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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 1958

42-Across : "Line" used by a comedian.

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F H J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,446
Across
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Adventure story. : SAGA
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Forehead. : BROW
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Sandy beach, in Spain. : PLAYA
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City S. of Moscow. : OREL
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Rustic: Slang. : RUBE
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Fits of temper. : RAGES
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London vehicles. : OMNIBUSES
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Glorify. : EXALT
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Hide ___ hair. : NOR
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Believers in: Suffix. : ISTS
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Verdi opera. : OTELLO
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Fickle girl of ballad fame. : GREENSLEEVES
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Pulitzer Prize novelist. : AGEE
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Character of a woven fabric. : TEXTURE
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Gas. : PETROL
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Ship's destination. : PORT
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This minute. : NOW
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Selves. : EGOS
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Bridges. : SPANS
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Location. : SITE
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Yalie. : ELI
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Puffed. : BLEW
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"Line" used by a comedian. : PATTER
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Matter-of-fact. : LITERAL
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Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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Reference books. : DICTIONARIES
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Spur on. : INCITE
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Parimutuel figures. : ODDS
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Hamster's relative. : RAT
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Breakfast food. : TOAST
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Render unfit. : INDISPOSE
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Become a member. : ENROL
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Demeanor. : MIEN
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Heavy blow: Slang. : ONER
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Middle: Law. : MESNE
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Throe. : PANG
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Famous G. I. chronicler. : PYLE
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Madame Chiang's maiden name. : SOONG
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Galahad's garb. : ARMOR
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Style of painting. : GENRE
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Arabic name. : ALI
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A kind of needle-point. : BRUSSELSLACE
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Susurrus. : RUSTLE
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Corpulent. : OBESE
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Miler Santee. : WES
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Excuse. : PRETEXT
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Least strict. : LAXEST
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Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
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Shout. : YELL
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Gambling game. : BINGO
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Cause of budget trouble. : OVERSPENDING
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Up to the ___ (very deeply). : EARS
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Harrow's rival. : ETON
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Part of a housing development. : UNIT
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By ___ (by memory alone). : ROTE
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Jug. : EWER
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Rind. : PEEL
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He: Ital. : EGLI
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Hop ___ (go): Slang. : TOIT
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Foot with claws. : PAW
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Skin. : PELT
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Rouse. : STIR
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Easy to break. : BRITTLE
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Store up. : AMASS
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Inventive genius. : EDISON
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Heavy with moisture. : SODDEN
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City in Michigan. : IONIA
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Method of humorous expression. : IRONY
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Kindergarten equipment. : EASEL
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Cubic meter. : STERE
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Part of an inventory. : ITEM
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Not one. : NONE
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Freight from Flint. : CARS
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Young scamp. : IMP
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Soft drink. : POP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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