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Looking up occasionally with a feigned frown, I hoped to appear serious, present and engaged as I did battle with Eugene T. Maleska -- in pen, thank you very much, just to prove how much confidence I had in my own brilliance, despite the fact that I was now learning nothing.
For each name, we've compared its frequencies in the Times crossword and the paper's other sections going all the way back to 1993, when Shortz took over from his predecessor, Eugene T. Maleska.
A PLEASURE IN WORDS, by Eugene T. Maleska, 549pp.,