Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

New York Times, Tuesday, May 17, 1988

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 3
Frances Hansen has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Broadway bomb : FLOP
5. Tropical lizard : AGAMA
10. Tennis ace Wilander : MATS
14. Father of Hel : LOKI
15. Fabius's 557 : DLVII
16. Quiz : EXAM
17. 43,560 square feet : ACRE
18. Low dive : JOINT
19. Blackthorn : SLOE
20. With 22 and 58 Across, bakery-window sign : WHATFOODS
22. See 20 Across : THESE
23. Cuckoopint : ARUM
24. Memorable Chiang ___-shek : KAI
26. Knucklehead : SAP
29. William Tell's canton : URI
30. Typewriter bar : SPACER
35. Honey-pecan confections : PRALINES
38. Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
39. Boot tie : LACET
40. Eve-making material : RIB
42. Tall tales : YARNS
43. Carol starter : ADESTE
45. Relative of a cobbler : PEACHPIE
47. Xanthippe, e.g. : TARTAR
48. "I ___ great eater . . . ": Shak. : AMA
49. But, to Brutus : SED
50. Genetic inits. : RNA
52. Appropriate : TAKE
54. Own up : ADMIT
58. See 20 Across : MORSELSBE
63. Expensive : DEAR
64. Hemingway's "movable feast" : PARIS
65. Religious image : ICON
66. Zilch : ZERO
67. In reserve : ONICE
68. Japanese sandal : ZORI
69. Fall setting : EDEN
70. Like glass houses : PANED
71. Rapt in reverence : AWED
1. Glitch : FLAW
2. Lomond, for one : LOCH
3. Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
4. Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
5. Suspend a meeting until later : ADJOURN
6. More despondent : GLOOMIER
7. Eager : AVID
8. Byelorussian hub : MINSK
9. River isle : AIT
10. Network : MESH
11. Car bar : AXLE
12. Western art colony : TAOS
13. Captain Hook's henchman : SMEE
21. Knave of Hearts's preference? : FRUITTART
22. Englishman's wine-soaked dessert : TIPSYCAKE
25. High ___ kite : ASA
26. Chair-back piece : SPLAT
27. Pedro's plowed land : ARADA
28. Harness-race horse : PACER
31. Nanking nanny : AMAH
32. Cavils : CARPS
33. Kovacs or Ford : ERNIE
34. Brought down the house, in Kew : RASED
36. "___ we forget": Kipling : LEST
37. Wee drink : SIP
41. Dante's love : BEATRICE
44. Deserving bird? : ERN
46. Piled up : AMASSED
51. Iowan church society : AMANA
53. Miss Doolittle : ELIZA
54. Carpenter's tool : ADZE
55. Exploit : DEED
56. Grown-up filly : MARE
57. Keep a pressing engagement : IRON
59. "Mourning Becomes Electra" man : ORIN
60. Clumsy boat : SCOW
61. Drill : BORE
62. Writer Bagnold : ENID
64. How the weasel goes : POP

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