It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
Mel Taub
Mel Taub

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1993

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
1
S
2
L
3
I
4
M
5
I
6
L
7
I
8
A
9
C
10
S
11
H
12
A
13
N
14
A
15
H
16
O
17
P
18
E
19
L
O
G
O
20
R
O
L
L
O
21
T
O
N
A
L
22
E
G
E
R
23
A
N
O
N
24
A
R
K
A
N
25
S
A
S
T
R
A
26
V
E
L
E
R
27
V
I
R
G
28
I
N
I
A
29
T
I
R
E
S
30
B
A
L
E
R
S
31
R
O
I
S
32
T
E
N
D
S
33
M
A
L
E
34
S
35
I
36
R
E
N
S
37
B
O
N
G
O
38
A
M
E
R
39
C
40
E
41
S
42
A
R
U
L
E
43
N
E
W
D
E
M
44
O
45
C
R
A
T
46
L
A
W
47
B
I
N
S
48
B
O
N
I
49
B
O
N
N
50
D
I
V
A
51
U
S
N
52
C
L
I
N
T
53
O
54
N
55
G
O
R
E
56
H
O
N
E
Y
57
H
I
58
L
L
A
R
Y
59
K
O
A
L
A
60
B
E
N
T
S
61
N
O
O
S
E
62
R
A
I
L
S
63
P
R
A
D
O
64
E
G
Y
P
T
65
C
O
P
S
E
66
F
E
A
R
I
N
67
G
68
L
A
M
A
S
69
L
A
D
I
E
S
70
F
I
R
S
T
71
I
R
72
T
73
A
R
A
L
74
D
O
L
E
75
L
E
S
S
76
A
S
E
A
77
I
T
T
78
A
I
R
F
O
79
R
80
C
81
E
O
N
E
82
A
T
T
A
R
83
C
H
E
84
L
S
E
A
85
E
A
S
E
D
86
R
O
T
A
T
E
87
A
S
S
N
88
A
D
I
T
S
89
R
E
N
O
90
G
91
O
92
W
N
E
D
93
B
L
A
R
E
94
G
O
V
E
R
95
N
96
O
97
R
98
E
L
E
C
T
O
99
R
A
L
C
O
L
100
L
E
G
E
101
N
O
V
A
102
A
I
D
E
103
W
H
E
A
T
104
L
O
N
E
R
105
E
R
A
T
106
R
O
S
S
107
N
O
R
N
S
108
E
X
E
R
T
109
Y
A
L
E
© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,776
Across Down
1. Skimpy : SLIM
5. Sacro addendum : ILIAC
10. Alexander of early "60 Minutes" : SHANA
15. W.J.C.'s town of expectation? : HOPE
19. Symbolic ID : LOGO
20. Viking invader of France : ROLLO
21. Of pitch : TONAL
22. German river : EGER
23. Presently : ANON
24. Campaigner Clinton, tunefully? : ARKANSASTRAVELER
27. State of W.J.C.'s mom? : VIRGINIA
29. Becomes bushed : TIRES
30. They make bundles : BALERS
31. Louis, Louis, Louis et al. : ROIS
32. Takes care of : TENDS
33. Tom, Dick or Harry : MALE
34. Singers on the briny : SIRENS
37. Small drum : BONGO
38. Fines : AMERCES
42. As ___ (usually) : ARULE
43. The unused W.J.C.? : NEWDEMOCRAT
46. What W.J.C. taught at the U. of Ark. : LAW
47. Storage cribs : BINS
48. Liveright's publishing partner : BONI
49. City near Köln : BONN
50. Millo or Mitchell : DIVA
51. Annapolis monogram : USN
52. Sign of a sanguine campaign? : CLINTONGORE
56. Fly catcher : HONEY
57. The White House is her Everest : HILLARY
59. Arboreal marsupial : KOALA
60. Biases : BENTS
61. Riata loop : NOOSE
62. Train bearers : RAILS
63. Spanish answer to the Louvre : PRADO
64. Whilom U.A.R. entity : EGYPT
65. Thicket : COPSE
66. "Angel Arms" poet : FEARING
68. Fernando or Lorenzo : LAMAS
69. Reagan, Nancy; Bush, Barbara; Clinton, 57 Across : LADIESFIRST
71. BMT's kin : IRT
73. Kazakh-Uzbek sea : ARAL
74. Kansas Senator : DOLE
75. Diminished by : LESS
76. Cruising : ASEA
77. Conglomerate inits. : ITT
78. Campaign flier? : AIRFORCEONE
82. Essential oil : ATTAR
83. Clintonian section of London or Manhattan? : CHELSEA
85. Slackened : EASED
86. Take turns : ROTATE
87. Part of N.A.A.C.P. : ASSN
88. These may lead to lead : ADITS
89. Custer's last major : RENO
90. Dressed for the ball? : GOWNED
93. Tantara : BLARE
94. W.J.C. at age 32 : GOVERNOR
98. W.J.C.'s latest alma mater? : ELECTORALCOLLEGE
101. Ephemeral heavenly blaze : NOVA
102. Presidential assistant : AIDE
103. Durum : WHEAT
104. Individualist of sorts : LONER
105. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
106. Rival of George and Bill in '92 : ROSS
107. Norse goddesses of fate : NORNS
108. Bring to bear : EXERT
109. Where W.J.C. met H.R.C. : YALE
1. Czech or Bulgar : SLAV
2. Mrs. Burt Reynolds : LONI
3. Borodin's prince : IGOR
4. Crossbreeds : MONGRELS
5. Natives of Esfahan : IRANIS
6. Asiatic lemur : LORIS
7. Author-actress Chase : ILKA
8. King's predecessors : ALA
9. Dispute strongly : CONTEND
10. Headliner's status : STARDOM
11. They go to blazes : HOSES
12. "Colonial" workers : ANTS
13. V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
14. Mobile person : ALABAMAN
15. Political boss's henchman : HEELER
16. Eye with a sigh : OGLE
17. Juror, in theory : PEER
18. Drops the ball : ERRS
25. Slight burn : SINGE
26. Man's man : VALET
28. "The Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
32. Videlicet : TOWIT
33. Seine tributary : MARNE
34. Elephant Boy of filmdom : SABU
35. G. Cohan's ancestors : IRISH
36. What jogger W.J.C. is to 57 Across? : RUNNINGMATE
37. Mary Livingstone's mate : BENNY
39. Partisan of El Presidente? : CLINTONISTA
40. Kin of the edges of ledges : EAVES
41. What kings hold : SWAY
43. Bête ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
44. Six made a drachma : OBOLS
45. J. F. Cooper heroine : CORA
48. Wild party : BLAST
50. Edson-Hasen comics character : DONDI
52. Hoofbeats : CLOPS
53. Giraffe's little cousin : OKAPI
54. What celebrators make : NOISE
55. Big blows : GALES
56. Courage : HEART
58. True to the cause : LOYAL
60. Pentagon material? : BRASS
62. Bull-session event? : RODEO
63. Intrinsically : PERSE
64. Ball c. 7,926 mi. in diameter : EARTH
65. Small ice mass : CALF
66. What? The Devil! : FIEND
67. Terrific! : GREAT
68. Not clerical : LAIC
69. Navigational system : LORAN
70. Arctic sights : FLOES
72. Noxious biblical weed : TARE
74. Abates : DIESDOWN
76. Occupation of 57 Across : ATTORNEY
78. Black entry : ASSET
79. Adapts for publication : REDACTS
80. Most populous African city : CAIRO
81. Actress Parsons : ESTELLE
82. Tops : AONE
84. Tilting weapons : LANCES
86. Go back to a former state : REVERT
88. Historian Nevins : ALLAN
89. W.J.C.'s half brother. O.K.! : ROGER
90. Equipment : GEAR
91. Salmagundi : OLIO
92. Gets spliced : WEDS
93. Max or Buddy of pugilism : BAER
94. Man of heredity? : GENE
95. Author Ephron : NORA
96. Shaped like a certain D.C. office : OVAL
97. Deserve : RATE
99. Pi's follower : RHO
100. Smoked delicacy : LOX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle