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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

PADDOCK INTERVIEW

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1988

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 575 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 18, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,054
Across
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On ___ (Wall St. risk) : SPEC
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Baba liquor : RHUM
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Major or Minor bear : URSA
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Turner or Louise : TINA
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Comedian Jimmy of yesteryear : SAVO
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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Astronaut Armstrong : NEIL
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Copter part : ROTOR
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Who was your W.W. II hero? : WHINNYCHURCHILL
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Rommel, the Desert Fox : ERWIN
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He didn't win, place or show : ALSORAN
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Pain in the neck : CRICK
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Not hip : SQUARE
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Marshall, for one : PLAN
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Solemn vow : OATH
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The Brown Bomber : LOUIS
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Fit of temper : SNIT
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Kind of acid for hides : TANNIC
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Steeping liquid : MARINADE
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Wee bloomer : FLORET
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What do you call your balky mate? : NEIGHSAYER
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Rotten : BAD
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Neural network : RETE
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"Whoa" enforcer : REIN
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Shade : HUE
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Cousin of an oryx : ELAND
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Archer's bow : YEW
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Your happy-hour canapé? : HORSEDOEUVRE
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Repulsive, to youngsters : ICKY
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Gay Paree's Place ___ : PIGALLE
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Silly : INANE
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Hidden store : CACHE
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Ultima ___ (farthest point) : THULE
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Make an all-out effort : EXERT
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Reasoning : LOGIC
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Kind of finish : PHOTO
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Like Lamb's writings : ELIAN
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Merrimac's ironclad foe : MONITOR
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Start of a G.B.S. title : ARMS
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Your favorite actress? : POMMELAMASON
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Seventeenth Greek letter : RHO
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Blessed woman : BEATA
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M-G-M's lion : LEO
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Shopping-list entry : ITEM
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Poke at : PROD
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___ canto, Callas's forte : BEL
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Your favorite book? : MANESTREET
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"___ I," 1941 Willson song : YOUAND
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Imperil : ENDANGER
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Like the Devil : HORNED
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Heap up : PILE
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Each's partner : EVERY
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Memorable Arnaz : DESI
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River isles : AITS
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Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
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"R.U.R." author : CAPEK
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Certain Italian embroideries : ASSISIS
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Cremona name : AMATI
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How do you accept rejection? : FILLYSOPHICALLY
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___ alba (gypsum) : TERRA
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___ cat (street game) : ONEO
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See 105 Down : OLSEN
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Savage Island : NIUE
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Worst : BEST
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Poverty : NEED
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Pack down : TAMP
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N.Y.–New Orleans dir. : SSW
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Glacial hill of Iowa : PAHA
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Wicked : EVIL
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Join a cabal : CONSPIRE
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Eat one's words : RECANT
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Chemistry Nobelist: 1944 : HAHN
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Neighbor of Arg. : URU
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Radio pioneer : MARCONI
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Free Dobbin from the traces : UNHITCH
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Hitler's Third : REICH
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Jockey's blouse material : SILK
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The works : ALL
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Bring ___ (undo) : TORUIN
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You were ejected for humming Mozart? : ITWASABACHCORRAL
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Stendhal's "Le Rouge et le ___" : NOIR
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Dame ___ Hess : MYRA
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Necessitate : REQUIRE
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Nick from Neb. : NOLTE
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"Harriet ___," 1950 Crawford film : CRAIG
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In need of liniment : SORE
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She's in the henhouse : LAYER
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Knitter of ravell'd sleaves : SLEEP
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Did you enjoy your cruise? : NOTWITHMALDEMARE
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Cordial flavor : ANISE
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
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Colorful decade : MAUVE
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Helmut's "thank you" : DANKE
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Sauté : FRY
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Hussy : TROLLOP
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Move boxcars about : SHUNT
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Case-man Gardner : ERLE
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Within the law : LICIT
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___ monde (high society) : HAUT
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The South : DIXIE
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Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
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" . . . to ___ little and to spend a little less": R.L.S. : EARNA
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Keynesian concern : ECONOMY
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Popular word game : GHOST
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Not fer, in Dogpatch : AGIN
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Saint ___ fire, sea phenomenon : ELMOS
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Misplace : LOSE
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Stroke one's feathers : PREEN
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Arabian bigwig : EMEER
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Dull surface : MATTE
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Avignon's river : RHONE
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Author Prévost : ABBE
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The Cowper museum is here : OLNEY
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Bearing : MIEN
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Bizarre : ODD
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Loss of memory : AMNESIA
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Powerful, poetically : PUISSANT
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Akbar's capital : AGRA
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"Ay, now ___ thickens . . . ": Villiers : THEPLOT
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Athlete-actor Grier : ROSEY
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Vinland discoverer: Var. : ERIKSON
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Of the eye : OPTIC
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Start of a French toast : AVOTRE
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Crestfallen : DASHED
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Broad valleys : DALES
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"The fat ___ the fire" : ISIN
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First name in spydom : MATA
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"___ a Man," Ciardi book : IMET
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The movies, in Madrid : CINE
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Chancel area : APSE
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Urban blight : SLUM
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Palm off : FOB
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With 109 Across, a "Hellzapoppin'" star : OLE
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Slangy assent : YEP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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