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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

QUICKER THAN THE EYE

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1965

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 694 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,979
Across
1. Follow-the-leader ones. : SHEEP
6. Drugstores: Abbr. : PHARMS
12. Unflattering nickname. : FATSO
17. Siamese. : THAI
21. "Ashcan School" painter. : HENRI
22. Expired. : RANOUT
23. Wounded sensibilities. : HURTS
24. Learned American jurist. : HAND
25. "___ my lady's chamber . . . " : ANDIN
26. Native. : INNATE
27. Impassioned. : AFIRE
28. Exchange premium. : AGIO
29. Finger rings of a sort. : KNUCKLEDUSTER
32. Obstinacy. : SELFWILL
34. Orbit point. : APSIS
35. One kind of race. : RAT
36. The foxglove. : DIGITALIS
39. Chemical substances. : ETHALS
41. Apartment dweller, old style. : CAVEMAN
42. René, for one. : NOM
45. Ichabod's rival. : BROM
49. Spanker. : SAIL
50. Part of Jewish liturgy. : SHEMA
52. Grayish-beige. : GREGE
54. Kind of trick. : ROPE
55. Fold. : PLY
56. Former U.S. delegate to U.N. : COHEN
57. Curiouser and curiouser. : QUEERER
59. Arabian gulf. : ADEN
60. Jumps, Cockney style. : OPS
61. Becomes smaller, as a finger. : TAPERS
62. Disentangle. : UNRAVEL
63. In a corrupt manner. : VENALLY
65. Lawgiver. : SOLON
66. Like the koala. : TAILLESS
67. Monotheist's precept. : ONEGOD
68. Preamble. : PROEM
69. Von Flotow opera. : MARTA
70. Scatter. : STREW
71. Samuel Lover book. : HANDYANDY
74. Hadj goal. : KAABA
79. Indians. : HOPIS
82. London cars. : TRAMS
83. Pull-on. : JERSEY
84. Suddenly. : UNAWARES
88. Dear: Fr. : CHERE
89. Haunting fragrance. : JASMINE
90. "Look, Ma, ___!" : NOHANDS
91. Be rich (in) : ABOUND
93. Bar of iron. : PIG
94. Jacta est ___. : ALEA
95. Opium preparation. : CHANDOO
96. River in Mexico. : LERMA
97. Slipped past. : RAN
98. Respect. : DUTY
99. Questionable question. : AINTI
100. Costumes. : GARBS
101. City W of Cantania. : ENNA
103. African fox. : ASSE
104. Theol. degree. : STO
105. Salt of a certain acid. : CASEATE
109. Clucking sound. : TCHICK
111. Winter resort. : PALMBEACH
113. Glen ___. : ORA
114. Honshu city. : HANDA
118. Eager. : ONTIPTOE
121. Hardware. : TENPENNYNAILS
125. Like some lawns. : MOWN
126. 11 Down, measured in hands. : HORSE
129. Fashioned anew. : REMADE
130. La ___. : SCALA
131. Flag. : IRIS
132. King Arthur's foster father. : ECTOR
133. Without secrecy. : OPENLY
134. Peter and others. : ARNOS
135. Container. : TANK
136. Harte-Twain character. : AHSIN
137. City on the Loire. : NANTES
138. Kind of foot. : NEATS
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1. Literary light: Abbr. : SHAK
2. Shade of red. : HENNA
3. Warning on crate (with "This"). : ENDUP
4. Namesakes of the Red. : ERICS
5. Digit. : PINKIE
6. ___-dieu. : PRIE
7. Stair adjuncts. : HANDRAILS
8. Every year. : ANNUALLY
9. Parties akin to cookouts. : ROASTS
10. Comic character. : MUTT
11. Charger. : STEED
12. Housing group. : FHA
13. On: Ger. : AUF
14. Sibelius "Valse." : TRISTE
15. Float gallantly, as a flag. : STREAM
16. Medal bestowed by doges. : OSELLA
17. Spring events. : THAWS
18. Sacred: Prefix. : HAGI
19. Indigo. : ANIL
20. "The great Gawd Budd." : IDOL
30. Landing craft. : LSTS
31. Gallinule. : RICEHEN
33. New York region. : FINGERLAKES
37. Less timid. : GAMER
38. "The Great" and others. : IVANS
40. Brother of Sneezy. : HAPPY
42. Derring-do. : NERVE
43. S-shaped moldings. : OGEES
44. Blackbirds: Poet. : MERLS
45. Cheers. : BRAVOS
46. Gnawing. : RODENT
47. Latchkey. : OPENER
48. Household. : MENAGE
50. Clambered over. : SCALED
51. Fairy tale by Charles Perrault. : HOPOMYTHUMB
53. Pure. : REAL
57. Fourth part. : QUAR
58. One. : UNIT
60. Kind of hand. : OLD
61. Tree of India. : TOON
64. Equalizer, in golf. : LOWHANDICAP
65. Casa dwellers: Abbr. : SRAS
66. Firth and loch of Scotland. : TAYS
68. Greek letters. : PHIS
69. Fem. title. : MDME
72. Sites of indoor sports. : ARENAS
73. Valerian plant. : NARD
75. Famous fleet. : ARMADA
76. Gadfly: Lat. : ASILUS
77. Brother poets. : BENETS
78. Madagascan lemur. : AYEAYE
80. Church calendar. : ORDO
81. Luzon coin. : PESO
83. Notch. : JAG
84. Cooper hero. : UNCAS
85. Baseball term. : NOHIT
86. Lend ___. : AHANO
87. Desire. : WANT
88. Right! : CORRECT
89. Afreet. : JINNI
91. Pond scum. : ALGAE
92. Blessed: Lat. : BEATA
93. Texas region. : PANHANDLE
97. Apostate. : RECREANT
102. Stiff in the joints: Colloq. : ACHY
106. Gibson girl. : ALTHEA
107. Kiss, new style. : SMOOCH
108. German president and others. : EBERTS
109. Certain hands: Naut. : TOPMEN
110. Dorothy of Oz, for one. : KANSAN
111. Former Polish city. : PINSK
112. Wading bird. : HERON
115. Button substance. : NACRE
116. Lady of the Crossways. : DIANA
117. Hand out. : ALLOT
118. Pass by. : OMIT
119. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
120. Tweedledum, for one. : TWIN
122. Scorpion: Lat. : NEPA
123. French marshal and others. : NEYS
124. Backtalk. : SASS
127. ___-disant. : SOI
128. Sea bird. : ERN

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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