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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

New York Times, Monday, May 9, 1988

28-Across : Chance happening

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Spans: 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. 14,062
Across
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Nursery need, informally : TALC
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Beanstalk boy : JACK
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Manifest : OVERT
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Cupid : AMOR
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Wight, e.g. : ISLE
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Abdul-Jabbar is one : LAKER
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The Censor : CATO
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Nicholas Il was the last : TSAR
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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With 36 Across, used-car salesman's pitch : THISONEPROVIDES
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It's for the birds : SUET
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Tot's muddy concoction : PIE
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Equivalence in value : PARITY
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Chance happening : ACCIDENT
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Correct : EMEND
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Kanga's baby : ROO
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See 20 Across : ABIGOPPORTUNITY
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Not pro : CON
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Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
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Sydney Carton's love : LUCIE
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Mandarin's drink, perhaps : HYSONTEA
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Camille's love : ARMAND
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Pothole : RUT
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Gleason's "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
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Customer's reply : IHEARITKNOCKING
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" ... by the ___ early light": Key : DAWNS
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A King : ALAN
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Eye part : UVEA
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Note-able fish? : TUNA
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Frog or year preceder : LEAP
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Invited : ASKED
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Skating maneuver : AXEL
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Cithara's cousin : LYRE
Down
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Nanking nanny : AMAH
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Viaud's pen name : LOTI
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Intersection : CROSSING
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Small bus : JITNEY
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What 1 Down is to a consul : ASSET
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Thunder sound : CLAP
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Deborah, Jean or Walter : KERR
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Patron saint of Norway : OLAVII
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Diverse : VARIED
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Made do : EKED
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Network : RETE
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"___ bien!" : TRES
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Surpass : OUTDO
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In the work cited: Abbr. : OPCIT
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Fruit for Melba's dessert : PEACH
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Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
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Horse's restraint : REINS
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Greeting with the lei of the land : ALOHA
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Solicitude : CARE
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Out : NOTIN
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Trifled (with) : TOYED
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Basilica area : APSE
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Page or LuPone : PATTI
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Actress Lenore of yesteryear : ULRIC
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Chowderhead : NUMSKULL
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Dec. 24 stocking-stuffer : ORANGE
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Harbored, as a grudge : NURSED
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Dissonant : ATONAL
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Silly : INANE
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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"The Laughing Cavalier" painter : HALS
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Furry "Return of the Jedi" creature : EWOK
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Informal farewell : TATA
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Part of K.K.K. : KLUX
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Actress Judith from El Paso : IVEY
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Closefisted : NEAR
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Stare openmouthed : GAPE

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

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