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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

PUZZLED PARIAHS

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1978

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 741 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,645
Across
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Cicero's waters : AQUAE
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Conform : ADAPT
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Kind of car or stitch : CABLE
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Nile bird : IBIS
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Mandalay locale : BURMA
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Fog or mist : VAPOR
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G sharp : AFLAT
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"Mack the Knife" singer : DARIN
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Laughter, in Latium : RISUS
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Widened at the top : EVASE
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Nottingham's river : TRENT
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Chemical suffix : OLIDE
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Start of a verse : ALASTOMISSTHEANNUALBALL
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Lyon lass: Abbr. : MLLE
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Waste maker : HASTE
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Oneness : UNITY
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A Barrymore : LIONEL
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Heather's home : MOOR
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Slender nail : BRAD
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One of the Chases : ILKA
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"Abou Ben ___" : ADHEM
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Trochee's opposite : IAMBUS
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Alamo hero : BOWIE
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Airship, for short : ZEP
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More of the verse : NOONEHASSENTUSABIDATALL
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"And we ___ home till morning" : WONTGO
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N.C.O.'s : SGTS
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Al from N.Y.C. : PACINO
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O.W.I. successor : USIA
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Nitrogenous: Comb. form : AZA
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More qualified : ABLER
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Buddhist on cloud nine : ARHAT
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Humming with activity : ABUZZ
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Millstone bar : RYND
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Sometimes it's sinister : BAR
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Smirch : BESOIL
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Memory lapse : AMNESIA
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More of the verse : ISITTHINKABLEDEAR
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Province of eastern Cuba : ORIENTE
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City in western France : ANGERS
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A famous Dean, for short : DIZ
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Coarse hominy : SAMP
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Full of zest : ZIPPY
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Loosened a knot : UNDID
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Dancer Gaynor : MITZI
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Jumble : PIE
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Egyptian month : APAP
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A son of Odin: Var. : BALDUR
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Absalom's slayer : JOAB
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Donny or Marie : OSMOND
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More of the verse : WEWEREBUMPTIOUSLASTYEAR
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Miller or Sheridan : ANN
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Licorice-liqueur plant : ANISE
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Pleased : SUITED
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One kind of path : OSTEO
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Miss Adams : EDIE
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Equipment : GEAR
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Debatable : MOOT
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Sartre play : NOEXIT
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"The Destroyer," to Hindus : SHIVA
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Grayish-brown : SEPIA
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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End of the verse : ORBESOTTEDICANNOTRECALL
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Canine, e.g. : TOOTH
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She's Reddy to sing : HELEN
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Fairway gouge : DIVOT
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Defame : LIBEL
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Shaded walk : ALLEE
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Town north of Saigon : ANLOC
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Triangular wooden frame : APOLE
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Dye for wood or wool : AZINE
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N, S, E and W : DIRS
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Not a soul : NOONE
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___ up (excited) : KEYED
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Passover repast : SEDER
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James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
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Ball point's ancestor : QUILL
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Bearish : URSAL
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Puzzle purpose, possibly : AMUSEMENT
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Shrine Bowl team : EAST
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Gounod favorite : AVEMARIA
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Coveted court cup : DAVIS
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"I like . . . women who have ___": Wilde : APAST
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Bad guys' pursuers : POSSE
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Chain : CATENA
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Tremulous : AFRAID
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Mixt : BLENT
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Singer Ross : LANNY
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Caesarean rebuke : ETTU
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"___ little bit of butter . . . ": Milne : IDOLIKEA
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"South Sea" discoverer : BALBOA
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Of an eye part : IRIAN
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Move edgewise : SIDLE
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Actress Gwyn : NELL
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"Eureka!" : OHO
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"Back Street" author : HURST
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"___ Is Dream of You" : ALLIDO
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The last word : OMEGA
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Hot cross and honey : BUNS
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"Heads ___, . . . " : IWIN
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Sadat : ANWAR
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Pip; lulu : DOOZY
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Where Kaifeng is : HONAN
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Declare : ASSERT
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Churchman: Abbr. : MSGR
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Patronize a bookie : BET
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"Applause" actress : BACALL
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Final notice : OBIT
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Pitts et al. : ZASUS
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Queen of Eng.: 1558–1603 : ELIZI
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Simon's "___ Suite" : PLAZA
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Tolkien's Frodo, for one : HOBBIT
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Hubbub : UPROAR
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Masters, in Mysore : SAHIBS
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Potatoes, e.g. : TUBERS
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Behind schedule : LATE
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Invited : ASKED
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Collection : ANA
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Resort in northwest France : DIEPPE
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Bandage, as a wound : BINDUP
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Circled : ENGIRT
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Colliery access : ADIT
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Some singers, for short : MEZZOS
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Bend, in shipbuilding : SNY
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"___ Down My Walking Cane" : HANDME
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Okay to swallow : EDIBLE
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Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
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Mature : RIPEN
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"My life ___ for his" (Damon's offer) : IPAWN
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"I am ___ . . . ": Yeats : APOET
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Small change, in the agora : MINAE
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Peter, in Palencia : PEDRO
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Small one: Suffix : ULUS
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Topgallant : MAST
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"The world ___ much with us" : ISTOO
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Mussolini : BENITO
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Rose lover : ABIE
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Day, in Dijon : JOUR
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Gallic agreement : OUI
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Shroud in obscurities : MYSTICIZE
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Salad-bowl brighteners : RADISHES
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Stern or Newton : ISAAC
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Came clean : ADMITTED
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An Oxford college : EXETER
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Bible by a hotel bed : GIDEON
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Show, as interest : EVINCE
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Scull : OAR
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___ bene : NOTA
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"Whether it be new ___" : OROLD
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Salerno's neighbor : EBOLI
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Word with graph or type : STENO
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Greeting : HELLO
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Take potshots at : SNIPE
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Diplomat : ENVOY
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"Paul Pry" playwright : POOLE
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Hot on the subject : RABID
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Aunt of "Oklahoma" : ELLER
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"Younger ___ Springtime" : THAN
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Aleutian island : ADAK
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Greek group in W.W. II : ELAS

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 16 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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