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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, November 20, 1986

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,526
Across
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Girasol : OPAL
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St.-John's-bread : CAROB
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Like some straits : DIRE
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Club or spice : MACE
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Reckon : OPINE
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Innisfail : ERIN
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With 52 Across, report on the first cafe in space : ITHASSAVORYFOOD
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Epithet for Sinatra : THEVOICE
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Enter, as a profession : GOINTO
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Loser to Gans in 1902 : ERNE
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Soap unit : CAKE
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Foe of a Cheyenne : PAWNEE
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Neil Simon products : COMEDIES
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American dogwood : OSIER
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___ Bill, legendary cowboy : PECOS
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"___ me in soft Lydian airs": Milton : LAP
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Arrive at Logan : LAND
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Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
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Kind of wine : ROSE
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Printer's need : INK
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Fodder plants : TARES
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Christie's "The ___ Dials Mystery" : SEVEN
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Did a chassé : SASHAYED
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Least vivid : PALEST
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Contrafagotto : OBOE
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Actress Damita : LILI
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A satellite of Uranus : OBERON
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Harassed : MOLESTED
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See 17 Across : BUTNOATMOSPHERE
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Cicero's pronoun for Catiline : ISTE
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Reach by radio : RAISE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Skat or Spica : STAR
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U.F.O. crewman : ALIEN
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Coaster : SLED
Down
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Skip : OMIT
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Lane : PATH
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Flu symptom : ACHE
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Infused : LEAVENED
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Trig ratio : COSINE
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Quickly : APACE
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Split : RIVE
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Lennon's widow : ONO
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Pear-shaped citrus fruit : BERGAMOT
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Resisted openly : DEFIED
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Mashie or niblick : IRON
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Tumult : RIOT
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Conductor Akira ___ : ENDO
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More tender : SORER
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Links, as oxen : YOKES
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Actress Imogene and family : COCAS
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Greek city-state : POLIS
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Yoga position : ASANA
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Nictates : WINKS
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Yielded, as by treaty : CEDED
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Translation for "amo" : ILOVE
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Alleviates : EASES
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Cole Porter song: 1929 : PAREE
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Goodbye, in Tokyo : SAYONARA
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Some appetizers : RELISHES
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Verboten : TABOO
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Orchid byproduct : SALEP
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Well-known pastry eater : HORNER
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German name for a Czech city : PILSEN
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Detached : LOOSE
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Geishas' sashes : OBIS
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Hall of Fame sight : BUST
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Year in the next century : MMII
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Swiss hero : TELL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Exploit : DEED
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Former chess champ : TAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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