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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

DEARTHFUL

New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 1991

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,272
Across
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Top of the line : BEST
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Indian symbol : TOTEM
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Ophidian : ASP
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Modern frontier : SPACE
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Solemn promise : OATH
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Japanese seaport or dog : AKITA
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Defrost : THAW
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Rink structures : CAGES
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Wound memento : SCAR
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Knight's weapon : LANCE
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Bathe : WASH
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Some exams : ORALS
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Soapmaker's dearth? : SHYOFLYE
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Sommelier's dearth? : SHORTOFPORT
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Very, in Vichy : TRES
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Marabou : STORK
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Cannel : COAL
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Mitty or Cronkite : WALTER
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Weather satellite : TIROS
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Light foundation garment : CORSELET
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Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
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Fishmonger's dearth? : OUTOFTROUT
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Surrealist Salvador : DALI
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Misplace : LOSE
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Singer Petina : IRRA
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Blundered : ERRED
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French co. : CIE
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Forage plant : ERS
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Orator's dearth? : SCANTOFCANT
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Inquired : ASKED
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Imperturbable : STOICAL
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Ways : ROADS
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Slaver : DROOL
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Bowling division : FRAME
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Loiter : DALLY
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"The ___ Madelon Claudet" : SINOF
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Burning : AFIRE
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Guardian spirits : GENII
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Contaminated : TAINTED
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Model-airplane wood : BALSA
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Miniskirt maker's dearth? : WANTOFQUANT
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Genetic inits. : RNA
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Pizarro's gold : ORO
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Max Sr. and Max Jr. : BAERS
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Les Etats-___ : UNIS
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Feminist Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
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Betsy whose work was saluted : ROSS
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Like Savalas : BAREOFHAIR
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Distasteful : UNSAVORY
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Utter inadvertently : BLURT
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Scraped one's shins : BARKED
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Israeli P.M. Eshkol: 1963-69 : LEVI
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Chris of the courts : EVERT
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Cast a ballot : VOTE
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Tailor's dearth? : NEEDOFTWEED
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Census taker's dearth? : FEWOFYOU
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Addict : USER
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"Mule Train" singer : LAINE
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Guns a motor : REVS
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Teheran resident : IRANI
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___ Porsena : LARS
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Computer key : ENTER
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Verve : ELAN
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Bar drink : RYE
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Vertiginous : DIZZY
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First name in scat : ELLA
Down
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The ___ (Springsteen) : BOSS
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Every's companion : EACH
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Linger : STAY
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Choke : THROTTLE
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More like Wilt : TALLER
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Gives the nod to : OKAYS
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Fork part : TINE
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Bel Kaufman's "Love, ___" : ETC
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Toscanini, notably : MAESTRO
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Least favorably : ATWORST
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Its jaws give pause : SHARK
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Sandburg's "bucket of ashes" : PAST
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Greek sculptor-architect : SCOPAS
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Let out conditionally : PAROLED
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Gelling agent : AGAR
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Hibernian : CELT
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Tee preceder : ESS
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" . . . despise those ___ them": Thucydides : WHOCOURT
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Guitar feature : FRET
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Unguis : HOOF
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Strong point : FORTE
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___ table (dine) : SITAT
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Where they plug the leeks : WALES
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Cancel a space flight : ABORT
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Dentist's dearth? : LOSSOFFLOSS
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Change course : TURN
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"The agony of de feet" : CORNS
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Railroad engineer's dearth? : LACKOFTRACK
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Architect Gottlieb ___ Saarinen : ELIEL
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Even-steven : TIED
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Papal cape : ORALE
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All set : READY
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What "veni" means : ICAME
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Mild imprecation : DARNIT
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Egyptian amulet : SCARAB
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Large book size : FOLIO
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Neighbor of Nev. : CALIF
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By and by : SOON
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Spring bloomer : IRIS
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Naturalist Fossey et al. : DIANS
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Thick : DENSE
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This may be posted : STAIR
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Duelist Burr : AARON
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TV moderator Moore : GARRY
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Passé : DATED
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Irish king Brian ___ : BORU
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Vexatious : WEARIFUL
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Two pints : QUART
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Military group : UNIT
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From the beginning : ABOVO
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Insouciant : CAREFREE
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Italian beachhead: Sept. 1943 : SALERNO
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Main side of a coin : OBVERSE
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Take to the hills : FLEE
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Jumped over the candlestick : HURDLED
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Alliance acronym : NATO
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Of sacred Hindu books : VEDAIC
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Seedy Manhattan area : BOWERY
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Room for jugs and linens : EWERY
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S.A. country : VENEZ
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Wimp's cousin : NERD
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Greenland base : ETAH
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Russian ruler : TSAR
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Honey ___, Rose Kennedy's dad : FITZ
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Holler : YELL
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Face shape : OVAL
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Annapolis inst. : USNA
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Acapulco aunt : TIA
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Cuckoo : ANI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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