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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

FEAST OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1967

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 97, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 77-Across clue had "at five." at end for the entry "RISE AT"; removed the "at" in the clue.

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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,707
Across
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Academic gown. : TOGA
5
Buddhist monk who has attained Nirvana. : ARHAT
10
Work: Sp. : OBRA
14
VIP at Christmas. : PAPA
18
Shaped like 59 Across. : OVAL
19
Like some potatoes. : MEALY
20
Symbol of hope. : RAINBOW
24
Kabob country. : IRAQ
25
Apple. : SORB
26
Infuse. : IMBUE
27
Southern tourist trail. : TAMIAMI
28
Beaut. : LULU
29
Lily genus. : ALOE
30
Son of Caleb. : NAAM
31
Greek letters. : CHIS
32
Great hall of Odin. : VALHALLA
34
"Come blow ___." : YOURHORN
36
Music critic Downes. : OLIN
37
Start of a much-quoted Rubáiyát quatrain. : AHLOVE
38
Carver's problem. : TURKEYWINGS
41
Marsh birds. : RAILS
42
"Yond Cassius has ___ . . . " : ALEAN
45
River in Italy. : RENO
46
Threefold. : TRINAL
48
Trainload: Abbr. : FGT
51
Bird of rhyme. : HEN
52
Key of Chopin's "Butterfly Etude." : GFLAT
55
Hot drink. : COCOA
57
Singer Gordon. : MACRAE
59
Humpty Dumpty. : EGG
60
Initials of Equity. : AEA
61
Literary light. : IBSEN
64
Homonym of 70 Across. : ANT
66
Daughter-in-law: Sp. : NUERA
67
Rodents. : MOLERATS
70
Polly or Chloe. : AUNT
71
Curtain lectures. : SCOLDINGS
73
Stew ingredient. : IRISHPOTATO
75
Town SW of Stockholm. : TROSA
76
Small: Suffix. : CLE
77
"He that would thrive must ___ five." : RISEAT
79
Gibbon. : APE
80
Queen, perhaps. : BEE
81
Yon's partner. : HITHER
83
Berlin exclamation. : ACH
84
Not a soul. : NOONE
86
Dessert. : BAKEDALASKA
90
Kind of porcelain decoration. : RICEGRAIN
92
Star in Draco. : ADIB
93
"Let ___ go." : MYPEOPLE
96
Footprint: Prefix. : ICHNO
97
Compass point. : SSW
98
Capital of Crete. : CANEA
100
Musical notes. : RES
101
Luau feature, with 47 Down. : PIG
102
Civil War general. : SLOCUM
104
Pocket item: Colloq. : HANKY
106
"___ cold . . . " : FEEDA
108
Mauna ___. : LOA
109
On to: Slang. : HEP
110
Kim's home. : LAHORE
112
Enter. : GOIN
114
Turn topsy-turvy. : UPEND
116
Rebound. : CAROM
117
Frying fat, punny style. : BACONGREECE
122
Bounce back. : RESILE
123
Pump. : SHOE
124
Stomach: Colloq. : INNERMAN
128
Attic, for example. : CATCHALL
130
Compared to. : THAN
131
Transactions: Lat. : ACTA
132
Moslem judge. : CADI
133
Italian town. : ATRI
134
Fill the ___ (provide for). : NEEDSOF
136
Moral. : ETHIC
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"Silent Night." : HYMN
138
Spool. : REEL
139
Knickknacks. : ARTWARE
140
Still. : INERT
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Abba. : EBAN
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Impost. : LEVY
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Three: Sp. : TRES
144
Central points. : NODES
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Disavow. : DENY
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That is ___. : TOSAY
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Architectural decoration. : OVOLO
3
Loup-___. : GAROU
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Where the Red Deer is. : ALBERTA
5
Key of Grieg "Concerto." : AMINOR
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Comment. : REMARK
7
Carmen's famous aria. : HABANERA
8
Double salt. : ALUM
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Nautical rope. : TYE
10
Fat ___. : ORTHIN
11
Bleating. : BAAING
12
Parts of glasses. : RIMS
13
Black cuckoo. : ANI
14
Rice dishes, in Istanbul: Var. : PILAVS
15
As ___ (usually). : ARULE
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Satiate. : PALL
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Cool color. : AQUA
21
Rich food. : BAVARIANCREAM
22
Nebraskan. : OMAHAN
23
Orangeman. : WILLIAM
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Muse. : CLIO
33
Cook's "moment of truth." : HOLLANDAISESAUCE
35
Hearty fare. : HUNGARIANGOULASH
36
Admit. : OWN
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"Abominable" one. : YETI
40
Where teachers are taught: Abbr. : STC
42
Polite interruption. : AHEM
43
___ mutton. : LEGO
44
Grill item. : ENGLISHCHOP
47
See 101 Across. : ROASTED
48
Pomme. : FRENCHAPPLE
49
Mouthwash. : GARGLE
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Something hard to solve. : TEASER
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___ famine. : FEASTOR
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Wooden slat. : LATH
55
Copper. : CENT
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Aware of: Colloq. : ONTO
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For whom: Lat. : CUI
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Lessen. : BATE
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___ sponte (of his own will): Lat. : SUA
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Overly. : TOO
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Before. : ERE
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Breakfast offering. : SPANISHOMELET
72
Like some rooms. : LSHAPED
74
Overt hostilities. : OPENWAR
77
Somewhat uncommon. : RARISH
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Eaves-hanger. : ICICLE
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Gallic girl's name. : BEBE
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Ring term. : TKO
85
Headline initials. : OAS
86
Fill's partner. : BACK
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Call it ___. : ADAY
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Christmas guests. : KIN
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Old harp. : LYRE
91
Ref. book. : ENC
94
Simba. : LION
95
Old oath. : EGAD
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Little bit, in an expression. : AFIG
103
Tennyson poem. : MARIANA
105
Beak. : NEB
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Decorated. : ENRICHED
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Cry out: Dial. : HOLLER
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Continue. : GOON
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United. : ONE
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Roosted. : PERCHED
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Girl's name. : CECILY
118
On land. : ASHORE
119
Frets. : CHAFES
120
Whole. : ENTIRE
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Plays out. : ENACTS
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Abbreviated title. : RTREV
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Perhaps. : MAYBE
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Copywriter. : ADMAN
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Goose. : NINNY
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Rustic, old style. : CARL
129
To ___. : ATEE
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Dictator. : TSAR
131
Abbreviation in physics. : ATNO
135
Pennyweight: Abbr. : DWT
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Pronoun: Ger. : EIN

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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