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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

TIME REMEMBERED

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1972

147-Across : Tedious

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 733 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 3, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,541
Across
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Driver or ball : SCREW
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Chaplin role : TRAMP
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Cause to blush : ABASH
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Weapon for Junior : BBGUN
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Victorian shade : MAUVE
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Where Thales taught : IONIA
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___ Minh : HOCHI
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Run off : ELOPE
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Move in the best circles : ORBIT
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Sturdy cloth : TWILL
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Squelch : SITON
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All even : QUITS
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Verse, with 45, 79, 112 and 128 Across : TELLMETELLMEISITTRUENOT
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See 4 Down : EYE
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Yoked beasts : OXEN
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French department : ORNE
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Fat : SUET
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Kind of seaman: Abbr. : APPR
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Code word for A : ALFA
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Betting choice : HEADS
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Intention : AIM
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More of verse : HINGSLEFTOFSEVENTYTWOTI
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Jewish month : ADAR
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"___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
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Elevate : EXALT
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Popular wrap : SARAN
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Delay : RETARD
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Prate, in India : BUKH
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Of a mountain range : ANDEAN
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Normandy town : STLO
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"Now I ___ me down ... " : LAY
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Frosh's home : DORM
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Hide ___ (vestige of) : NORHAIR
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States: Fr. : ETATS
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Melodic : ARIOSO
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Benefited : AVAILED
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More of verse : MESATHIEFWEOUGHTTOBANWO
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" ... a large ___ his stew" : MOUSEIN
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Jack the Ripper, e.g. : KNIFER
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"___ and a day" : AYEAR
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Encroach : IMPINGE
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Small amount : WHIT
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Nicely put : APT
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Dutch coin: Abbr. : GLD
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Mrs. Helmer : NORA
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Five-legged calf, e.g. : ODDITY
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Master or force : TASK
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Second try on a movie shot : RETAKE
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Horner's pie-filling : PLUMS
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"___ a drink!" : INEED
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After "Over" : THERE
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Polynesian deity : ATUA
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More of verse : ULDITSPOILSOMEAWESOMEPL
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Ship rope : TYE
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Separated : APART
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Antimacassar : TIDY
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Elmer's air : TUNE
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Aid in crime : ABET
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Tubs : VATS
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"Darling, je vous ___ beaucoup ... " : AIME
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Crackerjack : ACE
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Commonplace : BANAL
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Image: Prefix : IDOLO
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Porous coral : AKORI
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Sully : TAINT
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Minoan island : CRETE
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Kitchen tool : CORER
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Small finch : SERIN
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Kind of beaver : EAGER
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Knocks for a loop : DAZES
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Well-known Kat : KRAZY
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What-do-you-call-it : THING
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Tedious : PROSY
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Whopped : SMOTE
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Mother of chickens : CAREY
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100 kopecks : RUBLE
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With 33 Across, whammy : EVIL
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Deck-swabbers : WETMOPS
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Giggled : TITTERED
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Stubble field : ROWEN
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Indigo : ANIL
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Join the crowd : MILL
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Dispose of by fraud : PALMOFF
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Bret Harte character : AHSIN
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Western capital : BOISE
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Play part : ACTI
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Ammo : SHOT
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Intimates : HINTSAT
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Will items : BEQUESTS
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Cornflower : BLUET
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Enter : GOIN
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Capable of : UPTO
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___-ce pas? : NEST
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Blow one's top : EXPLODE
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Clean the slate : ERASE
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Vallee : RUDY
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Aleutian isle : ATTU
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Start of "Lonesome Road" : LOOKDOWN
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Maintained : HELD
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Heraldry word : ENTE
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Artery : AORTA
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Early dwellers south of Rome : ITALI
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Asia or Ursa : MINOR
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Globetrotters' base : HARLEM
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Think on : IDEATE
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Temple dances of India : NATYAS
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After Jan. : FEB
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Oral : EXAM
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Heflin : VAN
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Monday, to housewives : WASHDAY
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___ one's laurels : RESTON
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Stockings : HOSE
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Grieg girl : ANITRA
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Like some eyebrows : RAISED
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More's Lalla : ROOKH
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Kickback : REBATE
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Southern tourist trail : TAMIAMI
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Arikara : REE
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"___ had my way ... " : IFI
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In a dither : AGITATED
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Radio-wave rating: Abbr. : VHF
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Had a bite : ATE
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Writer Victor : HUGO
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One : UNIT
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Nullify : NEGATE
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Kind of apartment : WALKUP
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Trial : ORDEAL
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Computer data : INPUT
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Miss Malone : MOLLY
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Nice nelly : PRUDE
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Letters : WYES
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Stanley's word : PRESUME
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Sign in a way: Abbr. : INIT
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Before Aviv : TEL
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One-hoss vehicle : SHAY
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London Gardens : KEW
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Vapid : TAME
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Metallic art pieces : STABILES
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Pixilated : DOTTY
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Shy : RETIRING
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Cast forth, as lava : SPEW
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St. or Henry : PATRICK
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Wrong for the part : MISCAST
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Dance : ONESTEP
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"___ worse than death" : AFATE
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Lupe of the flicks : VELEZ
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Critic Cleveland : AMORY
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Beaming broadly : AGRIN
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Friend on the rancho : AMIGO
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Candy shapes : CANES
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Foyer : ENTRY
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Start of learning song : ABCD
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Honshu city : NARA
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Hartebeest : TORA
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Slangy assent : OKEH
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"Neither you ___" : NORI
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Basin of Germany : SAAR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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