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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

ZOOLOGICAL

New York Times, Sunday, March 20, 1955

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,091
Across Down
1. Where elephants, leopards, tigers abound. : ASSAM
6. Weapon. : SPEAR
11. Places of retreat. : ASYLA
16. Topkick. : SARGE
21. He wrote "The Web and the Rock." : THOMASWOLFE
23. Avoids (with "of"). : STEERSCLEAR
25. Shut out, in baseball. : HORSECOLLAR
26. Orange-colored flowers. : TIGERLILIES
27. ___-horse. : ONE
28. Girl's name. : SARA
29. Splitting. : RIVING
31. Babylonian god. : AYA
32. Singer Cole. : NAT
33. Put on the block. : SELL
35. Wave: Colloq. : PERM
37. Sediment. : SILT
38. Ancestor of Noah. : SETH
40. Man's nickname. : ABE
42. Dominate. : OVERBEAR
46. Uproars. : RIOTS
49. Practical intelligence: Colloq. : HORSESENSE
54. White-tailed birds. : ERNES
56. Benjamin ___ of U. N. : COHEN
58. Giant grass for Mexican baskets. : OTATE
59. Citizens over 21. : VOTERS
62. Awry: Dial. : AGEE
64. Dumas ___. : PERE
65. Teddybear. : TOY
66. Petitions. : SUES
68. Part of the Aleutians. : RATISLANDS
72. Tibetan gazelle. : GOA
73. Wilhelmina's mother. : EMMA
75. Cave: Poet. : GROT
77. Inhumane. : WANTON
78. Doing the same things daily. : INARUT
80. Species of mint. : LIONSHEART
83. Gasconade. : BRAG
84. Horse-drawn vehicles. : STAGES
85. Compass point. : NNE
86. Wild animal's trail. : SPOOR
88. Eat away. : ERODE
90. Stassen's job. : FOA
91. Short poem. : ODELET
93. Type of test. : ORAL
95. Capsize. : TURNTURTLE
99. Temperament. : CRASIS
100. Hard money. : SPECIE
102. Pop. : SODA
103. Tiger's home. : ASIA
104. Cheer. : RAH
105. Hoaxes. : MARESNESTS
108. Close. : NIGH
110. Adjective suffix. : ENT
111. Style of type: Abbr. : ITAL
113. Beehive State. : UTAH
114. Souchong dealers. : TEAMEN
116. Decree. : IRADE
118. Cap. : BERET
120. Turkish nobles. : EMIRS
123. Former boxing champ. : KIDGAVILAN
125. Patron saint of France. : DENIS
127. Typical part. : SPECIMEN
130. Came upon. : MET
131. Biblical giant. : ANAK
133. Evergreen fruit. : CONE
134. These: Scot. : THAE
137. Diving birds. : AUKS
141. "Let sleeping dogs lie," for example. : SAW
144. Jerome Kern song. : WHO
145. ___ Bear. : LITTLE
147. Poetess Millay. : EDNA
149. Eat. : SUP
150. O'Neill play. : THEHAIRYAPE
153. "Kismet" star. : ALFREDDRAKE
156. Ardent rookie. : EAGERBEAVER
157. $20, in former days. : DOUBLEEAGLE
158. Perfect. : WHOLE
159. Accumulate. : AMASS
160. Plant of carrot family. : ANISE
161. Hogan rival. : SNEAD
1. Member of fictional trio. : ATHOS
2. Excelled. : SHONE
3. City near Montreal. : SOREL
4. Mornings. : AMS
5. West and other. : MAES
6. Asserted with emphasis. : SWORE
7. ___ bear. : POLAR
8. Building wing. : ELL
9. Way out yonder. : AFAR
10. Happen again. : RERISE
11. Plant of the saxifrage family. : ASTILBE
12. Pinchfist. : STINTER
13. Second-story man. : YEGG
14. "Light-Horse Harry." : LEE
15. Wall hanging. : ARRAS
16. Of the hip. : SCIATIC
17. ___ fours. : ALL
18. Dobbin's restraint. : REIN
19. Mother of Uranus. : GAEA
20. Formerly formerly. : ERST
22. Dandelion stalks. : SCAPES
24. More cunning. : SLYER
30. Man: Lat. : VIR
34. Newest. : LAST
36. Greatest number. : MOST
39. Wicket. : HOOP
41. Apiary dwellers. : BEES
43. Swerve. : VEER
44. Similar. : ANALOGOUS
45. Cordelia's wicked sister. : REGAN
47. This appears on all British treaties. : THEGREATSEAL
48. Thin; watery. : SEROUS
49. Hilton specialty. : HOTEL
50. Indian of Mexico. : OTOMI
51. Former Ambassador in Near East. : RAYMONDAHARE
52. A habitat of pandas. : EVEREST
53. "Thumbs down." : NOSOAP
55. Martin's title: Abbr. : SEN
57. Adroit. : NEAT
60. Cold and damp. : RAW
61. Try: Colloq. : STAB
63. Redact. : EDIT
67. Exclamation of annoyance. : UGH
69. Concerning. : INRE
70. Spring. : START
71. Confusion: G. I. slang. : SNAFU
74. Three English queens. : ANNES
76. Vessel of war. : TROOPSHIP
79. Assembly place, in old Athens. : AGORA
81. Sultan of Turkey, 1789–1807. : SELIM
82. Actress Marta ___. : TOREN
84. Dispatching. : SENDING
87. Hare vs. tortoise. : RACE
89. Spoke monotonously. : DRONED
91. Delivered philippics. : ORATED
92. Son of Isaac. : ESAU
94. Roll. : LIST
96. Playground activity. : TAG
97. Actress Christian. : LINDA
98. Consumed. : EATEN
99. Stall for oxen. : CRIB
100. Lines of junction. : SEAMS
101. Summer: Fr. : ETE
106. Highway: Abbr. : RTE
107. Wine in Tokyo. : SAKE
109. Swarm. : HIVE
112. Chanteuse Horne. : LENA
115. Denver edifice. : MINT
117. Screen "Sadie." : RITA
119. Tenth anniversary gifts. : TINWARE
121. Housewives' collections. : RECIPES
122. Surf ducks. : SCOTERS
124. Full apology. : AMENDE
126. European in India. : SAHIB
128. Bank item: Abbr. : INT
129. Sugar and molasses. : MELADA
132. Where Inchon is. : KOREA
135. Basil and cervil. : HERBS
136. "Fledermaus" character. : ADELE
138. Custom. : USAGE
139. TV animal. : KUKLA
140. Promote. : SPEED
141. Dish. : STEW
142. Admonishing exclamation. : AHAH
143. "And away ___." : WEGO
145. Fluid rock. : LAVA
146. College in N. C. : ELON
148. Fruit punches. : ADES
151. Norse goddess. : HEL
152. Vegetable. : YAM
154. Sum, esse, __, futuris. : FUI
155. Incurred. : RAN

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