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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

IMPROPER NAMES

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 1973

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 11-Down is as it appeared, but "1969-68" should be "1969, 68."

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V
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D
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O
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B
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D
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W
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L
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M
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A
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L
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G
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N
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E
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116
E
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,604
Across
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Bowsprit : SPAR
5
Sassafras drink : SALOP
10
Levantine wind : IMBAT
15
Did the trudgen : SWAM
19
Argentan's river : ORNE
20
Eastern bigwig : AMEER
21
Not a soul : NOONE
22
Combustible heap : PYRE
23
Greek units of length : PIKS
24
Julie joins Hugh : LONDONDOWNS
26
Cuzco Indian : INCA
27
Dabbles in : SMATTERS
29
French pronoun : VOUS
30
Adjective for Rome : ETERNAL
32
Richard III's need : AHORSE
33
Slowly, to Cicero : LENTE
34
Malefic : EVIL
35
Schary : DORE
36
"Little ___" : SIRECHO
38
Sell or tell : RETAIL
41
Romeo and Juliet : ROLES
42
B'way turkey : BOMB
43
Wahine's dance : HULA
45
What old grads do : REUNE
46
Leftovers : ENDS
47
Finicky grammarian : PURIST
49
Berliner's refusal : NEIN
51
Sturdy cart : DRAY
52
Compass point : ENE
53
Weight unit : CARAT
54
Flues : UPTAKES
57
A.F.B. in Colorado : ENT
58
Signals for Revere : LANTERNS
60
Lorne takes on crooner : GREENEVALLEE
62
Pindar's output : ODES
63
Cooperstown name : WANER
64
Blue or White : NILE
65
Two actors : COTTENWEAVER
69
Skin discoloration : CHLOASMA
73
Supplement, with "out" : EKE
74
Less svelte : STOUTER
75
"___ We Dance" : SHALL
76
Bern's river : AAR
77
He came after Bacon : LAMB
79
Variety : SORT
80
Swift's forte : SATIRE
82
Embog : MIRE
83
Pippin : APPLE
85
Sweepings : DUST
87
Shed feathers : MOLT
88
P. I. canoe : BANCA
89
"Dooryard" bloomers : LILACS
91
Like Dali's style : SURREAL
93
Norse Fate : URTH
94
Noun suffix : ENCE
95
Pamphleteer of '76 : PAINE
96
Singer Geraldine : FARRAR
98
Barber takes on Ali : REDCLAY
101
Actress Merrill : DINA
102
At the fringe : MARGINAL
104
Baal or Mammon : IDOL
105
Fred gets Justice : WARINGBLACK
108
Foreign trade discount : AGIO
109
Pure and simple : MERE
110
Equally : ALIKE
111
Milk: Prefix : LACTI
112
Clan : GENS
113
Handle: Fr. : ANSE
114
More exposed : NUDER
115
Uneven : EROSE
116
"Or" follower : ELSE
Down
1
Placebos : SOPS
2
Band leader gets a Reed : PRIMADONNA
3
Singer and actor moored together : ANKAHOLDEN
4
Touches up old masters : RESTORES
5
Ad subjects : SALES
6
Dino's song topic : AMORE
7
Glass : LENS
8
Ref. book : OED
9
O. T. book : PROVERBS
10
On the carpet : INDUTCH
11
Two no-hit pitchers: 1969–68 : MOOSEHUNTER
12
Clara of films : BOW
13
Bancroft : ANNE
14
Bed canopy : TESTER
15
Full of life : SPIRITED
16
Two late comedians : WYNNLAUREL
17
Alms box : ARCA
18
Kind of ticket : MEAL
25
What one little pig had : NONE
28
___ bien : TRES
31
Invariably : EVER
33
Last straw : LIMIT
36
Marsh birds : SORAS
37
City in N. Y. : OLEAN
39
Fatuous : INANE
40
Where Tacloban is : LEYTE
41
Rod's partner : REEL
42
George smokes with Natalie : BURNSWOOD
44
Two Senators (Vt.-Mich.) : AIKENHART
47
Mom and Dad : PARENTS
48
Lana, Jim and Nat : TURNERS
50
Britain's Chamberlain : NEVILLE
53
Relinquishes : CEDES
55
Gynt : PEER
56
Coating for pills : SALOL
59
Sandboxer : TOT
60
Handed out : GAVE
61
Grassland : LEA
63
Writers Isaac and John : WATTSUPDIKE
65
___ Bayar of Turkey : CELAL
66
Giraffe's cousin : OKAPI
67
Shirley and Diana : TEMPLEDORS
68
Southeast wind : EURUS
69
Discourage : CHILL
70
Eva Marie and Heather : SAINTANGEL
71
Fredric and Claude : MARCHRAINS
72
Precinct : AREA
75
Agora sights : STOAE
78
Two singers : BLANCLEE
81
Responsive : AMENABLE
82
Event for Figaro : MARRIAGE
84
Churchly: Abbr. : ECCL
86
Athlete's mentor : TRAINER
88
Ham follower : BURG
90
Wampum : SEAWAN
92
Arena : RING
96
Data : FACTS
97
Okie's relative : ARKIE
98
"Green Mansions" girl : RIMA
99
Actress Barbara : EDEN
100
Asian border river : YALU
102
Egyptian cotton : MACO
103
Mislay : LOSE
106
Free of : RID
107
Small ape : LAR

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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