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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

LITERARY LICENSE

New York Times, Sunday, June 27, 1971

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 509 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, 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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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,988
Across
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Sells or tells : RETAILS
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Vacillated : WAVERED
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They need good memories : LIARS
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Armpits : AXILLAE
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Restlessly, in music : AGITATO
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Cove : INLET
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Tale of a colicky cherub : GODSLITTLEACHER
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
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Con ___ (vigorously) : BRIO
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Five-star headline name of 1934 : DIONNE
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Granada girl: Abbr. : SRITA
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Formed a lap : SAT
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Fruit punch : ADE
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Complete defeat : ROUT
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A.F.T. rival : NEA
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Allied org. : NATO
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Main point : GIST
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Early Mexican : TOLTEC
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No bid : PASS
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Topnotcher : ONER
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Like some butterflies : SATYRINE
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Coin for Plato : OBOL
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Class : KIND
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Mots of a sort : PUNS
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Emulates Petruchio : TAMES
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Inviting word : LETS
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Revivalist’s advice : REPENT
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Least ruffled : CALMEST
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Vashti’s successor : ESTHER
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Tilled land in Texas : ARADO
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Swedish port : MALMO
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Viscount’s superior : EARL
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Calendar abbr. : FRI
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Monstrous hot-dog with beer : FRANKANDSTEIN
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Hebrew letter : MEM
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Pielet : TART
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Seed for a plot : IDEA
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Homes in Ponce : CASAS
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Where a belle might dwell : ADANO
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Packed : STOWED
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Pittsburgh pro : STEELER
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Triplets : TRINES
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Yemen’s neighbor : ADEN
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Used a whetstone : HONED
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Control : REIN
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Business-letter abbr. : INST
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Price : COST
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Discusses at length : DESCANTS
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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Bald ___ eagle : ASAN
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Accent : STRESS
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Third Reich salute : HEIL
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Nobel chemist : UREY
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Waikiki wreath : LEI
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Where to find an M.D. : HOSP
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Sky Altar : ARA
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Hodges : GIL
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Line of cliffs : SCARP
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Beldams : CRONES
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
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Quink or brant : GOOSE
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Tale of a scale : WEIGHOFALLFLESH
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Big Bertha’s birthplace : ESSEN
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Saint-Exupéry : ANTOINE
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Oeufs à ___ (menu item) : LARUSSE
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Loved too fondly : DOTED
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Man with a yen : YEARNER
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Insecticide, sort of : SWATTER
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Collections of trivia : RAGBAGS
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Introductions : EXORDIA
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Most precise : TIDIEST
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Further : ALSO
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Inauspicious : ILL
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“The best ___ schemes . . . ” : LAID
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Bars used in shipbuilding : SETIRONS
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Graceful tree : WALNUT
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Italian broker : AGENTE
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Roman streets : VIAE
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Catch-all abbr. : ETC
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Bowl calls : RAHS
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Ceaseless : ETERNAL
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Fishing boats : DORIES
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“David and ___” : LISA
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___ rut : INA
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Sequel to “The Beggar’s Opera” : ALMSANDTHEMAN
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Discount : REBATE
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Machine part : STATOR
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County in Montana : TOOLE
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Assignment : TASK
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Music works : NONETS
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Did a stenog’s job : TYPED
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Add color : TINT
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Treatise on economy : COMMONCENTS
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Mad or had : POSSESSED
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___ the mill : RUNOF
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Nectar expert : BEE
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French pronoun : ILS
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Filibuster : TALKATHON
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City in Michigan : ALMA
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Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
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Catamarans : RAFTS
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Printing mistakes : ERRATA
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Tale of missing cubes : PAIRODICELOST
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Malaccas : CANES
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Tamerlane : TATAR
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Wallach : ELI
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Kind of gin fizz : RAMOS
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Frantic : MAD
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In medias ___ : RES
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Disencumber : RID
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Valley : DALE
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Of the nostrils : NARIC
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Score : TWENTY
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Shore : DINAH
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Aurora : EOS
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Orthographizes again : RESPELLS
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Aftershave item : TALC
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One of Sadat’s people : CAIRENE
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U.S.S.R. river : DESNA
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Next : NEAREST
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Organ-pedal coupler : TIRASSE
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Sword or razor : SLASHER
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Pulled hard : TUGGED
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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St. Lawrence : SEAWAY
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Sovereignty : THRONE
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His work is on the house : ROOFER
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Mail : SEND
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Fiber plant : PITA
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Chew the fat : CHIN
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Side dish : SLAW
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Surfeit : GLUT
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Grasp : SEE
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Cockney’s oath : GOR
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Lippo Lippi : FRA

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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