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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Saturday, January 4, 1975

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,275
Across
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Sound from a belfry : BONG
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Rollick : CAPER
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Straw vote : POLL
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Ruark book: 1962 : UHURU
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Diva's showpiece : ARIA
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Latvian capital : RIGA
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Purposive : TELIC
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Hearsay : TALK
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Fun-lover : GOODTIMECHARLIE
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Free electron : ION
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Id control : EGO
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Freud associate : ADLER
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Essex or Hudson : CAR
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Equip : ENDOW
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Mortgage : LIEN
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TV technique : FADEIN
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Levies for improvements : BETTERMENTTAXES
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Italian poet Betti : UGO
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Port of Italy : NAPLES
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Money in 43 Across : LIRE
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Protozoan : MONAD
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Baste : SEW
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Limpid : CLEAR
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Cargo unit : TON
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Twosome : DUO
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B'way musical : BESTFOOTFORWARD
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Deserve : RATE
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Cutthroat or steelhead : TROUT
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Decamp : FLEE
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Kitchen unit : OVEN
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Sultry : CLOSE
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Augury : OMEN
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Proceed : WEND
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Golfing milestones : HOLES
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Float : RAFT
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Swedish tennis star : BORG
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Nix! : NOGO
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Slope or ramp : GRADIENT
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Interrupt : CUTIN
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Warning cough : AHEM
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Whine : PULE
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Author Hoffer : ERIC
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Ruffly trim : RUCHE
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Benefactor : PATRON
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Viva voce : ORAL
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Actress Damita : LILI
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Louise or George : LAKE
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Craggy peak : TOR
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Middleman : AGENT
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Set of records : ALBUM
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Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
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Admit : LETON
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Bivouacs : CAMPS
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"Fledermaus" maid : ADELE
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Freshen : RENEW
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Hopeful whistler's tune : DIXIE
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___ barrel : OVERA
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Bremen's river : WESER
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Monk : FRA
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Pronoun : ITS
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"Till the ___ Time" : ENDOF
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Take into account : ALLOWFOR
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Heed : ATTEND
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Pound dog : CUR
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Tally mark : NOTCH
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Is foolishly fond : DOTES
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Kind of beat : BROW
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Chalet feature : EAVE
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British gun : STEN
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Base of a column : ORLO
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Unwitting stooge : TOOL
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Blow a ___ : FUSE
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___ mater : ALMA
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Ridge of coral : REEF
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Kettle blemish : DENT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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