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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

TOOLING ALONG

New York Times, Sunday, September 3, 1989

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 589 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Frances Hansen has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 40 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,544
Across
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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Police group : SQUAD
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Sense by feeling : PALP
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Norman town : STLO
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Gambling game : FARO
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Ecuador's capital : QUITO
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Cupid : AMOR
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Brazilian state : BAHIA
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Carpenter's patriotic lyric? : THEFRUITEDPLANE
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Court decree : ARRET
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Gaze intently toward : STAREAT
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Feed on the lea : GRAZE
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City of last Lincoln-Douglas debate : ALTON
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Concerning : INRE
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"Superman" Christopher : REEVE
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Permit : ALLOW
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British P.M.: 1945-52 : ATTLEE
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Lint-collecting material : SERGE
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Frost's "In the ___" : CLEARING
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Redheaded Arlene : DAHL
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Barber's dinner course? : SCISSORSALAD
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Palindromic Cambodian Lon ___ : NOL
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Scold, with "down" : DRESS
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Cakes' unlikely partner : ALE
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Parched : ARID
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA
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Gardener's direction? : WESTWARDHOE
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"Borstal Boy" playwright : BEHAN
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Coloring substances : PIGMENTS
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Domain : REALM
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Negative verbal contraction : WERENT
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She was a lady, in song : EADIE
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"Bei ___ Bist Du Schoen," 1937 hit : MIR
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___ four (tea cake) : PETIT
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Condemned : DOOMED
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Nicholas Gage best seller : ELENI
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Like some cigarettes : FILTERED
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Pixyish : ELFIN
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How a new lumberjack fells a tree? : AXIDENTALLY
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Kind of process, in chemistry : OXO
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Northern wind of southern France : BISE
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"___ baby!" : ATTA
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Past : AGO
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"And to Think That I ___ on Mulberry Street" : SAWIT
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"Yech!" : UGH
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Leather-worker's dictum? : AWLORNOTHING
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Take out, editorially : DELE
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A ___ (sizable amount) : GOODDEAL
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Hunter in the sky : ORION
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Dished out the soup : LADLED
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Field mice : VOLES
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Alb adjunct : AMICE
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___ Sadr, exiled Iranian : BANI
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John or Bo : DEREK
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Steak cut : FLANK
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Blow hot ___ (vacillate) : ANDCOLD
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Pivotal : POLAR
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Reapers' span? : BRIDGEOFSCYTHES
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Droves : HERDS
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Shankar, the sitar player : RAVI
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Hackneyed : TRITE
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"L'___, c'est moi" : ETAT
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"The Banana Boat Song," familiarly : DAYO
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Oil-cartel acronym : OPEC
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Male and female : SEXES
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Britain's "blonde bombshell" : DORS
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Newts : EFTS
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Thai money : BAHT
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Precinct : AREA
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Airline's Spartan offering : NOFRILLS
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"Hollywood ___," TV game show : SQUARES
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Entirely : QUITE
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Out, in the Transvaal : UIT
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Had a bite : ATE
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Los Angeles nine : DODGERS
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Long parley : PALAVER
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Astonish : AMAZE
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Like a certain Ranger : LONE
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Grand ___, Evangeline's home : PRE
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Tailor, facetiously : SARTOR
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Mason's discouraging advice? : THROWINTHETROWEL
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Property claim : LIEN
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Tidbit for Dobbin : OAT
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"Home, Sweet Home," e.g. : BALLAD
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Coty or Descartes : RENE
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Polite Italian word : PREGO
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Get ___ on (find a clue) : ALEAD
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Stitch again : RESEW
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Kate's TV friend : ALLIE
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Total : ADDUP
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Anklebones : TARSI
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Ditchdigger's knightly period? : THEAGEOFSHOVELRY
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River deposits : SILTS
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Billiard shot : CAROM
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Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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Flash : GLINT
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Untouchables, e.g. : CASTE
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Where the Riksdag meets : SWEDEN
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Eagle's penthouse suite : AERIE
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Writer Bagnold : ENID
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Bristling with weapons : ARMED
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Marie Antoinette, notably : REINE
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Memorable "Mack the Knife" singer : DARIN
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Grable, White and Boop : BETTYS
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Ike's wife : MAMIE
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Jack Benny's exclamation : WELL
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Southwestern lagniappe : PILON
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Rid of eavesdropping devices : DEBUG
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Few: Comb. form : OLIGO
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Sing the praises of : EXTOL
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Matilda or Ananias : LIAR
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Twist's wicked tutor : FAGIN
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Prospero, e.g. : EXILE
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Loved not wisely, but too well : DOTED
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Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
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Western resort : TAHOE
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"A year, a month, ___ ... ": Marlowe : AWEEK
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"Hooked" : ADDICTED
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Luther, Larry and Polly : ADLERS
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Wandering : NOMADIC
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Vital space-shuttle part : ORING
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Twofers, e.g. : TICKETS
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Takes a gander : GLANCES
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El ___, fabulous treasure city : DORADO
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Gibb or Gump : ANDY
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Among the quick : ALIVE
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Tack up : BASTE
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"___ deer, a female ... " : DOEA
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Wrap with ropes, at sea : FRAP
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"___ be in England ... ": R. Browning : OHTO
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Limerick man : LEAR
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N.Y. times : DSTS
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Wilson's deg. : PHD
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Sibling of Sis : BRO
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Galena or bauxite : ORE
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Dilemma : FIX

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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