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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

!PU SMOTTOB

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1984

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

This is apparently how the puzzle ran in print but the title and theme only make sense if the long answers run Down rather than Across.

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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,563
Across
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Carpenter's friend : WALRUS
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Like fattening foods : CALORIC
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Second-largest Syrian city : ALEPPO
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"___ Necessarily So" : ITAINT
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Done with : ATANEND
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Club soda, branch water, etc. : MIXERS
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!PU SMOTTOB : HERECOMESTHEAPRILFOOL
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Use a wiretap : LISTENIN
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High dudgeon : IRE
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Spring bloomers : IRISES
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Bundle of sticks : FAGOT
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Not gross : NET
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Cloister head : ABBESS
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Storage problem : MOTHS
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Save : BUT
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Mine car : TRAM
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King Hussein's wife : NOOR
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Popular pickle : DILL
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Seemly : MEET
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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!PU SMOTTOB : YOUWAITFORMEIMONMYWAY
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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Architectural style : IONIC
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Billiards shot : MASSE
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Hat for J. R. Ewing : STETSON
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Repute : ODOR
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Dreiser's Carrie : SISTER
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Tenor role in "Don Pasquale" : ERNESTO
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Street game : ONEACAT
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Jolson hit : SWANEE
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Six: Comb. form : HEXA
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Tagged : LABELED
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Poet H.D.'s first name : HILDA
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Price addenda : ONUP
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Moonshiner's device : STILL
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Soul of St.-Cyr : AME
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!PU SMOTTOB : TOBREAKACROSSWORDRULE
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"___ Do Is Dream . . . " : ALLI
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Peak of perfection : ACME
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Auld lang syne : YORE
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Minute amount : IOTA
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Stable pet : FOAL
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Jersey or Manhattan trailer : ITE
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Boss, in darkest Africa : BWANA
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Dry table wine : CLARET
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Ship to remember : MAINE
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Writer Brofeldt's pseudonym : AHO
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Lax little shepherdess : BOPEEP
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007, e.g. : AGT
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Shallow-water transport : FLATBOAT
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!PU SMOTTOB : IMGOINGUPTHEGRIDTODAY
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Samantha's mother on "Bewitched" : ENDORA
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Pep up : ENLIVEN
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Lassie, for one : COLLIE
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Tempest container : TEAPOT
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Mean, cowardly cad : DASTARD
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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Heir's concern : WILL
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Thine, in Noisy-le-Sec : ATOI
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Prince Souphanouvong's land : LAOS
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Schism : RIFT
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Provided : UNLESS
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Is frugal : STINTS
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___ Andy of "Show Boat" : CAPN
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One ___ time (singly) : ATA
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New Guinea seaport : LAE
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In heaven : ONHIGH
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Certain rockets : RETROS
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Map feature : INSET
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B–F connection : CDE
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Little cherubs : AMORETTI
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On the up and up : LICIT
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They've been "Reno-vated" : EXES
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Marquette, e.g. : PERE
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Corp. head : PRES
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Kirghizian oblast : OSH
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Disencumber : RID
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Stately court dance : MINUET
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Kind of acid : FOLIC
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Tamarisk salt tree : ATLE
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Writer Seton et al. : ANYAS
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Blow one's own horn : BOAST
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Alamo name or knife : BOWIE
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Suffix for trick or witch : ERY
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Rodolfo's love : MIMI
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In front : BEFORE
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Go ___ (become worthless) : TOWASTE
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Shake out of bed : ROUST
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By ___ (barely) : ANOSE
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Louis B., the "star-maker" : MAYER
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"Go and catch a falling star" poet : DONNE
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City in Argentina : MORON
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Interpret wrongly : MISREAD
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Not a soul : NOONE
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Leader of the Long March : MAO
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Go back to the drawing board : REDO
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Good-natured : AMIABLE
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Plant's clinging part : TENDRIL
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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Doubting Thomas's demand : SHOWME
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Up-tight : TENSE
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Former name of the Amu Darya : OXUS
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Like peas in a pod : ALIKE
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Bundle of stalks : SHEAF
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___-the-wisp : WILLO
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Spurious wing : ALULA
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G.I.'s address : APO
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One of the Days : LABOR
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Coup ___ : DETAT
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Tea accompaniment : SCONE
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Neighbor of Twelve Oaks : TARA
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Reviled : RAILEDAT
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Denizens of the deep : OCTOPI
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Tatum's father : RYAN
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Inlet : RIA
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They're locked in with lox : BAGELS
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Hip : WITHIT
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Risk : CHANCE
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Relief for dishpan hands : LOTION
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Rock: Comb. form : PETRO
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___ Carta : MAGNA
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High-school math : ALG
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Cause of distress : BANE
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Strange-sounding Norwegian canton : ODDA
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A deck : POOP
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Part of UNICEF : FUND
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Forward : BOLD
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Author Lieblich : AMIA
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Stadium feature : TIER
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As ___ (until now) : YET
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Buttons : RED
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Tenn. power project : TVA
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For each : PER

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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