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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

ON THE PROWL

New York Times, Sunday, October 26, 1975

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,570
Across Down
1. Bone dry : ARID
5. Idolater : PAGAN
10. Damp : HUMID
15. Can. province : SASK
19. Front or Walter Hines : PAGE
20. January in Jalisco : ENERO
21. Lake in Finland : ENARE
22. Stewpot : OLLA
23. Road menace : SPEEDDEMON
25. Untreated, he's tricky : RAGAMUFFIN
27. True copies : ESTREATS
28. Ref. book entry : BIO
30. Toothless : EDENTATE
31. Word form for China : SINO
32. Doc : MEDIC
34. Word in Mass. motto : ENSE
35. Man of the cloth : PRIEST
38. Outlaw's target : MAILCAR
40. Became jittery : TENSED
44. Charged : RANAT
45. PitcherMcLain : DENNY
46. "A ___, a bone . . . " : RAG
48. Geological ridge : ESKER
49. Composer Novello : IVOR
50. Tail closely : BEDOG
51. Frome of fiction : ETHAN
53. Wallach : ELI
54. Warlocks, e.g. : MEN
55. Frogman : DIVER
56. Part of f.o.b. : FREEON
58. Nautical term : ALEE
59. Transvaal capital : PRETORIA
61. Macbeth's trio : WEIRDSISTERS
63. Stendhal character : SOREL
64. Song thrush : MAVIS
65. Kind of notch : TSLOT
66. English poet : ROBERTGRAVES
69. Promise to kick a habit : SWEAROFF
72. Libido : EROS
73. Impatient motorist : TOOTER
74. Insomniac's countdown : SHEEP
75. Denial in Dundee : NAE
76. Swindle : CON
77. Stephen Crane's was red : BADGE
78. Made owlish noises : HOOED
79. Sideslip : SKID
80. Wind: Prefix : ANEMO
82. Salt, in Sedan : SEL
83. Minded : CARED
84. "Dum spiro, ___" (S. C. motto) : SPERO
85. Nuts to crack : POSERS
87. City-founder: 753 B.C. : ROMULUS
89. Gary of golf : PLAYER
90. Cashbox : TILL
92. Rings ominously : TOLLS
93. Emulate witches on brooms : SOAR
94. More avaricious : GREEDIER
98. Siouan : OTO
99. Overdoes a welcome : OUTSTAYS
103. Goblin in green : LEPRECHAUN
105. Medicine-cabinet item : WITCHHAZEL
107. Will-___-wisp : OTHE
108. Bald flyer : EAGLE
109. Accrue : ENURE
110. Alliance of West : NATO
111. Wampum unit : BEAD
112. Scaredy-cat's emotion : DREAD
113. Potion giver : DOSER
114. Minx : SNIP
1. Basilica area : APSE
2. Séance sounds : RAPS
3. "___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
4. Western herb : DEERSEAR
5. Formalist : PEDANT
6. Pico de ___ of Pyrenees : ANETO
7. Scarab and tigereye : GEMS
8. Nigerian native : ARO
9. Void : NONBEING
10. Altruistic : HEROIC
11. Spenser heroine : UNA
12. Wizard's cousin : MAGE
13. Sultanic say-so : IRADE
14. Madman : DEMENT
15. Mollifies : SOFTENS
16. African grass : ALFA
17. Pocket feature : SLIT
18. Welles role : KANE
24. Certain believer : DEIST
26. Invisible : UNSEEN
29. In vain : IDLY
32. ___ beast : MANOR
33. Races recklessly : CAREERS
35. Dress with care : PRIMP
36. Delirious one : RAVER
37. Feel ___ : INONESBONES
38. Sorceress of myth : MEDEA
39. Had status : RATED
41. Burglar's standby : SKELETONKEY
42. Fisherman : EELER
43. Towels : DRIES
45. Baal, Mammon, etc. : DEVILGODS
47. Snow-on-the-mountain : GHOSTWEED
50. Clerical cap : BIRETTA
52. Cordial base : ANISEED
55. Beetle : DORR
56. Scarlet or hay : FEVER
57. U. S. journalist : RIIS
58. Agent: Suffix : ATOR
60. Baby's discovery : TOES
61. Tidal or permanent : WAVE
62. Affront : SLAP
64. British tar : MATELOT
66. Sum up : RECAP
67. Neighbor of Bangor : ORONO
68. Jolly ___ : ROGER
69. Clementine's 9's : SHOES
70. Savoir ___ : FAIRE
71. Russian czar : FEDOR
74. Fern cluster : SORUS
77. Lab substance : BORIDE
78. Like saints : HALLOWED
79. Big Ten players : SPARTANS
81. Like some postage : METERED
83. Dada, for one : CULT
84. Forest debris : SLASH
86. Teed off poorly : SLICED
88. Dawdled : MOONED
89. Commotion : POTHER
91. Hungarian composer : LEHAR
93. Bolivian capital : SUCRE
94. Whipped-cream serving : GLOB
95. Neural network : RETE
96. Hebrew bushel : EPHA
97. High dudgeon : RAGE
99. Giant slain by Apollo : OTUS
100. Muezzin's call : AZAN
101. Asian apparition : YETI
102. Spill over : SLOP
104. Diminutive ending : ULA
106. Mythical princess : INO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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