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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
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1. Commence. : START
6. Littleneck. : CLAM
10. Sergeant Friday. : WEBB
14. C'est ___. : LAVIE
15. Recently. : LATE
16. Bluish-green. : AQUA
17. Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
18. Eager. : AGOG
19. Move furtively. : LURK
20. Listen secretly. : EAVESDROP
22. Poet who wrote "The Tiger." : BLAKE
23. Emits fumes. : REEKS
24. Famous German astronomer. : KEPLER
25. Behave. : ACT
28. Branch of a forked object. : LEG
29. Girl's name. : CORA
30. Four of the vowels. : AEIO
32. Mild radical of former days. : PARLORPINK
37. 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
1. 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
7. 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
34. Ruler of 40 Across. : IMAM
35. ___ Claudius Caesar. : NERO
36. Was sure of. : KNEW
38. Heap of stones of glacial origin. : SCREE
42. Issue. : END
43. Banister part. : RAIL
47. ___ Islands. : BAHAMA
49. Looked. : GAZED
50. White poplar. : ABELE
51. Pro ___ balance sheet. : FORMA
52. Final statement of account. : AUDIT
53. Roman date. : NONES
55. Vigorous. : HALE
56. Ominous. : UGLY
57. Put on the block. : SELL
58. Director Kazan. : ELIA
60. 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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