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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 Down
1. Wheresoever: Lat. : QUAQUA
7. Burdens : TASKS
12. Arab name for Acre : ACCA
16. Book jacket info : BLURB
21. Discompose : UNTUNE
22. Coypu's cousin : HUTIA
23. Biblical kingdom : MOAB
24. Demolished: Var. : RASED
25. Finally! : ATLAST
26. Before Unis : ETATS
27. Ives : BURL
28. Lab solutions: Abbr. : EMULS
29. Bellow : ROAR
30. Beauty spots : MOLES
31. Ascent : UPGO
32. Part of a magic word : ABRA
33. Lone Ranger's friend : TONTO
35. Jabberwocky word : MOME
36. Kind of jacket : YELLOW
38. Between iota and lambda : KAPPA
40. Fur : OTTER
41. Belay's partner : AVAST
43. Dutch painter : MAES
44. Haunt the mind : OBSESS
45. Thought for Omar's "Sorry Scheme" : SHATTERITTOBITS
48. Balsam : FIRTREE
49. Rosé : VIN
50. Menu entry : SOLE
51. Porter : COLE
52. Rubbing : ABRASING
57. Needle: Prefix : ACU
58. Charon's crossing : STYX
60. Church part : APSE
64. Stamp on : TRAMPLE
65. Irises : FLAGS
67. ___ on parle français : ICI
68. Met patron Otto et al. : KAHNS
70. People in a Sheridan play : RIVALS
71. Yale : ELI
72. Major of comics : HOOPLE
74. Character-actor Eric : BLORE
75. Violin : AMATI
76. House wrecker's big brother : BLOCKBUSTER
78. Kind of leather : RETAN
79. Ait : ISLET
80. Show up : APPEAR
81. The: Sp. : LOS
82. Greeting for the Mets : LETSGO
83. Beauts : LULUS
84. Snooze : NAP
85. Wickiup's cousin : TEPEE
87. More lecherous : GOATIER
88. Pueblo Indian : PIRO
89. Chemical prefix : ASYM
91. Bern's river : AAR
92. Literary backing of a kind : BOOKENDS
93. Casa dweller : NINO
95. Club men : ELKS
97. Nettle : IRK
98. Between epsilon and theta : ZETAETA
102. Bookbindery equipment : SMASHINGMACHINE
110. Girl's name : ELOISE
111. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
112. Curaçao's neighbor : ARUBA
113. Hook in biology : HAMUS
114. Active ones : DOERS
115. 1956 wedding locale : MONACO
117. Sign : OMEN
118. Hebrew months : ABIBS
119. Eyelash: Prefix : CILI
120. Nurse of India : AYAH
121. Not so zany : SANER
123. "Let ___ as it may . . . " : ITBE
124. Wan : LURID
125. Roast: Fr. : ROTI
126. Leftward, at sea : APORT
127. Effect : OBTAIN
129. Make up for : ATONE
130. Wild guess : STAB
131. Rebel against Moses : KORAH
132. Exactly : TOATEE
133. Czech leader : BENES
134. Dame Myra : HESS
135. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
136. Spuds : TATERS
1. Certain pages : QUARTOS
2. Defang : UNTOOTH
3. Peachtree St. locale : ATLANTA
4. "Rigoletto" feature : QUARTET
5. Us, in Essen : UNS
6. Of age: Abbr. : AET
7. "___ finger writes . . . " : THEMOVING
8. Eatery : AUTOMAT
9. Least newsworthy : STALEST
10. Bird : KITE
11. Right pert : SASSY
12. Walks about : AMBULATES
13. Updike book : COUPLES
14. Boat loads : CARGOS
15. Waving in the breeze : ABLOW
16. Poet's advice to sea : BREAKBREAKBREAK
17. Tear into : LAMBAST
18. Throne seizer : USURPER
19. Backslide : RELAPSE
20. Wall St. purchases: Abbr. : BDS
34. Morsel : ORT
35. Word with aqua or sub : MARINE
37. Jannings : EMIL
39. Ibsen role : ASE
42. Puccini girl : TOSCA
44. Export of 112 Across : OIL
46. Deplorable deeds : EVILS
47. "When the ___ the cradle . . . " : BOUGHBREAKS
48. Not so easily duped : FOXIER
51. Rings : CYCLES
52. Blaze ___ : ATRAIL
53. Wells to the surface : BRIMSUP
54. Montana county : RAVALLI
55. Part of A.A.U. : AMATEUR
56. Breaks up, in a way : SPLITSONESSIDES
57. Shade of blue : ALICE
59. Proceed warily : TIPTOE
61. Artist's colors : PALETTE
62. ___ the arm (boosters) : SHOTSIN
63. Fit to be tied : ENRAGED
65. Like a basset's ears : FLOPPY
66. Small amount : SOU
69. Segovia and friends : SENORS
71. Texas city : ELPASO
73. Famed physician : OSLER
76. Kind of split : BANANA
77. Krazy ___ : KAT
82. ___ gift horse in . . . : LOOKA
86. Kemal : PASHA
87. Central Texas city : GORMAN
90. Ladies in India : MEMSAHIBS
92. Krupp product : BIGBERTHA
94. Native: Suffix : ITE
96. Nonclerical : LAIC
98. British letter : ZED
99. Declaim : ELOCUTE
100. Ski part : TOEIRON
101. Kennedy tenant : AIRLINE
102. Beethoven's forte : SONATAS
103. Pittsburgh intake : IRONORE
104. Digit : NUMERAL
105. Tea : CHA
106. Natural ___ : HABITAT
107. Ape : IMITATE
108. Having more fibers : NUBBIER
109. Secreters of Dead Sea Scrolls : ESSENES
111. Prairie wolf : COYOTE
115. Fen : MARSH
116. City of 1970 fair : OSAKA
122. Like peas in ___ : APOD
124. Movie monster's birthplace : LAB
127. Mel : OTT
128. 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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