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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, July 22, 1954

32-Across : Diagnostic exam.

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,850
Across
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Eisenhower's "Columbine." : PLANE
6
Churchman. : PASTOR
12
Place of worship. : CHAPEL
13
Equal friend of disputing parties. : MEDIATOR
15
Deep gorge. : RAVINE
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Overflow. : INUNDATE
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Famed dancer and style setter. : IRENECASTLE
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New type of rocket. : RAM
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Late marionette maker. : SARG
21
Halloween moppet's demand. : TREAT
22
Belgrade strong man. : TITO
23
Atomic particle. : ION
24
Narrow inlet between high banks. : FIORD
25
Painter of Zola's day. : MANET
26
Queen of the jungle. : SHELION
28
Prime Minister Songgram's people. : SIAMESE
30
Girl's name. : ANN
31
Contend. : VIE
32
Diagnostic exam. : PRETEST
36
Business agents. : SYNDICS
40
Gallup's rival. : ROPER
41
Cuts crops. : REAPS
43
Singer Cole. : NAT
44
Mohammedan noble. : AMIR
45
Of the moon. : LUNAR
46
Groundless. : IDLE
47
Bolt's complement. : NUT
48
Depicting verbally. : DESCRIPTIVE
50
Convert into ice. : GLACIATE
52
Exultant. : ELATED
53
Believes. : SUPPOSES
54
Shoe repairers. : SOLERS
55
Took part. : SHARED
56
Dickens character. : TWIST
Down
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Cheops' title. : PHARAOH
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One of the Andrews Sisters. : LAVERNE
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Mimicking. : APING
4
River in England. : NENE
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Events in the political arena. : ELECTIONS
6
Groups of five. : PENTADS
7
Grown-up. : ADULT
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___ die (for an indefinite period). : SINE
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Lincoln's son. : TAD
10
Pertaining to eared seals. : OTARINE
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What Earth does. : ROTATES
12
Turning point. : CRISIS
13
Pinchfist. : MISER
14
Far off and hidden away. : REMOTE
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Character in "East of Eden." : ARON
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Made the wild mild. : TAMED
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More delicately fashioned. : FINER
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Principal ducts. : MAINS
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Subsequently. : LATER
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U. S. Treasurer. : IVYPRIEST
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Crashes: R.A.F. slang. : PRANGS
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First king of Rome. : ROMULUS
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"Here lies ... " et cetera. : EPITAPH
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Considered reliable. : TRUSTED
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European coal basin. : SAAR
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Composes. : INDITES
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Founder of Maryland. : CALVERT
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Merry-go-round gallopers. : STEEDS
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Noun suffixes. : ENCES
45
New ___ on life. : LEASE
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They lived south of the Etruscans. : ITALI
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Parisian stylist. : DIOR
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Symbol of the farmer's work. : PLOW
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Math expert. : CPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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