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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 Down
1. Oafish : CRASS
6. Annul, in law : QUASH
11. Confirmation slap : ALAPA
16. Wagon prop : SPRAG
21. Trace of the past : RELIC
22. Marx's advice to workers : UNITE
23. Honeysuckle and clinging : VINES
24. Irish county : CLARE
25. Duck : EVADE
26. Curiouser and curiouser : ODDER
27. Theater awards : OBIES
28. Jack of Hollywood : OAKIE
29. Start of a cynical verse : WEWENTTOAPARTYONNEWYEAR
33. Insects : LICE
34. Algerian port : ORAN
35. Fold: Fr. : PLI
36. Swiss banking city : ZURICH
39. Biblical dancer : SALOME
43. Blackbird : ANI
45. N.C.O. : TSGT
49. Abba : EBAN
50. Deep bow : SALAAM
51. Most competent : ABLEST
54. Between sine and non : QUA
55. More of verse : SEVEATQUARTERTOTWOYOUSU
60. Kind of corn or angle : TRI
61. McCartney and Pry : PAULS
62. Arrowsmith's wife : LEORA
63. "Ta-ra-ra-boom ___!" : DERE
64. Laughing sounds : HAHA
65. Knucklehead : SAP
68. Namely : VIZ
69. Having a will : TESTATE
72. Feather in Yankee Doodle's hat : MACARONI
76. S.A. monkey : TITI
78. Exclamation of delight : OOH
80. Gymnastic feat : KIP
81. More of verse : GGESTEDWELEAVEIREFUSEDI
87. Aries : RAM
88. Dawn goddess : EOS
89. Shade of black : COAL
90. Magnetite and turgite : IRONORES
91. Slight : SLENDER
95. Luau offering : POI
97. Like Abner : LIL
99. Badly : ILLY
100. Sign gas : NEON
101. Insect's forehead : FRONS
103. Playing marble : AGGIE
105. Mr. Cratchit : BOB
108. More of verse : DETESTBEINGTOLDWHATTODO
114. Part of I.O.U. : OWE
115. Printing boo-boos : ERRATA
116. Talisman : AMULET
117. Secondhand : USED
118. English letters : ZEDS
120. Swiss river : AAR
121. Football unit : ELEVEN
122. Battle whoop : WARCRY
124. Tropical plant : AJI
126. First-class, with "de" : LUXE
128. Coffee, in a beanery : JAVA
129. End of verse : APOXONTHEPARTYAPOXONYOU
141. Golden Fleece retriever : JASON
142. Wretched hut : HOVEL
143. Campaign event : RALLY
144. Baal and Moloch : IDOLS
145. Scene of action : ARENA
146. Concerning : ANENT
147. T.S. : ELIOT
148. Hamlets : DORPS
149. Super-candid photos : XRAYS
150. Tuesday et al. : WELDS
151. Fracas : SETTO
152. Tournedos on the hoof : STEER
1. Oarsmen : CREW
2. Dream, in Dijon : REVE
3. "There ought to be ___" : ALAW
4. Take out of the game : SIDELINE
5. Like most postcards : SCENIC
6. Cite : QUOTE
7. Ruin : UNDO
8. Radamès's beloved : AIDA
9. Kind of ladder : STEP
10. Wife of Zeus : HERA
11. "___ santé!" : AVOTRE
12. Tripoli's land : LIBYA
13. Negative atom : ANION
14. Hammer end : PEEN
15. Cousin of an org. : ASSN
16. Black look : SCOWL
17. "___ again, Sam" : PLAYIT
18. Roué : RAKE
19. "M'appari," for one : ARIA
20. Actor Will : GEER
30. Tut! : TCH
31. Desert Fox of W.W. II : ROMMEL
32. Soap-opera unit : EPISODE
36. Enthusiasm : ZEST
37. Over: Ger. : UBER
38. Shankar : RAVI
39. Writer Bellow : SAUL
40. "Amo, amas, I love ___" : ALASS
41. Gibbon : LAR
42. Grain : OAT
43. ___ Vista : ALTA
44. One of the Yorks : NEW
46. Close game : SQUEAKER
47. Zernial or Edwards : GUS
48. Greek letter : TAU
50. Waste : SQUANDER
51. Thine: Fr. : ATOI
52. Russian wolfhound : BORZOI
53. Ship ropes : TYES
56. Separated : APART
57. Western resort : TAHOE
58. Billy Graham meeting : REVIVAL
59. Table scrap : ORT
64. Owns : HAS
66. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
67. Working on a crazy quilt : PIECING
69. "Stay on ___ side, sister . . . " : THERIGHT
70. Time's partner : TIDE
71. Finial tops : EPIS
72. Office V.I.P.'s : MGRS
73. Arab head cord : AGAL
74. Firmly attached : CEMENTED
75. ___ Jima : IWO
77. Confucian truth : TAO
79. Mouth: Prefix : ORI
82. ___ de corps : ESPRIT
83. Whitney : ELI
84. Rock layers : FOLIA
85. Not leased : UNLET
86. Bean or sauce : SOY
92. Society-page word : NEE
93. Trio, with dese and dem : DOSE
94. Shuffle off to Buffalo : ENTRAIN
96. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
98. Dipper-outer : LADLE
101. Fright : FEAR
102. Less fresh : STALER
104. Miss Verdon : GWEN
105. Autumn pear : BOSC
106. Eur. river : ODER
107. Futile kind of English : BODY
108. Twelve, for short : DOZ
109. Farm animal : EWE
110. Bikini part : BRA
111. Cockney's residence : OME
112. B'way hit : LUV
113. Puccini opera : TURANDOT
119. Old Ger. state : SAXONY
121. Elevates : EXALTS
122. Museum or paper : WAX
123. Shuns : AVOIDS
125. Dr. Salk : JONAS
126. Uniform : LEVEL
127. Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
128. "___ the world!" : JOYTO
129. "Iliad" hero : AJAX
130. Young salmon : PARR
131. "On thy cold gray stones, ___!" : OSEA
132. Defrost : THAW
133. Sharpen : HONE
134. ___ gai : TRES
135. Eastern campus : YALE
136. Came to roost : ALIT
137. Cabal : PLOT
138. Days of ___ : YORE
139. Greek flask : OLPE
140. 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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