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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 Down
1. Sells or tells : RETAILS
8. Vacillated : WAVERED
15. They need good memories : LIARS
20. Armpits : AXILLAE
21. Restlessly, in music : AGITATO
22. Cove : INLET
23. Tale of a colicky cherub : GODSLITTLEACHER
25. Brazilian dance : SAMBA
26. Con ___ (vigorously) : BRIO
27. Five-star headline name of 1934 : DIONNE
28. Granada girl: Abbr. : SRITA
30. Formed a lap : SAT
31. Fruit punch : ADE
32. Complete defeat : ROUT
33. A.F.T. rival : NEA
34. Allied org. : NATO
35. Main point : GIST
37. Early Mexican : TOLTEC
39. No bid : PASS
40. Topnotcher : ONER
41. Like some butterflies : SATYRINE
43. Coin for Plato : OBOL
45. Class : KIND
47. Mots of a sort : PUNS
48. Emulates Petruchio : TAMES
50. Inviting word : LETS
52. Revivalist's advice : REPENT
55. Least ruffled : CALMEST
57. Vashti's successor : ESTHER
59. Tilled land in Texas : ARADO
60. Swedish port : MALMO
61. Viscount's superior : EARL
63. Antitoxins : SERA
64. Calendar abbr. : FRI
65. Monstrous hot-dog with beer : FRANKANDSTEIN
69. Hebrew letter : MEM
70. Pielet : TART
72. Seed for a plot : IDEA
73. Homes in Ponce : CASAS
74. Where a belle might dwell : ADANO
76. Packed : STOWED
78. Pittsburgh pro : STEELER
80. Triplets : TRINES
81. Yemen's neighbor : ADEN
82. Used a whetstone : HONED
83. Control : REIN
84. Business-letter abbr. : INST
86. Price : COST
87. Discusses at length : DESCANTS
91. Savoir-faire : TACT
93. Bald ___ eagle : ASAN
95. Accent : STRESS
98. Third Reich salute : HEIL
99. Nobel chemist : UREY
100. Waikiki wreath : LEI
101. Where to find an M.D. : HOSP
102. Sky Altar : ARA
103. Hodges : GIL
104. Line of cliffs : SCARP
106. Beldams : CRONES
108. Mardi ___ : GRAS
109. Quink or brant : GOOSE
111. Tale of a scale : WEIGHOFALLFLESH
114. Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
115. Saint-Exupéry : ANTOINE
116. Oeufs à ___ (menu item) : LARUSSE
117. Loved too fondly : DOTED
118. Man with a yen : YEARNER
119. Insecticide, sort of : SWATTER
1. Collections of trivia : RAGBAGS
2. Introductions : EXORDIA
3. Most precise : TIDIEST
4. Further : ALSO
5. Inauspicious : ILL
6. "The best ___ schemes . . . " : LAID
7. Bars used in shipbuilding : SETIRONS
8. Graceful tree : WALNUT
9. Italian broker : AGENTE
10. Roman streets : VIAE
11. Catch-all abbr. : ETC
12. Bowl calls : RAHS
13. Ceaseless : ETERNAL
14. Fishing boats : DORIES
15. "David and ___" : LISA
16. ___ rut : INA
17. Sequel to "The Beggar's Opera" : ALMSANDTHEMAN
18. Discount : REBATE
19. Machine part : STATOR
24. County in Montana : TOOLE
29. Assignment : TASK
34. Music works : NONETS
36. Did a stenog's job : TYPED
37. Add color : TINT
38. Treatise on economy : COMMONCENTS
39. Mad or had : POSSESSED
42. ___ the mill : RUNOF
44. Nectar expert : BEE
46. French pronoun : ILS
48. Filibuster : TALKATHON
49. City in Michigan : ALMA
51. Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
52. Catamarans : RAFTS
53. Printing mistakes : ERRATA
54. Tale of missing cubes : PAIRODICELOST
55. Malaccas : CANES
56. Tamerlane : TATAR
57. Wallach : ELI
58. Kind of gin fizz : RAMOS
60. Frantic : MAD
62. In medias ___ : RES
66. Disencumber : RID
67. Valley : DALE
68. Of the nostrils : NARIC
71. Score : TWENTY
75. Shore : DINAH
77. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
79. Aurora : EOS
80. Hardy girl : TESS
83. Orthographizes again : RESPELLS
85. Aftershave item : TALC
86. One of Sadat's people : CAIRENE
87. U.S.S.R. river : DESNA
88. Next : NEAREST
89. Organ-pedal coupler : TIRASSE
90. Sword or razor : SLASHER
91. Pulled hard : TUGGED
92. Melodious : ARIOSO
94. St. Lawrence : SEAWAY
96. Sovereignty : THRONE
97. His work is on the house : ROOFER
104. Mail : SEND
105. Fiber plant : PITA
106. Chew the fat : CHIN
107. Side dish : SLAW
108. Surfeit : GLUT
110. Grasp : SEE
112. Cockney's oath : GOR
113. 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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