It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

TO THE MIDDLE

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 1973

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
H
2
O
3
D
4
H
5
A
6
T
7
E
8
D
9
S
10
C
11
O
12
F
13
F
14
E
15
L
16
A
17
T
18
H
19
A
20
R
A
R
A
21
O
R
A
T
E
22
H
O
U
R
I
23
N
O
R
I
A
24
M
O
N
E
Y
25
T
O
B
U
R
N
26
E
G
R
E
T
27
D
W
A
R
F
28
O
L
D
29
T
O
K
O
30
E
V
31
E
R
32
S
E
T
33
A
T
34
G
E
T
35
S
E
T
36
T
O
W
O
R
37
K
38
E
M
I
39
T
40
S
O
T
O
41
B
E
D
42
O
R
D
E
R
43
A
44
R
R
I
D
E
45
S
46
A
L
E
R
T
47
R
48
A
M
E
A
L
49
D
Y
E
50
L
A
T
E
51
N
T
52
N
E
O
53
N
54
S
55
I
R
O
N
Y
56
P
R
O
V
57
O
58
N
E
R
O
59
A
D
E
L
I
E
60
F
E
U
D
61
S
U
E
62
I
B
63
O
S
64
B
I
65
L
L
66
D
I
C
E
67
T
N
T
68
G
E
T
S
69
O
V
E
R
70
S
E
E
71
D
72
V
E
R
73
S
A
H
74
A
R
A
75
S
L
A
Y
E
76
R
77
S
E
A
S
I
78
D
E
R
S
79
B
A
H
80
T
81
E
L
E
G
A
82
N
T
83
S
T
A
R
84
R
85
I
86
D
E
T
O
H
87
O
G
88
R
A
T
I
O
89
N
90
A
L
I
91
G
92
N
93
S
94
O
M
O
95
A
R
I
D
96
N
I
T
P
I
97
C
K
S
98
O
U
T
99
Y
A
W
100
P
101
S
N
I
102
P
103
D
O
O
R
104
T
O
E
105
W
E
R
E
106
A
G
N
A
107
T
E
108
S
I
109
S
I
110
S
A
111
B
O
T
112
T
A
S
S
E
113
L
O
T
T
O
114
U
T
T
E
R
115
S
116
T
U
N
117
W
E
L
T
E
R
118
O
N
T
119
O
P
120
S
W
E
L
121
T
E
R
122
G
A
N
D
O
123
B
E
A
T
S
T
124
O
125
S
C
A
R
126
G
127
O
E
S
T
O
P
128
O
129
T
130
B
A
A
131
E
T
O
N
132
S
133
T
W
I
134
T
135
R
E
N
O
136
R
P
I
137
E
R
R
138
O
R
139
P
I
A
140
N
O
141
B
R
142
I
N
G
T
O
143
B
E
A
R
144
T
I
T
L
E
145
A
C
T
O
R
146
A
E
R
I
E
147
N
A
S
H
E
148
A
C
H
E
D
149
R
E
E
D
Y
150
L
E
A
S
E
151
E
R
S
© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,863
Across Down
1. Scuttle : HOD
4. Loathed : HATED
9. Make fun of : SCOFF
14. Israeli port : ELATH
19. Macaw : ARARA
21. Take the stump : ORATE
22. Young beauty : HOURI
23. Water wheel : NORIA
24. Fuel for the wealthy : MONEYTOBURN
26. Heron : EGRET
27. Friend of Snow White : DWARF
28. Outworn : OLD
29. Indonesian shop : TOKO
30. Ad infinitum : EVER
32. Attack : SETAT
34. ___ to (arrive) : GET
35. Dig in : SETTOWORK
38. Give out : EMIT
40. Pepys words : SOTOBED
42. Made to ___ : ORDER
43. Pleases : ARRIDES
46. On one's toes : ALERT
47. Of a branch : RAMEAL
49. Indigo, for one : DYE
50. Hidden : LATENT
52. Lights : NEONS
55. Light sarcasm : IRONY
56. City in Utah : PROVO
58. Handel opera : NERO
59. Small penguin : ADELIE
60. Vendetta : FEUD
61. Bring to court : SUE
62. African people : IBOS
64. Pecos man : BILL
66. Numbers game : DICE
67. Shell filling : TNT
68. Recovers : GETSOVER
70. Go to ___ : SEED
72. Poetry: Abbr. : VER
73. Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
75. Assassin : SLAYER
77. Riviera set : SEASIDERS
79. Money in Bangkok : BAHT
81. Polished : ELEGANT
83. Kind of chamber : STAR
84. Hunt, as boar : RIDETOHOG
88. Mete : RATION
90. Adjusts : ALIGNS
94. Ethiopian river : OMO
95. Jejune : ARID
96. Splits hairs : NITPICKS
98. ___ to lunch : OUT
99. Squawk : YAWP
101. Impertinent one : SNIP
103. Key location : DOOR
104. Part of Italy : TOE
105. "As you ___" : WERE
106. Akin paternally : AGNATE
108. Señor's assent : SISI
110. Clog : SABOT
112. Piece of armor : TASSE
113. Home-style bingo : LOTTO
114. Voices : UTTERS
116. Wine cask : TUN
117. Jumble : WELTER
118. Successful : ONTOP
120. Suffer in July : SWELTER
122. Area in Nigeria : GANDO
123. ___ the punch (starts fast) : BEATSTO
125. Isolated rock : SCAR
126. Is ruined : GOESTOPOT
130. Pastoral plaint : BAA
131. Choirboys' collars : ETONS
133. Taunt : TWIT
135. City west of L. A. : RENO
136. Campus in Troy, N. Y. : RPI
137. Fluff : ERROR
139. Borge plays it : PIANO
141. Use pressure : BRINGTOBEAR
144. Foreman has it : TITLE
145. Boards man : ACTOR
146. Condor's home : AERIE
147. English satirist : NASHE
148. Longed : ACHED
149. Like an oboe's tones : REEDY
150. Contract : LEASE
151. Forage plant : ERS
1. Precarious : HANDTOMOUTH
2. Pay dirt : ORE
3. Impermanent : DAYTODAY
4. By ___ crook : HOOKOR
5. Shady retreat : ARBOR
6. Greek letter : TAU
7. Raison d'___ : ETRE
8. Mint site : DENVER
9. "___ Ride," 1865 poem : SHERIDANS
10. Gear tooth : COG
11. Pronoun : OURS
12. Manumits : FREES
13. Suit perfectly : FITTOAT
14. Domino placement : ENDTOEND
15. Quietly : LOW
16. O'Hara novel : ARAGETOLIVE
17. Worn out : TIRED
18. Sword handle : HAFT
19. Book after Joel : AMOS
20. Function : ROLE
25. His, hers, or guest : TOWEL
31. Jannings : EMIL
33. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
36. Drift : TREND
37. Land a haymaker : KAYO
39. Head: Fr. : TETE
41. Variety : BREED
44. Certain Broadway show : REVIVAL
45. Titoite : SERB
47. Schisms : RIFTS
48. Plaza de toros : ARENA
49. Garb : DRESS
51. Dissonance : NOISE
53. More pleasant : NICER
54. Haruspices : SEERS
56. ___ to it : PUT
57. Tractable child : OBEYER
59. Pub pole : ALESTAKE
61. Nereid's steed : SEAHORSE
63. Seasoning : OREGANO
65. Swards : LEAS
68. Persona ___ : GRATA
69. Cassini : OLEG
71. Channel changers : DIALS
74. Burrows : ABE
76. Proportions : RATIOS
77. Kind of watch : STOP
78. Bacheller hero : DRI
80. Slight : THIN
82. Chilean product : NITRATE
84. Part of R.A.F. : ROYAL
85. Insect stage : IMAGO
86. Realistic : DOWNTOEARTH
87. Pindar, e.g. : ODIST
89. Gaseous element : NITON
91. Starts rolling : GOESTOPRESS
92. Cavell, for one : NURSE
93. Bum ___ : STEER
97. Bunk : COT
100. City in India : PATNA
102. Sumps : PITS
103. Phone book : DIRECTORY
105. Emerson name : WALDO
107. Wavered : TOTTERED
109. Bastes : SEWS
111. Town : BURG
112. Good odds : TENTOONE
114. In good health : UPTOPAR
115. Side dish : SLAW
117. "Little man who ___ there" : WASNT
119. East: Ger. : OST
121. Like some rites : TRIBAL
122. Nag : GEEGEE
123. Of a whitish element : BARIC
124. In reserve : ONICE
127. Bird life : ORNIS
128. Large fish : OPAH
129. Item of inflation : TIRE
130. Letter on a key : BETA
132. Surfeit : SATE
134. Buckeye or hornbeam : TREE
138. Bravo : OLE
140. Make a slip : NOD
142. Gershwin : IRA
143. Tavern : BAR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

|