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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
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,170
Across Down
1. 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
22. 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
71. Gerard David painting : FLIGHTINTOEGYPT
76. Blueberry ___ : HILL
77. Reading, for one : GAOL
78. Wee ones : TOTS
79. Weird : EERY
80. Offspring : SEED
81. Stratagem : RUSE
82. "What's in ___?" : ANAME
84. Prop for Lincoln : RAIL
85. Did modeling : POSED
86. Jackets : BOLEROS
89. Compass reading : SSE
90. Army mule et al. : MASCOTS
94. Name in U.S. theater : DALY
95. Disorderly one : RIOTER
97. Stress : ACCENT
98. Dough : MOOLA
100. Partitions : SEPTS
102. Hieronymus Bosch work : THEADORATIONOFTHEMAGI
108. Present or perfect : TENSE
109. Adjust : ALIGN
110. Information : DATA
111. ___ regni : ANNO
112. Chemical compound : ESTER
113. Beau ___ : GESTE
114. Bovines : OXEN
115. Certain word : NOUN
1. Besides : YET
2. Word of disgust : UGH
3. Lila or Peggy : LEE
4. Muse : ERATO
5. Frontier : BORDER
6. Musical offering : ARIA
7. Group : BEVY
8. High note : ELA
9. Certain weavers : SPIDERS
10. Palmer : ARNIE
11. Pisgah summit : NEBO
12. English river : TEES
13. Aardvark tidbit : ANT
14. Bill holder : WALLET
15. Hill nymph : OREAD
16. Cached in a new place : REHID
17. Postcard décor : SCENE
18. Lion's mentor : TAMER
24. Miss Dartle : ROSA
25. Household gods : LARES
26. Greetings : HELLOS
30. "You ___ on purpose" : DIDIT
31. Planet : EARTH
32. Kind of card : PLACE
33. Money in Rouen : FRANC
34. Writer Glaspell : SUSAN
37. Adult : MATURE
38. Signs : OMENS
39. Feature of old bronze : PATINA
40. Mixtures : OLIOS
42. "___ is this?" : WHATCHILD
45. Part of the Nativity scene : THEMANGER
46. Capek creation : ROBOT
47. Wrathful : IRATE
48. Cut : PARED
50. Eden denizen : SNAKE
54. Approaches : NEARS
55. Hockey infraction : ICING
56. Islamic god : ALLAH
57. Opposite of 'tis : TAINT
58. Slender: Fr. : DELIE
61. Populace : DEMOS
62. Hebrew letters : HETHS
63. Dingy, in Scotland : OURIE
64. French school : ECOLE
65. Like some rattlers : COILED
66. Cake-to-be : BATTER
68. Shut : CLOSE
69. Troll : GNOME
71. "Big Halsey and Little ___" : FAUSS
72. Medit. land : ITALY
73. Beer ingredient : YEAST
74. Lever: Var. : PRISE
75. Before Polk : TYLER
77. Capri feature : GROTTO
82. Sea shell : ABALONE
83. Hale character : NOLAN
85. Cogitate : PONDER
87. Annie, for one : ORPHAN
88. Location : SITE
90. Dull finish : MATTE
91. Tooth woes : ACHES
92. Inkling : SCENT
93. ___-fire : CEASE
94. Parisian's finger : DOIGT
96. Ottoman founder : OSMAN
98. Bull or ram : MALE
99. Patriot of 1700's : OTIS
100. Tunisian port : SFAX
101. Feminine suffix : ETTE
103. Kind of doll : RAG
104. Early French king : ODO
105. Upward: Prefix : ANO
106. African beast : GNU
107. 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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