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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

SOLVER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, May 26, 1957

97-Down : Of a gift: Lat.

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 676 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 22-Across had "Caananite"; corrected it to "Canaanite."

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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,889
Across
1
Oriental title. : PASHA
6
Throng. : SWARM
11
Show business immortal. : COHAN
16
Point of land. : SPIT
20
Russian guild. : ARTEL
21
Fuller. : WIDER
22
Canaanite leader. : SISERA
23
Miracle scene. : CANA
24
Arrowsmith's wife. : LEORA
25
Subject of poem by J. R. Lowell. : ALADDINSLAMP
27
Nay sayer. : ANTI
28
Western point of England. : LANDSEND
30
Webster, for example. : SENATOR
31
Forgive. : PARDON
33
Ibsen character. : ASE
34
Cattle: Poet. : KINE
35
St. Philip ___. : NERI
36
Mme. de ___. : STAEL
38
Have bills. : OWE
39
Cassiopeia's make-up. : STARS
41
Mock-ups. : MODELS
43
Tray. : SERVER
45
Nubby fabric. : RATINE
47
Gullets. : MAWS
48
Early planes. : SPADS
50
Soraya's land. : IRAN
52
Dumas character. : ATHOS
53
Move a TV camera. : PAN
54
Aerobee's milieu. : SPACE
55
Harmony. : UNISON
57
Norse goddess. : NORN
58
The horse latitudes. : MARESSEA
61
Llewellyn Thompson's new post. : USSR
63
Python. : BOA
64
Wife of Athamas. : INO
65
Nosegay. : POSY
66
Fold. : PLICATION
68
Source. : FONT
69
R. I. resort city. : NEWPORT
71
Arm of a starfish. : RAY
72
___ which way. : EVERY
73
"Kettles of fish." : FIXES
74
Marshall's status. : RETIRED
76
Norwegian violinist (1810-1880). : OLEBULL
78
Fictional diner. : SPRAT
81
Clubbed. : MACED
83
Aloof. : ICY
84
Captivates. : ENAMORS
88
Susa was its capital. : ELAM
89
Esteem highly. : REVERENCE
91
Serve. : WAIT
92
Cluster of fibers. : NEP
93
Campus building. : LAB
94
Not new. : USED
95
Stole. : VESTMENT
97
TV name. : DESI
98
Molly's man. : FIBBER
101
B'way term. : LEGIT
103
Pronoun. : ITS
104
Type of actor. : COMIC
105
Channel changer. : DIAL
106
River above Rotterdam. : YSSEL
107
Sawyer and others. : TOMS
109
Plantain. : BANANA
110
Boston. : THEHUB
112
Valuable timber tree of Panama. : ESPAVE
114
Coincide (with). : FITIN
115
Beast. : ASS
117
Venus was here. : MELOS
119
Loop of coiled rope. : FAKE
120
Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
121
Nautical direction: Abbr. : SBE
124
Fiber for hats, chairs, etc. : RAFFIA
126
Union man. : LABORER
128
Gridiron official. : LINESMAN
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Novel of 1847. : OMOO
131
Chaucerian story. : THECOOKSTALE
134
Revenue. : YIELD
135
Fix firmly. : MOOR
136
Shocking. : HORRID
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Secy. of Labor, 1948-53. : TOBIN
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Get out of. : EVADE
139
Movie dog. : ASTA
140
Bobbin. : SPOOL
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Erect. : ONEND
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Butterfly. : SATYR
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Roman tunic. : PALLA
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Precincts. : AREAS
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Short distance. : STONESTHROW
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Pack of camels. : HERD
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Men of Fairbanks. : ALASKANS
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"___ Way," by Proust. : SWANNS
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Dorian Gray's creator. : WILDE
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Oklahoma city. : ADA
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Phenomenon of Arctic regions. : REDSNOW
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Gary Cooper role. : MRDEEDS
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Primitive tomb of stone. : CIST
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Fjord and city of Norway. : OSLOS
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"Land" in a Yeats play. : HEARTSDESIRE
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Phonograph part. : ARM
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Sleeper. : NAPPER
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Mark. : SCAR
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Mythical source of good and evil. : PANDORASBOX
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Under one's charge. : INTOW
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French historian. : TAINE
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Very slow rate. : SNAILSPACE
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Concerning. : INRE
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Dev's land. : EIRE
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Dark or York. : ALVIN
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Political monogram. : AES
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Noun suffix. : TION
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Bison's pride. : MANE
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French Lick is one. : SPA
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"Cap'n ___." : ERI
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Arrested: Slang. : RANIN
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Agreed. : ATONE
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Character in nursery rhyme. : MARY
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Keenly. : ACUTELY
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Nemo's meaning. : NOONE
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Bowling, bridge, etc. : PASTIMES
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Six: Ital. : SEI
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Keats' inspiration. : URN
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Certain ball players. : NATS
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Ex-pitcher Cooper. : MORT
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Harrow. : SPADER
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Roguish. : SLY
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Subjects of Dr. Carver's experiments. : SOYBEANS
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Brooke or Field. : POET
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Plover's cousin. : AVOCET
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"Bachelor Party," for one. : FILM
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Nana's pride. : PRAM
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Falls back. : RECEDES
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Shallow box for seedlings. : FLAT
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Popular concert piece since 1928. : RAVELSBOLERO
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Part of a development. : UNIT
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Being uniform throughout. : SELF
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Glaswegian's garb. : PLAID
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Charm. : RABBITSFOOT
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A rich cake. : DEVILSFOOD
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Suffix, in sciences. : ICS
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Book by E. B. White. : ONEMANSMEAT
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Plant substance. : RESIN
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Star in Virgo. : SPICA
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Capek play. : RUR
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Trap. : NET
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Volstead Act's foes. : WETS
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Siegfried's smith. : MIME
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Of a gift: Lat. : DONI
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Scrooge's cry. : BAH
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See 86 Down. : ELEMI
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Fit: Slang. : GEE
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Opalescent gems. : CATSEYES
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Deborah's "king." : YUL
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Becomes fond of. : TAKESTO
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Oil town in East Texas. : OVERTON
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Well: Fr. : BIEN
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Shrubs. : HEATHS
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Area of public land. : PARK
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Ally. : FRIEND
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Bouquet. : AROMA
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Aegean island. : SAMOS
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Of a bone: Comb. form. : SACRO
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Tuckered out. : ALLIN
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Old ___, Colorado peak. : BALDY
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Finisher. : ENDER
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Tribunals. : FORA
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Seethe. : BOIL
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Hindu deity. : SIVA
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Jump onto. : HOP
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Gov. Ribicoff. : ABE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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