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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

PARTYGOERS' LAMENT

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1976

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,997
Across
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Close-mouthed one : CLAM
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Decorous : PRIM
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Doc's dates : APPTS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Playwright Joshua : LOGAN
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V.I.P.'s car, for short : LIMO
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Psalm word : SELAH
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Boeotian of myth : SAON
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Sky: Prefix : URANO
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Hockey's Bobby, formally : MRORR
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Sellout signs : SROS
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Start of a verse : BRINGINGMEWASYOURIDEA
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After auld lang : SYNE
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D.D.E. : IKE
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TV satellite : TIROS
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One over par : BOGEY
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Throw in the towel : QUIT
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Miss Harding : ANN
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"Hallelujah," e.g. : SHOUT
42
O.T. book : OBAD
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Church areas : APSES
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Kind of pot? : SEX
52
More of verse : NOWIMINAMAUDLINSTUPOR
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"We ___ amused" : ARENOT
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Hollywood's Duke : WAYNE
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Also : TOO
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Writer Jaffe : RONA
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Hippie's home : PAD
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"___ we dance?" : SHALL
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Drive-in worker : CARHOP
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Bounce, in Scotland : STOT
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"La ___ du Régiment" : FILLE
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Not that : THIS
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"___ three ships ... " : ISAW
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Water nymph : UNDINE
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All-purpose beans : SOYAS
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Wane : EBB
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Spanish baby : NENA
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Asian gazelle : GOA
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Grows dim : FADES
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Pre-strike advice : GOSLOW
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More of verse : GETMEHOMEORELSEILLBEA
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Egyptian spirit : AKH
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Lab burners : ETNAS
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Serb : SLAV
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Sweetie-pie! : DEARY
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Kin: Abbr. : REL
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European capital : OSLO
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Fencing foil : EPEE
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"I ___ Parade!" : LOVEA
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Burglar's bargain : STEAL
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Onassis : ARI
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Nostalgic throe : PANG
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End of verse : SUPERDUPERPARTYPOOPER
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Kind of aerial bomb : AZON
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Broz : TITO
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Political shake-up : PURGE
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Irk : ROIL
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"The ___ closed" (host's sign-off) : BARIS
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Alaskan governor : EGAN
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Mall unit : STORE
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Griffith or Gump : ANDY
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Put in office : ELECT
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Kind of devil : DARE
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In a ___ (teed off) : SNIT
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Shillelaghs : CLUBS
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London truck : LORRY
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"Kiss Me ___" : AGAIN
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Store-window tenant : MANNEQUIN
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Fish food : PLANKTON
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Vimy ___ of W.W. I : RIDGE
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Mosque prayer leader : IMAM
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"Oh, weep no ___!" : MORETODAY
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Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
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None of your business : PERSONAL
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Ruses : PLOYS
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Pacific staple : TARO
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Mistletoe, for one : SHRUB
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Allot : ASSIGN
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Eden, notably : GARDENSPOT
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Bunk! : HOOEY
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Heavenly handle : ANSA
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Holiday drink : NOG
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Three, on the clock : III
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Conquer : WIN
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Friars Club entrée : ROAST
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Nth degree : UTMOST
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Kind of judgment : SNAP
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Israeli reel : HORA
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Was in debt : OWED
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Cry like a baby : BAWL
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Scenic Italian drive : AMALFI
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Meatiness : PITH
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High-hat : SNOOTY
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Gullets, grandly : ESOPHAGI
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Time periods : EONS
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Candid camera shot : XRAY
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"___ you'd never ask!" : ITHOUGHT
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Hazy : UNCLEAR
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New or raw : DEAL
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Scholar's arrival time : ATNOON
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Vend again : RESELL
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Did the butterfly : SWAM
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Dope : INFO
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Tristan's lady : ISOLDE
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Miss Swenson : INGA
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Look for : SEEK
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Kind of ape : ANTHROPOID
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Señora's title : DAMA
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Exile isle : ELBA
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One of the wars : BOER
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Variety's st. : BWAY
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Like ghost towns : DESOLATED
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Short camping trips : SLEEPOUTS
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Smorgasbord fisherman : EELER
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Like the in-group : ESOTERIC
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"They'd eaten ___" : EVERYONE
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In a fair way : EVENLY
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Most arid : SEREST
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Luxurious seat : LAP
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Doozy : PIP
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Manila site : LUZON
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Hacienda brick : ADOBE
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Lean : SPARE
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Rose extract : ATTAR
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Stringed thing : APRON
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Pola : NEGRI
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" ... ___ the purpling east" : GREET
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Russian range : URAL
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Baltic port : RIGA
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Goddess of plenty : OPS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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