARS
60
Tartan-wearing groups : CLANS
61
Kick downstairs : DEMOTE
62
Corn-meal patty : HOECAKE
65
Eyelashes : CILIA
66
Overdue : BELATED
67
Card game : EUCHRE
68
Doyle's middle name : CONAN
69
Urchin : GAMIN
70
Three: Fr. : TROIS
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Gerard David painting : FLIGHTINTOEGYPT
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Blueberry ___ : HILL
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Reading, for one : GAOL
78
Wee ones : TOTS
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Weird : EERY
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Offspring : SEED
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Stratagem : RUSE
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"What's in ___?" : ANAME
84
Prop for Lincoln : RAIL
85
Did modeling : POSED
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Jackets : BOLEROS
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Compass reading : SSE
90
Army mule et al. : MASCOTS
94
Name in U.S. theater : DALY
95
Disorderly one : RIOTER
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Stress : ACCENT
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Dough : MOOLA
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Partitions : SEPTS
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Hieronymus Bosch work : THEADORATIONOFTHEMAGI
108
Present or perfect : TENSE
109
Adjust : ALIGN
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Information : DATA
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___ regni : ANNO
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Chemical compound : ESTER
113
Beau ___ : GESTE
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Bovines : OXEN
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Certain word : NOUN
Down
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Besides : YET
2
Word of disgust : UGH
3
Lila or Peggy : LEE
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Muse : ERATO
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Frontier : BORDER
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Musical offering : ARIA
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Group : BEVY
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High note : ELA
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Certain weavers : SPIDERS
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Palmer : ARNIE
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Pisgah summit : NEBO
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English river : TEES
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Aardvark tidbit : ANT
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Bill holder : WALLET
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Hill nymph : OREAD
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Cached in a new place : REHID
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Postcard décor : SCENE
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Lion's mentor : TAMER
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Miss Dartle : ROSA
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Household gods : LARES
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Greetings : HELLOS
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"You ___ on purpose" : DIDIT
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Planet : EARTH
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Kind of card : PLACE
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Money in Rouen : FRANC
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Writer Glaspell : SUSAN
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Adult : MATURE
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Signs : OMENS
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Feature of old bronze : PATINA
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Mixtures : OLIOS
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"___ is this?" : WHATCHILD
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Part of the Nativity scene : THEMANGER
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Capek creation : ROBOT
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Cut : PARED
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Eden denizen : SNAKE
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Approaches : NEARS
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Hockey infraction : ICING
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Islamic god : ALLAH
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Opposite of 'tis : TAINT
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Slender: Fr. : DELIE
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Populace : DEMOS
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Hebrew letters : HETHS
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Dingy, in Scotland : OURIE
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French school : ECOLE
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Like some rattlers : COILED
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Cake-to-be : BATTER
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Shut : CLOSE
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Troll : GNOME
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"Big Halsey and Little ___" : FAUSS
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Medit. land : ITALY
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Beer ingredient : YEAST
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Lever: Var. : PRISE
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Before Polk : TYLER
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Capri feature : GROTTO
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Sea shell : ABALONE
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Hale character : NOLAN
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Cogitate : PONDER
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Annie, for one : ORPHAN
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Location : SITE
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Tooth woes : ACHES
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Inkling : SCENT
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___-fire : CEASE
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Parisian's finger : DOIGT
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Ottoman founder : OSMAN
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Bull or ram : MALE
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Patriot of 1700's : OTIS
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Tunisian port : SFAX
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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Kind of doll : RAG
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Early French king : ODO
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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African beast : GNU
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Charged atom : ION

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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