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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

POSTCARDS TO THE SNOWBOUND

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 1980

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,016
Across Down
1. Mo or Stu : UDALL
6. Tender : OFFER
11. Tinge : CAST
15. Portly U.S. President : TAFT
19. Pastoral people of Kenya : MASAI
20. Relative of yoo-hoo : HALLO
21. Western Indian : OTOE
22. Winglike : ALAR
23. Swedish actress May : BRITT
24. Super! : GREAT
25. Disagreeable one : PILL
26. Yuletide guests : MAGI
27. Clare and Whiting's card : ONTHEGOODSHIPLOLLIPOP
31. Eat away : ERODE
32. Clique : SET
33. Upper House : SENATE
34. Diva Geraldine : FARRAR
37. Change : ALTER
40. Yearn : LONG
41. Old English letter : EDH
42. Precedent-setter, in court : TESTCASE
45. Thor's wife : SIF
46. Much-puzzled bird : EMU
49. Hershey and Swander's card : DEEPINTHEHEARTOFTEXAS
54. Aspersion : SLUR
55. Flying prefix : AERO
56. Many eras : EON
57. Burning : AFIRE
58. Catkins : AMENTS
61. ___ Heights : GOLAN
64. Kind of titmouse : TUFTED
65. Harold Rome's card : WISHYOUWEREHERE
69. Napkin material : DAMASK
72. Red as ___ : ABEET
73. Having no key : ATONAL
76. Reach by radio : RAISE
77. O.T. book : ISA
78. Wrestling needs : MATS
81. Club assessments : DUES
83. Kahn, Eliscu and Youmans's card : ORCHIDSINTHEMOONLIGHT
89. Princess-prodder : PEA
90. Former Arab org. : UAR
91. The Emerald Isle : HIBERNIA
92. Smith or Fleming : IAN
93. Escritoire : DESK
95. Hunter or Kelly : GREEN
96. Glycerides : ESTERS
98. Gobi or Negev : DESERT
101. Bill's partner : COO
102. ___ the good : ALLTO
104. Hammerstein and Rodgers's card : ITMIGHTASWELLBESPRING
112. Swank : CHIC
113. Frontier lawman : EARP
114. Type of pansy : VIOLA
115. Peripheral : OUTER
116. Top of an abbé : TETE
117. "Judith" composer : ARNE
118. Opposite of 115 Across : INNER
119. Place to schuss : SLOPE
120. Olympian hawk : ARES
121. Decorticate : PEEL
122. Lascivious looks : LEERS
123. Silverweed : TANSY
1. Boss on a shield : UMBO
2. Junior's imprecation : DARN
3. ___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
4. Foam : LATHER
5. Learned lot : LITERATI
6. George Burns film : OHGOD
7. Denmark's ___ Islands : FAROE
8. Absquatulated : FLED
9. Greek resistance org. of W.W. II : ELAS
10. "Goodbye, Columbus" author : ROTH
11. Penny, in Soho : COPPER
12. On a slant : ATILT
13. Pas seul : SOLO
14. Rebukes severely : TELLSOFF
15. Petruchio's activity : TAMING
16. Confirmation slap : ALAPA
17. Bundle of twigs : FAGOT
18. Worthless writing : TRIPE
28. Bridge expert : GOREN
29. "___ hand you cannot see": Tickell : ISEEA
30. Author Deighton : LEN
34. G-men, e.g. : FEDS
35. Writer St. John : ADELA
36. Catarrh : RHEUM
37. Maple genus : ACER
38. French naval battle area: 1692 : LAHOGUE
39. Monogram of Prufrock's creator : TSE
40. Simba : LION
43. Stow away : STASH
44. "On ___ Riviera": Sylvia Fine's card : THE
45. Lewis or Ezra : STONE
46. Parkway sign : EXIT
47. Former filly : MARE
48. Secondhand : USED
50. Laundry cycle : PREWASH
51. Bring up : REAR
52. Bull: Comb. form : TAURO
53. Turkish title of respect : EFFENDI
59. Japanese-American : NISEI
60. Tut! : TSK
62. Have creditors : OWE
63. "___ a little kinder": Guest : LETMEBE
64. Asian holiday : TET
66. P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASIR
67. Scottish resort : OBAN
68. Wears : HASON
69. Bead : DROP
70. Swiss river : AARE
71. Isinglass : MICA
74. March of fiction : AUGIE
75. "Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
77. Author Dinesen : ISAK
79. Choir response : AMEN
80. Rocky peak : TOR
82. RR stops : STNS
84. Rubbish pile : DUSTHEAP
85. Hurl : THROW
86. Make tracks : HIE
87. Physicist Bohr : NIELS
88. British taps signal : LASTPOST
93. Frees from frost : DEICES
94. C.G.S. unit : ERG
95. Evangel : GOSPEL
97. Yeastlike fungus : TORULA
98. Judicial assertions : DICTA
99. BBC realm : ETHER
100. Hit heavily : SMITE
101. French film director : CARNE
102. More qualified : ABLER
103. A king and a poet : LEARS
105. Darnel : TARE
106. Malefic : EVIL
107. Postcard note : LINE
108. Like an anchoret : LONE
109. Lay ___ (flatter) : ITON
110. Clusters of fibers : NEPS
111. Jane or Zane : GREY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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