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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

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New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 1980

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { V }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,044
Across
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Flirtation : DALLIANCE
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___ vobiscum : PAX
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Eliot called it cruellest : APRIL
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Chicago-born actress : RAQUELWELCH
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Secretary between Day and Root : HAY
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Succulent : JUICY
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Furniture on casters : TRUNDLEBEDS
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Fenway Pk. star : YAZ
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Shakespearean setting : ARDEN
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"Grand Old Man of Football" : STAGG
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They're often exploded : MYTHS
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Pay : EXPEND
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One of Uranus's moons : ARIEL
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In medias ___ : RES
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Pen talk : OINKS
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Adjective aptly applied to Apley : LATE
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Ozark "encore" : AGIN
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Grandiosity of a sort : MAGNILOQUENCE
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Seaworthy : SNUG
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Resort in the Bahamas : NASSAU
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Austrian contralto: 1803–77 : UNGER
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Mrs. Warner's nickname : LIZ
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Shetland chapeau : TAM
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He once was Bud's buddy : LOU
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Ictus : STRESS
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Irish county : CLARE
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Conforming : INSTEP
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Passover wafer : MATZO
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Store-window sign : OPEN
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Exculpate : ACQUIT
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Sides of cricket fields : OFFS
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Locale of a 1944 novel : ADANO
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Gym twist : CONTORTION
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Spreads nitrates : FERTILIZES
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Excellent poker hand : AAAAQ
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"Darling, Je Vous ___ Beaucoup" : AIME
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Beatle name : LENNON
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Tamiroff : AKIM
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Pippin : APPLE
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Insipid : JEJUNE
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Bumps on the skin : MILIA
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Hedda of fiction : GABLER
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Kramden's vehicle : BUS
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"No way!" : NIX
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Loser to H.C.H.: 1928 : AES
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Search widely : SCOUR
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Restrain with a chain : TETHER
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Pitchfork part : TINE
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She was Tosca on TV in 1955 : LEONTYNEPRICE
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Mrs. Van Buren, née ___ : HOES
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Coin of Cuba : PESO
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Mardi Gras V.I.P. : REX
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Bloodhound's clue : SCENT
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Product for overseas sale : EXPORT
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Callas or Tallchief : MARIA
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Vowel sequence : AEIOU
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Ante : STAKE
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Desert coat : ABA
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Principle of minimized hypotheses : OCCAMSRAZOR
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True's partner : TRIED
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Grackle : DAW
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Hawkish : BELLIGERENT
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"___ of Iwo Jima" : SANDS
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Persian unit of length : ZAR
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After-dinner drink : DEMITASSE
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The fourth Musketeer : DARTAGNAN
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Piscine pens : AQUARIUMS
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Fencer's maneuver : LUNGING
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Sill : LEDGE
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"Well, ___ be!" : ILL
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Word with some or struck : AWE
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Beak : NEB
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Renowned Missourian : CLEMENS
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She grins and bares it : ECDYSIAST
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Mr. America's source of pride : PHYSIQUE
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Drivers' org. : AAA
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Talleyrand's "Affair" : XYZ
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Character in the "Iliad" : AJAX
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Like Burgess's cow : PURPLE
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"___ cockhorse . . . " : RIDEA
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___ sale : ICENT
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Dorothea ___ Dix : LYNDE
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Wall St. abbr. : RTS
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Winner over T.E.D. : HST
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After yoo or boo : HOO
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Thrall of puzzledom : ESNE
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K–S connection : LMNOPQR
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Convent dwellers : NUNS
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Delivery to a pub : KEGS
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___ spumante : ASTI
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N.C.A.A.'s rival : AAU
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Noted U.S. entomologist: 1879–1943 : LUTZ
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D.C. group protecting minorities : CRC
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Calif. pearl-fishing center : LAPAZ
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Mrs. Vernon Castle : IRENE
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Two Greek philosophers : ZENOS
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"___ d'Or," 1909 opera : LECOQ
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Mansard : ROOF
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Home of over 25,000 Garden Staters : LODINJ
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Japanese straw mat : TATAMI
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XVII times LIX : MIII
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N.R.C. concern : ATOM
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Hew a yew : FELL
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Manumit : FREE
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RR depot : STN
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Shade of green : ALOES
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Southern African fox : CAAMA
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Jack of old films: 1903–78 : OAKIE
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Catches red-handed : NAILS
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Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Damages : INJURES
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Rose, for one : PETE
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Set costs of articles before retailing : PREPRICED
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Emulates Gompers : UNIONIZES
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12:51 : NINETOONE
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Quintet in this puzzle : EXES
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Enzyme : ASE
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Used up : GONE
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Detroit offering : AUTO
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College near Phila. : BRYNMAWR
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Bill, in Nice : BEC
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Young zebra : COLT
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Molasses : TREACLE
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Variety headline word : HIX
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" . . . to reach ___ of God": Wilde : THEEARS
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What Lot's wife did : LOOKED
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A.F.T. rival : NEA
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Aphids : PESTS
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Paperboy's cry : EXTRA
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Whence Cugat came : SPAIN
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"I do not ___ farthing candle . . . for Handel": Lamb : CAREA
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Riverfront men : REDS
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Hijack : ROB
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Ust-___, U.S.S.R. plateau : URT
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Axlike tool : ADZ
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Ewe said it : BAA
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Alpine pastureland : ALM
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Year in the 11th century : MII
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N.C.O. : SGT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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