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Henry Hook
Henry Hook

New York Times, Friday, September 9, 1977

65-Across : Like Oscar in "The Odd Couple"

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,254
Across
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Sirs' counterparts : MADAMS
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Parseghian : ARA
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"Life ___ jest": Gay : ISA
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Exhausts : USESUP
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Commander of a regiment : COLONEL
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This was cinematically blue : DIETRICHSANGEL
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Western jamboree : RODEO
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Nevada or Madre : SIERRA
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G.I. mail drop : APO
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Architectural features : ELLS
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Parliament, in Japan : DIET
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Sex : GENDER
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Boxer or husky : DOG
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Use a calculator : ADD
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Moving : ASTIR
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Golfer Jones : BOBBY
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It was blue in 1933 : ROOSEVELTSEAGLE
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Truman played it : PIANO
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Segment of a flight : STAIR
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Lingerie purchase : BRA
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Sgt. : NCO
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Emulates Scrooge : HOARDS
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Contrite one : RUER
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Sidle : EDGE
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John or Jane : DOE
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Thought, but not spoken : UNSAID
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Makes one's salt : EARNS
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They're musically blue : SCOTLANDSBELLS
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Duds : THREADS
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Outcast : PARIAH
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Still : YET
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Veer, as a ship in a storm : YAW
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Like Oscar in "The Odd Couple" : SLOPPY
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Kind of pie : MUD
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"___ was saying ... " : ASI
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Pronghorn : DEER
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Concerning : ASTO
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"___ most foul ... ": "Hamlet" : MURDER
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Line of a sort : SPIEL
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German exclamation : ACH
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First woman director of U.S. Mint : ROSS
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Bergman : INGRID
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Fly off the handle : SEERED
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___ sea (bewildered) : ALLAT
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TV's "___ Time" : ONEDAYATA
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Unfeeling : COLDBLOODED
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Actor John : AGAR
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Dollar, in Durango : PESO
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Aware of : ONTO
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Santa's laundry problem : SOOT
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Unequal : DISPARATE
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" ... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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"Pygmalion" monogram : GBS
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Kiss from a señorita : BESO
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Home on the road, maybe : VAN
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Noun ending : ENCE
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French department : GARD
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Island near Venice : LIDO
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Nobelist for peace: 1950 : BUNCHE
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Getaway spot : RESORT
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Book in which plants are named : HERBAL
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Out of practice : RUSTY
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Catches one's breath : GASPS
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"Now ___ me down ... " : ILAY
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Word in baby's vocabulary : DADA
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Fiery fiddler : NERO
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Lapse : SLIP
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Where Sydney is: Abbr. : NSW
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Seat for a baby : LAP
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Skittish : SHY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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