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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Monday, January 24, 1977

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J V W }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,026
Across
1. "Gate City of the West" : OMAHA
6. Encino's locale: Abbr. : CAL
9. Nero's drink : AQUA
13. Helen's love : PARIS
14. Western Indian : UTE
15. Diamond successes : RUNS
16. Dire : TRAGIC
18. Diner order, for short : BLT
19. First N.T. book : MATT
20. Cain's brother : SETH
21. ___ Street (well off) : ONEASY
24. "Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
25. Norse letter : RUNE
27. Heap onions on a steak : SMOTHER
29. Char : SCORCH
31. Scarlett's acres : TARA
32. Defunct magazine : COLLIERS
34. Tea need : KETTLE
38. U.S.S.R. sea : ARAL
39. Nightingale, for one : NURSE
41. Noun ending : TION
42. Evangelist's cry : REPENT
44. Some actresses : STARLETS
46. Steak order : RARE
48. Cow parts : UDDERS
49. Futuristic kind of ball : CRYSTAL
52. Student's hurdle : TEST
53. Triumphant cry : AHA
54. Several lines : STANZA
56. Actor John : AGAR
60. Tailor's concern : SIZE
62. Antony's trio : III
63. Nabokov girl : LOLITA
65. James ___ Polk : KNOX
66. Toronto's prov. : ONT
67. Groucho sports one : BERET
68. Santa's laundry problem : SOOT
69. Teachers' org. : NEA
70. British ___ : ISLES
Down
1. Chooses : OPTS
2. Filly's future status : MARE
3. "I smell ___!" : ARAT
4. Some dice players : HIGHROLLERS
5. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
6. Sugar serving : CUBE
7. Ultimately : ATLAST
8. Swapper's suggestion : LETSMAKEADEAL
9. Soldiers do it : ARM
10. Suppress : QUASH
11. Loosen : UNTIE
12. Garden bloomer : ASTER
17. Puzzle-solving asset : CONCENTRATION
22. Hindu V.I.P. : NEHRU
23. Past : YORE
26. Geller of psychic claims : URI
28. Betrayers of a sort : TATTLETALES
29. Achy : SORE
30. Audiences do it : CLAP
32. Highway sight : CAR
33. Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
35. Wedding-cake part : TIER
36. Realtors' wares : LOTS
37. Type measures : ENS
40. Bear Cat's maker : STUTZ
43. Turner and Cole : NATS
45. Hwys. : RDS
47. Miss May : ELAINE
49. Vats : CASKS
50. Jungle creature : RHINO
51. Mississippi tributary : YAZOO
55. Actress Naldi : NITA
57. Daughter : GIRL
58. Suit to ___ : ATEE
59. "Peanuts" expletive : RATS
61. No longer existing: Abbr. : EXT
64. Sash : OBI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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