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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

POUND FOOLISH

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 1979

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 756 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,729
Across
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Televiewer's problem : STATIC
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Bronx cheer : RAZZ
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MacMurray : FRED
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Shelter for cows : BYRE
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Like Jenny Lind, e.g. : SWEDISH
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Prentiss : PAULA
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Ending with court or right : EOUS
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Upstart : PARVENU
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Zaftig : PLEASINGLYPLUMP
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Begin's land: Abbr. : ISR
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Scotch cocktails : ROBROYS
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Sodden : WET
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Parlor, in Puebla : SALA
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Jacket or collar : ETON
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Compete in a roleo : BIRL
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"Applause" actress : BACALL
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Impenetrable : DENSE
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Trevi throwaways : LIRE
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Ibsen hero : GYNT
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Scottish ruler: 1437–60 : JAMESII
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"The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
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Fish or sailboat : SKIPJACK
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Heywood proverb, with "The" : FATISINTHEFIRE
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"The corn is ___ . . . " : ASHIGH
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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Together: Mus. dir. : ADUE
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Dock wkr. : STEV
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Bygone toiler : ESNE
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123-45-6789 org. : SSA
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Party garb, at times : PAJAMAS
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Lasses : WENCHES
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Astronaut : LOVELL
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TV ad : CML
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Pod plant : OKRA
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British and Roman : EMPIRES
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Approach to a pew : AISLE
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A title since 1882 : HEAVYWEIGHTCHAMPIONSHIP
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Tatum O'Neal's Oscar role : ADDIE
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Inserts new ammo : RELOADS
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"___ Yar," Yevtushenko poem : BABI
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Still : YET
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Connections : TIEINS
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Iodine source : KELP
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Bargain hunter's time : SALEDAY
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Cruel people : SADISTS
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Kept a tryst : MET
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To join, in Dijon : UNIR
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Judicial garb : ROBE
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Author of "The Alteration" : AMIS
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"___ Cassius . . . " : YOND
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"Was ___?" (Berliner's query) : ISTDAS
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College V.I.P. : BIGMANONCAMPUS
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Agua ___ (race track) : CALIENTE
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Frost's "___ Will" : ABOYS
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Bishop's staff : CROSIER
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Tim or Alice : TINY
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Wagtail's cousin : LARK
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Doesn't stay put : ROAMS
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Mother's whistler : KETTLE
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Snorting sound : HUNH
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High-hat : SNOB
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Pioneer in Hollywood : LOEW
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Horseplay : FUN
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Field tent for G.W. : MARQUEE
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Ripen : AGE
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Eddy song : STOUTHEARTEDMEN
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Woody Allen film : SLEEPER
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Argot : CANT
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Needlework case: Var. : ETWEE
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Sudden great profit : KILLING
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Hefner or Downs : HUGH
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Elihu of Boston : YALE
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Caesar's wife : UXOR
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Words "in your eyes," musically : YESYES
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Third Reich emblems : SWASTIKAS
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Modern maniac : TERRORIST
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Part of speech: Abbr. : ADV
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Level : TIER
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"Money ___ object" : ISNO
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Twister from Philly : CHUBBYCHECKER
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Homework assignment : REPORT
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Chemical radical : ALLYL
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Kin of omegas : ZEES
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Colombian statesman : ZEA
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Disney classic : FANTASIA
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Indian drugget, e.g. : RUG
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Extension : ELL
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"Seven ___ in May" : DAYS
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___ Georgia, succulent peach : BELLEOF
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We : YOUANDI
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Jamaican export : RUM
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Occult ability : ESP
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Pitches : SPIELS
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"Five Easy ___" : PIECES
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Chaplain : PADRE
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Canadien's milieu : RINK
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Cohan, to Uncle Sam : NEPHEW
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College in Maine : BATES
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Peter ___ Hayes : LIND
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Became cheerful : LITUP
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Letter man : SIR
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180° from WSW : ENE
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Wisecrack : GAG
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Crock : JAR
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Jazzman's jargon : JIVE
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Cries from the Dane : FIES
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Repair : HEAL
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"The way of ___ in the air": Prov. 30:19 : ANEAGLE
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Horror-film sound : SHRIEK
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Last year's frosh : SOPHS
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Tune for a Horne : ARIA
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Folk singer Baez : JOAN
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Reticulated : MESHY
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Reynolds or Sherman : ALLIE
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Caught forty : SLEPT
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Women's org. : NOW
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Symbol of mourning : ARMBAND
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Native of Katmandu : NEPALI
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Powwows : CHATS
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Radio, TV, etc. : MEDIA
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Took cargo aboard : LADED
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Warehouse or march : ETAPE
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Played host : MCD
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Malamute's look-alike : SIBERIANHUSKY
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Numbers for a corpulent Henry : VIII
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Desires : YENS
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Oak or island : HOLM
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Suffix with aster : OID
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Ollie's pal : STAN
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Basks : SUNS
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Freshman course : ARTI
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Sings fancily : YODELS
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Garret garb : SMOCK
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Melville book : TYPEE
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Fruity dessert : BANANAPIE
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Female hormones : ESTROGENS
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Concerning : INRE
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Clear : SCOTFREE
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"___ Town" : OUR
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Tricky : SLY
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Ingot : BAR
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Nigerian tribe : IBO
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Concur : GOALONG
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"Shut ___!" : MYMOUTH
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Plus quality : ASSET
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Shrewd : ASTUTE
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Pooh's creator : MILNE
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After quatre : CINQ
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Anita of films : EKBERG
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C.I.A. head : TURNER
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Blood: Prefix : HAEMO
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Morsel for Muffet : WHEY
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Thirty years hence : MMIX
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Newsman Abel : ELIE
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Grown-up grigs : EELS
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Acad. : SCH
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Saint Anthony's cross : TAU
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Pariah, Japanese style : ETA
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Piercing tool : AWL
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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City in Nevada : ELY

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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