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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Monday, February 9, 1953

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. New Sec’y of Air Force. : TALBOTT
8. Two cents’ worth. : POSTAL
14. Colonel Gabreski is one. : AVIATOR
15. Quitclaim. : RELEASE
16. Strait between Sicily and Italy. : MESSINA
17. Teaches a new G.I. : ORIENTS
18. Eisenhower, Nixon, etc. : INS
19. One of the principal English cheeses. : STILTON
21. Signal sent by Carlsen. : SOS
22. Eager. : AGOG
24. City 60 miles from Buffalo. : OLEAN
25. Barnyard “smokestack.” : SILO
26. Important Baltic port. : MEMEL
28. Pose. : SIT
29. Gallagher’s vaudeville partner. : SHEAN
30. Misses Dunne and Bordoni. : IRENES
32. Casals and Piatigorsky. : CELLISTS
34. Opera by Menotti. : THEMEDIUM
36. Guam, Saipan, etc. : MARIANAS
39. Part of a law of economics. : DEMAND
43. Bellowing. : AROAR
44. Sault ___ Marie. : STE
46. Former Governor of Massachusetts. : DEVER
47. Rival of Harrow. : ETON
48. Item in a confidence game. : SHELL
50. Another Baltic port. : RIGA
51. Talent for a good M. C. : WIT
52. Underpinning used in pompadour days. : HAIRPAD
54. Hiatus. : GAP
55. Drug used in eyedrops. : ESERINE
57. Play the flatterer. : ADULATE
59. Crawl, trudgen, etc. : STROKES
60. New title for Prescott Bush. : SENATOR
61. Canopy over a bed. : TESTER
62. Catapults of early warfare, which threw stones. : ONAGERS
Down
1. Scenic Florida road. : TAMIAMI
2. Navy torpedo bomber. : AVENGER
3. Supple. : LISSOME
4. College degrees. : BAS
5. Inventor in the elevator field. : OTIS
6. The Lone Ranger’s companion. : TONTO
7. The Oregon, 1 Down, etc. : TRAILS
8. He succeeded General Farrell in 1946. : PERON
9. Music critic Downes. : OLIN
10. Visit. : SEE
11. Strong-scented herbs. : TANSIES
12. Home of a Tennyson heroine. : ASTOLAT
13. Work in the three r’s. : LESSONS
15. Alternated in a series. : ROTATED
20. English city famed for footwear and textiles. : LEICESTER
23. Flower to which Bryant wrote a poem. : GENTIAN
25. Gleam faintly. : SHIMMER
27. Composer of musicals (1870–1948). : LEHAR
29. Twisted or turned. : SLUED
31. Money in Tokyo. : SEN
33. Cover. : LID
35. Fairway irons. : MASHIES
36. Pilot’s lifesaving jacket. : MAEWEST
37. Hildegarde, for instance. : ARTISTE
38. Basketball game crowds. : ROOTERS
40. Practice a skyway science. : AVIGATE
41. “No” man. : NEGATOR
42. Dealers in dry goods. : DRAPERS
45. Where Biggs Field is. : ELPASO
48. More rational. : SANER
49. Freighted. : LADEN
52. Walk afield, for pleasure. : HIKE
53. The Danube at Budapest. : DUNA
56. Poppycock! : ROT
58. Comparative slowness in development. : LAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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