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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

BOOK COUNTRY III

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1987

Author: E.T.M.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 23, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,830
Across Down
1. Cutting remark : BARB
5. Behind bars : CAGED
10. Bounds : AMBIT
15. He wrote "The Naked God" : FAST
19. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
20. MacInnes's "___ Suspicion" : ABOVE
21. Let : LEASE
22. Subject of a Keats tragedy : OTHO
23. "This 'N That" author : BETTEDAVIS
25. Author of "The Closing of the American Mind" : ALLANBLOOM
27. Le Carré's "___ Spy" : APERFECT
28. U.S.S.R. river : TOBOL
30. Author Sheldon ("Windmills of the Gods") : SIDNEY
31. Countertenor : ALTO
32. Turkish royal court : DIVAN
33. "Hound of the Far ___," by 43 Across : SIDE
34. Salt pans : PLAYAS
37. A morning hour : TENAM
38. Raced : COURSED
42. "Network" director : LUMET
43. See 33 Across : GARYLARSON
46. "Brat Farrar" author : TEY
47. ___ P., Dickens character : AGED
48. Robin's quest : WORM
49. Meal for Alysheba : OATS
50. Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
51. Suffix with cash or cloth : IER
52. Book by Sajak's colleague : VANNASPEAKS
56. Rhinoceros's relative : TAPIR
57. Musical intervals : TRITONES
59. Exaggerated : OUTRE
60. Levies : TITHES
61. Prepare fare for an affair : CATER
62. Nay men : ANTIS
63. Actress Anouk ___ : AIMEE
64. Inferior race horse : PLATER
66. Persona ___ : GRATA
67. Poet Swinburne : ALGERNON
70. Kin of a daisy cutter : LINER
71. "Book of Friends" author : HENRYMILLER
73. Crab-eating monkey : KRA
74. Haldeman's "The ___ of Power" : ENDS
75. Kálmán operetta : SARI
76. Hussein's queen : NOOR
77. Suffix with idea : TION
78. Yerby's "A Rose for ___ Maria" : ANA
79. "___ Krynn," created by Weis and Hickman : THEMAGICOF
83. Auricle : PINNA
84. City in Mo. : SEDALIA
87. "___ and God," 1937 play : SUSAN
88. Chinese teas : CONGOS
89. Enervates : SAPS
90. "Irresistibelle" : SIREN
91. Ares' twin : ERIS
92. Starts at Pebble Beach : TEESUP
95. Criterion : CANON
96. Literary gleanings : ANALECTA
100. Author of "Heartbreak Tango . . . " : MANUELPUIG
102. ___ Ross, author of "Wisconsin" : DANAFULLER
104. Hebrew zither : ASOR
105. Actor in "The Seven-Year Itch" : EWELL
106. Rear : ERECT
107. Scottish river or lake : EARN
108. Hawaii's state bird : NENE
109. Grizzled civet : RASSE
110. Cheerful little earful : DITTY
111. The force is with it : DYNE
1. Spongelike cake : BABA
2. French name for a Syrian city : ALEP
3. Surf's sound : ROTE
4. "___ by Rita Hayworth," by 100 Across : BETRAYED
5. "Brother Rat" group : CADETS
6. One of the Bahamas : ABACO
7. D.C. management : GOVT
8. Midianite king : EVI
9. Book by Sally Beauman : DESTINY
10. Coach Curry's team : ALABAMA
11. Stockholders' bonanza : MELON
12. Jim Bouton's "___ Four" : BALL
13. "The Heart ___ Lonely Hunter" : ISA
14. Strains : TENSIONS
15. Type of booklet : FOLDER
16. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
17. One of the "proud" items in a Murray book : SHOE
18. "___ Mother," Poe poem : TOMY
24. "Eroica" key : EFLAT
26. Soprano Sayao : BIDU
29. Miler's milieu : OVAL
32. Skin layer : DERMA
33. Boswell and Carlyle : SCOTS
34. Pigtail : PLAIT
35. German pistol : LUGER
36. Book by Tama Janowitz : AMERICANDAD
37. Pocono pools : TARNS
39. "It" author : STEPHENKING
40. Like a book by 39 Down : EERIE
41. They lead colorful lives : DYERS
43. Dead duck : GONER
44. Shea sounds : ROARS
45. Japanese beverage : SAKE
48. Paul ___, baseball's Big Poison : WANER
50. Gunga Din's burden : WATER
52. Campaign target : VOTER
53. Sub detector : SONAR
54. Glazier's need : PUTTY
55. Likewise, to Livy : ETIAM
56. Kitchen gadget : TIMER
58. Couple in "A Rage to Live" : TATES
60. Blake's bright burner : TIGER
62. German romantic poet: 1781-1831 : ARNIM
63. "___ Me," 1931 song : ALLOF
64. What some hoods cop : PLEAS
65. Lunar crater : LINNE
66. Actor from Philadelphia : GERE
67. Crazy as ___ : ALOON
68. Bangor neighbor : ORONO
69. Pushers in Hyde Park : NANAS
71. Guffaws : HAHAS
72. Early Peruvian : INCAN
75. Pointillist's cousin : STIPPLER
77. Like the Yule tree : TINSELED
80. Hersey's "___ Pebble" : ASINGLE
81. Ivory Coast group : GURO
82. "The Song ___," 1927 tune : ISENDED
83. Doughboy's ally : POILU
85. Guarantee : ASSURE
86. Nobelist in Physics: 1914 : LAUE
88. Sly : CRAFTY
90. Jimmy Kennedy's "sunset" sight : SAILS
91. Play : ENACT
92. D.C. agent : TMAN
93. Bed of roses : EASE
94. Town NE of Dayton : ENON
95. Snooker sticks : CUES
96. Writer Claude ___ : ANET
97. The Great Pacificator : CLAY
98. Medrick : TERN
99. Book by Björnson : ARNE
101. Agcy. Ickes headed : PWA
103. "Exodus" hero : ARI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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