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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

RHYME TIME

New York Times, Sunday, January 24, 1960

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 698 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, 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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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,845
Across
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Yearning. : ACHING
7
Bantu. : ZULU
11
Engineering degrees. : BMES
15
Become liable. : INCUR
20
Abstracted person. : MOONER
21
Long-winded ones. : BORES
22
Stop working awhile. : REST
23
Vieux ___, French Quarter of New Orleans. : CARRE
24
Cousin of rock ’n’ roll. : BOOGIEWOOGIE
26
Pugilist in TV bouts. : YAMABAHAMA
28
Kind. : ILK
29
“Winter’s Tale” King. : LEONTES
30
Chain. : CATENA
31
Tart. : ACID
32
Noun suffix. : TION
34
Curl. : TRESS
35
Dixie dish. : PONE
36
Blasting mixture. : TNT
38
Camelot Knight. : KAY
39
Silken. : SERIC
41
Native of Liberia. : KRU
42
Spanish silver. : PLATA
43
Word to go with “ho”. : HEAVE
45
Relative of a ’gator. : CROC
47
Tool with bent handle. : SIDEAX
49
Fox-hunting area of England. : THESHIRES
53
Sunshade. : PARASOL
56
Antimacassar. : TIDY
57
Look. : SEEM
58
Hindu chief. : RAJAH
59
One: Span. : UNO
60
Three-___ sloth. : TOED
62
Counterpane. : BEDSPREAD
65
Dip. : LADE
66
Recess. : NOOK
68
Ship: Poet. : KEEL
70
Part of a casa. : SALA
71
Trap for plankton. : DNET
73
French co. : CIE
74
See 22 Across. : TAKEABREAK
77
Harvard feature. : YARD
79
Stir up. : AWAKEN
81
Flourishes. : PROSPERS
83
Intermittent. : PERIODIC
86
Half mask. : DOMINO
89
Floor piece. : TILE
91
Drumbeats. : RATTATTATS
95
Former Burmese capital. : AVA
96
West of Mo. and Ark. : OKLA
99
Dolls’ partners. : GUYS
101
March sister. : BETH
102
Leigh Hunt hero. : ABOU
103
Frees (from). : RIDS
105
Feeling. : SENTIMENT
108
“___ pin . . . ” : SEEA
110
Kapek play. : RUR
111
Play. : ENACT
113
Mother Earth. : GAEA
114
Type of tripe. : BOSH
116
Diffuse. : RADIATE
118
Bound, as ground. : DEMARCATE
120
Tailor of sorts. : SARTOR
122
Circular shape. : DISC
123
Paragon. : IDEAL
124
Shaft of a certain shape. : TPOLE
126
Fresh. : NEW
128
Quakers and Lakers. : TEAMS
131
Shaft attachment. : CAM
133
Before. : ERE
134
Coup d’___ (quick view): Fr. : OEIL
135
Not too hot. : TEPID
137
Garden spot. : EDEN
138
Suffix in zoology. : IDAE
140
Chilean island. : EASTER
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Stratified. : LAYERED
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Hoosier humorist. : ADE
145
Swinburne’s adjectives for Villon. : SADBADGLAD
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Confusion. : HUBBLEBUBBLE
149
Piece of Jewelry. : TIARA
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River in Sweden. : LULE
151
Spiny plants. : ALOES
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Harum-scarum person. : TEARER
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Jousters’ garb. : ARMOR
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Language. : ERSE
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Blackthorn. : SLOE
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Mavericks. : STRAYS
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Circuits. : AMBITS
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Rickshaw boy. : COOLIE
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One way or other (with “by”). : HOOKORCROOK
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Common suffix. : ING
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Dog in “Topper.” : NEIL
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Welcome. : GREET
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Pre-beatnik outfit. : ZOOTSUIT
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Hastens (on). : URGES
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Symbols of Hawaii. : LEIS
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Want. : USE
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“Thanatopsis” poet. : BRYANT
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Jack Sprat. : MEATEATER
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Man’s name. : ESME
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Musial. : STANTHEMAN
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City in Peru. : ICA
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Okinawa capital. : NAHA
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Top-notcher. : CRACKERJACK
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Lake in Iran. : URMIA
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Prompt. : READY
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Fluffs and muffs. : BONERS
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Toil or moil. : WORK
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Poison, pest and the rest. : BANES
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Wheedle. : COAX
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1933 initials. : NIRA
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Time for diversion. : PLAYDAY
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Asian goat. : TAHR
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Outlay. : COST
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Feet: Comb. form. : PEDES
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Bottle. : VIAL
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Housewives’ guides. : COOKBOOKS
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Drop bait gently into water. : DIB
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Attend. : HEED
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Song heroine. : EADIE
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Brightness. : SHEEN
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Thames boat. : PUNT
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Celebes ox. : ANOA
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Glances askance. : LEERS
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Having less flesh. : SPARER
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Complete, as sleep. : DEEP
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___ jack. : SLAP
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Nautical bearing. : DEADAHEAD
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Civil War cap. : KEPI
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Kentish freedman. : LAET
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Upbraid. : TWIT
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Florence’s river. : ARNO
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Genus of chicory herbs. : KRIGIA
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Part of o. d. : DRAB
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Court report. : ACTA
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Shantytown. : SLUM
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Inhabitants of: Suffix. : ITES
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Coat fur. : OTTER
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Braved. : DARED
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Like a lamb. : OVINE
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Well-known palindrome. : MADAMIMADAM
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Optic item. : EYEBALL
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Magic spell. : ABRACADABRA
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___ ensemble. : TOUT
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Without doubt. : SURE
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Mouthpiece. : LEGALEAGLE
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Science course: Abbr. : ANAT
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Slumber sound. : SNORE
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Saurel. : SCAD
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Advocates abstinence. : TEETOTALS
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Hist! : TST
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Stulm. : ADIT
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Beech or peach. : TREE
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Queen or drone. : HONEYBEE
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What “video” means. : ISEE
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Was interested. : CARED
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Evening in Paris. : SOIR
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Drives back. : REPELS
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River in the Carolinas. : PEEDEE
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Peace material. : WIRE
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Hodgepodge. : MEDLEY
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Jeers or fleers. : SNEERS
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Chest: Lat. : CISTA
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Robin of song. : ADAIR
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Verboten. : TABOO
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Trespasses. : DEBTS
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River in Spain. : EBRO
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Innuendo. : SLUR
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Soothe. : LULL
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Piece of music. : DUET
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Bern’s river. : AAR
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Eats. : HAS
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___ none. : BAR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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