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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

BUNDLE OF NERVES

New York Times, Sunday, April 12, 1970

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 727 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,547
Across
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Wee: Scot. : SMA
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Injures : MAIMS
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Lincoln Center ladies : DIVAS
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Dewlapped : JOWLED
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Between quatre and six : CINQ
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Standish's advocate : ALDEN
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Zola : EMILE
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Crown in a way : ENHALO
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Moving: Lat. : ACTU
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Massey : ILONA
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Outer reaches : SPACE
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Former German republic : WEIMAR
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Honshu city : NARA
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Purport : TENOR
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Attach : PINON
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Royal fur : ERMINE
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Dice throw : SHAKERATTLEANDROLL
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Packs tightly : WADS
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"Be it ___ so ... " : EVER
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Hearty drink : SWIG
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Canines : TEETH
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Colette novel : CHERI
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Dixieland, for short : STH
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Jewish eves : EREBS
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Grand or Petit : TRIANON
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After 38 Across : HUMBLE
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Echo of the Third Reich : HEIL
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Alas, in old Rome : EHEU
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City near Boys Town : OMAHA
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Early church pulpit : AMBO
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Tree : TREMBLINGASPEN
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Cap : TAM
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Extend over : SPAN
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Morris's naked ape : HUMAN
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Most artless : NAIVEST
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Adorned: Fr. : PARE
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Loy : MYRNA
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Choir member: Abbr. : TEN
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Sappy trees : MAPLES
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Played an ice game : CURLED
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Greenland base : ETAH
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Made a catty sound : MEWED
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Oh, dear : AHME
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Minos, for one : CRETAN
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Two-___ : SEATER
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Grate on : JAR
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Make ___ at : ASTAB
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Brinker : HANS
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Shoo, '20's style : SKIDDOO
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Under : BELOW
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Girl's name : ERMA
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Lupino : IDA
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Robin Hood's backpack : QUIVEROFARROWS
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Recess : NOOK
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Town S. W. of Saigon : CAMAU
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Branches: Bot. : RAMI
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Forsaken : LORN
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Interweave, as twigs : WATTLE
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Roots : ORIGINS
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In ___ (befuddled) : ADAZE
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What is it? : YES
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Heady stuff : ETHER
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Adjective suffixes : ITICS
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Island off Sumatra : NIAS
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Present : HERE
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Ship post : BITT
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Joe Jacobs' remark (with "I") : SHOULDOFSTOODINBED
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Buddhist monks : ARHATS
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Suffix for flirt or visit : ATION
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Terrain: Abbr. : TOPOG
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Miffed : SORE
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Boil inwardly : SEETHE
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Date-ripening stage : KIMRI
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Rouse : AWAKE
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Quiz : EXAM
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Hospital worker : INTERN
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Coolers : ICERS
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Come up : RECUR
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Senor's assent : SISI
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"And ___ not into ... " : LEADUS
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Organ stop: Var. : NASAT
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Duel preludes : SLAPS
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Lepidopterist's aid : NET
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Analyzes : SCANS
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Biblical prophet : MICAH
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Sinuses : ANTRA
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Proprietor: Fr. : MAITRE
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Listening intently : ALLEARS
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Surprise wedding : IDONT
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Forget-___ : MENOT
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Foul-ups : SNARLS
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"Shall I wasting in ___ ... " : DESPAIR
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Encroach on : IMPINGE
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Bit of food : VIAND
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Star near Mizar : ALCOR
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"Eyes have they, but they ___" : SEENOT
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Brilliant salesman : JEWELER
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Oddball : ONER
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Trinket : WHIMWHAM
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Keats poem : LAMIA
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Antelope : ELAND
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Works of a French painter : DORES
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Friends' hats : QUAKERBONNETS
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Kind of eye : EVIL
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Civil War general : EWELL
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Breathers : LETUPS
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Noun suffix : TION
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Deep gap : CHASM
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Like a camel's back : HUMPY
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Hinder : EMBAR
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Topic : THEME
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Virile one : HEMAN
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Do a job on a lily : BEGILD
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Slice thinly : SHAVE
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Special kind of day : NATAL
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Midwest terminal : OHARE
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Yclept : NAMED
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Biblical suffix : ETH
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Saud : IBN
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Compass points : ESES
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George Herman : RUTH
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Daunted by : INAWEOF
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Town in north Nebraska : NAPER
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Engrave : ETCH
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Grammarians' concerns : PRESENTTENSES
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___ loss : ATA
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Likewise : METOO
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Fringefoot : UMA
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Korean apricot : ANSU
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Prado locale : MADRID
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Lined up : AROW
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Marx brother : CHICO
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Speed-trap item : RADAR
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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Hindu god : SIVA
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Fluid affliction : EDEMA
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Lewis : JERRY
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Incomparable : ALONE
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Marriage pledge : TROTH
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Man in white : BAKER
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Cherry brandy : KIRSCH
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Relative: Abbr. : BRO
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Compass point : WSW
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Give up : QUIT
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Shake like ___ : ALEAF
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Distraught : AGITATED
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
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Quonset huts' relatives : NISSENS
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Pyrenees state : ANDORRA
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Ben-Gurion, for one : ZIONIST
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Unnerved : SHOOKUP
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Penetrate fully : SOAKIN
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Spectral types : SSTARS
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Lawn tools : EDGERS
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Flavoring leaf : BASIL
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Good-night girl : IRENE
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Greek letter : THETA
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Green colors : LIMES
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Symbol of ring defeat : TOWEL
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Shadowy: Lat. : OPACA
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Corner : BOXIN
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Blot out : ERASE
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Resign : DEMIT
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Road-routing sign : THRU

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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