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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

HAPPY EASTER!

New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1979

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,750
Across
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Caesar, for one : SALAD
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Very swank : POSH
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The "Athens of Italy" : PARMA
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Neighbor of Miss. : ALA
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Concerning : ASTO
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"Why Haven't ___ You?" : ITOLD
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Guy's sweetie : DOLL
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Ah Sin's creator : HARTE
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Ionian Sea gulf : ARTA
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Start of a verse : IPROMISEYOUALOVELYDAY
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Sen. Birch of Ind. : BAYH
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What some put on : AIRS
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Head the cast : STAR
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"Chances Are" singer : MATHIS
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Prefix with pod : OCTO
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Lima or Orson : BEAN
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Kentucky bluegrass : POA
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Zodiac sign : LIBRA
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"It Ain't Gonna Rain ___" : NOMO
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Olympic Games site: 1964 : TOKYO
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Existed : WAS
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More of verse : ASUNNYSKYANDALLOFTHAT
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Sacs that may get attacks : BURSAE
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Italian beachhead: 1944 : ANZIO
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Perfect, in rocketry : AOK
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Like a day in June : RARE
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N.Y. or Rio : SPT
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Western salt pan : PLAYA
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Gov. Ella of Conn. : GRASSO
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Writer Wister : OWEN
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Seaweed : KELP
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Ceylonese monkeys : MAHAS
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BB or FF : SHOT
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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Adjective for St. Augustine, Fla. : OLDEST
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Clip a merino : SHEAR
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Choler : IRE
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Finished : DONE
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War assets org. : WAA
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Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
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"Ye cannot serve God and ___" : MAMMON
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More of verse : APERFECTDAYISWHATISAY
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Jo's older sister : MEG
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"Doe, ___, a female . . . " : ADEER
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"In ___ veritas" : VINO
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Maine town : ORONO
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Capek classic : RUR
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Beloved of Radamès : AIDA
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John Dickson or Vikki : CARR
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Kate's younger sister : BIANCA
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K–P connection : LMNO
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Twirled : SPUN
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Site of Frogner Park : OSLO
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End of verse : ORIWILLEATMYEASTERHAT
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Descartes : RENE
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Bingo's cousin : LOTTO
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Slips : ERRS
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Lasso : RIATA
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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"Body all ___ and racked . . . " : ACHIN
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Writer James: 1909–55 : AGEE
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He corrects poor dyes : INKER
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Labor org. : AFL
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Electra, to Menelaus : NIECE
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Actor Foxx : REDD
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Ecstasy's partner : AGONY
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Sir, in India : SAHIB
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Macapá is its capital (in Brazil) : AMAPA
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London truck : LORRY
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Cornets' cousins : ALTOHORNS
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Consider : DEEM
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Intense desires : PASSIONS
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Canadian physician : OSLER
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Corset features : STAYS
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Bindlestiff : HOBO
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Mexican festival jar : PINATA
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Three golden apples undid her : ATALANTA
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"Every ___ staff of empire . . . ": Bacon : RODOR
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Twice DXXVII : MLIV
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To the point : ADREM
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" . . . ___ search for God": Carman : ADAYTO
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William Joyce's title in W.W. II : LORDHAWHAW
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Russian territory : ALTAI
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Old poems : LAYS
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"Ten thousand saw ___ a glance": Wordsworth : IAT
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Employ : USE
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In the ___ luxury : LAPOF
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Party tidbit : CANAPE
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Ruth's husband : BOAZ
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M.I.T. rooms : LABS
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"The jig ___!" : ISUP
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Lancaster : BURT
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Slangy assent : OKAY
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"___ is Legion": Mark 5:9 : MYNAME
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Spanish Main waves : OLAS
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Dumplings, in Germantown : KLOSSE
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Honshu seaport : YOKOHAMA
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Swiss river : AARE
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British gun : STEN
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Like Miss Havisham's wedding dress : YELLOWED
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When Morpheus takes over : NIGHTLY
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Tennyson poem : DORA
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Dog, fox or turkey : TROT
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"___ called Golgotha": Matt. 27:33 : APLACE
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Home of St. Francis : ASSISI
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Dying vat : KIER
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Cruising : ASEA
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W. J. Bryan : ORATOR
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First to take a ribbing : ADAM
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Sit about and brood : MOPE
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" . . . without ___ sense": Dryden : ONEGRAINOF
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Appointment : DATE
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Chopped down : HEWN
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"___ Tired," Beatles song : IMSO
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Reddish brown : ROAN
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Companion of Ares : ENYO
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Polynesian dance : SIVA
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Reflecting : MIRRORING
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Stuffed, as oysters : FARCI
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Vivid; striking : DRAMATIC
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Tricked : HOCUSSED
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Ailing : UNWELL
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Recite monotonously : INTONE
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DeLuise of comedy : DOM
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Picnic pest : ANT
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He makes you yawn : BORE
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Ireland, to Spenser : IRENA
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Poe's middle name : ALLAN
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Worsted : SERGE
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Whittled : PARED
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Bearskin's relative : SHAKO
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Make tardy : LATEN
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Sites : LOCI
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Four seasons : YEAR
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Silkworm : ERIA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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