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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

ENCIRCLED WISDOM

New York Times, Sunday, April 25, 1976

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,752
Across Down
1. Boy : SHAVER
7. Tidbit : MORSEL
13. One of Macbeth's titles : THANE
18. "Walden" writer : THOREAU
19. Idle : OTIOSE
20. Actor who played Hamlet : HOWARD
22. Famous ferry : HARPERS
23. Very ornate : ROCOCO
24. Farrell's "A World ___ Made" : INEVER
25. High note : ELA
26. Bowling button : RESET
28. Over : ATANEND
30. G.P.'s group : AMA
31. Utah ski resort : ALTA
33. Old Scratch : DEVIL
35. Shadow-box : SPAR
36. Anchor position : ATRIP
38. Purse items : COINS
40. Scottish uncle : EME
41. Adjective suffix : ETIC
43. Johnson of TV : ARTE
44. Veronese duo : TWOGENTLEMEN
49. Straw boss : OVERSEER
51. Kazan : ELIA
52. Romeo and Juliet, e.g. : ROLES
54. Mine entrance : ADIT
55. Adjusts anew : REALIGNS
59. Initials for a 1933 act : NIRA
60. Portia's maid : NERISSA
64. Lodge member : ELK
65. Costume : GETUP
67. Ford's energy man : ZARB
69. Stage direction : ENTER
70. Yalies : ELIS
72. One of Macbeth's victims : LADYMACDUFF
76. Safari quarry : GAME
77. French upper house : SENAT
79. Cheerless : DRAB
80. Homeric work : ILIAD
82. Italian's "Yes!" : GIA
83. Muffin variety : ENGLISH
86. Jewish eve : EREB
88. Ten-o'clock scholar's problem : LATENESS
90. Feedback of a sort : ECHO
91. Composer Erik : SATIE
93. "___ shanter" : TAMO
94. Activating : SPARKING
98. Nobleman in "Henry VIII" : THOMASLOVELL
103. Mrs., in Poland : PANI
104. Alpaca's habitat : PERU
106. "We'll ___ a cup . . . " (Burns) : TAK
107. Suffix with Indo and Poly : NESIA
108. Tagging along : INTOW
110. Mailed : SENT
112. Old-womanish : ANILE
115. "King ___," quotation source : LEAR
116. Wine: Prefix : ENO
117. Greek courtesan : HETAERA
120. "Lend ___" : ANEAR
122. Disencumber : RID
123. Tarry : LINGER
125. "You ___!" : SAIDIT
127. Basis of argument : PREMISE
129. Fishing gear : SEINES
130. Will subject : ESTATE
131. Duchess in "Henry VI, Part II" : ELEANOR
132. Awaken : ROUSE
133. Judged : DEEMED
134. Blush : REDDEN
1. Justice in "Merry Wives" : SHALLOW
2. Hamlet's friend : HORATIO
3. Dadaism founder : ARP
4. Shift : VEER
5. Dog-___ (shabby) : EARED
6. Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
7. Earl of March : MORTIMER
8. Siouan : OTO
9. Costa ___ : RICA
10. Smudges : SOOTS
11. Fire or narrow : ESCAPE
12. Governor in "Much Ado" : LEONATO
13. Hammett's man : THIN
14. Lariat part : HONDA
15. Disciple's emotion : AWE
16. Scene of "Love's Labour's Lost" : NAVARRE
17. Holy hermit : EREMITE
18. Caught in ___ : THEACT
21. Dry-goods merchant : DRAPER
27. Knievel : EVEL
29. Armenian capital : ERIVAN
32. Play backer : ANGEL
34. Dud : LEMON
37. Sample : TASTING
39. Blissful: Ger. : SELIG
42. Relinquish : CEDE
45. Actor Bruce : NIGEL
46. City in Egypt : TANTA
47. Queen in "Richard III" : ELIZABETH
48. French town : NERAC
50. Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
53. Famed restaurateur : SARDI
55. Singer Della : REESE
56. Miss Terry : ELLEN
57. "Every inch ___" : AKING
58. Nile growth : SUDD
61. The world, to Jaques : STAGE
62. Trucking rigs : SEMIS
63. Realms : AREAS
66. Combustible heaps : PYRES
68. China wrecker : BULL
71. Messenger in "Merchant" : SALERIO
73. Danton's colleague : MARAT
74. Ukases : FIATS
75. Deadly : FATAL
78. Check mark : TICK
81. Word for rum : DEMON
84. Vessel : SHIP
85. Like John : HONEST
87. Flora and fauna : BIOTA
89. Unusual : NOVEL
92. Sprang from : EMANATED
94. Barkers' come-ons : SPIELS
95. Basket : PANNIER
96. Shylock's adversary : ANTONIO
97. Lubricated : GREASED
99. Sib : AKIN
100. Alkaloid : ESERINE
101. Relationship : LIAISON
102. Pantry : LARDER
105. Misgiving : UNEASE
109. Merry cries : WHEES
111. Overdone : TRITE
113. Shunned one : LEPER
114. Inventor Pliny ___ : EARLE
118. Irish Gaelic : ERSE
119. Mr. Bede : ADAM
121. Cager Willis : REED
124. Zoo animal : GNU
126. Native: Suff. : ITE
128. Like Ophelia, in Act IV : MAD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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