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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Saturday, February 9, 1985

39-Down : Manet masterpiece

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { B H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,877
Across
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Panov of ballet : VALERI
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De ___, former Irish P.M. : VALERA
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Crusaders' foe : SALADIN
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A necessity for life : ALIMENT
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Future frat members : PLEDGES
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Mao's main military man : LINPIAO
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Gamb : LEG
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Factor : ELEMENT
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P.M. periods : NTS
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Home of some Baluchis : IRAN
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What bugbears do : SCARE
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Aug. 1 babies : LEOS
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Far from fresh : TIRED
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Quang ___, Vietnamese town : TRI
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Pianist Frankie ___ : CARLE
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Sonnet part : SESTET
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Fondled : CARESSED
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Old Mexican coin : TLAC
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He pulls in pushers : NARC
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Some singers or anglers : TROLLERS
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Kay, Belle and Brenda : STARRS
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Loggers' contest : ROLEO
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W.W. II sector : ETO
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R. Wilbur's "Walking to ___" : SLEEP
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Terrapin, for one : EMYD
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Places for races : OVALS
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"___ Sanctorum" : ACTA
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Shriver of tennis : PAM
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Sharp ___ : ASATACK
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Suffix with planet : OID
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"April ___," 1932 song : INPARIS
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Rods used on Roman pupils : FERULAE
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Bald men's rugs : DOILIES
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Briefly : INAWORD
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To cost, in Calabria : VALERE
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Violetta ___, in "La Traviata" : VALERY
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Actress Harper : VALERIE
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Sour liquids : ALEGARS
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Midshipmite : LAD
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Advantage : EDGE
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Pelf in Phnom Penh : RIELS
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Thrips, e.g. : INSECT
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Roman leader: 253-60 : VALERIAN
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Type of dress : ALINE
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Fluffy stuff : LINT
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Title held by 7 Down: Abbr. : EMP
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Carl, Rob and Fritz : REINERS
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France of France : ANATOLE
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Half-bottles : SPLITS
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___ salad : TOSSED
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Grappa's cousin : MARC
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Vexed : NETTLED
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Teatro since the 1770's : LASCALA
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Composer Norman ___ Joio : DELLO
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Londoners' sure things : CERTS
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Great inventor's monogram : TAE
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Headland : RAS
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Break in a dike : CREVASSE
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Timorous : TREPID
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Russian dynasty : ROMANOV
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Manet masterpiece : OLYMPIA
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Photocopy : STAT
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Dye : RECOLOR
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Of nets : RETIARY
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Dug holes : SPADED
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Norwegian king: 1103-15 : OLAFIV
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Withy : OSIER
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Part of an opera : SCENA
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Author Eliav : ARIE
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Early Slavonic ruler's title : KRAL
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Tennis term : ALL
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___ Dotzauer, E. German skier : UWE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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