Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

ELBOW GREASE

New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 1985

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
Frances Hansen has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ancient Olympic Games site : ELIS
5. "Oh boy!" : HOTDOG
11. Valli of "The Third Man" : ALIDA
16. Part of the window dressing? : SASH
20. Belay's cousin : AVAST
21. N.Y. city or tea : OSWEGO
22. David's daughter : TAMAR
23. A Graham who was a defense cracker : OTTO
24. B. F. King Jr.'s gloomy comment : NOTHINGTODOBUTWORK
27. Stagger : REEL
28. Scold's elbow position : AKIMBO
29. Labor trailer : ITE
30. Cowboy's stamping ground : RANGE
31. Kind of colony : PENAL
32. Horne who blew in from Brooklyn : LENA
33. Worshiper in a wat : THAI
35. Homer's vamp : CIRCE
36. Pretty girl, to Berlin : MELODY
37. Austen opus : EMMA
39. Dayan of the Six-Day War : MOSHE
42. Soft sweater wool : ANGORA
44. Russ Westover's working girl : TILLIETHETOILER
49. "Blue Heaven" composer : ROMBERG
53. Galena or bauxite : ORE
54. Spaced-out Houston agcy.? : NASA
55. R.N.'s ministration : TLC
56. Not even once : NEVER
58. A Roberts whose ensign flies over Tulsa : ORAL
59. Wat Tyler's Rebellion : PEASANTSREVOLT
63. Even exchange, for the vengeful : EYE
64. Ruin : UNDO
65. "___ won't come back . . . ": Cohan : ANDWE
66. "A clear conscience is ___ card": Lyly : ASURE
67. Memorable soprano : EAMES
69. Tuck's title : FRIAR
70. She was Maggie O'Reed at birth : RAYE
71. Cabell of baseball : ENOS
72. Haled into court : HADUP
73. Company lover : MISERY
74. Jejune : ARID
76. He's on the beam! : HARDHAT
79. Cumin or fennel : HERB
80. Popular at-home wear : CAFTAN
83. Czech statesman Eduard : BENES
84. A grandfather of Priam : ILUS
86. He rebuilt Jericho : AHAB
90. Hood's flier : ARROW
91. Mrs. Gabler : HEDDA
92. ___ sanctum : INNER
94. Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
95. Ship hazard : REEF
96. Bee chaser : CEE
97. Spooky drudges? : GRAVEYARDSHIFT
100. ___ time (pronto) : INNO
101. Street show : RAREE
103. Counter game for two : NIM
104. Pusher's nemesis : NARC
105. Acapulco uncle : TIO
106. Actress Fay of yesteryear : BAINTER
108. Concern of organized labor? : STATEOFTHEUNION
112. Sensual : EROTIC
114. Tajo and Siepi : BASSI
115. First word of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
116. On high : ARISEN
119. "Pirates of Penzance" heroine : MABEL
121. Drowses : NODS
123. Singer Anita from Chicago : ODAY
127. Nonexplosive dessert : BOMBE
128. Gregorian's fourth : APRIL
129. Russian village : MIR
130. Cape Verde money : ESCUDO
132. "Cielo ___!": Ponchielli aria : EMAR
133. Exertion's exaction, dramatically : BLOODSWEATANDTEARS
137. Maggiore or Como : LAGO
138. Usher's beat : AISLE
139. Francis of "What's My Line?" : ARLENE
140. Creek : INLET
141. Enough, to FitzGerald : ENOW
142. Viewed with aversion : HATED
143. Spoiling for a fight : FEISTY
144. Clean a pipe : REAM
1. Call forth : EVOKE
2. Quarter of Paris : LATIN
3. Lone survivor of the Pequod : ISHMAEL
4. Red-backed sandpiper : STIB
5. Greedy grunter : HOG
6. Old Roman port : OSTIA
7. Double-cross, in affaires d'amour : TWOTIME
8. "___ Dinah," Frankie Avalon hit : DEDE
9. U.S. satellite : OGO
10. Jack-tar : GOB
11. Rose distillation : ATTAR
12. Grounds maintenance : LAWNCARE
13. Cymbeline's daughter : IMOGEN
14. Challenge : DARE
15. Floating menagerie : ARK
16. Sleep, to Shakespeare : SORELABOURSBATH
17. "___'clock scholar" : ATENO
18. Lieu : STEAD
19. Capote's Golightly : HOLLY
20. Similarity: Abbr. : ANAL
25. "A poem should ___/But be": MacLeish : NOTMEAN
26. Milton's "regent of the sun" : URIEL
31. Short wave? : PERM
34. Topper holder : HATSTAND
35. Prinze's TV role : CHICO
36. Sen. Kennedy's middle name : MOORE
38. Small change in Babylonia : MINAE
40. Paravane : OTTER
41. Work on a puzzle : SOLVE
43. Jane and Zane : GREYS
44. Not up ___ (below standard) : TOPAR
45. Spenser's name for Ireland : IRENA
46. Full of plumbum : LEADY
47. Signe of "A Double Life" : HASSO
48. Snuffbox bean, e.g. : ENTADA
50. Ford or Pyle : ERNIE
51. Gary Burghoff in "M*A*S*H" : RADAR
52. Hallelujah preceder : GLORY
57. Barkley, familiarly : VEEP
60. Moil's toll, proverbially : SWEATOFONESBROW
61. Wooed for a frat : RUSHED
62. A wife of Jacob : LEAH
68. Fletcher Christian's action : MUTINY
69. Balsam : FIR
71. German article : EIN
72. These sit above nks. : HDS
73. "___ amis . . . " (De Gaulle starter?) : MES
75. Crude : RAW
77. "I'll fish for thee ___ thee wood enough": Shak. : ANDGET
78. Bring up : REAR
79. Cried in triumph : HURRAHED
80. Spaniard's foe in the Greater Antilles : CARIB
81. Detroit's Cobo Hall : ARENA
82. Soprano Mirella of the Met : FRENI
83. Sudsy quaff : BEER
85. Rested against : LEANT
87. Duvalier's turf : HAITI
88. "Cavalleria rusticana" teamster : ALFIO
89. "Somebody ___ de bay": Foster : BETON
91. What "you gotta have" : HEART
92. Climbing creepers : IVIES
93. On-the-spot TV programs : NEMOS
94. Spore sac : ASCUS
96. Mighty king of Thebes : CREON
98. Conductor Dorati : ANTAL
99. Scolded, with "down" : DRESSED
102. Salad green : ESCAROLE
107. Brooklyn rarity? : TREE
109. ___ theorem (math proposition) : ABELS
110. They have their limits : FINITES
111. Tertiary period : NEOCENE
113. Customs duty : IMPOST
116. White poplar : ABELE
117. Kind of holiday : ROMAN
118. Insect at the age of consent : IMAGO
120. Waited patiently : BIDED
122. Praying figure : ORANT
124. Cameroon group : DUALA
125. To the point : ADREM
126. Baseball's Eddie (The Walking Man) : YOST
128. Et ___ (and others) : ALIA
129. Bamako is here : MALI
131. Hubbub : STIR
133. Seasonal exclamation : BAH
134. U.S.A.F. woman : WAF
135. Middle of an old palindrome : ERE
136. Napoleon's "bravest of the brave" : NEY

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