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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

LIGHT VERSE

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 1970

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,673
Across Down
1. Must : HASTO
6. Aye-aye : LEMUR
11. Biblical titles : ABBAS
16. Mosey along : AMBLE
21. New York city : OLEAN
22. Fatuous : INANE
23. Dull : BLUNT
24. Actress Leslie : CARON
25. Chaplain : PADRE
26. Jot : MINIM
27. Deer: Prefix : CERVI
28. Stadium features : TIERS
29. Start of a verse, with 56, 79, 106 and 137 Across : IMETALADYCOLDASIC
32. Bleak : STARK
33. Grievously : SORELY
34. Metric measure : STERE
35. Speak gobbledygook? : TALKTURKEY
37. Kind of apple : SORB
39. Mature, legally : OFAGE
41. Bit of foolishness : JAPE
42. Bags: Abbr. : SKS
45. Fraulein's refusal : NEIN
47. "When I feel you ___" : ARENEAR
51. So! : AHA
54. Stocking cap : TUQUE
56. More of 29 Across : EIWOULDNOTWANTTOM
62. Border on : ABUT
63. Not ripped : UNTORN
64. Soil: Prefix : AGRO
65. Goose eggs : OOOOO
66. Assertions : CLAIMS
68. Buddhist saint : ARHAT
70. Marsh bird : RAIL
72. Egg-boiling aid : TIMER
73. Certain shipments : CARLOTS
75. Body: Suffix : SOMA
76. Asian priest : LAMA
78. Not natural: Abbr. : SYN
79. More of 56 Across : EETHERTWICESHEWASAM
85. Scenery chewer : HAM
87. Present : HERE
88. "And ___ is awfully rich . . . " : IFHE
89. Thingumbobs : DOODADS
92. Vestment : AMICE
94. Easily bruised things : EGOS
97. Across: Prefix : TRANS
99. Town near Sandy Hook : RUMSON
100. Derring-do : VALOR
101. German valley : RUHR
103. Verdi opus : ERNANI
105. Relative of "oh, dear" : AHME
106. More of 79 Across : ODELOFDECORUMIAIN
110. Curl of the lip : SNEER
111. Kind of lettuce : COS
112. Foams : LATHERS
113. Facile : DEFT
115. Unburden : RID
116. Ben Adhem : ABOU
118. Suffixes for young and old : STERS
122. Father : SIRE
124. Civil War battle site : WILDERNESS
130. Disney's middle name : ELIAS
132. Soprano's warm-up : LALALA
136. Welcome to Hilo! : ALOHA
137. End of verse : TNOLADYBUTIMWARUM
140. Stares : GAPES
141. Do-nothing : IDLER
142. Squelched : SATON
143. Old Greek temples : HIERA
144. Turn inside out : EVERT
145. Nine: Latin : NOVEM
146. Form of Helen : ELENA
147. Queen ___ lace : ANNES
148. Starts an urban renewal job : RAZES
149. First name in movie lore : GRETA
150. Nelson and Mary Baker : EDDYS
151. Sprees : TEARS
1. Indians : HOPIS
2. Place to remember : ALAMO
3. Jewish festival : SEDER
4. Pâtisserie goodies : TARTES
5. Solo : ONEALONE
6. Bean : LIMA
7. Geraint's wife, et al. : ENIDS
8. " . . . owed by so ___ so few" : MANYTO
9. World relief group : UNICEF
10. Parasite fish : REMORA
11. Start of a learning song : ABCD
12. Sheepish remark : BLEAT
13. Body sac : BURSA
14. Well-known chorus : ANVIL
15. Caramel candy, for instance : STICKJAW
16. Misbehaves : ACTSUP
17. ___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
18. Stroke of luck : BREAK
19. Memorable actor : LORRE
20. Send upward : ENSKY
30. Cithara's cousin : LYRE
31. Within the law : LEGAL
36. Gerald O'Hara's pride : TARA
38. After "très" : BIEN
40. Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
42. Sharply, in music: Abbr. : STACC
43. Xanadu name : KUBLA
44. Standish, to hippies? : SQUAREMILES
46. Naldi of silents : NITA
48. Man from M.I.T. : ENGR
49. Mrs. Helmer : NORA
50. French star : ETOILE
51. Cyclotron : ATOMSMASHER
52. Nonsense! : HOOEY
53. " . . . like ___ in spring" : AMORN
55. Practical : UTILE
57. Defeat : WORST
58. "But when ___ I cannot tell" : ORHOW
59. A friend: Fr. : UNAMI
60. Strapped, financially : NOTASOU
61. Thee: Fr. : TOI
63. "Give ___ tools . . . " : USTHE
67. Kipling poem, with "Mine" : MOTHERO
69. Unspoken : TACIT
71. "Green Pastures" role : LAWD
74. Withered : SERE
77. Polynesian : MAORI
80. Rue : REGRET
81. Zimbalist : EFREM
82. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
83. Hair rinse : HENNA
84. Madison Ave. worker : ADMAN
85. Cry or June : HAVOC
86. Writer Jorge : AMADO
90. Former Japanese news agency : DOMEI
91. Mortimer : SNERD
93. Mountain pass : COL
95. Painful sound : OUCH
96. If it fits, put it on : SHOE
98. Stated : SAID
102. School curriculum, once : RRRS
104. Compass points : NNES
107. Blossom: Sp. : FLOR
108. Intimidating : DAUNTING
109. You, in Madrid : USTED
110. Summer theater : STRAWHAT
114. Thin cover : FILM
116. Stick to : ADHERE
117. Burdened ones : BEASTS
119. French President's home : ELYSEE
120. Lewd : RIBALD
121. Fried lightly : SAUTED
123. Lily maid : ELAINE
124. $2 item : WAGER
125. Caste of India : ILAVA
126. Bandleader Vincent : LOPEZ
127. Witch's home : ENDOR
128. Puzzle out : SOLVE
129. Weather word : SLEET
131. Impassive : STONY
133. Theater-in-the-round : ARENA
134. Enticing one : LURER
135. Pile up : AMASS
138. First word of "Aeneid" : ARMA
139. ___ much as : INAS

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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