Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

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New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1986

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Spans: 4
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Richard III's desperate cry : AHORSE
7. Lively Polish dance : MAZURKA
14. Imperturbable poise : APLOMB
20. Shoots the white water : CANOES
21. Tonsil's neighbor : ADENOID
22. Pope: 1823–29 : LEOXII
23. Start of a September 1 query : THEARTISANISNOTATWORK
26. Anteater : AARDVARK
27. Convened : SAT
28. Highly charged : INTENSE
29. Zeta–theta go-between : ETA
30. Routine ask : CHORE
32. Riant : GAY
33. Rio ___, El Paso's river : GRANDE
37. Fit for ducks : RAINY
38. Solidify : GEL
39. Secretary : DESK
43. Flying prefix : AERO
44. Towel word : HERS
45. Joker : CARD
46. French magazine : ELLE
47. More of query : THEBUSINESSMANSATPLAY
53. Interminable time : EON
54. Nine singers singing : NONET
55. Intimation : HINT
56. Christopher of "Superman" : REEVE
57. Petrel or pelican : SEABIRD
59. Title for Segovia : SENOR
60. Fell from grace : SINNED
61. Tutu or Bongo : AFRICAN
64. Freed, as oxen : UNYOKED
66. Demijohn's cousin : CARBOY
69. Hero of 1936 Olympics : OWENS
71. Marilyn's 1956 film : BUSSTOP
75. ___ two (very few) : ONEOR
76. Swell, at sea : WAVE
77. "___ thee late a rosy wreath": Jonson : ISENT
79. Baseball stat : ERA
80. More of query : ATHOMEWERAPORTAKEANAP
85. Bring ___ end (conclude) : TOAN
86. Wimp's cousin : NERD
87. Ancient mariner : NOAH
88. Pay heed : NOTE
89. Bonifaces' places : INNS
90. Ethiopian prince : RAS
91. Friend of Trajan and Tacitus : PLINY
93. Ensign : BANNER
95. Help! : SOS
96. Substantial : MEATY
97. Rocky peak : TOR
98. "There's ___ in Spain": Saxe : ACASTLE
102. N.Y. winter time : EST
103. "___ Running," 1958 Sinatra film : SOMECAME
108. End of query : WHOCALLEDTHISLABORDAY
112. Poe's "lost" maiden : LENORE
113. Bertinelli or Harper : VALERIE
114. Lily maid of Astolat : ELAINE
115. Smashed; squiffed : STEWED
116. Put on guard : ALERTED
117. "The public be ___!": W. H. Vanderbilt : DAMNED
1. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
2. Laughing sounds : HAHA
3. Humdinger : ONER
4. Tobacco, for one : ROAD
5. Dished up : SERVED
6. Fourth or real : ESTATE
7. Domino : MASK
8. With 68 Down, memorable actress : ADA
9. Japanese school of meditation : ZEN
10. Synchronization : UNISON
11. "The ___," Nevin song : ROSARY
12. Kunta ___, Haley ancestor : KINTE
13. Fuss : ADO
14. TV's Hawkeye : ALANALDA
15. Small-minded : PETTY
16. Actor Edmund of "What Price Glory?" : LOWE
17. Of England's oldest univ. : OXON
18. Russian villages : MIRS
19. Two-wheeler : BIKE
24. General Eaker : IRA
25. Princeton 11 : TIGERS
30. Printing mark : CARET
31. Greeting to a villain : HISS
33. Winner at Saratoga: 1777 : GATES
34. Till the soil again : REHOE
35. Kingdome or Silverdome : ARENA
36. San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
37. ___ Cassin, 1968 Nobelist for Peace : RENE
38. Missile-launching frame : GANTRY
39. Leans (on) : DEPENDS
40. Drew or Terry : ELLEN
41. Turner or Tubman : SLAVE
42. ___ up (all agog) : KEYED
44. Official language of India : HINDI
45. Church law : CANON
48. Lacking in deviation : UNIFORM
49. Brief apology : SORRY
50. Haggard book : SHE
51. Less : MINUS
52. Adriatic city or gulf : TRIESTE
58. Chacmas and mandrills : BABOONS
59. Indy 500 winner: 1983 : SNEVA
60. Cream the other team : SKUNK
62. Shrinks in fear : COWERS
63. Grant : AWARD
65. Ashanti voodooism : OBEAH
66. Raccoon's relative : COATI
67. Chekhov : ANTON
68. See 8 Down : REHAN
70. Fiber knot : NEP
72. Mortise insertion : TENON
73. Mount the soapbox : ORATE
74. Monograph : PAPER
77. Swift's forte : IRONY
78. Corset stiffener : STAY
81. Matriculated : ENROLLED
82. Ermine, e.g. : WEASEL
83. Step ___ (accelerate) : ONIT
84. Miller or Blyth : ANN
91. Mortar's companion : PESTLE
92. Foam from soap : LATHER
93. Struck out on Broadway : BOMBED
94. Interstice : AREOLA
95. Regard intently : STARE
96. Good Conduct award : MEDAL
97. Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
98. Leather-piercing tools : AWLS
99. Nickname of the 21st U.S. President : CHET
100. Tops : AONE
101. Clumsy boat : SCOW
103. Jack jumper : SLED
104. Steve of track fame : CRAM
105. Tennis call : ADIN
106. Lion's pride : MANE
107. Gave the once-over : EYED
109. Le Gallienne or Gabor : EVA
110. N.Y. subway line : IRT
111. She, in Schweinfurt : SIE

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