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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, December 20, 1953

Author: Sam Lake
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,636
Across Down
1. Pulitzer Prize play of 1929. : STREETSCENE
12. Midian king. : REBA
16. An Eisenhower avocation. : CHEF
20. A current best seller. : THECRUELSEA
21. Base north of Thule. : ETAH
22. Amneris' rival. : AIDA
23. Famed American dancer. : RUTHSTDENIS
24. Author of 20 Across. : MONSARRAT
26. Booby. : IDIOT
27. Novel of 1778. : EVELINA
29. Symbolic document. : DIPLOMA
30. Ibsen character. : ASE
31. Subject of oenology. : WINES
33. Disraeli's title. : EARL
35. Noun-forming suffix. : NESS
36. F. D. R.'s radio talks. : CHATS
37. Miss Varnay of the Met. : ASTRID
39. Star of the Gay Nineties. : REHAN
42. One of the Molucca Islands. : AMBOINA
45. Describing certain estates. : ENTAILED
47. TV channel. : NINE
48. Factotum. : DOALL
49. Four operas (with "The"). : RING
51. About three miles. : LEAGUE
53. Wire measure. : MIL
54. Corridor. : AISLE
55. Tyrolese warble. : YODEL
57. Hubbell's famed pitch. : SCREWBALL
59. 2205–1766 B.C. in China. : HSIA
60. Lopez tune. : NOLA
61. Mediterranean sailing vessel. : SETEE
62. Named. : TERMED
66. Willow shoots. : WANDS
69. Cenobite. : ESSENE
72. Dwarfs of P. I. : AETAS
74. Cornice part. : DRIP
76. Aldous Huxley book, 1920. : LEDA
78. Senator from Arizona. : GOLDWATER
82. Of sound waves. : SONIC
84. Urbane. : CIVIL
85. ___ king. : ALA
86. Dowitchers. : SNIPES
88. Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
89. News service of Europe. : ANETA
90. Weapons of Hugo and Zola. : PENS
92. They play on the range. : ANTELOPE
94. Gear shift. : REVERSE
96. City destroyed by heavenly fire. : SODOM
98. Milky Way. : GALAXY
99. Gives out sparingly. : DOLES
100. Deer track. : SLOT
102. Prose writer of Augustan age. : LIVY
103. Verse play by A. MacLeish. : PANIC
104. Little masterpiece. : GEM
107. Monastics. : OBLATES
110. Interior vista. : NEORAMA
112. "Fledermaus" role. : ADELE
114. Headline of 1933. : REICHSTAG
116. Natives of Germany. : PALATINATES
118. Put on cargo. : LADE
119. Safari headgear. : TOPI
120. TV star. : IMOGENECOCA
121. Supplemented (with "out"). : EKED
122. Black ___, a great rarity. : SWAN
123. Evaluations. : ASSESSMENTS
1. Minute groove. : STRIA
2. Blows. : THUDS
3. Make another bow. : RETIE
4. "Sweetest nymph": Milton. : ECHO
5. Former "former." : ERSTWHILE
6. King ___. : TUT
7. Non-migratory. : SEDENTARY
8. Anne of ___, wife of Henry VIII. : CLEVES
9. Slaves of 1066. : ESNES
10. Actor Hamilton. : NEIL
11. Most unaffected. : EASIEST
12. Weds anew. : REMARRIES
13. Where Shaef was. : ETO
14. A range of wave lengths. : BAND
15. The "heathen Chinee." : AHSIN
16. Heroic captain. : CARLSEN
17. Book by John Hersey. : HIROSHIMA
18. Holland cheese. : EDAM
19. ___ Morgana. : FATA
25. Impersonater. : APER
28. Brazilian port. : NATAL
32. Actor Hunter. : IAN
34. New Hampshire symbols. : LILACS
36. Place of the modern Adonis. : COLLARAD
37. Authoress Thirkell. : ANGELA
38. Intensity. : DEGREE
40. Indigo. : ANIL
41. Friend of Kit Nubbles. : NELL
42. Girl's name. : ADAH
43. Humid. : MOIST
44. "Blues" band leader. : BASIE
45. Philanthropize. : ENDOW
46. Certain songs. : DUETS
50. Tragedy by Euripides. : ION
52. Wool givers. : EWES
56. Catches. : LANDS
58. Shortest routes. : BEELINES
63. Sea gulls. : MEWS
64. Babylonian myth hero. : ETANA
65. Teen-age activity. : DATING
67. Languishing. : DROOPY
68. Because. : SINCE
70. By no chance. : NEVER
71. Works on galleys. : EDITS
73. Of a clan. : SEPTAL
75. Scene of a Poe story. : PIT
77. Wings: Lat. : ALAE
78. Hiatuses. : GAPS
79. Bread spread. : OLEO
80. Candidate's easy victory. : LANDSLIDE
81. One angle to angling. : REELINGIN
83. Crowns. : CORONATES
84. Warning found on mosaic floor in Pompeii. : CAVECANEM
87. Dred Scott. : SLAVE
91. Comforted. : SOLACED
93. Unusual acuteness of sight: Med. : OXYOPIA
95. Father of Phineas. : ELI
97. Codling ___. : MOTH
99. What 97 Down does. : DAMAGE
101. Quizzes. : TESTS
103. Embarkation port, 1492. : PALOS
104. Harmonize. : GETON
105. Superior group. : ELECT
106. Southwestern scenery. : MESAS
107. Part of a shield. : ORLE
108. Pitcher spout. : BEAK
109. Put away. : STOW
111. Pumps. : RAMS
113. Golden shiner. : DACE
115. South American river. : APA
117. The G.O.P. : INS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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