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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Wednesday, May 23, 1990

9-Down : Solve a cryptogram

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, 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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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,806
Across
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Kind of duck or excuse : LAME
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Risky venture on Wall St. : SPEC
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Clammy : DAMP
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Roman god of love : AMOR
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Neighbor of Silver Springs, Fla. : OCALA
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Canal backed by DeWitt Clinton : ERIE
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Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
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Actress Marta ___: 1926-57 : TOREN
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Lamb's pen : COTE
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Mayor La Guardia's nickname : THELITTLEFLOWER
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D.V.M. holder : VET
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Stripling : LAD
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"Adeline" to R. H. Gerard : FLOWEROFMYHEART
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Sahara filling stations : OASES
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Skate : RAY
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Extinct wild ox : URUS
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Caruso was one : TENOR
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Hosiery mishap : RUN
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Vended : SOLD
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Worn away : EROSE
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Juliet's expectation for "this bud of love" : BEAUTEOUSFLOWER
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Sky god preserved in a weekday : TIU
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"___ is born to blush unseen": Gray : FULLMANYAFLOWER
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Springe part : NOOSE
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Singer Jerry ___ : VALE
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Labels : TAGS
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Hints for Holmes : CLUES
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First czar : IVAN
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Greeks 13 Across : EROS
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Dumbo's wings : EARS
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Scar on a car : DENT
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Endure : LAST
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Oriental nana : AMAH
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Oliver Twist's request : MORE
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Soprano Renata ___ : SCOTTO
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Br. legislature : PARL
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Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
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"I ___ I can run": Milton : CANFLYOR
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Solve a cryptogram : DECODE
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Lined up : AROW
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Very small sum : MITE
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Equal : PEER
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Playful mammal : OTTER
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
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Small shoe size : FOURB
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Narrator for TV's "Lights Out" : LARUE
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A rival of Laver and Emerson : OSUNA
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Unseld of N.B.A. fame : WES
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Ballerina's leg-bending action : FONDU
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L-P connection : MNO
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Weapon for Hood : ARROW
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Employee's delight : RAISE
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Tippecanoe's associate : TYLER
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Emulate Tallchief : TOEDANCE
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British rock group : ELO
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Nigerian native : ARO
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Goblet part : STEM
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Jewish month : ELUL
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If not : UNLESS
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States of equilibrium : STASES
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Band instruments : FIFES
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Kismet : FATE
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Suffix for cell : ULAR
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Trademark : LOGO
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V. Lopez theme song : NOLA
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Groucho's "You Bet ___ Life" : YOUR
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Roman poet : OVID
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Breaker : WAVE
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Zesty feeling : ELAN
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Landlord's charge : RENT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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