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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 1953

Author: Sam Lake
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, 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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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,582
Across Down
1. Boulevard in Madrid. : PRADO
6. Nautical term. : ABEAM
11. Places for lares and penates. : ATTICS
17. Mill: French. : MOULIN
18. U. S. sociologist (1857–1929). : VEBLEN
20. Passed over lightly. : BRUSHED
22. Allied take-off place in Germany. : ERDINGAIRBASE
24. A command. : DICTATE
25. Shortly. : SOON
26. Orsk's river. : URAL
27. Rack for cutting wood. : SAWBUCK
29. Card game. : RUM
30. Bulrush. : TULE
31. Russian co-op. : ARTEL
33. Imitation. : MOCK
34. Ann or May. : CAPE
35. Poplar: Poet. : ASP
36. Part of f.o.b. : FREE
37. Manganese ore, to U. S. : IMPORT
40. Wore. : HADON
41. Cap-and-gown decorations. : HOODS
43. Philippine fiber plant. : BAROI
44. Rhythmic. : CADENT
45. English paper. : ESSAY
47. Makes a fuss. : TAKESON
50. Zachary Taylor was one. : WHIG
51. Glanced askance. : LEERED
53. Girl's name. : MARTA
54. Natives of Valparaiso. : CHILEANS
58. Peace Prize winner of '49. : ORR
59. Delay. : RESPITE
61. Part of the leg. : SHIN
62. Crumbling castle. : RUIN
63. Petite pet. : PEKE
65. A Canterbury story. : MILLERSTALE
67. Normandy town. : STLO
68. Oklahoma city. : ENID
69. Little ___. : ONES
70. Most insignificant. : POOREST
72. Old owl call. : HOO
73. Pursued. : RANAFTER
75. Cards' first baseman. : BILKO
76. Patronize a restaurant. : EATOUT
78. Metal loop in a sail. : CLEW
79. Forestall. : PREVENT
81. Fat. : PURSY
82. Vanquished by Pasteur. : RABIES
85. Eleanor to T. R. : NIECE
86. Excuse. : ALIBI
88. Peruvian volcano. : OMATE
89. Star in "Stalag 17." : HOLDEN
90. Unfocused TV picture. : BLUR
91. Little mite. : TOT
94. Asch novel, 1949. : MARY
95. Feste or Gobbo. : FOOL
96. Well-known song by Rasbach. : TREES
98. Arctic basin named for explorer. : KANE
99. SHAEF theatre. : ETO
100. Confidentially. : SUBROSA
103. Vedic god. : AGNI
104. Celestial "bear." : URSA
105. Tasso's hero. : RINALDO
107. G. I. communication sets. : WALKIETALKIES
110. Surplus. : OVERAGE
111. Mystic system of Persia. : SUFISM
112. Expand. : DILATE
113. Storehouses. : ETAPES
114. Rich fabrics. : LAMES
115. O'Casey and O'Kelly. : SEANS
1. Full of holes. : POROUS
2. Pianist noted for Beethoven interpretations. : RUDOLPHSERKIN
3. Stage designer Bernstein. : ALINE
4. Hullabaloo. : DIN
5. Vigilant. : ONGUARD
6. Emulate Jabara. : AVIATE
7. Comedian from N. Y. C. : BERLE
8. Recede. : EBB
9. Ah me! : ALAS
10. Southwestern flattop. : MESA
11. Kidnap. : ABDUCT
12. Feat of skill. : TRICK
13. Sherwood friar. : TUCK
14. Noun suffix. : IST
15. Guessing game. : CHARADE
16. Assail violently. : SETUPON
17. Perle of society. : MESTA
19. Romberg operetta, 1927. : NEWMOON
21. Madden. : DEMENT
23. Apprehension. : ARREST
28. Opera star, 1912 to 1935. : BORI
32. Biggest French liner. : LIBERTE
34. Itinerant hucksters. : CADGERS
36. Anteroom. : FOYER
38. "Othello," for instance. : MASTERPIECE
39. Outrigger. : PROA
40. First word of "To a Skylark." : HAIL
42. Sweep. : OAR
44. 463,493,000 people. : CHINESE
45. By-passer of large wedding. : ELOPER
46. Character in "Porgy." : SERENA
48. More capacious. : AMPLER
49. Himalayan ibexes. : KAILS
50. Space of time. : WHILE
52. Lowers in rank. : DEMOTES
54. Mythical boatman. : CHARON
55. Adjective for U. S. S. R. rule. : AUTHORITARIAN
56. Of a great river: Rare. : NILOUS
57. Uppish. : SNOOTY
60. Symbol of strength. : SINEW
61. Tend a furnace. : STOKE
64. Greed of the gourmand. : EDACITY
66. Ether is one. : SOLVENT
71. Andes animal. : TAPIR
74. Run. : FLEE
75. Reared. : BRED
77. Leaky old boat. : TUB
79. Bolsters. : PILLOWS
80. Godfrey's quest. : TALENT
82. Cesar the actor. : ROMERO
83. Disposed to love. : AMATIVE
84. Title. : BARONET
85. Top money-winning horse of 1950. : NOOR
87. Portuguese epic poem. : LUSIADS
89. Bindle stiffs. : HOBOES
90. Adorns. : BEGEMS
92. Beginnings. : ONSETS
93. Importune. : TEASE
95. Nonsense. : FUDGE
97. Strike up. : RAISE
98. Ollie's pal. : KUKLA
100. Buffet. : SLAP
101. Biblical king. : SAUL
102. African grass. : ALFA
106. Macaw. : ARA
108. Irish waif in 1901 novel. : KIM
109. Hammarskjold's predecessor. : LIE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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