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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

SOLVER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1959

Author:
Sam Lake
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Grid entry for 127-Across is "OH SAY" but should be "O SAY"; couldn't fix this.

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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,572
Across
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Predicament. : SCRAPE
7
Trojan prince. : PARIS
12
Attractive traits. : CHARMS
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More uncommon. : CHOICER
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Early job for Caesar. : EDILE
20
Roundup equipment. : LARIATS
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Passive one's philosophy. : LETGEORGEDOIT
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Type of sonnet. : ITALIAN
25
High, in music. : ALT
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5,000-mile winged missile. : SNARK
27
Sample. : TASTE
29
Shelf. : LEDGE
30
Hit with force and noise. : SLAM
32
Furtive one. : SNEAK
34
Subject of Titian paintings. : DIANA
36
Form of mental discipline. : YOGA
37
He wrote "Science of Logic." : HEGEL
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Biblical mountain. : TABOR
41
___ Dame. : NOTRE
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Supplied. : FED
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Red Sea kingdom. : YEMEN
46
Hungarian wine. : TOKAY
48
Church or Bible. : SENATOR
50
Freudian topic. : EGO
51
Inferior. : POORER
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Last one in. : LOSER
54
In furious haste. : PELLMELL
58
Spite. : MALICE
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Timber tree of Argentina. : TALAS
63
Sicilian cape. : ALI
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City opposite Juarez. : ELPASO
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Citizen of Vientiane. : LAO
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Mint item. : CENT
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Be supported by. : LIEON
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Part of R. S. V. P. : SIL
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Sibilant sound. : TST
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Turkish President's title. : GHAZI
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Do aquatints. : ETCH
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Point; gist. : NUB
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Winged fruit. : SAMARA
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Siesta. : NAP
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John Drew's co-star. : REHAN
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Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Emit a play of colors. : OPALESCE
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Take a hike. : TRAMP
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Retort peevishly. : SNAPAT
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___ sequitur. : NON
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Important crop in the South. : PEANUTS
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Two: Comb. form. : DIPLO
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Comprehend. : GRASP
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Son (of), in Hebrew names. : BEN
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Meccawee, for one. : ASIAN
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Shade of blue: Var. : DELPH
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Cases for trivia. : ETUIS
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Not so much. : LESS
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Spirit lamps. : ETNAS
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Meal: Fr. : REPAS
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Choir section. : ALTOS
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Everyday. : USUAL
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"Beau ___." : GESTE
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Ovine plaint. : BAA
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Was agitated. : SEETHED
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Irish-American composer. : VICTORHERBERT
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Interval, in music. : TRITONE
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Fur. : OTTER
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Groups of nine. : ENNEADS
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Family in Faulkner novels. : SNOPES
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Anthem start. : OHSAY
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Like a sauna. : STEAMY
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"Ariel." : SHELLEY
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___ cheese. : COTTAGE
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Horse and carriage. : RIG
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Popular quartet. : ACES
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Latin laborers. : PEONS
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Wrong. : ERRANT
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Child's game. : PEEKABOO
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Do sums. : ADD
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Wild confusion. : RIOT
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"An ___ of woes." : ILIAD
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Becomes prevalent. : SETSIN
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Following. : CLIENTELE
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Busby. : HAT
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Lake fed by Oxus river. : ARAL
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Hoosier poet. : RILEY
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Subject of Schiller tragedy. : MAIDOFORLEANS
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Make zigzag in arrangement. : STAGGER
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Conflict. : CLASH
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U. S. golfer. : SNEAD
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Where the buffalo roamed. : GREATPLAINS
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Home of D. H. Lawrence. : TAOS
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Baltic port. : MEMEL
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City in Indiana. : KOKOMO
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It flows under Ponte Vecchio. : ARNO
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Newsgatherers of a sort. : LEGMEN
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___ avis. : RARA
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Down ___. : EAST
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Wouk character. : NOEL
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College cheer. : YELL
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Celebrated pirate. : TEACH
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Rope. : RIATA
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Not so ruddy. : PALER
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Choice part. : ELITE
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Country with area of 62 sq. mi. : LIECHTENSTEIN
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Hi-fi items. : LPS
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The Kirbys' ghost. : COSMOTOPPER
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Man from down under. : ANZAC
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Short stalk. : STIPE
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Urban eyesores. : SLUMS
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Kipling hero. : OHARA
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Open a keg. : TAP
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In abundance. : GALORE
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"Strike up the ___ . . . " : BAND
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Military engineer. : SAPPER
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Phoned. : RANG
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Wendy's dog. : NANA
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Subject of certain tests. : APTITUDES
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Foray. : RAID
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Melpomene, for one. : MUSE
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Work like "The Faerie Queene." : ALLEGORY
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Kitchen gadgets. : PEELERS
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Without. : SANS
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Bright, merry child. : SUNBEAM
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Where Amiens is. : PICARDY
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Shrivel. : BLAST
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City in Illinois, former Mormon center. : NAUVOO
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Jumbles. : HASHES
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Window ___. : SEATS
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Under: It. : SOTTO
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Biblical verb. : SAITH
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Tax. : STENT
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Window ___. : SHOP
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D-Day vessels. : LCTS
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Lake in Ireland. : ERNE
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Direction. : ENE
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Gunpowder. : TEA
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Girl's nickname. : BEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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