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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
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Mo or Stu : UDALL
6
Tender : OFFER
11
Tinge : CAST
15
Portly U.S. President : TAFT
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Pastoral people of Kenya : MASAI
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Relative of yoo-hoo : HALLO
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Western Indian : OTOE
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Winglike : ALAR
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Swedish actress May : BRITT
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Super! : GREAT
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Disagreeable one : PILL
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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
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Many eras : EON
57
Burning : AFIRE
58
Catkins : AMENTS
61
___ Heights : GOLAN
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Kind of titmouse : TUFTED
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Harold Rome's card : WISHYOUWEREHERE
69
Napkin material : DAMASK
72
Red as ___ : ABEET
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Having no key : ATONAL
76
Reach by radio : RAISE
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O.T. book : ISA
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Wrestling needs : MATS
81
Club assessments : DUES
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Kahn, Eliscu and Youmans's card : ORCHIDSINTHEMOONLIGHT
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Princess-prodder : PEA
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Former Arab org. : UAR
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The Emerald Isle : HIBERNIA
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Smith or Fleming : IAN
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Escritoire : DESK
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Hunter or Kelly : GREEN
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Glycerides : ESTERS
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Gobi or Negev : DESERT
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Bill's partner : COO
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Hammerstein and Rodgers's card : ITMIGHTASWELLBESPRING
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Swank : CHIC
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Frontier lawman : EARP
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Type of pansy : VIOLA
115
Peripheral : OUTER
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Top of an abbé : TETE
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"Judith" composer : ARNE
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Opposite of 115 Across : INNER
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Place to schuss : SLOPE
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Olympian hawk : ARES
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Decorticate : PEEL
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Lascivious looks : LEERS
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Silverweed : TANSY
Down
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Boss on a shield : UMBO
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Junior's imprecation : DARN
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___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
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Foam : LATHER
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Learned lot : LITERATI
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George Burns film : OHGOD
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Denmark's ___ Islands : FAROE
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Absquatulated : FLED
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Greek resistance org. of W.W. II : ELAS
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"Goodbye, Columbus" author : ROTH
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Penny, in Soho : COPPER
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On a slant : ATILT
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Pas seul : SOLO
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Rebukes severely : TELLSOFF
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Petruchio's activity : TAMING
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Confirmation slap : ALAPA
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Bundle of twigs : FAGOT
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Worthless writing : TRIPE
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Bridge expert : GOREN
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"___ hand you cannot see": Tickell : ISEEA
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Author Deighton : LEN
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G-men, e.g. : FEDS
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Writer St. John : ADELA
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Catarrh : RHEUM
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Maple genus : ACER
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French naval battle area: 1692 : LAHOGUE
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Monogram of Prufrock's creator : TSE
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Simba : LION
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Stow away : STASH
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"On ___ Riviera": Sylvia Fine's card : THE
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Lewis or Ezra : STONE
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Parkway sign : EXIT
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Former filly : MARE
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Secondhand : USED
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Laundry cycle : PREWASH
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Bring up : REAR
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Bull: Comb. form : TAURO
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Turkish title of respect : EFFENDI
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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Tut! : TSK
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Have creditors : OWE
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"___ a little kinder": Guest : LETMEBE
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Asian holiday : TET
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P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASIR
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Scottish resort : OBAN
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Wears : HASON
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Bead : DROP
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Swiss river : AARE
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Isinglass : MICA
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March of fiction : AUGIE
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"Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Choir response : AMEN
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Rocky peak : TOR
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RR stops : STNS
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Rubbish pile : DUSTHEAP
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Hurl : THROW
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Make tracks : HIE
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Physicist Bohr : NIELS
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British taps signal : LASTPOST
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Frees from frost : DEICES
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C.G.S. unit : ERG
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Evangel : GOSPEL
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Yeastlike fungus : TORULA
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Judicial assertions : DICTA
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BBC realm : ETHER
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Hit heavily : SMITE
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French film director : CARNE
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More qualified : ABLER
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A king and a poet : LEARS
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Darnel : TARE
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Malefic : EVIL
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Postcard note : LINE
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Like an anchoret : LONE
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Lay ___ (flatter) : ITON
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Clusters of fibers : NEPS
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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