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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Friday, July 24, 1981

23-Across : Duke who married an Astin

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,581
Across
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Drawing room : SALON
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Fella : MAC
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Campanella : ROY
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Unbefitting : BENEATH
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Prefix for gram or pest : ANA
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Van Eyck's "Man ___ Turban" : INA
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Card for Casanova? : ACEOFHEARTS
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"Sketches by ___": 1836 : BOZ
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Bottom lines : SUMS
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Hymns of a sort : ANTHEMS
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Area near SE Mass. : ERI
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Duke who married an Astin : PATTY
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Take down a peg ___ : ORTWO
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About 3.38 fluid ounces : DECILITER
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Dog bane : FLEAS
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Daytime TV fare : GAMES
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Mary, Queen of Scots, for one : STUART
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Cavalry member : LANCER
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Clouts : WHACKS
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Called up, as troops : LEVIED
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Aquatic predator : SHARK
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___ a customer : ONETO
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Heller's catch : TWENTYTWO
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He might steal from a yenta : GANEF
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Lincoln's mother's maiden name : HANKS
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Anc. language : HEB
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With a straight face : GRAVELY
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Champion's rider : GENE
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Steeler Greene : JOE
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Soapbox derby? : RACEOFCARTS
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Bruin legend : ORR
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La's leader : TRA
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Howl : ULULATE
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Little shots for little shots : BBS
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Emulated H. Dumpty : SAT
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Scene of Davy's downfall : ALAMO
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Under lock and key : SECURE
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Weak : ANEMIC
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Thirteen Bishops of Rome : LEOS
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Clouseau, e.g. : OAF
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Extreme degree : NTH
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St. Sebastian was one : MARTYR
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Coll. of selected poems : ANTH
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Bakery display? : CASEOFTARTS
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Butcher-shop purchase : RIBSTEAK
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Lennon's widow : ONO
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Fenway Pk. slugger : YAZ
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Contingent (on) : BASED
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"Good news" Gabriel : HEATTER
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Chips in one's chip : ANTES
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Cary Grant role: 1943 : MRLUCKY
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Museum? : PLACEOFARTS
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Intended : AIMED
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___ of the Roses : WARS
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East of Essen : OST
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Arsonist, e.g. : IGNITER
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Early part of the evening : SHANK
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She leaps in comics : LENA
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Like-for-like people : AVENGERS
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"___ Wore a Tulip," 1914 song : WHENYOU
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Birler's need : LOG
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Hollow in a marsh : SWALE
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What "the dog" takes : THECAT
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Aries : THERAM
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___ pieces (became discombobulated) : WENTTO
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Far from gaunt : OBESE
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About a yard in the Southwest : VARA
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Festive : GALA
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Snow follower : JOB
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Sphere : ORB
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Sen. Chiles' state : FLA
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___-de-sac : CUL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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