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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: 0, 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 Down
1. 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
23. 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
30. 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
69. Shred. : TATTER
70. Smooth up. : PREEN
71. Whenever. : ONCE
72. Constellation. : ARA
73. Often seen in rural places. : REDBARN
75. Island of New Hebrides. : EFATE
77. Printer's term. : STET
78. Confronted. : FACED
81. Plants modified by environment. : ECADS
83. Indian. : UTE
84. Episode. : SCENE
85. Iranian diplomat. : ALA
86. Recent. : LATE
88. Foils. : EPEES
90. Hit on the head: Slang. : BEANED
91. Pantries. : LARDERS
93. One way to teach. : DRILL
94. Orthodox Mohammedan. : SUNNI
95. Scrape. : ABRADE
96. Clown in "Twelfth Night." : FESTE
97. Discovery. : FIND
98. Colorado Springs is one. : SPA
101. Finletter's bailiwick. : AIR
102. Barkley. : VEEP
104. Stuffs. : CRAMS
106. Rapid pace. : CLIP
107. Algebraist, astronomer and poet. : OMAR
108. One-way sign. : ARROW
110. Sinclair Lewis hero. : TIMBERLANE
112. Pudding ingredient. : SAGO
113. Vine. : LIANA
114. The "United States." : OCEANLINER
115. Once more. : ANEW
116. Great teacher of medicine (1849–1919). : OSLER
117. Colors. : REDS
118. Covers with turf. : SODS
1. Charming girl. : BELLE
2. Historic agreement of 1949. : ATLANTICPACT
3. Part of a hat. : BRIM
4. An age. : EON
5. Englishman. : BRITON
6. Let up. : EASED
7. Hebrew month. : ADAR
8. Lodgings for boxers. : KENNELS
9. Doctors' group. : AMA
10. Command. : DECREE
11. Complete. : UTTER
12. "Downtown" Chicago. : LOOP
13. Twisted cord. : TORSADE
14. Aggressors do. : ASSAIL
15. Symbol of challenge. : GAUNTLET
16. Take the first step. : INITIATE
17. Cereal grass. : OAT
18. Schism. : RIFT
19. Hambletonian site. : GOSHEN
30. Sun Valley equipment: Var. : SKEE
32. Men from Glengarry. : MACS
33. Spitfire: virago. : BRIMSTONE
35. Inundate. : SUBMERGE
36. ___ Bronson Alcott. : AMOS
38. Knight's wreath. : ORLE
39. French city. : CAEN
40. Master of ___. : ARTS
41. American industrialist. : DUPONT
42. Defective vision. : ANOPIA
43. Secretary of the Army. : FRANKPACE
44. Confederates of 1861. : GRAYCOATS
47. Square pillar. : PIER
49. Base in the Aleutians. : ATTU
51. Island off Italy. : UNIE
53. Harp string. : CHORD
54. Wrongdoers. : OFFENDERS
56. Because. : SINCE
58. Sang or whistled. : TWEEDLED
60. Yes. : AYE
62. At the mouth of the Hudson. : STATENISLAND
63. Goddess of peace. : EIRENE
64. Fixed. : STATED
66. Raison d'___. : ETRE
67. Miss Petina, mezzo-soprano. : IRRA
68. Pay. : ANTE
74. Things to wager on. : BETS
76. Power producer. : FUEL
77. Examine. : SCAN
78. Famous canine. : FALA
79. Senator Hill is one. : ALABAMAN
80. Stroller. : CARRIAGE
82. Long, narrow shoal. : SPIT
84. Drive. : SEND
87. President of Guatemala, 1944–50. : AREVALO
89. V. I. P. in November. : ELECTOR
90. Inventor of a heating device. : BUNSEN
92. Lawyer at Scopes trial. : DARROW
93. Testify. : DEPONE
94. Lions, in Africa. : SIMBAS
96. Untamed. : FERAL
97. Made renowned. : FAMED
99. Frets. : PINES
100. Copycat. : APER
103. Fabled apple-thrower. : ERIS
105. Pudding ingredient. : RICE
106. Addison's pseudonym. : CLIO
107. Girl's name. : OSA
109. Man's inhumanity to man. : WAR
111. Popular poet. : RLS

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