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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

FRAGMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1971

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 174, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,869
Across
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Wheresoever: Lat. : QUAQUA
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Burdens : TASKS
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Arab name for Acre : ACCA
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Book jacket info : BLURB
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Discompose : UNTUNE
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Coypu's cousin : HUTIA
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Biblical kingdom : MOAB
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Demolished: Var. : RASED
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Finally! : ATLAST
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Before Unis : ETATS
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Ives : BURL
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Lab solutions: Abbr. : EMULS
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Bellow : ROAR
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Beauty spots : MOLES
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Ascent : UPGO
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Part of a magic word : ABRA
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Lone Ranger's friend : TONTO
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Jabberwocky word : MOME
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Kind of jacket : YELLOW
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Between iota and lambda : KAPPA
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Fur : OTTER
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Belay's partner : AVAST
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Dutch painter : MAES
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Haunt the mind : OBSESS
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Thought for Omar's "Sorry Scheme" : SHATTERITTOBITS
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Balsam : FIRTREE
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Rosé : VIN
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Menu entry : SOLE
51
Porter : COLE
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Rubbing : ABRASING
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Needle: Prefix : ACU
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Charon's crossing : STYX
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Church part : APSE
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Stamp on : TRAMPLE
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Irises : FLAGS
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___ on parle français : ICI
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Met patron Otto et al. : KAHNS
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People in a Sheridan play : RIVALS
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Yale : ELI
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Major of comics : HOOPLE
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Character-actor Eric : BLORE
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Violin : AMATI
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House wrecker's big brother : BLOCKBUSTER
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Kind of leather : RETAN
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Ait : ISLET
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Show up : APPEAR
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The: Sp. : LOS
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Greeting for the Mets : LETSGO
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Beauts : LULUS
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Snooze : NAP
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Wickiup's cousin : TEPEE
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More lecherous : GOATIER
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Pueblo Indian : PIRO
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Chemical prefix : ASYM
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Bern's river : AAR
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Literary backing of a kind : BOOKENDS
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Casa dweller : NINO
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Club men : ELKS
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Nettle : IRK
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Between epsilon and theta : ZETAETA
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Bookbindery equipment : SMASHINGMACHINE
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Girl's name : ELOISE
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Curaçao's neighbor : ARUBA
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Hook in biology : HAMUS
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Active ones : DOERS
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1956 wedding locale : MONACO
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Sign : OMEN
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Hebrew months : ABIBS
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Eyelash: Prefix : CILI
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Nurse of India : AYAH
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Not so zany : SANER
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"Let ___ as it may . . . " : ITBE
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Wan : LURID
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Roast: Fr. : ROTI
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Leftward, at sea : APORT
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Effect : OBTAIN
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Make up for : ATONE
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Wild guess : STAB
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Rebel against Moses : KORAH
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Exactly : TOATEE
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Czech leader : BENES
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Writer St. Johns : ADELA
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Spuds : TATERS
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Certain pages : QUARTOS
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Defang : UNTOOTH
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Peachtree St. locale : ATLANTA
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"Rigoletto" feature : QUARTET
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Us, in Essen : UNS
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Of age: Abbr. : AET
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"___ finger writes . . . " : THEMOVING
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Eatery : AUTOMAT
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Least newsworthy : STALEST
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Bird : KITE
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Right pert : SASSY
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Walks about : AMBULATES
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Updike book : COUPLES
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Boat loads : CARGOS
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Waving in the breeze : ABLOW
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Poet's advice to sea : BREAKBREAKBREAK
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Tear into : LAMBAST
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Throne seizer : USURPER
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Wall St. purchases: Abbr. : BDS
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Morsel : ORT
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Word with aqua or sub : MARINE
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Jannings : EMIL
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Ibsen role : ASE
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Puccini girl : TOSCA
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Export of 112 Across : OIL
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Deplorable deeds : EVILS
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"When the ___ the cradle . . . " : BOUGHBREAKS
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Not so easily duped : FOXIER
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Rings : CYCLES
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Blaze ___ : ATRAIL
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Wells to the surface : BRIMSUP
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Montana county : RAVALLI
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Part of A.A.U. : AMATEUR
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Breaks up, in a way : SPLITSONESSIDES
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Shade of blue : ALICE
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Proceed warily : TIPTOE
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Artist's colors : PALETTE
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___ the arm (boosters) : SHOTSIN
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Fit to be tied : ENRAGED
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Like a basset's ears : FLOPPY
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Small amount : SOU
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Segovia and friends : SENORS
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Texas city : ELPASO
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Famed physician : OSLER
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Kind of split : BANANA
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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___ gift horse in . . . : LOOKA
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Kemal : PASHA
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Central Texas city : GORMAN
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Ladies in India : MEMSAHIBS
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Krupp product : BIGBERTHA
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Nonclerical : LAIC
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British letter : ZED
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Declaim : ELOCUTE
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Ski part : TOEIRON
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Kennedy tenant : AIRLINE
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Beethoven's forte : SONATAS
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Pittsburgh intake : IRONORE
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Digit : NUMERAL
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Tea : CHA
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Natural ___ : HABITAT
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Ape : IMITATE
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Having more fibers : NUBBIER
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Secreters of Dead Sea Scrolls : ESSENES
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Prairie wolf : COYOTE
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Fen : MARSH
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City of 1970 fair : OSAKA
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Like peas in ___ : APOD
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Movie monster's birthplace : LAB
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Mel : OTT
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Stole : BOA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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