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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Friday, February 20, 1987

16-Across : First letter given to Odysseus

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The PDF listed a single clue for 1- and 8-Across, which read: 1-8 Most popular TV game show, with "The"

1
W
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H
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E
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E
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L
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O
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F
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F
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R
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T
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U
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N
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E
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H
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L
L
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O
M
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C
R
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I
T
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L
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R
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N
D
A
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Z
A
P
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S
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N
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C
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M
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K
I
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S
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R
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C
O
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I
R
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N
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A
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L
I
T
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B
A
S
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S
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D
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D
O
E
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D
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L
A
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W
L
E
S
S
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W
I
E
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N
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L
I
E
S
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C
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A
J
O
L
E
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S
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T
A
U
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T
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O
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G
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T
A
T
O
U
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E
A
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R
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T
R
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P
E
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A
R
A
B
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E
D
G
E
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D
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A
T
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N
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T
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C
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A
L
L
O
P
E
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Z
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U
R
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A
M
A
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T
I
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E
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A
R
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O
L
A
S
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R
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M
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I
M
A
M
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S
L
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64
D
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,618
Across
1
Most popular TV game show, with "The" : WHEELOF
8
Most popular TV game show, with "The" : FORTUNE
15
Greek : HELLENE
16
First letter given to Odysseus : OMICRON
17
Leghorn native : ITALIAN
18
Circular building : ROTUNDA
19
Use a ray gun : ZAP
20
Like many a correspondent : SINCERE
22
Wife of Amen-Ra : MUT
23
Romeo's last act : KISS
25
"White April" poet : REESE
26
Singer Natalie : COLE
27
Spenser's name for Ireland : IRENA
29
Squiffed : LIT
30
Diamond quartet : BASES
31
Set into a groove : DADOED
33
In a state of anomie : LAWLESS
35
Nobelist in Physics: 1911 : WIEN
37
Epitaph verb : LIES
38
Wheedles : CAJOLES
41
Oysterfish : TAUTOG
45
Giant armadillo : TATOU
46
Crossette : EAR
48
Nonsensical rubbish : TRIPE
49
Wahhabi, e.g. : ARAB
50
Sidled : EDGED
52
Egyptian symbol : ATEN
53
Toe preceder : TAC
54
Baseball Hall of Fame player-manager : ALLOPEZ
56
Yorkshire river : URE
57
Disposed to love : AMATIVE
59
Small spaces : AREOLAS
61
Gives up a claim to, in law : REMISES
62
Land ruled by a Moslem leader : IMAMATE
63
Severe critics : SLATERS
64
Best seller by Susann: 1976 : DOLORES
Down
1
Any one of the Phillies in 1950 : WHIZKID
2
Ancient Greek courtesan : HETAIRA
3
Passed, as years : ELAPSED
4
Wright wing : ELL
5
Polynesian symbols of affection : LEIS
6
Walking ___ (euphoric) : ONAIR
7
A seasoning : FENNEL
8
Of the woods : FORESTAL
9
"Rory ___," S. Lover novel : OMORE
10
Lavabo, e.g. : RITE
11
Inst. at Fort Worth : TCU
12
Partly vase-shaped bryophyte : URNMOSS
13
Small knots : NODULES
14
Some kin : ENATES
21
Wainscot : CEIL
24
Deception via soft soap : SNOWJOB
26
Metrical pause : CAESURA
28
Alphabetic device used by Frederick III : AEIOU
30
Cheviot's plaint : BLEAT
32
Actor Duilio ___ Prete : DEL
34
Retorts are his forte : WIT
36
Gratuitous : NEEDLESS
38
Coating for an apple : CARAMEL
39
Chilean desert, rich in nitrates : ATACAMA
40
Pudding starch : SAGO
42
Nominal : TITULAR
43
Act : OPERATE
44
Origins : GENESES
45
Medieval invaders of Europe : TATARS
47
Indemnified : REPAID
50
Young conger : ELVER
51
Skin: Comb. form : DERMO
54
Comfort, in Caen : AISE
55
Fervor : ZEAL
58
Small bird : TIT
60
Ethiopian river : OMO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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