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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 1991

28-Across : Ascetics

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F G J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,275
Across
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After-shave powder : TALC
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Harsh sound : RASP
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Tonsure area : SCALP
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U.S.C.G. member : SPAR
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Soprano Eames : EMMA
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Bart Simpson's father : HOMER
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With 37 and 60 Across, very jittery : ASNERVOUS
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"This sweet wee wife ___": Burns : OMINE
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Adds up to : REACHES
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Pelf for Plato : TALENTS
23
Mount where Aaron died : HOR
24
Emulated Gene Tunney : BOXED
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Ports of sorts : HAVENS
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Ascetics : EREMITES
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Foofaraw : ADO
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Coastal city in Libya : DERNA
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Eight on the Charles : CREW
36
Finsterwald of golf : DOW
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See 17 Across : ASACLAM
40
"Some ___ born great": Shak. : ARE
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Olympic hawk : ARES
43
"We hold ___ truths ... " : THESE
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T. A. Daly's "___ Carlotta" : MIA
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Sin, in an old song : TELLALIE
48
Meddle with : TAMPER
50
Opposite of saludos : ADIOS
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Author LeShan : EDA
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___ War: 1853-56 : CRIMEAN
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Alloys for cheap jewelry : OROIDES
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Very much : REAMS
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See 17 Across : ATLOWTIDE
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Like some needs : UNMET
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Caron film: 1953 : LILI
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Punjabi potentate : RANA
65
Rubberneck : STARE
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Organism modified by environment : ECAD
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
Down
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Recess at Notre Dame : APSE
3
Actress Turner : LANA
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A Yuletide display : CRECHE
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Setbacks : REVERSES
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Old Testament book : AMOS
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Inst. at Dallas : SMU
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A forerunner of opera : PASTORALE
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Author Asch : SHOLEM
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Like a Laurel-Hardy film : COMEDIC
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Ugandan refugee : AMIN
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Christian equivalent of Muslims' Ramadan : LENT
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C.I.N.C. : PRES
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Actress Fleming : RHONDA
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Shantyman's purchase : AXE
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Removes a player from a game : BENCHES
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Attacked : HADAT
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Antonym for abhor : ADORE
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Y, sometimes : VOWEL
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Bird of passage : TRAMP
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Hitchcockian : EERIE
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Pledge sacredly : SWEAR
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Explanation of principles : RATIONALE
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One of thousands of small planets : ASTEROID
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Kind of lark or mouse : MEADOW
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Stir : SLAMMER
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Debussy's "Air de ___" : LIA
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Balzac's "___ Cornélius" : MAITRE
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Shank : CRUS
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Collector's item : RENT
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"___ Dancer," Nureyev film : IAMA
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Southwestern stewpot : OLLA
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Laid back? : DIAL
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
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Muscular contraction : TIC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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