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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

CROAKERS

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 1990

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,971
Across
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Prohibits : BANS
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Hector's hometown : TROY
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Contained : CALM
13
Tearful comedienne Pitts : ZASU
17
One of the Waughs : ALEC
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Seductively beautiful woman : HOURI
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Bakery worker : ICER
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Kin of 18 Across : SIREN
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"I'm alive," ___ : HEBREATHED
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"Eat your cookie," ___ : SHESNAPPED
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Do a slow burn : SMOULDER
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Hinder : DETER
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Texas border city : ELPASO
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Horner's capture : PLUM
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Imitated Marceau : MIMED
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Oop's abode : CAVE
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Tote laboriously : SCHLEP
35
Powerful beam : LASER
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William Carlos Williams verse epic : PATERSON
40
Locomotive, e.g. : CHEER
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"Storm approaching!," ___ : HETHUNDERED
43
Aujourd'___ (today, in Tours) : HUI
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Chews the fat : RAPS
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Tennis units : SETS
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Ben Hur's drag strip : ITER
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Verlaine's birthplace : METZ
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Ditty : AIR
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"You mongrel," ___ : SHEMUTTERED
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First Viscount Templewood : HOARE
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In a seemly way : PROPERLY
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Like a road full of furrows : RUTTY
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Elopement need, maybe : LADDER
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Lincoln bills : FIVES
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Linton Heathcliff's wife : CATHY
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Eunuch's milieu : HAREM
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Teed off : PEEVED
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Henri Christophe's land : HAITI
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Mason's activity : LEVELING
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Burlington's Bean : ORSON
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"Have a candy bar," ___ : HESNICKERED
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MacDowell's "___ Wild Rose" : TOA
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Like Shangri-La's horizon : LOST
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Usher's offering : SEAT
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Novello of "The Lodger" : IVOR
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Telegram period : STOP
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"The Sultan of Sulu" playwright : ADE
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"I work in a lab," ___ : SHERETORTED
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Reagan's second Attorney General : MEESE
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Cardinal and scarlet tanager : REDBIRDS
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Plea to a departing one : WRITE
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Squiffed : LOADED
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Butterfly's sashes : OBIS
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Lathered : SOAPY
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Restrain : CURB
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A Ladd from Huron : CHERYL
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Brazilian novelist Jorge : AMADO
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Field game devised by Indians : LACROSSE
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"Fire's going out!," ___ : HEBELLOWED
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"I'm dying," ___ : SHECROAKED
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Behind which Polonius hid : ARRAS
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Nut for soft drinks : KOLA
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Church pledge : TITHE
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Tatum's dad : RYAN
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See 42 Down : POOL
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Confederate : ALLY
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Mignon trailer : ETTE
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Fashion's Oscar ___ Renta : DELA
Down
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Kin of tchus and pfuis : BAHS
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Turkish standard : ALEM
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Last mount Moses climbed : NEBO
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Krantz best seller : SCRUPLES
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Pole near a tepee : TOTEM
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German industrial valley : RUHR
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Galena or bauxite : ORE
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Aleichem's language : YIDDISH
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Underground water tank : CISTERN
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Yearned : ACHED
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Villain's grimace : LEER
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Mom's title : MRS
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Buttons' replacer : ZIPPER
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La Scala harp : ARPA
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Gets the picture : SEES
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Ruin : UNDO
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Caused to be arraigned : HADUP
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Assuaged, as one's conscience : SALVED
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"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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Not so untidy : NEATER
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That old ratite bird : EMEU
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East China Sea island : MATSU
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Gave a hoot : CARED
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Discard as useless : SCRAP
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Going-to-Jerusalem prop : CHAIR
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"I teach," ___ : HEPROFESSED
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"___ people go . . . ": Exodus 5:1 : LETMY
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Voight's comical Dink : PETEY
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"I let him in," ___ : SHEADMITTED
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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"My Day in Court" author : NIZER
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Loaf ends : HEELS
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With 104 Across, foul play : DIRTY
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Emulate Fawn and Ollie : SHRED
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Exemplar : MODEL
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Number of "swans a-swimming" : SEVEN
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Wedding-gown aisle-sweeper : TRAIN
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All together, in music : TUTTI
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Moral precept : ETHIC
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Made tracks : HARED
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Pirouette : PIVOT
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Rod of tennis : LAVER
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Untouchables, for one : CASTE
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Salome danced for him : HEROD
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Kind of bear : POLAR
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Molder : ERODE
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Gets wind of : HEARS
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Quay for the Robert E. Lee : LEVEE
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Hangman's loop : NOOSE
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Stared slack-jawed : GAPED
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Pays attention : HEEDS
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Poker pot : KITTY
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Piercing : SHRILL
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Coastal region : SEABOARD
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Female oracles : SIBYLS
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Like some vaudeville shows : TWOADAY
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Clever comeback : RIPOSTE
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___ Castle (Havana fort) : MORRO
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Of the north wind : BOREAL
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"Filthy" money : LUCRE
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Fragrance : SMELL
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Secrete : CACHE
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Fellow : CHAP
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Super-sandwich : HERO
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Spain's longest river : EBRO
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Mil. truant : AWOL
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Man from Riga : LETT
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Terrier type : SKYE
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Dr. Dolittle's Sophie, e.g. : SEAL
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Felix Unger's daughter : EDNA
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Trappist cheese : OKA
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Whop : HIT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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