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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE

New York Times, Sunday, January 1, 1989

21-Across : Steve Martin romp: 1987

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,299
Across
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Breezy idiom : SLANG
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Ali Baba, e.g. : ARABIAN
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Strong dislike : ANIMUS
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Former federation in SE Asia : MALAYA
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Steve Martin romp: 1987 : ROXANNE
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College town east of L.A. : POMONA
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Start of message : IHADPLANNEDTOBEPOETIC
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Cherish : TREASURE
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Moines or Plaines preceder : DES
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"Fiddler" matchmaker and namesakes : YENTES
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Down East : MAINE
32
Summer in Noisy-le-Sec : ETE
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___ Islands, Blackbeard's base : BAHAMA
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Divided into areas : ZONED
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Baseball stat : RBI
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B-way signs : SROS
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"Hallelujah I'm ___," Jolson film : ABUM
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This may be missing : LINK
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Do some ushering : SEAT
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Whitman or Disney : WALT
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More of message : BUTIDRANKALITTLETODDY
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Relative of et al. : ETC
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Announced or proclaimed, in a way : RANG
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Matriculate : ENROL
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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Quailed : SHRANK
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Black eye : SHINER
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Same difference : ALLONE
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He went over the wall : ESCAPEE
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Character actress Parsons : ESTELLE
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What santé means : HEALTH
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Actor Ed and family : ASNERS
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Fritz, Carl or Rob : REINER
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U.S.S.R. mountain range : ALTAI
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Smoke detector : ALARM
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Viking landfall : MARS
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Sighs of satisfaction : AHS
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More of message : SOEXCUSEMYUNAESTHETIC
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" ... Baked in ___" : APIE
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World's longest river : NILE
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Spooky-sounding lake : ERIE
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Minister to : TEND
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Ship-plank curve : SNY
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Specified, as a date : GIVEN
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Glyn or Wylie : ELINOR
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Panay people : ATI
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The original "golden boy"? : MIDAS
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Claire of "Claudia" : INA
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Chief French naval base : TOULON
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Hot-pot ingredient : ALE
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Reduced to a mean : AVERAGED
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End of message : HAPPYNEWYEAREVERYBODY
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Emulate Circe : ENTICE
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Mother-of-pearl source : ABALONE
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Silverware city in N.Y. : ONEIDA
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Moped about listlessly : MOONED
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Colorful spectral type : REDSTAR
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TV-tube element : XENON
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Struck hard, old style : SMIT
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Memorable Cowardly Lion : LAHR
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Winglike parts : ALAE
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Zilch, in Zaragoza : NADA
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Plaster of paris mineral : GYPSUM
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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___ Reagan Jr. : RON
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Borden weapon : AXE
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Villain, informally : BADDIE
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Mean : INTEND
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Have ___ for news : ANOSE
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A neighbor of Wyo. : NEB
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Zest for food : APPETITE
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Not a soul : NOONE
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"___ a Man," Ciardi book : IMET
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Speck : MOTE
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Les Etats-___ : UNIS
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Botanical pouch : SAC
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Bastard wing : ALULA
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Estuary : ARM
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Confrontation feature : EYEBALL
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Bop pioneer Thelonious : MONK
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Singer Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
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Bunyan's Blue Ox : BABE
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Touches on : ABUTS
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Open-shelved china cabinet : HUTCH
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Fifi's friend : AMI
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Pizazz : ZING
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Snappy comeback : RETORT
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Puffed up : SWOLLEN
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"The Shadow" medium : RADIO
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Ancient, to poets : OLDEN
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Songwriter Jule : STYNE
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Sri ___, formerly Ceylon : LANKA
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Bridge-builder's concern : STRESS
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Extreme : DRASTIC
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Western spread : RANCH
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Wahine's neckwear : LEI
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Kind of tube or man : INNER
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Somewhat like the Sears Tower : TALLISH
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At ease : RELAXED
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Oil-yielding tropical plant : SESAME
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Flit-fetcher of yesteryear : HENRY
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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In a wan way : PALELY
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Attacks with vigor : HASAT
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Skip the wedding march : ELOPE
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Dined at home : ATEIN
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Nandu's look-alike : EMU
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Secretary of War: 1829-31 : EATON
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Nose: Comb. form : RHINO
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Silly : ASININE
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Hitler's "___ Kampf" : MEIN
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Wound souvenir : SCAR
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" ... leave no tern ___": Nash : UNSTONED
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Belligerent Greek god : ARES
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Balm of ___ : GILEAD
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Commendable principles : IDEALS
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January, in Trujillo : ENERO
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Voice box : LARYNX
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Clover type : ALYCE
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Possibly : MAYBE
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"___ Got Five Dollars," 1931 song : IVE
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Pueblo Indian : TANO
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Vision: Comb. form : OPTO
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___ the air (unsettled) : UPIN
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State firmly : AVER
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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"___ Out of My Head," 1964 song : GOIN
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Taro root : EDDO
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Cannon of cinema : DYAN
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Fashion's whimsical line : HEM
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Fun and games for 82 Down : WAR
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Balderdash! : ROT
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Bambi's aunt : ENA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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