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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

YKCOWREBBAJ

New York Times, Sunday, December 27, 1964

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,628
Across Down
1. Paid. : ANTEDUP
8. ___ a kitten. : WEAKAS
14. English illustrator. : TENNIEL
21. English author. : CARROLL
22. Receives. : ACCEPTS
24. Merchant of Venice. : ANTONIO
25. Well-known part of "Ykcowrebbaj." : ANDTHEMOMERATHSOUTGRABE
28. Husky. : DOG
29. Fur, in heraldry. : ERMINOIS
30. Fipple flute. : PIPE
31. Restrained. : TIED
32. Reference term. : IBID
34. Prefix for sol or naut. : AERO
35. Koko's forte. : LIST
37. Rabbit's feature. : EARS
38. Spore sacs. : ASCI
39. See 68 Across. : DOTS
41. Request to a congregation. : BESEATED
45. One kind of pocket. : AIR
48. Most delicate. : TENDEREST
50. Old sailing ships. : XEBECS
55. Certain playing cards. : QUATRES
59. Dog-gone! : DARNIT
60. Superficial. : EXTERNAL
62. Bare. : UNDRAPED
64. Raincoat. : PONCHO
66. Rice, Italian style. : RISOTTO
67. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
68. Paints, in a way. : STIPPLES
70. Adjective suffix. : ICAL
72. Majority. : MOST
73. Bowler. : DERBY
75. Culpability. : GUILT
76. Pianist or cellist. : PLAYER
78. Ranch animal. : STEER
79. Fair of face: Scot. : BONNY
80. Couples. : PAIRS
81. Bandersnatch and others. : OGRES
86. Tightened. : STRUNG
88. Afreet. : JINNI
89. Meat sauce. : GRAVY
90. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
94. Grade. : RATE
95. Calumniated. : MALIGNED
98. Red Sea gulf. : ADEN
99. Bladed tool. : HACKSAW
101. Threefold: It. : TRIPLO
103. Like the Cheshire cat. : GRINNING
105. Stimulating. : EXCITING
107. ___ all. : ONEAND
109. Learned. : ERUDITE
110. Coal miner. : PITMAN
111. Twice wed. : REMARRIED
114. British honour. : KBE
115. Discourtesy. : RUDENESS
117. Rowing. : CREW
119. Epochs. : ERAS
123. Lullaby word. : HUSH
127. Agave plant. : PITA
128. Eager. : AVID
130. Famous muralist. : SERT
131. Bone: Prefix. : OSTE
132. Scenic lake near Rome. : NEMI
134. Treated as a celebrity. : LIONIZED
138. Washington group. : CIA
139. Bright thought apropos 25 Across. : WHYITSALOOKINGGLASSBOOK
144. Deal in: Poet. : SELLETH
145. Land holding, in Scotland. : RUNDALE
146. Contrition. : REMORSE
147. Electra's brother. : ORESTES
148. Diamonds. : STONES
149. Relative of a love seat. : DOSADOS
1. Deadly sin of sloth. : ACEDIA
2. Minor moguls. : NABOBS
3. Calamitous. : TRAGIC
4. Backslide. : ERR
5. Venetian magistrate. : DOGE
6. Too-too. : ULTRA
7. Feathered. : PLUMED
8. Had a reputation (for). : WASNOTED
9. Oread. : ECHO
10. When the curtain rises. : ACTI
11. N. Z. parrots. : KEAS
12. Month: Abbr. : APR
13. Chassé. : STEP
14. Least exciting. : TAMEST
15. Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
16. Kind of degree. : NTH
17. Night, to 24 Across. : NOTTE
18. Kind of ink. : INDIA
19. Unit: Ger. : EINER
20. Lots. : LOADS
23. What Fortune does, maybe. : SMILES
26. Siberian region. : OIROT
27. Sedative. : OPIATE
33. Flow of invective. : DIATRIBE
36. Cotton or canvas. : TEXTILE
40. Photographing, candidly. : SNAPPING
41. Name in Jane Austen book. : BENNET
42. Namesakes of the Red. : ERICS
43. Son of Adam. : SETH
44. Letters. : DEES
46. French song, "Ca ___." : IRA
47. Fabrics. : REPS
49. In a comical manner. : DROLLY
51. Ichabod's rival. : BROM
52. Inner: Prefix. : ENTO
53. Kind of cradle. : CATS
54. Aperture. : SLOT
55. Campus areas. : QUADS
56. Not yet solved. : UNMET
57. Honor. : ADORE
58. Prop man's domain. : SET
61. Certain photographs. : XRAYS
63. Unearth. : DIGOUT
65. Anointing. : OILING
69. Flower basket: Brit. : PUNNET
71. Having a liking (for). : CARING
74. Times: Abbr. : YRS
76. Of an anc. assembly in Greece. : PANIONIC
77. Man's name: Abbr. : ROG
79. Blacksmith's attribute. : BRAWN
80. Support. : PILLAR
82. Certain noblemen. : GRANDEES
83. Math term. : RADII
84. Incident. : EVENT
85. Irish dramatist. : SYNGE
87. "___ a child . . . " : TRAINUP
88. Pranksters. : JAPERS
90. Man's nickname. : SHEP
91. Hack. : TAXI
92. CPA's concern. : ACCT
93. Brush the surface of. : SKIM
95. Talking birds: Var. : MINAS
96. Prior to. : ERE
97. Short sword. : DIRK
100. Feature. : STAR
102. City built without undue haste. : ROME
104. Gist: Colloq. : NUB
106. Opera role. : GRETEL
108. Upsets. : DERANGES
112. Charm. : ENAMOR
113. Prepare, as eggs. : DEVIL
116. Namesakes of Alice's cat. : DINAHS
118. Oz man. : WIZARD
120. Tape. : RECORD
121. Melodious. : ARIOSO
122. Posts. : STAKES
123. What do you mean? : HOWSO
124. Aisle man. : USHER
125. Couturier's concern. : STYLE
126. German salutes. : HEILS
129. Desire: Sp. : DESEO
133. Certain notes. : IOUS
134. Famed beach resort. : LIDO
135. ___ uproar. : INAN
136. Make eyes at. : OGLE
137. Decorations. : DSMS
140. Hebrew letter: Var. : TET
141. Marie, for one: Abbr. : STE
142. Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT
143. Forerunner of a stole. : BOA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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