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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

ASPIRIN TIME

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1975

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { none — this is a DOUBLE pangram }, Scrabble score: 740 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,633
Across
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Oafish : CRASS
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Annul, in law : QUASH
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Confirmation slap : ALAPA
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Wagon prop : SPRAG
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Trace of the past : RELIC
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Marx's advice to workers : UNITE
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Honeysuckle and clinging : VINES
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Irish county : CLARE
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Duck : EVADE
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Curiouser and curiouser : ODDER
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Theater awards : OBIES
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Jack of Hollywood : OAKIE
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Start of a cynical verse : WEWENTTOAPARTYONNEWYEAR
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Insects : LICE
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Fold: Fr. : PLI
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Swiss banking city : ZURICH
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Biblical dancer : SALOME
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Blackbird : ANI
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N.C.O. : TSGT
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Abba : EBAN
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Deep bow : SALAAM
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Most competent : ABLEST
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Between sine and non : QUA
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More of verse : SEVEATQUARTERTOTWOYOUSU
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Kind of corn or angle : TRI
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McCartney and Pry : PAULS
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Arrowsmith's wife : LEORA
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"Ta-ra-ra-boom ___!" : DERE
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Laughing sounds : HAHA
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Knucklehead : SAP
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Namely : VIZ
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Having a will : TESTATE
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Feather in Yankee Doodle's hat : MACARONI
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S.A. monkey : TITI
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Exclamation of delight : OOH
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Gymnastic feat : KIP
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More of verse : GGESTEDWELEAVEIREFUSEDI
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Aries : RAM
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Shade of black : COAL
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Magnetite and turgite : IRONORES
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Slight : SLENDER
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Luau offering : POI
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Like Abner : LIL
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Badly : ILLY
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Sign gas : NEON
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Insect's forehead : FRONS
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Playing marble : AGGIE
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Mr. Cratchit : BOB
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More of verse : DETESTBEINGTOLDWHATTODO
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Part of I.O.U. : OWE
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Printing boo-boos : ERRATA
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Talisman : AMULET
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Secondhand : USED
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English letters : ZEDS
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Swiss river : AAR
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Football unit : ELEVEN
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Battle whoop : WARCRY
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Tropical plant : AJI
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First-class, with "de" : LUXE
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Coffee, in a beanery : JAVA
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End of verse : APOXONTHEPARTYAPOXONYOU
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Golden Fleece retriever : JASON
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Wretched hut : HOVEL
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Campaign event : RALLY
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Baal and Moloch : IDOLS
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Scene of action : ARENA
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Concerning : ANENT
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T.S. : ELIOT
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Hamlets : DORPS
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Super-candid photos : XRAYS
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Tuesday et al. : WELDS
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Fracas : SETTO
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Tournedos on the hoof : STEER
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Oarsmen : CREW
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Dream, in Dijon : REVE
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"There ought to be ___" : ALAW
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Take out of the game : SIDELINE
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Like most postcards : SCENIC
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Cite : QUOTE
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Ruin : UNDO
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Radamès's beloved : AIDA
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Kind of ladder : STEP
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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"___ santé!" : AVOTRE
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Tripoli's land : LIBYA
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Negative atom : ANION
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Hammer end : PEEN
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Cousin of an org. : ASSN
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Black look : SCOWL
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"___ again, Sam" : PLAYIT
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Roué : RAKE
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"M'appari," for one : ARIA
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Actor Will : GEER
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Tut! : TCH
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Desert Fox of W.W. II : ROMMEL
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Soap-opera unit : EPISODE
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Enthusiasm : ZEST
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Over: Ger. : UBER
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Shankar : RAVI
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Writer Bellow : SAUL
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"Amo, amas, I love ___" : ALASS
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Gibbon : LAR
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Grain : OAT
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___ Vista : ALTA
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One of the Yorks : NEW
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Close game : SQUEAKER
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Zernial or Edwards : GUS
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Greek letter : TAU
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Waste : SQUANDER
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Thine: Fr. : ATOI
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Russian wolfhound : BORZOI
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Ship ropes : TYES
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Separated : APART
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Western resort : TAHOE
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Billy Graham meeting : REVIVAL
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Table scrap : ORT
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Owns : HAS
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Working on a crazy quilt : PIECING
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"Stay on ___ side, sister . . . " : THERIGHT
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Time's partner : TIDE
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Finial tops : EPIS
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Office V.I.P.'s : MGRS
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Arab head cord : AGAL
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Firmly attached : CEMENTED
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___ Jima : IWO
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Confucian truth : TAO
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Mouth: Prefix : ORI
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___ de corps : ESPRIT
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Whitney : ELI
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Rock layers : FOLIA
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Not leased : UNLET
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Bean or sauce : SOY
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Society-page word : NEE
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Trio, with dese and dem : DOSE
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Shuffle off to Buffalo : ENTRAIN
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Dipper-outer : LADLE
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Fright : FEAR
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Less fresh : STALER
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Miss Verdon : GWEN
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Autumn pear : BOSC
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Eur. river : ODER
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Futile kind of English : BODY
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Twelve, for short : DOZ
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Farm animal : EWE
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Bikini part : BRA
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Cockney's residence : OME
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B'way hit : LUV
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Puccini opera : TURANDOT
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Old Ger. state : SAXONY
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Elevates : EXALTS
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Museum or paper : WAX
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Shuns : AVOIDS
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Dr. Salk : JONAS
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Uniform : LEVEL
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Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
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"___ the world!" : JOYTO
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"Iliad" hero : AJAX
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Young salmon : PARR
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"On thy cold gray stones, ___!" : OSEA
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Defrost : THAW
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Sharpen : HONE
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___ gai : TRES
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Eastern campus : YALE
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Came to roost : ALIT
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Cabal : PLOT
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Days of ___ : YORE
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Greek flask : OLPE
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Vodka-land initials : USSR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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