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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

New York Times, Friday, April 1, 1983

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Z }
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,197
Across
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Take cover : HIDE
5
G.B.S. : SHAW
9
Part of b.l.t. : BACON
14
Court cry : ADIN
15
Jabberwocky word : WABE
16
Early computers : ABACI
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Popular cutlet : VEAL
18
"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
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Take it easy : RELAX
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Reached an impasse : RANINTOABLANKWALL
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Thomas Gray wrote a famous one : ELEGY
24
___ culpa : MEA
25
Roof overhang : EAVE
28
Huge sandwich : HERO
31
La-la leader : TRA
33
Pasture : LEA
34
Night, in Nîmes : NUIT
37
Newt : EFT
39
Cathedral vault features : GROINS
41
Song popularized by Glen Gray : UNDERABLANKETOFBLUE
44
"Coco" : CHANEL
45
Bounder : CAD
46
Gave the once-over : EYED
47
Holbrook or Linden : HAL
48
Corncrib : BIN
50
Secondhand : USED
52
"A Tale of ___": Swift : ATUB
54
"Help!" : SOS
56
Frisky caper : NIPUP
60
Certain iambic pentameters : POEMSINBLANKVERSE
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This is crazy, sometimes : QUILT
66
Harpies' appendages : ALAE
67
Okinawa's largest city : NAHA
68
Of forearm bones : ULNAR
69
Minus : LESS
70
Chastity's mother : CHER
71
Love, Italian style : AMORE
72
"___ Laughing," Cobb book : EXIT
73
Rank above viscount : EARL
Down
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___ de Grace, Md. : HAVRE
2
Peak of perfection : IDEAL
3
Actress Keaton : DIANE
4
Edify : ENLIGHTEN
5
Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
6
Nimbus : HALO
7
Ship position : ABEAM
8
Party pooper : WETBLANKET
9
Theda of silents : BARA
10
White poplar : ABELE
11
One of the arums : CALLALILY
12
Wood sorrel : OCA
13
Slangy turndown : NIX
21
Comedian Louis : NYE
22
Ares and Mars : WARGODS
26
Legal locale : VENUE
27
___ up (softened) : EASED
29
Hemingway's style : REALISM
30
"Pain — has an Element ___": Dickinson : OFBLANK
32
Sandy's bark : ARF
34
Neck area : NUCHA
35
Doff the skimmer : UNHAT
36
"High Sierra" actress : IDALUPINO
38
Private eye : TEC
40
Kind of school for dogs : OBEDIENCE
42
Johnny, of the C.S.A. : REB
43
St. Anthony's cross : TAU
49
Cash-register recording : NOSALE
51
S.A.S.E. part : ENV
53
Clayey : BOLAR
55
Dental material : SILEX
57
Prague, in Prague : PRAHA
58
Member of the wedding : USHER
59
Bailey or barley : PEARL
61
Common French verb : ETRE
62
Sanhedrin head : NASI
63
Most unproductive : BLANKEST
64
Sine–non connection : QUA
65
Einstein's birthplace : ULM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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