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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Saturday, May 12, 1962

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,684
Across Down
1. Family VIP's. : DADS
5. Pronoun. : THEM
9. Overdo the Thespian bit. : EMOTE
14. Mrs. Cantor and others. : IDAS
15. ___ sapiens. : HOMO
16. Variant for 56 Down. : MOMMA
17. Native intelligence. : MOTHERWIT
19. Agora structures. : STOAS
20. Eastern name. : ABU
21. Grow molars. : TEETHE
23. Sharpen. : HONE
24. Budlike bodies, in biology. : GEMMAE
26. Twilled fabric. : SERGE
28. Universe: Heb. : OLAM
30. Musical comedy of the Twenties. : RIORITA
34. Handle. : HILT
37. Tomorrow. : MOTHERSDAY
39. Washington's neighbor. : IDAHO
41. Spanish uncle. : TIO
42. Motif. : THEME
43. Lucky scion in folklore. : SEVENTHSON
46. Children of a sort. : IMPS
47. Garden favorite. : TEAROSE
48. Profound. : DEEP
50. Tangle. : GNARL
52. Dodger's manager. : ALSTON
56. Venus de ___. : MILO
59. Pharmacy item. : OLEATE
61. Snow's partner. : ICE
62. In tumult. : ARIOT
64. School song. : ALMAMATER
66. Largest of the deer family. : MOOSE
67. Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
68. Eastern European. : SLAV
69. Building wing. : ANNEX
70. Charles ___ Gibson. : DANA
71. Word in a counting-out rhyme. : EENY
1. Famous nickname in baseball. : DIMAG
2. Kind of brick. : ADOBE
3. Fact. : DATUM
4. Quiet! : SSH
5. One of the "wee hours." : THREEAM
6. Washington's opponent. : HOWE
7. Gives out. : EMITS
8. Status of 56 Down. : MOTHERHOOD
9. German spa. : EMS
10. British tenders. : MOTHERSHIPS
11. Melville book. : OMOO
12. White House guard. : TMAN
13. Mitigate. : EASE
18. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
22. Sandusky's lake. : ERIE
25. Perrault character. : MOTHERGOOSE
27. British Field Marshal. : GORT
29. One's place of origin. : MOTHERLAND
31. The same. : IDEM
32. Pound down. : TAMP
33. Certain votes. : AYES
34. Listen! : HIST
35. ____ fixe. : IDEE
36. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
38. Common contraction. : TIS
40. "___, you noblest English!" : ONON
44. Old Chinese state. : TSAO
45. ___ pin. : NEATASA
49. Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
51. Novel by George Sand. : LELIA
53. Lady, for one. : TITLE
54. Marine view. : OCEAN
55. Full of courage. : NERVY
56. Family VIP. : MAMA
57. Household necessity. : IRON
58. Cubs' parent. : LION
60. To ___ (every one). : AMAN
63. Man from Dallas. : TEX
65. Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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