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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Tuesday, February 22, 1977

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,055
Across
1. Marina units : PIERS
6. Skill : ART
9. Dickens child : TIM
12. Female donkey : JENNET
13. "I ___ wooden whistle . . . " : BOUGHTA
15. Spread to view : UNCASE
16. Math homework : PROBLEMS
17. Superior of a Pfc. : NCO
18. Tailoring concern : INSEAM
20. Sponsorship : EGIS
21. Athenian of drama : TIMON
23. Soho noggin : EAD
24. Lint magnet : SERGE
25. Danish measure : ALEN
26. Go along : ACCEDE
28. Querying words : EHS
29. Thief's sine qua non : STEALTH
31. Up, at Shea : ATBAT
33. Single: Prefix : HAPLO
34. "A wonderful thing," to Shaw : YOUTH
35. Chopper of logs : AXMAN
36. Family member : GRANDPA
38. School-days trio : RRR
39. Hercules's lion : NEMEAN
41. Shackle : GYVE
43. Fencing pieces : EPEES
45. Can. province : ONT
46. Spanish wine : XERES
47. Warp's partner : WEFT
48. Parthenon feature : FRIEZE
50. College degrees : ABS
51. Flood : INUNDATE
53. Lively, in Lyons : ANIMEE
55. Sackcloth and ashes : PENANCE
56. Where most Americans live : CITIES
57. Kind of common shrew : ERD
58. Air: Abbr. : ATM
59. "Toy" symphonist : HAYDN
Down
1. Classroom item : PENCILSHARPENER
2. I.R.S. shell-out : INCOMETAXREFUND
3. Spanish queen : ENA
4. Pine derivative : RESIN
5. British weapon : STEN
6. Wear away : ABRADE
7. Rec or elbow : ROOM
8. Place for three men : TUB
9. Cheops's pride : THEGREATPYRAMID
10. Whittier's saddest words : ITMIGHTHAVEBEEN
11. Hoi polloi : MASSES
12. Post-revolt ruling group : JUNTA
14. ___ club : GLEE
16. Georgia output : PEACH
19. Mennonites, e.g. : SECT
22. 1300 hours : ONEPM
24. ___ Hall (N.J. campus) : SETON
26. How Lindy flew : ALONE
27. Israeli name : DAYAN
30. Ladd's namesakes : ALANS
32. Tennis champ, 1937–38 : BUDGE
36. Lamp denizen : GENIE
37. Gain popularity : RATE
38. Mop up again : REWIPE
40. Post ___ : MORTEM
42. Mississippi has four : ESSES
44. Sicilian spouter : ETNA
46. Ohio city : XENIA
48. In ___ (really) : FACT
49. Taylor, for short : ZACH
52. Genetic base : DNA
54. Noun ending : ITY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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