Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

DEARTHFUL

New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 1991

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0
Frances Hansen has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Top of the line : BEST
5. Indian symbol : TOTEM
10. Ophidian : ASP
13. Modern frontier : SPACE
18. Solemn promise : OATH
19. Japanese seaport or dog : AKITA
20. Defrost : THAW
22. Rink structures : CAGES
23. Wound memento : SCAR
24. Knight's weapon : LANCE
25. Bathe : WASH
26. Some exams : ORALS
27. Soapmaker's dearth? : SHYOFLYE
29. Sommelier's dearth? : SHORTOFPORT
32. Very, in Vichy : TRES
33. Marabou : STORK
34. Cannel : COAL
35. Mitty or Cronkite : WALTER
38. Weather satellite : TIROS
39. Light foundation garment : CORSELET
43. Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
44. Fishmonger's dearth? : OUTOFTROUT
46. Surrealist Salvador : DALI
47. Misplace : LOSE
48. Singer Petina : IRRA
49. Blundered : ERRED
51. French co. : CIE
52. Forage plant : ERS
53. Orator's dearth? : SCANTOFCANT
57. Inquired : ASKED
59. Imperturbable : STOICAL
61. Ways : ROADS
62. Slaver : DROOL
63. Bowling division : FRAME
64. Loiter : DALLY
65. "The ___ Madelon Claudet" : SINOF
66. Burning : AFIRE
67. Guardian spirits : GENII
68. Contaminated : TAINTED
71. Model-airplane wood : BALSA
72. Miniskirt maker's dearth? : WANTOFQUANT
75. Genetic inits. : RNA
76. Pizarro's gold : ORO
77. Max Sr. and Max Jr. : BAERS
79. Les Etats-___ : UNIS
80. Feminist Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
81. Betsy whose work was saluted : ROSS
83. Like Savalas : BAREOFHAIR
87. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
88. Distasteful : UNSAVORY
90. Utter inadvertently : BLURT
91. Scraped one's shins : BARKED
92. Israeli P.M. Eshkol: 1963-69 : LEVI
93. Chris of the courts : EVERT
94. Cast a ballot : VOTE
95. Tailor's dearth? : NEEDOFTWEED
98. Census taker's dearth? : FEWOFYOU
102. Aquarium fish : TETRA
103. Addict : USER
104. "Mule Train" singer : LAINE
106. Guns a motor : REVS
107. Teheran resident : IRANI
108. ___ Porsena : LARS
109. Computer key : ENTER
110. Verve : ELAN
111. Kind of committee : ADHOC
112. Bar drink : RYE
113. Vertiginous : DIZZY
114. First name in scat : ELLA
1. The ___ (Springsteen) : BOSS
2. Every's companion : EACH
3. Linger : STAY
4. Choke : THROTTLE
5. More like Wilt : TALLER
6. Gives the nod to : OKAYS
7. Fork part : TINE
8. Bel Kaufman's "Love, ___" : ETC
9. Toscanini, notably : MAESTRO
10. Least favorably : ATWORST
11. Its jaws give pause : SHARK
12. Sandburg's "bucket of ashes" : PAST
13. Greek sculptor-architect : SCOPAS
14. Let out conditionally : PAROLED
15. Gelling agent : AGAR
16. Hibernian : CELT
17. Tee preceder : ESS
21. " . . . despise those ___ them": Thucydides : WHOCOURT
28. Guitar feature : FRET
30. Unguis : HOOF
31. Strong point : FORTE
33. ___ table (dine) : SITAT
35. Where they plug the leeks : WALES
36. Cancel a space flight : ABORT
37. Dentist's dearth? : LOSSOFFLOSS
38. Change course : TURN
39. "The agony of de feet" : CORNS
40. Railroad engineer's dearth? : LACKOFTRACK
41. Architect Gottlieb ___ Saarinen : ELIEL
42. Even-steven : TIED
44. Papal cape : ORALE
45. All set : READY
48. What "veni" means : ICAME
50. Mild imprecation : DARNIT
53. Egyptian amulet : SCARAB
54. Praying figure : ORANT
55. Large book size : FOLIO
56. Neighbor of Nev. : CALIF
58. By and by : SOON
60. Spring bloomer : IRIS
62. Naturalist Fossey et al. : DIANS
64. Thick : DENSE
65. This may be posted : STAIR
66. Duelist Burr : AARON
67. TV moderator Moore : GARRY
69. ___ nous : ENTRE
70. Passé : DATED
71. Irish king Brian ___ : BORU
72. Vexatious : WEARIFUL
73. Two pints : QUART
74. Military group : UNIT
78. From the beginning : ABOVO
80. Insouciant : CAREFREE
82. Italian beachhead: Sept. 1943 : SALERNO
84. Main side of a coin : OBVERSE
85. Take to the hills : FLEE
86. Jumped over the candlestick : HURDLED
87. Alliance acronym : NATO
89. Of sacred Hindu books : VEDAIC
91. Seedy Manhattan area : BOWERY
93. Room for jugs and linens : EWERY
94. S.A. country : VENEZ
95. Wimp's cousin : NERD
96. Greenland base : ETAH
97. Russian ruler : TSAR
98. Honey ___, Rose Kennedy's dad : FITZ
99. Holler : YELL
100. Face shape : OVAL
101. Annapolis inst. : USNA
102. Acapulco aunt : TIA
105. Cuckoo : ANI

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