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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

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New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1969

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,421
Across
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Betty of song, et al. : COEDS
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Resort in West : ASPEN
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Makes passes at a fly : SWATSAT
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Wayne and Dix: Abbr. : FTS
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Handy : ONTAP
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Nasty : SNIDE
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Narcotic : HASHISH
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Exclamation : AHA
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Prisoner's castle, in fiction : ZENDA
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Ice cream holders : CONES
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Equally taut : ASTENSE
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Ring: Abbr. : CIR
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Words after "Hey" in old song : DADDYIWANTADIAMONDRING
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Old British middle class: Abbr. : YEO
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Not public: Abbr. : PRI
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Dickens girl : NELL
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Reddish brown : SIENNA
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Stage vehicle : SOLIDGOLDCADILLAC
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Razor-blade features : EDGES
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"I ___ gay musician" : AMA
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Nigerian people : ARO
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Coffee maker : URN
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Cut off : LOP
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Columbo : RUSS
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After Santa : ANITA
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"Now, Jonah, he lived in ___" : AWHALE
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White poplar : ABELE
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Eye: Prefix : OPTO
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Most like Daddy Warbucks : RICHEST
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New York town : AUSABLEFORKS
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Came onstage : ENTERED
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Sternward : AFT
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Item for the press : RELEASE
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In style : CHIC
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Nabokov book : ADA
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Superlative endings : ESTS
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German spa : EMS
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Raleigh's rival : ESSEX
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Greatly : HIGHLY
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Something fur me? : MINKSTOLE
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Specify : DEFINE
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River to Tiber : ALLIA
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Quick to learn : APT
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Summit : APEX
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Cameroon tribe : ABO
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Farm crop : OATS
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Bewildered : STUNNED
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My gal : SAL
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"___ was worth while . . . " : ITNEVER
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Start of Nash verse : CANDYISDANDY
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___ orchard (Western grove) : REDMANS
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Beluga : FISH
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United : ASONE
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Smile lasciviously : LEERAT
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Prepare : SETUP
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Italian wine town : ASTI
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Upon: Fr. : SUR
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Asian or Hong Kong : FLU
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Guevara : CHE
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Bill : ONE
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Iranian money : RIALS
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Singer Bailey? : PEARLOFGREATPRICE
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Fisherman : ANGLER
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Peacock blue : PAON
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Islet : AIT
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In addition : TOO
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Familiar phrase : PLEASESIRIWANTSOMEMORE
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Purpose : AIM
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In fashion : ALAMODE
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Lend ___ : AHAND
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Mennonite : AMISH
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Vital cell acid: Abbr. : RNA
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Ancient one : MARINER
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Hawaiian chants : MELES
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Slow to catch on : DENSE
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"___ lords aleaping . . . " : TEN
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Old and New England towns : EXETERS
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Rub out : ERASE
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"King Lear" role : EDGAR
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Kissing kin, familiarly : COZ
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Baby's shoe size : ONED
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Lab burner : ETNA
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"___ want a brand-new car" : DADDYI
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Did a garden job : SPADED
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Spore sacs : ASCI
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Part of the winter scene : SNOWPLOW
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Poilu's wine : PINARD
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Like Adam's abode : EDENIC
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___ ce pas? : NEST
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Tint delicately : SHADEIN
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Felt indisposed : WASILL
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Equally high : ASTALL
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Pronoun : THEM
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Prefix for an Asian : SINO
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Orgs. : ASSNS
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"___ is cast" : THEDIE
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Confronting, with "to" : FACINGUP
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Most like Twiggy : THINNEST
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Sea N. E. of West Indies : SARGASSO
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Squatter's cult : YOGA
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Del Sarto : ANDREA
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O'Casey drama : REDROSESFORME
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River to Moselle : SAAR
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All: Prefix : OMNI
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Secular : LAIC
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Emulated Webster : ORATED
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Asian tents : AULS
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Ruby and emerald : COLORS
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Marquette : PERE
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"I'll take ___" (coat choice) : THECHINCHILLA
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Of bronze: Abbr. : AEN
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"Scots Wha ___" : HAE
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English poet : AUDEN
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Landon : ALF
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Kind of nut : BETEL
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Corset part : STAY
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Tack : BASTE
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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Turnpike exit : RAMP
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Land mass : ASIA
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Delighted: Slang : SENT
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Letters : EXES
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Dickens, for short : CHAS
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Symbol of satiety : HILT
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Place to wear furs : IGLU
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Nordic bard : SKALD
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Recipe abbreviation : TSP
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Miserly : MEAN
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Turner : LANA
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___ the bag : ITSIN
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Chemical compound : OXIDE
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Word with cote or tail : DOVE
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Totals : ADDSUP
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Wide collar : BERTHA
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Namesakes of a Spanish queen : ENAS
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Ibsen role : ASE
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Son of Odin : TYR
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Ms. men : EDS
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After "days of" : YORE
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"___ summer's day" : ALLONA
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Between huit and dix : NEUF
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To thee: Fr. : ATOI
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Now: Lat. : NUNC
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Widely separated : FARAPART
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___ with (conforms) : ISINLINE
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Set arranger : STAGEMAN
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Solvents : ACETONES
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Matures : FLOWERS
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Opening word : SESAME
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In ___ position (resting) : APRONE
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Armed ship : RAIDER
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Infer : GATHER
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Anglo-Indian troop : RISALA
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Hair dressing : POMADE
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Lodged : ROOMED
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Take it easy : RELAX
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Tender, Scotch style : SARE
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Fake: Abbr. : IMIT
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Specify : NAME
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Gds. : MDSE
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Tweed's group : RING
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She: It. : ESSA
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Part of H.R.H. : HER

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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