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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, February 7, 1974

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,944
Across Down
1. Male turkey : TOM
4. Essential facts : BRASSTACKS
14. Eight: Fr. : HUIT
16. Ingredient of a certain jam : AUTOMOBILE
17. Taormina backdrop : ETNA
18. Herschel invention : ASTROMETER
19. Palm off : FOIST
21. Skewered-meat dish : KABOB
22. Vote : YEA
23. Pacific island : EFATE
24. Spectral type : CSTAR
26. Footnote figure : ASTERISK
29. Gem unit : CARAT
33. Egyptian solar deity : SHU
34. Brought up : RAISED
37. Mild rebuke : TOSH
38. Plaids : TARTANS
40. Change the direction of : REROUTE
42. Ali Baba's verb : OPEN
43. Bind, as wheat : SHEAVE
45. Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
46. "Twelfth Night" clown : FESTE
48. Poorly made : SLIPSHOD
50. Ermine in brown : STOAT
53. In sufficiency : AMPLY
54. Stalemate : TIE
57. ___ wave : TIDAL
59. I.C.B.M. shelters : SILOS
60. Star worshiper : ASTROLATER
63. Tatters : RAGS
64. State of ripening : MATUREMENT
65. Joint : KNEE
66. D. A.'s last two words : STATERESTS
67. Noun suffix : ERY
1. ___ Lanterns : THEFEASTOF
2. Not in trim : OUTOFSHAPE
3. Some chocolates : MINIATURES
4. Sheep's plaint : BAA
5. Biscuit : RUSK
6. Onslaughts : ATTACKS
7. Old-World trees : SORBS
8. Hawley's colleague : SMOOT
9. Alloy for cheap jewelry : TOMBAC
10. Ribicoff : ABE
11. ___ desk : CITY
12. Swiss painter : KLEE
13. Antitoxins : SERA
15. Discernment : TASTE
20. ___ cotta : TERRA
25. Short time: Sp. : RATO
27. Fleming and Hunter : IANS
28. New, thin ice : SISH
30. Pare somewhat to size : ROUGHPLANE
31. Star-guided seer : ASTROLOGER
32. Great epic poem : THEODYSSEY
35. Of an epoch : ERAL
36. Hindu goddess : DEVI
39. Explosives : TNTS
41. Meal: Fr. : REPAS
44. Squires' places : ESTATES
47. Baritone Bastianini (1923–67) : ETTORE
49. Simpering smile : SMIRK
51. Craft for fuel : OILER
52. "Nothing like ___" : ADAME
54. Scottish caps : TAMS
55. "The wolf ___ the door!" (Gilman) : ISAT
56. Miss Kett : ETTA
58. Fasting period : LENT
61. Pothole : RUT
62. Linemen: Abbr. : RTS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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