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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

BOOK COUNTRY III

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1987

Author:
E.T.M.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 23, XRef: 4, 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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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,830
Across
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Cutting remark : BARB
5
Behind bars : CAGED
10
Bounds : AMBIT
15
He wrote "The Naked God" : FAST
19
Lotion ingredient : ALOE
20
MacInnes's "___ Suspicion" : ABOVE
21
Let : LEASE
22
Subject of a Keats tragedy : OTHO
23
"This 'N That" author : BETTEDAVIS
25
Author of "The Closing of the American Mind" : ALLANBLOOM
27
Le Carré's "___ Spy" : APERFECT
28
U.S.S.R. river : TOBOL
30
Author Sheldon ("Windmills of the Gods") : SIDNEY
31
Countertenor : ALTO
32
Turkish royal court : DIVAN
33
"Hound of the Far ___," by 43 Across : SIDE
34
Salt pans : PLAYAS
37
A morning hour : TENAM
38
Raced : COURSED
42
"Network" director : LUMET
43
See 33 Across : GARYLARSON
46
"Brat Farrar" author : TEY
47
___ P., Dickens character : AGED
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Robin's quest : WORM
49
Meal for Alysheba : OATS
50
Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
51
Suffix with cash or cloth : IER
52
Book by Sajak's colleague : VANNASPEAKS
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Rhinoceros's relative : TAPIR
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Musical intervals : TRITONES
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Exaggerated : OUTRE
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Levies : TITHES
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Prepare fare for an affair : CATER
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Nay men : ANTIS
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Actress Anouk ___ : AIMEE
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Inferior race horse : PLATER
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Persona ___ : GRATA
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Poet Swinburne : ALGERNON
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Kin of a daisy cutter : LINER
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"Book of Friends" author : HENRYMILLER
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Crab-eating monkey : KRA
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Haldeman's "The ___ of Power" : ENDS
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Kálmán operetta : SARI
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Hussein's queen : NOOR
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Suffix with idea : TION
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Yerby's "A Rose for ___ Maria" : ANA
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"___ Krynn," created by Weis and Hickman : THEMAGICOF
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Auricle : PINNA
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City in Mo. : SEDALIA
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"___ and God," 1937 play : SUSAN
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Chinese teas : CONGOS
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Enervates : SAPS
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"Irresistibelle" : SIREN
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Ares' twin : ERIS
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Starts at Pebble Beach : TEESUP
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Criterion : CANON
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Literary gleanings : ANALECTA
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Author of "Heartbreak Tango . . . " : MANUELPUIG
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___ Ross, author of "Wisconsin" : DANAFULLER
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Hebrew zither : ASOR
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Actor in "The Seven-Year Itch" : EWELL
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Rear : ERECT
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Scottish river or lake : EARN
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
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Grizzled civet : RASSE
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Cheerful little earful : DITTY
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The force is with it : DYNE
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Spongelike cake : BABA
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French name for a Syrian city : ALEP
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Surf's sound : ROTE
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"___ by Rita Hayworth," by 100 Across : BETRAYED
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"Brother Rat" group : CADETS
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One of the Bahamas : ABACO
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D.C. management : GOVT
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Midianite king : EVI
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Book by Sally Beauman : DESTINY
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Coach Curry's team : ALABAMA
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Stockholders' bonanza : MELON
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Jim Bouton's "___ Four" : BALL
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"The Heart ___ Lonely Hunter" : ISA
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Strains : TENSIONS
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Type of booklet : FOLDER
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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One of the "proud" items in a Murray book : SHOE
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"___ Mother," Poe poem : TOMY
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"Eroica" key : EFLAT
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Soprano Sayao : BIDU
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Miler's milieu : OVAL
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Skin layer : DERMA
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Boswell and Carlyle : SCOTS
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Pigtail : PLAIT
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German pistol : LUGER
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Book by Tama Janowitz : AMERICANDAD
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Pocono pools : TARNS
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"It" author : STEPHENKING
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Like a book by 39 Down : EERIE
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They lead colorful lives : DYERS
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Dead duck : GONER
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Shea sounds : ROARS
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Japanese beverage : SAKE
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Paul ___, baseball's Big Poison : WANER
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Gunga Din's burden : WATER
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Campaign target : VOTER
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Sub detector : SONAR
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Glazier's need : PUTTY
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Likewise, to Livy : ETIAM
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Kitchen gadget : TIMER
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Couple in "A Rage to Live" : TATES
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Blake's bright burner : TIGER
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German romantic poet: 1781-1831 : ARNIM
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"___ Me," 1931 song : ALLOF
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What some hoods cop : PLEAS
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Lunar crater : LINNE
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Actor from Philadelphia : GERE
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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Bangor neighbor : ORONO
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Pushers in Hyde Park : NANAS
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Guffaws : HAHAS
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Early Peruvian : INCAN
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Pointillist's cousin : STIPPLER
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Like the Yule tree : TINSELED
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Hersey's "___ Pebble" : ASINGLE
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Ivory Coast group : GURO
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"The Song ___," 1927 tune : ISENDED
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Doughboy's ally : POILU
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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Nobelist in Physics: 1914 : LAUE
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Sly : CRAFTY
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Jimmy Kennedy's "sunset" sight : SAILS
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Play : ENACT
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D.C. agent : TMAN
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Bed of roses : EASE
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Town NE of Dayton : ENON
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Snooker sticks : CUES
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Writer Claude ___ : ANET
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The Great Pacificator : CLAY
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Medrick : TERN
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Book by Björnson : ARNE
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Agcy. Ickes headed : PWA
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"Exodus" hero : ARI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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