Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska 

WITH BEST WISHES . . .

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 1979

Author: E.T.M.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Happy ___!" : NEWYEAR
8. Communication : MESSAGE
15. In Hades : BELOW
20. Sudden inclination : IMPULSE
21. Epical : ILIADIC
22. Apocopates : ELIDES
24. Start of a greeting to solvers : TOALLKINDFANSBOTHOLDAND
28. Biblical verb suffix : ETH
29. Año nuevo celebrant : SENOR
30. Hebrew letter : MEM
31. Encumbrance : LIEN
32. Attic promenade : STOA
33. Iago's forte : LIES
35. Interdict : DEBAR
37. Extremities of cold, etc. : RIGORS
39. Peppery : HOT
40. Catfish's look-alike : LOACH
42. "The Sun Also ___" : RISES
44. Words in Jack-and-Jill rhyme : TOGETA
46. Ballerina's leap : JETE
47. "He wasted both toil ___": Cicero : ANDOIL
49. Word with horn or string : SHOE
50. "___, There," 1954 song : HEY
51. Cynical : SNEERY
53. Three, in Toledo : TRES
55. Court defense : PRESS
57. Greeting: Part II : NEW
58. Neighbor of Perugia : SPOLETO
61. Pullulate : TEEM
62. Golden-rule preposition : UNTO
66. Mazuma : GELT
69. Writer Bontemps : ARNA
70. Girl in "Le Nozze di Figaro" : SUSANNA
72. Grudge : PEEVE
74. Daube : LARD
76. Tropical climber : LIANA
78. Man of the soil : PEASANT
80. Attends Choate, e.g. : PREPS
82. Links gadget : TEE
83. Song-___ man : ANDDANCE
85. Nabokov novel : DAR
86. Native of Asmara : ERITREAN
88. Panay inhabitant : ATI
89. Where Chanticleer rules : ROOST
91. Greek phonetician : ETACIST
94. One hundred make a gridiron : YARDS
95. Exec's note : MEMO
97. Between: Prefix : INTER
99. Voiceless sound in German : ICHLAUT
101. Bundle of cotton : BALE
102. Lessee's payment : RENT
104. Unit of loudness : SONE
105. Turkish weight units : OKES
106. Rose or nomad : RAMBLER
108. Greeting: Part III : MAY
110. Ocean greyhound : LINER
112. Musketeer's foil : EPEE
113. Old hand : STAGER
116. Washington V.I.P. : SEN
117. Fasces items : RODS
120. Assails : SETSAT
124. Type of dive or song : SWAN
125. Geometer's straight line : SECANT
127. "___ the Rose," Young novel : SORED
129. Sailing vessel : KETCH
130. Sigma follower : TAU
131. ___ peanuts : SALTED
133. Innsbruck is here : TIROL
135. Dreary, in Dundee : DREE
136. "___ boy!" : ATTA
138. Assent in Acapulco : SISI
139. Negation in Nürnberg : NIE
141. Pram pushers : NANAS
143. From ___ Z : ATO
144. End of greeting : THENEWDECADEBEKINDTOYOU
149. Main course in U.S. : ENTREE
150. Refined : ELEGANT
151. Osmium or uranium : ELEMENT
152. Begat : SIRED
153. N.H.L. team : TORONTO
154. Calls it a day : RETIRES
1. Genus of stoneworts : NITELLA
2. Fear or hate, e.g. : EMOTION
3. Harry Hopkins: 1935–38 : WPAHEAD
4. Actor Brynner : YUL
5. Building wings : ELLS
6. Interrogated : ASKED
7. Carl, Fritz or Rob : REINER
8. Jewish religious exposition : MIDRASH
9. "A right jolly old ___" : ELF
10. Thailand, once : SIAM
11. More lucid : SANER
12. Madison Ave. copywriters : ADSMITHS
13. Adjustable piece in a machine : GIB
14. Bionomics : ECOLOGY
15. Commands : BEHESTS
16. Esau's father-in-law : ELON
17. Adjective for Abner : LIL
18. Bookie's concern : ODDS
19. Everybody's concern : WEATHER
23. Supercilious : SNOOTY
25. Ora pro ___ : NOBIS
26. Word with flat or spare : TIRE
27. Appointment : DATE
34. Mary Stuart's realm : SCOTLAND
36. Begins anew : REOPENS
38. Rises : GOESUP
41. Charter : HIRE
43. Swain's song : SERENADE
45. Raggedy doll : ANN
46. Peridot, e.g. : JEWEL
48. Inviting word : LETS
52. Brain scan, for short : EEG
54. Bits or hints : SOUPCONS
56. Efflux : EMANATION
58. Moslem's greeting : SALAAM
59. Caxton or Zenger : PRINTER
60. Stop ___ : ONADIME
61. Oriental shrine : TAA
63. Knot in cotton : NEP
64. Mother ___, Nobelist for Peace : TERESA
65. Puccini prelude : OVERTURE
67. Football play : LATERAL
68. Lever on a loom : TREADLE
71. Takes care of : SEESTO
73. Spire ornament : EPI
75. Not so sparse : DENSER
77. Rhine feeder : AAR
79. They follow an animal's trail : TRACKERS
81. Swine's confines : STY
84. We, to Luciano : NOI
87. Formed a joint, in carpentry : RABBETED
90. Half a score : TEN
92. Type of cigar : CHEROOT
93. "___ ne passeront pas" : ILS
96. Pope's "Essay ___" : ONMAN
98. Let up : RELENT
100. Campers' curfew : TAPS
103. The "it" game : TAG
107. Proverbial heirs : MEEK
109. Affirmation : YES
111. One with a plan : INTENDER
113. Wrap in bandages : SWATHE
114. Stretches tightly : TAUTENS
115. Dwelt : RESIDED
116. Organ stop : SALICET
118. "___ me only . . . " : DRINKTO
119. Eastern inn : SERAI
121. Vagabond : STRAYER
122. Paint solvent : ACETONE
123. On ___ (at variance) : THEOUTS
124. E.R.A. or R.B.I. : STAT
126. Instance : CASE
128. Companion of Blitzen : DONNER
132. Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
134. Soup scoop : LADLE
137. Oppositionist : ANTI
138. Popeye's ___ Pea : SWEE
140. Abba of Israel : EBAN
142. Galley word : STET
145. Bobble the ball : ERR
146. Cicero's "I maintain" : ALO
147. Tolkien creature : ENT
148. Chinese peak : OMI

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