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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

" . . . QUITE CONTRARY"

New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1983

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,339
Across
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Came to rest : ALIT
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Alaskan seaport : SITKA
10
N.Y. museum acronym : MOMA
14
Domicile : ABODE
19
Sudanese people : MORU
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The 23d is comforting : PSALM
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Berber : ARAB
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Caused yawns : BORED
23
How does your garden grow? : PRINCESSMARGARETSLACE
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How does your garden grow? : SADIOLUS
28
Vol's state : TENN
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Sleeve type : RAGLAN
30
Cash-register reading : NOSALE
31
French governing body : SENAT
32
Do a cotton-picking job : BALE
33
Possessive pronoun : ITS
34
Jeanne d'Arc was martyred here : ROUEN
35
He dyes for a living : COLORMAN
39
___ Lama : DALAI
42
How does your garden grow? : SOURWILLIAM
44
___ toot (carousing) : ONA
45
Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
46
Later, alligator : SOON
47
Castor, for one : OIL
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904, to Nero : CMIV
49
Baron's color : RED
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How does your garden grow? : BARKDRAGONS
54
Dog star : ASTA
55
Whenever : ANYTIME
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"Down ___ the Sugar Cane," 1908 song : AMONG
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Treatise on plants : HERBAL
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Pop : SODA
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Pepsy's penwork : DIARY
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Pieceworker : JOBBER
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Stickum : PASTE
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Abscam concern : BRIBERY
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Hautboy : OBOE
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How does your garden grow? : HATEINAMIST
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Goal : AIM
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Medieval crucifix : ROOD
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Shave an apple : PARE
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Lien on one's house: Abbr. : MTGE
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Last month, in a bus. letter : ULT
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How does your garden grow? : SPARROWSPUR
84
"Merry Widow" man : LEHAR
85
Go awry, as a plan : MISCARRY
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A Page form Okla. : PATTI
88
Distinguished dict. : OED
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Agog : AVID
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Put in a piggery : STIED
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Carryings-on : ANTICS
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Of a feather : PINNAL
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A P.M. under George III : PITT
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How does your garden grow? : OLEOCUPS
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How does your garden grow? : ANDUGLYDAMESALLINAROW
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Talk gibberish : PRATE
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Isinglass : MICA
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Mirador : ORIEL
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Little monkey : TITI
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Prodded : POKED
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Hamill stunt : AXEL
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Mr. Bruce (memorable Dr. Watson) : NIGEL
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Shrine Bowl team : EAST
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Navigational device : LORAN
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Rainbow: Prefix : IRIDO
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Man from the Barbary Coast : TUNISIAN
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Witches' stock in trade : SPELLS
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Progeny : ISSUE
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Russian news agency : TASS
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J–N connection : KLM
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Dilettante : AMATEUR
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Actress Anna of "The Rose Tattoo" : MAGNANI
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Deface : MAR
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Beame or Burrows : ABE
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Double this for a Faulkner book : ABSALOM
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Inimitable Scarecrow at Oz : BOLGER
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Viva voce : ORAL
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Ten: Comb. form : DECA
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Definitely not Mary's garden : EDEN
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Raccoon's kin : COATI
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Magazine plea : RENEW
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Singing syllables : TRALA
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Plumb the depths : SOUND
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Seethes : BOILS
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Fischer's castle : ROOK
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Hold fast : CLING
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How does your garden grow? : MOMSBREATH
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Louise or Loos : ANITA
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Part of U.S.N.A. : NAVAL
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Mrs. Copperfield, née Spenlow : DORA
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"You said it, brother!" : AMEN
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How does your garden grow? : LADYSBOOTS
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In a pet : SORE
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Daft : LOONY
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Third largest of the Philippines : SAMAR
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St.-John's-bread : CAROB
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Sojourn : BIDE
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Reach by radio : RAISE
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Cremona name : AMATI
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Bridge is his long suit : GOREN
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"And so ___" (see 61 Across) : TOBED
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Silver, for one : HORSE
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Work on copy : EDIT
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Librarian's gadget : DATER
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Great vessel for grog : JORUM
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Small change in the agora : OBOLI
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Dodge : PARRY
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Spinning-wheel sound : BIRR
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Capital of Latvia : RIGA
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Norse giant : YMER
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Caught wind of : HEARD
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Assigned to a post: Abbr. : APPTD
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Where to climb Haleakala : MAUI
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Ply with healing potions : MEDICATE
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Attacked brutally : SAVAGED
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Beadlike pellet : PRILL
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Most favorable : OPTIMAL
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Actor Ralph of "The Waltons" : WAITE
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Cowboy's hat : STETSON
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Pretend : LETON
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Danish king of England: 1017–35 : CANUTE
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His moon was for "the Misbegotten" : ONEILL
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New "Age" : SPACE
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Shaded walk : ALLEE
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Papal court : CURIA
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Leopard's immutable markings : SPOTS
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"Hair" (and other hits) producer : PAPP
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Cio-Cio-San's set of boxes : INRO
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Neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
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Few: Prefix : OLIG
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Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Social reformer Dorothea : DIX
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"Exodus" hero : ARI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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