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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1986

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C H J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,342

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Across
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Jack the quipper : PAAR
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"Where's the ___?" : BEEF
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Mama's man : PAPA
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Kovacs or Pyle : ERNIE
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Poet translated by FitzGerald : OMAR
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What some maids have? : GOODMANORS
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Rani's garb : SARI
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Tries to equal or surpass : EMULATES
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Took a sip : TASTED
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Certain annexes : ELLS
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Honor at a party : FETE
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Spoil; botch : MANGLE
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Top Warsaw athlete? : POLESTAR
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Expunge : ERASE
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Find a buyer : SELL
34
___ qua non : SINE
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Aries : RAM
36
Blabs : TATTLES
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Application item : AGE
40
March 15, e.g. : IDES
42
Mouse, to a skunk : PREY
43
Darnels : TARES
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Gob's source of news? : TARPAPER
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Molière play : LAVARE
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Once more : ANEW
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Egypt's lifeline : NILE
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Rival of Athens : SPARTA
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Ph.D. courses : SEMINARS
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Elegance : LUXE
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Drenched in the belfry? : RINGINGWET
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Writer Kingsley ___ : AMIS
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Commence : START
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Roof edge : EAVE
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Topgallant : MAST
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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The vat man : DYER
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Book unit : PAGE
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Mighty mite : ATOM
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Matty of baseball : ALOU
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Old World birds : REDLEGS
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George Harrison was one : BEATLE
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Biblical patriarch : ENOS
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Douglas ___ : FIR
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Own : POSSESS
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She loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Whittle : PARE
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Dry as dust : ARID
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Actress Parsons : ESTELLE
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Croquet implement : MALLET
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Lunched : ATE
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Unwise behavior : FOLLY
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Deserve : MERIT
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Plowed land, in the Southwest : ARADA
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Christener : NAMER
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Actor O'Toole : PETER
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Queenly headdress : TIARA
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A deadly sin : ANGER
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Singer Della : REESE
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Make a disorderly mess : STREW
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Comes onstage : APPEARS
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Yalta figure: Feb. 1945 : STALIN
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Least fleshy : SPAREST
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Got even : AVENGED
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Formicary dweller : ANT
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Boundaries : LIMITS
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Pola of silents : NEGRI
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Bridge coup : SLAM
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Cougar : PUMA
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Foes in W.W. II : AXIS
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Stumbling block : SNAG
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Not at home : AWAY
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Pierre's dream : REVE
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Suffix with old or young : STER
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Ending for Jersey : ITE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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