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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

New York Times, Tuesday, May 17, 1988

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,070
Across
1
Broadway bomb : FLOP
5
Tropical lizard : AGAMA
10
Tennis ace Wilander : MATS
14
Father of Hel : LOKI
15
Fabius's 557 : DLVII
16
Quiz : EXAM
17
43,560 square feet : ACRE
18
Low dive : JOINT
19
Blackthorn : SLOE
20
With 22 and 58 Across, bakery-window sign : WHATFOODS
22
See 20 Across : THESE
23
Cuckoopint : ARUM
24
Memorable Chiang ___-shek : KAI
26
Knucklehead : SAP
29
William Tell's canton : URI
30
Typewriter bar : SPACER
35
Honey-pecan confections : PRALINES
38
Eritrea's capital : ASMARA
39
Boot tie : LACET
40
Eve-making material : RIB
42
Tall tales : YARNS
43
Carol starter : ADESTE
45
Relative of a cobbler : PEACHPIE
47
Xanthippe, e.g. : TARTAR
48
"I ___ great eater . . . ": Shak. : AMA
49
But, to Brutus : SED
50
Genetic inits. : RNA
52
Appropriate : TAKE
54
Own up : ADMIT
58
See 20 Across : MORSELSBE
63
Expensive : DEAR
64
Hemingway's "movable feast" : PARIS
65
Religious image : ICON
66
Zilch : ZERO
67
In reserve : ONICE
68
Japanese sandal : ZORI
69
Fall setting : EDEN
70
Like glass houses : PANED
71
Rapt in reverence : AWED
Down
1
Glitch : FLAW
2
Lomond, for one : LOCH
3
Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
4
Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
5
Suspend a meeting until later : ADJOURN
6
More despondent : GLOOMIER
7
Eager : AVID
8
Byelorussian hub : MINSK
9
River isle : AIT
10
Network : MESH
11
Car bar : AXLE
12
Western art colony : TAOS
13
Captain Hook's henchman : SMEE
21
Knave of Hearts's preference? : FRUITTART
22
Englishman's wine-soaked dessert : TIPSYCAKE
25
High ___ kite : ASA
26
Chair-back piece : SPLAT
27
Pedro's plowed land : ARADA
28
Harness-race horse : PACER
31
Nanking nanny : AMAH
32
Cavils : CARPS
33
Kovacs or Ford : ERNIE
34
Brought down the house, in Kew : RASED
36
"___ we forget": Kipling : LEST
37
Wee drink : SIP
41
Dante's love : BEATRICE
44
Deserving bird? : ERN
46
Piled up : AMASSED
51
Iowan church society : AMANA
53
Miss Doolittle : ELIZA
54
Carpenter's tool : ADZE
55
Exploit : DEED
56
Grown-up filly : MARE
57
Keep a pressing engagement : IRON
59
"Mourning Becomes Electra" man : ORIN
60
Clumsy boat : SCOW
61
Drill : BORE
62
Writer Bagnold : ENID
64
How the weasel goes : POP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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