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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Friday, May 4, 1984

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, 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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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,596
Across
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Mrs. Battle's creator : LAMB
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Milieu of a kadein : HAREM
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Far-reaching : VAST
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Champagne bucket : ICER
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___ acids : AMINO
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Qualifiers for the award at 58 Across : ALLOLDBACHELORS
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Rich, sweet wine : MUSCATEL
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Talk-show quips : ADLIBS
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___ patriae : AMOR
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Property of a square : SIDE
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Dr. Dolittle's duck : DABDAB
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Crested Brazilian bird : SERIEMA
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Watch a peep show : OGLE
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Pass, as time : ELAPSE
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Spenserian heroine : UNA
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Perfect place to lay an egg : ROOST
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French king: 888–98 : ODO
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Shinplaster : SCRIP
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Suffix with any cardinal point : ERN
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Impressive groupings : ARRAYS
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Comfort : EASE
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Unyielding : ADAMANT
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Employee behind bars : TELLER
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"The wonderful star" : MIRA
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Wheel's partner : DEAL
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Mysterious : ARCANE
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Notched : SERRATED
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See 17 Across : THENOBELLEPRIZE
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Timbale holder : MOLD
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Author Calvino : ITALO
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Fouls up : ERRS
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Spanish demonstrative : ESTA
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Soho so-longs : TATAS
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Shipbuilder's wood : TEAK
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Writer O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Civil liberties org. : ACLU
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Blanc and Brooks : MELS
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Rich cloths : BROCADES
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"It ___ You," 1924 song : HADTOBE
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Spotlight color : AMBER
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Coin in Qum : RIAL
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Ref. book : ENC
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Fabrics from Angora goats : MOHAIRS
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He led the Connecticut Yankees : VALLEE
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Thine, in Tours : ATOI
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Belgradian, e.g. : SERB
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Kinski role : TESS
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Religious figure : LAMA
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Purls or whirls : EDDIES
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Indian once in the British army : SEPOY
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Book illustrator Gustave : DORE
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Where oboli were spent : AGORA
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Redford is one : BLOND
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Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
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Orozco opus : MURAL
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Liqueur flavoring : ANISE
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Doone of fiction : LORNA
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Little or Frye : APER
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Tenor in "The Magic Flute" : TAMINO
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Cabinet for wine and liquor : CELLARET
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Melted-cheese dish : RAREBIT
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These usually have two channels : STEREOS
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Ballerina McKerrow : AMANDA
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Dodge City lawman : EARP
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Donald Duck's cousin : DELLA
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"Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
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Greek letters : RHOS
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Person from Tara : CELT
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Blind spot : SLAT
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Spare, e.g. : TIRE
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Biblical scribe : EZRA
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Escritoire : DESK
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Airport abbr. : ETA

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

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