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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

WITH BEST WISHES . . .

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 1979

114-Down : Stretches tightly

Author:
E.T.M.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,009
Across
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"Happy ___!" : NEWYEAR
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Communication : MESSAGE
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In Hades : BELOW
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Sudden inclination : IMPULSE
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Epical : ILIADIC
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Apocopates : ELIDES
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Start of a greeting to solvers : TOALLKINDFANSBOTHOLDAND
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Biblical verb suffix : ETH
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Año nuevo celebrant : SENOR
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Hebrew letter : MEM
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Encumbrance : LIEN
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Attic promenade : STOA
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Iago's forte : LIES
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Interdict : DEBAR
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Extremities of cold, etc. : RIGORS
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Peppery : HOT
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Catfish's look-alike : LOACH
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"The Sun Also ___" : RISES
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Words in Jack-and-Jill rhyme : TOGETA
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Ballerina's leap : JETE
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"He wasted both toil ___": Cicero : ANDOIL
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Word with horn or string : SHOE
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"___, There," 1954 song : HEY
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Cynical : SNEERY
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Three, in Toledo : TRES
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Court defense : PRESS
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Greeting: Part II : NEW
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Neighbor of Perugia : SPOLETO
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Pullulate : TEEM
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Golden-rule preposition : UNTO
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Mazuma : GELT
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Writer Bontemps : ARNA
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Girl in "Le Nozze di Figaro" : SUSANNA
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Grudge : PEEVE
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Daube : LARD
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Tropical climber : LIANA
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Man of the soil : PEASANT
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Attends Choate, e.g. : PREPS
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Links gadget : TEE
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Song-___ man : ANDDANCE
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Nabokov novel : DAR
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Native of Asmara : ERITREAN
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Panay inhabitant : ATI
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Where Chanticleer rules : ROOST
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Greek phonetician : ETACIST
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One hundred make a gridiron : YARDS
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Exec's note : MEMO
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Between: Prefix : INTER
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Voiceless sound in German : ICHLAUT
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Bundle of cotton : BALE
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Lessee's payment : RENT
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Turkish weight units : OKES
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Rose or nomad : RAMBLER
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Greeting: Part III : MAY
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Ocean greyhound : LINER
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Musketeer's foil : EPEE
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Old hand : STAGER
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Washington V.I.P. : SEN
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Fasces items : RODS
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Assails : SETSAT
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Type of dive or song : SWAN
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Geometer's straight line : SECANT
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"___ the Rose," Young novel : SORED
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Sailing vessel : KETCH
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Sigma follower : TAU
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___ peanuts : SALTED
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Innsbruck is here : TIROL
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Dreary, in Dundee : DREE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Assent in Acapulco : SISI
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Negation in Nürnberg : NIE
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Pram pushers : NANAS
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From ___ Z : ATO
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End of greeting : THENEWDECADEBEKINDTOYOU
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Main course in U.S. : ENTREE
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Refined : ELEGANT
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Osmium or uranium : ELEMENT
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Begat : SIRED
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N.H.L. team : TORONTO
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Calls it a day : RETIRES
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Genus of stoneworts : NITELLA
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Fear or hate, e.g. : EMOTION
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Harry Hopkins: 1935-38 : WPAHEAD
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Actor Brynner : YUL
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Building wings : ELLS
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Interrogated : ASKED
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Carl, Fritz or Rob : REINER
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Jewish religious exposition : MIDRASH
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"A right jolly old ___" : ELF
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Thailand, once : SIAM
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More lucid : SANER
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Madison Ave. copywriters : ADSMITHS
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Adjustable piece in a machine : GIB
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Bionomics : ECOLOGY
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Commands : BEHESTS
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Esau's father-in-law : ELON
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Adjective for Abner : LIL
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Bookie's concern : ODDS
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Everybody's concern : WEATHER
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Supercilious : SNOOTY
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Ora pro ___ : NOBIS
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Word with flat or spare : TIRE
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Appointment : DATE
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Mary Stuart's realm : SCOTLAND
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Begins anew : REOPENS
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Rises : GOESUP
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Charter : HIRE
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Swain's song : SERENADE
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Raggedy doll : ANN
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Peridot, e.g. : JEWEL
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Inviting word : LETS
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Brain scan, for short : EEG
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Bits or hints : SOUPCONS
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Efflux : EMANATION
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Moslem's greeting : SALAAM
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Caxton or Zenger : PRINTER
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Stop ___ : ONADIME
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Oriental shrine : TAA
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Knot in cotton : NEP
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Mother ___, Nobelist for Peace : TERESA
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Puccini prelude : OVERTURE
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Football play : LATERAL
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Lever on a loom : TREADLE
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Takes care of : SEESTO
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Spire ornament : EPI
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Not so sparse : DENSER
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Rhine feeder : AAR
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They follow an animal's trail : TRACKERS
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Swine's confines : STY
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We, to Luciano : NOI
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Formed a joint, in carpentry : RABBETED
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Half a score : TEN
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Type of cigar : CHEROOT
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"___ ne passeront pas" : ILS
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Pope's "Essay ___" : ONMAN
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Let up : RELENT
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Campers' curfew : TAPS
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The "it" game : TAG
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Proverbial heirs : MEEK
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Affirmation : YES
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One with a plan : INTENDER
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Wrap in bandages : SWATHE
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Stretches tightly : TAUTENS
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Dwelt : RESIDED
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Organ stop : SALICET
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"___ me only ... " : DRINKTO
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Eastern inn : SERAI
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Vagabond : STRAYER
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Paint solvent : ACETONE
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On ___ (at variance) : THEOUTS
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E.R.A. or R.B.I. : STAT
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Instance : CASE
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Companion of Blitzen : DONNER
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Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
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Soup scoop : LADLE
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Oppositionist : ANTI
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Popeye's ___ Pea : SWEE
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Galley word : STET
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Bobble the ball : ERR
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Cicero's "I maintain" : ALO
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Chinese peak : OMI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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