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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

PAGING MR. TELL

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1975

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J }
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Frances Hansen has 81 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 40 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,563
Across
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Lewis's partner : CLARK
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Words for some stocks : NOPAR
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Seemingly : QUASI
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Stop! : WHOA
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Four-bagger : HOMER
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Florida city : OCALA
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Witch's home : ENDOR
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Hand or ribs : SHORT
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Bank citadel : VAULT
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Lorna : DOONE
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Lofty perch : AERIE
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Uneasy : RESTIVE
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Swiss river : AAR
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Absolutely not! : BYNOMEANS
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Start of an old poem : ISHOTANARROWINTOTHEAIR
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Before "we forget" : LEST
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Efforts : STABS
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Without ___ (penniless) : ASOU
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Plea to ye faithful : COME
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Gives the old one-two : ZAPS
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"Who killed Cock Robin?" : ISAIDTHESPARROW
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Trenchant : EDGED
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Like the Dragon Lady : EXOTIC
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Army V.I.P. : CSO
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Closed, old style : SHET
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Literary alter ego : MRHYDE
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Norman Mailer's town : DEERPARK
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Teutonic: Abbr. : GMC
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Wedding response : IDO
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They no longer "cometh" : ICEMEN
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Adored one : IDOL
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"What care I ___ she be?" : HOWFAIR
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"___ a fine lady ... " : TOSEE
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Propriety : DECORUM
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Ship-like clock : NEF
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Do a Christmas chore : WRAP
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Single thing : UNIT
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More of 48 Across : WITHMYBOWANDARROW
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Sherman's word for war : HELL
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Porgy's woman : BESS
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Photography abbr. : ENL
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Lively musical piece : SCHERZO
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Laid aside : SETBY
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Stewart film, 1950 : BROKENARROW
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Narrow shoe size : AAAA
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Less refined : RAWER
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Start of a round : ROWROW
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___ Moines : DES
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Schooldays initials : RRR
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Triteness : BANALITY
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Invitation words : ATHOME
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Salamanders : OLMS
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U.S.-Ont. canals : SOO
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Shelters, as a fleet : EMBAYS
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Greek porticos : STOAE
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Barbs of "outrageous fortune" : SLINGSANDARROWS
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Small shaft : ARROWLET
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Well-known major : DOMO
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Layer of tissue : TELA
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Adds spice to : ZESTS
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Egyptian skink : ADDA
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Query re your bones : ARETHEYHARROWEDTOTHEMARROW
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Subway feature : TURNSTILE
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Elevator cage : CAR
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Out ___ (unattainable) : OFREACH
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Eat away : ERODE
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Sevens' partners : SIXES
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French sculptor : RODIN
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Murre : ARRIE
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Ages and ages : AEONS
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Range of central U. S. : OZARK
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Muse of song : AOEDE
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Vergil's shepherdess : DELIA
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"Monkey Trial" lawyer : MRDARROW
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Kind of goat : NANNY
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Facing a glacier : STOSS
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Moslem title : SAYID
Down
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Colette novel : CHERI
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Bodies of knowledge : LORES
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Friendly folk : AMISH
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Opposite of verso : RECTO
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Snakes : KRAITS
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Prayers : NOVENAS
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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French resort : PAU
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Poe's foster father : ALLAN
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Sharp knocks : RATATAT
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Math proof : QED
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Numero ___ : UNO
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Hacienda material : ADOBE
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Dostoevsky girl : SONYA
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Peaceful : IRENIC
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What Molly Malone did : WHEELEDHERWHEELBARROW
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Dike, Eunomia and Irene : HORAE
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O'Neill character et al. : ORINS
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Bomb trial : ATEST
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Houston or Hill : SAM
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Pauline Chapel locale : VATICAN
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Pirates' gold : ORO
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Chair style : ARROWBACK
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Cow-headed goddess : ISIS
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Pobble's loss : TOES
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Chinese diplomat : HUSHIH
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Parisian's thanks : MERCI
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Last letter, in London : ZED
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Tree-feller : AXE
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" ... how a book of ___ made" : POEMSIS
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Ways for 16 Down : STREETSBROADANDNARROW
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Canine world : DOGDOM
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Foot: Prefix : PEDO
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South Pacific address : ARROWTOWNNZ
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Prom locale, often : GYM
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Dutch town : EDE
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Mark or mother : DEN
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Mrs. André Previn : MIAFARROW
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Deficit : REDINK
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Whiffenpoof's pub : MORYS
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Commuters' oasis : CLUBCAR
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German pronoun : ICH
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Gangster's hat : FEDORA
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Place for three men : TUB
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Single : ONE
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Part of "Alouette" refrain : ETLEDOS
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Coin of Nepal : MOHAR
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Second court hearing : RETRIAL
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Vestment : ALB
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Kind of wood : PLY
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" ... to our Creator" : WEOWE
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" ... head that ___ crown" : WEARSA
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Sky Altar : ARA
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Emulated Spitz : SWAM
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Man's slipper : ROMEO
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Mistress Quickly : NELL
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Pulitzer Prize book, 1926 : ARROWSMITH
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"___ robins ... " : ANESTOF
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Headland : RAS
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Mel : OTT
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Hit song from "Sunny" : WHO
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Presaged : BODED
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Ship rope : TYE
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Least old: Abbr. : YST
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Snick's partner : SNEE
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Between dix and douze : ONZE
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Sugar: Prefix : GLYC
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Arid wastes : SAHARAS
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River and park of West : ARROWSTONES
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Door or place : MAT
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Prayer : ORISON
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Fine violins : STRADS
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" ... ___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
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German engraver : DURER
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Dickens' Edwin : DROOD
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Miss Doolittle : ELIZA
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Man from El Paso : TEXAN
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Cookie flavor : ARROWROOT
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"___ little, there a ... " : HEREA
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Betimes : EARLY
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Roman 1103 : MCIII
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Digger's find : ARROWHEAD
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French possessive : SES
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Sea bird : ERN
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Place for pie : SKY
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"In excelsis ___!" : DEO
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Freud's concerns : IDS

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 18 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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