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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
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Part of the street scene. : CURBS
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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
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"___ body cry?" : NEEDA
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"There was ___ woman ... " : ANOLD
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Dub. : TITLE
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"___ to bury Caesar ... " : ICOME
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Saturate. : STEEP
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Aida's status. : SLAVE
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Start of Limerick. : SAIDWSOMERSETMAUGHAMIS
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Lincoln or Gloucester. : SHIRE
34
Small ridges: Var. : NURLS
35
Hands. : CREW
36
Taciturn one. : CLAM
40
Between: Fr. : ENTRE
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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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
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Emilia's spouse. : IAGO
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Recipe entry. : TSPS
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Young'un. : TAD
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Limerick, contd. from 53 Across. : MIFIFINDITISHOTIS
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___ Paulo. : SAO
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Belgian lang. : FLEM
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Marsupials, for short. : ROOS
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Trappist cheeses. : OKAS
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Pou ___, Archimedes's place to stand on. : STO
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Inform (of). : APPRISE
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Certain sashes. : OBIS
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Sheepfold. : COTE
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Be quiet! : SHUSH
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Flower part. : SEPAL
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Akbar's capital. : AGRA
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Steelhead. : TROUT
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Hung out on the line. : AIRED
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Limerick, contd. from 77 Across. : HALLLEAVEONTHESPOTIDETE
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Makes do (with "out"). : EKES
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Tennis score. : ADIN
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Meteorologist's concern: Abbr. : WEA
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Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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Draft initials. : SSS
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Verbal suffixes. : ISES
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Compass point. : SSE
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See 32 Down. : MONEY
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Suffix with old or young. : STER
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"Green Mansions" hero. : ABEL
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On the qui vive. : ALERT
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Criminal. : FELON
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End of Limerick. : STFEELINGOVERLYWAUGHAM
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Kim's name. : OHARA
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Pluck. : NERVE
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Sub. : UBOAT
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Of the ear. : AURAL
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Sturdy cloth. : DENIM
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Noun suffix. : ARIAN
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Thriller author (with "Le"). : CARRE
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Fatuous. : INANE
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French angels. : ANGES
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Kitchen items. : SINKS
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___ Yisrael (Palestine). : ERETS
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Looked, in a way. : OGLED
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Fashion. : CUT
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American author. : URIS
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Margaret's cousin. : RITA
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Theme of a song in "South Pacific." : BALI
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Penthouses. : SHEDS
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Dried fruit. : RAISIN
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Squire. : ESCORT
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Nuclear term. : ISOMER
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Same: Fr. : MEME
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Inflexible. : STERN
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Tuck into. : INSERT
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Piece of colonial furniture. : SETTLE
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Pours. : TEEMS
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Notion. : IDEA
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Monk. : CAPUCHIN
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Nut. : CASHEW
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A relation. : INLAW
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Meander. : ROAM
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Year in reign of Antoninus Pius. : CLVI
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Beverage suffixes. : ADES
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"___ was one-and-twenty ... " : WHENI
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Musical form. : SUITE
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Thou. : GRAND
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Note on keyboard. : CSHARP
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Dock or airport worker. : LOADER
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Declare. : ALLEGE
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French miss, for short. : MDLLE
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Depart by rail. : ENTRAIN
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Fictional detective. : CHAN
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Cat. : ANGORA
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Fried lightly. : SAUTED
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Fish. : OPAHS
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Forward: It. : AVANTI
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Surprised exclamations. : OHS
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Baseball swats. : CLOUTS
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Demons of Arabic myth. : AFRITS
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Unproductive. : STERILE
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"While there ___ there's hope ... " : ISLIFE
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Something to be paid. : TAB
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On the whole: Lat. : INTOTO
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Stubborn, old style. : SOT
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Frequently: Poet. : OFT
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Exchange premiums. : AGIOS
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Addressed. : SPOKETO
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Movie dog. : ASTA
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Cricket sides. : OFFS
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Roman emperor, Cockney style. : ADRIAN
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Ascended rapidly. : SHOTUP
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Addenda to fables. : MORALS
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Cymbeline's daughter. : IMOGEN
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Start of a childhood chant. : ISCREAM
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"After all ___ and done ... " : ISSAID
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Prohibition niteries, for short. : SPEAKS
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Greenings. : APPLES
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Most dependable. : SUREST
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African insect. : TSETSE
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Dismayed exclamation. : OHDEAR
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Symbol of remorse. : ASHES
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Kind of wind. : ILL
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Firm member: Abbr. : BRO
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Goose eggs on the scoreboard. : OOS
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Industrial materials. : HIDES
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Bird: Lat. : AVIS
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Article. : THE
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Display item. : EASEL
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Patti's namesakes. : ADELINAS
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"___ well it were done quickly." : TWERE
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"Happy birthday ___!" : TOYOU
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Girders. : IBEAMS
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Middle-European. : SLOVAK
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Shoe sizes. : SEVENS
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Days ___ (long ago). : OFYORE
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Museum specialty. : NEWART
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Sends to Cloud Nine. : ELATES
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Lofty perch. : AERIE
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Beaming broadly. : AGRIN
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Brief interruption. : TRUCE
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Author Marsh. : NGAIO
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Kind of pop. : SODA
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Now's partner. : THEN
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Dickens character. : FANG
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Political group of the Guelphs. : NERI
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Cousin of 111 Down. : LBAR
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Word with up or on. : HUNG
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Inland sea of Asia. : ARAL
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Hippie's hairdo. : MANE
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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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