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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

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New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 1972

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 696 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30 Grid has repeated answers.
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,303
Across
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Emulated a flag : WAVED
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Chessmen : PAWNS
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Anklebone : TALUS
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Tendency : HABIT
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Wind: Prefix : ANEMO
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"Darling, Where ___?" : ISYOURHEART
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Baffle : ELUDE
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Scatter : STREW
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Start of a McCullers title : THEHEARTISA
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He shrugged, said Miss Rand : ATLAS
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Ralph of U.N., politely : MRBUNCHE
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"E'en ___ it be a cross . . . " : THO
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Cousin of okay : ALLRIGHT
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See 31 Across : YES
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Seed or wire : HAY
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Porker's home : STY
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Journalist's degree : BSJ
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Province of Iraq : KUT
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Outdoor area: Abbr. : TER
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Kind of deal : RAW
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Court : WOO
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Between phi and psi : CHI
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Lament : BEMOAN
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Running wild : AMOK
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Prague poet : CECH
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Village on Hudson : ESOPUS
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Start of French toast : AVOTRE
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Hancock or Doe : JOHN
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Cries caused by a mouse : EEKS
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"He who ___ tiger . . . " : RIDESA
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Hoboken export : SINATRA
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Gives the appearance of : SEEMSTO
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Scribe : INDITER
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Crew's plea to Columbus : SAILEAST
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God of Islam : ALLAH
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Certain dwarf's weakness : SNEEZING
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"___ a drink!" : INEED
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Shaw's "House" et al. : HEARTBREAKS
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Fracas : SETTO
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Relative of ain't : AMNT
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Italian town : ATRI
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Vichy name : LAVAL
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"The way to a ___ through . . . " : MANSHEARTIS
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Duvalier land : HAITI
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Dirges : EPICEDES
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Burdened one : BEAST
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G. Washington slept here : MTVERNON
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Like a fat cat : WELLFED
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Gang weapons : HEATERS
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Beach material : SEASAND
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Aits : ISLETS
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Cook quickly : SEAR
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Miss Lane of "Superman" : LOIS
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Sandpiper genus : TRINGA
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Prepares clams : STEAMS
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Dillon : MATT
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Old slave : ESNE
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Of a certain volcano : ETNEAN
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Grass or whisky : RYE
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Smorgasbord item : EEL
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Fish eggs : ROE
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Collection : ANA
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Relatives of mins. : HRS
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Explosive : TNT
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Compass point : WSW
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U.S. flying branch: Abbr. : TAF
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Cleopatra's nemesis : ASP
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Vied : COMPETED
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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Palpably : TANGIBLY
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Beetle family : AMARA
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Certain chat, with "heart" : TOHEARTTALK
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Happen : OCCUR
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Kind of clam : RAZOR
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"There ___" (song) : GOESMYHEART
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Shelf : LEDGE
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Ship deck : ORLOP
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Pile up : AMASS
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Rebuke, with "down" : DRESS
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"___ face red!" : WASMY
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Cave: Fr. : ANTRE
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Some words : VERBS
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Flightless bird : EMEU
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Blue : DOWNHEARTED
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Concise : PITHY
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Tennis ace : ASHE
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Letter : WYE
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Japanese drama: Var. : NOH
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Full of fat : SUETY
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What hearts do : THROB
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Of age: Abbr. : AET
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Medieval poem : LAI
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Major or Minor : URSA
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Stairway for Jack : STALK
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Homey places : HEARTHSIDES
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Height: Prefix : ALTI
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Potbelly : BULGE
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State : IDAHO
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Student's bugaboos : TESTS
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Cheer : RAH
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Primo : CARNERA
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William Tell's lake : LUCERNE
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Temple of Hera site : SAMOS
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Start of a waltz song : TWOHEARTSBEATIN
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Two flowers going steady : SWEETHEARTROSES
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Monkey : JOCKO
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Entire: It. : TOTALE
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Reign, in India : RAJ
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Exclamations : OHS
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Treat, as salt : IODIZE
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Met men : BASSI
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Spa on Lake Geneva : EVIAN
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Many, to Burns : MONIE
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Prepared to propose : KNELT
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Romero : CESAR
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Kind of point : PETIT
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Didn't, in olden days : USENT
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Silvery grunt : SARGO
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Fearing disgrace : ASHAMED
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Sea-union agency: Abbr. : MLB
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Stands firm on : INSISTS
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Short melodies : TEMAS
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Skirmish: Scot. : SKRIM
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Miss Rutledge : ANN
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Law man: Abbr. : ATT
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Sinclair : LEWIS
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Make ___ of oneself : APEST
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Town: Fr. : VILLE
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"On ___ Day" : ACLEAR
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What I did in S.F. : LEFTMYHEART
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Kind of burn : HEART
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Warmth, in Soho : EAT
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Village in Sweden : ASELE
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Transplant for Midas : HEARTOFGOLD
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Poisonous gas : ARSINE
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Silly : INANE
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Pacific islands : TONGA
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Hydrindene : INDAN
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Napoleon, e.g. : DESSERT
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Old-timer : VETERAN
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"Cross my ___" : HEART
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Strength : SINEW
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Wee, in Glasgow : SMA
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Musical piece: Abbr. : SEL
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Mites : ACARI
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Confound : AMAZE
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Starting words, after "Ready" : SETGO
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Marching boys' step : TRAMP
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"___ Song In My Heart" : WITHA
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Musical beats : TAKTS
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Start of learning songs : ABCDE
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Hits hard : SLUGS
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Burning heaps : PYRES
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Arnie and Sam : PROS
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A jar, sometimes? : DOOR
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Suffix for reformat : ORY
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Bank workers: Abbr. : TLRS
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Bakery worker : ICER
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Loki's daughter : HEL
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Motorist's org. : AAA

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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