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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE

New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1989

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,299
Across Down
1. Breezy idiom : SLANG
6. Ali Baba, e.g. : ARABIAN
13. Strong dislike : ANIMUS
19. Former federation in SE Asia : MALAYA
21. Steve Martin romp: 1987 : ROXANNE
22. College town east of L.A. : POMONA
23. Start of message : IHADPLANNEDTOBEPOETIC
26. Cherish : TREASURE
27. Moines or Plaines preceder : DES
28. "Fiddler" matchmaker and namesakes : YENTES
29. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
30. Down East : MAINE
32. Summer in Noisy-le-Sec : ETE
33. ___ Islands, Blackbeard's base : BAHAMA
37. Divided into areas : ZONED
38. Baseball stat : RBI
39. B-way signs : SROS
43. "Hallelujah I'm ___," Jolson film : ABUM
44. This may be missing : LINK
45. Do some ushering : SEAT
46. Whitman or Disney : WALT
47. More of message : BUTIDRANKALITTLETODDY
53. Relative of et al. : ETC
54. Announced or proclaimed, in a way : RANG
55. Matriculate : ENROL
56. E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
57. Quailed : SHRANK
59. Black eye : SHINER
61. Same difference : ALLONE
62. He went over the wall : ESCAPEE
64. Character actress Parsons : ESTELLE
66. What santé means : HEALTH
69. Actor Ed and family : ASNERS
71. Fritz, Carl or Rob : REINER
74. U.S.S.R. mountain range : ALTAI
75. Smoke detector : ALARM
76. Viking landfall : MARS
77. Sighs of satisfaction : AHS
79. More of message : SOEXCUSEMYUNAESTHETIC
84. " . . . Baked in ___" : APIE
85. World's longest river : NILE
86. Spooky-sounding lake : ERIE
87. Columnist Barrett : RONA
88. Minister to : TEND
89. Ship-plank curve : SNY
90. Specified, as a date : GIVEN
92. Glyn or Wylie : ELINOR
94. Panay people : ATI
95. The original "golden boy"? : MIDAS
96. Claire of "Claudia" : INA
97. Chief French naval base : TOULON
100. Hot-pot ingredient : ALE
101. Reduced to a mean : AVERAGED
106. End of message : HAPPYNEWYEAREVERYBODY
110. Emulate Circe : ENTICE
111. Mother-of-pearl source : ABALONE
112. Silverware city in N.Y. : ONEIDA
113. Moped about listlessly : MOONED
114. Colorful spectral type : REDSTAR
115. TV-tube element : XENON
1. Struck hard, old style : SMIT
2. Memorable Cowardly Lion : LAHR
3. Winglike parts : ALAE
4. Zilch, in Zaragoza : NADA
5. Plaster of paris mineral : GYPSUM
6. "Comus" composer : ARNE
7. ___ Reagan Jr. : RON
8. Borden weapon : AXE
9. Villain, informally : BADDIE
10. Mean : INTEND
11. Have ___ for news : ANOSE
12. A neighbor of Wyo. : NEB
13. Zest for food : APPETITE
14. Not a soul : NOONE
15. "___ a Man," Ciardi book : IMET
16. Speck : MOTE
17. Les Etats-___ : UNIS
18. Botanical pouch : SAC
20. Bastard wing : ALULA
24. Estuary : ARM
25. Confrontation feature : EYEBALL
30. Bop pioneer Thelonious : MONK
31. Singer Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
33. Bunyan's Blue Ox : BABE
34. Touches on : ABUTS
35. Open-shelved china cabinet : HUTCH
36. Fifi's friend : AMI
37. Pizazz : ZING
38. Snappy comeback : RETORT
39. Puffed up : SWOLLEN
40. "The Shadow" medium : RADIO
41. Ancient, to poets : OLDEN
42. Songwriter Jule : STYNE
44. Sri ___, formerly Ceylon : LANKA
45. Bridge-builder's concern : STRESS
48. Extreme : DRASTIC
49. Western spread : RANCH
50. Wahine's neckwear : LEI
51. Kind of tube or man : INNER
52. Somewhat like the Sears Tower : TALLISH
58. At ease : RELAXED
59. Oil-yielding tropical plant : SESAME
60. Flit-fetcher of yesteryear : HENRY
61. On the qui vive : ALERT
63. In a wan way : PALELY
65. Wipe out : ERASE
66. Attacks with vigor : HASAT
67. Skip the wedding march : ELOPE
68. Dined at home : ATEIN
70. Nandu's look-alike : EMU
72. Secretary of War: 1829-31 : EATON
73. Nose: Comb. form : RHINO
75. Silly : ASININE
76. Hitler's "___ Kampf" : MEIN
78. Wound souvenir : SCAR
80. " . . . leave no tern ___": Nash : UNSTONED
81. Leningrad's river : NEVA
82. Belligerent Greek god : ARES
83. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
90. Balm of ___ : GILEAD
91. Commendable principles : IDEALS
92. January, in Trujillo : ENERO
93. Voice box : LARYNX
94. Clover type : ALYCE
95. Possibly : MAYBE
96. "___ Got Five Dollars," 1931 song : IVE
97. Pueblo Indian : TANO
98. Vision: Comb. form : OPTO
99. ___ the air (unsettled) : UPIN
101. State firmly : AVER
102. Busy as ___ : ABEE
103. "___ Out of My Head," 1964 song : GOIN
104. Taro root : EDDO
105. Cannon of cinema : DYAN
106. Fashion's whimsical line : HEM
107. Fun and games for 82 Down : WAR
108. Balderdash! : ROT
109. Bambi's aunt : ENA

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