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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

BOOK COUNTRY REVISITED

New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 1986

Author: E.T.M. (Eugene T. Maleska)
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,459
Across Down
1. "As I Lay Dying" character : CASH
5. Writer St. Johns : ADELA
10. "Is ___ Burning?": Best seller in 1965 : PARIS
15. An Allen who wrote "Treadmill to Oblivion" : FRED
19. Sioux : OTOE
20. Start of a W.S. title : LOVES
21. ___ France : ILEDE
22. Erasmus's acquisition : LORE
23. Popular Australian novelist : MORRISWEST
25. Irving's "The ___ Rules" : CIDERHOUSE
27. Runs : OPERATES
28. What magpies do : AMASS
30. Archer's "A ___ of Honor" : MATTER
31. Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
32. "Villain, thou ___ . . . ": W.S. : LIEST
33. A neighbor of Ghana : TOGO
34. Nation target : SALOON
37. U.S. satellite : TIROS
38. Start of a best seller's title: 1936 : GONEWITH
42. Jogs : TROTS
43. Site created by Keillor : LAKEWOBEGON
45. "Rhine Maidens" author : SEE
46. "Scram!" in Hamburg : RAUS
47. London subway : TUBE
48. Author Milne's first name : ALAN
49. Sri Lanka langur : MAHA
50. "Exodus" hero : ARI
51. Hill's "The Eleven ___ High Dancer" : MILLIONMILE
55. Encrusted : CAKED
56. Just good enough : PASSABLE
58. People in Burke's book : PEERS
59. Nice Nellies : PRUDES
60. Tyne Daly's Emmy role : LACEY
61. Shrimp, for one : CARID
62. Spyri heroine : HEIDI
63. Turbine part : STATOR
65. Sculpt : CARVE
66. Agitates : FERMENTS
69. Norwood's "___ Who Love Too Much" : WOMEN
70. New book by Thomas Hoving : MASTERPIECE
72. Haas's "___ to Win" : EAT
73. Footless : APOD
74. Costain's "Below the ___" : SALT
75. Ferber's "Show Boat" skipper : ANDY
76. Frogner Park's locale : OSLO
77. Few, to a Frenchman : PEU
78. He wrote "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" : OLIVERSACKS
82. "Spandau" author : SPEER
83. Swain song : SERENADE
85. Pronoun for French females : ELLES
86. Skin a whale : FLENSE
87. Tax : LEVY
88. Ben Adhem's peaceful experience : DREAM
89. Numerical suffix : TEEN
90. Seek lofty goals : ASPIRE
93. Masticates : CHEWS
94. Put up with : TOLERATE
98. Book by Bill Cosby : FATHERHOOD
100. Gutheim book : THEPOTOMAC
102. An uncle of Joseph : ESAU
103. One of the Danaides : ERATO
104. Like a popular porridge : OATEN
105. Eastern nana : AMAH
106. Bowl calls : RAHS
107. Fleur-___ : DELIS
108. Like Ralph Sampson : REEDY
109. Blockhead : DOLT
1. Lake or singer : COMO
2. On : ATOP
3. Vexed : SORE
4. "James ___ Dog Stories" : HERRIOTS
5. Former Dodger manager : ALSTON
6. Widow's inheritance : DOWER
7. Twain's "___ Diary" : EVES
8. Author Whitten : LES
9. He wrote "Steps in Time" : ASTAIRE
10. "Guernica" painter : PICASSO
11. Heeling, as a ship : ALIST
12. Beatty film : REDS
13. Fish or suffix : IDE
14. ___ the Mount: Matt. 5 : SERMONON
15. "Martha" composer : FLOTOW
16. Rummage about : ROUT
17. Old language : ERSE
18. Natty Bumppo's quarry : DEER
24. Roles for Ferrer and Plummer : IAGOS
26. Siegfried's killer : HAGEN
29. Garfield's sound : MEOW
32. Loos's "A Girl ___" : LIKEI
33. Forum garb : TOGAE
34. Latigo : STRAP
35. Macaw : ARARA
36. "Last of the Breed" author : LOUISLAMOUR
37. Gueridon : TABLE
38. Sprees, in Scotland : GELLS
39. "Out of Africa" author : ISAKDINESEN
40. Giggle : TEHEE
41. Sites of occipita : HEADS
43. Founder of national French opera : LULLY
44. "Father of Television" : BAIRD
47. Umbrian river : TIBER
49. Actress Adams: 1872–1953 : MAUDE
51. A Burgundy wine : MACON
52. MOMA display : OPART
53. Chutzpah : NERVE
54. Soprano Johanna : MEIER
55. Topic in "The Underground Empire . . . " : CRIME
57. Full : SATED
59. Sir Henry ___ (Hotspur) : PERCY
61. Vaisya or Sudra : CASTE
62. Adverts : HEEDS
63. Derby winner: 1955 : SWAPS
64. Safari headgear : TOPEE
65. Soprano who wrote "My Life" : CALVE
66. Rats; stoolies : FINKS
67. Chaucerian products : TALES
68. Stribling's "The ___" : STORE
70. Little servant girl : MAIDY
71. Pope John XXIII's "___ in Terris" : PACEM
74. Drooled : SLAVERED
76. Phil Patton book, for short : OPENROAD
78. Burden, in Bologna : ONERE
79. Altar screen : REREDOS
80. Ruck : SLEW
81. Shelley allegory : ALASTOR
82. Perilous precipitation : SLEET
84. Root and Yale : ELIHUS
86. Arson, e.g. : FELONY
88. Garb worn by Gandhi : DHOTI
89. Failed to pass the bar : TOPED
90. Southwest wind : AFER
91. King Lear's interjections : SASA
92. Chief god of Memphis : PTAH
93. Cannel : COAL
94. Place for a casquette : TETE
95. Tommy-gun lead : AMMO
96. Cape Dutch : TAAL
97. Genuine, in Germany : ECHT
99. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
101. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Bums : HAE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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