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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

TO THE MIDDLE

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 1973

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,863
Across
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Scuttle : HOD
4
Loathed : HATED
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Make fun of : SCOFF
14
Israeli port : ELATH
19
Macaw : ARARA
21
Take the stump : ORATE
22
Young beauty : HOURI
23
Water wheel : NORIA
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Fuel for the wealthy : MONEYTOBURN
26
Heron : EGRET
27
Friend of Snow White : DWARF
28
Outworn : OLD
29
Indonesian shop : TOKO
30
Ad infinitum : EVER
32
Attack : SETAT
34
___ to (arrive) : GET
35
Dig in : SETTOWORK
38
Give out : EMIT
40
Pepys words : SOTOBED
42
Made to ___ : ORDER
43
Pleases : ARRIDES
46
On one's toes : ALERT
47
Of a branch : RAMEAL
49
Indigo, for one : DYE
50
Hidden : LATENT
52
Lights : NEONS
55
Light sarcasm : IRONY
56
City in Utah : PROVO
58
Handel opera : NERO
59
Small penguin : ADELIE
60
Vendetta : FEUD
61
Bring to court : SUE
62
African people : IBOS
64
Pecos man : BILL
66
Numbers game : DICE
67
Shell filling : TNT
68
Recovers : GETSOVER
70
Go to ___ : SEED
72
Poetry: Abbr. : VER
73
Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
75
Assassin : SLAYER
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Riviera set : SEASIDERS
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Money in Bangkok : BAHT
81
Polished : ELEGANT
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Kind of chamber : STAR
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Hunt, as boar : RIDETOHOG
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Mete : RATION
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Adjusts : ALIGNS
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Ethiopian river : OMO
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Jejune : ARID
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Splits hairs : NITPICKS
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___ to lunch : OUT
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Squawk : YAWP
101
Impertinent one : SNIP
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Key location : DOOR
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Part of Italy : TOE
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"As you ___" : WERE
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Akin paternally : AGNATE
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Señor's assent : SISI
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Clog : SABOT
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Piece of armor : TASSE
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Home-style bingo : LOTTO
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Voices : UTTERS
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Wine cask : TUN
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Jumble : WELTER
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Successful : ONTOP
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Suffer in July : SWELTER
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Area in Nigeria : GANDO
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___ the punch (starts fast) : BEATSTO
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Isolated rock : SCAR
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Is ruined : GOESTOPOT
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Pastoral plaint : BAA
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Choirboys' collars : ETONS
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Taunt : TWIT
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City west of L. A. : RENO
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Campus in Troy, N. Y. : RPI
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Fluff : ERROR
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Borge plays it : PIANO
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Use pressure : BRINGTOBEAR
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Foreman has it : TITLE
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Boards man : ACTOR
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Condor's home : AERIE
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English satirist : NASHE
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Longed : ACHED
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Like an oboe's tones : REEDY
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Contract : LEASE
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Forage plant : ERS
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Precarious : HANDTOMOUTH
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Impermanent : DAYTODAY
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By ___ crook : HOOKOR
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Shady retreat : ARBOR
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Greek letter : TAU
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Mint site : DENVER
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"___ Ride," 1865 poem : SHERIDANS
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Gear tooth : COG
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Pronoun : OURS
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Manumits : FREES
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Suit perfectly : FITTOAT
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Domino placement : ENDTOEND
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Quietly : LOW
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O'Hara novel : ARAGETOLIVE
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Worn out : TIRED
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Sword handle : HAFT
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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Function : ROLE
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His, hers, or guest : TOWEL
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Jannings : EMIL
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Drift : TREND
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Land a haymaker : KAYO
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Variety : BREED
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Certain Broadway show : REVIVAL
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Titoite : SERB
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Schisms : RIFTS
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Plaza de toros : ARENA
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Garb : DRESS
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Dissonance : NOISE
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More pleasant : NICER
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Haruspices : SEERS
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___ to it : PUT
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Tractable child : OBEYER
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Pub pole : ALESTAKE
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Nereid's steed : SEAHORSE
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Seasoning : OREGANO
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Swards : LEAS
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Persona ___ : GRATA
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Cassini : OLEG
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Channel changers : DIALS
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Burrows : ABE
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Proportions : RATIOS
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Kind of watch : STOP
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Bacheller hero : DRI
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Slight : THIN
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Chilean product : NITRATE
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Part of R.A.F. : ROYAL
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Insect stage : IMAGO
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Realistic : DOWNTOEARTH
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Pindar, e.g. : ODIST
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Gaseous element : NITON
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Starts rolling : GOESTOPRESS
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Cavell, for one : NURSE
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Bum ___ : STEER
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Bunk : COT
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City in India : PATNA
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Sumps : PITS
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Phone book : DIRECTORY
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Emerson name : WALDO
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Wavered : TOTTERED
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Bastes : SEWS
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Town : BURG
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Good odds : TENTOONE
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In good health : UPTOPAR
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Side dish : SLAW
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"Little man who ___ there" : WASNT
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East: Ger. : OST
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Like some rites : TRIBAL
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Nag : GEEGEE
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Of a whitish element : BARIC
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In reserve : ONICE
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Bird life : ORNIS
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Large fish : OPAH
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Item of inflation : TIRE
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Letter on a key : BETA
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Surfeit : SATE
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Buckeye or hornbeam : TREE
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Bravo : OLE
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Make a slip : NOD
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Gershwin : IRA
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Tavern : BAR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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