Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

New York Times, Monday, May 9, 1988

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Spans: 3
Frances Hansen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nursery need, informally : TALC
5. Beanstalk boy : JACK
9. Manifest : OVERT
14. Cupid : AMOR
15. Wight, e.g. : ISLE
16. Abdul-Jabbar is one : LAKER
17. The Censor : CATO
18. Nicholas Il was the last : TSAR
19. Mountain ridge : ARETE
20. With 36 Across, used-car salesman's pitch : THISONEPROVIDES
23. It's for the birds : SUET
24. Tot's muddy concoction : PIE
25. Equivalence in value : PARITY
28. Chance happening : ACCIDENT
33. Correct : EMEND
34. Jai ___ : ALAI
35. Kanga's baby : ROO
36. See 20 Across : ABIGOPPORTUNITY
40. Not pro : CON
41. Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
42. Sydney Carton's love : LUCIE
43. Mandarin's drink, perhaps : HYSONTEA
46. Camille's love : ARMAND
47. Pothole : RUT
48. Gleason's "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
49. Customer's reply : IHEARITKNOCKING
57. " . . . by the ___ early light": Key : DAWNS
58. A King : ALAN
59. Eye part : UVEA
60. Funeral oration : ELOGE
61. Note-able fish? : TUNA
62. Frog or year preceder : LEAP
63. Invited : ASKED
64. Skating maneuver : AXEL
65. Cithara's cousin : LYRE
1. Diplomacy : TACT
2. Nanking nanny : AMAH
3. Viaud's pen name : LOTI
4. Intersection : CROSSING
5. Small bus : JITNEY
6. What 1 Down is to a consul : ASSET
7. Thunder sound : CLAP
8. Deborah, Jean or Walter : KERR
9. Patron saint of Norway : OLAVII
10. Diverse : VARIED
11. Made do : EKED
12. Network : RETE
13. "___ bien!" : TRES
21. Surpass : OUTDO
22. In the work cited: Abbr. : OPCIT
25. Fruit for Melba's dessert : PEACH
26. Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
27. Horse's restraint : REINS
28. Greeting with the lei of the land : ALOHA
29. Solicitude : CARE
30. Writer Jong : ERICA
31. Out : NOTIN
32. Trifled (with) : TOYED
34. Basilica area : APSE
37. Page or LuPone : PATTI
38. Actress Lenore of yesteryear : ULRIC
39. Chowderhead : NUMSKULL
44. Dec. 24 stocking-stuffer : ORANGE
45. Harbored, as a grudge : NURSED
46. Dissonant : ATONAL
48. Silly : INANE
49. Brainstorm : IDEA
50. "The Laughing Cavalier" painter : HALS
51. Furry "Return of the Jedi" creature : EWOK
52. Informal farewell : TATA
53. Part of K.K.K. : KLUX
54. Actress Judith from El Paso : IVEY
55. Closefisted : NEAR
56. Stare openmouthed : GAPE

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