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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

FRENCH LEAVE

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1974

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,248
Across Down
1. Big casino, for one : TENSPOT
8. Righteous : MORAL
13. Sets with gems : CHASES
19. Dilettante : AMATEUR
20. State of lawlessness : ANOMIE
22. Frost : ROBERT
23. Fun and games : DIVERTISSEMENT
25. Like Van Gogh, at times : INSANE
26. Source of bifteck : STEER
27. Noted hostess : MESTA
28. State capital : DESMOINES
30. Prefix with gram or tribe : DIA
32. Babbitt's creator : LEWIS
34. Austere : STERN
35. Ballerina's solo : PASSEUL
39. ___ about : ONOR
41. Rochester name : EASTMAN
45. Parseghian : ARA
46. Mock : SCOFF
49. Medicine man : SHAMAN
51. Rainbow Falls site : HILO
52. Zola's "Le ___" : REVE
54. City south of Moscow : OREL
55. Girasol : OPAL
56. Broom made of twigs : BESOM
57. Sacred image : ICON
58. Except : UNLESS
61. Animated hound : PLUTO
63. Finis : END
64. Ketch or yawl : SAILER
66. Swamp tree : TUPELO
68. Patron's pet : PROTEGE
70. ___ avis : RARA
71. Grapevine product : RUMOR
72. O'Neill character : ORIN
73. Refractory : DEFIANT
76. Purports : DRIFTS
78. Exhausts : USESUP
81. Wave, in Spain : OLA
82. Declare : STATE
84. Uses a teapot : STEEPS
86. Bruins' campus : UCLA
87. Beame, to Frenchmen : MAIRE
89. Ouimet's game : GOLF
91. Extinct wild ox : URUS
92. Jazzman Fountain : PETE
93. Raison d'___ : ETRE
94. Outcast : PARIAH
96. Ouida's real name : RAMEE
98. F.D.R. measure : NRA
99. Cloistered life : THEVEIL
101. High-hat : SNUB
103. Of a Greek god : PANDEAN
105. Faux pas : ERROR
107. Treasurer's wall décor : GRAPH
110. Spenser heroine : UNA
111. Banters : BADINAGES
115. "Dieu et mon ___" : DROIT
117. ___ Methuselah : OLDAS
121. Short order : OMELET
122. Duty of the mighty : NOBLESSEOBLIGE
125. Words of warning : ORELSE
126. Most dreadful : DIREST
127. One who narrates : RELATOR
128. Certain Louvre hangings : MANETS
129. French pastry : TARTE
130. Kind of tense : PRESENT
1. Moppets : TADS
2. Utter : EMIT
3. Part of Notre Dame : NAVE
4. Bayard and Grani : STEEDS
5. British fruit drinks : PERRIES
6. Passé : OUT
7. Soigné : TRIM
8. En ___ (in a body) : MASSE
9. Kind of punch : ONETWO
10. French novelist : ROMAINS
11. Soul, in Sedan : AME
12. Swedish Nightingale : LIND
13. Of the "Russian Riviera" : CRIMEAN
14. Bridge cards : HONORS
15. Liqueur : ABSINTHE
16. O'Casey : SEAN
17. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
18. Agathe, Jeanne, etc.: Abbr. : STES
21. Seine seasons : ETES
24. Condiment in Caen : SEL
29. Approach furtively : STEALUP
31. Up-to-date : AUCOURANT
33. Where Dryden lived : SOHO
35. Lutetia, today : PARIS
36. Betel palm : ARECA
37. Tact : SAVOIRFAIRE
38. Forsaken : LORN
40. Account-making official : RAPPORTEUR
42. Stage setting : MISEENSCENE
43. "Take Me ___" : ALONG
44. ___ plume : NOMDE
47. Fedora material : FELT
48. Iris : FLEURDELIS
50. ___ de mer : MAL
53. Chou ___ : ENLAI
56. Yokels : BOORS
59. Mountain ridge : SPUR
60. Trucking rigs : SEMIS
62. Result of some showers : TROUSSEAU
65. Cancel : ERASE
67. Place for an atelier : LOFT
69. Traffic jam : TIEUP
73. Cotton flannel : DOMET
74. Israeli port : ELATH
75. Luzon group : TAGALOG
77. Antitoxins : SERA
79. Follower of ne plus : ULTRA
80. Hymn of praise : PAEAN
83. Stark peak : TOR
85. Water hoist : PUMP
88. Signal at sunrise : REVEILLE
90. Cobra's pride : FANG
94. Lafitte's crew : PIRATES
95. Olympics contestant : HURDLER
97. Elevate : ENNOBLE
100. Renan : ERNEST
102. Least furnished : BAREST
104. Cowboys' home : DALLAS
106. Sunder : REND
108. Word on a French mailbox : POSTE
109. Linen marking : HIS
111. TV studio device : BOOM
112. Hog plum of India : AMRA
113. Done, in Dundee : DEEN
114. "Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
116. Old mound in Friesland : TERP
118. Called: Fr. : DITE
119. Chariot race : AGON
120. Famed muralist : SERT
123. Lingerie item : BRA
124. Finished, in poetry : OER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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