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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

SPOONERIZING

New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 1977

Author:
Sam Lake
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,179
Across
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Level : EVEN
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Sailors' patron saint : ELMO
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Shh! : HUSH
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Don Juan's delight : AMOR
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Hindu caste : TELI
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Family member : NIECE
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She wrote "Them" : OATES
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Cloy; glut : SATE
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Aftershave powder : TALC
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Artist's complaint re a drama : TINTERSWAIL
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Shipshape : TRIM
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Hebrew song : ELIELI
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Cancels : DELES
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___ Park, N.Y.C. : GRAMERCY
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Tennyson's "___ Arden" : ENOCH
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Limiting conditions : TERMS
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Entangling : SNARY
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Husky bred in the U.S.S.R. : SIBERIAN
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Command in a Western : REACH
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Comprehensive : GLOBAL
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Library treasures : ANA
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Script direction : ENTER
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Monroe's "___ Good Feeling" : ERAOF
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Autry birthplace, in Texas : TIOGA
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Paul's friend : LUKE
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Paganini's hometown : GENOA
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Aligns : TRUES
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Tackle : DROP
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___ Yisrael (Palestine) : ERETS
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"Like Niobe, all ___" : TEARS
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___ City, Calif. : YREKA
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Marshall Plan initials : ERP
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Shadrach's friend : MESHACH
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Newsy digest : RECAP
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Brewer or Wright : TERESA
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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"Peace ___ time": Chamberlain : INOUR
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Mottled : PIED
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Yalie's rival : CANTAB
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Strategic Pacific island : NAURU
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Late Greek tycoon : ONASSIS
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Hamlet's cry : FOH
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Author of "State Fair" : STONG
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___ Tuva, U.S.S.R. region : TANNU
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Seven, in Sicily : SETTE
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Ditto : IDEM
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Pea and bean : SOUPS
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Trotsky and Jaworski : LEONS
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Cafe au ___ : LAIT
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Wild; savage : FERAL
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German child's hero : KLAUS
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Changed the décor : REDID
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Whirled; purled : EDDIED
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Slander : LIBEL
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Counterirritant : LINIMENT
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Within: Prefix : INTRA
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Goya's "Maja" et al. : NUDES
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Bobby-soxer's "Of course!" : NATCH
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Continual : CONSTANT
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Freshen : RENEW
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Puget Sound port : TACOMA
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Broadway group : ANTA
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He can't spell chickadee : WORDBOTCHER
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Burden : ONUS
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City in Utah : LEHI
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Tropical climber : LIANA
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Garb for Calpurnia : STOLA
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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Sense; think : FEEL
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"___ for All Seasons : AMAN
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What Simon does : SAYS
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Concordes : SSTS
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Small one: Suffix : ETTE
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Patty ingredient : VEAL
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Girl makes pies, not yummy to the tummy : ELLIEBAKES
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___ Creed: A.D. 325 : NICENE
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Attractive : ENTICING
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Roman 52 : LII
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Recuperate : MEND
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Nonet minus one : OCTET
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Playwright's cayuse emporium : HOSSMART
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Assembly-line group: Abbr. : UAW
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For men only : STAG
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Legatees : HEIRS
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Starfish or minor planet : ASTEROID
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Do actors do this? : MARRYBORES
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Of the ear : OTIC
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"Apostle of the Franks" : REMY
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Angler for congers : EELER
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Gang's language : SLANG
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Cattail of India : REREE
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Knowledge : LORE
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Brewer's purchase : MALT
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Read Walton without interest : HATETHEBOOK
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Alarming trimmer in a wagon : SCARYPRUNER
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Western capital : SALEM
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Toughen : INURE
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Hawaiian bird : NENE
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One of 24 : HOUR
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Plaza : AGORA
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Northlander : LAPP
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Leo's April ailment : ROARINGPAIN
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Soles beatin' out a jazzman's rhythm : FEETPOUNDIN
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Allen or Frome : ETHAN
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Fight site : ARENA
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Coil of yarn : SKEIN
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Epsom ___ : SALTS
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Carson was one : SCOUT
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Precincts : AREAS
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Blazers : COATS
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Synonym for 15 Down : AURAL
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Car that "bombed" : EDSEL
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Like cryptograms : CODED
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___ band (cattle on parade, proverbially) : AHERDINTHE
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Old whetstone twisted by icy pellets : STALEHONES
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Compound suffix : ITION
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Attack : SETAT
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"___ with Lather," musical soap opera : FIFE
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Void's partner : NULL
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Carol or Coward : NOEL
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What a sane male turns at sea : MAINSAIL
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Station wagon : SUBURBAN
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Frank, Nancy et al. : SINATRAS
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Native of Riga : LETT
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Cicero's "I sit" : SEDEO
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Philippine tree : DITA
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Talk like a Georgian : DRAWL
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Periods of fasting : LENTS
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Hatfields' foes : MCCOYS
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Idiocy : ANOIA
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Religious groups : SECTS
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Dogie : CALF
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Small shoe size : ONEE
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Colliery vehicle : TRAM
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Command to Dobbin : WHOA
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Jeff's partner : MUTT
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Without any changes : ASIS
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Key to heredity : DNA
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Culbertson : ELY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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