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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

HAZY HISTORY LIMERICK

New York Times, Sunday, October 27, 1968

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 685 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 5, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,015
Across
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Certain pears : BOSCS
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Floral arrangement : SPRAY
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Burst of activity : SPASM
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Peak in Idaho : BORAH
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Start of a W. W. I song : OHHOW
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Headpiece : TIARA
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Papa Doc's land : HAITI
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Of a country: Prefix : ITALO
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Loos : ANITA
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Young eel : ELVER
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Standish's advocate : ALDEN
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Sharpener : STROP
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Start of Limerick : SOMEPERSIANSFLEWINTOAPE
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Dutch painter : STEEN
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Silk: It. : SETA
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"Le Coq ___" : DOR
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Detergent product : SUDS
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User of 28 Across : HONER
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See 13 Down: Abbr. : ASST
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Ab ___ : OVO
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Pronoun : HIM
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Physicist Fermi : ENRICO
50
Quick-witted : APT
52
Cod's cousin : HAKE
54
One form of assent : SISI
55
Limerick contd. from 29 Across : TWITHSOMEPEOPLENAMEDMED
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Seven: Prefix : SEPTI
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Stock up on, as groceries : LAYIN
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Viscous : ROPY
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Demolished: Var. : RASED
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Uncertain : ATSEA
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One of the Scotts : DRED
68
Broz : TITO
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Australian duck : PINKEYE
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Ringlet : TRESS
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Fine cloth : LAWN
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Firth of Lorne port : OBAN
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Chaney : LON
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Limerick contd. from 55 Across : ESWHOMTHEYMETWHATTHEFUS
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Sgt. : NCO
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Signify : MEAN
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Big party, London style : BASH
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Photograph : SHOOT
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Prying tool : CROWBAR
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Converse : TALK
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Glassy silica : OPAL
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Eliza's cousins : BETHS
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Hawaiian tree : AALII
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Green color : LIME
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Buddhist monk who has attained Nirvana : ARHAT
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Limerick contd. from 78 Across : SWASABOUTORHOWITTURNEDO
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Nine: Prefix : ENNE
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One kind of eye : EVIL
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Exclamation of delight : OOH
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Veteran (with "old") : STAGER
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Man's nickname : SYD
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Cinnabar : ORE
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Sheriff Wyatt : EARP
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Declaim : ORATE
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Outstrip : LOSE
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Apiece : PER
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French royalty : ROIS
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Matriculate : ENROL
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End of Limerick : UTIREALLYCANTSAYIFORGET
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Was a member of : SATON
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___ and a day : AYEAR
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Navarro : RAMON
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Neddy : BURRO
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Darn ___! : ITALL
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Part of the street scene : CRANE
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Booster rocket : AGENA
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House in Washington : BLAIR
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Quick witticism : SALLY
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Softened (up) : EASED
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Sing, in a way : YODEL
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Where Sana is : YEMEN
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Neckwear of another day : BOAS
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Cry of disbelief : OHNO
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Wedge used by builders : SHIM
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No place for a hawk : COTE
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Derby winner, 1955 : SWAPS
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Hi-fi : STEREO
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Bohemian city : PILSEN
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Gully : RAVINE
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Field : AREA
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Old tar's forte : YARNS
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Mine passages : SHAFTS
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Name given to Athena : PALLAS
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Military title : AIDE
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Mulligan : STEW
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Big dam of Idaho : MINIDOKA
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Parisian nitery : BISTRO
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German name : OTTO
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___ avis : RARA
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Swaying loosely : ALOP
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One of "these three" : HOPE
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Group character : ETHOS
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East-West pact : SEATO
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Nine: Lat. : NOVEM
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___ precedent : SETSA
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Not moist : UNWET
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Cornice parts : DRIPS
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"And ___ on the right hand . . . " : SITTETH
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With celerity : RAPIDLY
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Fictional animal : THEPOOH
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Master of the house, Irish style : HIMSELF
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Peekaboo! : ISEEYOU
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Kitchen ___ (anc. mounds) : MIDDENS
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Clear: It. : CHIARO
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Writers' assn. : PEN
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At all : ANY
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State: Abbr. : SDAK
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Senior citizen : OLDSTER
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Girl's name : MARSHA
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Ogle : EYE
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Pictures : PRINTS
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Fate : LOT
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Sea bird : ERN
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Sharp pinch : TWEAK
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Small trail : PATHLET
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Run ___ (meet) : INTO
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Writer Eric : AMBLER
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Igneous rock : BASALT
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Sheathes, in a way : ENCASES
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Ill-nourished : SCRAWNY
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All ___ a yard wide : WOOLAND
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Dub : ENTITLE
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Reference book : WHOSWHO
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Geneva college : HOBART
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Forever : ETERNAL
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Sage : WISE
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Zoological suffix : BIA
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One of a Latin trio : AMO
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Luau feature : POI
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On ___ : THEGO
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Netherworld : HADES
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Boutique : STORE
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French pronoun : LUI
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Goose eggs : OOO
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Kentucky college : BEREA
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Cover artistically : OVERLACE
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Invitation to a hitchhiker : HOPIN
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Make ___ (employ) : USEOF
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Without subterfuge : OPENLY
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Mysterious : ARCANE
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Laughed loudly : ROARED
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Used a fruit squeezer : REAMED
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Tennis, ___? : ANYONE
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Threefold : TRINAL
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Maverick : STRAY
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Pressure group : LOBBY
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Govt. service : USIS
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Toodle-oo! : TATA
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Bagel : ROLL
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Constellation : LYRA
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Certain votes : YEAS
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Palm : SAGO
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Exclude (with "out") : RULE
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Metric unit : GRAM
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Iroquoian : ERIE
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Rent : TORN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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