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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

RING IN THE NEW

New York Times, Sunday, January 5, 1969

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,085
Across Down
1. " . . . played the tuba down ___" : INCUBA
7. Yens : URGES
12. Kind of hat : OPERA
17. Tennis stroke : CHOP
21. Did a road job : TARRED
22. Bernhardt : SARAH
23. Washed : LAVED
24. Lug : HAUL
25. Fit for tillage : ARABLE
26. Widened at the top, as a vase : EVASE
27. Cheerless, to poets : DREAR
28. ___ en point: Heraldry : ENTE
29. Well-known poem (with "Merci") : LABELLEDAMESANS
32. Enticed : LUREDON
34. Caviar fish : BELUGAS
35. Spoiling for a fight : BELLIGERENT
37. Voice part : BASSO
41. Gibbon : APE
42. Watch parts : JEWELS
43. Make fast a rope : BELAY
44. Cornet's cousin : ALTHORN
46. Canaanite idol : BAAL
48. Shout: Colloq. : YAMMER
50. Hair-raising : SPOOKY
51. Impassive : STOIC
53. Doctrine : ISM
54. Lorraine's neighbor : ALSACE
58. " . . . my kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
59. Barn feature : HAYLOFT
61. Inland sea of Asia : ARAL
63. Wane's partner : WAX
64. Put on cargo : LADE
65. Bob Hope's forte : GAGS
66. First word of Doxology : PRAISE
68. "___ a little shadow . . . " : IHAVE
70. January, in Madrid : ENERO
72. Briquettes : COALS
73. Chronic griper : GROUSER
75. "To ___ so musically wells . . . " : THETINTINNABULATIONTHAT
81. Barbarians : SAVAGES
82. Clocked : TIMED
83. High or low ones : BROWS
84. Embarrass : ABASH
85. Unusual: Prefix : ANOMAL
87. Average : MEAN
88. Fall guy : GOAT
92. Free (of) : RID
93. London gallery : TATE
95. Persian "nightingales" : BULBULS
97. Trinket : BAUBLE
99. ___ step (gradual) : STEPBY
101. Ozs., lbs., etc. : WTS
103. Kind of coffee : IRISH
104. Enrich spiritually : ENSOUL
105. Appoint a second time : RENAME
107. Office VIP : MNGR
108. "You never ___" : CANTELL
109. Detroit name : EDSEL
112. Nisei's child : SANSEI
114. Cockney's residence : OME
116. Test : ASSAY
117. Dickens girl, punny style : LITTLEKNELL
119. Start of a nursery rhyme : RUBADUB
122. Halts : ARRESTS
123. Campanologist's problem : BATSINTHEBELFRY
129. Hymn of joy : PEAN
130. Come to ___ in the road : AFORK
132. "___ the Bulbul Ameer" : ABDUL
133. Salt of an acid : OLEATE
134. College courses: Abbr. : SCIS
135. New stars : NOVAE
136. Hesitate : PAUSE
137. Winged ants : ALATES
138. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
139. True's partner : TRIED
140. Guide : STEER
141. " . . . ___ away the sins of the world" : TAKEST
1. Print type: Abbr. : ITAL
2. Honshu city : NARA
3. Unpleasant person : CRAB
4. The City, Rome: It. : URBE
5. Ship records : BELLBOOKS
6. Della's cousin : ADELE
7. Consumed : USEDUP
8. Wreak havoc : RAVAGE
9. Pasture grass : GRAMA
10. Lets up : EASES
11. Girls : SHES
12. "In ___ York" : OLDNEW
13. Certain garnishes : PARSLEYS
14. Holiday time : EVE
15. School of art : REALISM
16. ___ on the market : ADRUG
17. Rooters : CHEERERS
18. "Messiah" composer : HANDEL
19. ___ limb : OUTONA
20. Ample : PLENTY
30. Esprit : ELAN
31. Biblical brother : ABEL
33. Boxer and others : REBELLIONS
36. Andes beasts : LLAMAS
37. Kind of metabolism : BASAL
38. First in a series : ALPHA
39. Endured : STOOD
40. "By the ___ of Gitche Gumee . . . " : SHORE
42. Father of an artistic family : JACOPOBELLINI
45. Kind of bread : RYE
46. ___ Town : BOYS
47. Trouble : AIL
49. Bleat : MAA
51. River into Lake Chad : SHARI
52. Append : TAGONTO
53. Darn ___! : ITALL
55. Flooded : AWASH
56. Early Roman theater : CAVEA
57. Make an effort : EXERT
60. Deceit : FRAUD
62. Area : REGION
65. Reaches : GETSAT
67. Namesakes of James's Miss Archer : ISABELS
69. Shed : HUT
70. Nautical hour : EIGHTBELLS
71. Compass point : NNE
72. Town SW of Saigon : CAMAU
74. Line : ROW
75. Peter and Nicholas : TSARS
76. Wont : HABIT
77. Give the slip to : EVADE
78. Ta-___ : TAS
79. Halos : NIMBS
80. Litterbug's leavings : TRASH
86. "Lead, Kindly Light" lyricist : NEWMAN
87. Woods near San Francisco : MUIR
88. Blasts of wind : GUSTS
89. Clowns of the orchestra : OBOES
90. Squama : ALULA
91. Briton's "idiot box" : TELLY
94. Writer Rand : AYN
96. Span: Abbr. : BRG
97. First name in playbills : BEA
98. Former actress from France : ANNABELLA
100. Fakery : PRETENSE
102. Holy Week services : TENEBRAE
106. Inquires after : ASKSFOR
107. Thaw : MELT
108. Grant : CEDE
109. Slip by, as time : ELAPSE
110. Lead : DIRECT
111. ___-laced : STRAIT
113. Assuaged, as thirst : SLAKED
114. Kind of angle : OBTUSE
115. Composer Gustav : MAHLER
118. A form of French "etre" : ETANT
119. Islamic monastery : RIBAT
120. Immoderate : UNDUE
121. German sub : UBOAT
124. Juices : SAPS
125. Let out, as secrets : LEAK
126. Lot : FATE
127. Cousins of pkys. : RTES
128. Today tomorrow: Abbr. : YEST
131. Egg: Prefix : OVI

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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