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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

New York Times, Saturday, October 22, 1983

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,401
Across
1
West Point student : CADET
6
Drill sergeant's call : HEP
9
Role for Price : AIDA
13
Century plant : AGAVE
14
Muscat is its capital : OMAN
16
Off-key : SOUR
17
Alfredo, to Baron Douphol : RIVAL
18
Texas city on the Brazos : WACO
19
Thin, piping note : TWEE
20
Start of a message to the Met : ONEHUNDREDYEARS
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"___, mi dicon venal," Puccini aria : GIA
24
"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
25
More of the message : ISTOUGHTOIGNORE
34
Hophead : NARC
35
Suspended : HUNG
36
Moon-vehicle unit : LEM
37
I.R.S. employees : CPAS
38
Bit of edelweiss : SPRIG
40
Albert Speer, for one : NAZI
41
Satisfied sounds : AHS
42
Other, in Domingo's land : OTRO
43
Blue dye : ANIL
44
More of the message : SOHAPPYBIRTHDAY
49
Sheepish comment : BAA
50
The Flying Dutchman's milieu : SEA
51
End of the message : ANDAHUNDREDMORE
60
Nonclerical : LAIC
61
Memorable baritone Giuseppe de ___ : LUCA
62
Hero of the Six-Day War : DAYAN
63
"___, que le monde révère": Meyerbeer chorus : DIEU
64
Six, in old dice games : SICE
65
January, to Don José : ENERO
66
Hgts. : ALTS
67
Sesame : TIL
68
Exudes, as charm : OOZES
Down
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"___ nome," Verdi aria : CARO
2
Not "fer" : AGIN
3
Brubeck or Garroway : DAVE
4
"Well, Did You ___?": Porter ditty : EVAH
5
Dravidian language : TELUGU
6
Elephant rider's seat : HOWDAH
7
"Cielo ___!": Ponchielli aria : EMAR
8
" . . . ___, mio Dio!": Leonora's prayer : PACE
9
Aft : ASTERN
10
Hawkeye State : IOWA
11
Alice Miller's maiden name : DUER
12
Brother of Hebe : ARES
15
Kind of acquaintance : NODDING
21
Afr. republic : NIG
22
Safecracker : YEGG
25
Machu Picchu people : INCAS
26
Gounod's first opera : SAPHO
27
Refuse : TRASH
28
"Ninety-day wonder" sch. of W.W. II : OCS
29
Pulsate : THROB
30
Manon's assent : OUI
31
Charlie Chan portrayer : OLAND
32
Huon's love in "Oberon" : REZIA
33
Mezzo-soprano Hastings : EMILY
38
Wren's cathedral : STPAULS
39
Nose around : PRY
40
Slangy denial : NAH
42
Colorful fish : OPAH
45
Earliest computer : ABACUS
46
Homeland of 62 Across : ISRAEL
47
Arikara : REE
48
Tonio's stage name in "I Pagliacci" : TADDEO
51
Soprano Frances of yesteryear : ALDA
52
Brad or spad : NAIL
53
Hint to "the fat lady"? : DIET
54
"Belle ___ . . . ": Offenbach barcarole : NUIT
55
First of the eighth century : DCCI
56
"Là ci darem la ___," Mozart duet : MANO
57
Court cry : OYEZ
58
Like cerium : RARE
59
Simian space traveler : ENOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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