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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.
PS 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 Down
1. Predicament. : SCRAPE
7. Trojan prince. : PARIS
12. Attractive traits. : CHARMS
18. More uncommon. : CHOICER
19. Early job for Caesar. : EDILE
20. Roundup equipment. : LARIATS
22. Passive one's philosophy. : LETGEORGEDOIT
24. Type of sonnet. : ITALIAN
25. High, in music. : ALT
26. 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
39. Biblical mountain. : TABOR
41. ___ Dame. : NOTRE
43. Supplied. : FED
44. Red Sea kingdom. : YEMEN
46. Hungarian wine. : TOKAY
48. Church or Bible. : SENATOR
50. Freudian topic. : EGO
51. Inferior. : POORER
53. Last one in. : LOSER
54. In furious haste. : PELLMELL
58. Spite. : MALICE
60. Timber tree of Argentina. : TALAS
63. Sicilian cape. : ALI
64. City opposite Juarez. : ELPASO
66. Citizen of Vientiane. : LAO
67. Mint item. : CENT
68. Be supported by. : LIEON
70. Part of R. S. V. P. : SIL
71. Sibilant sound. : TST
73. Turkish President's title. : GHAZI
74. Do aquatints. : ETCH
75. Point; gist. : NUB
77. Winged fruit. : SAMARA
79. Siesta. : NAP
80. John Drew's co-star. : REHAN
82. Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
84. Emit a play of colors. : OPALESCE
86. Take a hike. : TRAMP
88. Retort peevishly. : SNAPAT
90. ___ sequitur. : NON
91. Important crop in the South. : PEANUTS
93. Two: Comb. form. : DIPLO
94. Comprehend. : GRASP
97. Son (of), in Hebrew names. : BEN
98. Meccawee, for one. : ASIAN
100. Shade of blue: Var. : DELPH
102. Cases for trivia. : ETUIS
104. Not so much. : LESS
106. Spirit lamps. : ETNAS
108. Meal: Fr. : REPAS
110. Noun suffix. : ENCE
111. Choir section. : ALTOS
113. Everyday. : USUAL
115. "Beau ___." : GESTE
117. Ovine plaint. : BAA
118. Was agitated. : SEETHED
120. Irish-American composer. : VICTORHERBERT
123. Interval, in music. : TRITONE
124. Fur. : OTTER
125. Groups of nine. : ENNEADS
126. Family in Faulkner novels. : SNOPES
127. Anthem start. : OHSAY
128. Like a sauna. : STEAMY
1. "Ariel." : SHELLEY
2. ___ cheese. : COTTAGE
3. Horse and carriage. : RIG
4. Popular quartet. : ACES
5. Latin laborers. : PEONS
6. Wrong. : ERRANT
7. Child's game. : PEEKABOO
8. Do sums. : ADD
9. Wild confusion. : RIOT
10. "An ___ of woes." : ILIAD
11. Becomes prevalent. : SETSIN
12. Following. : CLIENTELE
13. Busby. : HAT
14. Lake fed by Oxus river. : ARAL
15. Hoosier poet. : RILEY
16. Subject of Schiller tragedy. : MAIDOFORLEANS
17. Make zigzag in arrangement. : STAGGER
18. Conflict. : CLASH
21. U. S. golfer. : SNEAD
23. Where the buffalo roamed. : GREATPLAINS
28. Home of D. H. Lawrence. : TAOS
31. Baltic port. : MEMEL
33. City in Indiana. : KOKOMO
35. It flows under Ponte Vecchio. : ARNO
38. Newsgatherers of a sort. : LEGMEN
40. ___ avis. : RARA
42. Down ___. : EAST
45. Wouk character. : NOEL
47. College cheer. : YELL
49. Celebrated pirate. : TEACH
52. Rope. : RIATA
54. Not so ruddy. : PALER
55. Choice part. : ELITE
56. Country with area of 62 sq. mi. : LIECHTENSTEIN
57. Hi-fi items. : LPS
59. The Kirbys' ghost. : COSMOTOPPER
61. Man from down under. : ANZAC
62. Short stalk. : STIPE
65. Urban eyesores. : SLUMS
69. Kipling hero. : OHARA
72. Open a keg. : TAP
73. In abundance. : GALORE
76. "Strike up the ___ . . . " : BAND
77. Military engineer. : SAPPER
78. Phoned. : RANG
81. Wendy's dog. : NANA
82. Subject of certain tests. : APTITUDES
83. Foray. : RAID
85. Growing out. : ENATE
87. Melpomene, for one. : MUSE
89. Work like "The Faerie Queene." : ALLEGORY
91. Kitchen gadgets. : PEELERS
92. Without. : SANS
95. Bright, merry child. : SUNBEAM
96. Where Amiens is. : PICARDY
97. Shrivel. : BLAST
99. City in Illinois, former Mormon center. : NAUVOO
101. Jumbles. : HASHES
103. Window ___. : SEATS
105. Under: It. : SOTTO
107. Biblical verb. : SAITH
109. Tax. : STENT
112. Window ___. : SHOP
114. D-Day vessels. : LCTS
116. Lake in Ireland. : ERNE
119. Direction. : ENE
121. Gunpowder. : TEA
122. 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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