Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

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New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 1980

Author:Frances Hansen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Spans: 4
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© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Proxy : AGENT
6. Not together : APART
11. Vestment : AMICE
16. Relative of rain : HAIL
20. Possible Easter topper : TOQUE
21. Community character : MORES
22. April 5, in old Rome : NONAE
23. Bogus : FALSE
24. Dixon/Rose/Warren query : WOULDYOULIKETOTAKEAWALK
28. Botanist Gray : ASA
29. Did a prelaundry job : SORTED
30. Oligophrenic : MORON
31. Stockholm gnome : NISSE
32. Family-tree twigs: Abbr. : RELS
34. Rock group : KISS
35. Strength : SINEW
36. Check : ARREST
37. Part of speech : NOUN
39. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
40. Galosh : SHOE
41. Kahal/Wheeler/Fain rainy-day advice : LETASMILEBEYOURUMBRELLA
52. Remarque or Segal : ERICH
53. Where to put your dough : OVEN
54. City celebrated by Cole Porter : PAREE
55. Fitting : MEET
56. Japanese verse form : TANKA
57. Nectarous : SWEET
58. Chose : OPTED
59. Antelope or drum : BONGO
60. Wonts : USES
61. Paul or Nicholas : SAINT
62. When Gary Coleman will be 34 : MMII
63. Kibitz : BUTTIN
64. ___ soup (heavy fog) : PEA
65. "___, you noblest English" : ONON
66. Wettish : MOIST
67. Wedge-shaped : CUNEATE
68. Gene Kelly exuberance : SINGININTHERAIN
72. Easel adjunct : PALETTE
76. Carries on : RANTS
77. " . . . spring time, the ___ pretty ring time": Shak. : ONLY
78. Rainy-day prize : CAB
81. Handsome one : ADONIS
82. "Ooh, that hurts!" : OUCH
83. Tie for the races : ASCOT
85. Flood follower : GATE
86. ___ incognita : TERRA
87. Alighieri : DANTE
89. Short-billed rail : CRAKE
90. Cotton cloth : DRILL
91. Lady Luck reigns here : RENO
92. Kind of boom : SONIC
93. Roll-call response : HERE
94. Bucolic : RURAL
95. Como admission in 1946 : IMALWAYSCHASINGRAINBOWS
101. Opposite of aweather : ALEE
102. Abrupt : CURT
103. Brahmin : SNOB
104. Chinese skiff : SAMPAN
107. Whack : THUMP
109. Petty officer : BOSN
111. Actor Montand : YVES
115. Sourdough's concern : CLAIM
116. Rossetti's "___ Beatrix" : BEATA
117. ___-than-thou : HOLIER
119. U.N. labor body : ILO
120. Wood/Fulmer reply to 24 Across : WAITTILLTHECLOUDSROLLBY
124. Cremona name : AMATI
125. Emanations : AURAS
126. Possible port in a storm : INLET
127. Scene of Dec.–March rains : SAMOA
128. Springy, in a way : SPRY
129. Foam; froth : YEAST
130. Jurymen : PEERS
131. Side dishes : SLAWS
1. Fighting : ATWAR
2. A Canadian transient : GOOSE
3. Part of E.R.A. : EQUAL
4. Not any, to the D.A. : NUL
5. Spreads hay : TEDS
6. Cupids : AMORINI
7. Sulks : POUTS
8. Provence city : ARLES
9. "Spring Song" author : REID
10. Tut's cousin : TSK
11. Portia saved his skin : ANTONIO
12. He wrote "Esther Waters" : MOORE
13. Under guidance : INTOW
14. Actor in "The Rain People": 1969 : CAAN
15. Meek's partner in comics : EEK
16. Part of a ship's bow : HAWSE
17. "I loved ___ . . . ": Wither : ALASS
18. Holm or key : ISLET
19. Albanian coin : LEK
23. Not so rainy : FAIRER
25. Dogpatch name : YOKUM
26. A Brontë : EMILY
27. Garb formally : ENROBE
33. Noshes : SNACKS
35. Tax or dental compound : STENT
36. Sultan's son in "The Arabian Nights" : AHMED
38. ___ Peak, N.M. : OSHA
39. Red as ___ : ABEET
40. "You bet!" : SURE
41. Abate, as rain : LETUP
42. Blot out : ERASE
43. Skin ailment : TINEA
44. Like Gray's herd : LOWING
45. Square : EVEN
46. Arrogant : UPPISH
47. Emu or ostrich : RATITE
48. Chew the scenery : EMOTE
49. ___ hand (helped out) : LENTA
50. On the up and up : LEGIT
51. Do penance : ATONE
57. Rhone feeder : SAONE
58. Leaves out : OMITS
59. Easter ___ : BUNNY
61. Fits of temper : SNITS
62. "April is the cruellest ___ . . . " : MONTH
63. Erected : BUILT
65. Old Rome's port : OSTIA
66. Popular pie : MINCE
67. Tippy boat : CANOE
69. Satirical : IRONIC
70. Sinuous Eastern dance : NAUTCH
71. Cradle : ROCKER
72. Father: Comb. form : PATRI
73. Revoke, as a legacy : ADEEM
74. Doone : LORNA
75. Matriculate : ENROL
78. "Aïda" debuted here : CAIRO
79. Attorney ___ : ATLAW
80. Ding-a-ling things : BELLS
83. "___ We All?" : ARENT
84. Puppeteer Tony : SARG
85. Contemptible : GRUBBY
87. Senior member : DOYEN
88. Faulkner hero : ANSE
89. Sylvan spring sound : CHIRP
90. Ian Fleming character : DRNO
92. Deli offering : SALAMI
96. Large deer : WAPITI
97. Most discerning : ACUTEST
98. Singer Yma : SUMAC
99. Baseball plays : ASSISTS
100. ___ tube : INNER
104. Rascal : SCAMP
105. "___ should have a good memory" : ALIAR
106. An Alou of baseball : MATTY
107. Aquarium fish : TETRA
108. Guffaws : HAHAS
109. Game akin to roulette : BOULE
110. More mature : OLDER
112. Banky of silents : VILMA
113. Funny-bone locale : ELBOW
114. Oriental legumes : SOYAS
116. "___ Skies," Berlin prediction : BLUE
117. Strop : HONE
118. Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
120. Existed : WAS
121. Place : LAY
122. Sass : LIP
123. Shastri of India : LAL

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