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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, December 2, 1982

38-Down : Certain chess pieces

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, 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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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,077
Across
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Pack by tapping : TAMP
5
Moore's "___ Rookh" : LALLA
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Sow chow : MAST
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Gabon's El Hadj ___ Bongo : OMAR
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Made-up monicker : ALIAS
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"___ take arms ... ": Hamlet : ORTO
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A chador wearer : RANI
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Gauguin's birthplace : PARIS
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Erect : REAR
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With 36 and 49 Across, definition for junk : THINGSNECESSARY
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Intimations : CUES
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Country singer Bandy : MOE
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Serve : ATTEND
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Gritty : SABULOUS
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Fir or pine board : DEAL
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Promenades : MALLS
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___-Kut, Russian town : UST
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See 20 Across : ONLYONEDAYAFTER
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Capet, e.g. : ROI
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"___ the Hour," 1913 song : NOWIS
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___ Islands, Indonesia : ARRU
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Like some typing paper : ERASABLE
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Shed : DIVEST
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Distress : AIL
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Vehicle for Foyt : AUTO
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See 20 Across : THEYREDISCARDED
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Cleave : RIVE
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Where St. Paul was shipwrecked : MALTA
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Rose Bowl team: 1982 : IOWA
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Ham's word : OVER
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Felix Holt's creator : ELIOT
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Deadlocked : TIED
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Strong longings : YENS
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Comes closer : NEARS
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Site of over 260 eruptions : ETNA
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Apt rhyme for court : TORT
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Shanghai servant : AMAH
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"The ___ Love," 1924 song : MANI
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Magnificent or munificent : PRINCELY
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Fell from grace : LAPSED
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Astronauts Bean and Shepard : ALANS
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Trevi throwaways : LIRE
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Secular : LAIC
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Legislative body : ASSEMBLY
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Tidbit : MORSEL
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Sector : AREA
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Excel : STAR
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Churchill was one : TORY
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Word with runner or slinger : GUN
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March name : SOUSA
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Pay honor to : ADORE
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Carreras, e.g. : TENOR
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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___ Thompson, of "Rain" : SADIE
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Alack's partner : ALAS
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Tobacconists' customers : USERS
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Swagger : STRUT
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Whimper : MEWL
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Certain chess pieces : NOBLEMEN
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Pet : FAVORITE
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"Brian's Song" man : SAYERS
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Antonio's debt : DUCATS
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Call ___ day : ITA
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One of the Four Hundred : ASTOR
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Schliemann find : TROY
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Home for a little queen : HIVE
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Level : EVEN
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Valley : DALE
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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"Let George ___" : DOIT
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Gershwin biographer : EWEN
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Arp's art : DADA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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