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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

CATCHWORDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 1953

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Several grid mistakes in original: 115-Across/102-Down crossing was VAG/NOGERS (now changed to VAT/NOTERS); 68-Across was RIMA (now changed to RILE); 73-Across was SENS (now changed to SELF); 54-Down was MEMNON (now changed to MELLON); and 62-Down was RASED (now changed to REFED).
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,624
Across Down
1. Insignia in the Navy. : STRIPES
8. Speaker of the House. : MARTIN
14. Gothic king. : ALARIC
20. Miami race track. : HIALEAH
21. Italian white wine city. : AVERSA
22. Where Boundary Peak is. : NEVADA
23. Material for a summer frock. : ORGANDY
24. Upshot. : RESULT
25. Macbeth and Macduff. : THANES
26. Narrow channel. : GAT
27. Japanese-American. : NISEI
29. Mr. Peepers. : TEACHER
31. Skip, as a stone. : DAP
32. Bookcase section. : UNIT
34. Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
36. "That orbed maiden . . . " : MOON
37. Praecognita. : DATA
38. Appointed. : NAMED
40. One of five Ontarians. : EMILIE
43. Man from Whitehall. : LONDONER
45. First word of famous hymn. : NEARER
47. Madison, ___, Adams. : MONROE
49. Agency headed by Lewis L. Strauss. : AEC
50. Mrs. Gump. : MIN
51. Crossruff, in whist. : SEESAW
52. Concern of 49 Across. : ATOM
55. Part of a yodel. : FALSETTO
59. Man. : ISLE
61. Lapwing or dotterel. : PLOVER
63. ___ Annie, in "Oklahoma!" : ADO
64. Hanging. : DRAPE
66. Of lower tone. : DEEPER
68. Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
69. Noisy mob. : ROUT
71. Legend on N. Y. license plates. : EMPIRESTATE
73. Being uniform throughout. : SELF
74. ___ da capo. : ARIA
75. Little monkey. : APELET
76. Trophy. : SCALP
78. John or Jane. : DOE
79. Mogul. : DESPOT
81. Expression of surprise. : DEAR
82. Dixiecrats' candidate in '48. : THURMOND
84. Workplace. : DESK
85. Warehouses. : ETAPES
88. Exactly. : DIE
89. Verbal contraction. : TIS
91. Decrees. : ENACTS
92. Engineer of Erie Canal. : GEDDES
95. He wrote "Dere Mable." : STREETER
99. Tenley Albright is one. : SKATER
101. Hasten: Ger. : EILEN
103. Kieffer or Seckel. : PEAR
104. Airship. : AERO
106. Great name in the theatre. : HAYES
108. Common: Comb. form. : CENO
109. Jayhawkers' leader. : ARN
110. Team that ended in the cellar. : PIRATES
113. Patchwork poem. : CENTO
115. Dyer's tank. : VAT
116. Succeed in reaching again. : REGAIN
118. Actress Wright. : TERESA
120. Turn aside from a course. : DEVIATE
122. Channel swimmer of 1926. : EDERLE
123. Eliminated (with "out"). : IRONED
124. The 12th Amendment concerns him. : ELECTOR
125. Kind of window. : DORMER
126. Ribs: Anat. : COSTAE
127. Cavalry regiment. : LANCERS
1. Tycoon. : SHOGUN
2. Native of Albania's capital. : TIRANAN
3. Forte of "Alexander." : RAGTIME
4. Stevedores' union. : ILA
5. Ivy League team. : PENN
6. Tin-Pan Alley "lady." : EADIE
7. Dickens' Sampson Brass. : SHYSTER
8. Part of N. M. U. : MARITIME
9. Drive: Abbr. : AVE
10. Abide. : REST
11. Word of agreement. : TRUE
12. All Moslem lands. : ISLAM
13. "King" of the singers. : NATCOLE
14. Roof decoration. : ANTENNA
15. Lew ___, late comedian. : LEHR
16. Girl's name. : AVA
17. Boat propelled by three rowers. : RANDAN
18. Think. : IDEATE
19. Man's name. : CASPAR
28. Greek undergrounders. : EAM
30. Bird call. : HOO
33. Boilermakers, Longhorns, etc. : TEAMS
35. Ingredient of slivovitz. : SLOE
37. Schweitzer, Bunche, etc. : DOCTORS
39. Companion of "cut." : DRIED
41. Advantage in competition. : INSIDETRACK
42. Cleans the slate. : ERASES
44. Pine wood. : DEAL
46. Beseech. : ENTREAT
48. Young birds of prey. : OWLETS
51. Made soggy. : SOPPED
53. Industrial city of Spain. : OVIEDO
54. Cabinet member, 1921–31. : MELLON
55. Unit of electrical capacity. : FARAD
56. Idolized. : ADORED
57. Scenic lake in Alberta. : LOUISE
58. Tool used in road-making. : TAMP
60. Periods astronomers reckon. : EPACTS
61. Wordsworth's autobiographical poem. : PRELUDE
62. Stoked again. : REFED
65. Character in "Wonderful Town." : EILEEN
67. Base in Greenland. : ETAH
70. Bartender. : TAPSTER
72. Gauchos' lariats. : REATAS
77. Too-proper person. : PRIDE
80. Steinbeck's Joad. : OKIE
83. Wearer of the caduceus. : MEDIC
86. Chief god of Memphis. : PTAH
87. Dike for defense. : ESTACADE
90. English composer (1840–1901). : STAINER
91. Wandering : ERRATIC
92. Monster slain by Beowulf. : GRENDEL
93. Refine. : ELEVATE
94. Mayor Burke's new title. : SENATOR
95. Refrained from. : SPARED
96. Shipworm. : TEREDO
97. Mounted policeman of Texas. : RANGER
98. Noun suffix. : EER
100. Hole in a tool. : EYE
102. Observers. : NOTERS
105. Alamogordo's county. : OTERO
107. Inscribed pillar. : STELA
110. Down. : PILE
111. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
112. Directed to go. : SENT
114. A bird, the ___ builder. : OVEN
117. Place for a brassard. : ARM
119. Arafura or Ross. : SEA
121. Agency governing R.R. fares. : ICC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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