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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1952

Author:
Sam Lake
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 973
Across
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Mrs. Zaharias of golf. : BABE
5
Pride of the toucan. : BEAK
9
Mature. : ADULT
14
Exchange premium. : AGIO
18
Move backward. : RETROGRADE
20
Contemptuous phrase used against some Republicans. : METOO
21
Capital of Yemen. : SANA
22
Adlai Stevenson, for instance. : ILLINOISAN
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Member of Equity. : ACTOR
24
Spades. : SUIT
25
Clay court champion, 1950. : FLAM
26
Forbidding. : STERN
27
Members of G. O. P. : REPS
28
Crawler. : ANT
29
Number. : TEN
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Equipped with footgear. : SHOD
31
Live coal. : EMBER
34
Want of appetite. : ASITIA
37
Coin used as fare. : TOKEN
39
Irish county. : CLARE
40
Place of refuge (from the Biblical Cave). : ADULLAM
41
Manchurian treaty port. : DAIREN
43
Italy's former rulers. : FASCI
44
Middleweight champion, 1923–26. : GREB
45
Shaef theatre. : ETO
46
Relative. : UNCLE
47
Grand ___, Evangeline's land. : PRE
48
Lively. : SMART
50
Trumpet mufflers. : MUTES
52
He wrote "Lo, the poor Indian!" : POPE
53
Mussolini's Foreign Minister. : CIANO
55
His hat is in the ring. : STASSEN
57
Price control in 1942. : OPA
58
Consequently. : THEN
59
Nickname. : FATTY
61
State flowers of Tennessee. : IRISES
65
Popular comment re a sinecure. : NICEWORKIFYOUCANGETIT
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Shred. : TATTER
70
Smooth up. : PREEN
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Whenever. : ONCE
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Constellation. : ARA
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Often seen in rural places. : REDBARN
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Island of New Hebrides. : EFATE
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Printer's term. : STET
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Confronted. : FACED
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Plants modified by environment. : ECADS
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Indian. : UTE
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Episode. : SCENE
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Iranian diplomat. : ALA
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Recent. : LATE
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Foils. : EPEES
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Hit on the head: Slang. : BEANED
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Pantries. : LARDERS
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One way to teach. : DRILL
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Orthodox Mohammedan. : SUNNI
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Scrape. : ABRADE
96
Clown in "Twelfth Night." : FESTE
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Discovery. : FIND
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Colorado Springs is one. : SPA
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Finletter's bailiwick. : AIR
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Barkley. : VEEP
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Stuffs. : CRAMS
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Rapid pace. : CLIP
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Algebraist, astronomer and poet. : OMAR
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One-way sign. : ARROW
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Sinclair Lewis hero. : TIMBERLANE
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Pudding ingredient. : SAGO
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Vine. : LIANA
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The "United States." : OCEANLINER
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Once more. : ANEW
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Great teacher of medicine (1849–1919). : OSLER
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Colors. : REDS
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Covers with turf. : SODS
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Charming girl. : BELLE
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Historic agreement of 1949. : ATLANTICPACT
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Part of a hat. : BRIM
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An age. : EON
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Englishman. : BRITON
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Let up. : EASED
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
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Lodgings for boxers. : KENNELS
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Doctors' group. : AMA
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Command. : DECREE
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Complete. : UTTER
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"Downtown" Chicago. : LOOP
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Twisted cord. : TORSADE
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Aggressors do. : ASSAIL
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Symbol of challenge. : GAUNTLET
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Take the first step. : INITIATE
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Cereal grass. : OAT
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Schism. : RIFT
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Hambletonian site. : GOSHEN
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Sun Valley equipment: Var. : SKEE
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Men from Glengarry. : MACS
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Spitfire: virago. : BRIMSTONE
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Inundate. : SUBMERGE
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___ Bronson Alcott. : AMOS
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Knight's wreath. : ORLE
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French city. : CAEN
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Master of ___. : ARTS
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American industrialist. : DUPONT
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Defective vision. : ANOPIA
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Secretary of the Army. : FRANKPACE
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Confederates of 1861. : GRAYCOATS
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Square pillar. : PIER
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Base in the Aleutians. : ATTU
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Island off Italy. : UNIE
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Harp string. : CHORD
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Wrongdoers. : OFFENDERS
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Because. : SINCE
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Sang or whistled. : TWEEDLED
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Yes. : AYE
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At the mouth of the Hudson. : STATENISLAND
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Goddess of peace. : EIRENE
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Fixed. : STATED
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Miss Petina, mezzo-soprano. : IRRA
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Pay. : ANTE
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Things to wager on. : BETS
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Power producer. : FUEL
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Examine. : SCAN
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Famous canine. : FALA
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Senator Hill is one. : ALABAMAN
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Stroller. : CARRIAGE
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Long, narrow shoal. : SPIT
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Drive. : SEND
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President of Guatemala, 1944–50. : AREVALO
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V. I. P. in November. : ELECTOR
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Inventor of a heating device. : BUNSEN
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Lawyer at Scopes trial. : DARROW
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Testify. : DEPONE
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Lions, in Africa. : SIMBAS
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Untamed. : FERAL
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Made renowned. : FAMED
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Frets. : PINES
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Copycat. : APER
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Fabled apple-thrower. : ERIS
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Pudding ingredient. : RICE
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Addison's pseudonym. : CLIO
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Girl's name. : OSA
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Man's inhumanity to man. : WAR
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Popular poet. : RLS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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