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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 Down
1. Certain pears : BOSCS
6. Floral arrangement : SPRAY
11. Burst of activity : SPASM
16. Peak in Idaho : BORAH
21. Start of a W. W. I song : OHHOW
22. Headpiece : TIARA
23. Papa Doc's land : HAITI
24. Of a country: Prefix : ITALO
25. Loos : ANITA
26. Young eel : ELVER
27. Standish's advocate : ALDEN
28. Sharpener : STROP
29. Start of Limerick : SOMEPERSIANSFLEWINTOAPE
33. Dutch painter : STEEN
34. Silk: It. : SETA
35. "Le Coq ___" : DOR
36. Detergent product : SUDS
40. User of 28 Across : HONER
42. See 13 Down: Abbr. : ASST
44. Ab ___ : OVO
45. Pronoun : HIM
48. 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
62. Seven: Prefix : SEPTI
63. Stock up on, as groceries : LAYIN
64. Viscous : ROPY
65. Demolished: Var. : RASED
66. Uncertain : ATSEA
67. One of the Scotts : DRED
68. Broz : TITO
69. Australian duck : PINKEYE
71. Ringlet : TRESS
73. Fine cloth : LAWN
75. Firth of Lorne port : OBAN
77. Chaney : LON
78. Limerick contd. from 55 Across : ESWHOMTHEYMETWHATTHEFUS
85. Sgt. : NCO
86. Signify : MEAN
87. Big party, London style : BASH
88. Photograph : SHOOT
89. Prying tool : CROWBAR
92. Converse : TALK
94. Glassy silica : OPAL
96. Eliza's cousins : BETHS
100. Hawaiian tree : AALII
101. Green color : LIME
102. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
103. Buddhist monk who has attained Nirvana : ARHAT
104. Limerick contd. from 78 Across : SWASABOUTORHOWITTURNEDO
109. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
110. One kind of eye : EVIL
111. Exclamation of delight : OOH
112. Veteran (with "old") : STAGER
113. Man's nickname : SYD
114. Cinnabar : ORE
115. Sheriff Wyatt : EARP
118. Declaim : ORATE
122. Outstrip : LOSE
123. Apiece : PER
124. French royalty : ROIS
126. Matriculate : ENROL
128. End of Limerick : UTIREALLYCANTSAYIFORGET
139. Was a member of : SATON
140. ___ and a day : AYEAR
141. Navarro : RAMON
142. Neddy : BURRO
143. Darn ___! : ITALL
144. Part of the street scene : CRANE
145. Booster rocket : AGENA
146. House in Washington : BLAIR
147. Quick witticism : SALLY
148. Softened (up) : EASED
149. Sing, in a way : YODEL
150. Where Sana is : YEMEN
1. Neckwear of another day : BOAS
2. Cry of disbelief : OHNO
3. Wedge used by builders : SHIM
4. No place for a hawk : COTE
5. Derby winner, 1955 : SWAPS
6. Hi-fi : STEREO
7. Bohemian city : PILSEN
8. Gully : RAVINE
9. Field : AREA
10. Old tar's forte : YARNS
11. Mine passages : SHAFTS
12. Name given to Athena : PALLAS
13. Military title : AIDE
14. Mulligan : STEW
15. Big dam of Idaho : MINIDOKA
16. Parisian nitery : BISTRO
17. German name : OTTO
18. ___ avis : RARA
19. Swaying loosely : ALOP
20. One of "these three" : HOPE
30. Group character : ETHOS
31. East-West pact : SEATO
32. Nine: Lat. : NOVEM
36. ___ precedent : SETSA
37. Not moist : UNWET
38. Cornice parts : DRIPS
39. "And ___ on the right hand . . . " : SITTETH
41. With celerity : RAPIDLY
43. Fictional animal : THEPOOH
45. Master of the house, Irish style : HIMSELF
46. Peekaboo! : ISEEYOU
47. Kitchen ___ (anc. mounds) : MIDDENS
49. Clear: It. : CHIARO
51. Writers' assn. : PEN
53. At all : ANY
54. State: Abbr. : SDAK
56. Senior citizen : OLDSTER
57. Girl's name : MARSHA
58. Ogle : EYE
59. Pictures : PRINTS
60. Fate : LOT
61. Sea bird : ERN
68. Sharp pinch : TWEAK
69. Small trail : PATHLET
70. Run ___ (meet) : INTO
72. Austen novel : EMMA
74. Writer Eric : AMBLER
76. Igneous rock : BASALT
78. Sheathes, in a way : ENCASES
79. Ill-nourished : SCRAWNY
80. All ___ a yard wide : WOOLAND
81. Dub : ENTITLE
82. Reference book : WHOSWHO
83. Geneva college : HOBART
84. Forever : ETERNAL
90. Sage : WISE
91. Zoological suffix : BIA
93. One of a Latin trio : AMO
95. Luau feature : POI
97. On ___ : THEGO
98. Netherworld : HADES
99. Boutique : STORE
101. French pronoun : LUI
102. Goose eggs : OOO
105. Kentucky college : BEREA
106. Cover artistically : OVERLACE
107. Invitation to a hitchhiker : HOPIN
108. Make ___ (employ) : USEOF
114. Without subterfuge : OPENLY
116. Mysterious : ARCANE
117. Laughed loudly : ROARED
119. Used a fruit squeezer : REAMED
120. Tennis, ___? : ANYONE
121. Threefold : TRINAL
125. Maverick : STRAY
127. Pressure group : LOBBY
128. Govt. service : USIS
129. Toodle-oo! : TATA
130. Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
131. Bagel : ROLL
132. Constellation : LYRA
133. Certain votes : YEAS
134. Palm : SAGO
135. Exclude (with "out") : RULE
136. Metric unit : GRAM
137. Iroquoian : ERIE
138. 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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