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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

SEASONAL SONGS

New York Times, Sunday, December 27, 1981

Author:
Anne Fox
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 736 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,737
Across
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Kind of buckler : SWASH
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Von ___ (German count) : SPEE
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Malignity : VENOM
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Overwhelm : SWAMP
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Quatre follower : CINQ
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Summons : EVOKES
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___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : LEROI
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Obstruct : DAMUP
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Indic language : URDU
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Seventh largest state : NEVADA
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De Valera : EAMON
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"___ in the Shade," 1963 musical : IIO
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Family member : PAPA
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Bellini's sleepwalker : AMINA
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Full : PLENARY
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Goes wrong : STRAYS
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Close-fitting caps : CALOTS
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Brilliant stratagem : COUP
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Words from an English carol : THISHOLYTIDEOFCHRISTMAS
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African antelope : TOPI
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Arm of the Black Sea : AZOV
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Law of Laon : LOI
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Jerry-built : SLEAZY
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Delicate : FRAIL
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Meadow mouse : VOLE
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Illinois city : ELGIN
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___ cit. : LOC
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Rubinstein : ANTON
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Ruby or Sandra : DEE
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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A vote : AYE
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Presley hit : DONT
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Peace Nobelist: 1911 : FRIED
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Ran wild : RAMPAGED
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Petit four, e.g. : GATEAU
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Ancient Briton's foe : PICT
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Alley item : TENPIN
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U.S. folk song : GLORYBETOTHENEWBORNKING
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Manhattan ___ : ISLAND
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Envious ensign : IAGO
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Garibaldi's country : ITALIA
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Some chickens : ROASTERS
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African trade language : SANGO
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Chaff : JOSH
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Siouan : OTO
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Direction suffix : ERN
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Word with come or go : OUT
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___ one (Indian file) : ONEBY
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Shrewd : CAGEY
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Zero : NIL
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Snare : NOOSE
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Latin poet : HORACE
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Voiceless consonant : SURD
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Some roles : LEADS
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Smitten : INLOVE
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Whistler, at times : REF
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"___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
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Black : EBON
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Words from "Wassail Song" : GODSENDYOUAHAPPYNEWYEAR
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Sauce thickener : ROUX
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Crepey cloth : PLISSE
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Amos ___ Stagg : ALONZO
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Feet for Homer : DACTYLS
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Venetian red : SIENA
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Crèche figure : MARY
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Gym item : MAT
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Dome-shaped dwelling : IGLOO
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___ his own : TOEACH
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Verdon : GWEN
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Constructed : BUILT
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Terrier : CAIRN
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Fountain favorite : SUNDAE
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Eugene's daughter : OONA
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Danish coin : KRONE
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Kingdom : REALM
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Comic sketch : SKIT
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Memorable Israeli : DAYAN
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Cruel one : SADIST
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Visible spirit : WRAITH
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Honshu port : AOMORI
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Dallas inst. : SMU
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Words by A. McCreery : HAPPYHOLIDAYSTOEVERYONE
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Food fish : SCUP
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Crime at sea : PIRACY
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Lineman : END
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Make even : EQUALIZE
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Words from "Adeste Fideles" : VENITEVENITEINBETHLEHEM
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Nevertheless : EVENSO
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PBS program : NOVA
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River to the Volga : OKA
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Kind of sch. : MED
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Words by F. A. Gevaert : SLEEPSLEEPINTHYLOWLYBED
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Take away gradually : WEAN
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First word of the "Aeneid" : ARMA
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Wasteland : MOOR
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Like some woods : PINY
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Taste-producing quality : SAPOR
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Very wet : ASOP
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Manner, in Murcia : MODO
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Boxer Firpo : LUIS
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Piedmontese wine center : ASTI
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In any way : ATALL
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Smart : CHIC
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Pep up : LIVEN
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Genesis event : FLOOD
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Mint : COIN
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Wire: Abbr. : TEL
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Son of Japheth : MAGOG
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Dye type : AZINE
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Church council : SYNOD
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U.S. illustrator: 1877–1960 : FLAGG
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Princely : ROYAL
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Vinegar: Comb. form : ACETO
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Cereal grass : OAT
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Road map abbr. : RTE
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Hersey town : ADANO
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Letter : DOUBLEU
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Word with fiend or enemy : ARCH
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Derring-do : EMPRISE
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Proper : FIT
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Jewish title of respect : REB
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Singer Paul : ANKA
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Apple thrower of myth : ERIS
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Pericarp : POD
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Company, proverbially : TWO
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Mother ___ : EARTH
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Wts. : TNS
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Ex-prime minister of Hungary : NAGY
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Kind of trip : EGO
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A Massey : ILONA
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Bright; lustrous : NITID
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British prisons : GAOLS
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Back out of: Colloq. : RENIG
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"Stein Song" home : ORONO
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"There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
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Bollixed up : SNAFU
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N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
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Container : JAR
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Utah city : OGDEN
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Pointed ends : CUSPS
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Sea call : SOS
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Eland's cousin : ORYX
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Hard, green cheeses : SAPSAGOS
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Greek war goddess : ENYO
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Charles's ___ (Big Dipper) : WAIN
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Tolerate : BEAR
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Wipes off : DUSTS
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Topmost : APICAL
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Native of Sana : YEMENI
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Ill will : ENMITY
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Garden shrub : AZALEA
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Spoiled : ROTTEN
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Tec : DICK
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Inspiration for Thucydides : CLIO
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Actor Rip : TORN
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Sister of Baal : ANAT
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Possessive : OUR
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Compass pt. : ENE
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Chinese cooker : WOK
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA

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