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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

AFTER THE BALL

New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1978

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,368
Across Down
1. Spikes the coffee : LACES
6. Newsy digest : RECAP
11. Rosters : ROTAS
16. Conform : ADAPT
21. Siouan Sooner : OSAGE
22. Bastard wing : ALULA
23. "___ down to the seas again" : IMUST
24. Chutzpah : MOXIE
25. Punctuation mark : COLON
26. Galileo, for one : PISAN
27. Sculpture piece : TORSO
28. All thumbs : INEPT
29. Start of a verse : OFFTOWASHINGTONIWENT
33. Golfer's gear : IRONS
34. El Bahr : NILE
35. Greek peak : OSSA
36. Antitoxins : SERA
40. Bird class : AVES
43. Union of two : DUAD
45. Comaneci's rival : KORBUT
47. Vessel for hyson : TEACUP
49. "___ ask; my wants are few" : LITTLEI
51. Nisan, formerly : ABIB
53. School Shelley attended : ETON
55. Kissars : LYRES
56. "The Swamp Fox" : MARION
57. "Buffoons and poets ___ related": Goethe : ARENEAR
59. Poet laureate: 1715–18 : ROWE
61. Employ : USE
62. Guinness and Templeton : ALECS
63. "Au Clair de la ___" : LUNE
64. Howl at the moon : BAY
66. Social asset : TACT
68. More of verse : THISISWHATIHADTOSAY
76. Supermarket lineup : CANS
80. Doc's date : APPT
81. City once called Last Chance : HELENA
82. Fourth or real : ESTATE
83. Woodwind : OBOE
84. Capet, for one : ROI
85. Wedding words : IDO
86. Possessive pronoun : ITS
88. Fitzgerald or Grasso : ELLA
89. Camera stand : TRIPOD
91. "Habanera" singer : CARMEN
94. Chilean statesman : FREI
95. Golda : MEIR
96. More of verse : SIRIFIWEREPRESIDENT
100. Southwest wind : AFER
101. "Fables in Slang" author : ADE
102. Bullfighter's attendant : PEON
103. Musical group : OCTET
108. Linen marking : HIS
111. Oil-rich land : IRAQ
113. Naïve : ARTLESS
116. Split: Comb. form : SCHIZO
117. Booth or Newman : EDWIN
119. Places : PUTS
121. Kiln : OAST
122. Tot's transport : SCOOTER
123. Projecting rim : FLANGE
125. "A thing of beauty ___ forever" : ISAJOY
127. Samoan seaport : APIA
129. ___-poly : ROLY
130. Vols' state : TENN
131. ___-Coburg : SAXE
133. Cousin of etc. : ETAL
135. Stevenson : ADLAI
137. End of verse : IDABOLISHNEWYEARSDAY
144. Safari boss : BWANA
147. Slanting : ATILT
148. Makes equal : EVENS
149. Practical : UTILE
150. Deep bell tones : BONGS
151. Ecological formation : BIOME
152. Sartre subject : GENET
153. Smooth the edges : BEVEL
154. Sound of a wet mop : SWISH
155. Young or Mature : ACTOR
156. Plaster of paris : GESSO
157. Of space : AREAL
1. Daffy : LOCO
2. Time-setting phrase : ASOF
3. Dogie : CALF
4. Stuck on oneself : EGOTISTIC
5. Man of La Mancha : SENOR
6. Easter Island : RAPANUI
7. Landi or Dido : ELISSA
8. Ham's eldest son : CUSH
9. Actor Delon : ALAIN
10. Small cup : PANNIKIN
11. Thelma of films : RITTER
12. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
13. Evict : TURNOUT
14. Lawyer's aide : ASSISTOR
15. Puts away : STOWS
16. Idi of Uganda : AMIN
17. "You ___!" : DONTSAY
18. Part of a halberd : AXE
19. Doozy : PIP
20. Asian holiday : TET
30. Odin, to Anglo-Saxons : WODEN
31. Shakespearean theater : GLOBE
32. Have a bite : EAT
37. Curtain color : ECRU
38. Regrets : RUES
39. Church feature : APSE
40. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
41. Small bottle : VIAL
42. Common French verb : ETRE
44. Shucks! : DARNIT
46. Scold : BERATE
48. Exercises an option : ELECTS
50. Like Miss Procter's chord : LOST
52. Honey harvesters : BEES
54. Part of N.B. : NOTA
57. Prophetic token : AUSPICE
58. Large snail : ABALONE
60. Attacks with vigor : WADESIN
63. Great eighth-century Chinese poet : LIPO
65. Yang's partner : YIN
67. Carved emblem : TOTEM
69. Made of sterner stuff. : HARDIER
70. Mewl : WHIMPER
71. Jewish school : HEDER
72. Afro, beehive, etc. : HAIRDOS
73. Emporium event : SALE
74. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
75. "Happy New ___!" : YEAR
76. Fingerstalls : COTS
77. Hillside cavity : ABRI
78. "Le Rouge et le ___": Stendhal : NOIR
79. Kind of print : SEPIA
87. Numerical suffix : TEEN
90. Near future : OFFING
92. Sky Altar : ARA
93. ___ beet : REDASA
94. Celebration in Cádiz : FIESTA
97. Stole or shawl : WRAP
98. Goddess of hope : SPES
99. Colorful S.A. bird : TOCO
104. Hymn harmonizer : CHORISTER
105. Broz : TITO
106. Juniper tree: Bib. : EZEL
107. Conservative : TORY
108. Weight : HEFT
109. Slothful : IDLE
110. Disguise for Zeus : SWAN
112. Fanciful : QUIXOTIC
114. One of the fairies : TOOTH
115. Bomb on Broadway : LAYANEGG
116. Milan's La ___ : SCALA
118. Divisions in cricket : INNINGS
120. Prufrock's creator : TSELIOT
122. " . . . two ___ every question" : SIDESTO
124. That, in Taxco : ESA
126. Trinculo, e.g. : JESTER
128. Actor John and family : PAYNES
132. Addis ___ : ABABA
134. Mississippi sight : LEVEE
136. Island with large oil refineries : ARUBA
138. Elan : DASH
139. Most illustrious: Abbr. : ILMO
140. Cysts : WENS
141. Gainer or Mollberg : DIVE
142. One of Athena's names : ALEA
143. Holler : YELL
144. Air-rifle ammo : BBS
145. Golly! : WOW
146. Witch bird : ANI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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