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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

OUT OF COUNTENANCE

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1989

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V }
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,362
Across Down
1. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
5. Attractive girl or cunning maneuver : CUTIE
10. That is, Latin style : IDEST
15. Fill the suitcase : PACK
19. Daring deed : FEAT
20. Dined at home : ATEIN
21. Chew steadily : MUNCH
22. First name in scat : ELLA
23. Prepared to pay the piper : FACEDTHEMUSIC
25. Apparently : ONTHEFACEOFIT
27. "The Pink Panther" star : SELLERS
28. More mammoth : HUGER
30. Rasp : SCRAPE
31. N.C. college : ELON
32. Name of the "Psycho" motel : BATES
33. Ice-skating champ Babilonia : TAI
34. Civilian clothes : MUFTIS
37. Chengchow is its capital : HONAN
38. Señor's blanketlike shawl : SERAPE
41. "Over the Rainbow" composer : ARLEN
42. Griffith-Neal 1957 film, with "A" : FACEINTHECROWD
45. Número ___ : UNO
47. These are numbered : DAYS
48. "___ Do Is Dream of You" : ALLI
49. Eureka! : AHA
50. Bo's number : TEN
51. Cuckoo : ANI
52. Resorted to a cosmetic aid : USEDFACEPOWDER
56. Arctic explorer Robert E. ___ : PEARY
58. Louvre attraction : MONALISA
60. Chicago terminal : OHARE
61. Topper container : HATBOX
62. Louise and Turner : TINAS
63. Galway neighbor : CLARE
64. "The London Merchant" dramatist : LILLO
65. Trash collector : ASHMAN
67. Lively singer from Spain : CHARO
68. Aurora ___, sky show : BOREALIS
71. Della from Detroit : REESE
72. Emulate a trick-or-treater : WEARAFALSEFACE
74. Genetic inits. : DNA
75. Mar : DEFACE
76. Greek nickname : ARI
77. Betty of the campus : COED
78. Make ___ (taunt someone) : AFACEAT
79. From ___ Z : ATO
80. Reversed one's attitude suddenly : DIDANABOUTFACE
85. Steak cut : TBONE
86. "___ and daughters . . . ": E. B. Browning : OFSONS
88. Agreements : PACTS
89. Stretched the neck : CRANED
90. Lodge member : ELK
91. Malice : SPITE
92. Canter or gallop : GAIT
93. Like good farmland : ARABLE
96. Snap : PHOTO
97. Dugong's cousin : MANATEE
100. Out-and-out whoppers : BAREFACEDLIES
102. Look disconsolate : PULLALONGFACE
105. The Tent-maker : OMAR
106. Grenoble's department : ISERE
107. Lacking guidance : UNLED
108. Moslem women's voluminous garment : IZAR
109. Improvise, with "it" : WING
110. Many of Renoir's paintings : NUDES
111. St. Catherine's hometown : SIENA
112. Gangster's gats : RODS
1. Obliterate : EFFACE
2. Beatty film: 1981 : REDS
3. No sock should be without one : MATE
4. Olympic entrants : ATHLETES
5. Literary sketches : CAMEOS
6. Driver's maneuver : UTURN
7. Actress Harper : TESS
8. Hodding Carter ___ : III
9. Bewitch : ENCHANT
10. Coca of "Your Show of Shows" : IMOGENE
11. Seashore sight : DUNES
12. ___'acte (intermission) : ENTR
13. Acad., e.g. : SCH
14. " . . . and onions in ___": Divine : THESTEW
15. Ill. city of concern to actors : PEORIA
16. Communications word for A : ALFA
17. Trim the hedge : CLIP
18. Smith or Jackson : KATE
24. Mrs. Irving Berlin : ELLIN
26. It's an honor, in bridge : FACECARD
29. Bryce Canyon's state : UTAH
32. Innkeeper : BONIFACE
34. "Call Me ___," Merman's request : MADAM
35. Heavens: Comb. form : URANO
36. Be rashly defiant : FLYINTHEFACEOF
37. Poet Doolittle : HILDA
38. Take off like an eagle : SOAR
39. Feign confidence : PUTABOLDFACEON
40. Month before febrero : ENERO
42. Sans personal distinction : FACELESS
43. Group of staff officers : CADRE
44. Korea's Syngman : RHEE
46. Jet black : ONYX
48. Man from Bhutan, e.g. : ASIAN
52. Cubiti : ULNAE
53. Pivotal : POLAR
54. "BUtterfield 8" author : OHARA
55. ___ nerves (psychological conflict) : WAROF
56. Bob Hope role: 1948 : PALEFACE
57. "___ tète, Alouette" (French song refrain) : ETLA
59. Goals : AIMS
61. Took on : HIRED
63. Daisy assemblage : CHAIN
64. Suffer disgrace in China : LOSEFACE
65. Kirdzhali's river : ARDA
66. Tend : SEETO
67. Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
68. Rorschach "art" : BLOTS
69. Fatuous : INANE
70. Filled "up to here" : SATED
72. Oodles of dough : WADS
73. Keen : ACUTE
78. Slaughterhouse : ABATTOIR
80. Term for a pretty girl : DOLLFACE
81. Like some crossword-puzzle squares : INKEDIN
82. Places side by side : APPOSES
83. It's on the hook : BAIT
84. Conglomerate : OCTOPUS
85. Run-through : TRIAL
87. Actress Jean of "Saint Joan" : SEBERG
89. Honkers' home : CANADA
91. "Women and Love" author Hite : SHERE
92. Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
93. "Baby Take ___," early Temple film : ABOW
94. Botanical branches : RAMI
95. Director Flaherty's "Man of ___" : ARAN
96. Mottled : PIED
97. Herbert's "___ Modiste" : MLLE
98. Singer Stuarti : ENZO
99. Zounds! : EGAD
101. Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
103. Prefix for form or sex : UNI
104. Unexpected dilemmas, in Devon : FACERS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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