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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

FRENCH LEAVE

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1974

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,248
Across
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Big casino, for one : TENSPOT
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Righteous : MORAL
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Sets with gems : CHASES
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Dilettante : AMATEUR
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State of lawlessness : ANOMIE
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Frost : ROBERT
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Fun and games : DIVERTISSEMENT
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Like Van Gogh, at times : INSANE
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Source of bifteck : STEER
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Noted hostess : MESTA
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State capital : DESMOINES
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Prefix with gram or tribe : DIA
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Babbitt's creator : LEWIS
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Austere : STERN
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Ballerina's solo : PASSEUL
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___ about : ONOR
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Rochester name : EASTMAN
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Parseghian : ARA
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Mock : SCOFF
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Medicine man : SHAMAN
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Rainbow Falls site : HILO
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Zola's "Le ___" : REVE
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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Girasol : OPAL
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Broom made of twigs : BESOM
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Sacred image : ICON
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Except : UNLESS
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Animated hound : PLUTO
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Finis : END
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Ketch or yawl : SAILER
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Swamp tree : TUPELO
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Patron's pet : PROTEGE
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___ avis : RARA
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Grapevine product : RUMOR
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O'Neill character : ORIN
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Refractory : DEFIANT
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Purports : DRIFTS
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Exhausts : USESUP
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Wave, in Spain : OLA
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Declare : STATE
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Uses a teapot : STEEPS
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Bruins' campus : UCLA
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Beame, to Frenchmen : MAIRE
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Ouimet's game : GOLF
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Extinct wild ox : URUS
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Jazzman Fountain : PETE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Outcast : PARIAH
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Ouida's real name : RAMEE
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F.D.R. measure : NRA
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Cloistered life : THEVEIL
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High-hat : SNUB
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Of a Greek god : PANDEAN
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Faux pas : ERROR
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Treasurer's wall décor : GRAPH
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Spenser heroine : UNA
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Banters : BADINAGES
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"Dieu et mon ___" : DROIT
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___ Methuselah : OLDAS
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Short order : OMELET
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Duty of the mighty : NOBLESSEOBLIGE
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Words of warning : ORELSE
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Most dreadful : DIREST
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One who narrates : RELATOR
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Certain Louvre hangings : MANETS
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French pastry : TARTE
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Kind of tense : PRESENT
Down
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Moppets : TADS
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Utter : EMIT
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Part of Notre Dame : NAVE
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Bayard and Grani : STEEDS
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British fruit drinks : PERRIES
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Passé : OUT
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Soigné : TRIM
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En ___ (in a body) : MASSE
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Kind of punch : ONETWO
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French novelist : ROMAINS
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Soul, in Sedan : AME
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Swedish Nightingale : LIND
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Of the "Russian Riviera" : CRIMEAN
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Bridge cards : HONORS
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Liqueur : ABSINTHE
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Agathe, Jeanne, etc.: Abbr. : STES
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Seine seasons : ETES
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Condiment in Caen : SEL
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Approach furtively : STEALUP
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Up-to-date : AUCOURANT
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Where Dryden lived : SOHO
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Lutetia, today : PARIS
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Tact : SAVOIRFAIRE
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Forsaken : LORN
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Account-making official : RAPPORTEUR
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Stage setting : MISEENSCENE
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"Take Me ___" : ALONG
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___ plume : NOMDE
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Fedora material : FELT
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Iris : FLEURDELIS
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___ de mer : MAL
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Yokels : BOORS
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Mountain ridge : SPUR
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Trucking rigs : SEMIS
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Result of some showers : TROUSSEAU
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Cancel : ERASE
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Place for an atelier : LOFT
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Traffic jam : TIEUP
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Cotton flannel : DOMET
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Israeli port : ELATH
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Luzon group : TAGALOG
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Follower of ne plus : ULTRA
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Hymn of praise : PAEAN
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Stark peak : TOR
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Water hoist : PUMP
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Signal at sunrise : REVEILLE
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Cobra's pride : FANG
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Lafitte's crew : PIRATES
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Olympics contestant : HURDLER
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Elevate : ENNOBLE
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Renan : ERNEST
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Least furnished : BAREST
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Cowboys' home : DALLAS
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Sunder : REND
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Word on a French mailbox : POSTE
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Linen marking : HIS
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TV studio device : BOOM
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Hog plum of India : AMRA
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Done, in Dundee : DEEN
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"Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
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Old mound in Friesland : TERP
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Called: Fr. : DITE
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Chariot race : AGON
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Famed muralist : SERT
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Lingerie item : BRA
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Finished, in poetry : OER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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