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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

TIME REMEMBERED

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1972

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 puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,541
Across
1. Driver or ball : SCREW
6. Chaplin role : TRAMP
11. Cause to blush : ABASH
16. Weapon for Junior : BBGUN
21. Victorian shade : MAUVE
22. Where Thales taught : IONIA
23. ___ Minh : HOCHI
24. Run off : ELOPE
25. Move in the best circles : ORBIT
26. Sturdy cloth : TWILL
27. Squelch : SITON
28. All even : QUITS
29. Verse, with 45, 79, 112 and 128 Across : TELLMETELLMEISITTRUENOT
33. See 4 Down : EYE
34. Yoked beasts : OXEN
35. French department : ORNE
36. Fat : SUET
37. Kind of seaman: Abbr. : APPR
38. Code word for A : ALFA
40. Betting choice : HEADS
42. Intention : AIM
45. More of verse : HINGSLEFTOFSEVENTYTWOTI
52. Jewish month : ADAR
53. "___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
54. Elevate : EXALT
55. Popular wrap : SARAN
56. Delay : RETARD
58. Prate, in India : BUKH
60. Of a mountain range : ANDEAN
63. Normandy town : STLO
64. "Now I ___ me down . . . " : LAY
65. Poetic contraction : EER
67. Frosh's home : DORM
69. Hide ___ (vestige of) : NORHAIR
71. States: Fr. : ETATS
73. Melodic : ARIOSO
76. Benefited : AVAILED
79. More of verse : MESATHIEFWEOUGHTTOBANWO
85. " . . . a large ___ his stew" : MOUSEIN
86. Jack the Ripper, e.g. : KNIFER
87. "___ and a day" : AYEAR
88. Encroach : IMPINGE
91. Small amount : WHIT
92. Nicely put : APT
94. Dutch coin: Abbr. : GLD
95. Mrs. Helmer : NORA
96. Five-legged calf, e.g. : ODDITY
100. Master or force : TASK
103. Second try on a movie shot : RETAKE
105. Horner's pie-filling : PLUMS
107. "___ a drink!" : INEED
109. After "Over" : THERE
111. Polynesian deity : ATUA
112. More of verse : ULDITSPOILSOMEAWESOMEPL
117. Ship rope : TYE
118. Separated : APART
119. Antimacassar : TIDY
120. Elmer's air : TUNE
121. Aid in crime : ABET
122. Tubs : VATS
124. "Darling, je vous ___ beaucoup . . . " : AIME
125. Crackerjack : ACE
128. End of verse : ANIFIWROTEMYCONGRESSMAN
136. Commonplace : BANAL
137. Image: Prefix : IDOLO
138. Porous coral : AKORI
139. Sully : TAINT
140. Minoan island : CRETE
141. Kitchen tool : CORER
142. Small finch : SERIN
143. Kind of beaver : EAGER
144. Knocks for a loop : DAZES
145. Well-known Kat : KRAZY
146. What-do-you-call-it : THING
147. Tedious : PROSY
Down
1. Whopped : SMOTE
2. Mother of chickens : CAREY
3. 100 kopecks : RUBLE
4. With 33 Across, whammy : EVIL
5. Deck-swabbers : WETMOPS
6. Giggled : TITTERED
7. Stubble field : ROWEN
8. Indigo : ANIL
9. Join the crowd : MILL
10. Dispose of by fraud : PALMOFF
11. Bret Harte character : AHSIN
12. Western capital : BOISE
13. Play part : ACTI
14. Ammo : SHOT
15. Intimates : HINTSAT
16. Will items : BEQUESTS
17. Cornflower : BLUET
18. Enter : GOIN
19. Capable of : UPTO
20. ___-ce pas? : NEST
30. Blow one's top : EXPLODE
31. Clean the slate : ERASE
32. Vallee : RUDY
37. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
38. Aleutian isle : ATTU
39. Start of "Lonesome Road" : LOOKDOWN
40. Maintained : HELD
41. Heraldry word : ENTE
42. Artery : AORTA
43. Early dwellers south of Rome : ITALI
44. Asia or Ursa : MINOR
45. Globetrotters' base : HARLEM
46. Think on : IDEATE
47. Temple dances of India : NATYAS
48. After Jan. : FEB
49. Oral : EXAM
50. Heflin : VAN
51. Monday, to housewives : WASHDAY
57. ___ one's laurels : RESTON
59. Stockings : HOSE
61. Grieg girl : ANITRA
62. ___ contendere : NOLO
66. Like some eyebrows : RAISED
68. More's Lalla : ROOKH
70. Kickback : REBATE
72. Southern tourist trail : TAMIAMI
74. Arikara : REE
75. "___ had my way . . . " : IFI
76. In a dither : AGITATED
77. Radio-wave rating: Abbr. : VHF
78. Had a bite : ATE
80. Writer Victor : HUGO
81. One : UNIT
82. Nullify : NEGATE
83. Kind of apartment : WALKUP
84. Trial : ORDEAL
88. Computer data : INPUT
89. Miss Malone : MOLLY
90. Nice nelly : PRUDE
91. Letters : WYES
93. Stanley's word : PRESUME
97. Fashion name : DIOR
98. Sign in a way: Abbr. : INIT
99. Before Aviv : TEL
101. One-hoss vehicle : SHAY
102. London Gardens : KEW
104. Vapid : TAME
106. Metallic art pieces : STABILES
108. Pixilated : DOTTY
110. Shy : RETIRING
113. Cast forth, as lava : SPEW
114. St. or Henry : PATRICK
115. Wrong for the part : MISCAST
116. Dance : ONESTEP
121. "___ worse than death" : AFATE
122. Lupe of the flicks : VELEZ
123. Critic Cleveland : AMORY
124. Beaming broadly : AGRIN
125. Friend on the rancho : AMIGO
126. Candy shapes : CANES
127. Foyer : ENTRY
128. Start of learning song : ABCD
129. Honshu city : NARA
130. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
131. Fragrance : ODOR
132. Hartebeest : TORA
133. Slangy assent : OKEH
134. "Neither you ___" : NORI
135. 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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