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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Friday, February 24, 1956

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,432
Across Down
1. Tree. : PALM
5. Los Angeles problem. : SMOG
9. Author of “Mary.” : ASCH
13. Kazan of the theatre. : ELIA
14. Largest of the Kuril Islands. : ETORO
15. Money in Venice. : LIRE
16. Wholly absorbed. : RAPT
17. A kind of hard candy. : JAWBREAKER
19. Underwriters. : INSURERS
21. Oil well. : GUSHER
22. Set upright. : ERECT
23. ___ masque. : BAL
24. Baker, Basin or Beale. : STREET
26. Little bouquets. : NOSEGAYS
31. Hebrew letter. : TAV
32. Arsonist, for example. : FELON
34. Capital of French Morocco. : RABAT
35. Indigo. : ANIL
37. Great German wood engraver (1471–1528). : DURER
39. Region near the earth’s axis. : POLE
40. Vulcanized tire. : RECAP
42. Scatter. : STREW
44. Actress Hagen. : UTA
45. Upper canines. : EYETEETH
47. Ingress. : PORTAL
49. Scotland’s largest river. : TAY
50. Trial print of a negative. : PROOF
51. Acquits. : CLEARS
55. Appendage on a surrey or buggy, : TAILLAMP
58. V-shaped television antenna. : RABBITEARS
60. Highest: Comb form. : ACRO
61. Shape of some faces. : OVAL
62. Man from Tennessee. : ERNIE
63. Headland. : NESS
64. Opposite of wax. : WANE
65. Teases: Slang. : RAGS
66. Big event in 1944. : DDAY
1. Beautiful woman. : PERI
2. Ameche of football fame. : ALAN
3. Allegiance in word only. : LIPSERVICE
4. Actor Victor. : MATURE
5. Commence. : START
6. Labors on the lawn. : MOWS
7. Sphere. : ORB
8. Surgeon noted for work in the Canal Zone. : GORGAS
9. Ach! : ALAS
10. Member of a Hindu sect. : SIKH
11. Indian. : CREE
12. German gentleman. : HERR
14. Ousted. : EJECTED
18. Founder of higher mathematics. : EULER
20. Underwater ridge. : REEF
23. Schoolboy’s error. : BONER
24. Look earnestly at. : STARE
25. Chief Justice after Marshall. : TANEY
26. Fictional Mr. and Mrs. : NORTH
27. Hiatus. : GAP
28. Reversed one’s viewpoint. : ABOUTFACED
29. City of historic conference. : YALTA
30. Plagiarize. : STEAL
33. Energetic. : LUSTY
36. Old language: Abbr. : LAT
38. Musical repetition. : REPRISE
41. Pianist from Germany. : PETRI
43. Australian export. : WOOL
46. April 1, 1956. : EASTER
48. Legendary hero of Charlemagne’s time. : ROLAND
50. Helen’s kidnaper. : PARIS
51. Exult like Peter Pan. : CROW
52. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
53. Ambassador from Israel. : EBAN
54. Skilled. : ABLE
55. Pungent taste. : TANG
56. Heroine of Richard Aldrich’s book. : MRSA
57. Flower. : POSY
59. Historical period. : ERA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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