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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

LESSON FOR TODAY

New York Times, Sunday, September 13, 1992

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,650
Across
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"Your ___ or mine?" : PLACE
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Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
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Hajj goal : MECCA
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Oxford Group's concern : MORALS
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Offenbach's "The ___ Hoffmann" : TALESOF
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Put ___ (show off) : ONAIRS
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Start of a teen-ager's essay : SOCRATESWASPUTONTRIAL
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Given to wild laughter : SHRIEKY
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Choler : IRE
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Collegiate team : VARSITY
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Emulate Xanthippe : NAG
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Walter or Uta : HAGEN
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English cathedral town : ELY
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Pickwick or Pepys : SAMUEL
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Mawkish : CORNY
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Thurs. chaser : FRI
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Do a cotton-pickin' job : BALE
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Hoofbeat sound : CLOP
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Scat! : SHOO
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Twelfth Jewish month : ELUL
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Essay: Part II : ATFIRSTITWASADEADLOCK
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British W.W. II heroes : RAF
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School near Windsor Castle : ETON
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Pirouette : PIVOT
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"All ___ Dream of You" : IDOIS
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Thrive : PROSPER
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Pancake mixture : BATTER
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Yoga position : ASANA
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Foremost : PREMIER
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Logogriph : ANAGRAM
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English poet-diplomat: 1664-1721 : PRIOR
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Pyle portrayer : NABORS
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Back gear : REVERSE
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" . . . words ___ deeds": Shak. : ARENO
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Scuttlebutt : RUMOR
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Gambling game : KENO
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Bad actor : HAM
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Essay: Part III : BUTAFTERARGUINGAWHILE
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Of Pindar's poems : ODIC
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Dentist's request : OPEN
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Baseball stats : RBIS
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Privy to the deal : INON
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Uh-huh : YEAH
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Long in the tooth : OLD
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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Nut in a chocolate bar : ALMOND
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Explanation seeker's query : WHY
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Tossed about, as waves : VEXED
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Ben-Hur's racer : CHARIOT
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Tierra del Fuego native : ONA
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Famed Seminole leader : OSCEOLA
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End of the essay : HEHADTOSWALLOWWEDLOCK
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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Dinosaur, e.g. : REPTILE
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Collegian's goal : DEGREE
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A 64 Across for "notes" : STENO
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Electra's brother : ORESTES
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Skater Gardner : RANDY
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British V.I.P.'s : PMS
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"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" author : LOOS
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Coy : ARCH
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Singer Vikki : CARR
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May or Stritch : ELAINE
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Adage : SAW
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Carte preceder : ALA
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Pattern : DESIGN
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Diving bird : OSPREY
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Where Joan of Arc was tried : ROUEN
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Ship area : AFT
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Nat King Cole hit : MONALISA
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Vestibule : ENTRY
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Elevator cages : CARS
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Half of CCVI : CIII
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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Peculate : STEAL
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Crafty : SLY
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Heart test, for short : EKG
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Printer's type excess : OVERSET
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Owlish comment : HOOT
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Lined up : AROW
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Steep slope : SCARP
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Table on a predella : ALTAR
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Former Met soprano : MOFFO
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Worldwide newspaper org. : UPI
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Do pull-ups : CHIN
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Opera by Giordano : FEDORA
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Crone : BELDAME
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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Lammermoor lady : LUCIA
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Some are knights : ELKS
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Rant and rage : STORM
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Safe harbors : HAVENS
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Expression of censure : REPROOF
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Do a conn job : STEER
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Likely (to) : APT
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Shankar's medium : SITAR
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Deny responsibility : DISAVOW
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Popeye's muscle-builder : SPINACH
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" . . . you'll ___ my son!": Kipling : BEAMAN
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Pergola : ARBOR
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Gladiator's turf : ARENA
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Hardened : INURED
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Swimmer Louganis et al. : GREGS
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Straitlaced one : PRUDE
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Neural networks : RETIA
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Assn. : ORG
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Horn-nosed beast, briefly : RHINO
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Posh beauty parlor : SALON
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Correct copy : EMEND
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"___ Named Sue" : ABOY
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Give one an answer : REPLYTO
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Furrow the brows : KNIT
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"___ Handle," 1938 Gable film : TOOHOTTO
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Exhort : URGE
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Ref.-book word : IBID
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An L.B.J. beagle : HIM
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Lenni ___, Delaware Indian : LENAPE
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Glorifies : EXALTS
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Described a parabola : ARCED
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Fischer-Dieskau's songs : LIEDER
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Do a road job : WIDEN
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Bride or groom : VOWER
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Paris-to-Orléans dir. : SSW
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"The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
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Dressmakers' concerns : HEMS
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At the drop of ___ (instantly) : AHAT
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Recherché : RARE
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Goes into debt : OWES
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Marathoner Markova : OLGA
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"I am a lone ___ creetur . . . ": Dickens : LORN
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Served perfectly : ACED
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B'way hit sign : SRO
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Kindled : LIT
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Cheer for a veronica : OLE
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This could be a skeleton : KEY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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