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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Friday, May 23, 1975

KeyClue

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, 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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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,414
Across
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"Ski-nose" : HOPE
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Jewish festival : PURIM
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Urban pall : SMOG
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Declare : AVER
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Order of footless animals : APODA
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Fonteyn's garb : TUTU
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Arrival-board word : LATE
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Complete : UTTER
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Sea call : AHOY
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Viral disease : FLU
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Words with king or carte : ALA
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He lost to D.D.E. : AES
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Neckwear : LEIS
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City in Utah : OREM
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Resilient : ELASTIC
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Speak uncertainly : STAMMER
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Delicacy : TACT
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Chew on : MUNCH
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Kind of face : PALE
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Port of Hawaii : HILO
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Run ___ long (get tedious) : ONTOO
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Soho pelts : IDES
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___ even keel : ONAN
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O.T. book : NAHUM
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Branches : RAMI
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Soap operas, e.g. : SERIALS
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Fortification : RAVELIN
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Salad ingredient : KALE
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Mexican's agreement : SISI
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Interrogate : ASK
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Foo-yong base : EGG
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Soul, in France : AME
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"Encore!" : BIS
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___ the rug (fume) : CHEW
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Cowboy item : RIATA
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Football player : BACK
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Incantation : RUNE
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Miss Burstyn : ELLEN
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Devoured : EATEN
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Severinsen's group : BAND
Down
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Word with nelson or sole : HALF
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Ford's office : OVAL
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"Downtown" singer and Superman : PETULACLARKKENT
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Sooner than : ERE
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Pop singer and Eliza's pursuer : PAULSIMONLEGREE
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___ no good : UPTO
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Nonsense! : ROT
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Germ of a patent : IDEA
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"Thieves" star and Nobel writer : MARLOTHOMASMANN
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Terminal: Abbr. : STA
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Heavyweight and Morgiana's master : MUHAMMADALIBABA
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U. S. Indian : OTOE
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Gents : GUYS
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Suit : FIT
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Parseghian : ARA
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Tallinn's land : ESTONIA
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Holy Roman, etc. : EMPIRES
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Group character : ETHOS
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Singer Frankie : LAINE
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Panama Indians : CUNAS
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Search widely : SCOUR
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Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
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Pine product : RESIN
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Drink : ALE
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Be in competition : VIE
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God's ___ (churchyard) : ACRE
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Close : SHUT
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Large lizard : GILA
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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Representation : ICON
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Timetable, for short : SKED
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Bide-a-___ : WEE
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High, in music : ALT
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Dunk for apples : BOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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