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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
1. Block letters. : ABCS
5. Skippers' boats. : GIGS
9. Grapevine gleanings. : RUMOR
14. Precipitation. : HASTE
19. Composer of "Battle Cry of Freedom." : ROOT
20. Chemical suffix. : OLIC
21. Character in "South Pacific." : EMILE
22. Any Arabian province. : EMIRATE
25. Actress from Paris. : ANNABELLA
27. Celestial dog. : CANIS
28. 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
74. 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
95. Turkish pound. : LIRA
96. Thorn in Russia's side. : TITO
97. Ladies of a city of Spain. : MADRILENAS
101. Hero of Clement Moore poem. : SANTA
103. Resounded. : PEALED
107. Menace along the Nile. : ASP
108. Minstrel. : LUTANIST
110. Import. : SENSE
112. Painter's glue solution. : SIZE
113. Ignited again. : RELIT
115. Chief of Moloch and Belial. : SATAN
117. Picnic spoiler. : RAINSTORM
119. Piece of land. : PREMISES
122. Iota. : ATOM
124. Fashioned. : MADE
125. Vote against. : NAY
126. Up from the ranks. : RISEN
127. Decked out. : TOGGEDUP
131. Diving bird. : MURRE
133. River flowing into North Sea. : EMS
134. Start of an anthem. : OSAYCAN
137. Trapdoor. : DROP
139. Remains in port. : LIESUP
142. More impertinent. : SAUCIER
144. Sketch. : TRACE
146. Argentine party member. : PERONISTA
148. In succession. : SERIATE
149. Man's name meaning "of light." : ABNER
150. Birthright seller. : ESAU
151. Man's name meaning "courageous." : NEAL
152. Heating vessels. : ETNAS
153. Loves too fondly. : DOTES
154. Versatile legumes. : SOYS
155. Light-gray. : ASHY
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1. Lake in Asia. : ARAL
2. ___ fide. : BONA
3. Part of a radio set. : CONDENSER
4. Companionway. : STAIR
5. Travels with a troupe. : GOESONTHEROAD
6. Faulty. : ILL
7. River of Coolidge Dam. : GILA
8. Steep slope. : SCARP
9. Takes back openly. : RECANTS
10. Name for Hindu goddess Devi. : UMA
11. Mythical monster, half bull and half man. : MINOTAUR
12. Papa Dionne. : OLIVA
13. Fixed again. : RESET
14. Mother of 136 Down. : HERA
15. He loves: Lat. : AMAT
16. Apparatus for vaulting exercises. : SIDEHORSE
17. Across: Prefix. : TRA
18. Premier born in New York. : EAMONDEVALERA
23. Tightened up. : TENSE
24. Chariot of Gaul. : ESSED
26. Kin of a "pillbox." : BERET
31. Which: It. : CUI
33. An agency F.D.R. created. : REA
36. Diminutive of Dolores. : LOLA
38. Where Garden of the Gods is. : CENTENNIALSTATE
40. Occur. : ARE
41. Signs of spring. : BUDS
42. Single entity. : UNIT
44. Indian of Sonora. : SERI
47. Moved timidly. : CREPT
48. Senator Hayden. : CARL
50. First name of "Ellis Bell." : EMILY
51. Systems used by building and loan ass'ns. : SERIALPLANS
53. Popinjay. : FOP
54. Student who gets D's. : FOURTHRATER
58. Combination of corporations. : MERGER
60. Matter-of-fact discourse. : PROSE
62. Trojan warrior. : AGENOR
63. Napped. : RESTED
65. Sweet preparation. : DULCE
67. Halter. : NOOSE
69. One of the Spewacks. : SAM
71. Kin of Lieut. j. g. : ENS
75. Island off Florida. : BAHAMA
76. Waikiki salutations. : ALOHAS
77. What a sphygmomanometer measures. : BLOODPRESSURE
79. Ambassador Mehta's land. : INDIA
80. After ends. : STERNS
81. Hanging by a thread. : FILIPENDULOUS
82. Take the stump. : ORATE
85. Lake in Ethiopia. : TSANA
86. Likely. : APT
89. One-handed son of Odin. : TYR
92. Cape Flattery to San Diego. : COAST
94. Star of "The Star." : BETTE
98. Governor Stratton is one. : ILLINOIAN
99. Mr. Firpo. : LUIS
100. Indian of New Mexico. : SIA
102. Central Vietnam. : ANAM
104. Members of a pride. : LIONESSES
105. Secretary Benson. : EZRA
106. A size of paper. : DEMY
109. Dull. : STAGNANT
111. Ambassador Stanton's post. : SIAM
114. Uncle: Dial. : EME
116. Yesmen. : NODDERS
118. Finch. : SERIN
119. Sign on a reporter's car or hat. : PRESS
120. Fissures. : RIMAE
121. Pen. : STY
123. Wall: French. : MUR
128. Group of eight. : OCTAD
129. Actress from Stockholm. : GARBO
130. Peter, Linus, Anacletus, etc. : POPES
132. Rey's consort. : REINA
135. Silk: It. : SETA
136. Man of war. : ARES
138. Coin of Cuba. : PESO
140. Where Monument Valley is. : UTAH
141. Wan: Poetic. : PALY
143. Op. ___. : CIT
145. Letter. : CEE
147. 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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