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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

RIDDLES

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1969

135-Down : Bawl

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.
David Steinberg 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
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
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Breakfast fish exporter? : KIPPERSHIPPER
134
Brooding Indian? : MOPYHOPI
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Jewish months : ADARS
137
Lugger : TOTER
138
Loup ___ : GAROU
141
Fragrant oil : ATTAR
142
Vocal style: Abbr. : RECIT
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Musical work : ETUDE
144
Confederate general : EWELL
145
Fingerprint feature : WHORL
146
Baltic people : LETTS
147
She just growed : TOPSY
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Hit a high fly ball : SKYED
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Roles : PARTS
Down
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Coarse fabric : CRASH
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Scoundrel : ROGUE
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Hard wood : EBONY
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Brightens : PERKSUP
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Mine car : TRAM
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Petula Clark hit : DOWNTOWN
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Norse boys' names : ERIKS
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El ___ : CID
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Honest one : ABE
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Hairnet's companion : PINCURL
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Vic : DAMONE
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Don't be ___! : ASAP
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Between l and r : MNOPQ
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Polynesian skirt : PAREU
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Flowering shrub : SPIREA
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Unidentified one : WHOOSIS
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Cheerful dad? : HAPPYPAPPY
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Take ___ : ADIP
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Adjust : TUNE
20
Mime : APER
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Bone: Greek : OSTEON
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In the pink : HALE
33
Attacked : HADAT
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Kind of dance : TAP
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Faucets and pipes: Abbr. : PLMG
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Zola : EMILE
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Spud grader? : TATERRATER
43
Small change in 25 Across : ONEOBOL
44
Piano mute: Sp. : SORDINA
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Lived : EXISTED
46
Muslim title of respect : SIDI
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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
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Whensoever : ANYTIME
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Oil country: Var. : IRAK
62
Chicken purchaser? : FRYERBUYER
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___ man answers : IFA
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Hard to pin down : ELUSIVE
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Revolves : GYRES
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Mild rural expletives : BYGUMS
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Lupino : IDA
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Saucepan ammunition? : POTSHOT
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Herb genus : ELATINE
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Does a cobbler's job : RESOLES
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Live teddy bears : KOALAS
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Nymphette of fiction : LOLITA
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Shoe widths : AAAS
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Scotch uncle : EME
90
Cracked spar? : SPLITSPRIT
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Beauty spot : MOLE
94
O'Grady : ROSIE
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Bamako's country : MALI
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"Questa o quella," for one : ARIA
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State of misery : HELL
102
Arise : COMEUP
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Noble: Ger. : EDEL
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More plain : BARER
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Ancient cast? : OLDMOULD
110
Loathes : DETESTS
112
Yea or nay : VOTE
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Comes forth : EMERGES
114
Tuck's partner : NIP
115
Dry-cleaner : NAPHTHA
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Sonnet part : SESTET
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Fish hawk : OSPREY
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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
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Poet Shapiro : KARL
131
French notion : IDEE
132
Agreement : PACT
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Jaywalkers: Abbr. : PEDS
135
Bawl : YAWP
139
Bird of prey, Cockney style : AWK
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Ferdinand V : REY

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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