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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

BEASTLY ASSEMBLY

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1984

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 600 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,507
Across
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Amazon estuary : PARA
5
Mid-February toxophilite : CUPID
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Extracted stibnite : MINED
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Oscar-winning costume designer : HEAD
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Opposed, in the Ozarks : AGIN
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"___, fair sun . . . ": Romeo : ARISE
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"See if ___!" : ICARE
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Nervous : EDGY
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Michael Bond's bear : PADDINGTON
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Turtle owned by Eloise : SKIPPERDEE
27
Battle of the Bulge site : ARDENNES
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Hayseed : YOKEL
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Daisy type : OXEYE
31
Negro and Bravo : RIOS
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Fields of snow : FIRNS
33
Sale stipulation : ASIS
34
Strong man : SAMSON
37
Chauvinist : JINGO
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A Freudian : ANALYST
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Actress France ___ : NUYEN
42
Beatrix Potter's hedgehog Mrs. ___ : TIGGYWINKLE
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Org. with a taxing job : IRS
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Tool for Kite or Hite : IRON
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Half-seas over : HIGH
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Goose eggs : NILS
49
Supplication : PLEA
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A handful : FEW
51
President Nixon's puppy : KINGTIMAHOE
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Collapsed, with "in" : CAVED
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Investigation culmination : FINDINGS
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Piggyback periods : COLON
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Ersatz backyard swings : TIRES
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Bat : BINGE
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Cue to the band : HITIT
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Proprietary : OWNER
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Out of cabbage : BROKE
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Bright star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Barkeep's rocks : ICECUBES
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Cheaply ornate : GAUDY
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Orlando's charger : BRIGLIADORO
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Hammarskjöld's predecessor : LIE
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As soon as : ONCE
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Leads up to a proposal : WOOS
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Cloverleaf egress : RAMP
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Parakeet suite : CAGE
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Randy's rink-mate : TAI
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Black cat who inspired Yeats : MINNALOUSHE
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Threw for a loop : FAZED
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Major French newspaper : LEMONDE
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___-Detoo, of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
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Highland music makers : PIPERS
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Reo's eponym : OLDS
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Violin virtuoso : STERN
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"___ Want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
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Org. co-founded by Victor Herbert : ASCAP
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Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
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Is dilettantish : SMATTERS
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Bountiful boar of Valhalla : SAEHRIMNIR
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Duke of Wellington's steed : COPENHAGEN
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Joyce's ___ Livia Plurabelle : ANNA
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Pe-Pe or Xeng-Li : PANDA
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Singer Frankie or Cleo : LAINE
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"Cabaret" Oscar winner : LIZA
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Disagreement : ODDS
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Supporter of the arts? : EASEL
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Expressionist artist Max : ERNST
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P.D.Q., on a memo : ASAP
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One of the Three Bears : PAPA
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Late-show actor John : AGAR
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Blackmore hero : RIDD
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Danny Kaye portrayal : ANDERSEN
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Zumbooruk or culverin : CANNON
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Twists one's arm : URGES
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Watermelon residue : PITS
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Equi- : ISO
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Renunciative : DENYING
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Have the facts wrong : MISKNOW
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F.D.R.'s Interior Sec. : ICKES
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Tooth's partner : NAIL
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Marshall Plan initials : ERP
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Evictions of kings : DEPOSALS
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Marcion's opinions, e.g. : HERESY
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MacDonald's co-duettist : EDDY
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"The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
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Red 1 is one : DYE
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Back of the skull : INION
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Philip Nolan's fate : EXILE
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Where to hear "Evoe!" : ORGY
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Option in Polk's slogan : FIGHT
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Daring display in the Gay Nineties : ANKLE
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Show scorn : SNIFF
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Old Roman coins : AUREI
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Westminster's Best-in-Show: 1940–41 : MYOWNBRUCIE
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Maggie's Mr. : JIGGS
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Negatively charged particle : ANION
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Race horse in an A.C. Doyle tale : SILVERBLAZE
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1913 poem, set to music in 1922 : TREES
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Modicum of color : TINGE
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___ water (on the carpet) : INHOT
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Blue : SAD
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Be contingent (on) : HINGE
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Polynesian loincloth : PAREU
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Curly's kin : KINKY
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Hockey infraction : ICING
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Motorist's stopover : MOTEL
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Evidence for the defense : ALIBI
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Half of diez : CINCO
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Tube type : DIODE
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Nebbish : TWERP
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"___ great observer": Shak. : HEISA
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Carol opener : OCOME
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Hackneyed : BANAL
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Bombinate : DRONE
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Only state never under a foreign flag : IDAHO
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"The ___ Sanction," Eastwood film : EIGER
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Acorns, e.g. : SEEDS
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Understood : GOT
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Recommended wartime purchases : BONDS
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Trachea : WINDPIPE
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"Art . . . with an earnest soul and a ___": Roche : CAPITALA
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Dental concern : MOLAR
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Type of pass : LATERAL
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City near Provo : OREM
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Saclike part of the ear : UTRICLE
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Moral corruption : FILTH
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High-grade coffees : MOCHAS
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Orrery item : PLANET
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Transparency : SLIDE
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Congregation's cries : AMENS
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Texas ___ M. : AAND
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Dispatch : SEND
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Danube tributary : ENNS
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Joy ride : SPIN
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Mohammed ___ Pahlavi : REZA
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Child's play : SNAP
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Calf laugh? : MAA
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What a thole supports : OAR

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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