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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

LIMERICK TRICK

New York Times, Sunday, March 31, 1968

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 5, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,805
Across Down
1. Part of the street scene. : CURBS
6. French city on the Vesle. : REIMS
11. Suffix with real or moral. : ISTIC
16. About. : CIRCA
21. Heep. : URIAH
22. Savoir-faire, for one. : ASSET
23. "___ body cry?" : NEEDA
24. "There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
25. Dub. : TITLE
26. "___ to bury Caesar . . . " : ICOME
27. Saturate. : STEEP
28. Aida's status. : SLAVE
29. Start of Limerick. : SAIDWSOMERSETMAUGHAMIS
33. Lincoln or Gloucester. : SHIRE
34. Small ridges: Var. : NURLS
35. Hands. : CREW
36. Taciturn one. : CLAM
40. Between: Fr. : ENTRE
42. Noun suffix. : ITE
43. Quid of tobacco: Dial. : CHAW
44. Kyushu volcano. : ASO
47. Muslim prince. : SOLDAN
49. ___ at all. : NOT
51. Talk, in a way. : CHIN
52. Take ___. : ANAP
53. Limerick, contd. from 29 Across. : HALLVISITTHEISLANDOFGUA
60. Girl's name. : ADELA
61. Rulers. : TSARS
62. 8 bells. : NOON
63. Something of little value. : FROTH
64. River into the Danube. : REGEN
65. Historic isle. : ELBA
66. Aleutian isle. : ATTU
67. Tongue in cheek dramas. : SATIRES
69. Grand ___. : PRE
70. Anchor rings. : TORI
72. Emilia's spouse. : IAGO
74. Recipe entry. : TSPS
76. Young'un. : TAD
77. Limerick, contd. from 53 Across. : MIFIFINDITISHOTIS
81. ___ Paulo. : SAO
83. Belgian lang. : FLEM
84. Marsupials, for short. : ROOS
85. Trappist cheeses. : OKAS
86. Pou ___, Archimedes's place to stand on. : STO
89. Inform (of). : APPRISE
91. Certain sashes. : OBIS
93. Sheepfold. : COTE
95. Be quiet! : SHUSH
97. Flower part. : SEPAL
98. Akbar's capital. : AGRA
99. Steelhead. : TROUT
100. Hung out on the line. : AIRED
101. Limerick, contd. from 77 Across. : HALLLEAVEONTHESPOTIDETE
106. Makes do (with "out"). : EKES
107. Tennis score. : ADIN
108. Meteorologist's concern: Abbr. : WEA
109. Black Sea port. : ODESSA
110. Draft initials. : SSS
111. Verbal suffixes. : ISES
112. Compass point. : SSE
114. See 32 Down. : MONEY
118. Suffix with old or young. : STER
119. "Green Mansions" hero. : ABEL
120. On the qui vive. : ALERT
122. Criminal. : FELON
124. End of Limerick. : STFEELINGOVERLYWAUGHAM
132. Kim's name. : OHARA
133. Pluck. : NERVE
134. Sub. : UBOAT
135. Of the ear. : AURAL
137. Sturdy cloth. : DENIM
138. Noun suffix. : ARIAN
139. Thriller author (with "Le"). : CARRE
140. Fatuous. : INANE
141. French angels. : ANGES
142. Kitchen items. : SINKS
143. ___ Yisrael (Palestine). : ERETS
144. Looked, in a way. : OGLED
1. Fashion. : CUT
2. American author. : URIS
3. Margaret's cousin. : RITA
4. Theme of a song in "South Pacific." : BALI
5. Penthouses. : SHEDS
6. Dried fruit. : RAISIN
7. Squire. : ESCORT
8. Nuclear term. : ISOMER
9. Same: Fr. : MEME
10. Inflexible. : STERN
11. Tuck into. : INSERT
12. Piece of colonial furniture. : SETTLE
13. Pours. : TEEMS
14. Notion. : IDEA
15. Monk. : CAPUCHIN
16. Nut. : CASHEW
17. A relation. : INLAW
18. Meander. : ROAM
19. Year in reign of Antoninus Pius. : CLVI
20. Beverage suffixes. : ADES
30. "___ was one-and-twenty . . . " : WHENI
31. Musical form. : SUITE
32. Thou. : GRAND
36. Note on keyboard. : CSHARP
37. Dock or airport worker. : LOADER
38. Declare. : ALLEGE
39. French miss, for short. : MDLLE
41. Depart by rail. : ENTRAIN
43. Fictional detective. : CHAN
44. Cat. : ANGORA
45. Fried lightly. : SAUTED
46. Fish. : OPAHS
48. Forward: It. : AVANTI
50. Surprised exclamations. : OHS
51. Baseball swats. : CLOUTS
52. Demons of Arabic myth. : AFRITS
54. Unproductive. : STERILE
55. "While there ___ there's hope . . . " : ISLIFE
56. Something to be paid. : TAB
57. On the whole: Lat. : INTOTO
58. Stubborn, old style. : SOT
59. Frequently: Poet. : OFT
66. Exchange premiums. : AGIOS
67. Addressed. : SPOKETO
68. Movie dog. : ASTA
71. Cricket sides. : OFFS
73. Roman emperor, Cockney style. : ADRIAN
75. Ascended rapidly. : SHOTUP
77. Addenda to fables. : MORALS
78. Cymbeline's daughter. : IMOGEN
79. Start of a childhood chant. : ISCREAM
80. "After all ___ and done . . . " : ISSAID
81. Prohibition niteries, for short. : SPEAKS
82. Greenings. : APPLES
86. Most dependable. : SUREST
87. African insect. : TSETSE
88. Dismayed exclamation. : OHDEAR
89. Symbol of remorse. : ASHES
90. Kind of wind. : ILL
92. Firm member: Abbr. : BRO
94. Goose eggs on the scoreboard. : OOS
96. Industrial materials. : HIDES
98. Bird: Lat. : AVIS
99. Article. : THE
102. Display item. : EASEL
103. Patti's namesakes. : ADELINAS
104. "___ well it were done quickly." : TWERE
105. "Happy birthday ___!" : TOYOU
111. Girders. : IBEAMS
112. Middle-European. : SLOVAK
113. Shoe sizes. : SEVENS
115. Days ___ (long ago). : OFYORE
116. Museum specialty. : NEWART
117. Sends to Cloud Nine. : ELATES
119. Lofty perch. : AERIE
120. Beaming broadly. : AGRIN
121. Brief interruption. : TRUCE
123. Author Marsh. : NGAIO
124. Kind of pop. : SODA
125. Now's partner. : THEN
126. Dickens character. : FANG
127. Political group of the Guelphs. : NERI
128. Cousin of 111 Down. : LBAR
129. Word with up or on. : HUNG
130. Inland sea of Asia. : ARAL
131. Hippie's hairdo. : MANE
136. Conducted. : LED

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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