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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, April 2, 1992

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Cachet : SEAL
5
Barton or Bow : CLARA
10
Rascally tots : IMPS
14
" . . . wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
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Boston's airport : LOGAN
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Roman tyrant : NERO
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Bagpipe : DOODLESACK
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Outwit : FOIL
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Summit: Comb. form : ACR
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Down : EAT
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Jostled : ELBOWED
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What Tennyson crossed in 1892 : THEBAR
26
Build castles, in a way : DREAM
27
Common practice : USAGE
29
Vibratory motion : TREMOR
33
Karate award : BELT
36
Clan : SEPT
38
Trail herd : DROVE
39
Leave out : OMIT
40
Anchor position : ATRIP
42
Trumpeter Baker : CHET
43
Utmost extent : LIMIT
45
Opera that opens in Memphis : AIDA
46
Atomic particles : IONS
47
Stingless bees : DRONES
49
Yellowjacket : VESPA
51
"Mercure" composer : SATIE
53
Console : SOLACE
57
Popeye Doyle's portrayer : HACKMAN
60
French resort : PAU
61
Ward heeler : POL
62
Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
63
Puzzles using anagrams : LOGOGRIPHS
66
Wild plum : SLOE
67
Silly : INANE
68
Turkish regiment : ALAI
69
Domino spots : PIPS
70
Ravens' havens : NESTS
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State bird of Hawaii : NENE
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Memorable Egyptian leader : SADAT
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Methuselah's father : ENOCH
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Dote on : ADORE
4
Young fellow : LAD
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___ bell (easily understood) : CLEARASA
6
Perplexed : LOST
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Begum's spouse : AGA
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Certain snake or car : RACER
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Short sock : ANKLET
10
Enlightening TV ad : INFOMERCIAL
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Tabby's plaint : MEOW
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___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
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Betrayed : SOLD
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Meadows : LEAS
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Troubadour : BARD
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Meddlers : BUTTINSKIES
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Strip, in a way : DEPRIVE
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"I ___ Kick . . . " : GETA
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Point deep under the ocean floor : MOHO
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Soaks flax : RETS
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Daring : BOLD
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Arabian ruler : EMIR
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Exec's car : LIMO
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Flood or spring : TIDE
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Some are purple : PASSAGES
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Yoke : TEAM
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Yalta figure : STALIN
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Decant : POUR
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Golfer's hole-___ : INONE
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Pearmain, e.g. : APPLE
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Cagney role : COHAN
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Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Trunk fastener : HASP
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King of the Huns : ATLI
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Cut short : CROP
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Paris's ___-Neuf : PONT
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Highway sign : GAS
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John, to Jock : IAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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