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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

COMIC CAPERS

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1983

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,122
Across
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Vestment : ALB
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Nahuatl : AZTEC
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Fatty : OLEIC
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Become warmer : THAW
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Brian ___, early Irish king : BORU
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Firenze cynosure : DUOMO
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___-doodle-doo! : COCKA
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"L'Espiègle Lili" artist, ___ Giffey : RENE
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McManus caper : BRINGINGUPFATHER
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N.T. book : ACTS
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Handel's "Messiah" : ORATORIO
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___ Novo, Dahomey's capital : PORTO
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Uproar : RACKET
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Despot : TYRANT
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Tank part : BOGIE
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Swiss city on the Rhine : BASEL
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Anthem author : KEY
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Radio device : BALUN
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Expo '67 city : MONTREAL
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Start of a dicker : OFFER
42
Goldberg caper : LALAPALOOZA
44
Baba : ALI
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Amer. League rival : NATL
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City in Sicily : ENNA
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Med. college subject : ANAT
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Huxtable or Rehan : ADA
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Morley caper : KEYHOLEKATE
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"You ___," forerunner of "The Potts" : ANDME
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Whirlpools : VORTEXES
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Dodge : ELUDE
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No sharps, no flats key : CMAJOR
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Aye-aye or maholi : LEMUR
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Church society of Iowa : AMANA
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Sword, in Surrey : SABRE
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Capp's Lena et al. : HYENAS
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"___ Want Your Kisses," 1929 song : IDONT
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Elastic : STRETCHY
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"La Bohème" stage prop : EASEL
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Messick caper : BRENDASTARR
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Town ESE of Little Rock : KEO
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Anti: Abbr. : AGST
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Take to one's heels : FLEE
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Frequent co-star of tot shots : PONY
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Prearrange : PLAN
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Ump's relative : REF
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Willard caper : MOONMULLINS
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Flag background : FIELD
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One of a musical "76" : TROMBONE
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Parlor selection : PIECE
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To a man : ALL
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"For her eyes were ___ . . . ": Arnold : SEALD
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Iloilo is here : PANAY
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Voyager Vasco : DAGAMA
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Firstborn : ELDEST
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Simon ___, noted bass-baritone : ESTES
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Small singer in a loft : CHOIRBOY
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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Browne caper : HAGARTHEHORRIBLE
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2900, to Nero : MMCM
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White poplar : ABELE
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Warehouse : ETAPE
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Golda : MEIR
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"For Pete's ___!" : SAKE
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"The Velvet Fog" : TORME
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Like a popular girl? : DATED
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Football-field meas. : YDS
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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London van : LORRY
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Pipe type : BRIAR
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"Tobacco is ___ weed": Hemminger : ADIRTY
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Pueblo Indian : ZUNI
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Deli order : TOGO
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Ubiquitous puzzle bird : EMU
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Director of "The Godfather" : COPPOLA
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Sweet potato : OCARINA
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Diva Lehmann : LOTTE
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Radarscope reflection : ECHO
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Mike's partner, in comics : IKE
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"First Chief" of Mexico : CARRANZA
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Kind of bullet : TRACER
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Terry caper : HECKLEANDJECKLE
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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TV's Batman : WEST
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Not captured : UNTAKEN
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Dead duck : GONER
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Becloud, as a windshield : FOGUP
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Dog star : ASTA
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"Un ___ in Maschera," Verdi opera : BALLO
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Famed pioneer : BOONE
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Dagwood's "soaks" : BATHS
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Gambling game : MONTE
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Where Crockett died : ALAMO
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Metric measure : LITER
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King of Norway : OLAV
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One of Sandy's kin : FIDO
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Capp caper : FEARLESSFOSDICK
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Hen : LAYER
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___ dog's life : LEADA
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Connection : NEXUS
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"Living is ___": A. Huxley : ANART
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Ataturk : KEMAL
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Dud : LEMON
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Svelte veldt animal : ELAND
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___ Kinte, Haley ancestor : KUNTA
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"Forever" girl : AMBER
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Doctrine : TENET
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Addition word : CARRY
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Revoke a legacy : ADEEM
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Secretary of Commerce: 1969–72 : STANS
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Cupid's target : HEART
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"Buck Rogers" Sunday artist: 1933–58 : YAGER
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"Goodnight" girl : IRENE
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Age in the "Alley Oop" strip : STONE
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Cure : HEAL
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"___ Cassius has a lean . . . ": Shak. : YOND
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Flaxen : BLOND
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Full of tang : SPICY
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"___ I was . . . ": Dryden : FOOLTHAT
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Bunyan's Christian, e.g. : PILGRIM
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Business degrees : MBAS
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Out on a limb, in a way : UPATREE
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Sir Gareth's lady : LINET
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Under restraint : LEASHED
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Aptitude : FLAIR
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"___ in St. Louis, Louis" : MEETME
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Put on a pedestal : ADORED
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The 23d is comforting : PSALM
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Westminster, for one : ABBEY
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Ocean sunfish : MOLID
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"Sgt. Fury" artist : AYERS
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Desirable trees? : ELMS
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The "one-L" priest : LAMA
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"Rome of Hungary" : EGER
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Felix, in France : CHAT
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Dickinson's "thing with feathers" : HOPE
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Swedish name of Turku : ABO
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Zeta–theta connection : ETA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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