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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

KERCHOO!

New York Times, Sunday, January 22, 1984

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,493
Across
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Happens : OCCURS
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Higher than any other : TALLEST
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Flemish painter Frans : HALS
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Barnum's Wild Man of ___ : BORNEO
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Site of U.S. naval base in Cuba : ORIENTE
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Silverware city of New York : ONEIDA
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Start of a verse : ICADDOTSPIGTOYOUTODAY
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"___ in the kitchen with Dinah" : SOMEONES
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Incur coryza : AIL
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Inane : ASININE
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Rhythmic Hindu music : RAGA
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British verse measure : METRE
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Pro ___ (for the nonce) : TEM
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Gets the better of : WORSTS
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Revived art style : DECO
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"I ___ lone lorn creetur . . . ": Dickens : AMA
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Actuality : FACT
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Island in the Firth of Clyde : ARRAN
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For each : PER
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Verse: Part II : BECAUSEIHABADASTYCODE
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Fell for a joke : BIT
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Feather: Prefix : PTERO
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Use the grinders : CHEW
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Reconnoitered : SCOUTED
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Take out : DELE
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Ketcham's Dennis : MENACE
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Sun parlors : SOLARIA
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A Dietrich : MARLENE
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Naïve : JEJUNE
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Little Sir of song : ECHO
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Think-tank group : IDEAMEN
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Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
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Celestial twinkler : STAR
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Legendary Jewish robot : GOLEM
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Yoko ___ Lennon : ONO
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Verse: Part III : TILLIRECUBBERSTAYAWAY
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Hiss seeking silence : TST
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Spicy hot drink : NEGUS
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Husband of Hera : ZEUS
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Fountain of fame : PETE
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Last word of "Ulysses" : YES
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Terrier type : SKYE
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Wolmirstedt's river : OHRE
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Matter for the Met and Mets : SCORES
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An O'Neill : TIP
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Pussyfoot : SNEAK
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Roman goddess of hope : SPES
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Noisy : BLATANT
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"Tarzan" Barker : LEX
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___ the seams (gives way to pressure) : BURSTSAT
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End of verse : RIGHTDOWIWADTOBEALODE
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Down ___ (shabby) : ATHEEL
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Recent Broadway hit : AMADEUS
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Punta ___, Chile : ARENAS
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Jug handle, to Jeanette : ANSE
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Yellowstone spouters : GEYSERS
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Abandon : DESERT
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Cio-Cio-San's sashes : OBIS
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Hepburn role on Broadway : COCO
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Bone up : CRAM
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Like the milieu of the chambered nautilus : UNDERSEA
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Colorful grain : REDOAT
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Noted Chinese sisters of yesteryear : SOONGS
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Flip a coin : TOSS
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Alsatian abstract painter : ARP
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52, to Fabius : LII
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Vatican representative : LEGATE
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Shoulder wrap : STOLE
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Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
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Pet puss : HOUSECAT
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Metallic element used in alloys : ANTIMONY
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Uris or Trotsky : LEON
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Moslem title of respect : SIDI
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Duryea or Dailey : DAN
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Affirmative vote : AYE
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Hyson, e.g. : TEA
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Westerns on TV : OATERS
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He-man type : MACHO
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This makes Henri a girl : ETTA
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Fervent Fabians Beatrice and Sidney : WEBBS
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Derived from oil : OLEIC
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Bureau division : DRAWER
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Footless lot : APODA
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Mil. first-aider : MEDIC
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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"___ cold and starve a fever" : FEEDA
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Tune : AIR
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Writer Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Author Sinclair : UPTON
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Stone pillar : STELE
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A–E connection : BCD
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Polite interruption : AHEM
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City in Crete : CANEA
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Customary : USUAL
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Role for Judith Anderson : MEDEA
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Front de Boeuf, to Ivanhoe : ENEMY
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Save : RESCUE
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Rhythmical stress : ICTUS
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The Pequod's captain : AHAB
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Sings gaily : LILTS
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Landing pier : JETTY
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"Für ___," Beethoven bagatelle : ELISE
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Leaves waiting at the church : JILTS
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Globe : ORB
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Suburbanite's purchase : MOWER
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Related on Mom's side : ENATE
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"The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
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Zorba, for one : GREEK
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Univ. at Columbus : OSU
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Places in office : INSTATES
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Inflame anew : REKINDLE
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Of Mubarak's land: Comb. form : EGYPTO
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Pound or Stone : EZRA
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___ Creed : APOSTLES
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Kind of street : ONEWAY
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Groups of six : HEXADS
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Western ranch : SPREAD
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Singer Siepi : CESARE
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Primordial mud : SLIME
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U-boat : SUB
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Lingerie item : BRA
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Afire : LIT
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Now's partner : THEN
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Top honcho : BOSS
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Assay : TEST
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Jokester : WAG
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Sandra or Ruby : DEE
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Pigeon pea : TUR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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