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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: 695 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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
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Follow-the-leader ones. : SHEEP
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Drugstores: Abbr. : PHARMS
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Unflattering nickname. : FATSO
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Siamese. : THAI
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"Ashcan School" painter. : HENRI
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Expired. : RANOUT
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Wounded sensibilities. : HURTS
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Learned American jurist. : HAND
25
"___ my lady's chamber . . . " : ANDIN
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Native. : INNATE
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Impassioned. : AFIRE
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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
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Samuel Lover book. : HANDYANDY
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Hadj goal. : KAABA
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Indians. : HOPIS
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London cars. : TRAMS
83
Pull-on. : JERSEY
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Suddenly. : UNAWARES
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Dear: Fr. : CHERE
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Haunting fragrance. : JASMINE
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"Look, Ma, ___!" : NOHANDS
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Be rich (in) : ABOUND
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Bar of iron. : PIG
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Jacta est ___. : ALEA
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Opium preparation. : CHANDOO
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River in Mexico. : LERMA
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Slipped past. : RAN
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Respect. : DUTY
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Questionable question. : AINTI
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Costumes. : GARBS
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City W of Cantania. : ENNA
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African fox. : ASSE
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Theol. degree. : STD
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Salt of a certain acid. : CASEATE
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Clucking sound. : TCHICK
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Winter resort. : PALMBEACH
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Glen ___. : ORA
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Honshu city. : HANDA
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Eager. : ONTIPTOE
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Hardware. : TENPENNYNAILS
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Like some lawns. : MOWN
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11 Down, measured in hands. : HORSE
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Fashioned anew. : REMADE
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La ___. : SCALA
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Flag. : IRIS
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King Arthur's foster father. : ECTOR
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Without secrecy. : OPENLY
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Peter and others. : ARNOS
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Container. : TANK
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Harte-Twain character. : AHSIN
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City on the Loire. : NANTES
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Kind of foot. : NEATS
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Literary light: Abbr. : SHAK
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Shade of red. : HENNA
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Warning on crate (with "This"). : ENDUP
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Namesakes of the Red. : ERICS
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Digit. : PINKIE
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___-dieu. : PRIE
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Stair adjuncts. : HANDRAILS
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Every year. : ANNUALLY
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Parties akin to cookouts. : ROASTS
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Comic character. : MUTT
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Charger. : STEED
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Housing group. : FHA
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On: Ger. : AUF
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Sibelius "Valse." : TRISTE
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Float gallantly, as a flag. : STREAM
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Medal bestowed by doges. : OSELLA
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Spring events. : THAWS
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Sacred: Prefix. : HAGI
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Indigo. : ANIL
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"The great Gawd Budd." : IDOL
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Landing craft. : LSTS
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Gallinule. : RICEHEN
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New York region. : FINGERLAKES
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Less timid. : GAMER
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"The Great" and others. : IVANS
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Brother of Sneezy. : HAPPY
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Derring-do. : NERVE
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S-shaped moldings. : OGEES
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Blackbirds: Poet. : MERLS
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Cheers. : BRAVOS
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Gnawing. : RODENT
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Latchkey. : OPENER
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Household. : MENAGE
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Clambered over. : SCALED
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Fairy tale by Charles Perrault. : HOPOMYTHUMB
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Pure. : REAL
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Fourth part. : QUAR
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One. : UNIT
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Kind of hand. : OLD
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Tree of India. : TOON
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Equalizer, in golf. : LOWHANDICAP
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Casa dwellers: Abbr. : SRAS
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Firth and loch of Scotland. : TAYS
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Greek letters. : PHIS
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Fem. title. : MDME
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Sites of indoor sports. : ARENAS
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Valerian plant. : NARD
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Famous fleet. : ARMADA
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Gadfly: Lat. : ASILUS
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Brother poets. : BENETS
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Madagascan lemur. : AYEAYE
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Church calendar. : ORDO
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Luzon coin. : PESO
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Notch. : JAG
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Cooper hero. : UNCAS
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Baseball term. : NOHIT
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Lend ___. : AHAND
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Desire. : WANT
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Right! : CORRECT
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Afreet. : JINNI
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Pond scum. : ALGAE
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Blessed: Lat. : BEATA
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Texas region. : PANHANDLE
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Apostate. : RECREANT
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Stiff in the joints: Colloq. : ACHY
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Gibson girl. : ALTHEA
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Kiss, new style. : SMOOCH
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German president and others. : EBERTS
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Certain hands: Naut. : TOPMEN
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Dorothy of Oz, for one. : KANSAN
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Former Polish city. : PINSK
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Wading bird. : HERON
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Button substance. : NACRE
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Lady of the Crossways. : DIANA
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Hand out. : ALLOT
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Pass by. : OMIT
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Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Tweedledum, for one. : TWIN
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Scorpion: Lat. : NEPA
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French marshal and others. : NEYS
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Backtalk. : SASS
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___-disant. : SOI
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Sea bird. : ERN

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

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