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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1961

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,258
Across
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Symbol of spinsterhood. : THIMBLE
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Flimflams. : CHEATS
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Aqua fortis. : ACID
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Beloved. : PRECIOUS
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Out of funds. : HARDUP
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Bootlace. : LACET
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The Enterprise, for one. : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
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Infuriated. : IRATE
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Japanese name. : ITO
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Initially. : ATFIRST
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Gridiron stalemates. : TIESCORES
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Explorer Ericson. : LEIF
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Babylonians, Phoenicians, etc. : SEMITES
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Exceptional. : RARE
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Bankbook abbreviation. : INT
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Surpass. : CAP
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Margot Fonteyn's title. : DAME
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Incites. : PRODS
40
Tonsure area. : PATE
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Gauzy fabric. : SCRIM
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Rather long odds. : TENTOONE
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More logical. : SANER
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String, of a sort. : SHOELACE
48
Plato's "Symposium" topic. : EROS
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Bowl calls. : RAHS
51
Firmness of spirit. : COURAGE
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Triads. : TRINES
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Roman encampment. : CASTRA
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Artist of the Dada cult. : ARP
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More full blown. : RIPER
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Reminder. : MEMO
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One of La Guardia's nicknames. : THEHAT
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Depend (on). : RELY
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Seaweed stuff. : AGAR
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Name akin to Rudolph. : ROLF
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San ___, Italian resort. : REMO
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Wrinkle. : CREASE
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The birds. : AVES
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Chessmen. : ROOKS
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Lyman Lemnitzer is one: Abbr. : GEN
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Lost sheep, to a lawyer. : ESTRAY
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Reporters of a sort. : LEGMEN
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Set free. : UNLOOSE
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Parisian streets. : RUES
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Often revived drama. : RAIN
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Perturbed. : TROUBLED
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Oral. : PAROL
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Chemist's cylinder. : TESTTUBE
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Quack grass and burdock. : WEEDS
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In a line. : AROW
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Caster. : CRUET
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Dressed. : CLAD
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Substance from madder. : DYE
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Rival of T. C. U. : SMU
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N. Y. C. event for 1964. : FAIR
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Plane part. : AILERON
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Snick's partner. : SNEE
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Harness cushion. : COLLARPAD
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Madrileños' wives. : SENORAS
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Stream: Abbr. : RIV
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Thin as ___. : ARAIL
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Labor-management provision. : ESCALATORCLAUSE
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Namesakes of a Spartan queen. : LEDAS
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Tiny brook. : RILLET
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Marvelous events. : MIRACLES
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"___ Mable." : DERE
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Sault __ Marie. : SAINTE
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Composer Foster. : STEPHEN
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Clichélike. : TRITE
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Feature of Pope's verse. : HEROICCOUPLET
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Federal agency: Abbr. : ICC
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Remarkable star in Cetus. : MIRA
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Launches. : BOATS
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Sailed nearer the wind. : LUFFED
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Approximation. : ESTIMATE
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That which subdues. : CHASTENER
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Pioneer in "local color" writing. : HARTE
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Slip. : ERR
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Stulm. : ADIT
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Blacksmith's device: Var. : TUEIRON
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Farm machine. : SPREADER
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Owner of Dinah, the cat. : ALICE
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Dear: Ital. : CARO
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Soaring perilously. : ICARIAN
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Let-up in international strain: Fr. : DETENTE
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Beach toy. : PAIL
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Pulpit's canopy. : TESTER
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Treason. : CRIME
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Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
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Traveler. : FARER
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Deviser of humorous sound transpositions. : SPOONER
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Hemingway heroine. : PILAR
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The color peach bloom. : ROSEMORN
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Player like Unitas. : PASSER
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Props (with "up"). : SHORERS
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Priestly Persian caste. : MAGI
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Shipshape. : TRIM
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Pahlavi. : SHAH
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Hard to find. : SCARCE
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Onion. : CEPA
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Do something. : ACT
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Cross. : TRAVERSE
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Pas seul. : SOLO
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Precept from Matt. vii, 12. : THEGOLDENRULE
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Egyptian king. : RAMESES
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Made up for. : ATONED
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Sans ___ (matchless): Fr. : EGAL
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Strong-scented herb. : YARROW
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The Henley. : REGATTA
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Tetrad. : FOUR
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Son of Kish. : SAUL
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Potato bud. : EYE
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Struck. : SMIT
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Be skilled in. : KNOW
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Turned. : SLUED
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Extract (a kernel) from shell or husk. : ENUCLEATE
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Does as told. : OBEYS
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Naval officers: Slang. : STRIPERS
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Eating places. : TEAROOMS
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French genius of 17th cen. : PASCAL
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Ironclad. : ARMORED
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Vocal flourish. : ROULADE
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Continental mass. : EURASIA
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Mixed. : BLENT
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Sleeper. : CAR
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Heroine of 1857 novel. : DORRIT
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Bogus. : FALSE
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Relative of an atoll. : ISLET
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Shellfish. : NACRE
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Iron: Ger. : EISEN
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Twilight times. : EVES
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Equivocator. : LIAR
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7th c. date. : DCLI
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Cuff. : SLAP
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English river. : ALN
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Alas! : ACH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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