Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska 

CRYPTOCROSSWORD

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1992

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q W Z }
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1
Eugene T. Maleska has 197 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Notepad: Directions:

This crossword puzzle above has no tricks but is designed as a vocabulary builder. Some of the boxes are divided in half and contain a letter inside the bottom half. Disregard these letters as you go along. The letter in the top half is part of the crossword answer.

After finishing the crossword, turn to the cryptogram below. The letters are the same as the ones in the lower halves of the boxes above. But you have placed another letter in each upper half. That letter helps to solve the cryptogram. For example, Q/X: in the cryptogram all X's would become Q's.

TECS EAYTLEZSH JRHT CRZS YOWT LKSR: "LAY BETS WHYE YOS ORKK EJ JRCS, JEB LSYS'T TRZS!"

Some people may wish to solve the cryptogram with the aid of the crossword. Others may choose to solve the crossword and the cryptogram without reference to each other.
JimH notes: This PDF shows the puzzle as published. I wrote a blog post about this puzzle.
The cryptogram answer is — Some outspoken fans make this plea: "Put Rose into the Hall of Fame, for Pete's sake!"
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© 1992, The New York Times
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1. Surfer's surface : CREST
6. Oral : PAROL
11. Nape drape : SCARF
16. Clayey earth : MARL
20. Rotten Row figure : RIDER
21. Get ___ on (stir) : AMOVE
22. Money in Prague : HALER
23. Running wild : ARIOT
25. Works out by studious effort : ELUCUBRATES
27. Redness of the skin : ERUBESCENCE
29. Gumshoe : TEC
30. "___ have I travel'd . . . ": Keats : MUCH
31. Tick off : RILE
33. Network or knitwork : MESH
34. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
35. Mascara recipient : EYELASH
37. Heavy-bodied brews : STOUTS
39. Sections for pulpits : CHANCELS
41. Without limit : ANY
42. Cheech's comical partner : CHONG
43. Suffix for poet : ICS
45. Maxwell contemporary : REO
46. Leader of 106 Across : DAVIS
49. Attenuated : THIN
50. Japanese P.M.: 1964-72 : SATO
52. Frying pans : SPIDERS
56. Footnote abbr. : IBID
57. Woolen cloth : LAINE
58. Shiner perch : SEVENELEVEN
60. Decalogue adverb : NOV
61. DeGaulle's birthplace : LILLE
62. Charpoy : COT
64. Odds' opposite : EVENS
65. Long follower : AGO
66. D.A.'s need : EVIDENCE
68. R.I. rebel : DORR
69. Refusals : NOES
70. Growth on a trunk : KNAR
71. Gets : SECURES
72. Royal house: 1399-1461 : LANCASTER
74. Fragrant : OLENT
75. Informed about : UPON
76. Ward heelers : POLS
77. Lad, in Lyon : GARS
78. Speaker of baseball : TRIS
79. Score : TALLY
81. Unrestricted; despotic : ARBITRARY
83. Emulates Spike Lee : DIRECTS
86. Konrad's epithet : ALTE
87. He painted "Red and White Domes" : KLEE
88. "___ Rob Morris": Burns : AULD
89. Type of spring tide : PERIGEAN
90. Eskimo woman's knife : ULU
91. Bruce of films : NIGEL
92. Estonian chess master : NEI
93. Bistros : CAFES
94. Pisa-to-Verona dir. : NNE
95. Drug addict : NARCOMANIAC
98. Field mice : VOLES
99. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
100. Toe ___ (conform) : THELINE
101. Yemeni port : ADEN
103. Seven-week period in Judaism : OMER
104. Nicene ___ : CREED
105. Japanese national park : ASO
106. Johnny Reb's org. : CSA
107. Broadcast : AIRED
109. Before, to the Bard : ERE
110. Type of Latin : MEDIEVAL
114. Meal : REPAST
116. Wagner's "___ und Isolde" : TRISTAN
120. Prof's concoction : EXAM
121. Scheme for Frost : ABAA
123. Coarse hominy : SAMP
124. Samovars : URNS
125. Shake a leg : HIE
126. Odd people or animals : SPLACKNUCKS
129. Typical librarian : BIBLIOPHILE
132. Catcher in the Rhine : SEINE
133. Early post of J. Caesar : EDILE
134. Old name for Ireland : IERNE
135. Brought forth a lamb : EANED
136. Behind time : LATE
137. Updike's "Rabbit ___" : REDUX
138. Exonerate : CLEAR
139. Sounding like an oboe : REEDY
1. El Greco's homeland : CRETE
2. Knicks' coach : RILEY
3. Reason out : EDUCE
4. Like Chablis : SEC
5. White House family: 1945-53 : TRUMANS
6. Torrefy : PARCH
7. Nanjing nursemaid : AMAH
8. Putrefy : ROT
9. Insinuation : OVERTONE
10. Wound : LESION
11. Line for adjusting a sail : SHEET
12. Kind of barn or port : CAR
13. Styptic : ALUM
14. Kin of viols : REBECS
15. Novel or vital : FRESH
16. Author Hyman : MAC
17. Three-digit starter for a dialer : AREACODE
18. Washer cycle : RINSE
19. Endemic : LOCAL
24. Decathlon numbers : TENS
26. Active : BUSY
28. Hones : SHARPENS
32. Drags along : LUGS
36. Dial backward : LAID
37. Effulgence : SHINE
38. Lot or spot : SITE
40. Shicoff and Sedaka : NEILS
42. Santiago is its capital : CHILE
44. Send to ___ (shun) : COVENTRY
46. Feasts : DINES
47. Atop : ABOVE
48. Grape growing : VIVICULTURE
49. Takes a powder? : TALCS
51. Ankles : ASTRAGALI
52. Cynic's look : SNEER
53. Gradual disappearance : EVANESCENCE
54. A sister of Goneril : REGAN
55. Slug at a bar : SNORT
57. Item not to be washed : LINEN
59. Cries at Greek orgies : EVOES
61. Actor-dancer Hal ___ : LEROY
62. A Bennett of films : CONSTANCE
63. Evil Tolkien creature : ORC
67. Twofold : DUPLE
68. "Soft Watches" painter : DALI
70. ___ light : KLIEG
72. Plants of the bellflower family : LOBELIAS
73. Red quartz : SARD
74. Gold lace for upholstery : ORRIS
76. Gloat : PREEN
78. Flags : TIRES
79. Gibe : TAUNT
80. Muslim deity : ALLAH
81. Water plants : ALGAE
82. Be contrite : RUE
83. Postpone : DEFER
84. Aunt, in Arles : TANTE
85. Slammin' Sam of golf : SNEAD
87. Actress in "Picnic": 1955 : KIMNOVAK
89. Enclosed with a fence : PALED
91. Ran-tan : NOISE
93. Heavenly streaker : COMET
96. Mine owner, e.g. : CLAIMANT
97. Shebat's follower : ADAR
98. Musical prelude : VORSPIEL
99. Bellicose Olympian : ARES
102. ___ Valley, Calif. : NAPA
104. More friable : CRISPER
106. Composer Debussy : CLAUDE
108. ___ pentameter : IAMBIC
109. Cube inventor Rubik : ERNO
110. Scow chow : MESS
111. Oust : EXPEL
112. Spanish flower : DALIA
113. Capp hero : ABNER
115. A lover of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
116. City on the Mosel : TRIER
117. Your, of yore : THINE
118. Had the sniffles : AILED
119. Indigent : NEEDY
122. Niacin, e.g. : ACID
124. Neighbor of a humerus : ULNA
127. Bee chaser : CEE
128. Nickname of a former N.L. slugger : KLU
130. Mt. ___, Italy : BRE
131. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE

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