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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1953

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,338
Across Down
1. It’s worth from 500 to 1,500 points. : SLAM
5. Make a score at pinochle. : MELD
9. Perth ___, New Jersey. : AMBOY
14. Navy scout bomber. : HELLDIVER
16. Italian river, into the Adriatic. : PIAVE
17. Cold war problem. : ESPIONAGE
18. Scott heroine. : ELLEN
19. Hush! : SSH
20. They ask for handouts. : PANHANDLERS
22. Fruit punches. : ADES
24. Lee ___, boxer. : OMA
25. Party adherent. : IST
26. Mrs. Oswald ___ Lord, new U. N. representative. : BATES
28. Native of Canea. : CRETAN
30. “Green Mansions” hero. : ABEL
31. Word for Florida or California specialties. : SUNRIPENED
35. Little flower. : ROSELET
37. White and smooth, like tusks. : IVORINE
38. Its wood is hard and tough. : BUTTONTREE
40. Republic since 1944: Abbr. : ICEL
41. Men without a country. : EXILES
42. Mediterranean sailing vessel. : SETEE
43. In favor of. : FOR
45. Netcord service. : LET
46. “___ Fan Tutte” (Thus Do They All). : COSI
47. Where rogues’ galleries are found. : POLICEFILES
50. Part of a shoe. : TOE
53. Brass is one. : ALLOY
54. Dull. : INANIMATE
56. City of “topless towers.” : ILIUM
57. Unsponsored radio program. : SUSTAINER
58. Dressen’s shortstop. : REESE
59. Concert pianist. : HESS
60. Sojourn. : STAY
1. “___ my sweetheart . . . ” : SHES
2. Not so much. : LESS
3. Examination used by the Army, World War I. : ALPHATEST
4. 1,051. : MLI
5. Birds that can talk. : MINAS
6. Welsh form of John. : EVAN
7. Mainstay of our egg industry. : LEGHORN
8. Impractical fancies. : DREAMERIES
9. Mimicked. : APED
10. Busy places just before Easter. : MILLINERIES
11. King Cotton’s bundles. : BALES
12. Apparent. : OVERT
13. Hankerings. : YENS
15. Predicts a result (with “out”): Slang. : DOPES
21. ___ Dancer, outstanding horse of ’52. : NATIVE
23. Hurtful. : DELETERIOUS
26. Part of a fishhook. : BARB
27. He had a “dream of peace.” : ABOU
28. Source of sepia, artist’s pigment. : CUTTLEFISH
29. Highest peak in the Philippines. : APO
31. Of old age. : SENILE
32. Winking. : NICTITANT
33. Aeneas: French. : ENEE
34. Take out (on a galley proof). : DELE
36. Smoked salmon. : LOX
39. Group attending a V. I. P. : RETINUE
42. Servant in Plautus’ play “Amphitruo.” : SOSIA
43. Mad: French. : FOLLE
44. One of the Kuklapolitans. : OLLIE
46. Nickel makers. : CENTS
47. Mr. and Mrs. : PAIR
48. Flower cluster. : CYME
49. She with the “delicate air.” : LASS
51. Great Barrier Island of N. Z. : OTEA
52. Weird. : EERY
55. Wrong: Prefix. : MIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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