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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
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Early Blue Eagle initials. : NIRA
120
Observer. : NOTER
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What Christmas Island is. : ATOLL
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There are 1,070,000. : ELKS
123
Resins. : GUMS
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Hoover's "___ of Adventure." : YEARS
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Actress Oberon. : MERLE
Down
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Her day is May 10. : MOTHER
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One kind of vacation. : CRUISE
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Where Osawatomie is. : KANSAS
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Perched. : ALIT
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Okay. : YES
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Italy's government, 1922–43. : FASCISM
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Prefer charges. : ACCUSE
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"Great ___." : SCOTT
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Hambletonian race. : TROT
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Nursery item. : SAPLING
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Citizens of Gadsen. : ALABAMANS
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President Odria's land. : PERU
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Work on galleys. : EDIT
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Piquant. : SALTY
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Navy jet all-weather fighter. : SKYKNIGHT
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Author Milne. : ALAN
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Its velocity is 25 to 75 miles per hour. : GALE
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Afresh. : ANEW
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Types of Mozart compositions. : SONATAFORMS
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Worn away. : EROSE
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Fashion. : MODE
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Geologists record five. : ERAS
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Tropical fruit. : PAPAYA
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Bonbons. : GOODIES
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Moth. : EGGER
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Ethiopian ruler. : SELASSIE
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Wife of a baronet. : DAME
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All square. : EVEN
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Payment for use. : RENT
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Live. : DWELL
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African gazelle with ringed horns. : MOHR
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Leon Goossens plays it. : OBOE
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Vitamin container. : PILL
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Japanese name. : ITO
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Itemized lists of stock. : INVENTORIES
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Baptize. : CHRISTEN
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Famous name in baseball. : OTT
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Suffix for ordinal numbers. : ETH
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Kept on hand for sale. : STOCKED
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Margaret. : PEG
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Hero of Stendhal's "The Red and the Black." : SOREL
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Book of the Old Testament. : PSALMS
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Island in Aleutian chain. : ATKA
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Walk. : GAIT
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Lake in Ireland. : ERNE
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Franklin invented one. : STOVE
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Wine cask. : TUN
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Upbraid. : TWIT
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River in Czechoslovakia. : OHRE
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___-Carlo Menotti, composer. : GIAN
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Rogers, Olney, Holland, etc. : ATTORNEYS
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Curses. : ANATHEMAS
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Ghostly: Var. : EERY
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Matriculate. : ENTER
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Sandburg. : BARD
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Where the Black Forest is. : GERMANY
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Gathers in grain. : GARNERS
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Derisive one. : HOOTER
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Lethargy. : TORPOR
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He wrote "Marco Millions." : ONEILL
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Part of a compass. : NEEDLE
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Stevenson's middle name. : EWING
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River on Argentine border. : PLATA
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Lollipop flavor. : LIME
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Vocal. : ORAL
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First principle of protocol. : RANK
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One of the Cook Islands. : ATIU
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1953 to 1957. : TERM
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Oil-yielding tree. : EBOE
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One of the Sisters three. : FATE
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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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