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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Tuesday, December 14, 1954

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,995
Across
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Commence. : START
6
Littleneck. : CLAM
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Sergeant Friday. : WEBB
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C'est ___. : LAVIE
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Recently. : LATE
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Bluish-green. : AQUA
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Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
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Eager. : AGOG
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Move furtively. : LURK
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Listen secretly. : EAVESDROP
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Poet who wrote "The Tiger." : BLAKE
23
Emits fumes. : REEKS
24
Famous German astronomer. : KEPLER
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Behave. : ACT
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Branch of a forked object. : LEG
29
Girl's name. : CORA
30
Four of the vowels. : AEIO
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Mild radical of former days. : PARLORPINK
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Mark of a top student. : APLUS
39
Neighborly meeting for work. : BEE
40
Arab kingdom. : YEMEN
41
Shaker. : SALTCELLAR
44
Adjective for steak. : RARE
45
Caen's river. : ORNE
46
Seize. : NAB
48
Cut grass. : MOW
49
Speared fish. : GAFFED
52
Mede or Persian. : ASIAN
54
Dwelling. : ABODE
55
Jane Addams' great achievement. : HULLHOUSE
59
Nothing. : ZERO
60
Baby talk. : DADA
61
Christmas tree ornament. : ANGEL
62
Poll-taker Roper. : ELMO
63
Came down. : ALIT
64
Honey: Comb. form. : MELLI
65
Expression of mild annoyance. : DEAR
66
Apportion. : METE
67
Havens. : ASYLA
Down
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Plumlike fruit. : SLOE
2
Timber tree of S. A. : TALA
3
Tel ___. : AVIV
4
Rubicon. : RIVER
5
Raise a nap on cloth. : TEASEL
6
His most recent film was "Betrayed." : CLARKGABLE
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Capital of Nigeria. : LAGOS
8
On. : ATOP
9
Actress Mundy. : MEG
10
Item of home décor. : WALLPAPER
11
Match. : EQUAL
12
Senator from Ohio. : BURKE
13
Columbia's Field. : BAKER
21
Hard to fathom. : DEEP
22
Coffee bean. : BERRY
24
Chinese Ambassador to U. S. : KOO
25
Plates on some cars. : AAAS
26
An onion, from the Latin. : CEPA
27
Cultivate. : TILL
29
Unspotted record. : CLEANSLATE
31
What "alfresco" means. : OUTOFDOOR
33
Electrical unit. : REL
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Ruler of 40 Across. : IMAM
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___ Claudius Caesar. : NERO
36
Was sure of. : KNEW
38
Heap of stones of glacial origin. : SCREE
42
Issue. : END
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Banister part. : RAIL
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___ Islands. : BAHAMA
49
Looked. : GAZED
50
White poplar. : ABELE
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Pro ___ balance sheet. : FORMA
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Final statement of account. : AUDIT
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Roman date. : NONES
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Vigorous. : HALE
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Ominous. : UGLY
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Put on the block. : SELL
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Director Kazan. : ELIA
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Fontana or Folsom. : DAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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