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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

COOL IT!

New York Times, Sunday, August 7, 1977

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 617 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 9, FITB: 11, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,221
Across
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Bowl call : RAH
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Something to shed : COAT
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Goya subject : MAJA
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Wisconsinite : BADGER
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Former Italian Prime Minister : MORO
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Coy : ARCH
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It's been split : ATOM
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Scenic Italian drive : AMALFI
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With 7 Down, Biblical advice : PUTOFFTHYSHOESFROMOFF
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Six-line stanzas : SESTETS
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"'Tis ___ to be wise" : FOLLY
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Will administrator: Abbr. : CTA
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Sown; strewn: Fr. : SEMEE
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Mixer's frozen assets : CUBES
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With 31 Down, G. Herbert's comment : NOTHINGWEARS
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Jurassic division : LIAS
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Chew the fat : JAW
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Sea calls : AHOYS
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Age: Lat. abbr. : AET
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College mil. group : ROTC
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Utah's lily : SEGO
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Morse-code word : DAH
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Harness part : HAME
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___ accompli : FAIT
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Singer Sullivan : KATHIE
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Ignited : LIT
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Bayh : BIRCH
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Late TV fare : RERUNS
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Like old sweaters : RAVELLED
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Awry: Scot. var. : AGLEE
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Drink cooler : ICE
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Key dice throw : SEVEN
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"Ignorance ___" : ISBLISS
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Patterns: Abbr. : DIAGS
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Hawaiian drink : AVA
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Savvies : SABES
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Get loose from a calaboose : BREAKOUT
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Wee antelope : DIKDIK
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Earthen pots : OLLAS
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Former Arab org. : UAR
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Pilot's device: Abbr. : DME
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Gouda : CHEESE
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Marine hazard : REEF
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Cookbook abbr. : TBSP
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Ms. Hogg : IMA
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Supermarket lineup : CANS
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Scott's Meg : DODS
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Inst. at Lexington, Va. : VMI
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Wanders : ROVES
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Wedding words : IDO
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Informal invitation : COMEASYOUARE
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Kind of squash : ACORN
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Likely : APT
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He, she or it : PRONOUN
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Boadicea's tribe : ICENI
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Carried along : SWEPTUP
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Advice on a bad wallpaper job : TAKEITOFFTAKEITALLOFF
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Prufrock's "Do I dare to eat ___?" : APEACH
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"Requiem for ___" : ANUN
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Blind part : SLAT
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Footless : APOD
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Merchant guilds : HANSAS
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Jeune fille : MISS
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Nero's cover-up : TOGA
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Reply to Virginia : YES
Down
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Gay blade : ROUE
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Wiles : ARTS
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___-kootchy : HOOTCHY
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Levantine garment : CAFTAN
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Leavings : ORTS
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Herr's "Alas!" : ACH
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See 22 Across : THYFEET
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Composer Gustav : MAHLER
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Granada gruels : ATOLES
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Heatherton : JOEY
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Morning hrs. : AMS
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Circus group : BAREBACKRIDERS
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Soap plants : AMOLES
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Spanish ladies : DAMAS
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Icky food : GLOP
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Letters : EFFS
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Abundant : RIFE
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U.K. lawmakers : MPS
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Fixation : FETISH
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Psyche's opposite : SOMA
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Result : FRUIT
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Herrick's choice in dress : SWEETDISORDER
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See 32 Across : CLOTHESBUTMAN
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Scarlett and John : OHARAS
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"___ and to Hold" : TOHAVE
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Gamekeeper, in Glasgow : GAMIE
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Fast driver : JEHU
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Not "fer" : AGIN
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Prickly heat et al. : WOES
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Prepares potatoes : RICES
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Perform a cool caper : STREAK
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Keats wished to bear these : ALLNAKEDTRUTHS
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Coolest wear : FIGLEAF
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"Disraeli" actor : ARLISS
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Fungus spores : AECIA
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Prate : BABBLE
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Ducks the issue : EVADES
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Blue jeans : LEVIS
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Soupy : SALES
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Cool horsewoman : GODIVA
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Bikini time : SUMMER
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Indian crops : RABIS
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Strip ___ : TEASE
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Start of eighth century : DCCI
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"If ___ My Way" : IHAD
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Gambling game : KENO
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Push ahead : PROPEL
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Bangor neighbor : ORONO
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Utmost : VERIEST
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Win at a game : OUTPLAY
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Prickly plant : CACTUS
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Oodles : OCEANS
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Fra : MONK
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Japanese port : YAWATA
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Trojan hero: Var. : ENEAS
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Memphis god : PTAH
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___ Nui (Easter Island) : RAPA
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Moon crater : OKEN
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Moroccan district : IFNI
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Male "at eve" : STAG
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Drink too much : TOPE
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Flying saucers : UFOS
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N.Y.S.E. abbr. : PFD
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Albee's "___ and Yam" : FAM
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U.N. body : ILO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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