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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

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New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1987

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, 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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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,690
Across
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Last Egyptian king : FARUK
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Limerick foot : ANAPEST
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Pat by a bishop at confirmation : ALAPA
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Golonka or Francis : ARLENE
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Hawthorne's "The Blithedale ___" : ROMANCE
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"Nothing doing!" : NODICE
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Verse: Part I : COMEMEETMYPRETTYPACER
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Afternoon ballroom event : TEADANCE
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Charged particle : ION
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Battologize : ITERATE
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___ volente : DEO
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Coffer : CHEST
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Deg. Wilson earned : PHD
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He gives a dam : BEAVER
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Divvy up : SHARE
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"Lord, is ___?": Matt. 26:22 : ITI
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Jamboree gp. : BSA
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Abruzzi cathedral town : ATRI
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Do out of : SKIN
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"Chacun ___ goût!" : ASON
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"In the Boom Boom Room" playwright : RABE
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Verse: Part II : SHESPAWINGATTHEGROUND
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Bridge reversal : SET
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Southwestern plowed land : ARADA
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Enduring ennui : BORED
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Admitted : OWNED
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A dancing Powell : ELEANOR
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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"The ___," Nevin song : ROSARY
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___ Kemal, Turkey's first president : MUSTAFA
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Natives of Valletta : MALTESE
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Dean Martin 50's hit : VOLARE
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Western cutthroat trout : PIUTE
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Bennett's order to flag viewers : HATSOFF
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Cake embellishment : ICING
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Usher's beat : AISLE
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Duck around : ELUDE
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Heavenly letters, to angels' eyes : SRO
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Verse: Part III : SHESEESAHANDSOMERACER
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Wild water buffalo : ARNA
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Agile : SPRY
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"Three men in ___" : ATUB
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All there : SANE
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Triple this for a white wine : EST
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Quaker possessive : THY
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Executed a gainer : DIVED
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Spirit of St. Louis? : ESPRIT
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Mexican Mrs. : SRA
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Skywalker's father : VADER
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Yoko : ONO
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Rib-tickling : COMICAL
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Trappist cheese : OKA
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Occasioned : INCURRED
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End of verse : ANDWANTSTOHORSEAROUND
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One of England's Days : BOXING
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European bunting : ORTOLAN
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Hall of Famer Brimsek was one : GOALIE
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Washer cycle : RINSE
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Man of the soil : PEASANT
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Kaput : ENDED
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Cleaving tool : FROE
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Fipple flute, for one : REED
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Like some beds : UNMADE
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More acute : KEENER
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Prado offering : ARTE
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___ de plume : NOM
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Mrs. March's youngest : AMY
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Mâché material : PAPIER
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"La Vie ___," Piaf hit : ENROSE
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Whiff : SCENT
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Asian holiday : TET
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Aught : ANYTHING
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Swung along easily : LOPED
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Month before Nisan : ADAR
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Type of type : PICA
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Vinegar: Comb. form : ACET
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Take steps : ACT
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Prior to, poetically : ERE
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"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
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Teetered through the tulips : TIPTOED
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Slow boat destination : CHINA
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Knack : HANG
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___ Terre, Guadeloupe's capital : BASSE
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One of the Waters : ETHEL
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Brit. title : VIS
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Lose traction : SKID
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"War ___": Sherman : ISHELL
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Reads randomly : BROWSES
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Finnish bath : SAUNA
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First name in Dogpatch : ABNER
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Dark-complexioned, to Shakespeare : SWART
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Roman courtyards : ATRIA
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Swirl of water : EDDY
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Pantagruel's companion : PANURGE
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Came up : AROSE
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Honest one : ABE
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The Velvet Fog : TORME
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Barnyard strutter : ROOSTER
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"___ on a rock . . . ": Proudfit : AMANSAT
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Actress Prentiss : PAULA
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Aptly named author : READE
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Things go hummingly here : APIARY
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Like a tale of "the one that got away" : FISHY
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Tiny Tom : THUMB
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Tourist's entry permit : VISA
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Pigment for Constable : OCHRE
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Mortgage claims : LIENS
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Kind of strike : TEN
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Felix's "odd" friend : OSCAR
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Mirella of the Met : FRENI
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Woods, in Wassy : FORET
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Sidewalk surface : ASPHALT
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Poly follower : ESTER
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Clamorous : LOUD
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Alienate : ESTRANGE
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Brubeck or Garroway : DAVE
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Cleo's bosom buddy : ASP
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Crow's relative : DAKOTA
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Big baking potatoes : IDAHOS
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Put behind bars : ENCAGE
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Lose enthusiasm for: Colloq. : SOURON
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Does some meter reading? : SCANS
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Word in a French toast : VOTRE
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Low rating : ONE
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Hack : CAB
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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1511, to Fabius : MDXI
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"Heads ___, tails you lose": Croker : IWIN
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Wonder's "___ She Lovely?" : ISNT
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Tobacco, for one : ROAD
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Hoyle decision : RULE
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Writer Bagnold : ENID
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Ike : DDE
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Bribe for Cerberus : SOP
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Wave, to Juan : OLA
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Bled in the laundry : RAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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