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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

BOOK COUNTRY

New York Times, Sunday, September 22, 1985

Author: E. T. M. (Eugene T. Maleska)
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 28, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,102
Across Down
1. Lesage's "Gil ___" : BLAS
5. Frank Norris book: 1921 : BRASS
10. Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
15. "Hop-___," Poe tale : FROG
19. Where Pizarro died : LIMA
20. Violin's kin : REBEC
21. "This sweet wee wife ___": Burns : OMINE
22. Hamlet is one : ROLE
23. He wrote "The Virginian" : OWENWISTER
25. Clancy's "The Hunt for ___" : REDOCTOBER
27. Voltaire hero : CANDIDE
28. She wrote "Angel of Light" : OATES
30. Make a boo-boo at bridge : RENEGE
31. Author Harte : BRET
32. De Coverley or Ascham : ROGER
33. Forward : SEND
34. Ruark's "Something of ___" : VALUE
37. A sister-in-law of Albany : REGAN
38. One bearing witness : ATTESTER
42. "But what is he to ___?": Shak. : ALORD
43. "North of Boston" poet : ROBERTFROST
45. TV's "___ Haw" : HEE
46. Writer Woolf, to friends : DOUG
47. Surf sound : ROTE
48. Christie's "Death in the ___" : AIR
49. Evan Hunter's "Streets of ___" : GOLD
50. Zoology suffix : INI
51. Danielle Steel best seller : FAMILYALBUM
55. Like certain forces : ARMED
56. Poems with six-line stanzas : SESTINAS
58. The Cat Nation : ERIES
59. Tire parts : TREADS
60. She wrote "Women and Beauty" : LOREN
61. Din's burden : WATER
62. Fast-food order : FRIES
63. Dance step : CHASSE
65. Livy's tongue : LATIN
66. "Penguin Dreams . . . " author : BREATHED
69. "Network" director : LUMET
70. Judith Michael best seller : POSSESSIONS
72. Sheed subject : ALI
73. Tub plant : ALOE
74. Hass's "___ to Win" : EAT
75. Tare's partner : TRET
76. College event : PROM
77. T.C.U. rival : SMU
78. "___ of a Hooker": Hope-Netland : CONFESSIONS
83. Light anchor : KEDGE
84. Jeeves and Mrs. Jenkins : SERVANTS
86. End of a Hemingway title : TOLLS
87. Colombian explorer-author : REYES
88. "___ Sanctorum" : ACTA
89. Free-for-all : MELEE
90. Scorch : CHAR
92. Folk singer from Birmingham, Ala. : ODETTA
95. Rescued : SAVED
96. Theory expounded by Howells : REALISM
100. Wallace best seller : THEMIRACLE
102. "A Passion for ___": Peters-Austin : EXCELLENCE
105. Like Ben Jonson : RARE
106. West ___, New Guinea : IRIAN
107. Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
108. Connell's "Son of the Morning ___" : STAR
109. Steinbeck hero : ARON
110. Balms : ODORS
111. Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
112. Resentful : SORE
1. Political group : BLOC
2. Moslem administrative district : LIWA
3. Preacher's sign-off : AMEN
4. He wrote "The People, Yes" : SANDBURG
5. Larson's "___ of the Far Side" : BRIDE
6. Change type : RESET
7. Browning's "___ Vogler" : ABT
8. "Rhine Maidens" author : SEE
9. Marley's partner : SCROOGE
10. Sign for Cassandra : PORTENT
11. Afghan bigwig : AMEER
12. Disencumbers : RIDS
13. Helle's stepmother : INO
14. Wambaugh's "The ___ of Harry Bright" : SECRETS
15. Palm leaves : FRONDS
16. L. C. Douglas's "The ___" : ROBE
17. Designer Cassini : OLEG
18. Actor from Philadelphia : GERE
24. Cabled : WIRED
26. Doctrine : TENET
29. Pulitzer Prize historian: 1934 : AGAR
32. Wat Tyler was one : REBEL
33. Lindsey's "Tender Is the ___" : STORM
34. Sienkiewicz's "Quo ___?" : VADIS
35. Byrd book : ALONE
36. "Jubal Sackett" author : LOUISLAMOUR
37. French meat dishes : ROTIS
38. Fourth-century theologian condemned as a heretic : ARIUS
39. He wrote "The Dynasts" : THOMASHARDY
40. Fished selectively : EELED
41. Trout's spawning grounds : REDDS
43. ___ à clef : ROMAN
44. Famed English publisher-writer : FABER
47. Punjab princess : RANEE
49. Salute : GREET
51. Morrell's "Rambo: ___ Blood . . . " : FIRST
52. Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
53. Ade book: 1896 : ARTIE
54. Mortgages : LIENS
55. McEnroe rival : ARIAS
57. "___ a fine lady . . . " : TOSEE
59. "Last Case" sleuth : TRENT
61. Eliot's "The ___ Land" : WASTE
62. Log splitters' wedges : FROES
63. Segal's "The ___" : CLASS
64. Author of "The Nun's Story" : HULME
65. Idles : LOAFS
66. Sockets on clarinets : BIRNS
67. Funeral oration : ELOGE
68. Annual marchers : DIMES
70. Five: Comb. form : PENTA
71. Wrap : STOLE
76. Adjective for The Bard : PEERLESS
78. Saguaros : CACTI
79. Part of HOMES : ONTARIO
80. Poet Wallace ___ : STEVENS
81. Pump part : SOLE
82. Bay of Biscay island : ILEDERE
83. S. African pen : KRAAL
85. They dye often : VATMEN
89. Zygomatic bone : MALAR
90. Homeland of Daedalus : CRETE
91. Apollinaire's "Alas!" : HELAS
92. Norwegian river : OTRA
93. Pillar Mosque site : DHAR
94. Architect Saarinen : EERO
95. Shadow: Comb. form : SCIO
97. Ambler's "Journey ___ Fear" : INTO
98. Battle memento : SCAR
99. Simple; bare : MERE
101. Ending for dull : ARD
103. Ballot marks : XES
104. Garfield, e.g. : CAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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