Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

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New York Times, Sunday, June 1, 1975

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 719 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 18, XRef: 1
Frances Hansen has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nom de plume : ALIAS
6. Eared seal : OTARY
11. Heat standard of sorts : HADES
16. Clean or chimney : SWEEP
21. Jargon : LINGO
22. Aspic: Fr. : GELEE
23. Eat away : ERODE
24. Wash. zoo star : PANDA
25. Viper : ADDER
26. Urges along : PRODS
27. Electron tube : DIODE
28. Famous marbles : ELGIN
29. Western site : MOUNTRUSHMORESDAK
32. High as ___ : AKITE
33. ___ many (that last drink) : ONETOO
34. Degree for a NASA worker : EAA
35. Pip-pip : TATA
36. Stretched one's neck : CRANED
37. Farragut's advice : FULLSPEEDAHEAD
42. Conducted : LED
43. Clean a pipe : REAM
47. Writer Talese : GAY
48. Certain notebooks: Abbr. : LLS
49. Composer Vittorio : RIETI
51. Breathed out : EXHALED
53. Start of the vowels : AEI
54. Shapeless dress : TENT
56. Siouans : OTOES
60. Nile-source explorer : SPEKE
61. Decline : EBB
63. Relatives of T-bars : HBEAMS
66. Minor official : SATRAP
67. Heavy books : TOMES
68. Order to a marching group : DOAQUICKSTEP
71. "Zhivago" girl : LARA
72. "___ was saying" : ASI
74. Actor Erwin : STU
75. Article : THE
76. Cockney coin : HAPENNY
78. Observation by Davidson : THERACEISTOTHESWIFT
83. N. Y. lake group : SARANAC
85. Iowa college : COE
86. Owned : HAD
87. Teachers' org. : NEA
88. "Exodus" author : URIS
89. Processes food in a way : QUICKFREEZES
94. Rulers : TSARS
98. Colosseum walkways : BALTEI
100. " . . . in ___ ob cotton" : DELAND
101. Culbertson : ELY
102. Nero's courtyards : ATRIA
103. Summer months : JULYS
104. ___ possum : PLAY
105. "And ___ take the low . . . " : ILL
107. Famed Egyptian stone : ROSETTA
109. Small bird : PEWEE
111. At all : ANY
112. Kind of ear : TIN
113. Admiral or guard : REAR
114. Asian gift to U.S. : FLU
116. Military credo : HURRYUPANDWAIT
122. Crusoe's man : FRIDAY
124. Broad bean : HABA
125. ___-Magnon : CRO
126. Australian sorcerer : CORAJI
131. Actress Elissa : LANDI
132. Snail's reply to whiting, perhaps : IDONOTCHOOSETORUN
136. Loosened : UNDID
137. Bullshot ingredient : VODKA
138. Don Juan's forte : AMOUR
139. Miss by ___ : AMILE
140. Part of an act : SCENE
141. As red as ___ : ABEET
142. ___ Cerberus (bribe) : SOPTO
143. Miss Thompson : SADIE
144. Chinese factories : HONGS
145. Ploys : RUSES
146. Bottomless pit : ABYSS
147. Work on a pie crust : KNEAD
1. Place to remember : ALAMO
2. Put the ___ (suppress) : LIDON
3. ___ course : INDUE
4. Secret or press : AGENT
5. In a way : SORTOF
6. Russian police : OGPU
7. Concisely : TERSELY
8. Hilo greetings : ALOHAS
9. Colorful tree : REDMAPLE
10. Gypsum : YESO
11. "O is ___ then? My duty all ended" : HEDEAD
12. Awn : ARISTA
13. "Camptown Races" refrain : DOODAH
14. Iceland epic : EDDA
15. Look for : SEEK
16. Piece of asparagus : SPEAR
17. Whiting's plea to snail : WALKALITTLEFASTER
18. Diesel, e.g. : ENGINE
19. Worked on copy : EDITED
20. Like most windows : PANED
30. Moulin color : ROUGE
31. Ways: Abbr. : RTES
36. Between B and F : CDE
38. Took on cargo : LADED
39. Root or Yale : ELIHU
40. Lubitsch : ERNST
41. River isle : AIT
43. Take five : REST
44. Montreal player : EXPO
45. Polite interruption : AHEM
46. Order to a short-order cook : MAKEAHASTYPUDDING
50. Ode words : TOA
52. Diminish : LESSEN
53. Subside : ABATE
54. "___ 'A' Train" : TAKETHE
55. Bad German place : EMS
57. Praying figure : ORANT
58. Deserve : EARN
59. Red deer : SPAY
62. Autumn pear : BOSC
64. Brown heron : BITTERN
65. Little Sir : ECHO
66. Give rise to : SPAWN
69. Mistress Nell : QUICKLY
70. Querying sounds : EHS
73. Baghdad native : IRAQI
77. Religious art pieces : PIETAS
78. Warble : TRILL
79. Kind of puncture : ACU
80. Parlor piece : SOFA
81. "Watership Down" rabbit : HAZEL
82. Writer Leon : EDEL
83. Topic: Abbr. : SUBJ
84. New Guinea people : ARAU
90. Lazy one : IDLER
91. Economic org. : CEA
92. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
93. Aleppo's land : SYRIA
95. Johnson of TV : ARTE
96. Rio girl : RITA
97. German basin : SAAR
99. Opposite of WNW : ESE
104. Few, in Paris : PEU
106. Lawless avenging group : LYNCHMOB
108. In reserve : ONICE
110. Child's word : WHY
111. ___ on the back : APAT
112. Inning situation : TWOOUTS
114. Madrid name : FRANCO
115. Shade of green : LINDEN
117. Scholars' benefactor : RHODES
118. Doodle-Dandy one : YANKEE
119. German subs : UBOATS
120. Sagging : DROOPY
121. Take ___ (scold) : TOTASK
122. Mrs. Browning's dog : FLUSH
123. Assistants : AIDES
127. Candle or holiday : ROMAN
128. Take for ___ : ARIDE
129. Chef Child : JULIA
130. "___ a drink!" : INEED
132. Match-king Kreuger : IVAR
133. Papuan isle : DOBU
134. Senor's house : CASA
135. B'way signs : SROS

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