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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 1961

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,258
Across Down
1. Symbol of spinsterhood. : THIMBLE
8. Flimflams. : CHEATS
14. Aqua fortis. : ACID
18. Beloved. : PRECIOUS
19. Out of funds. : HARDUP
20. Bootlace. : LACET
22. The Enterprise, for one. : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
24. Infuriated. : IRATE
25. Japanese name. : ITO
26. Initially. : ATFIRST
27. Gridiron stalemates. : TIESCORES
29. Explorer Ericson. : LEIF
31. Babylonians, Phoenicians, etc. : SEMITES
33. Exceptional. : RARE
34. Bankbook abbreviation. : INT
35. Surpass. : CAP
37. Margot Fonteyn's title. : DAME
38. Incites. : PRODS
40. Tonsure area. : PATE
41. Gauzy fabric. : SCRIM
43. Rather long odds. : TENTOONE
45. More logical. : SANER
46. String, of a sort. : SHOELACE
48. Plato's "Symposium" topic. : EROS
49. Bowl calls. : RAHS
51. Firmness of spirit. : COURAGE
52. Triads. : TRINES
54. Roman encampment. : CASTRA
58. Artist of the Dada cult. : ARP
59. More full blown. : RIPER
61. Reminder. : MEMO
62. One of La Guardia's nicknames. : THEHAT
63. Depend (on). : RELY
65. Seaweed stuff. : AGAR
67. Name akin to Rudolph. : ROLF
69. San ___, Italian resort. : REMO
70. Wrinkle. : CREASE
73. The birds. : AVES
75. Chessmen. : ROOKS
78. Lyman Lemnitzer is one: Abbr. : GEN
79. Lost sheep, to a lawyer. : ESTRAY
80. Reporters of a sort. : LEGMEN
82. Set free. : UNLOOSE
84. Parisian streets. : RUES
86. Often revived drama. : RAIN
87. Perturbed. : TROUBLED
88. Oral. : PAROL
91. Chemist's cylinder. : TESTTUBE
94. Quack grass and burdock. : WEEDS
95. In a line. : AROW
96. Caster. : CRUET
97. Dressed. : CLAD
99. Substance from madder. : DYE
100. Rival of T. C. U. : SMU
101. N. Y. C. event for 1964. : FAIR
102. Plane part. : AILERON
105. Snick's partner. : SNEE
108. Harness cushion. : COLLARPAD
111. Madrileños' wives. : SENORAS
113. Stream: Abbr. : RIV
114. Thin as ___. : ARAIL
115. Labor-management provision. : ESCALATORCLAUSE
118. Namesakes of a Spartan queen. : LEDAS
119. Tiny brook. : RILLET
120. Marvelous events. : MIRACLES
121. "___ Mable." : DERE
122. Sault __ Marie. : SAINTE
123. Composer Foster. : STEPHEN
1. Clichélike. : TRITE
2. Feature of Pope's verse. : HEROICCOUPLET
3. Federal agency: Abbr. : ICC
4. Remarkable star in Cetus. : MIRA
5. Launches. : BOATS
6. Sailed nearer the wind. : LUFFED
7. Approximation. : ESTIMATE
8. That which subdues. : CHASTENER
9. Pioneer in "local color" writing. : HARTE
10. Slip. : ERR
11. Stulm. : ADIT
12. Blacksmith's device: Var. : TUEIRON
13. Farm machine. : SPREADER
14. Owner of Dinah, the cat. : ALICE
15. Dear: Ital. : CARO
16. Soaring perilously. : ICARIAN
17. Let-up in international strain: Fr. : DETENTE
18. Beach toy. : PAIL
21. Pulpit's canopy. : TESTER
23. Treason. : CRIME
28. Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
30. Traveler. : FARER
32. Deviser of humorous sound transpositions. : SPOONER
36. Hemingway heroine. : PILAR
39. The color peach bloom. : ROSEMORN
40. Player like Unitas. : PASSER
41. Props (with "up"). : SHORERS
42. Priestly Persian caste. : MAGI
44. Shipshape. : TRIM
45. Pahlavi. : SHAH
46. Hard to find. : SCARCE
47. Onion. : CEPA
50. Do something. : ACT
52. Cross. : TRAVERSE
53. Pas seul. : SOLO
55. Precept from Matt. vii, 12. : THEGOLDENRULE
56. Egyptian king. : RAMESES
57. Made up for. : ATONED
60. Sans ___ (matchless): Fr. : EGAL
64. Strong-scented herb. : YARROW
66. The Henley. : REGATTA
68. Tetrad. : FOUR
71. Son of Kish. : SAUL
72. Potato bud. : EYE
74. Struck. : SMIT
76. Be skilled in. : KNOW
77. Turned. : SLUED
81. Extract (a kernel) from shell or husk. : ENUCLEATE
83. Does as told. : OBEYS
85. Naval officers: Slang. : STRIPERS
87. Eating places. : TEAROOMS
88. French genius of 17th cen. : PASCAL
89. Ironclad. : ARMORED
90. Vocal flourish. : ROULADE
92. Continental mass. : EURASIA
93. Mixed. : BLENT
96. Sleeper. : CAR
98. Heroine of 1857 novel. : DORRIT
101. Bogus. : FALSE
103. Relative of an atoll. : ISLET
104. Shellfish. : NACRE
106. Iron: Ger. : EISEN
107. Twilight times. : EVES
109. Equivocator. : LIAR
110. 7th c. date. : DCLI
112. Cuff. : SLAP
116. English river. : ALN
117. Alas! : ACH

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