New York Times, Friday, July 24, 1981

Author:Henry Hook
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Henry Hook has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Drawing room : SALON
6. Fella : MAC
9. Campanella : ROY
12. Unbefitting : BENEATH
14. Prefix for gram or pest : ANA
15. Van Eyck's "Man ___ Turban" : INA
16. Card for Casanova? : ACEOFHEARTS
18. "Sketches by ___": 1836 : BOZ
19. Bottom lines : SUMS
20. Hymns of a sort : ANTHEMS
22. Area near SE Mass. : ERI
23. Duke who married an Astin : PATTY
25. Take down a peg ___ : ORTWO
28. About 3.38 fluid ounces : DECILITER
30. Dog bane : FLEAS
31. Daytime TV fare : GAMES
32. Mary, Queen of Scots, for one : STUART
33. Cavalry member : LANCER
35. Clouts : WHACKS
36. Called up, as troops : LEVIED
37. Aquatic predator : SHARK
38. ___ a customer : ONETO
39. Heller's catch : TWENTYTWO
43. He might steal from a yenta : GANEF
44. Lincoln's mother's maiden name : HANKS
45. Anc. language : HEB
46. With a straight face : GRAVELY
48. Champion's rider : GENE
49. Steeler Greene : JOE
51. Soapbox derby? : RACEOFCARTS
54. Bruin legend : ORR
55. La's leader : TRA
56. Howl : ULULATE
57. Little shots for little shots : BBS
58. Emulated H. Dumpty : SAT
59. Scene of Davy's downfall : ALAMO
1. Under lock and key : SECURE
2. Weak : ANEMIC
3. Thirteen Bishops of Rome : LEOS
4. Clouseau, e.g. : OAF
5. Extreme degree : NTH
6. St. Sebastian was one : MARTYR
7. Coll. of selected poems : ANTH
8. Bakery display? : CASEOFTARTS
9. Butcher-shop purchase : RIBSTEAK
10. Lennon's widow : ONO
11. Fenway Pk. slugger : YAZ
12. Contingent (on) : BASED
13. "Good news" Gabriel : HEATTER
17. Chips in one's chip : ANTES
21. Cary Grant role: 1943 : MRLUCKY
23. Museum? : PLACEOFARTS
24. Intended : AIMED
26. ___ of the Roses : WARS
27. East of Essen : OST
29. Arsonist, e.g. : IGNITER
32. Early part of the evening : SHANK
33. She leaps in comics : LENA
34. Like-for-like people : AVENGERS
35. "___ Wore a Tulip," 1914 song : WHENYOU
36. Birler's need : LOG
37. Hollow in a marsh : SWALE
39. What "the dog" takes : THECAT
40. Aries : THERAM
41. ___ pieces (became discombobulated) : WENTTO
42. Far from gaunt : OBESE
47. About a yard in the Southwest : VARA
48. Festive : GALA
49. Snow follower : JOB
50. Sphere : ORB
52. Sen. Chiles' state : FLA
53. ___-de-sac : CUL

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