Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

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New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1987

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Frances Hansen has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Last Egyptian king : FARUK
6. Limerick foot : ANAPEST
13. Pat by a bishop at confirmation : ALAPA
18. Golonka or Francis : ARLENE
19. Hawthorne's "The Blithedale ___" : ROMANCE
20. "Nothing doing!" : NODICE
22. Verse: Part I : COMEMEETMYPRETTYPACER
25. Afternoon ballroom event : TEADANCE
26. Charged particle : ION
27. Battologize : ITERATE
28. ___ volente : DEO
29. Coffer : CHEST
31. Deg. Wilson earned : PHD
32. He gives a dam : BEAVER
36. Divvy up : SHARE
37. "Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
38. Jamboree gp. : BSA
41. Abruzzi cathedral town : ATRI
42. Do out of : SKIN
43. "Chacun ___ goût!" : ASON
44. "In the Boom Boom Room" playwright : RABE
46. Verse: Part II : SHESPAWINGATTHEGROUND
52. Bridge reversal : SET
53. Southwestern plowed land : ARADA
54. Enduring ennui : BORED
55. Admitted : OWNED
56. A dancing Powell : ELEANOR
58. Jeopardy : PERIL
59. "The ___," Nevin song : ROSARY
60. ___ Kemal, Turkey's first president : MUSTAFA
63. Natives of Valletta : MALTESE
65. Dean Martin 50's hit : VOLARE
68. Western cutthroat trout : PIUTE
70. Bennett's order to flag viewers : HATSOFF
74. Cake embellishment : ICING
75. Usher's beat : AISLE
76. Duck around : ELUDE
78. Heavenly letters, to angels' eyes : SRO
79. Verse: Part III : SHESEESAHANDSOMERACER
83. Wild water buffalo : ARNA
84. Agile : SPRY
85. "Three men in ___" : ATUB
86. All there : SANE
87. Triple this for a white wine : EST
88. Quaker possessive : THY
89. Executed a gainer : DIVED
91. Spirit of St. Louis? : ESPRIT
93. Mexican Mrs. : SRA
94. Skywalker's father : VADER
95. Yoko : ONO
96. Rib-tickling : COMICAL
100. Trappist cheese : OKA
101. Occasioned : INCURRED
106. End of verse : ANDWANTSTOHORSEAROUND
110. One of England's Days : BOXING
111. European bunting : ORTOLAN
112. Hall of Famer Brimsek was one : GOALIE
113. Washer cycle : RINSE
114. Man of the soil : PEASANT
115. Kaput : ENDED
1. Cleaving tool : FROE
2. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
3. Fipple flute, for one : REED
4. Like some beds : UNMADE
5. More acute : KEENER
6. Prado offering : ARTE
7. ___ de plume : NOM
8. Mrs. March's youngest : AMY
9. Mâché material : PAPIER
10. "La Vie ___," Piaf hit : ENROSE
11. Whiff : SCENT
12. Asian holiday : TET
13. Aught : ANYTHING
14. Swung along easily : LOPED
15. Month before Nisan : ADAR
16. Type of type : PICA
17. Vinegar: Comb. form : ACET
18. Take steps : ACT
21. Prior to, poetically : ERE
23. "The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
24. Teetered through the tulips : TIPTOED
29. Slow boat destination : CHINA
30. Knack : HANG
32. ___ Terre, Guadeloupe's capital : BASSE
33. One of the Waters : ETHEL
34. Mountain ridge : ARETE
35. Brit. title : VIS
36. Lose traction : SKID
37. "War ___": Sherman : ISHELL
38. Reads randomly : BROWSES
39. Finnish bath : SAUNA
40. First name in Dogpatch : ABNER
42. Dark-complexioned, to Shakespeare : SWART
43. Roman courtyards : ATRIA
45. Swirl of water : EDDY
47. Pantagruel's companion : PANURGE
48. Came up : AROSE
49. Honest one : ABE
50. The Velvet Fog : TORME
51. Barnyard strutter : ROOSTER
57. "___ on a rock . . . ": Proudfit : AMANSAT
58. Actress Prentiss : PAULA
59. Aptly named author : READE
61. Things go hummingly here : APIARY
62. Like a tale of "the one that got away" : FISHY
64. Tiny Tom : THUMB
65. Tourist's entry permit : VISA
66. Pigment for Constable : OCHRE
67. Mortgage claims : LIENS
69. Kind of strike : TEN
71. Felix's "odd" friend : OSCAR
72. Mirella of the Met : FRENI
73. Woods, in Wassy : FORET
75. Sidewalk surface : ASPHALT
76. Poly follower : ESTER
77. Clamorous : LOUD
80. Alienate : ESTRANGE
81. Brubeck or Garroway : DAVE
82. Cleo's bosom buddy : ASP
89. Crow's relative : DAKOTA
90. Big baking potatoes : IDAHOS
91. Put behind bars : ENCAGE
92. Lose enthusiasm for: Colloq. : SOURON
93. Does some meter reading? : SCANS
94. Word in a French toast : VOTRE
95. Low rating : ONE
96. Hack : CAB
97. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
98. 1511, to Fabius : MDXI
99. "Heads ___, tails you lose": Croker : IWIN
101. Wonder's "___ She Lovely?" : ISNT
102. Tobacco, for one : ROAD
103. Hoyle decision : RULE
104. Writer Bagnold : ENID
105. Ike : DDE
107. Bribe for Cerberus : SOP
108. Wave, to Juan : OLA
109. Bled in the laundry : RAN

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