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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 1953

Author:
Eugene Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 62-Across had no tilde over n in "Madrileño"; added one.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,635
Across
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Assistant Secretary-General of U. N. : COHEN
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Exclamation of confusion. : WHAT
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Father, in Turkey, Persia, etc. : BABA
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Relatives of drachmae. : OBOLI
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Desdemona's detractor. : IAGO
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Askew; awry. : ALOP
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Dunderhead. : MORON
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Four-time Prime Minister of England. : GLADSTONE
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Playwright and producer. : BENHECHT
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Excited state. : DITHER
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Second baseman's double play maneuver. : PIVOT
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By this time. : ALREADY
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First grader's book. : PRIMER
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Cynic's look. : SNEER
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Criticize adversely. : RAP
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Golfers' idol. : HOGAN
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Describing a certain flavor. : NUTTY
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Newsy tidbit. : ITEM
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Daughter of David. : TAMAR
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Meditate (with "over"). : PORE
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Middle; median. : MESAL
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Arthur Miller's "salesman." : LOMAN
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Barents or Coral. : SEA
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Region in Gen. John E. Hull's command. : KOREA
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Most popular international sport. : SOCCER
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Concurs. : ACCEDES
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Actress Paget. : DEBRA
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Untie. : LOOSEN
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Companies regulated by C.A.B. : AIRLINES
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Phenomena over Yucca Flat. : MUSHROOMS
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Author Zola. : EMILE
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Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
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Where the Tigris and Euphrates meet. : IRAK
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Madrileño. : SENOR
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The "Deacon's Masterpiece." : SHAY
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Stadium echoes. : RAHS
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Colloquial opposite of 'tis. : TAINT
Down
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Item in a purse. : COMB
2
Double-reed wood wind. : OBOE
3
Lively dances. : HORNPIPES
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God, in Hebrew Scriptures. : ELOHIM
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Ancient city, its site near modern Mosul. : NINEVEH
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Isle in the English Channel. : WIGHT
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Sentry's command. : HALT
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Turkish major or higher officer. : AGA
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Walk like a two-year-old. : TODDLE
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Music to the ears of baseball fans. : BATTERUP
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Hawaiian word for love. : ALOHA
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Studied hard: Slang. : BONED
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Imitativeness. : APERY
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Sea nymph. : SIREN
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He painted "Dance of the Nymphs." : COROT
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State of French Indo-China. : ANNAM
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Neat and proper. : PRIM
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Proportion. : RATE
27
Island group north of Tonga. : SAMOA
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Winds averaging 50 m.p.h. : GALES
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He started his career as a cellist. : TOSCANINI
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Ailanthus or banyan. : TREE
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New ___. : YEAR
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Seizes a golden opportunity. : MAKESHAY
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Demolisher. : RASER
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Actor from London. : LODER
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Brutus, the "___ Roman of them all." : NOBLEST
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Film writer and director. : RENOIR
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Where Sevastopol is. : CRIMEA
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Mme. Gluck and others. : ALMAS
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Put in words. : COUCH
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Rib: Anat. : COSTA
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Platters. : DISKS
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Oriental servant. : AMAH
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College in North Carolina. : ELON
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Spanish muralist. : SERT
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___ pro nobis. : ORA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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