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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

STICKING POINT

New York Times, Sunday, February 1, 1987

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Frances Hansen has 81 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 40 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,599
Across
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Radar-screen image : BLIP
5
Still abed : NOTUP
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Principal island of the U.K. : GTBR
14
Animal designed by a committee? : CAMEL
19
Concorde wing : AILE
20
"I never met ___ I didn't like": Rogers : AMANI
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Egg-shaped : OOID
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Mrs. Culp Hobby : OVETA
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These two go together : HAIRPINSANDPINCURLS
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Likewise : DITTO
27
Historic Hertfordshire city : STALBANS
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Greenhouse material : GLASS
29
Desists' partner : CEASES
30
Bamako is its capital : MALI
31
Trauma : SHOCK
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"___, a very palpable ... ": Shak. : AHIT
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"___ We Dance?" : SHALL
35
John Wilkes or Shirley : BOOTH
36
Game for keglers : NINEPINS
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In an acute way : KEENLY
40
" ... monotonous clang ___ and the loom": Disraeli : OFTHESPINDLE
43
Barbie's boyfriend : KEN
45
Cleopatra maid : IRAS
46
One of the Khans : AGA
47
Reykjavik is its cap. : ICEL
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Cattle, to Cowper : KINE
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Roman man : VIR
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Dircaean Swan's output : PINDARICODES
54
Like a popular julep : MINTY
55
"The Ugly Ducking" creator : ANDERSEN
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By-and-by : LATER
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Hagar the Horrible's wife : HELGA
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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One of the bears : POLAR
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Hops-drying kilns : OASTS
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Personal judgment : OPINION
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Windshield attachment : VISOR
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As little boys prefer to be? : UNWASHED
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Totted up : ADDED
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Molly Ringwald film: 1986 : PRETTYINPINK
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Aberdeen uncle : EME
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European blackbird : MERL
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Ardor : HEAT
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Bell and Kettle : MAS
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Peacock blue : PAON
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Pou ___ (jumping-off place) : STO
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Inventor of a "Vegetable Compound" : LYDIAPINKHAM
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Stellate : STARRY
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More agile : SPRIER
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Colette novel : CHERI
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Old World herb : TANSY
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Annual marcher : DIME
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The Russian Riviera : CRIMEA
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Talkative African explorer? : SPEKE
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Incapacitated : HELPLESS
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Mood : HUMOR
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Collapses : GOESINTOATAILSPIN
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Yoga position : ASANA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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U. of Maine town : ORONO
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Memo : NOTE
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Kind of colony : PENAL
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Née : BORN
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Age : RIPEN
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Heart of the matter : GIST
Down
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Ebenezer's comments : BAHS
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Lt. Cable's Pacific love : LIAT
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Violinist Itzhak's family : PERLMANS
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With a twangy inflection : NASALLY
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Muscat resident : OMANI
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Summer acquisitions : TANS
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German conjunction : UND
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Scalding, as a bowl of soup : PIPINGHOT
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Opaque painting style : GOUACHE
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Codfish : TORSK
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Puppeteer Baird and namesakes : BILS
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Hwys. : RDS
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Opium-derived analgesic : CODEINE
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Emulate Earhart : AVIATE
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World Series winners: 1986 : METS
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Mignon follower : ETTE
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Vientiane is here : LAOS
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Kind of machine : PINBALL
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Fabric : CLOTH
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Discourage : CHILL
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Up until now : SOFAR
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South America's "backbone" : ANDES
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Canary's cousin : SERIN
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" ... you might have ___ ": S. Rogers : HEARDAPINDROP
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"Dark Summer" poet Louise : BOGAN
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These are good for the fray : PINKINGSHEARS
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"Der Fliegende Holländer" heroine : SENTA
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Hopi assembly hall : KIVA
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In or out trailer : SIDER
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Torture, in a way : PINCER
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Napoleon's "bravest of the brave" : NEY
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Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
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Clan garb : KILTS
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Attaches, in a way : PINSON
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"When ___ You," Berlin's first hit : ILOST
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Closefitting cap : CALOT
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Western sight : MESA
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Eero Saarinen's famous father : ELIEL
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Cross : ROOD
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Dove's opposite : HAWK
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Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
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___ and needles (nervous) : ONPINS
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"Golden Boy" dramatist : ODETS
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True, in Troyes : VRAI
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Delaware Indian : UNAMI
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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Gainsay : DENY
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Morning hrs. : AMS
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Brazil's first emperor : PEDRO
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Japanese porcelain : IMARI
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Capp's Lena : HYENA
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Wall décor : PANELING
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Matter-of-fact : LITERAL
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Presses so as to confine : PINCHESIN
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Uniform material : KHAKI
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Neither ___ there (irrelevant) : HERENOR
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Waxy, white cheese : STILTON
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Fla.'s cigar city : TAMPA
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Waterfall girl of song : RAMONA
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Asparagus sprig : SPEAR
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First American diplomat abroad : DEANE
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Fellow : CHAP
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Strategem : RUSE
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Go it alone : SOLO
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Wicket : HOOP
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"The Time Machine" victims : ELOI
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Speedy Atl. fliers : SSTS
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An upright : SPINET
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Chew the fat : GAB
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Corn or angle preceder : TRI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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