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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

LABOR DAY LARGESS

New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 1990

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 594 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,908
Across
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Lille's department : NORD
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Cause distaste : REPEL
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English estate feature : MAZE
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Arnaz, Sr. or Jr. : DESI
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Thine, in 1 Across : ATOI
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Miss ___, J. R.'s mother : ELLIE
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Sans assistance : ALONE
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Bow out gracefully : EXIT
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Baker's largess : TONSOFBUNS
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Madison Ave. worker's largess : SCADSOFADS
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Hurdle, in a way : LEAPFROG
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Shankar's medium : SITAR
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The "Soviet Riviera" : CRIMEA
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Once again : ANEW
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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov : LENIN
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Blanch : PALE
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What a choir requires : ALTOS
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Alberta tourist center : BANFF
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Fondled : CARESSED
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Gator's cousin : CROC
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Assembly worker's largess : HEAPSOFJEEPS
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Medieval French poem : LAI
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"Portnoy's Complaint" author : ROTH
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Yalie : ELI
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Pacino and Hirt : ALS
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Zilch : ZERO
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Org. founded in Bogotá: 1948 : OAS
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Roofer's largess : PILESOFTILES
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Temple or Rice 11 : OWLS
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Divided proportionately : PRORATED
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Mrs. Ethan Frome : ZEENA
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Silverweed : TANSY
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Sacked : FIRED
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Victoria ___ : FALLS
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He played to the balcony : ROMEO
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Bees do it : SWARM
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Ah Sin's creator : HARTE
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Set one's goal toward : AIMEDFOR
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Lt. Cable's love : LIAT
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Reaper's largess : STACKSOFFLAX
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Pilaster : ANTA
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"A Chorus Line" finale : ONE
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Welsh-rabbit brew : ALE
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Gist of the matter : MEAT
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Slave Turner : NAT
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Washerwoman's largess : FLOODSOFSUDS
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Beards grown by some farmers : AWNS
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Gladstone's political rival : DISRAELI
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Ankles : TARSI
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Part of a Racine product : ACTE
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Conclusion : FINIS
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Roast, in Reims : ROTI
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" . . . 'tis no sin for ___ labor . . . ": Shak. : AMANTO
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Purim celebrates his destruction : HAMAN
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Set free : RELEASED
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Garment worker's largess : BAGSOFRAGS
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Corn farmer's largess : GOBSOFCOBS
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Memorable basso Pinza : EZIO
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Largest book size : FOLIO
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Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
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Owlish comment : HOOT
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Silas Marner's apparatus : LOOM
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Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
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Certain orgs. : SYSTS
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___ of Court, British bar group : INNS
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Part of N.R.A. : NATL
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Kiowa's cousin : OTOE
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Expedition : DISPATCH
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Stimulate the memory : REFRESH
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Jostle rudely : ELBOW
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Nag : PLUG
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German article : EIN
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Diminishes : LESSENS
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Lap dog's opposite number : MASTIFF
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Northern highway : ALCAN
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Lot's refuge city : ZOAR
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He may be tight : END
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Throws down the gauntlet : DEFIES
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Quiz : EXAM
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Kind of car at the bar : SIDE
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Steep slope : ESCARP
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___ consequence (trivial) : OFNO
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Heraldry bands : ORLES
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Dope : INFO
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"___ Lazuli," Yeats poem : LAPIS
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Bel ___ (mild cheese) : PAESE
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Bellowing : AROAR
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Electrician's largess : LOTSOFWATTS
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Did a cotton-pickin' job : BALED
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Naos : CELLA
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Nurseryman's largess : SLEWSOFYEWS
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Betimes : EARLY
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"Vaya con ___," 1953 hit : DIOS
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Riding whip : CROP
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Fished for congers : EELED
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Certain Hindu ascetics : JAINS
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Like hospital areas : ZONED
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Young salmon : PARR
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Shopping-list notations : ITEMS
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___ Ike of comics : OZARK
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Hat materials : FELTS
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Complete: Comb. form : TELEO
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Plant aperture : STOMA
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Lariat : RIATA
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Wall St. acronym : AMEX
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Confronted : FACED
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Rubbed the wrong way : RILED
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Biblical mount : SINAI
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Vietnamese capital : HANOI
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"A flea and a fly in ___" : AFLUE
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Man from Muscat : OMANI
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Pied Piper's entourage : RATS
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Touch down : LAND
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Mont. county : TOOLE
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Observes Lent : FASTS
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Popular Mexican music : MARIACHI
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Ipso ___ : FACTO
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Excused from duty : LETOFF
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Secretary of State: 1929-33 : STIMSON
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Eugene O'Neill's daughter : OONA
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Adornments for some surreys : FRINGES
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Runners : STOLONS
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Kidnapper's demand : RANSOM
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Crown of Osiris : ATEF
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Oliver's wicked tutor : FAGIN
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Continued in a musical-chairs game : RESAT
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The third man : ABEL
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Author de la Roche : MAZO
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Heavenly headgear : HALO
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Baseball stats : RBIS
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Presently : SOON
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Black, poetically : EBON
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N.Y. times : DSTS
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Alcoholic Roy : ROB
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Kid ___, jazz trombonist : ORY

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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