Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

PARTYGOERS' LAMENT

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1976

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Frances Hansen has 78 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Close-mouthed one : CLAM
5. Decorous : PRIM
9. Doc's dates : APPTS
14. Turkish title : AGHA
18. Playwright Joshua : LOGAN
20. V.I.P.'s car, for short : LIMO
21. Psalm word : SELAH
22. Boeotian of myth : SAON
23. Sky: Prefix : URANO
24. Jewish month : ADAR
25. Hockey's Bobby, formally : MRORR
26. Sellout signs : SROS
27. Start of a verse : BRINGINGMEWASYOURIDEA
31. After auld lang : SYNE
32. D.D.E. : IKE
33. TV satellite : TIROS
34. One over par : BOGEY
35. Throw in the towel : QUIT
37. ___ even keel : ONAN
38. Miss Harding : ANN
39. "Hallelujah," e.g. : SHOUT
42. O.T. book : OBAD
45. Church areas : APSES
49. Kind of pot? : SEX
52. More of verse : NOWIMINAMAUDLINSTUPOR
57. "We ___ amused" : ARENOT
58. Hollywood's Duke : WAYNE
59. Also : TOO
60. Writer Jaffe : RONA
61. Hippie's home : PAD
62. "___ we dance?" : SHALL
64. Drive-in worker : CARHOP
66. ___-bitsy : ITSY
67. Bounce, in Scotland : STOT
68. "La ___ du Régiment" : FILLE
70. Not that : THIS
72. "___ three ships . . . " : ISAW
75. Water nymph : UNDINE
77. All-purpose beans : SOYAS
79. Wane : EBB
82. Spanish baby : NENA
83. Asian gazelle : GOA
84. Grows dim : FADES
86. Pre-strike advice : GOSLOW
88. More of verse : GETMEHOMEORELSEILLBEA
92. Egyptian spirit : AKH
93. Lab burners : ETNAS
94. Serb : SLAV
95. Sweetie-pie! : DEARY
96. Kin: Abbr. : REL
98. European capital : OSLO
101. Fencing foil : EPEE
103. "I ___ Parade!" : LOVEA
105. Burglar's bargain : STEAL
106. Onassis : ARI
107. Nostalgic throe : PANG
111. End of verse : SUPERDUPERPARTYPOOPER
115. Kind of aerial bomb : AZON
116. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
117. Broz : TITO
118. Political shake-up : PURGE
119. Irk : ROIL
120. "The ___ closed" (host's sign-off) : BARIS
121. Alaskan governor : EGAN
122. Mall unit : STORE
123. Griffith or Gump : ANDY
124. Put in office : ELECT
125. Kind of devil : DARE
126. In a ___ (teed off) : SNIT
1. Shillelaghs : CLUBS
2. London truck : LORRY
3. "Kiss Me ___" : AGAIN
4. Store-window tenant : MANNEQUIN
5. Fish food : PLANKTON
6. Vimy ___ of W.W. I : RIDGE
7. Mosque prayer leader : IMAM
8. "Oh, weep no ___!" : MORETODAY
9. Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
10. None of your business : PERSONAL
11. Ruses : PLOYS
12. Pacific staple : TARO
13. Mistletoe, for one : SHRUB
14. Allot : ASSIGN
15. Eden, notably : GARDENSPOT
16. Bunk! : HOOEY
17. Heavenly handle : ANSA
19. Holiday drink : NOG
28. Three, on the clock : III
29. Conquer : WIN
30. Friars Club entrée : ROAST
36. Nth degree : UTMOST
39. Kind of judgment : SNAP
40. Israeli reel : HORA
41. Was in debt : OWED
43. Cry like a baby : BAWL
44. Scenic Italian drive : AMALFI
46. Meatiness : PITH
47. High-hat : SNOOTY
48. Gullets, grandly : ESOPHAGI
50. Time periods : EONS
51. Candid camera shot : XRAY
53. "___ you'd never ask!" : ITHOUGHT
54. Hazy : UNCLEAR
55. New or raw : DEAL
56. "Exodus" author : URIS
63. Scholar's arrival time : ATNOON
65. Vend again : RESELL
67. Did the butterfly : SWAM
69. Dope : INFO
71. Tristan's lady : ISOLDE
72. Miss Swenson : INGA
73. Look for : SEEK
74. Kind of ape : ANTHROPOID
76. Señora's title : DAMA
78. Greek peak : OSSA
79. Exile isle : ELBA
80. One of the wars : BOER
81. Variety's st. : BWAY
85. Like ghost towns : DESOLATED
87. Short camping trips : SLEEPOUTS
89. Smorgasbord fisherman : EELER
90. Like the in-group : ESOTERIC
91. "They'd eaten ___" : EVERYONE
97. In a fair way : EVENLY
99. Most arid : SEREST
100. Luxurious seat : LAP
102. Doozy : PIP
103. Manila site : LUZON
104. Hacienda brick : ADOBE
105. Lean : SPARE
106. Rose extract : ATTAR
108. Stringed thing : APRON
109. Pola : NEGRI
110. " . . . ___ the purpling east" : GREET
111. Poet Teasdale : SARA
112. Russian range : URAL
113. Baltic port : RIGA
114. Goddess of plenty : OPS

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