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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

SHALL WE DANCE?

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1967

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 696 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,427
Across
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What was lost, musically. : CHORD
6
Hackneyed. : BANAL
11
Saddle horses. : HACKS
16
Unhand me, sir! : LETGO
21
Delta sight. : LEVEE
22
From the beginning: Lat. : ABOVO
23
Maine town. : ORONO
24
Paint pigment. : OCHER
25
In a whirl. : AREEL
26
Maniple. : FANON
27
Range of the Rockies. : TETON
28
Goose. : BRANT
29
Toadflaxes. : MONKEYFLOWERS
32
Type of attire. : SWIMSUITS
34
Play for time. : STALL
35
Is folded. : LAPS
37
Jazz term. : SCAT
38
Damage, à la Cockney. : ARM
41
Also, old style. : EKE
42
Big party: Slang. : BLOWOUT
45
Traduce. : DEFAME
50
Certain years. : TEENS
52
Milldam. : WEIR
53
Junk. : TRASH
56
Take it easy. : RELAX
57
Port on island of Maui. : HANA
58
In hot pursuit. : CHASING
61
Diminish. : BATE
63
Branches: Biol. : RAMI
64
Biblical kingdom. : EDOM
65
Palace in Firenze. : PITTI
66
Flaubert's forte. : REALISM
69
One of a familiar Latin trio. : AMAT
70
On high: Lat. : ALTE
71
His: Fr. : ALUI
72
Parts of ships. : BILGES
73
Casabas. : MELONS
75
Proportion. : RATIO
77
"___ the Deep." : ASLEEPIN
79
One kind of set. : JET
80
Cutting tools. : TWISTDRILLS
82
Where a go-go goes. : DISCOTHEQUE
89
Yoo-hoo! : HEY
90
Delicately detailed. : FINESPUN
92
Sales of comedy. : SOUPY
93
Transistors. : RADIOS
97
Lecturer's accessories. : SLIDES
99
Whilom. : ERSE
101
Type of overseas package. : CARE
102
The old sod. : ERIN
103
Teeth. : CANINES
105
Burr. : AARON
106
One kind of eye. : EVIL
107
Borneo native. : DYAK
108
Grape juice. : STUM
109
On the phone. : TALKING
111
Glacial snow. : NEVE
112
Hamlet, et al. : DANES
114
Eastern churchmen. : ABBAS
117
Ceremony. : RITE
118
Jaunty cap. : BERET
119
Some drums. : SNARES
121
Rochester's waterfront. : ONTARIO
123
Status symbol. : CAR
125
What hrs. grow into. : YRS
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Bird sounds. : CAWS
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Arizona city. : YUMA
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"Taras Bulba" author. : GOGOL
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Thrift. : FRUGALITY
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Recent Rodgers show. : DOIHEARAWALTZ
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French historian. : RENAN
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Deeply gratified. : PROUD
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Organized. : GOTUP
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Lay up. : STORE
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Piece of gossip: Fr. : ONDIT
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Better than a birdie. : EAGLE
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Common or proper items. : NOUNS
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Outward: Anat. : ECTAD
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Broods, in a way. : MOONS
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Did an 007 job. : SPIED
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Ill will. : SPITE
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Aircraft. : SHIPS
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Taciturn one. : CLAM
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King-sized sandwich. : HERO
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Kitchen feature. : OVEN
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Fumes. : REEKS
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Subtracts, editorially. : DELETES
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Confound. : BAFFLE
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Have ___. : ABALL
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Parent's admonition. : NONO
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Profess. : AVOW
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"I am a ___ creetur . . . "—Dickens : LONELORN
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Where the action is. : HOTSPOT
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Common verb. : ARE
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Trundle beds. : COTS
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Recognizes. : KNOWS
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Of sound. : SONIC
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Red color. : LOBSTER
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Certain color. : ECRU
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Asian tongue. : THAI
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Mannerly bloke. : GENT
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Morsels. : ORTS
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Laugh: Slang. : YAK
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Bleak. : RAW
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Ophelia's ___ scene. : MAD
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Big ___, Cal. : SUR
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Basically. : ATHEART
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Study for a certain profession. : READLAW
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Gian-Carlo. : MENOTTI
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Hush! : BESTILL
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Year in reign of Claudius I. : LIII
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Sometime dance floor. : TABLE
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Wild. : FERAL
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Place to remember. : ALAMO
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Mummy, in Paris. : MAMAN
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Takes leave. : EXITS
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"My ___ Legion." : NAMEIS
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East African. : WATUSI
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Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
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Hills: Abbr. : HTS
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Man of numbers. : CPA
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Saint of January 13–14. : HILARY
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Handshake. : GRIP
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Ant, old style. : EMMET
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See 5 Down. : ELIDES
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Ashantis' cousins. : AGNIS
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___ oneself (excited). : BESIDE
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Ordinal suffixes. : ETHS
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Nero's friend and enemy. : OTHO
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Puckish. : ELFIN
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"Volpone" author. : JONSON
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Issue: Abbr. : DESCS
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Address. : SPEAKTO
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Canadian commander, W. W. I. : CURRIE
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Epoch. : EOCENE
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Like some voices. : QUAVERY
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Where the good fishing is. : UPRIVER
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Peepholes. : EYELETS
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___-ce pas? : NEST
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Neatens (up). : REDDS
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Indo-European. : ARYAN
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Lady of the Crossways. : DIANA
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Printing roller. : INKER
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Affront. : SNUB
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Place of oblivion. : LIMBO
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Instruction: Abbr. : ENG
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___ glance. : ATA
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Et ___. : ALII
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Accuses. : ARRAIGNS
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Lines, in trigonometry. : SECANTS
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At all. : ANY
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Decorated, as with jewels. : STUDDED
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Reads at random. : BROWSES
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"My gal." : SAL
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See 69 Across. : AMO
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Whodunit feature. : CORPSE
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Turkish title. : AGA
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Helps with the dishes. : WIPES
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One kind of hanger. : STRAP
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Lean. : GAUNT
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Spring lock. : LATCH
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Beginning at. : FROM
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Separation center. : RENO
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Ruin. : UNDO
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Arrive at. : GAIN
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Bear or Berra. : YOGI
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Child's plaything. : HOOP
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Vanity case. : ETUI
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French novelist. : LOTI
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Corner. : TRAP
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British letters. : ZEDS
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Diminutive suffix. : ULE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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