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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

TWO FOR ONE

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1957

48-Down : Nursery rhyme character.

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,966
Across
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John Milton's "spur." : FAME
5
Moore or Young. : OWEN
9
His ___. : NIBS
13
Shelley heroine. : MAB
16
Cousin of Castor. : IDAS
17
What syntaxists may do. : PARSE
18
Hawkins or Thompson. : SADIE
19
Cartoonist or river. : ARNO
20
Actress, songstress, dancer. : EARTHAKITT
22
Fabulous Giant. : WILLIEMAYS
24
Afire. : LIT
25
Choice. : ELITE
26
"Jeux d'Eau" composer. : RAVEL
27
Man ___. : TOMAN
28
Anglers' lures. : DRYFLIES
30
Civic figure in N. Y. C. : ROBERTMOSES
32
Pasture sounds. : MOOS
33
Large-scale. : MASS
34
A million years. : EON
35
Steep. : RET
37
Nee Margie Reed. : MARTHARAYE
40
Nominee Joe's wife. : MRSSMITH
42
Doris and Leon of sports. : HARTS
43
Moon goddess. : LUNA
44
Dutch and French. : DOORS
46
Acidity: Med. : ACOR
47
Buffalo-Albany canal. : ERIE
48
"Prince of Wails." : JOHNNIERAY
50
Vaquero's realm. : LLANO
51
Sugar Loaf Mt. site. : RIO
52
Anta or Angeli. : PIER
53
Feodor and Peter. : TSARS
54
Adams or Houston. : SAM
55
Clifton and Margaret. : DANIELS
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River in China. : HAN
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Eton and Harrow. : SCHOOLS
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Crandall or Ennis. : DEL
63
Middle of midwatch. : TWOAM
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Armadillo. : APAR
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Fish story. : LIE
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Happy Hooligan cartoonist. : OPPER
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One of the Coolidges. : JOHNCALVIN
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Cony. : PIKA
73
Vegetables. : PEAS
74
Actress Venuta. : BENAY
75
Irritate. : ROIL
76
Afro-Asian cat. : CIVET
77
Nervous. : UNSTRUNG
79
High Trendex man. : STEVEALLEN
81
His: Fr. : SES
82
Sea bird. : ERN
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Air Force base on Cape Cod. : OTIS
84
Comedian Jack. : PAAR
85
When Lindy flew. : TWENTYSEVEN
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Clobbered. : LARRUPED
93
Buffoon: Fr. : DROLE
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WAC and WAVE. : WOMEN
95
Ceylon product. : PEKOE
96
Poetic word. : EER
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Fred Vinson's successor. : EARLWARREN
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Henry Irving's leading lady. : ELLENTERRY
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Purposes. : ENDS
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Bock and porter. : BEERS
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Conceals. : VEILS
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Relative of recitative. : ARIA
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Measures: Abbr. : PTS
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Single. : ONLY
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Report card marks. : AAAA
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Pumpernickels. : RYES
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Crosley or Wrigley. : FIELD
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Robin of ballads. : ADAIR
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"Slats" of baseball. : MARTYMARION
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Adjective suffix. : EST
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Jack of old-time movies. : OAKIE
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Court orders. : WRITS
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Town near Padua. : ESTE
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Tulle. : NET
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Without guile. : NAIVE
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Dawdler. : IDLER
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Immortal Giant. : BILLTERRY
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Six: Ital. : SEI
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A certain contest winner. : MRAMERICA
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Contemporary novelist. : ANYASETON
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Petty officer. : BOSN
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Somewhat wan. : PALISH
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Mops. : SWABS
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Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
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Serfs. : HELOTS
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Jackets and collars. : ETONS
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Noisette or tea. : ROSE
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Strong point. : FORTE
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Popular band leader. : RAYANTHONY
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Bryophyte. : MOSS
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Horace or Thomas. : MANN
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During the time of: Poet. : THRO
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Santa ___. : MARIA
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Plants. : ALOES
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Where Dortmund is. : RUHR
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Extinct birds. : MOAS
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Swedish port. : MALMO
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Drove. : HERD
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Singer from Ohio. : DEANMARTIN
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Lord Boyd ___. : ORR
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Nursery rhyme character. : JILL
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Violinist Stern. : ISAAC
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"Hotel Paradiso" star. : LAHR
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Duke or baron. : PEER
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Scrutinize. : SCAN
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That is (to say). : IDEST
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Stake or plug. : SPILE
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Hero of 1813. : OLIVERPERRY
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Compare. : LIKEN
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Membership. : SEAT
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Chinese group. : TONG
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Word for Robert Burns. : WHA
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Work. : OPUS
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Sharp. : PENETRANT
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Countersigns. : PASSWORDS
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Sweetheart of Robin Redbreast. : JENNYWREN
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Oriole pitcher. : LOES
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Rice dish. : PILAU
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Actor Lancaster. : BURT
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Wine. : CLARET
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Invigorate. : RENEW
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British gun. : STEN
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Endless belts for carrying things. : APRONS
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Hot places. : OVENS
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Building additions. : ELLS
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Agnes or Cecile. : SOREL
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Very hard substance. : EMERY
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George Sand novel. : LELIA
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Mowgli's friend, the wolf. : AKELA
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Spectral. : EERIE
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___ dust. : DRYAS
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Much involved. : DEEP
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Excuse. : PLEA
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Turku, Finland. : ABO
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Gabor or Bartok. : EVA
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Nubbin. : EAR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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