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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 1955

Author:
Sam Lake
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,112
Across
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Emmy winner Dinah. : SONGSTRESS
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Famous penologist. : LAWES
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Leavening agent. : SODA
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With 13 Down, the past. : OVERTHEDAM
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Dull; inert. : INANIMATED
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Of oratorical endings. : PERORATIVE
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Porpoise. : BOTTLENOSE
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Defeated utterly (with "under"). : SNOWED
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Homespun hero since 1935. : LILABNER
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"___ Song." : STEIN
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Plaintive. : SAD
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Record. : ENTRY
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Gaucho's lariat. : REATA
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Orifice in a leaf. : STOMA
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Captain's boat. : GIG
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Geronimo's tribe. : APACHES
40
Borrowers. : LOANEES
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Cut quickly. : SNIP
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Bored into. : ATE
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Leeds' river. : AIRE
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Bowler. : HAT
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Tuneful twosome. : DUET
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Emblem worn by a marine. : GLOBE
51
Ethan Frome's girl. : MATTIE
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Sheik. : ARAB
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Directly: Colloq. : SLAP
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Caucasian ibex. : ZAC
58
Classroom accessory. : ERASER
59
Saw of a sawfish. : SERRA
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Caustic: Med. : ERODENT
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Firebug's crime. : ARSON
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V. I. P.'s on the set. : CAMERAMEN
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Name for a lion. : SIMBA
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What a callologist studies. : NEST
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Of high rank. : EMINENT
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Lake in Finland. : ENARE
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Missouri tributary. : PLATTE
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Between Miss. and Ga. : ALA
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Thames estuary. : NORE
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Swedish measures. : AMAR
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What battologists do. : REPEAT
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Part of U. S. A. F. : FORCE
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Basic igneous rock. : SIMA
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When Brian Boru became King. : MII
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Little ___. : ONES
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Edible grain. : OAT
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Contemporary of Schiller. : KANT
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Adjective for Lake Mead. : MANMADE
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Upper limit. : MAXIMUM
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Quiet! : SSH
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Synonym of hardness. : NAILS
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Bristly. : SETAL
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Cab gadget. : METER
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Rosen and Lopez. : ALS
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Large numbers: Colloq. : RAFTS
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Fence for defense. : PALISADE
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Hymn of ancient origin. : TEDEUM
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Instructs a tyro. : ORIENTATES
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Estate near Charlottesville. : MONTICELLO
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Dali is one. : SURREALIST
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Part of a Kipling title. : PLAINTALES
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___ Brothers, singers. : AMES
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Mother of 26 Across. : PANSY
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Natives of St. Louis. : SENEGALESE
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Conciliatory gifts. : SOPS
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Dutch ___. : OVEN
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Seneca was his tutor. : NERO
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Gains in one's affection. : GROWSON
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Poured out. : STREAMED
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Judas in Mark iii, 18. : THADDAEUS
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Julius Caesar was one. : EDILE
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Bank account. : SAVINGS
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Function of a blast furnace. : SMELTING
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Singer Holman. : LIBBY
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Composer of 111 Across. : ANON
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See 20 Across. : WATER
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Plead. : ENTREAT
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Part of R. S. V. P. : SIL
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Where Avalon City is. : SANTACATALINA
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Indian. : OTOE
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Ricky. : DESI
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Near East port. : ADEN
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Truman appointee. : MESTA
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Potter's clay. : ARGIL
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Pithecanthropes. : APEMEN
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Lark. : SOARER
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Tamerlane's men. : TATARS
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Don Mueller's specialties. : HITS
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Redskin. : ERIE
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Forecaster. : SEER
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Where Potale Palace is. : LHASA
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Cull. : SELECT
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City in Poland. : POZNAN
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Admiral Strauss' agency. : AEC
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Home of the O'Haras. : TARA
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Orderlies in British Army. : BATMEN
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Result from. : ARISE
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Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. : BRONTESISTERS
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Grapefruit. : POMELO
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Dutch news agency. : ANETA
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Fix boundaries. : DEMARK
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J. C. Lincoln character. : ERI
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Belfast's county. : ANTRIM
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Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
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24 Across is one. : MAMMAL
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Hair-do. : BRAIDS
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Lofty dwelling. : AERIE
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Start. : SETOUT
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College ball. : PROM
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Yakutsk's river. : LENA
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Summit. : APEX
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At the stern. : AFT
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Issuing forth. : EMANATING
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Mr. Queen's problems. : CASES
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Imprints. : ENSTAMPS
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Literary gleanings. : ANALECTA
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Seaport in Honduras. : AMAPALA
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Former British relief system. : THEDOLE
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Bridge error. : MISDEAL
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Middle: Law. : MESNE
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Tacitus' tongue. : LATIN
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Dim. : MISTY
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French writer. : RENAN
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Luigi's girl. : ROSA
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Garden herb. : ARUM
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Problem 3 Down had. : FIRE
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Without: Suffix. : LESS
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Mademoiselle. : ELLE
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Caucho trees. : ULES
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Ol' Man ___. : MOSE
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Donald O'Connor's dance. : TAP
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Link. : TIE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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