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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 1983

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,441
Across
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Cornelia ___ Skinner : OTIS
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Lollipop, for one : SHIP
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Wedge of a sort : SHIM
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___ colada : PINA
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"___ Rebel," 1962 song : HESA
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Most of our globe : WATER
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Golfer who won the U.S. Open in 1978 : ANDYNORTH
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Happify : ELATE
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Hilo garland : LEI
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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Rim of a spoked wheel : FELLOE
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Josey Wales portrayer: 1976 : CLINTEASTWOOD
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Author Nin : ANAIS
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"___ girl!" : ITSA
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Ali's three-time prize : TITLE
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Fuddy-duddy : DODO
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Affirmative votes : YEAS
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Lennon's widow : ONO
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Rasping sounds : SCROOPS
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Org. in which a Bird flies : NBA
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Rialto : MART
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Part below a fetlock : HOOF
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Historic French region : ANJOU
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Jalopy : HEAP
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The "soul" of S. Korea : SEOUL
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British poet laureate: 1813–43 : ROBERTSOUTHEY
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Tilled lands, in Taxco : ARADAS
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Christian under Ottoman rule : RAYA
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Advanced degs. : MAS
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Lays booby traps : MINES
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Former Laker star : JERRYWEST
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S.C. Indian : PEDEE
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Oppositionist : ANTI
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Hangs down loosely : LOPS
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Duck or color : TEAL
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Wild guess : STAB
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Girasol or geyserite : OPAL
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Harrow part : TINE
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Pressure gauge : INDICATOR
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State : SAY
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Fleeced : SHORN
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Afghan carpet center : HERAT
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Fiber for basketry : ISTLE
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Cry of contempt : PAH
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Candies, in Canterbury : SWEETS
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Corridor : HALLWAY
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Composer Montemezzi : ITALO
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Bandwagon policy : METOO
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Bent, e.g. : REED
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Babel babble : NOISES
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Camera-lens aperture setting : FSTOP
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Like Capp's hero : LIL
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" . . . to the ___ the party" : AIDOF
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Mighty mite : ATOM
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O'Neill heroine : NINA
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Theater curtains : DROPS
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Possible tic-tac-toe winner : OOO
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Hedonist's quest : ENJOYMENT
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Father, in Arabia : ABOU
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First king of Israel : SAUL
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Confabulates : CHATS
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Traipse : SASHAY
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Benchley book : THEDEEP
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Lou Hoover, ___ Henry : NEE
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Wipes out : ERASES
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Airport feature : RAMP
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Sal of baseball : BANDO
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" . . . ___ I'll weep": Lear : ORERE
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Novel by Ebers: 1877 : UARDA
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Alpine region : TYROL
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Famed film terrier : ASTA
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Red-backed sandpiper : STIB
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Tittle : JOT
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Existed : WAS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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