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Holiday Playlist

· By Daniel P · Published 12 months ago

Constructor's Note: What's that? You're NOT sick of Christmas music yet? Well then, have I got a puzzle for you!
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  • kieranjboyd 🤓8:52 · 12 months ago
    For extra Christmas theming, 56A
    56A CRABBeach scuttler
    : "This creature might participate in an annual mass migration on Christmas island" :)
    • Daniel P constructor · 12 months ago
      Another fun 34A
      34A FACTHere's a "fun" one: After 1969, Cuba stopped officially celebrating Christmas. It began again in 1998, after Pope John Paul II visited.
      !
    • Jake A 🤓7:09 · 12 months ago
      Quite fun!
      • Mike D 🤓6:21 · 12 months ago
        Awesome puzzle!
        • GatoDiablo 7:15 · 12 months ago
          This would be a great puzzle to have a companion playlist 🤩
        • spikeydlux 🤓4:12 · 12 months ago
          Very clever! Not an Xmas music listener (or much of a tv watcher) so many of these songs are new to me, definitely will have to check them out!
          • tebsi 16:42 · 12 months ago
            Garbarge is a good pun
            1AWeekend cry (which coincides with Christmas Eve this year!)
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            Across
            1. 1A
              Weekend cry (which coincides with Christmas Eve this year!)
            2. 5A
              Lawyer's assignment
            3. 9A
              Resign
            4. 13A
              Jason's vehicle (or a Ben Affleck vehicle)
            5. 14A
              Domain
            6. 16A
              "For ____ us a child is born, ____ us a son is given..." (Isaiah 9:6)
            7. 17A
              ____ CHRISTMASTIME [Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cast] - "Even our Santa has a suntan / He's also an unemployed stuntman / Is he even awake? / (Yeah, I'm just really baked) / If he can be Santa Claus, anyone can!"
            8. 19A
              German plural of 49A
              NUTMEG [John Legend & Stephen Colbert] - "Girl, don't make me beg / I want to nog your ____ (yes I do) / Girl, I'm going to rock you like a cradle / You'll lick the nutmeg off my ladle,"[---]
            9. 20A
              Lacto-____ (vegetarian who just can't give up real nog)
            10. 21A
              It can be hydrochloric, or lysergic
            11. 22A
              HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS [____ in St. Louis cast] - "Through the years we all will be together / If the fates allow / So hang a shining star upon the highest bough,"
            12. 24A
              Famous Bear or Berra
            13. 26A
              WHAT'S THIS? [Danny ____] - "There's children throwing snowballs / Instead of throwing heads / They're busy building toys / And absolutely no one's dead!"
            14. 28A
              ____'S LAMENT [Barenaked Ladies & Michael Bublé] - "Toiling through the ages / Making toys on garnished wages / There's no union / We're only through when / We outdo the competition,"
            15. 30A
              "Quod ___ demonstrandum"
            16. 31A
              Decay
            17. 34A
              Here's a "fun" one: After 1969, Cuba stopped officially celebrating Christmas. It began again in 1998, after Pope John Paul II visited.
            18. 37A
              10D
              Decibel or lumen[----]
              of land
            19. 39A
              Pee
            20. 41A
              THE NUTCRACKER SUITE [Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky] - I. Ouverture miniature. ____ giusto
            21. 43A
              Simple solution
            22. 45A
              Last name of NY governors Mario and Andrew
            23. 46A
              Buddy of SHIFT and ALT
            24. 48A
              Metal surface flaw
            25. 49A
              NUTMEG [John Legend & Stephen Colbert] - "Girl, don't make me beg / I want to nog your ____ (yes I do) / Girl, I'm going to rock you like a cradle / You'll lick the nutmeg off my ladle,"
            26. 50A
              Garbage barge (garbarge?)
            27. 52A
              Author Harper
            28. 54A
              What a retired sailor's lungs may yearn for
            29. 56A
              Beach scuttler
            30. 59A
              LITTLE ____ BOY [Willie Nelson & Stephen Colbert] - "And the wise men started tokin' / And yea the bud was kind / It was salvation they were smokin' / And its forgiveness blew their minds,"
            31. 62A
              Ark guy
            32. 64A
              Video game add-on
            33. 66A
              ____ Against the Machine, whose song "Killing in the Name" was top of the UK charts at Christmas in 2009
            34. 67A
              ____ SANTA [Community cast] - "Santa Claus was born in 1945 / He had a boogie-woogie Coca-Cola army jive / And when the Commies gave the polio to Doris Day / Santa helped the Beatles chase McCarthy away,"
            35. 70A
              Pre-owned
            36. 71A
              Actor Shaquille of Kazaam and The Smurfs 2 (I think he was also an athlete or something)
            37. 72A
              THINGS I ____ [Tenacious D & Sum 41] - "A time machine and a BB gun / A statue of Moby on the surface of the sun / To party naked on a school bus full of nuns..."
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              "I love ____!" (catchphrase of Marie Kondo)
            39. 74A
              Keep the car in neutral
            40. 75A
              Means justifiers, to some
            Down
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              Hard-shell or soft-shell treat (¿Por qué no los dos?)
            2. 2D
              HOW TO MAKE ____ [Paul Kelly] - "Who's gonna make the ____ now? / I bet it won't taste the same / Just add flour, salt, a little red wine / And don't forget a dollop of tomato sauce (for sweetness and that extra tang)"
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              Frosty abode
            4. 4D
              Act allowing American citizens to request disclosure of records (abbr.)
            5. 5D
              Captain Hook hunter
            6. 6D
              Eagle's home
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              THE CHANUKAH SONG [Adam ____] - "You don't need Deck the Halls or Jingle Bell Rock / 'Cause you can spin a dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock (both Jewish!)"
            8. 8D
              Giant Manning
            9. 9D
              CHRISTMAS ____ [RuPaul] - "Now she here, December 25th / A star is born and she looking so sick / Got three wise men bringing her gifts / Come on death drop, come on high kicks!"
            10. 10D
              Decibel or lumen
            11. 11D
              Object
            12. 12D
              Ripped
            13. 15D
              ____ MIA [ABBA] - "Just one look and I can hear a bell ring / One more look and I forget everything," (I know, not holiday. I just put it on every playlist I make. It's a banger, okay?)
            14. 18D
              Flunk
            15. 23D
              "Don't ____!" (plea from Hansel and Gretel)
            16. 25D
              "Fresh mugs of 38D
              Winter quaff[-----]
              ! ___ while they're hot!"
            17. 27D
              Less constrained
            18. 29D
              Remote
            19. 31D
              Teeming (with)
            20. 32D
              "Come ___, the water's fine!"
            21. 33D
              ____ ME MERRY CHRISTMAS [Straight No Chaser & Kristen Bell] - "A Facebook message isn't quite as sweet / I need more from @you than just a tweet / A snap on Snapchat doesn't last / And voicemail? That's from Christmas past!"
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              PRESENT ____ [Garfunkel & Oates] - "You loathe the gift you opened / Though you try to keep your grace / Your scary grin is frozen / Don't you know you've got a case of..."
            23. 35D
              Chug-____ (what you might do to 38D
              Winter quaff[-----]
              after being out in the cold)
            24. 36D
              Drain issue
            25. 38D
              Winter quaff
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              Winona of Stranger Things, who puts up Christmas lights in an attempt to find her missing son (A stretch? Maybe, but I'll theme as many of these entries as I possibly can!)
            27. 42D
              "Take a look for yourself!"
            28. 44D
              CHRISTMAS IS ____ AROUND [Billy Mack] - "It's written in the wind / It's everywhere I go / So if you really love Christmas / C'mon and let it snow,"
            29. 47D
              (DO IT ON MY) ____ [SNL cast] - "Back in town, visiting my mom and dad / But that don't mean I don't wanna be bad / [...] Now we're gonna freak / In my monkey sheets / That I've had since I was a kid,"
            30. 51D
              ____-load (have some pre-race mashed potatoes and stuffing, perhaps)
            31. 53D
              Resound
            32. 54D
              You might see kids dragging them up snowy hills
            33. 55D
              A Christmas Prince: The ____ Wedding
            34. 57D
              Don Draper, for example
            35. 58D
              Mix
            36. 59D
              Instrument mentioned in the song 59A
              LITTLE ____ BOY [Willie Nelson & Stephen Colbert] - "And the wise men started tokin' / And yea the bud was kind / It was salvation they were smokin' / And its forgiveness blew their minds,"[------]
              is based on
            37. 60D
              Simplicity
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              Matures
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              Competent
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              Flat-screen preceders (abbr.)
            41. 68D
              I KNOW THIS BAR [____ DiFranco] - "I know this bar / With a jukebox full of medicine / And Christmas lights blinking / Around a clouded mirror,"
            42. 69D
              Be in the red
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