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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Tuesday, April 16, 1974

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 386 (avg 2.04)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,012
Across
1. Batters' concerns : HITS
5. Mogul emperor of India : AKBAR
10. Miracle drug : ACTH
14. Virginia willow : ITEA
15. Strainer : SIEVE
16. Namath's bailiwick : SHEA
17. Place side by side : JUXTAPOSIT
19. Famed sergeant : YORK
20. One with high hopes : OPTIMIST
21. Enlighten : ILLUME
23. Haystack : RICK
24. Burmese people : SGAU
25. Schooner pole : SPRIT
28. African republic : DAHOMEY
31. Patchworks : CRAZYQUILTS
34. Dress up : TOG
36. Mud : OOZE
37. "I give up!" : UNCLE
38. Synagogue : SHUL
39. Court : WOO
40. Milieu : MISEENSCENE
42. Updated icebox : FREEZER
44. Clear of charges : PURGE
45. Waste time : LAZE
46. Radar signal : BLIP
48. Lapis ___ : LAZULI
51. Exhausting item : TAILPIPE
55. Jejune : ARID
56. Dickens hero : CHUZZLEWIT
58. Pittance : MITE
59. Desi : ARNAZ
60. Punjab prince : RANA
61. Indemnified : PAID
62. Suspicious : LEERY
63. Concordes : SSTS
Down
1. Son, in Seville : HIJO
2. Live ___ (be carefree) : ITUP
3. Schoolbook : TEXT
4. Ridicule : SATIRIZE
5. Jellied garnish : ASPIC
6. Newsstand : KIOSK
7. Kind of seller : BEST
8. Roman's ancestors : AVI
9. Make taut again : RETIGHTEN
10. Sanctuary : ASYLUM
11. Mao associate : CHOU
12. School period : TERM
13. Cod's cousin : HAKE
18. Friendship : AMITY
22. Eastern land : LAOS
24. Room, in Reims : SALLE
25. Harbor boat : SCOW
26. Trial print : PROOF
27. Kind of clam : RAZOR
28. Kitchen gadget : DICER
29. Clear sky : ETHER
30. Immature : YOUNG
32. Curious : QUIZZICAL
33. Fail to espy : UNSEE
35. Joy : GLEE
38. Deck openings : SCUPPERS
40. Ants, to a pangolin : MEAL
41. Fall : SPILL
43. Foiled a posse : ELUDED
46. Eastern market: Var. : BAZAR
47. Queen of spades, in hearts : LIZZY
48. Genie's home : LAMP
49. Gluck creation : ARIA
50. Tubular pasta : ZITI
51. Berlin product : TUNE
52. "When ___ a lad . . . " : IWAS
53. Two cups : PINT
54. Greek vowels : ETAS
57. Realm of Otto I: Abbr. : HRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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