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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 Down
1. Emmy winner Dinah. : SONGSTRESS
11. Famous penologist. : LAWES
16. Leavening agent. : SODA
20. With 13 Down, the past. : OVERTHEDAM
21. Dull; inert. : INANIMATED
23. Of oratorical endings. : PERORATIVE
24. Porpoise. : BOTTLENOSE
25. Defeated utterly (with "under"). : SNOWED
26. Homespun hero since 1935. : LILABNER
28. "___ Song." : STEIN
29. Plaintive. : SAD
30. Record. : ENTRY
31. Gaucho's lariat. : REATA
33. Orifice in a leaf. : STOMA
35. Captain's boat. : GIG
36. Geronimo's tribe. : APACHES
40. Borrowers. : LOANEES
42. Cut quickly. : SNIP
44. Bored into. : ATE
45. Leeds' river. : AIRE
46. Bowler. : HAT
47. Tuneful twosome. : DUET
49. Emblem worn by a marine. : GLOBE
51. Ethan Frome's girl. : MATTIE
53. Sheik. : ARAB
55. Directly: Colloq. : SLAP
57. Caucasian ibex. : ZAC
58. Classroom accessory. : ERASER
59. Saw of a sawfish. : SERRA
61. Caustic: Med. : ERODENT
64. Indigo. : ANIL
65. Firebug's crime. : ARSON
66. V. I. P.'s on the set. : CAMERAMEN
68. Name for a lion. : SIMBA
72. What a callologist studies. : NEST
74. Of high rank. : EMINENT
75. Lake in Finland. : ENARE
76. Missouri tributary. : PLATTE
79. Between Miss. and Ga. : ALA
80. Thames estuary. : NORE
82. Swedish measures. : AMAR
83. What battologists do. : REPEAT
84. Part of U. S. A. F. : FORCE
87. Basic igneous rock. : SIMA
89. When Brian Boru became King. : MII
90. Little ___. : ONES
91. Edible grain. : OAT
93. Contemporary of Schiller. : KANT
95. Adjective for Lake Mead. : MANMADE
97. Upper limit. : MAXIMUM
99. Quiet! : SSH
100. Synonym of hardness. : NAILS
101. Bristly. : SETAL
103. Cab gadget. : METER
105. Rosen and Lopez. : ALS
106. Large numbers: Colloq. : RAFTS
109. Fence for defense. : PALISADE
111. Hymn of ancient origin. : TEDEUM
115. Instructs a tyro. : ORIENTATES
117. Estate near Charlottesville. : MONTICELLO
119. Dali is one. : SURREALIST
120. Part of a Kipling title. : PLAINTALES
121. ___ Brothers, singers. : AMES
122. Mother of 26 Across. : PANSY
123. Natives of St. Louis. : SENEGALESE
1. Conciliatory gifts. : SOPS
2. Dutch ___. : OVEN
3. Seneca was his tutor. : NERO
4. Gains in one's affection. : GROWSON
5. Poured out. : STREAMED
6. Judas in Mark iii, 18. : THADDAEUS
7. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
8. Julius Caesar was one. : EDILE
9. Bank account. : SAVINGS
10. Function of a blast furnace. : SMELTING
11. Singer Holman. : LIBBY
12. Composer of 111 Across. : ANON
13. See 20 Across. : WATER
14. Plead. : ENTREAT
15. Part of R. S. V. P. : SIL
16. Where Avalon City is. : SANTACATALINA
17. Indian. : OTOE
18. Ricky. : DESI
19. Near East port. : ADEN
22. Truman appointee. : MESTA
27. Potter's clay. : ARGIL
32. Pithecanthropes. : APEMEN
33. Lark. : SOARER
34. Tamerlane's men. : TATARS
37. Don Mueller's specialties. : HITS
38. Redskin. : ERIE
39. Forecaster. : SEER
40. Where Potale Palace is. : LHASA
41. Cull. : SELECT
43. City in Poland. : POZNAN
44. Admiral Strauss' agency. : AEC
48. Home of the O'Haras. : TARA
50. Orderlies in British Army. : BATMEN
52. Result from. : ARISE
54. Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. : BRONTESISTERS
56. Grapefruit. : POMELO
60. Dutch news agency. : ANETA
62. Fix boundaries. : DEMARK
63. J. C. Lincoln character. : ERI
64. Belfast's county. : ANTRIM
67. Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
69. 24 Across is one. : MAMMAL
70. Hair-do. : BRAIDS
71. Lofty dwelling. : AERIE
73. Start. : SETOUT
76. College ball. : PROM
77. Yakutsk's river. : LENA
78. Summit. : APEX
79. At the stern. : AFT
81. Issuing forth. : EMANATING
85. Mr. Queen's problems. : CASES
86. Imprints. : ENSTAMPS
88. Literary gleanings. : ANALECTA
92. Seaport in Honduras. : AMAPALA
94. Former British relief system. : THEDOLE
96. Bridge error. : MISDEAL
98. Middle: Law. : MESNE
102. Tacitus' tongue. : LATIN
103. Dim. : MISTY
104. French writer. : RENAN
106. Luigi's girl. : ROSA
107. Garden herb. : ARUM
108. Problem 3 Down had. : FIRE
110. Without: Suffix. : LESS
112. Mademoiselle. : ELLE
113. Caucho trees. : ULES
114. Ol' Man ___. : MOSE
116. Donald O'Connor's dance. : TAP
118. 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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