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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

AFTER YOU, ALPHONSE

New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 1969

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,134
Across
1. Milquetoast : CASPAR
7. Teen-age party wear : PAJAMAS
14. Goose variety : CANADA
20. Grounded : ASHORE
21. In fashion : ALAMODE
22. Simian : APELET
23. Impassive : STOLID
24. Separate : DIVORCE
25. Cesar : ROMERO
26. Certain employe : CIVILSERVANT
28. Prisoner's remark to judge : PARDONME
30. Ridge : ARETE
31. Indians : REES
32. Big birds : MOAS
33. Cheese : EDAM
35. Autocrat : DESPOT
39. Daunt : AWE
42. Legal claim : LIEN
45. Motto of Oxford unit : MANNERSMAKYTHMAN
51. Parser's concern : ADVERB
53. Refrigerator bin : CRISPER
54. Gay : RIANT
55. ___ out (evade) : WEASEL
56. Western org. : OAS
57. Seine areas : ILES
59. Among: Prefix : INTER
60. File : DOSSIER
62. Falcon's source : MALTA
63. Antimacassar : TIDY
64. Apology to Clementine : DREADFULSORRY
70. Catface : SCAR
74. Daub : SMEAR
75. Intensifies : DEEPENS
80. Defeat : WORST
82. Monkey : TITI
83. Boxer's move : JAB
86. Potter's tool : PALLET
87. Superior : ABOVE
88. East or West : GERMANY
90. "It takes ___ livin' . . . " : AHEAPO
91. Amory people : PROPERBOSTONIANS
95. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
96. Browne : SAM
97. Lafayette College town : EASTON
98. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
100. Gallup item : POLL
102. Fashion name : DIOR
105. Mosquito genus : AEDES
109. Oops, sorry : EXCUSEME
113. Bump in a road : THANKYOUMAAM
116. ___ mind : BEARIN
117. Singer : CAROLER
119. Right away : PRONTO
120. Not seemly : UNMEET
121. Illusion : CHIMERA
122. Falstaff's ensign : PISTOL
123. Cowboys : ROPERS
124. Regrets : LAMENTS
125. Navigator's aid : OCTANT
Down
1. Roman conspirator : CASCA
2. About : ASTIR
3. Thrust : SHOVE
4. Social asset : POLITENESS
5. Coated, as a seed : ARILED
6. Magenta, etc. : REDS
7. Churchman : PADRE
8. Vibrant : ALIVE
9. Breeds of fowl : JAVAS
10. Sun god : AMON
11. Sahl : MORT
12. Military asst. : ADC
13. Ooze : SEEP
14. To Bugs Bunny's taste : CARROTY
15. Footless class : APODA
16. Remote TV broadcasts : NEMOS
17. Danish measure : ALEN
18. Skin: Prefix : DERM
19. Stub ___ : ATOE
27. Girl's name : ERMA
29. Running wild : AMOK
34. Writer Eric : AMBLER
35. M.D.'s, for one : DRS
36. Discovery : ESPIAL
37. Sniffs : SMELLS
38. "Mind and Society" author : PARETO
39. Violin : AMATI
40. Declined : WANED
41. Ledger item : ENTRY
42. "Green Pastures" role : LAWD
43. Prefix for logy : IDEO
44. Girls' names : EVAS
46. Sgt., e.g. : NCO
47. Initials of '30s : NRA
48. Ice: Ger. : EIS
49. Color or corn : TRI
50. Cue : HINT
52. Name in journalism : REID
58. Chalcedony : SARD
61. Take five : REST
62. Wall: Fr. : MUR
65. Jose's friends : AMIGOS
66. Loathe : DETEST
67. ___ middling : FAIRTO
68. High tea : REPAST
69. Uh-huh : YEAH
70. Horse of 1955 : SWAPS
71. Shoe material : COBRA
72. "___ With a View" : AROOM
73. Invitation initials : RSVP
76. Satisfy fully : PLEASEMOST
77. Esprit : ELAN
78. Fiber knots : NEPS
79. Portico : STOA
81. Golf word : TEE
83. Peerce : JAN
84. Cuckoo : ANI
85. ___ nose : BYA
89. After "hoot" : MON
92. Lets up : RELENTS
93. Tea and sympathy : BALM
94. Not any : NARY
99. Bovine : TAURIC
100. Baby food : PUREE
101. Willow : OSIER
102. 1912 Nobel physicist : DALEN
103. Unmoving : INERT
104. Vegetables : OKRAS
106. Tapir : DANTA
107. Early colonist : EATON
108. Young fish : SMOLT
109. Ivory: Lat. : EBUR
110. A kind of phobia : XENO
111. David, for one : CAMP
112. O. T. book : ECCL
113. Spruce : TRIM
114. Unique place : HOME
115. Sweetheart, British style : OPPO
118. So! : AHA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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