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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, November 16, 1952

Author:
Eugene Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,246
Across
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Guide in "Pilgrim's Progress." : GREATHEART
11
Writer on Biblical subjects. : SHOLEMASCH
21
London's Elsa. : LANCHESTER
22
Pons or 31 Down. : COLORATURA
23
Free. : ONTHELOOSE
24
Engrossment. : ABSORPTION
25
Part of an ocean liner. : SCREW
26
Collar-and-cuffs city. : TROY
27
Kentish freedmen. : LAETS
28
At once: Arch. : ANON
29
Hudson River catch. : SHAD
30
Water: Fr. : EAU
31
Home of International Postal Union. : BERNE
32
Part of a Met production. : SCENA
33
Sure! : YEP
34
Rigid. : STRINGENT
37
George Herman. : RUTH
39
Longfellow's "Bell of ___." : ATRI
40
Mr. Schary. : DORE
41
Places of oblivion. : LIMBOS
45
Chinese. : SINAIC
47
Bend at the middle. : SAG
48
Depart. : TAKELEAVE
51
Middle: Comb. form. : CENTRO
52
The flower. : ELITE
54
Opposite of 48 Across. : ENTER
55
Munitions factory: Abbr. : ARS
56
Popular street name. : ELM
58
Cage bird. : PARAKEET
61
Darnel. : TARE
62
Cluster of fibers. : NEP
63
Shut close. : SEALED
65
Land-holding lords. : MESNES
67
Druten or Doren. : VAN
68
West Indian shrub. : ANIL
70
Ancient warships. : TRIREMES
72
Kin of ECA and MSA. : ERP
73
___ du Diable. : ILE
74
Cotton-shipping city in Texas. : PARIS
76
Threefold. : TRINE
77
Absolute and Acres. : RIVALS
79
Leading article. : EDITORIAL
81
French nobleman. : DUC
84
Cronus and Rhea. : TITANS
85
Compose. : SETTLE
86
Newly wed ruler. : TITO
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Part of Italy. : HEEL
88
Founder of a famed classical library. : LOEB
90
Wine bottles. : DECANTERS
92
Bird gone 500 years. : MOA
95
Lecture jottings. : NOTES
98
Jugs. : EWERS
100
Freight from Flint. : CAR
101
Index references. : TABS
102
History's dates. : ERAS
103
"The heavens declare," etc. : PSALM
104
Styptic. : ALUM
105
Animal shelters. : COTES
106
Extenuating. : PALLIATIVE
108
David Low product. : CARICATURE
110
Kern classic. : OLMANRIVER
111
Late Argentine. : EVITAPERON
112
Dorcas was one. : SEAMSTRESS
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Indignation. : RESENTMENT
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Polished. : GLOSSY
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Winning stroke in pin pool. : RANCHE
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Bag. : ENTRAP
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Yearned. : ACHED
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Muscle. : THEW
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Norse underworld. : HEL
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Abstruse. : ESOTERIC
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Indian of British Guiana. : ATORAI
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Echoes. : RESOUNDS
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Good Canasta card. : TREY
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Geometry figure. : SCALENE
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Capital of Tasmania. : HOBART
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Johnson's partner in fun. : OLSEN
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Member of the spoils system. : LOOTER
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Shows fallibility. : ERRS
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Cartogram. : MAP
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Binding affection. : ATTACHMENT
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Swinish. : SUINE
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Emulate the early Bing. : CROON
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He backed McKinley. : HANNA
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Erna of the Met. : BERGER
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Fence-straddling device. : STILE
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Gawps. : STARES
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Eight-line poem. : TRIOLET
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Black-tailed gazelle. : GOA
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Caucho. : ULE
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Kelep. : ANT
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Javanese Indonesian. : BATAVIAN
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Wardrobe item. : OVERALLS
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Calms. : SERENES
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Schubert piece. : SERENADE
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Animate. : INSPIRIT
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Lively young uns. : TIKES
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Roscoe, the comedian. : ATES
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New Hampshire resort. : KEENE
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Cookbook specialties. : CANAPES
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Rich fabric. : LAME
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Cuban patriot and author. : MARTI
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Jeopardy. : PERIL
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Entrepot of the S. Arabian Peninsula. : ADEN
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Boston U. football player. : TERRIER
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Lucre in Lucca. : LIRA
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Thwarts. : SPITES
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Jacoby maneuver. : LITTLESLAM
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Wearers of the caduceus. : MEDICS
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Flies a single seater. : SOLOS
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Type of fine bobbin lace: Colloq. : VAL
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Caddoan Indian. : REE
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Japanese song. : UTA
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Secret meeting. : CONCLAVE
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Aluminum mixture used in welding. : THERMITE
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Incarcerated felons. : TERMERS
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Rouse to action. : BESTIR
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Does research. : DELVES
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"Iphigenia in ___." : TAURIS
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He played Samson. : MATURE
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Character in "Midsummer Night's Dream." : OBERON
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Concur. : ASSENT
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Roman historian. : NEPOS
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Collar or cape. : ORALE
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Cape or cloak. : TALMA
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Disregard. : WAIVE
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Clan symbol. : TOTEM
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Duty. : PART
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The maples. : ACER
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Officer: Abbr. : CAPT
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The Republicans. : INS
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Happy Hooligan's headgear. : CAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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