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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

OFF AND REELING

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 1972

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 5, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 134-Down clue had "Castle"; changed to "Caste."

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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,177
Across
1
Asian peninsula : MALAY
6
Small bottle : SPLIT
11
Kind of sergeant : STAFF
16
Pipe parts : STEMS
21
Soap plant : AMOLE
22
Madrid museum : PRADO
23
Massacre scene : MYLAI
24
Drip-dry fabric : ORLON
25
___ bell : RANGA
26
Wanders : ROVES
27
Sinclair : UPTON
28
Kind of trope : HELIO
29
Limerick, with 58, 82, 109 and 138 Across : IHEARDOFASEAGOINGROVERW
33
Boredom : ENNUI
34
TV’s Antoine : TEX
35
Red or Dead : SEA
36
Britisher’s exclamation : ISAY
37
Easter fare : HAM
40
Aleutian island : ATTU
42
Artemis : DIANA
46
Sent back: Abbr. : RTD
48
Polite interruptions : AHEMS
51
Compass point : ENE
53
___-eyed (gaping) : OREY
54
Between avril and juin : MAI
55
Franciscan order: Abbr. : OSF
58
See 29 Across : HOSAILEDFROMMANHATTANTO
64
Nonplus : STAGGER
65
India, e.g. : INK
66
Streisand film, with “Day” : ONACLEAR
67
___ uproar : INAN
68
Certain wagons : TEACARTS
73
Deer of Asia : THAMIN
74
Hoop: Sp. : ARO
77
Suffix for halit or neur : OSIS
79
Stops, as a missile flight : ABORTS
81
Pitch : TONE
82
See 29 Across : DOVERHELEFTNEWYEARSEVEW
89
Cream puffs at six paces : DUEL
90
Furs : SABLES
91
Tie : DRAW
92
MS. men : EDS
93
Fabrics with lines : STRIES
96
Lunch hour : NOONTIME
100
Fed. agents : TMEN
102
Goes astray : GETSLOST
104
Scoundrel : CAD
105
Choir screen : REREDOS
109
See 29 Across : ITHAFLASKUPHISSLEEVEAND
115
Ark man: Var. : NOE
116
“___ Were a Rich man” : IFI
117
Melville book : OMOO
118
Golfer’s pou sto : TEE
119
Evergreen genus : ERICA
120
Calmer of TV : NED
121
Late March, to head-cold victim : SPRIG
123
Actor Bert : LAHR
126
Albanian coin : LEK
127
Overseas addresses : APOS
131
British colonial rulers: Abbr. : GGS
133
___-disant : SOI
135
Provoke : TAUNT
138
See 29 Across : GOTTHEREALITTLEHUNGOVER
147
Shaw : ARTIE
148
Relative of adieu : ADIOS
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Refuge : HAVEN
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Babylonian abode of dead : ARALU
151
“___ ev’ry little star . . . ” : ITOLD
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Billiard shot : CAROM
153
Ward off : AVERT
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Verse cadences : IAMBS
155
Snide : NASTY
156
Hostile one : ENEMY
157
Bloody and Queen : MARYS
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Cousins of oenochoes : OLPAE
Down
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French spouse : MARI
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Like Tonto’s friend : LONE
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Pond scum : ALGAE
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Aspire : YEARN
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Shoot : SPROUT
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Gained : PROFITED
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Pompeii’s ruin : LAVA
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Go ___ (decay) : TOSEED
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Complacent : SMUG
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Printing boo-boo : TYPO
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Prefix for tude or meter : ALTI
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Young deer: Fr. : FAONS
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Mob member : FINGERMAN
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Limey locale : SOHO
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Famous fountain : TREVI
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French pronoun : ELLES
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Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
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Like Kilimanjaro’s peaks : SNOWY
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Double helix : DNA
31
Principle : AXIOM
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Knocking sound : RATATAT
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Triumphant cries : HAHS
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“There’ll be ___ time . . . ” : AHOT
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Desert sight : MESA
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Not suitable : UNFIT
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Branch : ARM
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Teachers’ org. : NEA
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Writer Rand : AYN
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Last resort, sometimes : DITCH
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Christmas trio : MAGI
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Italian Mr. : SIGNOR
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Sea bird : ERNE
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“___ and you’re dead!” : ONEMOVE
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Like church windows : STAINED
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A nose ___ : FORNEWS
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Rein : LEASH
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Pyle and Ford : ERNIES
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Trappist cheese : OKA
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Threw a party : HOSTED
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Winged : ALATE
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Biblical verb : CANST
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Honest one : ABE
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Fracas : ROW
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Test : TRY
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Freshens a martini : ADDSGIN
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Give road directions : ROUTETO
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___ hill (washed up) : OVERTHE
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Tilts : SLANTS
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Novelist Jean Paul : SARTRE
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Form of Elizabeth : ELISA
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African people: Var. : EBO
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Sum of little Indians : TEN
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Ouida : RAMEE
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Veer : SWERVE
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Puckish : ELFIN
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Singing exercise : SOLFEGE
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Ship part : MAST
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Detroit dud : EDSEL
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Kind of do-well : NEER
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Prayed before dinner : SAIDGRACE
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___ Eireann : DAIL
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Start of fairy tale : ONCE
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Badlands state: Abbr. : SDAK
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Some punches : KOS
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Diamond man : UMP
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For: Sp. : POR
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Lift : HOIST
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Tough : LEATHERY
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New York : GOTHAM
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Does ghosting : HAUNTS
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Operate : RUN
127
Over : AGAIN
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Gates: It. : PORTA
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Ger. kings : OTTOS
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Word for Wilt : STILT
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Car style : SEDAN
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Caste of India : ILAVA
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Author Marsh : NGAIO
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Of a flower part : TORAL
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Lamarr : HEDY
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Kind of dale : AIRE
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Weaver’s need : LOOM
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“___ slip showing?” : ISMY
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Continually : EVER
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Musical intro : VAMP
145
Exile island : ELBA
146
Ploy : RUSE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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