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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

SAY IT WITH MUSIC

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 1966

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 181, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,049
Across Down
1. Public fund. : CHEST
6. Bird sound. : CHEEP
11. Reason. : LOGIC
16. Social group. : CASTE
21. Moorland. : HEATH
22. External. : OUTER
23. " . . . partridge in ___ tree." : APEAR
24. House that fell. : USHER
25. Free. : UNTIE
26. Part of a trio. : VIOLONCELLO
28. Actress Massey. : ILONA
29. Grain. : GRANULE
31. "The rain in ___ . . . " : SPAIN
32. Three-quarter time man. : STRAUSS
34. Hudson structure. : SINGSING
36. Confess. : OWN
37. African native: Var. : ASHANTEE
38. Prepared pitfalls. : SETTRAPS
41. Most sooty. : GRIMIEST
44. ___ man (in unison). : ASA
47. Stanza: Poet. : STROPHE
48. Musical parts. : SECONDS
49. Bath. : SPA
52. Manner: It. : MODO
54. Hydrophobia. : LYSSA
55. Orangutan. : PONGO
56. Type of pen. : STUB
57. Once-famous title. : ILDUCE
59. Alluring appeal. : SIRENSONG
63. Public official. : NOTARY
65. Harvard man for short. : CANTAB
66. Red councils. : SOVIETS
67. Jacks. : KNAVES
68. "More ___ than in anger." : INSORROW
71. Long stories of adventure. : SAGAS
72. Hi-fi items. : TWEETERS
74. Beanie wearer. : FROSH
75. Sheriff's asst. : DEP
76. Fort ___. : WAYNE
77. Erode completely. : RUSTAWAY
80. Waxes: Fr. : CIRES
82. Varied. : ASSORTED
86. Successively. : INTURN
87. Met by chance. : RANINTO
89. Satin fabric. : ETOILE
90. Brandy. : COGNAC
91. What little Tommy Tucker did. : SANGASONG
93. Take up again. : REOPEN
94. Swiss painter. : KLEE
95. Blood: Prefix. : HAEMO
97. British chief in Transjordan, 1922–39. : PEAKE
99. ___ the word. : MUMS
100. Science degrees. : SDS
101. Inedible goodies. : MUDPIES
103. Falcons. : MERLINS
105. Jumble. : PIE
106. Most durable. : HARDIEST
107. Washington group. : USSENATE
109. Kind of orange, : VALENCIA
112. Musical notes. : RES
114. Supplement. : ADDENDUM
118. "Dinner ___." : ATEIGHT
119. Lace. : FILET
121. Scaly: Bot. : LEPROSE
122. Great river. : CONGO
123. Opening words of "Trees." : ITHINKTHATI
128. Flats or sharps. : SIGNS
129. "___ called for his fiddlers three." : ANDHE
130. Due. : OWING
131. City on the Po. : TURIN
132. ___ parle français. : ICION
133. Musical chairs. : SEATS
134. Piano keys, : NOTES
135. Growing hoary. : AGING
136. Buona ___. : NOTTE
1. Engine sounds. : CHUGS
2. Name akin to 108 Down. : HENRI
3. " . . . bold man that first ___ oyster." : EATAN
4. Pricks. : STINGS
5. "Sweet are ___ of adversity." : THEUSES
6. Godiva's home. : COVENTRY
7. Chinese assembly. : HUI
8. Initials of 1944. : ETO
9. Foot parts, Cockney style. : EELS
10. Intend. : PROPOSE
11. Ties. : LACINGS
12. Unstopped: Mus. : OPEN
13. Coagulate. : GEL
14. Adjective suffix. : IAL
15. Frustrating. : CROSSING
16. Armor piece. : CUIRASS
17. Tipped. : ASLANT
18. Hallelujah!, for one. : SHOUT
19. Keyed up. : TENSE
20. Obliterate. : ERASE
27. Slangy denial. : NAW
30. "The ___ in the Vale," old song. : LITTLEBROWNCHURCH
33. Rudolph Friml work. : THEDONKEYSERENADE
35. Twelve dozen. : GROSS
37. Included with. : AMONG
39. Orbit point. : APSIS
40. Site of one of the Seven Wonders. : PHAROS
42. Does a garden job. : REPOTS
43. Likenesses. : ICONS
44. Friends: Lat. : AMICI
45. Kind of goose. : SOLAN
46. Extras: Abbr. : ADDNS
49. Musical division. : STAVE
50. Clearer. : PURER
51. Ocean depths. : ABYSS
53. Off key. : OUTOFTUNE
56. Cabin. : STATEROOM
58. Marble. : CARRARA
60. Dodging. : EVADING
61. Where Ibadan is. : NIGERIA
62. Featherlike polyps. : SEAPENS
64. "Johnny ___," Rodgers song. : ONENOTE
69. She-bear: Sp. : OSA
70. "Warum?" : WHY
72. Scot's pair. : TWA
73. Had been. : WAS
77. Haystacks. : RICKS
78. Young. : UNOLD
79. Warehouses: Abbr. : STGES
80. Outriggers. : CANOES
81. Mining levels. : STOPES
83. Describing theater seats. : TIPUP
84. Resin. : ELEMI
85. Thick. : DENSE
87. Asiatic plant. : RAMIE
88. Distinctive folk: Colloq. : ONERS
91. Color. : SEPIA
92. Flower part: Bot. : GALEA
96. Increase. : ADDITION
98. Inspiring. : KINDLING
101. Tropical fruit. : MANGOES
102. Orchestral group. : STRINGS
103. "La Boheme" waltz girl. : MUSETTA
104. Intervenes. : STEPSIN
106. Extreme. : HEIGHT
108. First name in music. : ENRICO
109. Cows: Sp. : VACAS
110. Compensate. : ATONE
111. ___ hand. : LENDA
113. Leather. : ELK
115. "The ___ was that died."—Goldsmith : DOGIT
116. "And lead ___ into temptation . . . " : USNOT
117. Middle, in law. : MESNE
119. In music, the end: It. : FINE
120. Ruffian. : THUG
124. Right number for tea. : TWO
125. Kind of song. : HIT
126. "Exodus" hero. : ARI
127. Kind of ear. : TIN

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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