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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

LESSON FOR TODAY

New York Times, Sunday, September 13, 1992

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,650
Across Down
1. "Your ___ or mine?" : PLACE
6. Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
13. Hajj goal : MECCA
18. Oxford Group's concern : MORALS
20. Offenbach's "The ___ Hoffmann" : TALESOF
21. Put ___ (show off) : ONAIRS
23. Start of a teen-ager's essay : SOCRATESWASPUTONTRIAL
26. Given to wild laughter : SHRIEKY
27. Choler : IRE
28. Collegiate team : VARSITY
29. Emulate Xanthippe : NAG
30. Walter or Uta : HAGEN
32. English cathedral town : ELY
33. Pickwick or Pepys : SAMUEL
37. Mawkish : CORNY
38. Thurs. chaser : FRI
39. Do a cotton-pickin' job : BALE
43. Hoofbeat sound : CLOP
44. Scat! : SHOO
45. Dame Myra : HESS
46. Twelfth Jewish month : ELUL
47. Essay: Part II : ATFIRSTITWASADEADLOCK
53. British W.W. II heroes : RAF
54. School near Windsor Castle : ETON
55. Pirouette : PIVOT
56. "All ___ Dream of You" : IDOIS
57. Thrive : PROSPER
59. Pancake mixture : BATTER
61. Yoga position : ASANA
62. Foremost : PREMIER
64. Logogriph : ANAGRAM
66. English poet-diplomat: 1664-1721 : PRIOR
68. Pyle portrayer : NABORS
70. Back gear : REVERSE
74. " . . . words ___ deeds": Shak. : ARENO
75. Scuttlebutt : RUMOR
76. Gambling game : KENO
77. Bad actor : HAM
78. Essay: Part III : BUTAFTERARGUINGAWHILE
83. Of Pindar's poems : ODIC
84. Dentist's request : OPEN
85. Baseball stats : RBIS
86. Privy to the deal : INON
87. Uh-huh : YEAH
88. Long in the tooth : OLD
89. On the up and up : LEGIT
91. Nut in a chocolate bar : ALMOND
93. Explanation seeker's query : WHY
94. Tossed about, as waves : VEXED
95. ___ Lanka : SRI
96. Ben-Hur's racer : CHARIOT
100. Tierra del Fuego native : ONA
101. Famed Seminole leader : OSCEOLA
105. End of the essay : HEHADTOSWALLOWWEDLOCK
110. Turkish inn : IMARET
111. Dinosaur, e.g. : REPTILE
112. Collegian's goal : DEGREE
113. A 64 Across for "notes" : STENO
114. Electra's brother : ORESTES
115. Skater Gardner : RANDY
1. British V.I.P.'s : PMS
2. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" author : LOOS
3. Coy : ARCH
4. Singer Vikki : CARR
5. May or Stritch : ELAINE
6. ___-bitsy : ITSY
7. Adage : SAW
8. Carte preceder : ALA
9. Pattern : DESIGN
10. Diving bird : OSPREY
11. Where Joan of Arc was tried : ROUEN
12. Ship area : AFT
13. Nat King Cole hit : MONALISA
14. Vestibule : ENTRY
15. Elevator cages : CARS
16. Half of CCVI : CIII
17. Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
19. Peculate : STEAL
22. Crafty : SLY
24. Heart test, for short : EKG
25. Printer's type excess : OVERSET
30. Owlish comment : HOOT
31. Lined up : AROW
33. Steep slope : SCARP
34. Table on a predella : ALTAR
35. Former Met soprano : MOFFO
36. Worldwide newspaper org. : UPI
37. Do pull-ups : CHIN
38. Opera by Giordano : FEDORA
39. Crone : BELDAME
40. Crazy as ___ : ALOON
41. Lammermoor lady : LUCIA
42. Some are knights : ELKS
44. Rant and rage : STORM
45. Safe harbors : HAVENS
48. Expression of censure : REPROOF
49. Do a conn job : STEER
50. Likely (to) : APT
51. Shankar's medium : SITAR
52. Deny responsibility : DISAVOW
58. Popeye's muscle-builder : SPINACH
59. " . . . you'll ___ my son!": Kipling : BEAMAN
60. Pergola : ARBOR
61. Gladiator's turf : ARENA
63. Hardened : INURED
65. Swimmer Louganis et al. : GREGS
66. Straitlaced one : PRUDE
67. Neural networks : RETIA
69. Assn. : ORG
71. Horn-nosed beast, briefly : RHINO
72. Posh beauty parlor : SALON
73. Correct copy : EMEND
74. "___ Named Sue" : ABOY
75. Give one an answer : REPLYTO
76. Furrow the brows : KNIT
79. "___ Handle," 1938 Gable film : TOOHOTTO
80. Exhort : URGE
81. Ref.-book word : IBID
82. An L.B.J. beagle : HIM
89. Lenni ___, Delaware Indian : LENAPE
90. Glorifies : EXALTS
91. Described a parabola : ARCED
92. Fischer-Dieskau's songs : LIEDER
93. Do a road job : WIDEN
94. Bride or groom : VOWER
95. Paris-to-Orléans dir. : SSW
96. "The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
97. Dressmakers' concerns : HEMS
98. At the drop of ___ (instantly) : AHAT
99. Recherché : RARE
101. Goes into debt : OWES
102. Marathoner Markova : OLGA
103. "I am a lone ___ creetur . . . ": Dickens : LORN
104. Served perfectly : ACED
106. B'way hit sign : SRO
107. Kindled : LIT
108. Cheer for a veronica : OLE
109. This could be a skeleton : KEY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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