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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

APRIL SHOWERS

New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 1980

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 661 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,107
Across
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Proxy : AGENT
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Not together : APART
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Vestment : AMICE
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Relative of rain : HAIL
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Possible Easter topper : TOQUE
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Community character : MORES
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April 5, in old Rome : NONAE
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Bogus : FALSE
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Dixon/Rose/Warren query : WOULDYOULIKETOTAKEAWALK
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Did a prelaundry job : SORTED
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Oligophrenic : MORON
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Stockholm gnome : NISSE
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Family-tree twigs: Abbr. : RELS
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Rock group : KISS
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Strength : SINEW
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Check : ARREST
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Part of speech : NOUN
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Galosh : SHOE
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Kahal/Wheeler/Fain rainy-day advice : LETASMILEBEYOURUMBRELLA
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Remarque or Segal : ERICH
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Where to put your dough : OVEN
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City celebrated by Cole Porter : PAREE
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Fitting : MEET
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Japanese verse form : TANKA
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Nectarous : SWEET
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Chose : OPTED
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Antelope or drum : BONGO
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Wonts : USES
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Paul or Nicholas : SAINT
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When Gary Coleman will be 34 : MMII
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Kibitz : BUTTIN
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___ soup (heavy fog) : PEA
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"___, you noblest English" : ONON
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Wettish : MOIST
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Wedge-shaped : CUNEATE
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Gene Kelly exuberance : SINGININTHERAIN
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Easel adjunct : PALETTE
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Carries on : RANTS
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" . . . spring time, the ___ pretty ring time": Shak. : ONLY
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Rainy-day prize : CAB
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Handsome one : ADONIS
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"Ooh, that hurts!" : OUCH
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Tie for the races : ASCOT
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Flood follower : GATE
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___ incognita : TERRA
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Alighieri : DANTE
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Short-billed rail : CRAKE
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Cotton cloth : DRILL
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Lady Luck reigns here : RENO
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Roll-call response : HERE
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Como admission in 1946 : IMALWAYSCHASINGRAINBOWS
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Opposite of aweather : ALEE
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Abrupt : CURT
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Brahmin : SNOB
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Chinese skiff : SAMPAN
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Whack : THUMP
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Petty officer : BOSN
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Actor Montand : YVES
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Sourdough's concern : CLAIM
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Rossetti's "___ Beatrix" : BEATA
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___-than-thou : HOLIER
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U.N. labor body : ILO
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Wood/Fulmer reply to 24 Across : WAITTILLTHECLOUDSROLLBY
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Cremona name : AMATI
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Emanations : AURAS
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Possible port in a storm : INLET
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Scene of Dec.–March rains : SAMOA
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Springy, in a way : SPRY
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Foam; froth : YEAST
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Jurymen : PEERS
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Side dishes : SLAWS
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Fighting : ATWAR
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A Canadian transient : GOOSE
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Part of E.R.A. : EQUAL
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Not any, to the D.A. : NUL
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Spreads hay : TEDS
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Cupids : AMORINI
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Sulks : POUTS
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Provence city : ARLES
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"Spring Song" author : REID
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Tut's cousin : TSK
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Portia saved his skin : ANTONIO
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He wrote "Esther Waters" : MOORE
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Under guidance : INTOW
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Actor in "The Rain People": 1969 : CAAN
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Meek's partner in comics : EEK
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Part of a ship's bow : HAWSE
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"I loved ___ . . . ": Wither : ALASS
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Holm or key : ISLET
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Albanian coin : LEK
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Not so rainy : FAIRER
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Dogpatch name : YOKUM
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A Brontë : EMILY
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Garb formally : ENROBE
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Noshes : SNACKS
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Tax or dental compound : STENT
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Sultan's son in "The Arabian Nights" : AHMED
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___ Peak, N.M. : OSHA
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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"You bet!" : SURE
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Abate, as rain : LETUP
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Blot out : ERASE
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Skin ailment : TINEA
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Like Gray's herd : LOWING
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Square : EVEN
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Arrogant : UPPISH
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Emu or ostrich : RATITE
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Chew the scenery : EMOTE
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___ hand (helped out) : LENTA
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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Do penance : ATONE
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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Leaves out : OMITS
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Easter ___ : BUNNY
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Fits of temper : SNITS
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"April is the cruellest ___ . . . " : MONTH
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Erected : BUILT
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Old Rome's port : OSTIA
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Popular pie : MINCE
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Tippy boat : CANOE
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Satirical : IRONIC
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Sinuous Eastern dance : NAUTCH
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Cradle : ROCKER
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Father: Comb. form : PATRI
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Revoke, as a legacy : ADEEM
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Doone : LORNA
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Matriculate : ENROL
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"Aïda" debuted here : CAIRO
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Attorney ___ : ATLAW
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Ding-a-ling things : BELLS
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"___ We All?" : ARENT
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Puppeteer Tony : SARG
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Contemptible : GRUBBY
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Senior member : DOYEN
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Faulkner hero : ANSE
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Sylvan spring sound : CHIRP
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Ian Fleming character : DRNO
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Deli offering : SALAMI
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Large deer : WAPITI
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Most discerning : ACUTEST
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Singer Yma : SUMAC
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Baseball plays : ASSISTS
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___ tube : INNER
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Rascal : SCAMP
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"___ should have a good memory" : ALIAR
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An Alou of baseball : MATTY
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Guffaws : HAHAS
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Game akin to roulette : BOULE
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More mature : OLDER
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Banky of silents : VILMA
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Funny-bone locale : ELBOW
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Oriental legumes : SOYAS
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"___ Skies," Berlin prediction : BLUE
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Strop : HONE
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Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
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Existed : WAS
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Place : LAY
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Sass : LIP
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Shastri of India : LAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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