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Frances Hansen
Frances Hansen

ON-THE-JOB SWIFTIES

New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1988

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 602 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 24, XRef: 2, 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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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,180
Across
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Make picots : TAT
4
Feigns : SHAMS
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Over, in Ulm : UBER
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Wire nail : BRAD
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Biblical verb : DOTH
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Sun: Comb. form : HELIO
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Scruff : NAPE
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Brings down the house, in Kew : RASES
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"You're all litterbugs," said the janitor ___ : SWEEPINGLY
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"I'm on TV," said the chef ___ : CHILDISHLY
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Muezzin's place : MINARET
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Kipling poem : BOOTS
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"___ these truths . . . " : WEHOLD
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"I'm petrified," said the quarrier ___ : STONILY
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Sky Whale : CETUS
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Rid Rover of insects : DEFLEA
33
G. Burns role : GOD
34
Asp's cousin : KRAIT
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Skier Jean Claude : KILLY
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"Forever" girl : AMBER
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"I'm in a rut," said the ditchdigger ___ : TRENCHANTLY
41
Peace, in Pamplona : PAZ
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Parmigiana candidate : VEAL
45
Yum-Yum, e.g. : MAID
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Wagers : BETS
47
Game fish : CERO
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The whole shebang : ALL
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"Blast it!" said the dynamiter ___ : EXPLOSIVELY
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Pound unit : CANTO
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"Alice" illustrator : TENNIEL
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Mrs. Will Durant : ARIEL
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Not mounted, as a diamond : UNSET
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Rank-smelling : FETID
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Topknot : CREST
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Caesar's gold coins : AUREI
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Sky blue : AZURE
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This could be grand : PIANO
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Kennedy compound, e.g. : ENCLAVE
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Distort, in a way : COLOR
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"We need water," said the gardener ___ : WITHERINGLY
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Slip : ERR
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Exaction : TOLL
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See 85 Across : ZONE
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Dry, cold wind : BORA
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TV ad award : CLIO
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Marmee's youngest : AMY
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"No juice," said the electrician ___ : POWERLESSLY
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Dallied : TOYED
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Like a Morse message : CODED
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
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Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
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With 73 Across, an earth belt : TORRID
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With full force : AMAIN
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"I'm all ears," said the corn farmer ___ : HUSKILY
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"Viva ___," 1952 film : ZAPATA
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Savoy dance : STOMP
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Bassanio's friend : ANTONIO
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"It's permanent press," said the saleswoman ___ : IRONICALLY
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"Excuse my gear," said the truck driver ___ : ENGAGINGLY
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Salk's conquest : POLIO
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Bookbinding leather : ROAN
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Ex-Dodger : REESE
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It, in Mexico : ELLO
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N.J. governor : KEAN
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Chevet : APSE
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Grani or Bayard : STEED
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"I ___," said the seer predictably : SEE
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Namely : TOWIT
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" . . . ___'clock scholar" : ATENO
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"___ Wore Red," 1960 film : THEANGEL
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Scutum in the sky : SHIELD
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"The Young Bugler" author : HENTY
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Math form : ALG
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Wire measure : MIL
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Hairy legume : SOYBEAN
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Rude : UNCOUTH
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Thai money : BAHTS
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Finials : EPIS
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Dau. or bro. : REL
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"Tight shorts," said the boxer ___ : BRIEFLY
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"I itch," said the barber ___ : RASHLY
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" . . . who lived in ___" : ASHOE
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Street of fiction : DELLA
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G.I. awards : DSMS
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A Chaplin : SYD
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Earlier : PRIOR
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Harps (on) : DWELLS
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Tenet : CREDO
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Simple song : DITTY
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Whalebone whale's food : KRILL
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Bell sound : KNELL
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Oahu drink : AVA
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Dissolve : MELT
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"I'm packing it in!" said the cotton picker ___ : BALEFULLY
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On a disk : TAPED
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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"They escaped," said the pig man ___ : PENSIVELY
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A Johnson : ARTE
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Kind of suit : ZOOT
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Half of MMXXIV : MXII
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City in Crete : CANEA
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Caldwell or Vaughan : SARAH
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A Castle : IRENE
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Cap projection : VISOR
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"Oklahoma!" hero : CURLY
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Perfumery ingredient : NEROL
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Quoter : CITER
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Teed off : ANGRY
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U.S.C. rival : UCLA
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Kind of lens : ZOOM
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Yearned : PINED
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Col. Tibbets's mother : ENOLA
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HOMES part : ERIE
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Knocked 'em dead : WOWED
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"Little Eyolf" dramatist : IBSEN
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Wand : ROD
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This gives you a sign : ZODIAC
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___ goose (ruin) : COOKONES
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Share : PORTION
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Boucher's teacher : LEMOYNE
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Hidden marksmen : SNIPERS
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"Mattinata" composer : TOSTI
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Braincases : CRANIA
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Charged : LUNGED
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Old card game : TAROK
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Polish city : OPOLE
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Reichstag leader before Ebert : HAASE
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Fireplace, in Yorkshire : INGLE
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De Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
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Spinner or weirdo : YOYO
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A code in the head? : ZIP
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Spill over : SLOP
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Altar above : ARA
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Not gross : NET
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"___!" said the hansom driver rightly : GEE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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