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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
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Male turkey : TOM
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Essential facts : BRASSTACKS
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Eight: Fr. : HUIT
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Ingredient of a certain jam : AUTOMOBILE
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Taormina backdrop : ETNA
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Herschel invention : ASTROMETER
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Palm off : FOIST
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Skewered-meat dish : KABOB
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Vote : YEA
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Pacific island : EFATE
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Spectral type : CSTAR
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Footnote figure : ASTERISK
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Gem unit : CARAT
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Egyptian solar deity : SHU
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Brought up : RAISED
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Mild rebuke : TOSH
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Plaids : TARTANS
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Change the direction of : REROUTE
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Ali Baba's verb : OPEN
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Bind, as wheat : SHEAVE
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Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
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"Twelfth Night" clown : FESTE
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Poorly made : SLIPSHOD
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Ermine in brown : STOAT
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In sufficiency : AMPLY
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Stalemate : TIE
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___ wave : TIDAL
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I.C.B.M. shelters : SILOS
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Star worshiper : ASTROLATER
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Tatters : RAGS
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State of ripening : MATUREMENT
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Joint : KNEE
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D. A.'s last two words : STATERESTS
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Noun suffix : ERY
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___ Lanterns : THEFEASTOF
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Not in trim : OUTOFSHAPE
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Some chocolates : MINIATURES
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Sheep's plaint : BAA
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Biscuit : RUSK
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Onslaughts : ATTACKS
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Old-World trees : SORBS
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Hawley's colleague : SMOOT
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Alloy for cheap jewelry : TOMBAC
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Ribicoff : ABE
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___ desk : CITY
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Discernment : TASTE
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___ cotta : TERRA
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Short time: Sp. : RATO
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Fleming and Hunter : IANS
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New, thin ice : SISH
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Pare somewhat to size : ROUGHPLANE
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Star-guided seer : ASTROLOGER
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Great epic poem : THEODYSSEY
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Hindu goddess : DEVI
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Explosives : TNTS
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Meal: Fr. : REPAS
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Squires' places : ESTATES
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Baritone Bastianini (1923–67) : ETTORE
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Simpering smile : SMIRK
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Craft for fuel : OILER
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"Nothing like ___" : ADAME
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Scottish caps : TAMS
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"The wolf ___ the door!" (Gilman) : ISAT
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Miss Kett : ETTA
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Fasting period : LENT
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Pothole : RUT
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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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