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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Friday, December 19, 1986

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Touchstone's companion : AUDREY
7
Famed film director–script writer : WILDER
13
Green ___, lady in a 1580 ballad : SLEEVES
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Get : RECEIVE
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Composer of "The Devil's Trill" : TARTINI
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Fined : AMERCED
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Settled : LOCATED
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Annoy : TRY
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Fish resembling a roach : RUDD
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Italian automotive center : TURIN
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Adduce : CITE
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Pochards : SMEES
28
Add up : TOT
29
Mercury's talaria : SHOES
30
Bar at the bar : ESTOP
32
"The Lost ___,"1945 film : WEEKEND
34
King Hadad's land : EDOM
36
Ancient ambulatory : STOA
37
"Five Graves ___," 1943 film : TOCAIRO
40
Feed feasters for a fee : CATER
43
Bevels, tilts or whines : CANTS
44
Davis or Ryder : CUP
46
Shunned one : LEPER
48
Beauvais blockheads : ANES
49
Hosted a bash : THREW
51
___ Gauche, Paris : RIVE
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Mayan Indian : MAM
53
Controversialist : ERISTIC
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An O'Neill : TIP
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Experience enhancing self-esteem : EGOTRIP
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City in Colo. : ALAMOSA
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Altar screen : REREDOS
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Vegetarian's course : LEGUMES
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Punta ___, Chilean port : ARENAS
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Loathe : DETEST
Down
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Late bloomers : ASTERS
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Poe poem : ULALUME
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Mocks : DERIDES
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Soak timber : RET
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Christie's "___ Under the Sun" : EVIL
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" . . . enter ___": Matt. 10:5 : YENOT
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" . . . ___ are a little breed": Tennyson : WEMEN
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Hit a puck too far : ICED
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Irish sea god : LER
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Asset for an actor : DICTION
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Turned inside out : EVERTED
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Does a beautician's job : REDYES
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Just as, to Justinian : SICUT
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Rheas, e.g. : RATITES
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In single file : AROW
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Emulates Holmes : DETECTS
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Con man : CHEATER
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Concoctions by some jerks : SODAS
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Kin of "Prosit!" : SKOAL
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Next, to Solti : POI
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Bel Kaufman's "Love, ___" : ETC
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Role for Donat or O'Toole : MRCHIPS
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Scarlet ___ (red robin) : TANAGER
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"Just ___ Chance," Crosby hit : ONEMORE
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Bear, in Brest : OURS
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Abstract : EPITOME
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Emends : REVISES
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Sine qua non for 7 Across : CAMERA
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Potpourri item : PETAL
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One of three squares : REPAST
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Graces and Gorgons : TRIOS
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Enticed : WILED
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Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
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D. C. Fisher's "The Squirrel ___" : CAGE
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Kind of strike : TEN
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Theban mother goddess : MUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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