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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, October 11, 1984

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,756
Across
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Winged : ALAR
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Elbe feeder : OSTE
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Prefix with comedy : TRAGI
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Melodic subjects : TEME
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This brings out gamps and bumbershoots : RAIN
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Indian or black bass : HURON
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Secular : LAIC
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Reared : BRED
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One concern of a grammarian : IDIOM
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Oregon city named for a famous fur trader : ASTORIA
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Adjective for Ethelred II : UNREADY
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With 32 and 46 Across, dishwasher's excuse for dancing at the sink : WHERETHERES
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Juno, e.g. : DEA
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Result of an error at court : MISTRIAL
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See 24 Across : ASWILL
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Best of films : EDNA
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Gabs : CHINS
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Part of G.B. : ENG
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Hound's clue : SCENT
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Garth of the Blue Jays : IORG
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Paul Newman role: 1963 : HUD
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NCO's command : ATEASE
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Form of horsemanship : DRESSAGE
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Grads-to-be : SRS
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See 24 Across : THERESASWAY
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Evangeline, e.g. : ACADIAN
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Conduct arbitration : MEDIATE
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Carrying cargo : LADEN
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Radio's "Take ___ Leave It" : ITOR
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Suburb of Danzig : OHRA
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Little activity : APING
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Noted suffragette : CATT
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Early shipbuilder : NOAH
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Like tulle : NETTY
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Petitions : SUES
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Conciliatory gifts : SOPS
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Counselor-___ : ATLAW
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This makes Rover no rover : LEASH
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___ City, La. : AMITE
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Events in some studios : RECORDINGS
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Like Earth's path : ORBITAL
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Singer Vaughan : SARAH
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Foulard : TIE
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Permanent : ENDURING
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Ardent desire : THIRST
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Uncivil : RUDE
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Solo in an oratorio : ARIA
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Kern's "Very ___, Eddie" : GOOD
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Lennon's "___ Life" : INMY
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Staggers : REELS
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Nutcracker's suite : NEST
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Editor : EMENDER
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Economic slumps : RECESSIONS
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Fancy : IDEA
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Jillian and Miller : ANNS
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Behind schedule : LATE
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Part of DNA : ACID
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Toots ___, memorable restaurateur : SHOR
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Cable : WIRE
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Process of improving offspring : EUGENICS
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A violin, for short : STRAD
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This fence is sunk : HAHA
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States : ASSERTS
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Tightfisted : STINGY
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Chew the scenery : EMOTE
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Tree or mackerel : WAHOO
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Set ___ (prepare to ensnare) : ATRAP
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Slangy assents : YEAHS
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Alda or Bates : ALAN
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An Inverness is one : CAPE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Impression : DENT
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Sigma follower : TAU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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