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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
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Must : HASTO
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Aye-aye : LEMUR
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Biblical titles : ABBAS
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Mosey along : AMBLE
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New York city : OLEAN
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Fatuous : INANE
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Dull : BLUNT
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Actress Leslie : CARON
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Chaplain : PADRE
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Jot : MINIM
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Deer: Prefix : CERVI
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Stadium features : TIERS
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Start of a verse, with 56, 79, 106 and 137 Across : IMETALADYCOLDASIC
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Bleak : STARK
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Grievously : SORELY
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Metric measure : STERE
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Speak gobbledygook? : TALKTURKEY
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Kind of apple : SORB
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Mature, legally : OFAGE
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Bit of foolishness : JAPE
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Bags: Abbr. : SKS
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Fraulein's refusal : NEIN
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"When I feel you ___" : ARENEAR
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So! : AHA
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Stocking cap : TUQUE
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More of 29 Across : EIWOULDNOTWANTTOM
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Border on : ABUT
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Not ripped : UNTORN
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Soil: Prefix : AGRO
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Goose eggs : OOOOO
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Assertions : CLAIMS
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Buddhist saint : ARHAT
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Marsh bird : RAIL
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Egg-boiling aid : TIMER
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Certain shipments : CARLOTS
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Body: Suffix : SOMA
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Asian priest : LAMA
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Not natural: Abbr. : SYN
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More of 56 Across : EETHERTWICESHEWASAM
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Scenery chewer : HAM
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Present : HERE
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"And ___ is awfully rich . . . " : IFHE
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Thingumbobs : DOODADS
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Vestment : AMICE
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Easily bruised things : EGOS
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Across: Prefix : TRANS
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Town near Sandy Hook : RUMSON
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Derring-do : VALOR
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German valley : RUHR
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Verdi opus : ERNANI
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Relative of "oh, dear" : AHME
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More of 79 Across : ODELOFDECORUMIAIN
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Curl of the lip : SNEER
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Kind of lettuce : COS
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Foams : LATHERS
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Facile : DEFT
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Unburden : RID
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Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Suffixes for young and old : STERS
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Father : SIRE
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Civil War battle site : WILDERNESS
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Disney's middle name : ELIAS
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Soprano's warm-up : LALALA
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Welcome to Hilo! : ALOHA
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End of verse : TNOLADYBUTIMWARUM
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Stares : GAPES
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Do-nothing : IDLER
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Squelched : SATON
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Old Greek temples : HIERA
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Nine: Latin : NOVEM
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Form of Helen : ELENA
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Queen ___ lace : ANNES
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Starts an urban renewal job : RAZES
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First name in movie lore : GRETA
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Nelson and Mary Baker : EDDYS
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Sprees : TEARS
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Indians : HOPIS
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Place to remember : ALAMO
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Jewish festival : SEDER
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Pâtisserie goodies : TARTES
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Solo : ONEALONE
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Bean : LIMA
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Geraint's wife, et al. : ENIDS
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" . . . owed by so ___ so few" : MANYTO
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World relief group : UNICEF
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Parasite fish : REMORA
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Start of a learning song : ABCD
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Sheepish remark : BLEAT
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Body sac : BURSA
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Well-known chorus : ANVIL
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Caramel candy, for instance : STICKJAW
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Misbehaves : ACTSUP
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___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
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Stroke of luck : BREAK
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Memorable actor : LORRE
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Send upward : ENSKY
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Cithara's cousin : LYRE
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Within the law : LEGAL
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Gerald O'Hara's pride : TARA
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After "très" : BIEN
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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Sharply, in music: Abbr. : STACC
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Xanadu name : KUBLA
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Standish, to hippies? : SQUAREMILES
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Naldi of silents : NITA
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Man from M.I.T. : ENGR
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Mrs. Helmer : NORA
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French star : ETOILE
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Cyclotron : ATOMSMASHER
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Nonsense! : HOOEY
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" . . . like ___ in spring" : AMORN
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Practical : UTILE
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Defeat : WORST
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"But when ___ I cannot tell" : ORHOW
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A friend: Fr. : UNAMI
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Strapped, financially : NOTASOU
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Thee: Fr. : TOI
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"Give ___ tools . . . " : USTHE
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Kipling poem, with "Mine" : MOTHERO
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Unspoken : TACIT
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"Green Pastures" role : LAWD
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Withered : SERE
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Polynesian : MAORI
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Rue : REGRET
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Zimbalist : EFREM
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Hair rinse : HENNA
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Madison Ave. worker : ADMAN
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Cry or June : HAVOC
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Writer Jorge : AMADO
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Former Japanese news agency : DOMEI
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Mortimer : SNERD
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Mountain pass : COL
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Painful sound : OUCH
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If it fits, put it on : SHOE
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Stated : SAID
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School curriculum, once : RRRS
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Compass points : NNES
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Blossom: Sp. : FLOR
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Intimidating : DAUNTING
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You, in Madrid : USTED
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Summer theater : STRAWHAT
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Thin cover : FILM
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Stick to : ADHERE
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Burdened ones : BEASTS
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French President's home : ELYSEE
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Lewd : RIBALD
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Fried lightly : SAUTED
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Lily maid : ELAINE
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$2 item : WAGER
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Caste of India : ILAVA
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Bandleader Vincent : LOPEZ
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Witch's home : ENDOR
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Puzzle out : SOLVE
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Weather word : SLEET
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Impassive : STONY
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Theater-in-the-round : ARENA
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Enticing one : LURER
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Pile up : AMASS
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First word of "Aeneid" : ARMA
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___ 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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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