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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.
David Steinberg 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
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Insignia in the Navy. : STRIPES
8
Speaker of the House. : MARTIN
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Gothic king. : ALARIC
20
Miami race track. : HIALEAH
21
Italian white wine city. : AVERSA
22
Where Boundary Peak is. : NEVADA
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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
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Being uniform throughout. : SELF
74
___ da capo. : ARIA
75
Little monkey. : APELET
76
Trophy. : SCALP
78
John or Jane. : DOE
79
Mogul. : DESPOT
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Expression of surprise. : DEAR
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Dixiecrats' candidate in '48. : THURMOND
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Workplace. : DESK
85
Warehouses. : ETAPES
88
Exactly. : DUE
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Verbal contraction. : TIS
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Decrees. : ENACTS
92
Engineer of Erie Canal. : GEDDES
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He wrote "Dere Mable." : STREETER
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Tenley Albright is one. : SKATER
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Hasten: Ger. : EILEN
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Kieffer or Seckel. : PEAR
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Airship. : AERO
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Great name in the theatre. : HAYES
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Common: Comb. form. : CENO
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Jayhawkers' leader. : ARN
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Team that ended in the cellar. : PIRATES
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Patchwork poem. : CENTO
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Dyer's tank. : VAT
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Succeed in reaching again. : REGAIN
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Actress Wright. : TERESA
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Turn aside from a course. : DEVIATE
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Channel swimmer of 1926. : EDERLE
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Eliminated (with "out"). : IRONED
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The 12th Amendment concerns him. : ELECTOR
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Kind of window. : DORMER
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Ribs: Anat. : COSTAE
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Cavalry regiment. : LANCERS
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Tycoon. : SHOGUN
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Native of Albania's capital. : TIRANAN
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Forte of "Alexander." : RAGTIME
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Stevedores' union. : ILA
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Ivy League team. : PENN
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Tin-Pan Alley "lady." : EADIE
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Dickens' Sampson Brass. : SHYSTER
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Part of N. M. U. : MARITIME
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Drive: Abbr. : AVE
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Abide. : REST
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Word of agreement. : TRUE
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All Moslem lands. : ISLAM
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"King" of the singers. : NATCOLE
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Roof decoration. : ANTENNA
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Lew ___, late comedian. : LEHR
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Girl's name. : AVA
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Boat propelled by three rowers. : RANDAN
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Think. : IDEATE
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Man's name. : CASPAR
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Greek undergrounders. : EAM
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Bird call. : HOO
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Boilermakers, Longhorns, etc. : TEAMS
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Ingredient of slivovitz. : SLOE
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Schweitzer, Bunche, etc. : DOCTORS
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Companion of "cut." : DRIED
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Advantage in competition. : INSIDETRACK
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Cleans the slate. : ERASES
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Pine wood. : DEAL
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Beseech. : ENTREAT
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Young birds of prey. : OWLETS
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Made soggy. : SOPPED
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Industrial city of Spain. : OVIEDO
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Cabinet member, 1921–31. : MELLON
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Unit of electrical capacity. : FARAD
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Idolized. : ADORED
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Scenic lake in Alberta. : LOUISE
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Tool used in road-making. : TAMP
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Periods astronomers reckon. : EPACTS
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Wordsworth's autobiographical poem. : PRELUDE
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Stoked again. : REFED
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Character in "Wonderful Town." : EILEEN
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Base in Greenland. : ETAH
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Bartender. : TAPSTER
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Gauchos' lariats. : REATAS
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Too-proper person. : PRUDE
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Steinbeck's Joad. : OKIE
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Wearer of the caduceus. : MEDIC
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Chief god of Memphis. : PTAH
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Dike for defense. : ESTACADE
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English composer (1840–1901). : STAINER
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Wandering : ERRATIC
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Monster slain by Beowulf. : GRENDEL
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Refine. : ELEVATE
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Mayor Burke's new title. : SENATOR
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Refrained from. : SPARED
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Shipworm. : TEREDO
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Mounted policeman of Texas. : RANGER
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Noun suffix. : EER
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Hole in a tool. : EYE
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Observers. : NOTERS
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Alamogordo's county. : OTERO
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Inscribed pillar. : STELA
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Down. : PILE
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Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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Directed to go. : SENT
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A bird, the ___ builder. : OVEN
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Place for a brassard. : ARM
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Arafura or Ross. : SEA
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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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