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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Tuesday, November 28, 1978

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,612
Across Down
1. First four rows : ABCD
5. Actress Thompson : SADA
9. Still-life item : APPLE
14. Poi-and-pineapple picnic : LUAU
15. Post–Civil War org. : KLAN
16. Sound : VALID
17. Lady with a cow : MRSOLEARY
19. Actress Worth : IRENE
20. Refuse : ASH
21. "Heads ___" : IWIN
22. "Best Film" of 1970 : PATTON
23. Coquet : TEASE
25. Catchall abbr. : ETC
26. Leigh role : SCARLETTOHARA
33. Hunter and Novak : KIMS
34. "No ___ Love" (Hammerstein-Rodgers) : OTHER
35. Fifty, yet one: Abbr. : USA
36. Autry or Hackman : GENE
37. D'Artagnan's pal : ATHOS
38. Cinematic canine : ASTA
39. Lennon's mate : ONO
40. Moving : ASTIR
41. Volcano island : ATTU
42. Song-and-dance man : DONALDOCONNOR
45. Disfigure : MAR
46. "Be that as ___ . . . " : ITMAY
48. Gob : SWABBY
51. Hepburn role : COCO
53. Inventor's milieu : LAB
55. Actress Prentiss : PAULA
56. House Speaker : TIPONEILL
58. To the point : ADREM
59. Cézanne or Gauguin : PAUL
60. Give the ___ (dismiss) : GATE
61. Coiffure accessory : TIARA
62. Santa ___, city north of San Francisco : ROSA
63. What beavers do : GNAW
1. Soul: Sp. : ALMA
2. Explode : BURST
3. Profits by : CASHESINON
4. The Captain and Tennille : DUO
5. Kebab device : SKEWER
6. Jai ___ : ALAI
7. Kin of "Nertz!" : DARN
8. Whatever quantity : ANY
9. Post or Lindbergh : AVIATOR
10. Cartoonist a.k.a. "Vip" : PARTCH
11. Kind of whip : PLET
12. Printer's machine, for short : LINO
13. First place : EDEN
18. Namesakes of a da Vinci subject : LISAS
22. "___ Dragon," recent film : PETES
24. High spot : ACME
27. Parlor game : LOTTO
28. Set of values : ETHIC
29. Complete, for short : THORO
30. Helen Reddy is one : AUSTRALIAN
31. Q–V link : RSTU
32. Motorists' org. : AAA
33. Vegas game : KENO
36. The Creator : GOD
37. ___ as a bone : ASDRY
38. A.E.C. concern : ATOM
40. Bear Bryant's boys : ALABAMA
41. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
43. Mystery author Eric : AMBLER
44. Actress Pagett : NICOLA
47. Feb. 1945 conference scene : YALTA
48. Shoe-top protector : SPAT
49. Oasis : WADI
50. Glow of a sort : AURA
51. Italian equivalent of "Aloha!" : CIAO
52. Poem or painting : OPUS
54. Huffed and puffed : BLEW
56. State policeman: Abbr. : TPR
57. Embryonic dinosaur : EGG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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