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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.
PS notes: Original 134-Down clue had "Castle"; changed to "Caste."
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,177
Across Down
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
149. Refuge : HAVEN
150. Babylonian abode of dead : ARALU
151. “___ ev’ry little star . . . ” : ITOLD
152. Billiard shot : CAROM
153. Ward off : AVERT
154. Verse cadences : IAMBS
155. Snide : NASTY
156. Hostile one : ENEMY
157. Bloody and Queen : MARYS
158. Cousins of oenochoes : OLPAE
1. French spouse : MARI
2. Oriental nurse : AMAH
3. Like Tonto’s friend : LONE
4. Pond scum : ALGAE
5. Aspire : YEARN
6. Shoot : SPROUT
7. Gained : PROFITED
8. Pompeii’s ruin : LAVA
9. That is: Lat. : IDEST
10. Go ___ (decay) : TOSEED
11. Complacent : SMUG
12. Printing boo-boo : TYPO
13. Prefix for tude or meter : ALTI
14. Young deer: Fr. : FAONS
15. Mob member : FINGERMAN
16. Limey locale : SOHO
17. Famous fountain : TREVI
18. French pronoun : ELLES
19. Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
20. Like Kilimanjaro’s peaks : SNOWY
30. Double helix : DNA
31. Principle : AXIOM
32. Knocking sound : RATATAT
37. Triumphant cries : HAHS
38. “There’ll be ___ time . . . ” : AHOT
39. Desert sight : MESA
41. Not suitable : UNFIT
43. Branch : ARM
44. Teachers’ org. : NEA
45. Writer Rand : AYN
47. Last resort, sometimes : DITCH
49. Christmas trio : MAGI
50. Italian Mr. : SIGNOR
52. Sea bird : ERNE
55. “___ and you’re dead!” : ONEMOVE
56. Like church windows : STAINED
57. A nose ___ : FORNEWS
59. Rein : LEASH
60. Pyle and Ford : ERNIES
61. Trappist cheese : OKA
62. Threw a party : HOSTED
63. Winged : ALATE
69. Biblical verb : CANST
70. Honest one : ABE
71. Fracas : ROW
72. Test : TRY
74. Freshens a martini : ADDSGIN
75. Give road directions : ROUTETO
76. ___ hill (washed up) : OVERTHE
78. Tilts : SLANTS
80. Novelist Jean Paul : SARTRE
83. Form of Elizabeth : ELISA
84. African people: Var. : EBO
85. Ziegfeld : FLO
86. Sum of little Indians : TEN
87. Ouida : RAMEE
88. Veer : SWERVE
94. Puckish : ELFIN
95. Singing exercise : SOLFEGE
97. Here: Fr. : ICI
98. Ship part : MAST
99. Detroit dud : EDSEL
101. Kind of do-well : NEER
103. Prayed before dinner : SAIDGRACE
106. ___ Eireann : DAIL
107. Start of fairy tale : ONCE
108. Badlands state: Abbr. : SDAK
110. Some punches : KOS
111. Diamond man : UMP
112. For: Sp. : POR
113. Lift : HOIST
114. Tough : LEATHERY
122. New York : GOTHAM
124. Does ghosting : HAUNTS
125. Operate : RUN
127. Over : AGAIN
128. Gates: It. : PORTA
129. Ger. kings : OTTOS
130. Word for Wilt : STILT
132. Car style : SEDAN
134. Caste of India : ILAVA
136. Author Marsh : NGAIO
137. Of a flower part : TORAL
139. Lamarr : HEDY
140. Kind of dale : AIRE
141. Weaver’s need : LOOM
142. “___ slip showing?” : ISMY
143. Continually : EVER
144. Musical intro : VAMP
145. Exile island : ELBA
146. Ploy : RUSE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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