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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

TURKEY TALK

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1970

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 48
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,771
Across Down
1. Soft shoe : MOC
4. Got: Abbr. : OBTD
8. False gods : BAALS
13. Dr. Dolittle's pig : GUBGUB
19. Winchester : RIFLE
21. Cheerful sound : HAHA
22. Smiling broadly : AGRIN
23. ___ time : ONEATA
24. Perth of New Jersey : AMBOY
25. Drag strip for chariots : ITER
26. Pacific island group : SAMOA
27. It's tutu divine : BALLET
28. Pyncheon's pride, punny style : HOUSEOFTHESEVENGOBBLES
32. Deed : GEST
33. Reluctant: Var. : LOTH
34. Ms. men : EDS
35. Fr. girl : MLLE
36. Jabberwocky : GOBBLEDEGOOK
40. Recipient : DONEE
42. "This ___ recording" : ISA
45. What it takes to make a wink : ANEYELID
46. Runs lukewarm : ISTEPID
49. Organic compound : ENOL
50. Govt. air agency : FAA
51. Armada: Abbr. : FLT
52. Wall hanging : GOBELINTAPESTRY
56. Number one : FIRST
58. "Waitin' on ___" : THELEVEE
60. Map features : INSETS
61. Gaelic : ERSE
62. Without exception : TOAMAN
63. Officer Friday's TV show : DRAGNET
67. Sticky stuff : GOO
68. Arctic explorer : RAE
70. "___ About the Boy" : IMMAD
72. Old card game : LOO
73. TV late show : RERUN
75. Holmes's words for a tea party : GIGGLEGABBLEGOBBLEGIT
81. Wedge-shaped: Prefix : CUNEO
82. Nootka : AHT
83. Steam bath : SAUNA
84. Portion: Abbr. : SEG
85. Panay people : ATI
86. Hat named for a painter : WATTEAU
90. Kind of ring : SIGNET
92. Eager : AGOG
96. No room "in ___" : THEINN
98. Sidewalk test in July? : FRIEDEGG
100. Comical : DROLL
101. Ibsen matron, punny style : MRSHEDDAGOBBLER
105. Framing-shop abbr. : GME
107. Blue-black: Dialect : BLO
108. Islets : AITS
109. Samuel F.B., formally : MRMORSE
110. Wander a little : ROAMABIT
112. Teachers' org. : NEA
113. Idaho capital : BOISE
114. " . . . produced a ___" : GOLDENGOBLET
118. Impose on: Scot. : SORN
119. Church group: Abbr. : BAP
122. Dinner course : SOUP
123. Siouan : OTOE
124. Warning in a Riley poem : ANTHEGOBBLEUNSLLGITYOU
131. Garden shrub : SPIREA
132. Kind of yell : REBEL
133. Small case : ETUI
134. Surprised exclamations : OHOHS
135. Consign to perdition : BEDAMN
136. Sound of a knight's approach : CLANK
137. Yo-ho-ho drinks : RUMS
138. Old musical symbol : NEUME
139. Kind of prunes : STEWED
140. Nincompoops : ASSES
141. Small barracuda : SPET
142. Carriers: Abbr. : RRS
1. Copy: Prefix : MIMO
2. "To tell children ___ and goblins" : OFBUGBEARS
3. Near : CLOSEBY
4. "___ I had the wings . . . " : OHIF
5. Had it out : BATTLED
6. Eat high off ___ : THEHOG
7. Risk : DARETO
8. Ignoble : BASE
9. Century plant : AGAVE
10. Kind of forces : ARMED
11. Daniel's arena : LIONSDEN
12. Catch : SNAG
13. Ate dessert, in a way : GOBBLEDPIE
14. Helpless : UNABLE
15. Starr of the West : BELLE
16. Burst of laughter : GALE
17. Shoshoneans : UTES
18. Blink the eyes : BAT
19. Bowl sound : RAH
20. Order to a platoon : EYESLEFT
29. "___ me, pretty maiden . . . " : OTELL
30. Before 'nuff : SHO
31. ___ vincit amor : OMNIA
36. Faux pas : GAFFE
37. Walk ___ : ONAIR
38. Likewise, I'm sure : DITTO
39. Ukraine city : KIEV
41. Choose : OPT
42. Entire: Prefix : INTEGRI
43. Classify : SORTOUT
44. Girl's name : ALYSON
47. Coaster : SLED
48. Row : TIER
49. Letter : ESS
52. Having buds : GEMMATE
53. "___ of God, I come!" : OLAMB
54. Hut of Guiana : BENAB
55. Turkey, for one : ENTREE
57. Suit material : SERGE
59. ___-Ashbury : HAIGHT
62. Wire: Abbr. : TEL
64. "Words have ___ life than deeds" : ALONGER
65. Japanese game : GOBANG
66. S.F. hill : NOB
69. " . . . go to the Warres in ___" : AGOWNE
71. Metric units: Abbr. : DLS
74. Moth : EGGAR
75. Tyrone or Arlo : GUTHRIE
76. Town in Spain : INIESTA
77. Gobble : EAT
78. Artist's need : EASEL
79. Lead : GUIDE
80. W. W. II craft : LST
81. Lion trainer : CATMAN
87. "And more ___ more" : ANDMOREAND
88. ___ effort : AFOR
89. City: Lat. : URBS
91. Urge : EGGON
93. "Don't ___ dinner!" : GOBBLEYOUR
94. Kukla's friend : OLLIE
95. Language: Prefix : GLOTT
97. Monogram for Jesus : IHS
99. "___ your pardon" : IBEG
100. Loss of rank : DEMOTION
102. Letter-shaped bar : DRING
103. Morning hrs. : AMS
104. Third Reich name : GOEBBELS
106. Gog's partner : MAGOG
110. Preen again : REPLUME
111. "I hate to be ___" : ABOTHER
113. Mimi or Rodolfo : BOHEME
115. Columbus campus : OSU
116. Antisocial ones : LONERS
117. Fracas : DUSTUP
118. Kind of boss : STRAW
120. Rhyme schemes : ABBAS
121. Fully: Lat. : PLENE
124. In ___ (vexed) : APET
125. Pheasant group : NIDE
126. Killer whale : ORCA
127. B.P.O.E. : ELKS
128. Itemize : LIST
129. Elec. units : OHMS
130. Employ : USE
131. Science degrees : SBS

Answer summary: 37 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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