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Puzzles for December, 1968
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Sun 12/1/1968WORDS TO THE WISE
STOWAGEWAIFFLAW
COURIERDORSALLILAC
INTELLIGENTSIAOPENLY
STOSSVICSURPLUSTIE
SIFTBARREELDERMAMA
ONTPONDERSYONCIDER
REHAIRSPAINGIPON
INLETISLETSOMUCH
BSTUDENTVEALMETEOR
LOWMOTEREDREWTENTO
SOOTMORTARBOARDSTAB
THROWNOWISESEISRIB
SOLDONLISTHEARHEAR
ODDMANTEASEKNOLL
LABORSTARTDASHES
BADENREMEYEBALLESP
ODEROSCARSTADSHASA
RIPCLEANUPIRAMITER
NOTBADPUBLICSPEAKING
SHONESALADSTERENCE
SWANLENASLEDGES
Mon 12/2/1968
JAZZSHELLBLOW
OLEOPUREELOVE
LAUGHINGATACES
TISACTSASSORT
TRESPLOT
SQUADSGOOFSOFF
PUPPYGLINTMIA
RISEDRONEMILL
ITECROATBETEL
GETSLOSTFEASTS
CUPSFRAT
SCARESPAIDPIE
ORCAOVERLYWARM
DUMPFINALOPAL
AXESFENDSOAKY
Tue 12/3/1968
IPSODEANCASAS
TOPIELMOARICA
EDELWAINWRIGHT
RONTGENPATENTS
CARYCARET
LENAFARSTARK
BERKSHIRESELIA
ANIPONTIACLOT
SIAMTAILORMADE
ENNISLESAONE
SEVERASTA
BEATRIXAPHIDES
IMPRIMATURVAAL
NISANMODEELSA
STELESEESSEEM
Wed 12/4/1968
CAPEATTUFIRM
OVENLEANCOMEA
MONTBLANCARMED
PITHOMGANYMEDE
DARNELSAMAR
ANNOYVALSES
SCALYPAEANISE
HAULPENALSOME
OFTCASKSLINER
DEODARSETON
CENSELIMITS
PALATIALSASHES
ORAREGALANTINE
LIVIDLOINENNA
KLEEESSEREAL
Thu 12/5/1968
SAICHEMPSGUST
ARCHISAACUNTO
PREEMPTIVEERAT
ASLEEPMINARETS
SNOBDELIA
WISEACREALLON
IDOTRANQUILIZE
NIBSACTUPAZOV
ZOROASTRIANENE
EMILEENGENDER
QUOTATARE
TAUTNESSIVANII
ONEISPOONERISM
GATOTIROSTRAP
ASSNSCENTOARS
Fri 12/6/1968
HAILJANESCARA
ARNOEBONYOMAN
MAJORSUITSMART
SMUUSSRTEEHEE
SPREEBELT
OSTIAJAMBOREE
SHILLSUSIEERE
MACEPUNICECOL
AREDIRKSPRUDE
NESTEGGSASPER
RASEDANTE
REDINKSISIRES
ALIFICONOCLAST
BILLNOMANOTTO
ISLESNAREBEEP
Sat 12/7/1968
GAMBABETSCAT
ALIEMEDEAHOME
ROLLALGERONYX
BELLESLETTRES
OSIRISHIEEIS
INEPTSTANCE
MAGNESIATENSED
ALOGELFTUNA
SENECACLOSESIN
ENDRUNSAHIB
REORGSWRECKS
LABELLEHELENE
PAIXRIATALAIT
ABELSPLATURTH
YARESALAMASS
Sun 12/8/1968PAR FOR THE COURSE
MISTSBEAMCINEOBEAH
ANNUALMALTAAVECCASTE
DOUBLEEAGLESNOTUPTOPAR
ENGSVANESSEARSLOB
EGILKELLYJAPANS
NOWARESSNUBSDANUBIAN
INANGERCHOSEHOCKSNNE
GETOUTPRICECONKSVETO
EMCEEPRANKPLUTOSITON
RAHSSUEZOTOESFITNESS
INTBETSYNITRECLOSE
ASHARTSTWEAKFLEWNTH
ESSAYSHOUTPRUDETRA
NIBLICKTROPOROBEPHEW
ASIANNAIADCHINSHAHAS
TARPSINEWSHUNTDENOTE
AIDLAVESSTINTRUSTLER
LAIDOVERSOAPSBIDSEDS
HEAVESSHUNSBANG
NERSWARDGORSEFLOE
NEATASAPINSTROKEOFLUCK
ORLONPUNKIRONSNIENTE
TRENDTRESNEWSTATAS
Mon 12/9/1968
ALBSDANETWIN
DORAEBONARADA
AGALPICCADILLY
MODULATEDRAKES
TIREFOIL
GOCARTTABASCO
ARARABADENAHA
ZANYJANESSRAS
ANDFANGSMOORS
TOBACCOMILLER
INKSDEMI
SHASTAMEDITATE
PICCALILLIARAL
OLEANNITARINK
TORYDIALYAKS
Tue 12/10/1968
BLABBAJAVAMP
AURAPOPUPABIE
FLAMBOYANTSORT
FUMBLEREISSUES
IAMBSTOA
SOANDSOUPLAND
CANOEWARDSBOA
EKESSEGUEGOWN
NEASCRAGCYMES
ENRICHBRAMBLE
NAMEYORK
QUADRANTATHAND
URGELAWBREAKER
ISEETROISNIXY
PARDZESTANTS
Wed 12/11/1968
SOLOSTRAPDAB
QUIRKYOREDOME
UNTIEPONEEMMA
ACHRHETORICIAN
BEETREEETON
AYRDESCRIBE
DECKSQUASHCUL
ALOESUSSYEATS
MIRWRITERANTE
PARQUETSAID
AUNTLISSOME
DELEGATIONSRON
RILLRENDUNAPT
ORELDATEEELER
PEDSROSSWEDE
Thu 12/12/1968
CHANCASHTHORN
LESTOCTOROSIE
INTHEMOODESSEX
FRANEROPATENT
FIRSTINPEACE
TENSBULLDOG
BLEARSBOLEEAU
LADYEVENTTASS
ORAACIDHEARTH
CAMELOTTELL
NINETYSECOND
REREADEPICWOO
AVERSINEXTENSO
MIDGESCOTMUIR
PLOYSSHSHSPRS
Fri 12/13/1968
HALECOLDHITCH
OXENEROOOMAHA
RIFTLASTSUPPER
NOTICETEASEWE
MOROSELIEF
NEUTRALCOLORS
EBBRAILFERIA
ROASTSAGDEIGN
ASSAMMAMAESE
THEBARDOFAVON
ERIEFLINTS
AHSTONSIDEATE
FACTITIOUSALAS
ALOHAALSOCINQ
ROWELLOONTADS
Sat 12/14/1968
HAHAALONEBITT
OBOLSINONUTAH
DEPARTMENTSTORE
SESSIONSCANON
MRSIVAN
GNOMESSCAREDUP
AAREGHANAUKE
SHORTENINGBREAD
PUNAVANTITSA
SMOTHERSTINSEL
AIRSPOM
GAMUTSERAPHIM
EVENINGPRIMROSE
TOATANISEARIA
AWNSTUNESMAST
Sun 12/15/1968CENTER OF ATTRACTION
TWENTYBIAFRATIARAS
HONOREEACTIONASSISI
ONTRIALPIECESOFEIGHT
MOISHORTCUTWIFEGOO
AURAQUILPRELYPERU
STEPGUISEVERYBERET
PARENTREFSTON
PARAGONSLINOTRUDGER
EVERESTFIGUREOUTAPA
RAVENSTIGHTMADEPRIN
CRENAMIGHTIESTBRACK
HINTNIGHTMAREBROGUE
ECUTELETHONSPOOLERS
SEETHEDTESSMARMOSET
WEDKAATHELION
ATSEAWILDGERMSGRAN
TREEPICKARACASEMI
TICTUSKAPERITIFSEC
AFTERTHOUGHTSEDIFICE
CLOSETFARINADELIGHT
HERESYFRIDAYSIDNEY

Original clue for 89-Across had "narwahl"; corrected it to "narwhal."

Mon 12/16/1968
CALFCUBCLASP
OPALMOROLITHE
MORAVIANSAMMON
ODDMENTHARPOON
INDIALIES
BLUNTSSTOODPAT
LONGCAIRNHAS
ORDOBORESSERA
ONECLOUDIRON
MARSHALLGALENA
LEISENNUI
SPIRAEAOATCAKE
LINENFESTOONED
ANENTIRISNINE
MASAITARELON
Tue 12/17/1968
SAMEFACACTS
TRIBEPOLOMOOT
INCURLOLLINTO
REALIZATIONSAC
LEETENEILK
MATISSEDYNES
ACRETAOANTRE
REINYUCCADEUX
TRUCETAPANNO
MERCYPRINTED
POPIRATONG
ACHCOMMONSENSE
LEAROMARURALS
MANXKEYSMEDIT
ANTSSRODATA
Wed 12/18/1968
CAREWFAITCOPS
OPERAISNOHOOK
PANSYJACKBENNY
ERDABIBAYEAYE
ETREASYET
MEZZANINEAQUA
INVJUNKETHUNT
LEOAMSIRAIZE
LAUDBOONESDIT
ESSELAGNIAPPE
CREEKTERR
ONBAILTEETORT
HARPOMARXPIQUE
OHIOEPEEGSUIT
SANDROESATONE
Thu 12/19/1968
LIMABALICOPAL
ASISAMPSHAIFA
MESSLASTBUTNOT
BEQUESTLAKORE
URSABECKONER
FLOESBASKET
LOTSVANERSATZ
ILELENDERSRUE
CASHINBISOILS
UNISONINSET
WHITESOXMOAT
EENTONCONSORT
ALTERNATESSTAR
VERSETUNEILIA
ENATEANTSSENS
Fri 12/20/1968
RINGURFATIGER
ODERLEISATALE
LEVIATHANMARIA
LEAPSECOLEDOC
ESPARTOBATH
ABAEIREGSA
SAGENESSESSAY
PHILTREMARTINI
STORESIDESLIP
IDAELANOMS
WACOPARKMAN
ALLMILITTYPEE
STOLAAERIALIST
TOWITMMESONTO
ENNISBAERNEON
Sat 12/21/1968
BEARDSAMSAGO
ENVOISCRAPDOR
ADAMSHUARACHES
MUSICHALLSAERO
SPTJUMPSHOTS
NONUSECHINA
BISECTSALCOVES
ASHAKEEIDERS
TARRERSWADESIN
ENEMYERASES
DISPROVENSHE
ODDSLIMESTONES
MOISTENERALIST
INNSAGOSLAPSE
TAGETASSNEER
Sun 12/22/1968WORDS AND MUSIC
SCATBALIJOINTOFLAP
MUSHAMESUNMESHLEWIS
ANSEREEFDEPAUWABACUS
SEAHAREAMADAHANUKKAH
HOMEFORTHEHOLIDAYSEAVE
RAWHADLATITEUSTED
SAMARMENIALINFARA
OEILBAHCRABSUPSILONS
WINDLIEUTRISNIPURAN
SONATAARGEANMISSTATE
NEZRUENERITAPETAL
THEGREATGLADTIDINGSTELL
ABLERMOUSSELGSASH
MAILSOFAWIGLETITEASY
PROWANCYAGRNOELHILO
ASTHOUGHINHOCRAYANAK
IRKINDTWOBITSPUME
BETSYPLAYBYMADBOP
ARAPGODBLESSUSEVERYONE
JEREMIAHWELSHGRAMMAR
ACARIDOCTAVEFEETONAN
TRENDOUTREEUTAHRICE
EDGYDECENTLARANAPS
Mon 12/23/1968
BANCCHIDELIZA
OMOOAEDESIDEM
ABELPEARTTOBE
TOSLEEPBENELUX
ASHYEAR
FLAGPOLEMIAOWS
AONEROXYALLOT
ROZONGUARDIVA
GNARLEDNAOVER
OSCANSEGGPLANT
MENUNOD
CARRYONWAXWING
OHIORIDERILIA
PONDTONIOFELT
TYGSSNARKEXES
Tue 12/24/1968
SCRAPSCABER
CREDITSOLACED
RAVAGEPULLOVER
IVESENORELOPE
MARMROUSEELLS
STEALSTELAVAT
RACEESSENE
STRIPEDIMPEDED
CRANESNEED
RETLASSORAVEL
ENIDRHONENORA
ADOREANENTTAM
MENACINGVALISE
DEMANDSELEVEN
DADDYRETEST
Wed 12/25/1968
RAPTTWOSACHS
USIAEARSPROUT
THEBRAVETHERMO
HERAGEOFREASON
GATORAIRORE
TALLOWAIDES
REASONABLETHAW
ORSONMELCRORE
WISPABLESEAMAN
SALLETRIEST
ASISEEPAINT
MANCHURIANSRLS
UNFELTALLELUIA
STOLESMMEATRY
EARLYBAYCHAS
Thu 12/26/1968
SAILDAWUNTO
CHINOVEDANOON
HARDBOILEDCLAM
ARCSUNUPSLIDE
TEUTREDTAPE
SOOGESSOLAB
MAHATMASFRAISE
TWISTERSATDOWN
GROTONSCREENED
SYNMIRTHDLS
CANAPESASTR
ATURNRERANHAE
GURUFITZGERALD
ELBEATEOBERKS
RESTTYROBEY
Fri 12/27/1968
SOULATTARASTO
IRMACOUPESQYD
RABBITEARSKURD
SNOOTSNOTIFIES
ROUTNOWOR
COMEUPONCARROT
APORTWORKSERI
PIUSCERESFLIP
ENSJOLTSSLEEP
KEEPONHEATEDLY
TESTSTIES
FOREHEADSPHERE
ALAWSMELLSARAT
WIPETOSEENOVE
NOSESAKESDOES
Sat 12/28/1968
SHARIFMADAMES
COVEREDIMAGINE
OVERATESILENCE
REMUNERATENOD
PLANNORFIORE
IERDIANEUNWED
ODIOUSEAMES
ARRASTOLET
DAREDRETORT
RAVENPOREDLIE
ALERTASHREVE
ICAGREENBERET
SOLARIATERNATE
EVERESTTWEETER
SERIATETWEEDY
Sun 12/29/1968THE PLAY'S THE THING
SALABLEGAYALTRIPOD
ARABIANUSAGEHONORED
SEDALIAYPRESENGRAVE
SOYENCASEDSCONETOT
ELISTHANWEEDYMITE
DENTSEANCANEDDINER
TAMEDDRAKECRINGE
THROWADOREDOATH
BRETONROWANCUSTOMER
LEDONORLETBEPPOAVE
EGANSHELLHOLLYSNIP
SURDAMASBEYLESTOLA
TAKEOVERPALMADEAFLY
ERINCAREEREARLY
MERINOATONEMALTA
CONICHAVENTHINIMAM
RUSESWEARASORNAME
ANNSHORTINGRAFTNUT
STADIUMIRANIMIRACLE
SERIATENAMURANOTHER
REDMENATALLREPEATS
Mon 12/30/1968
WALKCREEPESTH
AMONOILERQUOI
GOGOSOBRIQUETS
SKYWRITESUITES
AILSSOAP
BUBBLYFINISHED
ITALYHAZELERA
JUDEJOKERFRAT
ORGDUNESCLOSE
UNEARNEDNOONES
CAGYPYRO
LAYOFFSOANDSOS
OVERTRICKSINRE
DEANALOESNONA
ERRSULTRAGWEN
Tue 12/31/1968
SWAMISTUBHOST
CARIBHORAABIE
UNCLEREMUSNOTE
PEAROLETEDEUM
SIALAIMS
GRAHAMALLSPICE
LOROEVILROAR
ITERTRACEINNO
NOCEWANENIAS
TRAPPISTREGALE
ARNELENS
BARTOKAIDAAWE
ODORLOCKSMITHS
ORLOENTEELLIN
MALLDEANLOIRE