Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

COMIC CAPERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1983

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 0
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Vestment : ALB
4. Nahuatl : AZTEC
9. Fatty : OLEIC
14. Become warmer : THAW
18. Brian ___, early Irish king : BORU
20. Firenze cynosure : DUOMO
21. ___-doodle-doo! : COCKA
22. "L'Espiègle Lili" artist, ___ Giffey : RENE
23. McManus caper : BRINGINGUPFATHER
26. N.T. book : ACTS
27. Handel's "Messiah" : ORATORIO
28. ___ Novo, Dahomey's capital : PORTO
29. Uproar : RACKET
31. Despot : TYRANT
32. Tank part : BOGIE
33. Swiss city on the Rhine : BASEL
34. Anthem author : KEY
35. Radio device : BALUN
36. Expo '67 city : MONTREAL
39. Start of a dicker : OFFER
42. Goldberg caper : LALAPALOOZA
44. Baba : ALI
45. Legal claim : LIEN
46. Amer. League rival : NATL
47. City in Sicily : ENNA
48. Med. college subject : ANAT
49. Huxtable or Rehan : ADA
50. Morley caper : KEYHOLEKATE
54. "You ___," forerunner of "The Potts" : ANDME
55. Whirlpools : VORTEXES
57. Dodge : ELUDE
58. No sharps, no flats key : CMAJOR
59. Aye-aye or maholi : LEMUR
60. Church society of Iowa : AMANA
61. Sword, in Surrey : SABRE
62. Capp's Lena et al. : HYENAS
64. "___ Want Your Kisses," 1929 song : IDONT
65. Elastic : STRETCHY
68. "La Bohème" stage prop : EASEL
69. Messick caper : BRENDASTARR
71. Town ESE of Little Rock : KEO
72. Anti: Abbr. : AGST
73. Take to one's heels : FLEE
74. Frequent co-star of tot shots : PONY
75. Prearrange : PLAN
76. Ump's relative : REF
77. Willard caper : MOONMULLINS
81. Flag background : FIELD
82. One of a musical "76" : TROMBONE
84. Parlor selection : PIECE
85. To a man : ALL
86. "For her eyes were ___ . . . ": Arnold : SEALD
87. Iloilo is here : PANAY
88. Voyager Vasco : DAGAMA
92. Firstborn : ELDEST
94. Simon ___, noted bass-baritone : ESTES
95. Small singer in a loft : CHOIRBOY
97. Café au ___ : LAIT
98. Browne caper : HAGARTHEHORRIBLE
101. 2900, to Nero : MMCM
102. White poplar : ABELE
103. Warehouse : ETAPE
104. Golda : MEIR
105. "For Pete's ___!" : SAKE
106. "The Velvet Fog" : TORME
107. Like a popular girl? : DATED
108. Football-field meas. : YDS
1. Monastery head : ABBOT
2. London van : LORRY
3. Pipe type : BRIAR
4. "Tobacco is ___ weed": Hemminger : ADIRTY
5. Pueblo Indian : ZUNI
6. Deli order : TOGO
7. Ubiquitous puzzle bird : EMU
8. Director of "The Godfather" : COPPOLA
9. Sweet potato : OCARINA
10. Diva Lehmann : LOTTE
11. Radarscope reflection : ECHO
12. Mike's partner, in comics : IKE
13. "First Chief" of Mexico : CARRANZA
14. Kind of bullet : TRACER
15. Terry caper : HECKLEANDJECKLE
16. Feed the kitty : ANTE
17. TV's Batman : WEST
19. Not captured : UNTAKEN
24. Dead duck : GONER
25. Becloud, as a windshield : FOGUP
30. Dog star : ASTA
32. "Un ___ in Maschera," Verdi opera : BALLO
33. Famed pioneer : BOONE
35. Dagwood's "soaks" : BATHS
36. Gambling game : MONTE
37. Where Crockett died : ALAMO
38. Metric measure : LITER
39. King of Norway : OLAV
40. One of Sandy's kin : FIDO
41. Capp caper : FEARLESSFOSDICK
42. Hen : LAYER
43. ___ dog's life : LEADA
46. Connection : NEXUS
48. "Living is ___": A. Huxley : ANART
50. Ataturk : KEMAL
51. Dud : LEMON
52. Svelte veldt animal : ELAND
53. ___ Kinte, Haley ancestor : KUNTA
54. "Forever" girl : AMBER
56. Doctrine : TENET
58. Addition word : CARRY
60. Revoke a legacy : ADEEM
61. Secretary of Commerce: 1969–72 : STANS
62. Cupid's target : HEART
63. "Buck Rogers" Sunday artist: 1933–58 : YAGER
64. "Goodnight" girl : IRENE
65. Age in the "Alley Oop" strip : STONE
66. Cure : HEAL
67. "___ Cassius has a lean . . . ": Shak. : YOND
69. Flaxen : BLOND
70. Full of tang : SPICY
73. "___ I was . . . ": Dryden : FOOLTHAT
75. Bunyan's Christian, e.g. : PILGRIM
77. Business degrees : MBAS
78. Out on a limb, in a way : UPATREE
79. Sir Gareth's lady : LINET
80. Under restraint : LEASHED
81. Aptitude : FLAIR
83. "___ in St. Louis, Louis" : MEETME
85. Put on a pedestal : ADORED
87. The 23d is comforting : PSALM
89. Westminster, for one : ABBEY
90. Ocean sunfish : MOLID
91. "Sgt. Fury" artist : AYERS
92. Desirable trees? : ELMS
93. The "one-L" priest : LAMA
94. "Rome of Hungary" : EGER
95. Felix, in France : CHAT
96. Dickinson's "thing with feathers" : HOPE
99. Swedish name of Turku : ABO
100. Zeta–theta connection : ETA

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