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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Saturday, August 18, 1962

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

When this puzzle ran, Hawaii had been a state for nearly 3 years, so the 64-Across clue is erroneous.

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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,782

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Across
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Flapper Age fur. : RACCOON
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Cosmetic preparation. : MASCARA
15
Magnify. : ENLARGE
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Aida's rival. : AMNERIS
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More truculent. : FIERCER
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Sheds. : LEANTOS
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Physicians' group. : AMA
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Attentive. : HEEDING
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Mystery writer. : CARR
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Agamemnon's strategy. : SIEGE
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Goddess from 1700 B.C. : ISIS
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Needle cases. : ETUIS
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Grayish brown. : DUN
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"___ house is his castle." : AMANS
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Steeped. : SOPPED
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Important business. : SELLING
35
Composition. : OPUS
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Base. : ROOT
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Period of five years. : LUSTRUM
41
Noah's landfall. : ARARAT
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Subject of Virginia's famous query. : SANTA
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Political color. : RED
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Set of verses. : STAVE
49
Part of TV. : TELE
50
Molybdenum, for example. : METAL
52
First garden. : EDEN
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Nibbled. : ATE
54
Vilified. : DEFAMED
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Office holders. : INS
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Pizzeria dish. : RAVIOLI
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Mean. : AVERAGE
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Supreme Being. : CREATOR
62
Legislative bodies. : SENATES
63
Greek. : HELLENE
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Southernmost city of U. S. : KEYWEST
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Puts a new front on. : REFACES
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Lively: Mus. : ANIMATO
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Elucidate. : CLEARUP
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Sleeper. : CAR
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Theatre section: Abbr. : ORCH
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Curved moldings. : OGEES
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Sea nymph. : NEREID
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Traducer. : MALIGNER
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Agreeable; pleasing. : AMENE
10
Projecting tooth. : SNAG
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Period of time: Abbr. : CEN
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Skilled worker. : ARTISAN
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In tumult. : RIOTING
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Appraise. : ASSESS
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___ ex machina. : DEUS
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Quick, sharp retort. : RIPOSTE
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Ape. : IMITATE
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Partitions: Bot. : SEPTA
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Then: Fr. : ALORS
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County of N. England: Abbr. : DUR
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Mauna ___. : LOA
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Certain: Slang. : SUREFIRE
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___ Sunday, fourth in Lent. : LAETARE
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Not even. : UNLEVEL
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"Simple Simon ___ pieman . . . " : META
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Emit heat or light. : RADIATE
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Exacts satisfaction for. : AVENGES
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Least relaxed. : TENSEST
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Food substance. : STARCH
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Deep-pink or rose. : DAMASK
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Juicy fruit. : MELON
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Protection against floods. : LEVEE
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___ on (love too much). : DOTE
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Gainsay. : DENY
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Adjective suffix. : IAL
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Cold and damp. : RAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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