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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
1. 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
87. 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
113. Indignation. : RESENTMENT
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1. Polished. : GLOSSY
2. Winning stroke in pin pool. : RANCHE
3. Bag. : ENTRAP
4. Yearned. : ACHED
5. Muscle. : THEW
6. Norse underworld. : HEL
7. Abstruse. : ESOTERIC
8. Indian of British Guiana. : ATORAI
9. Echoes. : RESOUNDS
10. Good Canasta card. : TREY
11. Geometry figure. : SCALENE
12. Capital of Tasmania. : HOBART
13. Johnson's partner in fun. : OLSEN
14. Member of the spoils system. : LOOTER
15. Shows fallibility. : ERRS
16. Cartogram. : MAP
17. Binding affection. : ATTACHMENT
18. Swinish. : SUINE
19. Emulate the early Bing. : CROON
20. He backed McKinley. : HANNA
31. Erna of the Met. : BERGER
32. Fence-straddling device. : STILE
34. Gawps. : STARES
35. Eight-line poem. : TRIOLET
36. Black-tailed gazelle. : GOA
38. Caucho. : ULE
39. Kelep. : ANT
42. Javanese Indonesian. : BATAVIAN
43. Wardrobe item. : OVERALLS
44. Calms. : SERENES
45. Schubert piece. : SERENADE
46. Animate. : INSPIRIT
48. Lively young uns. : TIKES
49. Roscoe, the comedian. : ATES
50. New Hampshire resort. : KEENE
51. Cookbook specialties. : CANAPES
53. Rich fabric. : LAME
57. Cuban patriot and author. : MARTI
58. Jeopardy. : PERIL
59. Entrepot of the S. Arabian Peninsula. : ADEN
60. Boston U. football player. : TERRIER
64. Lucre in Lucca. : LIRA
66. Thwarts. : SPITES
69. Jacoby maneuver. : LITTLESLAM
71. Wearers of the caduceus. : MEDICS
75. Flies a single seater. : SOLOS
78. Type of fine bobbin lace: Colloq. : VAL
80. Caddoan Indian. : REE
82. Japanese song. : UTA
83. Secret meeting. : CONCLAVE
84. Aluminum mixture used in welding. : THERMITE
86. Incarcerated felons. : TERMERS
89. Rouse to action. : BESTIR
90. Does research. : DELVES
91. "Iphigenia in ___." : TAURIS
92. He played Samson. : MATURE
93. Character in "Midsummer Night's Dream." : OBERON
94. Concur. : ASSENT
95. Roman historian. : NEPOS
96. Collar or cape. : ORALE
97. Cape or cloak. : TALMA
99. Disregard. : WAIVE
101. Clan symbol. : TOTEM
103. Duty. : PART
104. The maples. : ACER
105. Officer: Abbr. : CAPT
107. The Republicans. : INS
109. 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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