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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

PAGING MR. TELL

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1975

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J }
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,563
Across Down
1. Lewis's partner : CLARK
6. Words for some stocks : NOPAR
11. Seemingly : QUASI
16. Stop! : WHOA
20. Four-bagger : HOMER
21. Florida city : OCALA
22. Witch's home : ENDOR
23. Hand or ribs : SHORT
24. Writer Jong : ERICA
25. Bank citadel : VAULT
26. Lorna : DOONE
27. Lofty perch : AERIE
28. Uneasy : RESTIVE
30. Swiss river : AAR
32. Absolutely not! : BYNOMEANS
34. Start of an old poem : ISHOTANARROWINTOTHEAIR
39. Before "we forget" : LEST
40. Efforts : STABS
41. Without ___ (penniless) : ASOU
42. Plea to ye faithful : COME
44. Gives the old one-two : ZAPS
48. "Who killed Cock Robin?" : ISAIDTHESPARROW
52. Trenchant : EDGED
56. Like the Dragon Lady : EXOTIC
58. Army V.I.P. : CSO
59. Closed, old style : SHET
60. Literary alter ego : MRHYDE
61. Norman Mailer's town : DEERPARK
63. Teutonic: Abbr. : GMC
66. Wedding response : IDO
67. They no longer "cometh" : ICEMEN
68. Middle, in law : MESNE
69. Adored one : IDOL
70. "What care I ___ she be?" : HOWFAIR
72. "___ a fine lady . . . " : TOSEE
74. Propriety : DECORUM
77. Ship-like clock : NEF
78. Do a Christmas chore : WRAP
82. Single thing : UNIT
83. More of 48 Across : WITHMYBOWANDARROW
86. Sherman's word for war : HELL
87. Porgy's woman : BESS
88. Photography abbr. : ENL
89. Lively musical piece : SCHERZO
90. Laid aside : SETBY
91. Stewart film, 1950 : BROKENARROW
95. Narrow shoe size : AAAA
96. Less refined : RAWER
98. Start of a round : ROWROW
101. ___ Moines : DES
102. Schooldays initials : RRR
103. Triteness : BANALITY
106. Invitation words : ATHOME
107. Salamanders : OLMS
109. U.S.-Ont. canals : SOO
111. Shelters, as a fleet : EMBAYS
112. Greek porticos : STOAE
113. Barbs of "outrageous fortune" : SLINGSANDARROWS
117. Small shaft : ARROWLET
118. Well-known major : DOMO
121. Layer of tissue : TELA
122. Adds spice to : ZESTS
124. Egyptian skink : ADDA
127. Query re your bones : ARETHEYHARROWEDTOTHEMARROW
135. Subway feature : TURNSTILE
137. Elevator cage : CAR
138. Out ___ (unattainable) : OFREACH
139. Eat away : ERODE
140. Sevens' partners : SIXES
143. French sculptor : RODIN
146. Murre : ARRIE
147. Ages and ages : AEONS
148. Range of central U. S. : OZARK
149. Muse of song : AOEDE
150. Vergil's shepherdess : DELIA
151. "Monkey Trial" lawyer : MRDARROW
152. Kind of goat : NANNY
153. Facing a glacier : STOSS
154. Moslem title : SAYID
1. Colette novel : CHERI
2. Bodies of knowledge : LORES
3. Friendly folk : AMISH
4. Opposite of verso : RECTO
5. Snakes : KRAITS
6. Prayers : NOVENAS
7. Wood sorrel : OCA
8. French resort : PAU
9. Poe's foster father : ALLAN
10. Sharp knocks : RATATAT
11. Math proof : QED
12. Numero ___ : UNO
13. Hacienda material : ADOBE
14. Dostoevsky girl : SONYA
15. Peaceful : IRENIC
16. What Molly Malone did : WHEELEDHERWHEELBARROW
17. Dike, Eunomia and Irene : HORAE
18. O'Neill character et al. : ORINS
19. Bomb trial : ATEST
23. Houston or Hill : SAM
29. Pauline Chapel locale : VATICAN
31. ___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
33. Pirates' gold : ORO
35. Chair style : ARROWBACK
36. Cow-headed goddess : ISIS
37. Pobble's loss : TOES
38. Chinese diplomat : HUSHIH
43. Parisian's thanks : MERCI
44. Last letter, in London : ZED
45. Tree-feller : AXE
46. " . . . how a book of ___ made" : POEMSIS
47. Ways for 16 Down : STREETSBROADANDNARROW
49. Canine world : DOGDOM
50. Foot: Prefix : PEDO
51. South Pacific address : ARROWTOWNNZ
53. Prom locale, often : GYM
54. Dutch town : EDE
55. Mark or mother : DEN
57. ___ dixit : IPSE
60. Mrs. André Previn : MIAFARROW
62. Deficit : REDINK
64. Whiffenpoof's pub : MORYS
65. Commuters' oasis : CLUBCAR
69. German pronoun : ICH
71. Gangster's hat : FEDORA
72. Place for three men : TUB
73. Single : ONE
75. Part of "Alouette" refrain : ETLEDOS
76. Coin of Nepal : MOHAR
79. Second court hearing : RETRIAL
80. Vestment : ALB
81. Kind of wood : PLY
83. " . . . to our Creator" : WEOWE
84. " . . . head that ___ crown" : WEARSA
85. Sky Altar : ARA
90. Emulated Spitz : SWAM
92. Man's slipper : ROMEO
93. Mistress Quickly : NELL
94. Pulitzer Prize book, 1926 : ARROWSMITH
97. "___ robins . . . " : ANESTOF
98. Headland : RAS
99. Mel : OTT
100. Hit song from "Sunny" : WHO
103. Presaged : BODED
104. Ship rope : TYE
105. Least old: Abbr. : YST
108. Snick's partner : SNEE
110. Between dix and douze : ONZE
114. Sugar: Prefix : GLYC
115. Arid wastes : SAHARAS
116. River and park of West : ARROWSTONES
119. Door or place : MAT
120. Prayer : ORISON
123. Fine violins : STRADS
124. " . . . ___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
125. German engraver : DURER
126. Dickens' Edwin : DROOD
128. Miss Doolittle : ELIZA
129. Man from El Paso : TEXAN
130. Cookie flavor : ARROWROOT
131. "___ little, there a . . . " : HEREA
132. Betimes : EARLY
133. Roman 1103 : MCIII
134. Digger's find : ARROWHEAD
136. French possessive : SES
141. Sea bird : ERN
142. Place for pie : SKY
144. "In excelsis ___!" : DEO
145. Freud's concerns : IDS

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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