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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.
PS 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 Down
1. 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
114. "___, and yet so far" : SONEAR
115. Nothing : NIL
116. Tennessee players : VOLS
117. Popular thesaurus : ROGETS
118. Andrea ___ Sarto : DEL
120. Rawboned : LANK
121. Hirsute, to a cockney : AIRY
123. He, in Italy : ESSO
127. Last words of K.O. count : NINETEN
131. Pisa's river : ARNO
132. Govt. agencies : FBIS
136. See 28 Across : BUTWHATEVERITISITWILLDO
141. Pope's cape : ORALE
142. Tenet : CREDO
143. Poker move : RAISE
144. Flaubert's birthplace : ROUEN
145. De Mille : AGNES
146. Blues man W. C. : HANDY
147. First name in light verse : OGDEN
148. Atmospheres : AURAS
149. Auditions : TESTS
150. "Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
151. Phenomenon of a circle : NOEND
152. Four times a year: Abbr. : QRTLY
1. Vichy name : LAVAL
2. Potato state : IDAHO
3. Hot toddy : NEGUS
4. Haggard : GAUNT
5. Cassini : OLEG
6. Not a ___ (no chance) : PRAYER
7. Severities : RIGORS
8. Convex molding : OVOLO
9. Humorist Artemus : WARD
10. Bridge coup : SLAM
11. Of the cheek : MALAR
12. Concord : AMITY
13. Low kind of rate : TENTH
14. Ass-inine remark : HEEHAW
15. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
16. Don'ts : NONOS
17. Not give ___ : AHOOT
18. Statue's place : NICHE
19. Allen or Frame : ETHAN
22. Attacked : RANAT
29. Grand or Cedar : RAPIDS
30. Violin : AMATI
31. Wharton : EDITH
36. Heavyweight name : ALI
37. Arf! : WOOF
38. Takes cover : HIDES
40. Insects : NITS
41. Rulers : TSARS
42. Dolt : IDIOT
43. Green: Fr. : VERTE
44. Florida city : OCALA
45. Prestige : STATURE
46. Wood-chewer : TERMITE
47. Not home, in Glasgow : AWA
48. "What a ___" (too bad) : PITY
50. Ultima ___ : THULE
51. Admitted : LETIN
52. White heron : EGRET
53. Hosiery woes : SNAGS
55. Cousin of et al. : ETC
56. Peach or plum, e.g. : DRUPE
57. Kind of surgeon : NEURO
58. " . . . and ___ a goodnight!" : TOALL
64. Urban problem : SLUM
67. Suez or Welland : CANAL
69. Ululate : WAIL
72. Buzz : STIR
74. Animal-like : BESTIAL
76. Jowl adjuncts : DEWLAPS
78. Between l and q : MNOP
80. Baskervilles' beast : HOUND
81. Task : STINT
82. Minimum : LEAST
83. Certain men at eve : STAGS
84. Correct: Prefix : ORTHO
85. Get on into night : LATEN
86. Urn-shaped : EVASE
90. "Anitra's Dance" composer : GRIEG
91. He married Pocahontas : ROLFE
92. Not rented : UNLET
93. Crying things : NEEDS
96. Cap's partner : GOWN
98. De Valera : EAMON
100. Kind of blanket : WET
103. Boer council : RAAD
105. Weather info : THI
107. Pitching infraction : BALK
108. " . . . more in ___ than in . . . " : SORROW
111. Bluebird genus : IRENA
112. Early Muscovite : IVANI
113. Kind of cott or hood : BOY
119. Chinese nut : LITCHI
120. Baby of Fields films : LEROY
121. On high : ARISEN
122. Propose : INTEND
123. British W.W. II craft : EBOAT
124. Sea swell : SURGE
125. Netman Smith et al. : STANS
126. Small hooter : OWLET
128. Lemon-oil base : NERAL
129. ___ score (retaliate) : EVENA
130. Bear or boy : TEDDY
131. Stage whisper : ASIDE
132. It makes a lot of dough : FLOUR
133. Utter impulsively : BLURT
134. Excellent : IDEAL
135. Genial, in Britain : SONSY
137. Myra or Rudolph : HESS
138. Suffix for cyclo or iso : TRON
139. 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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