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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Tuesday, April 16, 1974

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 386 (avg 2.04)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,012
Across
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Batters' concerns : HITS
5
Mogul emperor of India : AKBAR
10
Miracle drug : ACTH
14
Virginia willow : ITEA
15
Strainer : SIEVE
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Namath's bailiwick : SHEA
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Place side by side : JUXTAPOSIT
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Famed sergeant : YORK
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One with high hopes : OPTIMIST
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Enlighten : ILLUME
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Haystack : RICK
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Burmese people : SGAU
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Schooner pole : SPRIT
28
African republic : DAHOMEY
31
Patchworks : CRAZYQUILTS
34
Dress up : TOG
36
Mud : OOZE
37
"I give up!" : UNCLE
38
Synagogue : SHUL
39
Court : WOO
40
Milieu : MISEENSCENE
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Updated icebox : FREEZER
44
Clear of charges : PURGE
45
Waste time : LAZE
46
Radar signal : BLIP
48
Lapis ___ : LAZULI
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Exhausting item : TAILPIPE
55
Jejune : ARID
56
Dickens hero : CHUZZLEWIT
58
Pittance : MITE
59
Desi : ARNAZ
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Punjab prince : RANA
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Indemnified : PAID
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Concordes : SSTS
Down
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Son, in Seville : HIJO
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Live ___ (be carefree) : ITUP
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Schoolbook : TEXT
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Ridicule : SATIRIZE
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Jellied garnish : ASPIC
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Newsstand : KIOSK
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Kind of seller : BEST
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Roman's ancestors : AVI
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Make taut again : RETIGHTEN
10
Sanctuary : ASYLUM
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Mao associate : CHOU
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School period : TERM
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Cod's cousin : HAKE
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Friendship : AMITY
22
Eastern land : LAOS
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Room, in Reims : SALLE
25
Harbor boat : SCOW
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Trial print : PROOF
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Kind of clam : RAZOR
28
Kitchen gadget : DICER
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Clear sky : ETHER
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Immature : YOUNG
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Curious : QUIZZICAL
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Fail to espy : UNSEE
35
Joy : GLEE
38
Deck openings : SCUPPERS
40
Ants, to a pangolin : MEAL
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Fall : SPILL
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Foiled a posse : ELUDED
46
Eastern market: Var. : BAZAR
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Queen of spades, in hearts : LIZZY
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Genie's home : LAMP
49
Gluck creation : ARIA
50
Tubular pasta : ZITI
51
Berlin product : TUNE
52
"When ___ a lad ... " : IWAS
53
Two cups : PINT
54
Greek vowels : ETAS
57
Realm of Otto I: Abbr. : HRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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