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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

LUNCHEON LIMERICK

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1973

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 662 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 5, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original had ALIVE and TEVTH at 26-Across and 13-Down, respectively; corrected these to ALINE and TENTH.

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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,821
Across
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Dialect : LINGO
6
Ship parts : PROWS
11
School subject: Abbr. : MATH
15
Fatuous : INANE
20
"It's ___!" (agreed) : ADEAL
21
Compete : RIVAL
22
Novelist Ouida : RAMEE
23
Pitcher's dream game : NOHIT
24
Undefined : VAGUE
25
Where Greeks met : AGORA
26
Straighten : ALINE
27
Arden : ENOCH
28
Limerick, with 54, 79, 110 and 136 Across : AHUNGRYOLDMANATTHEZOOHA
32
Kind of cause : LOST
33
Prefix for dynamics : AERO
34
Start of a nursery song : MARYHAD
35
British gun : STEN
36
Spring mths. : APRS
37
Eh? : WHAT
39
Conquer : WIN
41
Gardens of Copenhagen : TIVOLI
45
"Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
46
Kind of dance or room : TAP
49
Don, Dame, Sir, etc. : TITLES
54
See 28 Across : SDECIDEDTODINEWITHTHEGN
59
Grass genus : AIRA
60
Rake with gunfire : STRAFE
61
Muse of poetry : ERATO
62
Buddhist scripture : SUTRA
63
Weights of Mideast : ROTLS
65
Snub : CUT
66
Stagnant-pond topping : SCUM
68
Veer, in space : YAW
70
Vassal: Var. : LIEG
71
Hot bargains : STEALS
73
Andy Capp's hangout : PUB
75
Parched : ARID
77
Breast-beatings : LAMENTS
79
See 28 Across : UTHERESNOTELLIN
83
"O ___" (Neapolitan song) : SOLEMIO
87
This: Sp. : ESTA
88
"Scram, lamb! Shoo, ___!" : EWE
89
Lumber output : LOGRUN
94
Tourist, for short : TRAV
95
Throw, for one : RUG
97
Mosaic piece : TILE
99
Order's partner : LAW
101
Disposed to : PRONE
102
Perfume oil : ATTAR
104
Out : NOTIN
106
Humbles : ABASES
109
"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
110
See 28 Across : GHESAIDWHATIMAPTTOBEFED
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"___, and yet so far" : SONEAR
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Nothing : NIL
116
Tennessee players : VOLS
117
Popular thesaurus : ROGETS
118
Andrea ___ Sarto : DEL
120
Rawboned : LANK
121
Hirsute, to a cockney : AIRY
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He, in Italy : ESSO
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Last words of K.O. count : NINETEN
131
Pisa's river : ARNO
132
Govt. agencies : FBIS
136
See 28 Across : BUTWHATEVERITISITWILLDO
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Pope's cape : ORALE
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Tenet : CREDO
143
Poker move : RAISE
144
Flaubert's birthplace : ROUEN
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De Mille : AGNES
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Blues man W. C. : HANDY
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First name in light verse : OGDEN
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Atmospheres : AURAS
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Auditions : TESTS
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"Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
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Phenomenon of a circle : NOEND
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Four times a year: Abbr. : QRTLY
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Vichy name : LAVAL
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Potato state : IDAHO
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Hot toddy : NEGUS
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Haggard : GAUNT
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Cassini : OLEG
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Not a ___ (no chance) : PRAYER
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Severities : RIGORS
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Convex molding : OVOLO
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Humorist Artemus : WARD
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Bridge coup : SLAM
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Of the cheek : MALAR
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Concord : AMITY
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Low kind of rate : TENTH
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Ass-inine remark : HEEHAW
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Don'ts : NONOS
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Not give ___ : AHOOT
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Statue's place : NICHE
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Allen or Frame : ETHAN
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Attacked : RANAT
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Grand or Cedar : RAPIDS
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Violin : AMATI
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Wharton : EDITH
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Heavyweight name : ALI
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Arf! : WOOF
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Takes cover : HIDES
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Insects : NITS
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Rulers : TSARS
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Dolt : IDIOT
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Green: Fr. : VERTE
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Florida city : OCALA
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Prestige : STATURE
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Wood-chewer : TERMITE
47
Not home, in Glasgow : AWA
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"What a ___" (too bad) : PITY
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Ultima ___ : THULE
51
Admitted : LETIN
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White heron : EGRET
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Hosiery woes : SNAGS
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Cousin of et al. : ETC
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Peach or plum, e.g. : DRUPE
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Kind of surgeon : NEURO
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" . . . and ___ a goodnight!" : TOALL
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Urban problem : SLUM
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Suez or Welland : CANAL
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Ululate : WAIL
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Buzz : STIR
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Animal-like : BESTIAL
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Jowl adjuncts : DEWLAPS
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Between l and q : MNOP
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Baskervilles' beast : HOUND
81
Task : STINT
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Minimum : LEAST
83
Certain men at eve : STAGS
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Correct: Prefix : ORTHO
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Get on into night : LATEN
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Urn-shaped : EVASE
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"Anitra's Dance" composer : GRIEG
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He married Pocahontas : ROLFE
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Not rented : UNLET
93
Crying things : NEEDS
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Cap's partner : GOWN
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De Valera : EAMON
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Kind of blanket : WET
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Boer council : RAAD
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Weather info : THI
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Pitching infraction : BALK
108
" . . . more in ___ than in . . . " : SORROW
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Bluebird genus : IRENA
112
Early Muscovite : IVANI
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Kind of cott or hood : BOY
119
Chinese nut : LITCHI
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Baby of Fields films : LEROY
121
On high : ARISEN
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Propose : INTEND
123
British W.W. II craft : EBOAT
124
Sea swell : SURGE
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Netman Smith et al. : STANS
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Small hooter : OWLET
128
Lemon-oil base : NERAL
129
___ score (retaliate) : EVENA
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Bear or boy : TEDDY
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Stage whisper : ASIDE
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It makes a lot of dough : FLOUR
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Utter impulsively : BLURT
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Excellent : IDEAL
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Genial, in Britain : SONSY
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Myra or Rudolph : HESS
138
Suffix for cyclo or iso : TRON
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Villainous one : IAGO
140
Where the Tigris flows : IRAQ

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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