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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Monday, January 24, 1977

54-Across : Several lines

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 crosswords in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,026
Across
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"Gate City of the West" : OMAHA
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Encino's locale: Abbr. : CAL
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Nero's drink : AQUA
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Helen's love : PARIS
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Western Indian : UTE
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Diamond successes : RUNS
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Dire : TRAGIC
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Diner order, for short : BLT
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First N.T. book : MATT
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Cain's brother : SETH
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___ Street (well off) : ONEASY
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"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
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Norse letter : RUNE
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Heap onions on a steak : SMOTHER
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Char : SCORCH
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Scarlett's acres : TARA
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Defunct magazine : COLLIERS
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Tea need : KETTLE
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U.S.S.R. sea : ARAL
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Nightingale, for one : NURSE
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Noun ending : TION
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Evangelist's cry : REPENT
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Some actresses : STARLETS
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Steak order : RARE
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Cow parts : UDDERS
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Futuristic kind of ball : CRYSTAL
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Student's hurdle : TEST
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Triumphant cry : AHA
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Several lines : STANZA
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Actor John : AGAR
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Tailor's concern : SIZE
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Antony's trio : III
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Nabokov girl : LOLITA
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James ___ Polk : KNOX
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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Groucho sports one : BERET
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Santa's laundry problem : SOOT
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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British ___ : ISLES
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Chooses : OPTS
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Filly's future status : MARE
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Some dice players : HIGHROLLERS
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"___ was saying ... " : ASI
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Sugar serving : CUBE
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Ultimately : ATLAST
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Swapper's suggestion : LETSMAKEADEAL
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Soldiers do it : ARM
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Suppress : QUASH
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Loosen : UNTIE
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Garden bloomer : ASTER
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Puzzle-solving asset : CONCENTRATION
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Hindu V.I.P. : NEHRU
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Past : YORE
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Geller of psychic claims : URI
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Betrayers of a sort : TATTLETALES
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Achy : SORE
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Audiences do it : CLAP
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Highway sight : CAR
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Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Wedding-cake part : TIER
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Realtors' wares : LOTS
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Type measures : ENS
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Bear Cat's maker : STUTZ
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Turner and Cole : NATS
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Hwys. : RDS
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Miss May : ELAINE
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Vats : CASKS
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Jungle creature : RHINO
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Mississippi tributary : YAZOO
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Actress Naldi : NITA
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Daughter : GIRL
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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"Peanuts" expletive : RATS
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No longer existing: Abbr. : EXT
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Sash : OBI

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

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