Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

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New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 1990

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 3
Frances Hansen has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prohibits : BANS
5. Hector's hometown : TROY
9. Contained : CALM
13. Tearful comedienne Pitts : ZASU
17. One of the Waughs : ALEC
18. Seductively beautiful woman : HOURI
19. Bakery worker : ICER
20. Kin of 18 Across : SIREN
21. "I'm alive," ___ : HEBREATHED
23. "Eat your cookie," ___ : SHESNAPPED
25. Do a slow burn : SMOULDER
26. Hinder : DETER
28. Texas border city : ELPASO
29. Horner's capture : PLUM
30. Imitated Marceau : MIMED
31. Oop's abode : CAVE
32. Tote laboriously : SCHLEP
35. Powerful beam : LASER
36. William Carlos Williams verse epic : PATERSON
40. Locomotive, e.g. : CHEER
41. "Storm approaching!," ___ : HETHUNDERED
43. Aujourd'___ (today, in Tours) : HUI
44. Chews the fat : RAPS
45. Tennis units : SETS
46. Ben Hur's drag strip : ITER
47. Verlaine's birthplace : METZ
48. Ditty : AIR
49. "You mongrel," ___ : SHEMUTTERED
53. First Viscount Templewood : HOARE
54. In a seemly way : PROPERLY
56. Like a road full of furrows : RUTTY
57. Elopement need, maybe : LADDER
58. Lincoln bills : FIVES
59. Linton Heathcliff's wife : CATHY
60. Eunuch's milieu : HAREM
61. Teed off : PEEVED
63. Henri Christophe's land : HAITI
64. Mason's activity : LEVELING
67. Burlington's Bean : ORSON
68. "Have a candy bar," ___ : HESNICKERED
70. MacDowell's "___ Wild Rose" : TOA
71. Like Shangri-La's horizon : LOST
72. Usher's offering : SEAT
73. Novello of "The Lodger" : IVOR
74. Telegram period : STOP
75. "The Sultan of Sulu" playwright : ADE
76. "I work in a lab," ___ : SHERETORTED
80. Reagan's second Attorney General : MEESE
81. Cardinal and scarlet tanager : REDBIRDS
83. Plea to a departing one : WRITE
84. Squiffed : LOADED
85. Butterfly's sashes : OBIS
86. Lathered : SOAPY
87. Restrain : CURB
88. A Ladd from Huron : CHERYL
91. Brazilian novelist Jorge : AMADO
92. Field game devised by Indians : LACROSSE
96. "Fire's going out!," ___ : HEBELLOWED
98. "I'm dying," ___ : SHECROAKED
100. Behind which Polonius hid : ARRAS
101. Nut for soft drinks : KOLA
102. Church pledge : TITHE
103. Tatum's dad : RYAN
104. See 42 Down : POOL
105. Confederate : ALLY
106. Mignon trailer : ETTE
107. Fashion's Oscar ___ Renta : DELA
1. Kin of tchus and pfuis : BAHS
2. Turkish standard : ALEM
3. Last mount Moses climbed : NEBO
4. Krantz best seller : SCRUPLES
5. Pole near a tepee : TOTEM
6. German industrial valley : RUHR
7. Galena or bauxite : ORE
8. Aleichem's language : YIDDISH
9. Underground water tank : CISTERN
10. Yearned : ACHED
11. Villain's grimace : LEER
12. Mom's title : MRS
13. Buttons' replacer : ZIPPER
14. La Scala harp : ARPA
15. Gets the picture : SEES
16. Ruin : UNDO
18. Caused to be arraigned : HADUP
20. Assuaged, as one's conscience : SALVED
22. "Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
24. Not so untidy : NEATER
27. That old ratite bird : EMEU
30. East China Sea island : MATSU
31. Gave a hoot : CARED
32. Discard as useless : SCRAP
33. Going-to-Jerusalem prop : CHAIR
34. "I teach," ___ : HEPROFESSED
35. "___ people go . . . ": Exodus 5:1 : LETMY
36. Voight's comical Dink : PETEY
37. "I let him in," ___ : SHEADMITTED
38. Bizarre : OUTRE
39. "My Day in Court" author : NIZER
41. Loaf ends : HEELS
42. With 104 Across, foul play : DIRTY
45. Emulate Fawn and Ollie : SHRED
47. Exemplar : MODEL
49. Number of "swans a-swimming" : SEVEN
50. Wedding-gown aisle-sweeper : TRAIN
51. All together, in music : TUTTI
52. Moral precept : ETHIC
53. Made tracks : HARED
55. Pirouette : PIVOT
57. Rod of tennis : LAVER
59. Untouchables, for one : CASTE
60. Salome danced for him : HEROD
61. Kind of bear : POLAR
62. Molder : ERODE
63. Gets wind of : HEARS
64. Quay for the Robert E. Lee : LEVEE
65. Hangman's loop : NOOSE
66. Stared slack-jawed : GAPED
68. Pays attention : HEEDS
69. Poker pot : KITTY
72. Piercing : SHRILL
74. Coastal region : SEABOARD
76. Female oracles : SIBYLS
77. Like some vaudeville shows : TWOADAY
78. Toward the mouth : ORAD
79. Clever comeback : RIPOSTE
80. ___ Castle (Havana fort) : MORRO
82. Of the north wind : BOREAL
84. "Filthy" money : LUCRE
86. Fragrance : SMELL
87. Secrete : CACHE
88. Fellow : CHAP
89. Super-sandwich : HERO
90. Spain's longest river : EBRO
91. Mil. truant : AWOL
92. Man from Riga : LETT
93. Terrier type : SKYE
94. Dr. Dolittle's Sophie, e.g. : SEAL
95. Felix Unger's daughter : EDNA
97. Trappist cheese : OKA
99. Whop : HIT

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