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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
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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
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Monks’ garments : HABITS
81
Mideasterner : IRANI
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Kind of flush : ROYAL
84
Reiner or sbad : CARL
85
Unite : COAGMENT
88
Fatty: Prefix : SEB
89
___ box : PANDORAS
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Town in S.E. Illinois : OLNEY
94
Kompong ___, Cambodian bay : SOM
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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
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Hugh’s British cousin : CHURCHILLDOWNS
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Bank employe : TELLER
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Ionic-style grooves : CANALES
116
Ferocious : SAVAGE
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Emerson products : ESSAYS
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Least protected : OPENEST
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Compliant one : OBEYER
Down
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Like some silks : WATERED
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Quartet gal : ADELINE
3
Bulgaria, Greece, etc. : BALKANS
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Tommie of baseball : AGEE
5
Use a straw : SIP
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Dec. 24 sounds : HOHO
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Sackers of Rome : VANDALS
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Glacial epoch : ICEAGE
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By hook ___ crook : ORBY
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Old card game : LOO
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Dwelling : ABODE
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Japanese straw rug : TATAMI
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Names of races, tribes, etc. : ETHNICS
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Used a prie-dieu : KNELT
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Slangy refusal : NOPE
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U.S.S.R. silk city : OSH
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Alexander G.’s Italian relative : THEBELLOFATRI
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At fault : TOBLAME
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Feel the heat : SWELTER
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Bids : OFFERS
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Midge and punkie : GNATS
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Gary’s musical kin : RECORDPLAYERS
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Beat : PULSATE
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Mimicked : APED
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Joltin’ Joe : DIMAG
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French actor : TATI
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Pitcher Wilhelm : HOYT
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“___ needs a good memory” : ALIAR
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Spanish jar : TARRO
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Coarse file : RASP
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Scurry : SKELTER
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Breakwater : SEAWALL
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Farmland in Southwest : ARADO
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Diamond facet : CULET
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H. G.’s earthy relatives : ARTESIANWELLS
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Be frugal : STINT
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“___ well it were done quickly” : TWERE
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Argosy : FLEET
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Is bearish : SELLS
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Wonder : AWE
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River in Yorkshire : URE
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Comes forth : EMERGES
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Type machines, for short : LINOS
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Imperial or Vandyke : BEARD
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Isolated : LONE
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Scot. title : THANE
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Like old meat : GAMY
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Bunyan’s ox : BABE
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Political unit : BLOC
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Grasp intuitively : INSEE
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Famed nurse : CAVELL
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Prove false : CONFUTE
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Liquid fats : OLEINES
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Havana, e.g. : TOBACCO
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One of the horsey set : POLOIST
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Amtrak’s concern : RAILWAY
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Classify : ARRANGE
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“Faerie Queene” poet : SPENSER
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Possibly : MAYHAP
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Cattle feeds : MASHES
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Colorers : DYERS
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What old grads do : REUNE
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___-deucey : ACEY
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Asian tree : ACLE
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Further : ALSO
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Inlet : COVE
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Skedaddled : RAN
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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