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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS

New York Times, Sunday, March 22, 1953

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,372
Across
1. New Secy. of Interior. : MCKAY
6. Gandhi's protests. : FASTS
11. Anthropologist's subject. : APES
15. Story of the Forsytes. : SAGA
19. Maniple. : ORALE
20. Gold Coast capital. : ACCRA
21. Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
22. One of Dixie's problems. : KLAN
23. Where the Mosque of Yussuf is. : TUNIS
24. Cub's delight. : SCOOP
25. Seed covering. : ARIL
26. Site of new psychiatry research. : YALE
27. Listen! : HIST
28. Rumor: Navy slang. : SCUTTLEBUTT
30. Perceived as true. : KNEW
31. O. P. S. is part of it. : ESA
32. Damp. : MOIST
33. Man's name meaning watcher. : IRA
34. Money in Osaka. : YEN
36. Part of a church service. : RESPONSE
38. Guardians of mines. : GNOMES
41. Equestrian. : RIDER
45. ___ Trask, in "East of Eden." : ADAM
46. A long time. : DOGSAGE
47. Plant yielding sisal. : AGAVE
48. Long-haired pet dog. : MOPPET
51. ___ Jima. : IWO
52. They look forward to June 2. : ENGLISHMEN
54. Sorcery in West Indies: Var. : OBIA
55. Put forth energy. : ACTED
57. President O'Kelly of Eire. : SEAN
58. Where Achilles sulked. : TENT
59. Very sacred place. : HOLYOFHOLIES
63. Inviter's request. : RSVP
65. Narrator. : RELATOR
66. Natives of Riga. : LETTS
68. Slow percolation. : SEEPAGE
73. Mr. Speaker. : TRIS
75. U. S. A. F. fighter-bomber. : SHOOTINGSTAR
77. Caesar's mufti. : TOGA
81. River into Lake Ilmen. : MSTA
83. Vial for oil. : CRUET
84. Consanguineous. : AKIN
85. N. Y. C. bridge. : WHITESTONE
88. Olympic skater Henry. : KEN
89. Monastic. : OBLATE
91. Storming. : IRATE
92. Gospel. : EVANGEL
94. More than 15 grains. : GRAM
95. Ramon Vinay is one. : TENOR
96. Caught fish. : NETTED
97. Boxer who is a deaf mute. : HAIRSTON
101. Cover crop. : RYE
103. Pronoun. : HER
104. Studied hard. : PORED
105. United. : ONE
106. Forsaken. : LORN
109. Products of Texas, Georgia, Missouri, etc. : WATERMELONS
113. Self-governing. : FREE
114. "Dies ___," hymn. : IRAE
115. Article. : ITEM
116. Let up. : ABATE
117. Tasty. : SAPID
118. Who are called? : MANY
119. Early Blue Eagle initials. : NIRA
120. Observer. : NOTER
121. What Christmas Island is. : ATOLL
122. There are 1,070,000. : ELKS
123. Resins. : GUMS
124. Hoover's "___ of Adventure." : YEARS
125. Actress Oberon. : MERLE
Down
1. Her day is May 10. : MOTHER
2. One kind of vacation. : CRUISE
3. Where Osawatomie is. : KANSAS
4. Perched. : ALIT
5. Okay. : YES
6. Italy's government, 1922–43. : FASCISM
7. Prefer charges. : ACCUSE
8. "Great ___." : SCOTT
9. Hambletonian race. : TROT
10. Nursery item. : SAPLING
11. Citizens of Gadsen. : ALABAMANS
12. President Odria's land. : PERU
13. Work on galleys. : EDIT
14. Piquant. : SALTY
15. Navy jet all-weather fighter. : SKYKNIGHT
16. Author Milne. : ALAN
17. Its velocity is 25 to 75 miles per hour. : GALE
18. Afresh. : ANEW
28. Types of Mozart compositions. : SONATAFORMS
29. Worn away. : EROSE
32. Fashion. : MODE
35. Geologists record five. : ERAS
37. Tropical fruit. : PAPAYA
38. Bonbons. : GOODIES
39. Moth. : EGGER
40. Ethiopian ruler. : SELASSIE
42. Wife of a baronet. : DAME
43. All square. : EVEN
44. Payment for use. : RENT
46. Live. : DWELL
48. African gazelle with ringed horns. : MOHR
49. Leon Goossens plays it. : OBOE
50. Vitamin container. : PILL
51. Japanese name. : ITO
53. Itemized lists of stock. : INVENTORIES
56. Baptize. : CHRISTEN
60. Famous name in baseball. : OTT
61. Suffix for ordinal numbers. : ETH
62. Kept on hand for sale. : STOCKED
64. Margaret. : PEG
67. Hero of Stendhal's "The Red and the Black." : SOREL
69. Book of the Old Testament. : PSALMS
70. Island in Aleutian chain. : ATKA
71. Walk. : GAIT
72. Lake in Ireland. : ERNE
74. Franklin invented one. : STOVE
76. Wine cask. : TUN
77. Upbraid. : TWIT
78. River in Czechoslovakia. : OHRE
79. ___-Carlo Menotti, composer. : GIAN
80. Rogers, Olney, Holland, etc. : ATTORNEYS
82. Curses. : ANATHEMAS
86. Ghostly: Var. : EERY
87. Matriculate. : ENTER
90. Sandburg. : BARD
93. Where the Black Forest is. : GERMANY
94. Gathers in grain. : GARNERS
97. Derisive one. : HOOTER
98. Lethargy. : TORPOR
99. He wrote "Marco Millions." : ONEILL
100. Part of a compass. : NEEDLE
102. Stevenson's middle name. : EWING
104. River on Argentine border. : PLATA
106. Lollipop flavor. : LIME
107. Vocal. : ORAL
108. First principle of protocol. : RANK
110. One of the Cook Islands. : ATIU
111. 1953 to 1957. : TERM
112. Oil-yielding tree. : EBOE
113. One of the Sisters three. : FATE
117. Playwright Spewack. : SAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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