The Year Without a Santa Claus

ACROSS

1. Auction actions

5. Parentheses, essentially

9. Colorado NHL team, in headlines

12. Rice-___

14. ___ Miser, hothead in “The Year Without a Santa Claus”

15. ___ Miser, archnemesis of 14-Across

16. Grandmas

17. Business letter encl.

18. Arcade name

19. Elf who searches for children in “The Year Without a Santa Claus”

21. Call, as a game

22. Neither masc. nor fem.

23. “Bravo!”

24. Coastal diving birds

26. Bridal paths

28. “Auld Lang ___”

29. Dad's namesake: abbr.

30. French door feature

33. Netherlands Antilles island

35. Reindeer mistaken for a dog in “The Year Without a Santa Claus”

40. Clumsy oafs

41. ___-fatty acid

43. Chinese, for starters

44. Comb the “wrong” way

46. Annika Sorenstam's org.

47. “And giving ___, up the chimney…”

48. “… have you ___ wool?”

50. Chair supports

52. “In the Heat of the Night” setting

56. “La Bamba” actress Elizabeth

57. Tour organizer, for short

60. Santa's ailment in “The Year Without a Santa Claus”

61. 20-20, e.g.

63. Certain apartment

65. Actress Lenska

66. Versatile vehicles, for short

68. ___ Town, lacking snow in “The Year Without a Santa Claus”

69. “The Dukes of Hazzard” character

70. Cadet's org.

71. ___ voce

72. Actress Williams

73. “Abra was ready ___ called her name”: Prior

74. Bossy remarks

DOWN

1. “Dueling” instrument

2. Train track bar

3. “Death Be Not Proud” poet John

4. Bump in the road

5. “I see” sounds

6. Raises, as children

7. Beer buy

8. Edberg of tennis

9. Slippery as ___

10. “Elle” rival

11. Whacks sharply

13. Soul's ___ Brothers

15. IRS IDs

20. “Ninotchka” director Lubitsch

25. Almost

27. Journalist Kupcinet

28. Cong. meeting

29. Partner of 19-Across

30. Ante body?

31. Bad ___, Mich.

32. Cultural org.

34. Christian denom.

36. “A miss ___ good …”

37. Mark, as a ballot square

38. “Achtung Baby” producer Brian

39. Bid, perhaps

42. “Danse Macabre” composer Saint-___

45. “___ your heart out!”

49. Mother in “The Year Without a Santa Claus”

51. Magnetic induction unit

52. Loose rock debris

53. Shelter for 35-Across

54. Brass, for one

55. Dietary stds.

56. Calvin of the P.G.A.

57. Disney dog

58. Affect

59. Dumas adventurer

62. “… like ___ not!”

64. Bust alternative

67. “Nova” subj.

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