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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

ALPHABETISM

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1953

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,421
Across
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Block letters. : ABCS
5
Skippers' boats. : GIGS
9
Grapevine gleanings. : RUMOR
14
Precipitation. : HASTE
19
Composer of "Battle Cry of Freedom." : ROOT
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Chemical suffix. : OLIC
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Character in "South Pacific." : EMILE
22
Any Arabian province. : EMIRATE
25
Actress from Paris. : ANNABELLA
27
Celestial dog. : CANIS
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Egyptian general of opera. : RADAMES
29
First word of many speeches. : LADIES
30
Alms box. : ARCA
32
Took too many helpings. : OVERATE
34
Netherlands ounce. : ONS
35
Little Lord Fauntleroy's last name. : ERROL
37
Pointlike. : PUNCTATE
39
Medieval trade association. : HANSE
41
Hair-do. : BUN
43
Old man of Genesis. : ENOS
45
White-flowered shrub. : ITEA
46
Granted. : ACCORDED
49
Displaces. : UNSETTLES
52
Extinguish. : SNUFF
55
Street show. : RAREE
56
Carpe ___. : DIEM
57
Scheherazade's home. : HAREM
59
State police. : TROOPERS
61
Where Toulon is. : VAR
64
Steady course. : STRIDE
66
Soames Forsyte's first wife. : IRENE
68
Zane Grey's setting. : PURPLESAGE
70
Play the siren. : LURE
72
Mesabi mineral. : IRON
73
Balderdash. : ROT
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Potables. : ALES
75
Ruins on the Euphrates. : BABYLON
78
Contracting muscles. : AGONISTS
81
Instigate. : FOMENT
83
The whole hog. : ALL
84
Pipe dreams. : CASTLESINTHEAIR
87
Fish dish. : ROE
88
Razzed. : HOOTED
90
Butter knife. : SPREADER
91
Sign. : PLACARD
93
Salty greeting. : AHOY
94
___ masqué. : BAL
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Turkish pound. : LIRA
96
Thorn in Russia's side. : TITO
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Ladies of a city of Spain. : MADRILENAS
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Hero of Clement Moore poem. : SANTA
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Resounded. : PEALED
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Menace along the Nile. : ASP
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Minstrel. : LUTANIST
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Import. : SENSE
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Painter's glue solution. : SIZE
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Ignited again. : RELIT
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Chief of Moloch and Belial. : SATAN
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Picnic spoiler. : RAINSTORM
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Piece of land. : PREMISES
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Iota. : ATOM
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Fashioned. : MADE
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Vote against. : NAY
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Up from the ranks. : RISEN
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Decked out. : TOGGEDUP
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Diving bird. : MURRE
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River flowing into North Sea. : EMS
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Start of an anthem. : OSAYCAN
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Trapdoor. : DROP
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Remains in port. : LIESUP
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More impertinent. : SAUCIER
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Sketch. : TRACE
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Argentine party member. : PERONISTA
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In succession. : SERIATE
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Man's name meaning "of light." : ABNER
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Birthright seller. : ESAU
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Man's name meaning "courageous." : NEAL
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Heating vessels. : ETNAS
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Loves too fondly. : DOTES
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Versatile legumes. : SOYS
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Light-gray. : ASHY
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Lake in Asia. : ARAL
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___ fide. : BONA
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Part of a radio set. : CONDENSER
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Companionway. : STAIR
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Travels with a troupe. : GOESONTHEROAD
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Faulty. : ILL
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River of Coolidge Dam. : GILA
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Steep slope. : SCARP
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Takes back openly. : RECANTS
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Name for Hindu goddess Devi. : UMA
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Mythical monster, half bull and half man. : MINOTAUR
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Papa Dionne. : OLIVA
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Fixed again. : RESET
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Mother of 136 Down. : HERA
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Apparatus for vaulting exercises. : SIDEHORSE
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Across: Prefix. : TRA
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Premier born in New York. : EAMONDEVALERA
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Tightened up. : TENSE
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Chariot of Gaul. : ESSED
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Kin of a "pillbox." : BERET
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Which: It. : CUI
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An agency F.D.R. created. : REA
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Diminutive of Dolores. : LOLA
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Where Garden of the Gods is. : CENTENNIALSTATE
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Occur. : ARE
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Signs of spring. : BUDS
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Single entity. : UNIT
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Indian of Sonora. : SERI
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Moved timidly. : CREPT
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Senator Hayden. : CARL
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First name of "Ellis Bell." : EMILY
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Systems used by building and loan ass'ns. : SERIALPLANS
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Popinjay. : FOP
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Student who gets D's. : FOURTHRATER
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Combination of corporations. : MERGER
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Matter-of-fact discourse. : PROSE
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Trojan warrior. : AGENOR
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Napped. : RESTED
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Sweet preparation. : DULCE
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Halter. : NOOSE
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One of the Spewacks. : SAM
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Kin of Lieut. j. g. : ENS
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Island off Florida. : BAHAMA
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Waikiki salutations. : ALOHAS
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What a sphygmomanometer measures. : BLOODPRESSURE
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Ambassador Mehta's land. : INDIA
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After ends. : STERNS
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Hanging by a thread. : FILIPENDULOUS
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Take the stump. : ORATE
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Lake in Ethiopia. : TSANA
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Likely. : APT
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One-handed son of Odin. : TYR
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Cape Flattery to San Diego. : COAST
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Star of "The Star." : BETTE
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Governor Stratton is one. : ILLINOIAN
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Mr. Firpo. : LUIS
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Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
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Central Vietnam. : ANAM
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Members of a pride. : LIONESSES
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Secretary Benson. : EZRA
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A size of paper. : DEMY
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Dull. : STAGNANT
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Ambassador Stanton's post. : SIAM
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Yesmen. : NODDERS
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Finch. : SERIN
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Sign on a reporter's car or hat. : PRESS
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Fissures. : RIMAE
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Pen. : STY
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Wall: French. : MUR
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Group of eight. : OCTAD
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Actress from Stockholm. : GARBO
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Peter, Linus, Anacletus, etc. : POPES
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Rey's consort. : REINA
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Silk: It. : SETA
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Man of war. : ARES
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Coin of Cuba. : PESO
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Where Monument Valley is. : UTAH
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Wan: Poetic. : PALY
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Op. ___. : CIT
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Letter. : CEE
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Arm of a starfish. : RAY

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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