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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Monday, March 2, 1953

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 87, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,352
Across Down
1. Governor of Delaware. : BOGGS
6. Sound of a horn. : BEEP
10. Ditch around a castle. : MOAT
14. Wide-awake. : ALERT
15. Actress Raines. : ELLA
16. Poll-taker Roper. : ELMO
17. Supreme Court nickname. : NINEOLDMEN
19. Broadway light. : NEON
20. Foolish affection. : DOTAGE
21. Name created by Mary Chase. : MCTHING
23. Cow-headed Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
24. Dead ahead; abaft the beam, etc. : BEARINGS
25. Quiet volcano in Martinique. : PELEE
27. Lieutenant who was once a private. : RANKER
28. Dry as dust. : ARID
29. Make more extreme. : INTENSIFY
33. Deductible item when paid out: Abbr. : INT
34. Visionary; dreamer. : FANTAST
36. Agency headed by Allen Dulles. : CIA
37. Star of “April in Paris.” : RAYBOLGER
39. Six years for a Senator. : TERM
40. National Guard drill hall. : ARMORY
41. Looks amazed. : GAPES
42. Extremists on the political scene. : RADICALS
45. Mrs. Charlie Chaplin. : OONA
46. Where 5,775 proud Kansans live. : ABILENE
47. Club for miniature golf. : PUTTER
50. Picasso’s favorite bird. : DOVE
51. Those at the head of a literary movement: Fr. : AVANTGARDE
54. Declare. : AVER
55. Mention for a military award. : CITE
56. Wear away. : ERODE
57. Companions of 42 Across. : REDS
58. “Gone” at the auction. : SOLD
59. Dinner course. : SALAD
1. Paul Lavalle’s group. : BAND
2. Salmagundi. : OLIO
3. State of being well-bred. : GENTILITY
4. Lubricated. : GREASED
5. Inexpensive cigar. : STOGIE
6. Fourposter. : BED
7. Graceful tree. : ELM
8. Holmes’ favorite comment. : ELEMENTARY
9. Shrove Tuesday meal. : PANCAKES
10. Upright prehistoric stones. : MENHIRS
11. Liquid part of fat. : OLEIN
12. Each with the other. : AMONG
13. Tool for the fireplace. : TONGS
18. Bandleader Brown. : LES
22. E. C. Bentley’s sleuth. : TRENT
24. Makes good-humored jests. : BANTERS
25. Couple. : PAIR
26. Singer Berger of the Met. : ERNA
27. Popular children’s game, akin to prisoner’s base. : RINGOLEVIO
30. Coast Guard vessels. : ICEPATROL
31. Enemy of the forests. : FIRE
32. Starchy diet in tropical lands. : YAMS
34. Part of U. S. A. F. : FORCE
35. Statistical yearbooks. : ALMANACS
38. Occupants of a leaky rowboat. : BAILERS
39. Trumpeter’s blare. : TANTARA
41. Cheats: Colloq. : GOUGES
42. The Navy has used it since 1938. : RADAR
43. “___ and Beyond.” : ABOVE
44. Did a jackknife. : DIVED
45. Choose citizenship. : OPT
48. Work dealing with Norse myths. : EDDA
49. One of the 17 Across. : REED
52. Almost 32 million sq. mi. of water: Abbr. : ATL
53. Man’s nickname. : NED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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