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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Tuesday, November 5, 1985

6-Down : Consoler's advice

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,146
Across
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T-men, e.g. : FEDS
5
French minister's title : ABBE
9
Put one's foot down : TROD
13
Chinese horn : OBOE
14
Patriot Silas : DEANE
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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Election Day hopefuls : CANDIDATES
19
Gide's "___ Die" : IFIT
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Eight of man's teeth : INCISORS
21
Longs for enviously : COVETS
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Carte before the course : MENU
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Less cowardly : GAMER
25
The maples, to a botanist : ACER
27
Gallup, Harris or Roper : POLLSTER
30
Stingless, feckless bees : DRONES
32
D.C. security breach : LEAK
33
Henpeck : NAG
35
Prohibition : DONT
36
Aviary sound : TWEET
38
Mussolini's daughter : EDDA
39
Tic-___-toe : TAC
40
Breakfast food : BRAN
41
Periods of boredom : ENNUIS
43
Aftermaths of very close elections : RECOUNTS
46
Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
47
Elm's bounty : SHADE
48
Mansard extension : EAVE
50
Promise confidently : ASSURE
52
Cynics : SNEERERS
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"___ till next year!" : WAIT
57
Easy victories on Election Day : LANDSLIDES
59
Tub plant : ALOE
60
NATO's defunct cousin : SEATO
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Nutcracker's suite : NEST
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Desires; itches : YENS
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Greek athletic contest : AGON
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
Down
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Centers of attention : FOCI
2
Israeli statesman : EBAN
3
Therefore, in Tours : DONC
4
Lees : SEDIMENT
5
Annex : ADDON
6
Consoler's advice : BEARUP
7
Dugout wood : BATS
8
Ethyl's adherent : ENE
9
Spot for a hot pot : TRIVET
10
Direct vote on a proposed law : REFERENDUM
11
Fail to include : OMIT
12
Polka followers : DOTS
15
Increase rapidly, as prices : ESCALATE
18
French Alps area : ISERE
22
Siberian city : OMSK
24
This permeates a victory party : GLEE
25
Like football crowds : AROAR
26
Subject of a loser's postelection speech : CONCESSION
28
Fragrant : OLENT
29
Where Kaltenborn held forth : RADIO
30
Banned insecticide : DDT
31
Pastries (literally, "whirlpools") : STRUDELS
34
Yak-yak on the dais : GAS
37
Grow dim : WANE
38
Getting into the race : ENTERING
40
Adonis's killer : BOAR
42
Kind of orange : NAVEL
44
Paratroopers' gear : CHUTES
45
"Never ___ know for whom ... ": Donne : SENDTO
49
Jason's father : AESON
50
Like absentee ballot casters : AWAY
51
Vendition : SALE
52
Obstruction : SNAG
53
German river : EDER
54
Surrender, in Siena : RESA
55
Speedy planes : SSTS
58
Actors' org. : AEA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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