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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

HOW'S THAT AGAIN?

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1989

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 23, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has repeated answers.
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,509
Across Down
1. Noted naval historian : MAHAN
6. Rib : COSTA
11. Push may come to this : SHOVE
16. Iowa church society : AMANA
21. Plowed land, in Pamplona : ARADA
22. What Paul Revere spread : ALARM
23. Wretched abode : HOVEL
24. Kind of soprano : LYRIC
25. Start of a verse : IDOUBTIDDEEMITADISGRACE
29. Guy's gal : DOLL
30. A code in the head? : AREA
31. Bacchanalian bash : REVEL
32. Annual British rowing regatta : HENLEY
33. Nuclear device : REACTOR
35. Essential : VITAL
36. ___ avis : RARA
37. Wee one : TOT
38. An Imogene who made the scene : COCA
39. Suborder comprising the swifts : APODI
41. Manufacturers' org. : NAM
44. More of verse : WEREYOUTOCALLAVASEAVASE
52. Had a bite : ATE
53. Cat-___-tails : ONINE
54. Fanons : ORALES
55. ___-les-Moulineaux, Paris suburb : ISSY
56. ___ kebab (barbecue treat) : SHISH
59. Sympathy's partner : TEA
60. Forsyte tale, e.g. : SAGA
62. "Exodus" hero : ARI
63. Dilute : THIN
64. More of verse : INDEEDIDNOTBEGIVENPAUSE
69. One of a facial pair : NOSTRIL
70. Wine tub : VAT
71. Served perfectly : ACED
72. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
73. Of age: Lat. abbr. : AET
74. Appearance : MIEN
76. Humdinger : ONER
77. Inst. at Columbus : OSU
78. Hits a fly : SWATS
81. Singer Vikki : CARR
82. Result : END
83. Padded footstool : OTTOMAN
87. More of verse : WEREYOUTOCALLAVASEAVASE
92. Resort town in the Catskills : ACRA
93. New Deal inits. : NRA
94. Supporter : ALLY
95. "The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
96. Cowboy's cow catcher : LASSO
97. Month, in Metz : MOIS
98. Butterfly's title : MADAMA
100. Cordage fiber : ISTLE
102. ___ Remo, Italy : SAN
103. More of verse : IMVERYTOLERANTTHESEDAYS
109. Bishopric : SEE
110. Poirot's explanatory word : ALORS
111. Viaud's pen name : LOTI
112. Golfer's gadget : TEE
113. To-do : STIR
114. Snap : PHOTO
116. Arbor feature : TRELLIS
120. Argot : PATOIS
123. Mont or Mel : BLANC
124. Algonquian : CREE
125. A lady-in-waiting to Cleo : IRAS
127. End of verse : ITSNOTSOTOUGHIHAFMYVASE
132. Pale shade of blue : ETAIN
133. Burst forth, as a volcano : ERUPT
134. Duck : EVADE
135. Doc : MEDIC
136. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
137. Oater group : POSSE
138. Hinder : DETER
139. Common verbal contraction : ARENT
1. An upstairs girl : MAID
2. Passion : ARDOR
3. Non-Hawaiian, in Hawaii : HAOLE
4. Fawn upon : ADULATE
5. Catch in the act : NAB
6. Lorre in "The Maltese Falcon" : CAIRO
7. Longer in the tooth : OLDER
8. Actress Thompson : SADA
9. Three, to Luigi : TRE
10. Smith's patriotic ballad : AMERICA
11. Hindu god, called The Destroyer : SHIVA
12. Hailey book: 1965 : HOTEL
13. Pigskin-shaped : OVAL
14. Indian writer Mehta : VED
15. Yalie : ELI
16. Casbah country : ALGERIA
17. A Loy of unalloyed delight : MYRNA
18. Soviet inland sea : ARAL
19. Pleasant : NICE
20. ___-deucey : ACEY
26. Drumroll : TATTOO
27. Gold or copper : METAL
28. Tints delicately : SHADESIN
34. Arch : COY
35. Viva follower : VOCE
36. A certain Snow White's sister : ROSERED
38. Author Doyle's middle name : CONAN
39. Actress Gardner : AVA
40. Prolonged parley : PALAVER
41. Leading money-winning horse: 1955 : NASHUA
42. Neighbor of Perugia : ASSISI
43. N.J.'s governor: 1954-62 : MEYNER
44. "The king ___ his counting-house" : WASIN
45. Of a race: Comb. form : ETHNO
46. Whitelaw and Ogden : REIDS
47. "Wait ___ Dark," 1967 film : UNTIL
48. All even : TIED
49. Theater section : LOGE
50. "To ___ bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAGANDA
51. Dante's "New Life" : VITANUOVA
57. Make comfortable : SETATEASE
58. Joan of Arc's "crime" : HERESY
60. Laurel or Musial : STAN
61. Browning's "___ Vogler" : ABT
65. Morse-code word : DIT
66. Surmounted difficulties : OVERCAME
67. Bartender's need : ICE
68. Of the mail service : POSTAL
74. Dueler in the sun : MATADOR
75. Group helping D.P.'s : IRO
76. "___ Make Believe," 1927 song : ONLY
77. Inhabitant: Suffix : OTE
78. Pundits : SWAMIS
79. "Here ___ a-wassailing," Yuletide air's start : WECOME
80. Reach one's goal : ARRIVE
81. Museum honcho : CURATOR
82. Building wing : ELL
83. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
84. Tuscan marble center : MASSA
85. Lab analysis : ASSAY
86. Bright lights : NEONS
88. " . . . enter ___ of friends": Cowper : ONMYLIST
89. Winglike : ALAR
90. "___ la glubba," Leoncavallo aria : VESTI
91. Arthritis med. : ACTH
99. Smith and Pacino : ALS
100. "Tell ___ the marines!" : ITTO
101. Regard highly : ESTEEM
104. G.I.'s K ___ : RATIONS
105. "Take Me ___," 1959 Broadway hit : ALONG
106. Serrated : NOTCHED
107. Slippery customer : EEL
108. Parcel postmen do it : DELIVER
113. French designer Rykiel : SONIA
114. Falls into a chair heavily : PLOPS
115. ___ couture : HAUTE
116. Swap : TRADE
117. Allude (to) : REFER
118. Muslim decree : IRADE
119. Black buck : SASIN
120. Painter Mondrian : PIET
121. "___ baby!" : ATTA
122. Russian ruler : TSAR
123. Eng. units of heat : BTUS
124. Causerie : CHAT
126. Religious group : SECT
128. Fall mo. : SEP
129. Gold, in Genova : ORO
130. "___ Got Five Dollars," 1931 song : IVE
131. Singer Sumac from Peru : YMA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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