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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

SCRAMBLING AROUND

New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 1977

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J X }
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 19, XRef: 3, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,102
Across
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Artistic fra : LIPPI
6
Grasshopper hatcheries : EGGBEDS
11
Tooth : MOLAR
16
Kind of soup : EGGDROP
21
Bradley and Sharif : OMARS
22
Tripoli's land : LIBYA
23
"Do ___ to eat a peach?": T.S. Eliot : IDARE
24
Grab : SEIZE
25
Playful animal : OTTER
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Swords : EPEES
27
Sweet, hot drink : NEGUS
28
Hanged Biblical prince : HAMAN
29
Traditional White House event : THEEASTEREGGHUNTONTHELAWN
33
Trumpet call : SENNET
34
Skid-row affliction : DTS
35
Shea team : METS
36
Lower Loch ___ : EIL
37
Pronounce : SAY
38
Spill over : SLOP
40
Ruse : WILE
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Farmer's place : DELL
43
Little white lie : FIB
46
Long-stemmed : LEGGY
48
Russian sea : ARAL
49
68 Across, slangily : LEGGO
51
Unbalanced : ALOP
55
A hen, to Samuel Butler : ANEGGSWAYOFMAKINGANOTHEREGG
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Sudden gush : SPATE
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Schnozzle : SNOOT
64
Comparative suffix : IER
65
"Bye, Bye, ___" : BIRDIE
66
Small tower : TURRET
68
"___ me, sir!" : UNHAND
71
Op. ___ : CIT
72
Supreme Being : GOD
73
Part of Mao's name : TSE
74
Stravinsky : IGOR
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Theater district : RIALTO
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Choir assent : AMEN
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Variety headline: 1929 : WALLSTREETLAYSANEGG
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Tan shades: Abbr. : BRNS
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U.N. name : UTHANT
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Curb : REIN
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Cruise port : RIO
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Grand ___ : PRE
95
Asian holiday : TET
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Weak : FEEBLE
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Flaky treats : EROLLS
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Goddess for whom Easter was named : EOSTRE
105
High, in music : ALT
107
Urged : EGGEDON
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Give ___ berth to (shun) : AWIDE
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A rash Easter Bunny does it : PUTSALLHISEGGSINONEBASKET
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Draft status : ONEA
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H.M. Pulham, e.g. : ESQ
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Eggs for Lucullus : OVA
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Time period : ERA
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Hindu music : RAGA
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Hosiery mishap : SNAG
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Besides : ELSE
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24 ___ week (poor diet) : EGGSA
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Morsel : ORT
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Historic Italian town : LODI
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Wea. index : THI
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Easter ___ : SUNDAY
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Is an intellectual artistic? : CANANEGGHEADDRAWANEASTEREGG
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Practical : UTILE
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Nine: Prefix : ENNEA
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Pneumonia type : LOBAR
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Songs : ARIAS
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___ in one's beer (enriches) : PUTSEGG
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Mudd : ROGER
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Puttee : LEGGING
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Rainy-day reserve : NESTEGG
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Tiffs : SPATS
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Used a broom : SWEPT
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Kind of path : OSTEO
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J.Q. Adams biographer : BEMIS
Down
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Pillages : LOOTS
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"___ greatest!": Ali : IMTHE
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Eucharist plate : PATEN
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Dolls up : PREENS
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Where Acre is : ISRAEL
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Small Easter find : EGGLET
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Two-footed : BIPED
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German President: 1919–1925 : EBERT
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Do an Easter fun-job : DYEEGGS
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Obi : SASH
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Liza, with a Z : MINNELLI
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"Swan Lake" role : ODETTE
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Nigerian capital : LAGOS
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___ for one's money : ARUN
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Lay atop : RESTEDON
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Pale color : EGGSHELL
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Allot : DEAL
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Spanish rhymes : RIMAS
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Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
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Coin : PENNY
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Pompeia's robe : STOLA
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Eskimo boat : UMIAK
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Hurry : HIE
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Fleming and Lee : PEGGYS
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High dudgeon : WRATH
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Actor Bert : LAHR
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Lenten duty : FAST
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Computer data : INPUT
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"The ___ Opera" : BEGGARS
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Hither's partner : YON
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Sun-god Ra : AMON
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Big, for short : LGE
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Actress Samantha : EGGAR
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Heavenly Hunter : ORION
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Let fly : PEGGED
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Scattered : STREWN
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Like Willie Winkie : WEE
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Last quarter : FOURTH
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Of nests : NIDAL
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Sash : OBI
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Giant : TITAN
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Sesame : TIL
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Kind of wit or pick : NIT
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Satiate : GLUT
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Kiln: Var. : OST
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Rio Grande city : LAREDO
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Ship rope : TYE
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With 93 Down, development in "Little Men" : MEGGROWS
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"Ad ___ . . . " : ASTRA
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Oodles : RAFTS
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Compass point : ENE
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" . . . eating ___ without salt": Kipling : ANE
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Columnist Heywood : BROUN
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Remainder: Fr. : RESTE
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"___ Ike" : ILIKE
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See 81 Down : OLDER
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Melon : PEPO
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Slippery one : EEL
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Mendicant's line : BEGGING
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Gauze weave : LENO
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British cultural inst. : RAA
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Bristle : SETA
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Ruler : TSAR
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Gasps of delight : AHS
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Rye or rum: Abbr. : LIQ
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Yoko : ONO
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Granular snow : NEVE
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Doeskin, cowhide, etc. : LEATHERS
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Ovolo design : EGGANDDART
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Flight of steps : STAIR
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Life raft : BALSA
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Super-duper Easter finds : AONEEGGS
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Shorthand inventor : GREGG
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" . . . not ___ as a well" : SODEEP
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Suffragist Anthony : SUSANB
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Main course : ENTREE
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Certain containers : EGGCUPS
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Showed surprise : SATUP
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Loos : ANITA
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Actress Hope : LANGE
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Menu offering : TWOEGGS
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Nun's usual garb : HABIT
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Silly : INANE
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Paine's doctrine : DEISM
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Hindu lamp rite : ARATI
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Safecracker's omelet : YEGGSEGGS
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Norwegian fjord : ALST
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Poet's "enough" : ENOW
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Isomeric : ALLO
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Therefore : ERGO

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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