Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 1983

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Frances Hansen has 78 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Advantage : EDGE
5. Draper's merchandise : CLOTH
10. Pessimist's word : CANT
14. Emerge, as a menace : LOOM
15. Ringo Starr hit: 1974 : OOWEE
16. He had an Irish Rose : ABIE
17. Asininely adamant : STUBBORNASAMULE
20. Causes bewilderment : ASTOUNDS
21. Musical instruments : LUTES
22. Anne and Jeanne, for short : STES
23. Sitters' creations : LAPS
25. Bad-tempered : CRUSTY
28. Call from a nursery : MAMA
29. Cape or fish : COD
32. Effortlessness : EASE
33. Laurel or Hardy : COMIC
34. Número ___ : UNO
35. Fidgety and frightened : SCAREDASARABBIT
39. Game or license : TAG
40. Hopeless case : GONER
41. Wedding ammo : RICE
42. Dieppe donkey : ANE
43. Prize-winning Beatty film : REDS
44. Outbursts : SPATES
46. Quite : VERY
47. Air-show maneuver : SPIN
48. Be ready for : AWAIT
51. What comedians leave us in : STITCHES
55. Touched : MADASAMARCHHARE
58. Pizzeria's need : OVEN
59. Ballerina Jeanmaire : RENEE
60. Work on galleys : EDIT
61. Splinter : REND
62. Shell groups : CREWS
63. "Two Years Before the Mast" author : DANA
1. A Lanchester : ELSA
2. Periods : DOTS
3. Style, to Bardot : GOUT
4. Braille writer : EMBOSSER
5. Loser to Holmes: June 11, 1982 : COONEY
6. House of ___ : LORDS
7. ___ up (confesses) : OWNS
8. Earl Grey is one : TEA
9. Men and boys : HES
10. Nobelist in Literature: 1957 : CAMUS
11. Border on : ABUT
12. Shade of blue : NILE
13. Kickoff gadgets : TEES
18. Rifle part : BUTT
19. Wool-producing mammal : ALPACA
23. Truman's Mo. birthplace : LAMAR
24. Kabul bigwig : AMIR
25. Jai alai equipment : CESTA
26. French poet: 1589–1670 : RACAN
27. Lexicographer's concern : USAGE
28. Malone of the N.B.A : MOSES
29. Ancient measure of length : CUBIT
30. Cleaver's "Soul ___" : ONICE
31. Hovers over fondly : DOTES
33. "___ Kisses," 1948 song : CANDY
36. Heronlike birds : EGRETS
37. Energetic one : DOER
38. Separated, as a stream : BRANCHED
44. Mace, thyme, etc. : SPICES
45. Marrow : PITH
46. Article of food : VIAND
47. Scatter : STREW
48. Caballero's emotion : AMOR
49. New ___ film : WAVE
50. Yemeni city : ADEN
51. Sound : SANE
52. "Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
53. Innisfail : ERIN
54. Caterpillar's hair : SETA
56. ___ de Triomphe : ARC
57. Mal de ___ : MER

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