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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

OUT OF COUNTENANCE

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1989

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J Q V }
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Frances Hansen has 81 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 40 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,362
Across
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Attractive girl or cunning maneuver : CUTIE
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That is, Latin style : IDEST
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Fill the suitcase : PACK
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Daring deed : FEAT
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Dined at home : ATEIN
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Chew steadily : MUNCH
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First name in scat : ELLA
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Prepared to pay the piper : FACEDTHEMUSIC
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Apparently : ONTHEFACEOFIT
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"The Pink Panther" star : SELLERS
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More mammoth : HUGER
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Rasp : SCRAPE
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N.C. college : ELON
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Name of the "Psycho" motel : BATES
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Ice-skating champ Babilonia : TAI
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Civilian clothes : MUFTIS
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Chengchow is its capital : HONAN
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Señor's blanketlike shawl : SERAPE
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"Over the Rainbow" composer : ARLEN
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Griffith-Neal 1957 film, with "A" : FACEINTHECROWD
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Número ___ : UNO
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These are numbered : DAYS
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"___ Do Is Dream of You" : ALLI
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Eureka! : AHA
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Bo's number : TEN
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Resorted to a cosmetic aid : USEDFACEPOWDER
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Arctic explorer Robert E. ___ : PEARY
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Louvre attraction : MONALISA
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Chicago terminal : OHARE
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Topper container : HATBOX
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Louise and Turner : TINAS
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Galway neighbor : CLARE
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"The London Merchant" dramatist : LILLO
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Trash collector : ASHMAN
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Lively singer from Spain : CHARO
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Aurora ___, sky show : BOREALIS
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Della from Detroit : REESE
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Emulate a trick-or-treater : WEARAFALSEFACE
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Genetic inits. : DNA
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Mar : DEFACE
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Betty of the campus : COED
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Make ___ (taunt someone) : AFACEAT
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Reversed one's attitude suddenly : DIDANABOUTFACE
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Steak cut : TBONE
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"___ and daughters ... ": E. B. Browning : OFSONS
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Agreements : PACTS
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Stretched the neck : CRANED
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Lodge member : ELK
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Malice : SPITE
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Canter or gallop : GAIT
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Like good farmland : ARABLE
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Snap : PHOTO
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Dugong's cousin : MANATEE
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Out-and-out whoppers : BAREFACEDLIES
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Look disconsolate : PULLALONGFACE
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The Tent-maker : OMAR
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Grenoble's department : ISERE
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Lacking guidance : UNLED
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Moslem women's voluminous garment : IZAR
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Improvise, with "it" : WING
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Many of Renoir's paintings : NUDES
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St. Catherine's hometown : SIENA
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Gangster's gats : RODS
Down
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Obliterate : EFFACE
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Beatty film: 1981 : REDS
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No sock should be without one : MATE
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Olympic entrants : ATHLETES
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Literary sketches : CAMEOS
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Driver's maneuver : UTURN
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Actress Harper : TESS
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Hodding Carter ___ : III
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Bewitch : ENCHANT
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Coca of "Your Show of Shows" : IMOGENE
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Seashore sight : DUNES
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___'acte (intermission) : ENTR
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Acad., e.g. : SCH
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" ... and onions in ___": Divine : THESTEW
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Ill. city of concern to actors : PEORIA
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Communications word for A : ALFA
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Trim the hedge : CLIP
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Smith or Jackson : KATE
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Mrs. Irving Berlin : ELLIN
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It's an honor, in bridge : FACECARD
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Bryce Canyon's state : UTAH
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Innkeeper : BONIFACE
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"Call Me ___," Merman's request : MADAM
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Heavens: Comb. form : URANO
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Be rashly defiant : FLYINTHEFACEOF
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Poet Doolittle : HILDA
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Take off like an eagle : SOAR
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Feign confidence : PUTABOLDFACEON
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Month before febrero : ENERO
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Sans personal distinction : FACELESS
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Group of staff officers : CADRE
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Korea's Syngman : RHEE
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Jet black : ONYX
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Man from Bhutan, e.g. : ASIAN
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Cubiti : ULNAE
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Pivotal : POLAR
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"BUtterfield 8" author : OHARA
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___ nerves (psychological conflict) : WAROF
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Bob Hope role: 1948 : PALEFACE
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"___ tète, Alouette" (French song refrain) : ETLA
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Goals : AIMS
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Took on : HIRED
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Daisy assemblage : CHAIN
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Suffer disgrace in China : LOSEFACE
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Kirdzhali's river : ARDA
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Tend : SEETO
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Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
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Rorschach "art" : BLOTS
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Fatuous : INANE
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Filled "up to here" : SATED
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Oodles of dough : WADS
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Keen : ACUTE
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Slaughterhouse : ABATTOIR
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Term for a pretty girl : DOLLFACE
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Like some crossword-puzzle squares : INKEDIN
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Places side by side : APPOSES
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It's on the hook : BAIT
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Conglomerate : OCTOPUS
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Run-through : TRIAL
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Actress Jean of "Saint Joan" : SEBERG
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Honkers' home : CANADA
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"Women and Love" author Hite : SHERE
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Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
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"Baby Take ___," early Temple film : ABOW
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Botanical branches : RAMI
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Director Flaherty's "Man of ___" : ARAN
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Mottled : PIED
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Herbert's "___ Modiste" : MLLE
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Singer Stuarti : ENZO
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Zounds! : EGAD
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Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
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Prefix for form or sex : UNI
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Unexpected dilemmas, in Devon : FACERS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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