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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 Down
1. Betty of song, et al. : COEDS
6. Resort in West : ASPEN
11. Makes passes at a fly : SWATSAT
18. Wayne and Dix: Abbr. : FTS
21. Handy : ONTAP
22. Nasty : SNIDE
23. Narcotic : HASHISH
24. Exclamation : AHA
25. Prisoner's castle, in fiction : ZENDA
26. Ice cream holders : CONES
27. Equally taut : ASTENSE
28. Ring: Abbr. : CIR
29. Words after "Hey" in old song : DADDYIWANTADIAMONDRING
33. Old British middle class: Abbr. : YEO
34. Not public: Abbr. : PRI
35. Dickens girl : NELL
36. Reddish brown : SIENNA
37. Stage vehicle : SOLIDGOLDCADILLAC
44. Razor-blade features : EDGES
45. "I ___ gay musician" : AMA
46. Nigerian people : ARO
47. Coffee maker : URN
48. Cut off : LOP
50. Columbo : RUSS
51. After Santa : ANITA
54. "Now, Jonah, he lived in ___" : AWHALE
57. White poplar : ABELE
59. Eye: Prefix : OPTO
60. Most like Daddy Warbucks : RICHEST
62. New York town : AUSABLEFORKS
65. Came onstage : ENTERED
67. Sternward : AFT
68. Item for the press : RELEASE
72. In style : CHIC
75. Nabokov book : ADA
76. Superlative endings : ESTS
79. German spa : EMS
81. Raleigh's rival : ESSEX
82. Greatly : HIGHLY
84. Something fur me? : MINKSTOLE
87. Specify : DEFINE
88. River to Tiber : ALLIA
89. Quick to learn : APT
90. Summit : APEX
91. Cameroon tribe : ABO
93. Farm crop : OATS
94. Bewildered : STUNNED
96. My gal : SAL
98. "___ was worth while . . . " : ITNEVER
101. Start of Nash verse : CANDYISDANDY
105. ___ orchard (Western grove) : REDMANS
109. Beluga : FISH
112. United : ASONE
113. Smile lasciviously : LEERAT
115. Prepare : SETUP
116. Italian wine town : ASTI
117. Upon: Fr. : SUR
118. Asian or Hong Kong : FLU
119. Guevara : CHE
121. Bill : ONE
122. Iranian money : RIALS
124. Singer Bailey? : PEARLOFGREATPRICE
131. Fisherman : ANGLER
133. Peacock blue : PAON
134. Islet : AIT
135. In addition : TOO
136. Familiar phrase : PLEASESIRIWANTSOMEMORE
143. Purpose : AIM
144. In fashion : ALAMODE
145. Lend ___ : AHAND
146. Mennonite : AMISH
148. Vital cell acid: Abbr. : RNA
149. Ancient one : MARINER
150. Hawaiian chants : MELES
151. Slow to catch on : DENSE
152. "___ lords aleaping . . . " : TEN
153. Old and New England towns : EXETERS
154. Rub out : ERASE
155. "King Lear" role : EDGAR
1. Kissing kin, familiarly : COZ
2. Baby's shoe size : ONED
3. Lab burner : ETNA
4. "___ want a brand-new car" : DADDYI
5. Did a garden job : SPADED
6. Spore sacs : ASCI
7. Part of the winter scene : SNOWPLOW
8. Poilu's wine : PINARD
9. Like Adam's abode : EDENIC
10. ___ ce pas? : NEST
11. Tint delicately : SHADEIN
12. Felt indisposed : WASILL
13. Equally high : ASTALL
14. Pronoun : THEM
15. Prefix for an Asian : SINO
16. Orgs. : ASSNS
17. "___ is cast" : THEDIE
18. Confronting, with "to" : FACINGUP
19. Most like Twiggy : THINNEST
20. Sea N. E. of West Indies : SARGASSO
30. Squatter's cult : YOGA
31. Del Sarto : ANDREA
32. O'Casey drama : REDROSESFORME
37. River to Moselle : SAAR
38. All: Prefix : OMNI
39. Secular : LAIC
40. Emulated Webster : ORATED
41. Asian tents : AULS
42. Hebrew letter : ALEF
43. Ruby and emerald : COLORS
49. Marquette : PERE
52. "I'll take ___" (coat choice) : THECHINCHILLA
53. Of bronze: Abbr. : AEN
55. "Scots Wha ___" : HAE
56. English poet : AUDEN
57. Landon : ALF
58. Kind of nut : BETEL
61. Corset part : STAY
63. Tack : BASTE
64. Swiss painter : KLEE
66. Turnpike exit : RAMP
69. Land mass : ASIA
70. Delighted: Slang : SENT
71. Letters : EXES
72. Dickens, for short : CHAS
73. Symbol of satiety : HILT
74. Place to wear furs : IGLU
77. Nordic bard : SKALD
78. Recipe abbreviation : TSP
80. Miserly : MEAN
83. Turner : LANA
85. ___ the bag : ITSIN
86. Chemical compound : OXIDE
87. Word with cote or tail : DOVE
89. Totals : ADDSUP
92. Wide collar : BERTHA
95. Namesakes of a Spanish queen : ENAS
97. Ibsen role : ASE
99. Son of Odin : TYR
100. Ms. men : EDS
102. After "days of" : YORE
103. "___ summer's day" : ALLONA
104. Between huit and dix : NEUF
106. To thee: Fr. : ATOI
107. Now: Lat. : NUNC
108. Graf ___ : SPEE
109. Widely separated : FARAPART
110. ___ with (conforms) : ISINLINE
111. Set arranger : STAGEMAN
114. Solvents : ACETONES
118. Matures : FLOWERS
120. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
123. Opening word : SESAME
125. In ___ position (resting) : APRONE
126. Armed ship : RAIDER
127. Infer : GATHER
128. Anglo-Indian troop : RISALA
129. Hair dressing : POMADE
130. Lodged : ROOMED
132. Take it easy : RELAX
137. Tender, Scotch style : SARE
138. Fake: Abbr. : IMIT
139. Specify : NAME
140. Gds. : MDSE
141. Tweed's group : RING
142. She: It. : ESSA
147. 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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