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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

RIDDLES

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1969

Author: Frances Hansen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 729 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original clues for 130- and 134-Across, and for 41-, 62-, 90-, and 107-Down, did not have question marks at the ends of them; added question marks.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,295
Across Down
1. Moved like a snail : CREPT
6. Remove a cartridge primer : DECAP
11. Wets down : DAMPS
16. "My Lord, ___ Morning!" : WHATA
21. Actress's helper : ROBER
22. African antelope : ORIBI
23. ___ of the finger : ASNAP
24. Took to court : HADUP
25. Greek market : AGORA
26. Enlarge : WIDEN
27. N. Z. native : MAORI
28. Allow as how : OPINE
29. Down-in-the-dumps lama? : SUNKMONK
31. Whirlybird hitchhiker? : CHOPPERHOPPER
34. Informal greetings : HEYS
35. Thos. and others : STS
36. Malaysian sir : TUAN
37. Uneasy : QUEASY
38. ___ date : UPTO
40. Small plant leaf : EARLET
42. Fatty : ADIPOSE
46. Unadorned convent headgear? : SIMPLEWIMPLE
50. Constellation : ARA
53. Strong ___ : ASANOX
54. Chemical suffix : INE
55. Italian poet: 1754–1828 : MONTI
56. ___ Mater : STABAT
58. Persian fairy : PERI
59. Aim : DESIGN
61. Wee one : ELF
63. Becomes winterbound : ICESIN
64. Footless animals : APODS
65. Cousin of a sari : IZAR
66. Constant : EVER
67. Long distance, figuratively : FARCRY
68. Bit ___ : BYBIT
69. Nimble : AGILE
72. "Young Man of Caracas" author : YBARRA
74. José's aunt : TIA
76. Individual : ONE
77. Jaunty bird? : PERKYTURKEY
81. Tasteless side dish? : PALLIDSALAD
84. Corrida cry : OLE
85. Musical notes : RES
86. Almond drink : ORGEAT
88. City near Boys Town : OMAHA
89. Cup: Fr. : TASSE
91. Hobo song words : IMABUM
93. First name in whodunits : ERLE
95. Asian nurse : AMAH
99. Organ parts : STOPS
100. Bulk : VOLUME
101. Hugh Capet, for one : ROI
102. A Borgia : CESARE
104. Type of billy : HILL
105. Makes fast a rope : BELAYS
106. Endured : STOOD
108. Like Abner : LIL
109. New York Indian : ONEIDA
111. Compass point : ESE
112. Excusable servant? : VENIALMENIAL
116. Certain beds : TESTERS
118. Dorm buddy : ROOMIE
120. ___ Mare : DELA
121. Makes tea : STEEPS
124. Chassé : STEP
125. ___ Darya : AMU
126. Likely: Abbr. : PROB
130. Breakfast fish exporter? : KIPPERSHIPPER
134. Brooding Indian? : MOPYHOPI
136. Jewish months : ADARS
137. Lugger : TOTER
138. Loup ___ : GAROU
141. Fragrant oil : ATTAR
142. Vocal style: Abbr. : RECIT
143. Musical work : ETUDE
144. Confederate general : EWELL
145. Fingerprint feature : WHORL
146. Baltic people : LETTS
147. She just growed : TOPSY
148. Hit a high fly ball : SKYED
149. Roles : PARTS
1. Coarse fabric : CRASH
2. Scoundrel : ROGUE
3. Hard wood : EBONY
4. Brightens : PERKSUP
5. Mine car : TRAM
6. Petula Clark hit : DOWNTOWN
7. Norse boys' names : ERIKS
8. El ___ : CID
9. Honest one : ABE
10. Hairnet's companion : PINCURL
11. Vic : DAMONE
12. Don't be ___! : ASAP
13. Between l and r : MNOPQ
14. Polynesian skirt : PAREU
15. Flowering shrub : SPIREA
16. Unidentified one : WHOOSIS
17. Cheerful dad? : HAPPYPAPPY
18. Take ___ : ADIP
19. Adjust : TUNE
20. Mime : APER
30. Bone: Greek : OSTEON
32. In the pink : HALE
33. Attacked : HADAT
36. Kind of dance : TAP
39. Faucets and pipes: Abbr. : PLMG
40. Zola : EMILE
41. Spud grader? : TATERRATER
43. Small change in 25 Across : ONEOBOL
44. Piano mute: Sp. : SORDINA
45. Lived : EXISTED
46. Muslim title of respect : SIDI
47. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
48. Plateau : MESA
49. "Be ___ so humble . . . " : ITEVER
51. See 2 Down : RASCAL
52. Red powder of India : ABIR
56. Shoe, in Italy : SCARPA
57. Whensoever : ANYTIME
60. Oil country: Var. : IRAK
62. Chicken purchaser? : FRYERBUYER
63. ___ man answers : IFA
64. Embarrass : ABASH
66. Hard to pin down : ELUSIVE
70. Revolves : GYRES
71. Native: Suffix : ITE
73. Mild rural expletives : BYGUMS
75. Lupino : IDA
77. Saucepan ammunition? : POTSHOT
78. Herb genus : ELATINE
79. Does a cobbler's job : RESOLES
80. Live teddy bears : KOALAS
82. Nymphette of fiction : LOLITA
83. Shoe widths : AAAS
87. Scotch uncle : EME
90. Cracked spar? : SPLITSPRIT
92. Beauty spot : MOLE
94. O'Grady : ROSIE
96. Bamako's country : MALI
97. "Questa o quella," for one : ARIA
98. State of misery : HELL
102. Arise : COMEUP
103. Noble: Ger. : EDEL
105. More plain : BARER
107. Ancient cast? : OLDMOULD
110. Loathes : DETESTS
112. Yea or nay : VOTE
113. Comes forth : EMERGES
114. Tuck's partner : NIP
115. Dry-cleaner : NAPHTHA
117. Sonnet part : SESTET
119. Fish hawk : OSPREY
122. Snap : PHOTO
123. Watch the late show : SITUP
125. Soap plant : AMOLE
127. Machine part : ROTOR
128. Modern paintings : OPART
129. Rolls a log : BIRLS
130. Poet Shapiro : KARL
131. French notion : IDEE
132. Agreement : PACT
133. Jaywalkers: Abbr. : PEDS
135. Bawl : YAWP
139. Bird of prey, Cockney style : AWK
140. Ferdinand V : REY

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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