Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen 

ON-THE-JOB SWIFTIES

New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1988

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 602 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 24, XRef: 2
Frances Hansen has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Make picots : TAT
4. Feigns : SHAMS
9. Over, in Ulm : UBER
13. Wire nail : BRAD
17. Biblical verb : DOTH
18. Sun: Comb. form : HELIO
19. Scruff : NAPE
20. Brings down the house, in Kew : RASES
22. "You're all litterbugs," said the janitor ___ : SWEEPINGLY
24. "I'm on TV," said the chef ___ : CHILDISHLY
26. Muezzin's place : MINARET
27. Kipling poem : BOOTS
29. "___ these truths . . . " : WEHOLD
30. "I'm petrified," said the quarrier ___ : STONILY
31. Sky Whale : CETUS
32. Rid Rover of insects : DEFLEA
33. G. Burns role : GOD
34. Asp's cousin : KRAIT
35. Skier Jean Claude : KILLY
36. "Forever" girl : AMBER
39. "I'm in a rut," said the ditchdigger ___ : TRENCHANTLY
41. Peace, in Pamplona : PAZ
44. Parmigiana candidate : VEAL
45. Yum-Yum, e.g. : MAID
46. Wagers : BETS
47. Game fish : CERO
48. The whole shebang : ALL
49. "Blast it!" said the dynamiter ___ : EXPLOSIVELY
53. Pound unit : CANTO
54. "Alice" illustrator : TENNIEL
56. Mrs. Will Durant : ARIEL
57. Not mounted, as a diamond : UNSET
58. Rank-smelling : FETID
59. Topknot : CREST
60. Caesar's gold coins : AUREI
62. Sky blue : AZURE
64. This could be grand : PIANO
65. Kennedy compound, e.g. : ENCLAVE
67. Distort, in a way : COLOR
68. "We need water," said the gardener ___ : WITHERINGLY
70. Slip : ERR
72. Exaction : TOLL
73. See 85 Across : ZONE
74. Dry, cold wind : BORA
75. TV ad award : CLIO
76. Marmee's youngest : AMY
77. "No juice," said the electrician ___ : POWERLESSLY
81. Dallied : TOYED
82. Like a Morse message : CODED
83. Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
84. Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
85. With 73 Across, an earth belt : TORRID
87. With full force : AMAIN
88. "I'm all ears," said the corn farmer ___ : HUSKILY
92. "Viva ___," 1952 film : ZAPATA
93. Savoy dance : STOMP
94. Bassanio's friend : ANTONIO
95. "It's permanent press," said the saleswoman ___ : IRONICALLY
97. "Excuse my gear," said the truck driver ___ : ENGAGINGLY
100. Salk's conquest : POLIO
101. Bookbinding leather : ROAN
102. Ex-Dodger : REESE
103. It, in Mexico : ELLO
104. N.J. governor : KEAN
105. Chevet : APSE
106. Grani or Bayard : STEED
107. "I ___," said the seer predictably : SEE
1. Namely : TOWIT
2. " . . . ___'clock scholar" : ATENO
3. "___ Wore Red," 1960 film : THEANGEL
4. Scutum in the sky : SHIELD
5. "The Young Bugler" author : HENTY
6. Math form : ALG
7. Wire measure : MIL
8. Hairy legume : SOYBEAN
9. Rude : UNCOUTH
10. Thai money : BAHTS
11. Finials : EPIS
12. Dau. or bro. : REL
13. "Tight shorts," said the boxer ___ : BRIEFLY
14. "I itch," said the barber ___ : RASHLY
15. " . . . who lived in ___" : ASHOE
16. Street of fiction : DELLA
17. G.I. awards : DSMS
21. A Chaplin : SYD
23. Earlier : PRIOR
25. Harps (on) : DWELLS
28. Of the ear : OTIC
31. Tenet : CREDO
32. Simple song : DITTY
34. Whalebone whale's food : KRILL
35. Bell sound : KNELL
36. Oahu drink : AVA
37. Dissolve : MELT
38. "I'm packing it in!" said the cotton picker ___ : BALEFULLY
39. On a disk : TAPED
40. Red as ___ : ABEET
41. "They escaped," said the pig man ___ : PENSIVELY
42. A Johnson : ARTE
43. Kind of suit : ZOOT
45. Half of MMXXIV : MXII
47. City in Crete : CANEA
49. Stage direction : ENTER
50. Caldwell or Vaughan : SARAH
51. A Castle : IRENE
52. Cap projection : VISOR
53. "Oklahoma!" hero : CURLY
55. Perfumery ingredient : NEROL
59. Quoter : CITER
60. Teed off : ANGRY
61. U.S.C. rival : UCLA
62. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
63. Kind of lens : ZOOM
64. Yearned : PINED
65. Col. Tibbets's mother : ENOLA
66. HOMES part : ERIE
68. Knocked 'em dead : WOWED
69. "Little Eyolf" dramatist : IBSEN
71. Wand : ROD
73. This gives you a sign : ZODIAC
75. ___ goose (ruin) : COOKONES
77. Share : PORTION
78. Boucher's teacher : LEMOYNE
79. Hindu land grant : ENAM
80. Hidden marksmen : SNIPERS
81. "Mattinata" composer : TOSTI
82. Braincases : CRANIA
84. Charged : LUNGED
85. Old card game : TAROK
86. Polish city : OPOLE
87. Book of maps : ATLAS
88. Reichstag leader before Ebert : HAASE
89. Fireplace, in Yorkshire : INGLE
90. De Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
91. Spinner or weirdo : YOYO
92. A code in the head? : ZIP
93. Spill over : SLOP
96. Altar above : ARA
98. Not gross : NET
99. "___!" said the hansom driver rightly : GEE

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