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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 1961

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,426
Across Down
1. One of a well-known pair. : TWEEDLEDUM
11. Diagram. : GRAPH
16. Kind of talk. : SHOP
20. With generosity. : HANDSOMELY
21. D. S. Freeman subject. : RELEE
22. Have ___ with. : TODO
23. Describing blank verse. : ENDSTOPPED
24. Tyrannized. : OVERLORDED
26. Coquet. : OGLE
27. German "me." : MIR
28. Marner's little girl. : EPPIE
30. European capital. : PRAGUE
31. Bird. : RAIL
32. Connects. : RELATES
34. Ushers. : SEATERS
35. Halfway house. : INN
36. Break in the meter. : CAESURA
38. Card game. : ECARTE
40. Petition. : SUEFOR
42. Little lass. : SIS
43. Puzzling thing. : CRUX
44. Folklore creatures. : OGRES
48. Solecisms. : MISUSES
50. River in N. M. : GILA
52. Respite. : REPRIEVE
54. 100 drachmae. : MINA
55. Mangle. : IRONER
57. Tutor of Elizabeth I. : ASCHAM
58. Scalloped, as foliage. : CRENATE
61. Become extinct. : VANISH
63. Father of Phineas. : ELI
64. Lasted (with "out"). : RODE
65. Most talented. : CLEVEREST
68. Herr's wife. : FRAU
70. Simba's foot. : PAW
71. Cachalots. : WHALES
72. Greek soldier. : HOPLITE
74. Unwilling. : AVERSE
77. Does poorly: Colloq. : SKIMPS
80. Angers. : IRES
81. Persistently opposed. : RENITENT
83. Opera by Handel. : NERO
84. Fop. : COXCOMB
88. Jack. : KNAVE
89. Is out of sorts. : AILS
91. Bank abbr. : INT
93. Wild coastal plant. : SEAPEA
94. Draw in. : ENTICE
96. Cut down vertically. : SCARPED
98. Lineman. : END
99. ___ kings. : SPORTOF
102. Lear's eldest. : GONERIL
104. Disturb. : FRET
105. Rubber. : ERASER
106. Part of USNA. : NAVAL
107. Greek undergrounders. : EAM
109. Buddhist monk. : LAMA
110. List of items wanted. : DESIDERATA
112. Parts of universities. : INSTITUTES
115. Venerable. : AGED
116. Burrowing animal. : RATEL
117. Small village. : SETTLEMENT
118. Roman ___. : NOSE
119. Hecklephones. : OBOES
120. See 1 Across. : TWEEDLEDEE
1. Speculative thought. : THEORISM
2. Port of N. Z. : WANGANUI
3. Gridiron marks. : ENDLINES
4. A Ford. : EDSEL
5. Timetable abbreviation. : DST
6. Take shape. : LOOM
7. Gown style. : EMPIRE
8. Flatten. : DEPRESS
9. Caucho. : ULE
10. Letter opener. : MYDEARSIR
11. Feel one's way. : GROPE
12. Emendator. : REVISER
13. Seagoing term. : ALEE
14. Apiece. : PER
15. Handmaid. : HELPER
16. Part of SAC. : STRATEGIC
17. Rustic: Colloq. : HODGE
18. French perfume. : ODEUR
19. Feet: Suffix. : PODES
25. Declaimers. : ORATORS
29. School adjunct. : PTA
33. Pirandello. : LUIGI
34. French marshall. : SAXE
36. Term in trig. : COSINE
37. Hippodrome. : ARENA
39. Snarling. : CURRISH
41. Was wrathful. : FUMED
43. Province in Ecuador. : CANAR
45. Warm over. : REHEAT
46. Appraise. : EVALUE
47. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
49. Louis Armstrong. : SATCH
51. "She ___ . . . " : LOVESME
53. Rubbish! : PAH
56. Chemical suffix. : ENE
58. Cowardly. : CRAVEN
59. Scott heroine. : ROWENA
60. Springy. : ELASTIC
62. Impassive. : STOIC
66. Leather. : ELK
67. Streaks in wood. : VEINS
68. Bent. : FLEXED
69. District in W. England. : RISCA
70. Central ___. : PARK
71. Little. : WEE
73. ___ poem. : PROSE
75. ___ Drive. : RIVERSIDE
76. Taxed. : STENTED
78. Dealer's instrument. : PRICELIST
79. Submarine device. : SONAR
82. Ingenuous. : NAIF
85. Ran. : OPERATED
86. Words on the wall. : MENEMENE
87. Gingerbread, for example. : BADTASTE
90. Heir. : LEGATEE
92. Adriatic port. : TRIESTE
95. Performer in 37 Down. : TORERO
96. Snow: Scot. : SNA
97. River in Nebraska. : PLATTE
99. Family car. : SEDAN
100. Vi ___ (I pray you): It. : PREGO
101. Palmy places. : OASES
103. Running tracks. : OVALS
104. Channel. : FLUME
106. Current acronym. : NATO
108. Temperate. : MILD
111. Adriatic island. : RAB
113. Just made. : NEW
114. ___ Aviv. : TEL

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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