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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

GLAD TIDINGS

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1976

74-Across : Go bananas over

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 103, Cheaters: 24, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,983
Across
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Hingle or O'Brien : PAT
4
Lounge-chair part : ARM
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Common $2 item : BET
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Korbut : OLGA
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Word of regret : ALAS
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Twice LXXVI : CLII
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Concerning : INRE
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Provinces : REALMS
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Vapor, old style : ROKE
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Orange throwaway : RIND
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Yule song : OTANNENBAUM
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Follow-up to 106 Across : CHECKINGITTWICE
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Youth org. : BSA
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Sandwich staple : HAM
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Magwitch of "Great Expectations" : ABEL
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"Come ___ come shine" : RAINOR
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Menotti hero : AMAHL
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Faction : SECT
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Mrs. Cantor : IDA
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Rorem : NED
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Biblical animal : CAMEL
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Erudite : LEARNED
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Shoe width : EEE
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___ theme, from "Zhivago" : LARAS
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Word with one or what : SOME
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Military alarm clock : BUGLE
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Mideast weight : ROTL
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Prepare wastebasket paper : CRUMPLE
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Fencing items : EPEES
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Once in a blue moon : RARELY
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Kisser's come-on : MISTLETOE
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"___ Majesty" : YOUR
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"Peace ___ price" : ATANY
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Holiday entertainers : CAROLLERS
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Dome athlete : ASTRO
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Soften : MELT
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Holiday dinner finale : FRUITCAKE
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Speared, as a fish : GIGGED
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Mil. award : DSM
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Employee's quest : RAISE
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Go bananas over : ENTHUSE
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News piece : OBIT
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Blood pathway : AORTA
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Dog in "Beetle Bailey" : OTTO
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Good loser : SPORT
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Grid scores: Abbr. : TDS
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Uses one's gray matter : IDEATES
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Taper upward : SPIRE
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Wash. figure : REP
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Treasure-hunt aid : MAP
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Home of Brigham Young U. : UTAH
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"Hold That ___" : TIGER
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___ of (happen to) : BECOME
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Cap-___ : APIE
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Never's counterpart : NOW
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Pulver of "Mister Roberts": Abbr. : ENS
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Man of triple-vision : EBENEZERSCROOGE
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What Santa's doing : MAKINGALIST
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Tamper with a check : KITE
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Wood fragment : SLIVER
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Cry of revelry : EVOE
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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Sassy one : SNIP
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Poetic word : NEER
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Be amiss : ERR
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Latin conjunction : SED
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Writer Josephine : TEY
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Roast slightly : PARCH
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Hilo greetings : ALOHAS
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"___ to your leader" : TAKEME
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Make uniform : ALINE
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Big-top big name : RINGLING
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Lunchtime, in Lyon : MIDI
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Regional life : BIOTA
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Interweave : ENTWINE
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Cadet : TRAINEE
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Mine find : ORE
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Gift of sorts : GAB
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Namath's alma mater : ALABAMA
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Wine quality : SEC
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Cheat on the final : CRIB
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Camouflage a message : ENCODE
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Uses a dogsled : MUSHES
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Unimportant : SMALL
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Biblical name : NER
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Shimmying sister : KATE
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Quid pro quo : TRADE
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"___ may look on a king" : ACAT
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House guest of 103 Across : MARLEYSGHOST
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Recipient of a familiar visit : CLEMENTMOORE
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Next to R.I. in size : DEL
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With skill : ABLY
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Madeleine, e.g. : RUE
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Forfeit : LOSE
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"Buzz off!" : SCRAM
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Took the soapbox : ORATED
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Thomas Benton works : MURALS
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Autos of yore : REOS
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Thickness : PLY
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Ending for salmon or Cinder : ELLA
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Before aboo : PEEK
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Exist, in Paris : ETRE
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Cheap whisky : ROTGUT
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Most confident : SUREST
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Neighbor of Oahu : MAUI
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Eye part : IRIS
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Chimney dust, to Chaucer : SOTE
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Fond treatment: Abbr. : TLC
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Western event : RODEO
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Partisan: Suffix : CRAT
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River isle : AIT
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Glass base : FRIT
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Pesty flier : GNAT
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Timetable abbr. : ETA
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Fox or Rabbit : BRER
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Form of French "to love" : AIMEZ
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Harem room : ODA
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Groucho's specialty : REPARTEE
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Column or cord : SPINAL
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Grid need : PIGSKIN
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One of the clefs : TREBLE
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What mountebanks do : DECEIVE
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" ... a word from our ___" : SPONSOR
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Your, in Bonn : EUER
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Watch parts : STEMS
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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Thwart completely : HOGTIE
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"___ Clown" : BEA
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Word with kilo or centi : METER
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Spurious: Prefix : PSEUD
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Tops off a cake : ICES
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Tearful : WEEPY
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St. Louis bridge : EADS
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Approves : OKS
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Once-named : NEE
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"Cave canem" sound : GRR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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