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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

MISNOMER

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1986

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,445
Across
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Richard III's desperate cry : AHORSE
7
Lively Polish dance : MAZURKA
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Imperturbable poise : APLOMB
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Shoots the white water : CANOES
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Tonsil's neighbor : ADENOID
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Pope: 1823–29 : LEOXII
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Start of a September 1 query : THEARTISANISNOTATWORK
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Anteater : AARDVARK
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Convened : SAT
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Highly charged : INTENSE
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Zeta–theta go-between : ETA
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Routine ask : CHORE
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Riant : GAY
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Rio ___, El Paso's river : GRANDE
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Fit for ducks : RAINY
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Solidify : GEL
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Secretary : DESK
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Towel word : HERS
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Joker : CARD
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French magazine : ELLE
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More of query : THEBUSINESSMANSATPLAY
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Interminable time : EON
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Nine singers singing : NONET
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Intimation : HINT
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Christopher of "Superman" : REEVE
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Petrel or pelican : SEABIRD
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Title for Segovia : SENOR
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Fell from grace : SINNED
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Tutu or Bongo : AFRICAN
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Freed, as oxen : UNYOKED
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Demijohn's cousin : CARBOY
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Hero of 1936 Olympics : OWENS
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Marilyn's 1956 film : BUSSTOP
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___ two (very few) : ONEOR
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Swell, at sea : WAVE
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"___ thee late a rosy wreath": Jonson : ISENT
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Baseball stat : ERA
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More of query : ATHOMEWERAPORTAKEANAP
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Bring ___ end (conclude) : TOAN
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Wimp's cousin : NERD
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Ancient mariner : NOAH
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Pay heed : NOTE
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Bonifaces' places : INNS
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Friend of Trajan and Tacitus : PLINY
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Ensign : BANNER
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Help! : SOS
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Substantial : MEATY
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Rocky peak : TOR
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"There's ___ in Spain": Saxe : ACASTLE
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N.Y. winter time : EST
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"___ Running," 1958 Sinatra film : SOMECAME
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End of query : WHOCALLEDTHISLABORDAY
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Poe's "lost" maiden : LENORE
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Bertinelli or Harper : VALERIE
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Lily maid of Astolat : ELAINE
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Smashed; squiffed : STEWED
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Put on guard : ALERTED
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"The public be ___!": W. H. Vanderbilt : DAMNED
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Laughing sounds : HAHA
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Humdinger : ONER
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Tobacco, for one : ROAD
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Dished up : SERVED
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Fourth or real : ESTATE
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Domino : MASK
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With 68 Down, memorable actress : ADA
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Japanese school of meditation : ZEN
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Synchronization : UNISON
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"The ___," Nevin song : ROSARY
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Kunta ___, Haley ancestor : KINTE
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Fuss : ADO
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TV's Hawkeye : ALANALDA
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Small-minded : PETTY
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Actor Edmund of "What Price Glory?" : LOWE
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Of England's oldest univ. : OXON
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Russian villages : MIRS
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Two-wheeler : BIKE
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General Eaker : IRA
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Princeton 11 : TIGERS
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Printing mark : CARET
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Greeting to a villain : HISS
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Winner at Saratoga: 1777 : GATES
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Till the soil again : REHOE
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Kingdome or Silverdome : ARENA
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San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
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___ Cassin, 1968 Nobelist for Peace : RENE
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Missile-launching frame : GANTRY
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Leans (on) : DEPENDS
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Drew or Terry : ELLEN
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Turner or Tubman : SLAVE
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___ up (all agog) : KEYED
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Official language of India : HINDI
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Church law : CANON
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Lacking in deviation : UNIFORM
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Brief apology : SORRY
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Haggard book : SHE
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Less : MINUS
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Adriatic city or gulf : TRIESTE
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Chacmas and mandrills : BABOONS
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Indy 500 winner: 1983 : SNEVA
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Cream the other team : SKUNK
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Shrinks in fear : COWERS
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Grant : AWARD
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Ashanti voodooism : OBEAH
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Raccoon's relative : COATI
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Chekhov : ANTON
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See 8 Down : REHAN
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Fiber knot : NEP
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Mortise insertion : TENON
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Mount the soapbox : ORATE
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Monograph : PAPER
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Swift's forte : IRONY
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Corset stiffener : STAY
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Matriculated : ENROLLED
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Ermine, e.g. : WEASEL
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Step ___ (accelerate) : ONIT
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Miller or Blyth : ANN
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Mortar's companion : PESTLE
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Foam from soap : LATHER
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Struck out on Broadway : BOMBED
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Interstice : AREOLA
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Regard intently : STARE
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Good Conduct award : MEDAL
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Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
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Leather-piercing tools : AWLS
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Nickname of the 21st U.S. President : CHET
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Tops : AONE
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Clumsy boat : SCOW
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Jack jumper : SLED
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Steve of track fame : CRAM
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Tennis call : ADIN
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Lion's pride : MANE
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Gave the once-over : EYED
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Le Gallienne or Gabor : EVA
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N.Y. subway line : IRT
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She, in Schweinfurt : SIE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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