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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
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Milquetoast : CASPAR
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Teen-age party wear : PAJAMAS
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Goose variety : CANADA
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Grounded : ASHORE
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In fashion : ALAMODE
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Simian : APELET
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Impassive : STOLID
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Separate : DIVORCE
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Cesar : ROMERO
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Certain employe : CIVILSERVANT
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Prisoner's remark to judge : PARDONME
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Ridge : ARETE
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Indians : REES
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Big birds : MOAS
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Cheese : EDAM
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Autocrat : DESPOT
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Daunt : AWE
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Motto of Oxford unit : MANNERSMAKYTHMAN
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Parser's concern : ADVERB
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Refrigerator bin : CRISPER
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Gay : RIANT
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___ out (evade) : WEASEL
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Western org. : OAS
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Seine areas : ILES
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Among: Prefix : INTER
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File : DOSSIER
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Falcon's source : MALTA
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Antimacassar : TIDY
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Apology to Clementine : DREADFULSORRY
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Catface : SCAR
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Daub : SMEAR
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Intensifies : DEEPENS
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Defeat : WORST
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Monkey : TITI
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Boxer's move : JAB
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Potter's tool : PALLET
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Superior : ABOVE
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East or West : GERMANY
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"It takes ___ livin' . . . " : AHEAPO
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Amory people : PROPERBOSTONIANS
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Browne : SAM
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Lafayette College town : EASTON
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Gallup item : POLL
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Mosquito genus : AEDES
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Oops, sorry : EXCUSEME
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Bump in a road : THANKYOUMAAM
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___ mind : BEARIN
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Singer : CAROLER
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Right away : PRONTO
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Not seemly : UNMEET
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Illusion : CHIMERA
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Falstaff's ensign : PISTOL
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Cowboys : ROPERS
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Regrets : LAMENTS
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Navigator's aid : OCTANT
Down
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Roman conspirator : CASCA
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About : ASTIR
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Thrust : SHOVE
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Social asset : POLITENESS
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Coated, as a seed : ARILED
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Magenta, etc. : REDS
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Churchman : PADRE
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Vibrant : ALIVE
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Breeds of fowl : JAVAS
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Sun god : AMON
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Sahl : MORT
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Military asst. : ADC
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Ooze : SEEP
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To Bugs Bunny's taste : CARROTY
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Footless class : APODA
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Remote TV broadcasts : NEMOS
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Danish measure : ALEN
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Skin: Prefix : DERM
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Stub ___ : ATOE
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Girl's name : ERMA
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Running wild : AMOK
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Writer Eric : AMBLER
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M.D.'s, for one : DRS
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Discovery : ESPIAL
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Sniffs : SMELLS
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"Mind and Society" author : PARETO
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Violin : AMATI
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Declined : WANED
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Ledger item : ENTRY
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"Green Pastures" role : LAWD
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Prefix for logy : IDEO
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Girls' names : EVAS
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Sgt., e.g. : NCO
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Initials of '30s : NRA
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Ice: Ger. : EIS
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Color or corn : TRI
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Cue : HINT
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Name in journalism : REID
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Chalcedony : SARD
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Take five : REST
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Wall: Fr. : MUR
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Jose's friends : AMIGOS
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Loathe : DETEST
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___ middling : FAIRTO
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High tea : REPAST
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Uh-huh : YEAH
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Horse of 1955 : SWAPS
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Shoe material : COBRA
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"___ With a View" : AROOM
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Invitation initials : RSVP
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Satisfy fully : PLEASEMOST
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Esprit : ELAN
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Fiber knots : NEPS
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Portico : STOA
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Golf word : TEE
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Peerce : JAN
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Cuckoo : ANI
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___ nose : BYA
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After "hoot" : MON
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Lets up : RELENTS
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Tea and sympathy : BALM
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Not any : NARY
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Bovine : TAURIC
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Baby food : PUREE
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Willow : OSIER
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1912 Nobel physicist : DALEN
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Unmoving : INERT
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Vegetables : OKRAS
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Tapir : DANTA
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Early colonist : EATON
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Young fish : SMOLT
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Ivory: Lat. : EBUR
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A kind of phobia : XENO
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David, for one : CAMP
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O. T. book : ECCL
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Spruce : TRIM
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Unique place : HOME
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Sweetheart, British style : OPPO
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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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