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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Saturday, February 26, 1955

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, 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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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,069
Across Down
1. Boxing blow. : LEFT
5. ___ fire. : OPEN
9. Where to find a steam table. : CAFE
13. Potpourri. : OLIO
14. Hack. : TAXI
15. Golf score. : BOGEY
16. Symbols of home life. : FIRESIDES
18. Emulate Bryan. : ORATE
19. "___ Firefly." : THE
20. Lena Horne is one. : TORCHSINGER
22. Think. : SUPPOSE
24. Work at steadily. : PLY
25. ___ wire. : LIVE
26. The high cost of leaving. : FARE
28. Branch of the Justice Dept. : FBI
31. "Strike while the iron is hot." : ADAGE
33. Important school practice. : FIREDRILL
35. End of a laconic saying. : VICI
36. ___ pump. : FORCE
37. Of an age. : ERAL
38. Describing certain bread. : OVENFRESH
40. Kentish freedmen. : LAETS
41. Common verb. : WAS
42. At sea. : LOST
43. Beautiful woman. : PERI
44. Frying ___. : PAN
45. Forms a partnership. : TEAMSUP
48. Plowboy who became a literary sensation. : ROBERTBURNS
53. Southern institution. : LSU
54. Small egg. : OVULE
55. Makes too warm. : OVERHEATS
57. Dug coal. : MINED
58. Fabric. : LENO
59. Part of a stocking. : KNEE
60. Selvage. : EDGE
61. Movie star. : LADD
62. Popular baritone. : EDDY
1. Galleries. : LOFTS
2. Root or Yale. : ELIHU
3. Where ingle nooks are. : FIREPLACES
4. ___ clip. : TOE
5. Indolent. : OTIOSE
6. Spanish priest. : PADRE
7. Principal staff officer: Colloq. : EXEC
8. City near Belgrade. : NISH
9. Banal: Slang. : CORNY
10. Biblical king. : AGAG
11. Lavish entertainment. : FETE
12. Watcher. : EYER
15. Became hot with anger. : BOILED
17. Primus ___. : STOVE
21. Berlin's river. : SPREE
23. Buy a ___ a poke. : PIGIN
26. Chief. : FIRST
27. Cunning. : ARCH
28. Resort, scene of "Season in the Sun." : FIREISLAND
29. Raucous utterance: Colloq. : BLAT
30. Misfortunes. : ILLS
31. Declare openly. : AVOW
32. Opera star. : DIVA
33. Adversaries. : FOES
34. Get new weapons. : REARM
36. Command to a bellboy. : FRONT
39. Blazed up. : FLARED
40. Fido's restraint. : LEASH
43. Boy who was always in hot water. : PENROD
44. Fiery mountain of the West Indies. : PELEE
45. Drift. : TREND
46. Respectful Spanish pronoun. : USTED
47. President of Harvard. : PUSEY
48. It burned in 64 A. D. : ROME
49. He lived in 48 Down. : OVID
50. Stopper. : BUNG
51. Pod of cotton. : BOLL
52. Layer of the iris. : UVEA
56. Also: Archaic. : EKE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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