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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

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New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 1951

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 889
Across
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Maine college of the "Bobcats." : BATES
6
School subject. : GRAMMAR
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Times. : HOURS
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Yellow. : OCHRE
19
Issued in rays. : ERADIATED
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Football's ___ Nevers. : ERNIE
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Team from Tuscaloosa. : THEALABAMACRIMSONTIDE
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Spigot. : TAP
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Angered. : IRED
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___ Beta Kappa. : PHI
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Statue. : ICON
29
A line of poetry: Abbr. : VER
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More compact. : SNUGGER
32
Assigned task. : STINT
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Long-range marksmen. : SNIPERS
36
Anonymous Richards. : ROES
37
Nags. : GEEGEES
39
Cousin of the lyre. : ASOR
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Passover festival. : SEDER
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Santa ___. : CLARA
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___ canals. : SOO
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Home teams. : HOSTS
48
B ___, just below A. : PLUS
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So. : THAT
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Friends, as Colonists saluted Indians. : NETOPS
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100 centesimi. : LIRA
54
Soul: Fr. : AME
55
Hudson river catch. : SHAD
56
Inclined. : SLANTED
58
___ Woodman. : TIN
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Member of a college "team." : DEBATER
61
Status. : ESTATE
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Made raids upon. : PREYED
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Bench warmer's warmer. : ROBE
66
Officials like Dr. Bunche. : MEDIATORS
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Spanish city. : OLOT
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Set a value on. : PRICED
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Brightness. : LUSTER
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Pine or yew. : CONIFER
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Girl's nickname. : LIL
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Roman cuirasses. : LORICAE
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Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
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Indo-Chinese hillman. : MRU
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Experts. : ACES
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Welland, Manchester, etc. : CANALS
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Throw. : HURL
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Philanthropist, friend of T. R. : RIIS
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Mrs. Mesta. : PERLE
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Ardent. : HOT
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Twain's biographer. : PAINE
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Cluster. : BUNCH
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Cast off. : MOLT
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Gets new actors. : RECASTS
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Lie, lay, ___. : LAIN
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South African camps. : LAAGERS
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Qualities. : SORTS
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Makers of football makings. : TANNERS
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Inquire. : ASK
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Letters worn by "Commodores." : VEES
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Actress Hagen. : UTA
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Cartoon character. : MUTT
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Co-operative group: Abbr. : SOC
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"Discretion," according to Falstaff. : THEBETTERPARTOFVALOUR
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Wading bird. : HERON
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Dr. Oppenheimer. : SCIENTIST
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Cotton grown in Brazil. : MATTA
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Letters worn by "Orangemen." : ESSES
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Football passers. : TOSSERS
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Paroxysm. : SPASM
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Upson's letter-writing hero. : BOTTS
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Thief in Joshua, vii. : ACHAN
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Team from Lafayette, Ind. : THEPURDUEBOILERMAKERS
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Period. : ERA
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Russian lake. : SELIGER
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Alumnus: Colloq. : GRAD
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Fordham mascot. : RAM
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Adjuster. : ADAPTER
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Team from East Lansing. : MICHIGANSTATESPARTANS
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San Diego trainee. : MARINE
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Panay native. : ATI
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Former name of Reims. : REMI
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Like a biddy. : HENNISH
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Table scrap. : ORT
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Home of "Golden Gophers." : UNIVERSITYOFMINNESOTA
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Horseman. : RIDER
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Forecasters. : SEERS
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Ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
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Medals. : DSCS
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Father of Eros. : ARES
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Mrs. Charles Chaplin. : OONA
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Operates. : GOES
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Grandstand ___. : SEAT
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One who leaves a will. : TESTATOR
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Another ball game. : POOL
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Happy. : GLAD
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Oklahoma player. : SOONER
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Miner's nail. : SPAD
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"Dream Girl" playwright. : ELMERRICE
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Conjuration. : CHARM
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Choose. : OPT
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Festival occurring in alternate years. : TRIETERIC
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Building material. : SAND
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"___ Thing." : THE
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Puff up. : ELATE
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A month: Abbr. : SEP
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Pittsburgh product. : STEEL
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Lazybones. : DRONE
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Rudiments. : ABC
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What 15 Down does. : EDUCATES
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Export of Java. : SISAL
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Yale player. : ELI
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Poetess Wylie. : ELINOR
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Make a "TD." : SCORE
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Sound of an awkward dive. : PLAP
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Graduate of Johns Hopkins. : DOC
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Symbol of wisdom. : OWL
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Center ___, football play. : RUSH
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Cheer. : RAH
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Barbarians. : HUNS
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Plod through mud. : SLOG
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Successes. : HITS
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Demolish. : RUIN
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Bowl aspirants. : ELEVENS
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Phoenician "Aphrodite." : ASTARTE
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Trinity's team. : BANTAMS
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Allowance for waste. : TRET
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Two-door cars. : COUPES
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Where Riga is: Abbr. : LATV
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Carpenter's machine. : LATHE
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Fire beds. : ASHES
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Davis Cup contests. : SETS
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Bird's crest. : TUFT
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Overwhelming defeats. : ROUTS
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Beat it! : SCRAM
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Cut: Suffix. : SECT
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Rock garden plant. : MOSS
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Tramp: Slang. : BOE
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Where President Vargas works. : RIO
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Target: Fr. : TIR
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Once around. : LAP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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