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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

LABOR DAY LARGESS

New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 1990

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 594 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,908
Across Down
1. Lille's department : NORD
5. Cause distaste : REPEL
10. English estate feature : MAZE
14. Arnaz, Sr. or Jr. : DESI
18. Thine, in 1 Across : ATOI
19. Miss ___, J. R.'s mother : ELLIE
20. Sans assistance : ALONE
22. Bow out gracefully : EXIT
23. Baker's largess : TONSOFBUNS
25. Madison Ave. worker's largess : SCADSOFADS
27. Hurdle, in a way : LEAPFROG
28. Shankar's medium : SITAR
30. The "Soviet Riviera" : CRIMEA
31. Once again : ANEW
32. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov : LENIN
33. Blanch : PALE
34. What a choir requires : ALTOS
36. Alberta tourist center : BANFF
37. Fondled : CARESSED
41. Gator's cousin : CROC
42. Assembly worker's largess : HEAPSOFJEEPS
45. Medieval French poem : LAI
46. "Portnoy's Complaint" author : ROTH
47. Yalie : ELI
48. Pacino and Hirt : ALS
49. Zilch : ZERO
50. Org. founded in Bogotá: 1948 : OAS
51. Roofer's largess : PILESOFTILES
57. Temple or Rice 11 : OWLS
58. Divided proportionately : PRORATED
60. Mrs. Ethan Frome : ZEENA
61. Silverweed : TANSY
63. Sacked : FIRED
64. Victoria ___ : FALLS
65. He played to the balcony : ROMEO
66. Bees do it : SWARM
67. Ah Sin's creator : HARTE
68. Set one's goal toward : AIMEDFOR
71. Lt. Cable's love : LIAT
72. Reaper's largess : STACKSOFFLAX
75. Singer Sumac : YMA
76. Pilaster : ANTA
77. "A Chorus Line" finale : ONE
78. Welsh-rabbit brew : ALE
79. Gist of the matter : MEAT
80. Slave Turner : NAT
81. Washerwoman's largess : FLOODSOFSUDS
87. Beards grown by some farmers : AWNS
88. Gladstone's political rival : DISRAELI
90. Rich cake : TORTE
91. Ankles : TARSI
93. Part of a Racine product : ACTE
94. Conclusion : FINIS
95. Roast, in Reims : ROTI
96. " . . . 'tis no sin for ___ labor . . . ": Shak. : AMANTO
99. Purim celebrates his destruction : HAMAN
100. Set free : RELEASED
104. Garment worker's largess : BAGSOFRAGS
106. Corn farmer's largess : GOBSOFCOBS
108. Memorable basso Pinza : EZIO
109. Largest book size : FOLIO
110. Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
111. Owlish comment : HOOT
112. Silas Marner's apparatus : LOOM
113. Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
114. Certain orgs. : SYSTS
115. ___ of Court, British bar group : INNS
1. Part of N.R.A. : NATL
2. Kiowa's cousin : OTOE
3. Columnist Barrett : RONA
4. Expedition : DISPATCH
5. Stimulate the memory : REFRESH
6. Jostle rudely : ELBOW
7. Nag : PLUG
8. German article : EIN
9. Diminishes : LESSENS
10. Lap dog's opposite number : MASTIFF
11. Northern highway : ALCAN
12. Lot's refuge city : ZOAR
13. He may be tight : END
14. Throws down the gauntlet : DEFIES
15. Quiz : EXAM
16. Kind of car at the bar : SIDE
17. "___ boy!" : ITSA
21. Steep slope : ESCARP
24. ___ consequence (trivial) : OFNO
26. Heraldry bands : ORLES
29. Dope : INFO
32. "___ Lazuli," Yeats poem : LAPIS
33. Bel ___ (mild cheese) : PAESE
34. Bellowing : AROAR
35. Electrician's largess : LOTSOFWATTS
36. Did a cotton-pickin' job : BALED
37. Naos : CELLA
38. Nurseryman's largess : SLEWSOFYEWS
39. Betimes : EARLY
40. "Vaya con ___," 1953 hit : DIOS
41. Riding whip : CROP
43. Fished for congers : EELED
44. Certain Hindu ascetics : JAINS
49. Like hospital areas : ZONED
51. Young salmon : PARR
52. Shopping-list notations : ITEMS
53. ___ Ike of comics : OZARK
54. Hat materials : FELTS
55. Complete: Comb. form : TELEO
56. Plant aperture : STOMA
59. Lariat : RIATA
62. Wall St. acronym : AMEX
64. Confronted : FACED
65. Rubbed the wrong way : RILED
66. Biblical mount : SINAI
67. Vietnamese capital : HANOI
68. "A flea and a fly in ___" : AFLUE
69. Man from Muscat : OMANI
70. Pied Piper's entourage : RATS
71. Touch down : LAND
73. Mont. county : TOOLE
74. Observes Lent : FASTS
79. Popular Mexican music : MARIACHI
81. Ipso ___ : FACTO
82. Excused from duty : LETOFF
83. Secretary of State: 1929-33 : STIMSON
84. Eugene O'Neill's daughter : OONA
85. Adornments for some surreys : FRINGES
86. Runners : STOLONS
89. Kidnapper's demand : RANSOM
92. Crown of Osiris : ATEF
94. Oliver's wicked tutor : FAGIN
95. Continued in a musical-chairs game : RESAT
96. The third man : ABEL
97. Author de la Roche : MAZO
98. Exchange premium : AGIO
99. Heavenly headgear : HALO
100. Baseball stats : RBIS
101. Presently : SOON
102. Black, poetically : EBON
103. N.Y. times : DSTS
105. Alcoholic Roy : ROB
107. Kid ___, jazz trombonist : ORY

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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