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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 1961

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,426
Across
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One of a well-known pair. : TWEEDLEDUM
11
Diagram. : GRAPH
16
Kind of talk. : SHOP
20
With generosity. : HANDSOMELY
21
D. S. Freeman subject. : RELEE
22
Have ___ with. : TODO
23
Describing blank verse. : ENDSTOPPED
24
Tyrannized. : OVERLORDED
26
Coquet. : OGLE
27
German "me." : MIR
28
Marner's little girl. : EPPIE
30
European capital. : PRAGUE
31
Bird. : RAIL
32
Connects. : RELATES
34
Ushers. : SEATERS
35
Halfway house. : INN
36
Break in the meter. : CAESURA
38
Card game. : ECARTE
40
Petition. : SUEFOR
42
Little lass. : SIS
43
Puzzling thing. : CRUX
44
Folklore creatures. : OGRES
48
Solecisms. : MISUSES
50
River in N. M. : GILA
52
Respite. : REPRIEVE
54
100 drachmae. : MINA
55
Mangle. : IRONER
57
Tutor of Elizabeth I. : ASCHAM
58
Scalloped, as foliage. : CRENATE
61
Become extinct. : VANISH
63
Father of Phineas. : ELI
64
Lasted (with "out"). : RODE
65
Most talented. : CLEVEREST
68
Herr's wife. : FRAU
70
Simba's foot. : PAW
71
Cachalots. : WHALES
72
Greek soldier. : HOPLITE
74
Unwilling. : AVERSE
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Does poorly: Colloq. : SKIMPS
80
Angers. : IRES
81
Persistently opposed. : RENITENT
83
Opera by Handel. : NERO
84
Fop. : COXCOMB
88
Jack. : KNAVE
89
Is out of sorts. : AILS
91
Bank abbr. : INT
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Wild coastal plant. : SEAPEA
94
Draw in. : ENTICE
96
Cut down vertically. : SCARPED
98
Lineman. : END
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___ kings. : SPORTOF
102
Lear's eldest. : GONERIL
104
Disturb. : FRET
105
Rubber. : ERASER
106
Part of USNA. : NAVAL
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Greek undergrounders. : EAM
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Buddhist monk. : LAMA
110
List of items wanted. : DESIDERATA
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Parts of universities. : INSTITUTES
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Venerable. : AGED
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Burrowing animal. : RATEL
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Small village. : SETTLEMENT
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Roman ___. : NOSE
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Hecklephones. : OBOES
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See 1 Across. : TWEEDLEDEE
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Speculative thought. : THEORISM
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Port of N. Z. : WANGANUI
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Gridiron marks. : ENDLINES
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A Ford. : EDSEL
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Timetable abbreviation. : DST
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Take shape. : LOOM
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Gown style. : EMPIRE
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Flatten. : DEPRESS
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Caucho. : ULE
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Letter opener. : MYDEARSIR
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Feel one's way. : GROPE
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Emendator. : REVISER
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Seagoing term. : ALEE
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Apiece. : PER
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Handmaid. : HELPER
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Part of SAC. : STRATEGIC
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Rustic: Colloq. : HODGE
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French perfume. : ODEUR
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Feet: Suffix. : PODES
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Declaimers. : ORATORS
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School adjunct. : PTA
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Pirandello. : LUIGI
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French marshall. : SAXE
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Term in trig. : COSINE
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Hippodrome. : ARENA
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Snarling. : CURRISH
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Was wrathful. : FUMED
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Province in Ecuador. : CANAR
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Warm over. : REHEAT
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Appraise. : EVALUE
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Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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Louis Armstrong. : SATCH
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"She ___ . . . " : LOVESME
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Rubbish! : PAH
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Cowardly. : CRAVEN
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Scott heroine. : ROWENA
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Springy. : ELASTIC
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Impassive. : STOIC
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Leather. : ELK
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Streaks in wood. : VEINS
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Bent. : FLEXED
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District in W. England. : RISCA
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Central ___. : PARK
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Little. : WEE
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___ poem. : PROSE
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___ Drive. : RIVERSIDE
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Taxed. : STENTED
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Dealer's instrument. : PRICELIST
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Submarine device. : SONAR
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Ingenuous. : NAIF
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Ran. : OPERATED
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Words on the wall. : MENEMENE
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Gingerbread, for example. : BADTASTE
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Heir. : LEGATEE
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Adriatic port. : TRIESTE
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Performer in 37 Down. : TORERO
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Snow: Scot. : SNA
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River in Nebraska. : PLATTE
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Family car. : SEDAN
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Vi ___ (I pray you): It. : PREGO
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Palmy places. : OASES
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Running tracks. : OVALS
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Channel. : FLUME
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Current acronym. : NATO
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Temperate. : MILD
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Adriatic island. : RAB
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Just made. : NEW
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___ Aviv. : TEL

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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