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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 Down
1. 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
126. Bird sounds. : CAWS
129. Arizona city. : YUMA
130. "Taras Bulba" author. : GOGOL
132. Thrift. : FRUGALITY
137. Recent Rodgers show. : DOIHEARAWALTZ
143. French historian. : RENAN
144. Deeply gratified. : PROUD
146. Organized. : GOTUP
147. Lay up. : STORE
148. Piece of gossip: Fr. : ONDIT
149. Better than a birdie. : EAGLE
150. Common or proper items. : NOUNS
151. Outward: Anat. : ECTAD
152. Broods, in a way. : MOONS
153. Did an 007 job. : SPIED
154. Ill will. : SPITE
155. Aircraft. : SHIPS
1. Taciturn one. : CLAM
2. King-sized sandwich. : HERO
3. Kitchen feature. : OVEN
4. Fumes. : REEKS
5. Subtracts, editorially. : DELETES
6. Confound. : BAFFLE
7. Have ___. : ABALL
8. Parent's admonition. : NONO
9. Profess. : AVOW
10. "I am a ___ creetur . . . "—Dickens : LONELORN
11. Where the action is. : HOTSPOT
12. Common verb. : ARE
13. Trundle beds. : COTS
14. Recognizes. : KNOWS
15. Of sound. : SONIC
16. Red color. : LOBSTER
17. Certain color. : ECRU
18. Asian tongue. : THAI
19. Mannerly bloke. : GENT
20. Morsels. : ORTS
30. Laugh: Slang. : YAK
31. Bleak. : RAW
33. Ophelia's ___ scene. : MAD
36. Big ___, Cal. : SUR
38. Basically. : ATHEART
39. Study for a certain profession. : READLAW
40. Gian-Carlo. : MENOTTI
42. Hush! : BESTILL
43. Year in reign of Claudius I. : LIII
44. Sometime dance floor. : TABLE
46. Wild. : FERAL
47. Place to remember. : ALAMO
48. Mummy, in Paris. : MAMAN
49. Takes leave. : EXITS
51. "My ___ Legion." : NAMEIS
52. East African. : WATUSI
54. Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
55. Hills: Abbr. : HTS
58. Man of numbers. : CPA
59. Saint of January 13–14. : HILARY
60. Handshake. : GRIP
62. Ant, old style. : EMMET
67. See 5 Down. : ELIDES
68. Ashantis' cousins. : AGNIS
72. ___ oneself (excited). : BESIDE
74. Ordinal suffixes. : ETHS
76. Nero's friend and enemy. : OTHO
78. Puckish. : ELFIN
79. "Volpone" author. : JONSON
81. Issue: Abbr. : DESCS
83. Address. : SPEAKTO
84. Canadian commander, W. W. I. : CURRIE
85. Epoch. : EOCENE
86. Like some voices. : QUAVERY
87. Where the good fishing is. : UPRIVER
88. Peepholes. : EYELETS
91. ___-ce pas? : NEST
93. Neatens (up). : REDDS
94. Indo-European. : ARYAN
95. Lady of the Crossways. : DIANA
96. Printing roller. : INKER
97. Affront. : SNUB
98. Place of oblivion. : LIMBO
100. Instruction: Abbr. : ENG
104. ___ glance. : ATA
105. Et ___. : ALII
110. Accuses. : ARRAIGNS
113. Lines, in trigonometry. : SECANTS
115. At all. : ANY
116. Decorated, as with jewels. : STUDDED
118. Reads at random. : BROWSES
120. "My gal." : SAL
122. See 69 Across. : AMO
123. Whodunit feature. : CORPSE
124. Turkish title. : AGA
127. Helps with the dishes. : WIPES
128. One kind of hanger. : STRAP
130. Lean. : GAUNT
131. Spring lock. : LATCH
132. Beginning at. : FROM
133. Separation center. : RENO
134. Ruin. : UNDO
135. Arrive at. : GAIN
136. Bear or Berra. : YOGI
138. Child's plaything. : HOOP
139. Vanity case. : ETUI
140. French novelist. : LOTI
141. Corner. : TRAP
142. British letters. : ZEDS
145. 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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