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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Friday, May 6, 1955

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,138

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Across
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Serve the purpose. : AVAIL
6
N. J. Senator. : CASE
10
Bing's place. : MET
13
Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
14
Navy scout bomber. : HELLDIVER
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Lily plants. : ALOES
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Native of Burma. : ARAKANESE
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Hands. : MEN
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Idlewild runway. : STRIP
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Like gum or lozenges. : MINTY
23
Produce. : CREATE
25
Places. : SPOTS
26
Beaux. : SWAINS
28
As soon as. : WHEN
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Former name of Mongolian capital. : URGA
30
Rescuer. : SAVIOR
33
When Nero became emperor, A.D. : LIV
36
Event of 180 years ago. : PAULREVERESRIDE
39
Tucson is one. : SPA
40
Makes exultant. : ELATES
41
Common verbal contraction. : ITLL
42
A Hollywood Walter. : ABEL
43
Tried to determine the weight of by lifting. : HEFTED
45
A Waldorf. : SALAD
47
Implement in the cellar. : SHOVEL
49
Realtor's sign. : TOLET
50
Marry on the run. : ELOPE
51
Grow less. : EBB
54
Supplying food. : ALIMENTAL
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Versifier: Var. : RIMER
58
A falling away. : DECADENCE
59
European. : SWEDE
60
Oriental coin. : SEN
61
Asian animals. : YAKS
62
Man of property. : OWNER
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Central Vietnam region. : ANAM
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Dell. : VALE
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Highest spot in Western Hemisphere. : ACONCAGUA
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Fury. : IRE
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Abate. : LESSEN
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Classroom decoration. : CHART
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Lofty home. : AERIE
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Rebuff. : SLAP
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Wapiti. : ELK
10
Fawning favorite. : MINION
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Occurrence. : EVENT
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Schoolboy's ordeals. : TESTS
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Furnace valves. : DAMPERS
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San Luis ___. : REY
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Adorned, as Indian corn. : TASSELED
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Iran's unit of currency. : RIAL
25
Place for loafers. : SHOESHOP
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Has a meal. : SUPS
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Garment. : WRAP
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High ___ at the circus. : WIRE
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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Member of V. F. W. : VET
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Alcott book. : LITTLEMEN
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Pointless. : IDLE
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Grassland, in South Africa. : VELD
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Gave discounts. : REBATED
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Prevalent. : RIFE
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Former President of Mexico. : ALEMAN
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Extremely: Colloq. : EVERSO
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Items at 25 Down. : SOLES
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T. R.'s daughter. : ALICE
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Negligent. : SLACK
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Foxes' lairs. : HOLES
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Urchin. : TAD
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Sicilian sight. : ETNA
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George Eliot hero. : BEDE
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___ Fox. : BRER
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French marshal (1769–1815). : NEY
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The Wobblies' union. : IWW

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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