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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

RAPID TRANSIT

New York Times, Sunday, June 1, 1975

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 719 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,423
Across
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Nom de plume : ALIAS
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Heat standard of sorts : HADES
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Clean or chimney : SWEEP
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Jargon : LINGO
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Aspic: Fr. : GELEE
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Eat away : ERODE
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Wash. zoo star : PANDA
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Viper : ADDER
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Urges along : PRODS
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Famous marbles : ELGIN
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Western site : MOUNTRUSHMORESDAK
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High as ___ : AKITE
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___ many (that last drink) : ONETOO
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Degree for a NASA worker : EAA
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Pip-pip : TATA
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Stretched one's neck : CRANED
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Farragut's advice : FULLSPEEDAHEAD
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Conducted : LED
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Clean a pipe : REAM
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Writer Talese : GAY
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Certain notebooks: Abbr. : LLS
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Composer Vittorio : RIETI
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Breathed out : EXHALED
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Start of the vowels : AEI
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Shapeless dress : TENT
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Siouans : OTOES
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Nile-source explorer : SPEKE
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Decline : EBB
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Relatives of T-bars : HBEAMS
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Minor official : SATRAP
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Heavy books : TOMES
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Order to a marching group : DOAQUICKSTEP
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"Zhivago" girl : LARA
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Actor Erwin : STU
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Article : THE
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Cockney coin : HAPENNY
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Observation by Davidson : THERACEISTOTHESWIFT
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N. Y. lake group : SARANAC
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Iowa college : COE
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Owned : HAD
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Processes food in a way : QUICKFREEZES
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Rulers : TSARS
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Colosseum walkways : BALTEI
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" ... in ___ ob cotton" : DELAND
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Culbertson : ELY
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Nero's courtyards : ATRIA
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Summer months : JULYS
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___ possum : PLAY
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"And ___ take the low ... " : ILL
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Famed Egyptian stone : ROSETTA
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Small bird : PEWEE
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At all : ANY
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Kind of ear : TIN
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Admiral or guard : REAR
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Asian gift to U.S. : FLU
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Military credo : HURRYUPANDWAIT
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Crusoe's man : FRIDAY
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Broad bean : HABA
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Australian sorcerer : CORAJI
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Actress Elissa : LANDI
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Snail's reply to whiting, perhaps : IDONOTCHOOSETORUN
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Loosened : UNDID
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Bullshot ingredient : VODKA
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Don Juan's forte : AMOUR
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Miss by ___ : AMILE
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Part of an act : SCENE
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As red as ___ : ABEET
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___ Cerberus (bribe) : SOPTO
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Miss Thompson : SADIE
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Chinese factories : HONGS
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Ploys : RUSES
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Bottomless pit : ABYSS
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Work on a pie crust : KNEAD
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Place to remember : ALAMO
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Put the ___ (suppress) : LIDON
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___ course : INDUE
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Secret or press : AGENT
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In a way : SORTOF
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Russian police : OGPU
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Concisely : TERSELY
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Hilo greetings : ALOHAS
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Colorful tree : REDMAPLE
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Gypsum : YESO
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"O is ___ then? My duty all ended" : HEDEAD
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Awn : ARISTA
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"Camptown Races" refrain : DOODAH
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Iceland epic : EDDA
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Look for : SEEK
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Piece of asparagus : SPEAR
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Whiting's plea to snail : WALKALITTLEFASTER
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Diesel, e.g. : ENGINE
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Worked on copy : EDITED
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Like most windows : PANED
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Moulin color : ROUGE
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Ways: Abbr. : RTES
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Between B and F : CDE
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Took on cargo : LADED
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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Lubitsch : ERNST
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River isle : AIT
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Take five : REST
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Montreal player : EXPO
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Polite interruption : AHEM
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Order to a short-order cook : MAKEAHASTYPUDDING
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Ode words : TOA
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Diminish : LESSEN
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Subside : ABATE
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"___ 'A' Train" : TAKETHE
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Bad German place : EMS
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Deserve : EARN
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Red deer : SPAY
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Autumn pear : BOSC
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Brown heron : BITTERN
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Little Sir : ECHO
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Give rise to : SPAWN
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Mistress Nell : QUICKLY
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Querying sounds : EHS
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Baghdad native : IRAQI
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Religious art pieces : PIETAS
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Warble : TRILL
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Kind of puncture : ACU
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Parlor piece : SOFA
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"Watership Down" rabbit : HAZEL
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Writer Leon : EDEL
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Topic: Abbr. : SUBJ
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New Guinea people : ARAU
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Lazy one : IDLER
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Economic org. : CEA
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Aleppo's land : SYRIA
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Johnson of TV : ARTE
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Rio girl : RITA
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German basin : SAAR
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Opposite of WNW : ESE
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Few, in Paris : PEU
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Lawless avenging group : LYNCHMOB
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In reserve : ONICE
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Child's word : WHY
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___ on the back : APAT
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Inning situation : TWOOUTS
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Madrid name : FRANCO
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Shade of green : LINDEN
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Scholars' benefactor : RHODES
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Doodle-Dandy one : YANKEE
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German subs : UBOATS
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Sagging : DROOPY
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Take ___ (scold) : TOTASK
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Mrs. Browning's dog : FLUSH
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Assistants : AIDES
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Candle or holiday : ROMAN
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Take for ___ : ARIDE
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Chef Child : JULIA
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"___ a drink!" : INEED
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Match-king Kreuger : IVAR
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Papuan isle : DOBU
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Senor's house : CASA
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B'way signs : SROS

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 18 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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