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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

UNLIKELY PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 1972

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 583 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,450
Across Down
1. Terre Haute's river : WABASH
7. Profane : VIOLATE
14. He's tied up in show biz : KNOTTS
20. Graceful dance : ADAGIO
21. Gymnast : ACROBAT
22. Airport reneger : NOSHOW
23. Call Edwin or Shirley : TELEPHONEBOOTH
25. Young Athenian : EPHEBE
26. Sommer : ELKE
27. Break ___ : OFDAY
28. Hang loosely : DANGLE
30. Law degree : BLL
31. Inlet : RIA
32. Tire : FAG
33. Make into new coins : REMINT
34. Fuel material : PEAT
35. Sicilian city : ENNA
37. Strike out : DELETE
39. City in Peru : ICA
40. "Nun's Story" author : HULME
41. Loses hope : DESPAIRS
43. Capitol Hill product : ACT
45. Baby carriage : STROLLER
47. Shade trees : ELMS
48. Promenades : STOAS
50. Dictum : SAYSO
51. Cajuns' early home : ACADIA
54. Asian herb : SKIRRET
56. Crosiers : STAFFS
59. Drama about robots : RUR
60. Type of type : AGATE
62. Draft : DRAWUP
64. Account : TALE
65. Modify : ALTER
67. Tyrone's untemptable relative : WILLPOWER
69. Climbing pepper : BETEL
70. Judge : DEEM
71. Kind of soup : LENTIL
72. Alpine ridge : ARETE
74. Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
75. Lake in N.Y. : OTSEGO
77. Defensible : TENABLE
79. Monks' garments : HABITS
81. Mideasterner : IRANI
83. Kind of flush : ROYAL
84. Reiner or sbad : CARL
85. Unite : COAGMENT
88. Fatty: Prefix : SEB
89. ___ box : PANDORAS
93. Town in S.E. Illinois : OLNEY
94. Kompong ___, Cambodian bay : SOM
96. Dislodge : REMOVE
98. Find fault : CARP
99. Intelligence : NEWS
100. Excludes : DEBARS
102. Drink : ALE
103. Wrath : IRE
104. Cry of disgust : FIE
105. Naval reply : AYEAYE
106. Italian town : ASOLA
108. Group of relatives : CLAN
109. Loose : UNLACE
111. Hugh's British cousin : CHURCHILLDOWNS
114. Bank employe : TELLER
115. Ionic-style grooves : CANALES
116. Ferocious : SAVAGE
117. Emerson products : ESSAYS
118. Least protected : OPENEST
119. Compliant one : OBEYER
1. Like some silks : WATERED
2. Quartet gal : ADELINE
3. Bulgaria, Greece, etc. : BALKANS
4. Tommie of baseball : AGEE
5. Use a straw : SIP
6. Dec. 24 sounds : HOHO
7. Sackers of Rome : VANDALS
8. Glacial epoch : ICEAGE
9. By hook ___ crook : ORBY
10. Old card game : LOO
11. Dwelling : ABODE
12. Japanese straw rug : TATAMI
13. Names of races, tribes, etc. : ETHNICS
14. Used a prie-dieu : KNELT
15. Slangy refusal : NOPE
16. U.S.S.R. silk city : OSH
17. Alexander G.'s Italian relative : THEBELLOFATRI
18. At fault : TOBLAME
19. Feel the heat : SWELTER
24. Bids : OFFERS
29. Midge and punkie : GNATS
33. Gary's musical kin : RECORDPLAYERS
34. Beat : PULSATE
36. Mimicked : APED
37. Joltin' Joe : DIMAG
38. French actor : TATI
40. Pitcher Wilhelm : HOYT
42. "___ needs a good memory" : ALIAR
44. Spanish jar : TARRO
46. Coarse file : RASP
48. Scurry : SKELTER
49. Breakwater : SEAWALL
51. Farmland in Southwest : ARADO
52. Diamond facet : CULET
53. H. G.'s earthy relatives : ARTESIANWELLS
54. Be frugal : STINT
55. "___ well it were done quickly" : TWERE
57. Argosy : FLEET
58. Is bearish : SELLS
61. Wonder : AWE
63. River in Yorkshire : URE
66. Comes forth : EMERGES
68. Type machines, for short : LINOS
69. Imperial or Vandyke : BEARD
71. Isolated : LONE
73. Scot. title : THANE
76. Like old meat : GAMY
78. Bunyan's ox : BABE
80. Political unit : BLOC
82. Grasp intuitively : INSEE
84. Famed nurse : CAVELL
85. Prove false : CONFUTE
86. Liquid fats : OLEINES
87. Havana, e.g. : TOBACCO
89. One of the horsey set : POLOIST
90. Amtrak's concern : RAILWAY
91. Classify : ARRANGE
92. "Faerie Queene" poet : SPENSER
95. Possibly : MAYHAP
97. Cattle feeds : MASHES
100. Colorers : DYERS
101. What old grads do : REUNE
105. ___-deucey : ACEY
106. Asian tree : ACLE
107. Further : ALSO
108. Inlet : COVE
110. State: Abbr. : ALA
112. Skedaddled : RAN
113. Little bit : DAB

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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