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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Friday, June 8, 1984

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,631
Across
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Where an ark builder debarked : ARARAT
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One of the Crimeans : TATAR
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Descender in a wink : EYELASH
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Fast time in Mecca : RAMADAN
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Famed name in French theater : ANTOINE
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Thessalian's ancient neighbor : EPIROTE
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___ Lanka : SRI
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"Oh, Promise Me" composer : DEKOVEN
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V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
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U.S.S.R. river : YANA
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Not so green : RIPER
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Clouseau's servant : CATO
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Midges : GNATS
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Crandall of diamond fame : DEL
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Small glass bottle : PHIAL
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"___ Nightingale": Keats : ODETOA
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Pragmatic person : REALIST
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Rialto warm-up : REHEARSAL
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Son of the soil : PEASANT
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Jerusalem's Arch of ___ : PILATE
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Modified leaf : BRACT
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Speaker's nickname : TIP
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Of keys and chords : TONAL
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Baltic native : LETT
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Cleaving tools : FROES
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Jazz singer Simone : NINA
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Japanese national park : ASO
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Arizona's ___ Desert : PAINTED
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Tatami, e.g. : MAT
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Having feeling : SENSATE
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Bowler's arithmetic : AVERAGE
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Burr and Hamilton, e.g. : ENEMIES
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Yarn spinner : RELATER
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Winter Palace residents : TSARS
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Part of a bureau : DRAWER
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She wrote "The Fountainhead" : AYNRAND
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Coats on eyeballs : RETINAE
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Mexican parrot : ALO
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Sort of sortie : RAID
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Moore's boss in a TV sitcom : ASNER
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Coogan film: 1920 : THEKID
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Decrease gradually : TAPER
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President Gemayel of Lebanon : AMIN
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Kind of bush : TAR
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Shelley's elegy on Keats : ADONAIS
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Knock-knock sound : RATATAT
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Part of a saying re spendthrifts : EASYGO
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Celebrant : REVELER
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Alcohol used in perfumery : NEROL
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D-day's ___ Overlord : OPERATION
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Have a magnetic force : ATTRACT
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Site of Bonivard's prison in a Byron poem : CHILLON
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W. German city : SOEST
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Intertwine : PLAIT
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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An ophidian : ASP
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Journal jottings : ENTRIES
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Offer : PRESENT
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___ words (retract) : EATONES
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Living : ANIMATE
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New World songbird : TANAGER
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Cucujo's clicking kin : ELATER
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Pleasure-weary : BLASE
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Kind of firecracker : PETARD
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Clotho, et al. : FATES
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Separate : SEVER
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Poker holding : PAIR
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Baron ___ Warr : DELA
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Like a wee bairn : SMA
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Callow : RAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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