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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Saturday, January 10, 1981

19-Across : "Can-Can" composer

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,386
Across
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N'Djamena's land : CHAD
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City transport : BUS
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Furnish : AFFORD
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Milos Forman film: 1979 : HAIR
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Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
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Grosse ___, Mich. : POINTE
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Shakespeare title: Abbr. : AYLI
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Counterpart of the Pac. : ATL
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"Can-Can" composer : PORTER
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Miner's quest : ORE
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Je ne sais quoi : AURA
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She was born free : ELSA
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Effete : TIRED
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Server's edge, for short : ADIN
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Not counterfeit : TRUE
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Half a quote from Samuel Butler : IDONOTMINDLYING
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Copper : CENT
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Carry on : RANT
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New-car odometer reading : OOOOO
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Basin adjunct : EWER
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Birthright barterer : ESAU
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Fret or chafe : WORRY
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Concerning : INRE
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Electronic device : CHIP
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End of quote, after "but" : IHATEINACCURACY
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Dreyfus ally : ZOLA
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Neighbor of Belg. : NETH
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Funnyman John : BYNER
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Codlike fish : LING
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Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
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Terminal: Abbr. : STA
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" ... as ___ resting-place ... ": Lincoln : AFINAL
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Zoological suffix : INI
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Christie thriller : NORM
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Zephyr : BREEZE
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Sml., med., ___ : LGE
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Russian range : ALAI
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Famed TV cat : MORRIS
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Source of an archer's bow : YEW
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Cassidy was his role : BOYD
Down
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In a jumble : CHAOTIC
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Fun on the farm : HAYRIDE
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Plane-wing part : AILERON
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Bacheller's Darius : DRI
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Steady date : BEAU
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Blue hue : ULTRAMARINE
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Foe of Richard I : SALADIN
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Add : APPEND
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Brooklyn Bridge buyer : FOOL
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Betty Rollin book: 1976 : FIRSTYOUCRY
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Easternmost of HOMES : ONTARIO
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Hwy. : RTE
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Word with Alte or Bingle : DER
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Commotion : ADO
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Joplin opus of 1902, with "The" : ENTERTAINER
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Switch : INTERCHANGE
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Número ___ : UNO
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I trouble : EGO
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Due follower : TRE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Ex successor : WYE
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Fraction of a min. : SEC
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"The ___," B'way play of 1975 : WIZ
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Cry of amused surprise : OHO
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Pregame cheerleader : RALLIER
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How actress Wood dresses : NATTILY
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"Star Wars" captain : HANSOLO
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Where to find some cubes : ICETRAY
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Monument of Giza : PYRAMID
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English, to Juan : INGLES
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Pompey's "In what place?" : UBI
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Hitlerite : NAZI
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Top-of-the-Mark treat : VIEW
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Defense device: Abbr. : ABM
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Back : FRO
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Collar : NAB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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