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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
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Spikes the coffee : LACES
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Newsy digest : RECAP
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Rosters : ROTAS
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Conform : ADAPT
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Siouan Sooner : OSAGE
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Bastard wing : ALULA
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"___ down to the seas again" : IMUST
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Chutzpah : MOXIE
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Punctuation mark : COLON
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Galileo, for one : PISAN
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Sculpture piece : TORSO
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All thumbs : INEPT
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Start of a verse : OFFTOWASHINGTONIWENT
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Golfer's gear : IRONS
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El Bahr : NILE
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Bird class : AVES
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Union of two : DUAD
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Comaneci's rival : KORBUT
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Vessel for hyson : TEACUP
49
"___ ask; my wants are few" : LITTLEI
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Nisan, formerly : ABIB
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School Shelley attended : ETON
55
Kissars : LYRES
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"The Swamp Fox" : MARION
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"Buffoons and poets ___ related": Goethe : ARENEAR
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Poet laureate: 1715–18 : ROWE
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Employ : USE
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Guinness and Templeton : ALECS
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"Au Clair de la ___" : LUNE
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Howl at the moon : BAY
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Social asset : TACT
68
More of verse : THISISWHATIHADTOSAY
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Supermarket lineup : CANS
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Doc's date : APPT
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City once called Last Chance : HELENA
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Fourth or real : ESTATE
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Capet, for one : ROI
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Wedding words : IDO
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Possessive pronoun : ITS
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Fitzgerald or Grasso : ELLA
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Camera stand : TRIPOD
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"Habanera" singer : CARMEN
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Chilean statesman : FREI
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Golda : MEIR
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More of verse : SIRIFIWEREPRESIDENT
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Southwest wind : AFER
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"Fables in Slang" author : ADE
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Bullfighter's attendant : PEON
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Musical group : OCTET
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Linen marking : HIS
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Oil-rich land : IRAQ
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Naïve : ARTLESS
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Split: Comb. form : SCHIZO
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Booth or Newman : EDWIN
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Places : PUTS
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Kiln : OAST
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Tot's transport : SCOOTER
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Projecting rim : FLANGE
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"A thing of beauty ___ forever" : ISAJOY
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Samoan seaport : APIA
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___-poly : ROLY
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Vols' state : TENN
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___-Coburg : SAXE
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Cousin of etc. : ETAL
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Stevenson : ADLAI
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End of verse : IDABOLISHNEWYEARSDAY
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Safari boss : BWANA
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Slanting : ATILT
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Makes equal : EVENS
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Practical : UTILE
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Deep bell tones : BONGS
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Ecological formation : BIOME
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Sartre subject : GENET
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Smooth the edges : BEVEL
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Sound of a wet mop : SWISH
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Young or Mature : ACTOR
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Plaster of paris : GESSO
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Of space : AREAL
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Time-setting phrase : ASOF
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Dogie : CALF
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Stuck on oneself : EGOTISTIC
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Man of La Mancha : SENOR
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Easter Island : RAPANUI
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Landi or Dido : ELISSA
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Ham's eldest son : CUSH
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Small cup : PANNIKIN
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Thelma of films : RITTER
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Evict : TURNOUT
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Lawyer's aide : ASSISTOR
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Puts away : STOWS
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Idi of Uganda : AMIN
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"You ___!" : DONTSAY
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Part of a halberd : AXE
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Doozy : PIP
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Asian holiday : TET
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Odin, to Anglo-Saxons : WODEN
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Shakespearean theater : GLOBE
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Have a bite : EAT
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Curtain color : ECRU
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Regrets : RUES
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Church feature : APSE
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Small bottle : VIAL
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Common French verb : ETRE
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Shucks! : DARNIT
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Scold : BERATE
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Exercises an option : ELECTS
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Like Miss Procter's chord : LOST
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Honey harvesters : BEES
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Part of N.B. : NOTA
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Prophetic token : AUSPICE
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Large snail : ABALONE
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Attacks with vigor : WADESIN
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Great eighth-century Chinese poet : LIPO
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Yang's partner : YIN
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Carved emblem : TOTEM
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Made of sterner stuff. : HARDIER
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Mewl : WHIMPER
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Jewish school : HEDER
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Afro, beehive, etc. : HAIRDOS
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Emporium event : SALE
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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"Happy New ___!" : YEAR
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Fingerstalls : COTS
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Hillside cavity : ABRI
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"Le Rouge et le ___": Stendhal : NOIR
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Kind of print : SEPIA
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Numerical suffix : TEEN
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Near future : OFFING
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Sky Altar : ARA
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___ beet : REDASA
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Celebration in Cádiz : FIESTA
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Stole or shawl : WRAP
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Goddess of hope : SPES
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Colorful S.A. bird : TOCO
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Hymn harmonizer : CHORISTER
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Broz : TITO
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Juniper tree: Bib. : EZEL
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Conservative : TORY
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Weight : HEFT
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Slothful : IDLE
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Disguise for Zeus : SWAN
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Fanciful : QUIXOTIC
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One of the fairies : TOOTH
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Bomb on Broadway : LAYANEGG
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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Divisions in cricket : INNINGS
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Prufrock's creator : TSELIOT
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" . . . two ___ every question" : SIDESTO
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That, in Taxco : ESA
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Trinculo, e.g. : JESTER
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Actor John and family : PAYNES
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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Mississippi sight : LEVEE
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Island with large oil refineries : ARUBA
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Elan : DASH
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Most illustrious: Abbr. : ILMO
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Cysts : WENS
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Gainer or Mollberg : DIVE
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One of Athena's names : ALEA
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Holler : YELL
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Air-rifle ammo : BBS
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Golly! : WOW
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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