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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.
PS notes: Original 62-Across had no tilde over n in "Madrileno"; added one.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,635
Across Down
1. Assistant Secretary-General of U. N. : COHEN
6. Exclamation of confusion. : WHAT
10. Father, in Turkey, Persia, etc. : BABA
14. Relatives of drachmae. : OBOLI
15. Desdemona's detractor. : IAGO
16. Askew; awry. : ALOP
17. Dunderhead. : MORON
18. Four-time Prime Minister of England. : GLADSTONE
20. Playwright and producer. : BENHECHT
22. Excited state. : DITHER
23. Second baseman's double play maneuver. : PIVOT
24. By this time. : ALREADY
25. First grader's book. : PRIMER
27. Cynic's look. : SNEER
28. Criticize adversely. : RAP
29. Golfers' idol. : HOGAN
31. Describing a certain flavor. : NUTTY
35. Newsy tidbit. : ITEM
37. Daughter of David. : TAMAR
39. Meditate (with "over"). : PORE
40. Middle; median. : MESAL
42. Arthur Miller's "salesman." : LOMAN
44. Barents or Coral. : SEA
45. Region in Gen. John E. Hull's command. : KOREA
47. Most popular international sport. : SOCCER
49. Concurs. : ACCEDES
52. Actress Paget. : DEBRA
53. Untie. : LOOSEN
54. Companies regulated by C.A.B. : AIRLINES
57. Phenomena over Yucca Flat. : MUSHROOMS
59. Author Zola. : EMILE
60. Recorded proceedings. : ACTA
61. Where the Tigris and Euphrates meet. : IRAK
62. Madrileño. : SENOR
63. The "Deacon's Masterpiece." : SHAY
64. Stadium echoes. : RAHS
65. Colloquial opposite of 'tis. : TAINT
1. Item in a purse. : COMB
2. Double-reed wood wind. : OBOE
3. Lively dances. : HORNPIPES
4. God, in Hebrew Scriptures. : ELOHIM
5. Ancient city, its site near modern Mosul. : NINEVEH
6. Isle in the English Channel. : WIGHT
7. Sentry's command. : HALT
8. Turkish major or higher officer. : AGA
9. Walk like a two-year-old. : TODDLE
10. Music to the ears of baseball fans. : BATTERUP
11. Hawaiian word for love. : ALOHA
12. Studied hard: Slang. : BONED
13. Imitativeness. : APERY
19. Sea nymph. : SIREN
21. He painted "Dance of the Nymphs." : COROT
24. State of French Indo-China. : ANNAM
25. Neat and proper. : PRIM
26. Proportion. : RATE
27. Island group north of Tonga. : SAMOA
30. Winds averaging 50 m.p.h. : GALES
32. He started his career as a cellist. : TOSCANINI
33. Ailanthus or banyan. : TREE
34. New ___. : YEAR
36. Seizes a golden opportunity. : MAKESHAY
38. Demolisher. : RASER
41. Actor from London. : LODER
43. Brutus, the "___ Roman of them all." : NOBLEST
46. Film writer and director. : RENOIR
48. Where Sevastopol is. : CRIMEA
49. Mme. Gluck and others. : ALMAS
50. Put in words. : COUCH
51. Rib: Anat. : COSTA
52. Platters. : DISKS
54. Oriental servant. : AMAH
55. College in North Carolina. : ELON
56. Spanish muralist. : SERT
58. ___ 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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