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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

RHYME TIME

New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 1956

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,728
Across
1. Cuisine expert. : CHEF
5. Ladder rung. : STAVE
10. Was nostalgic. : ACHED
15. Bluish-green. : AQUA
19. Auxiliary verb. : HAVE
20. Medicine bottle. : PHIAL
21. The "Cat" or "The Bat." : DRAMA
22. Piece of peat. : TURF
23. "___ broom . . . " : ANEW
24. Wild. : HARUMSCARUM
26. Diminutive of girl's name. : TINA
27. Boniface's place. : INN
28. Chopped. : HEWED
29. Hi-fi. : TONE
30. Horse. : PACER
31. Bacon slices. : RASHERS
33. Juniper. : HACKMATACK
36. One of the Ardens. : TONI
37. Cots. : BUNKS
38. Puts in jail. : LOCKSUP
41. Keep away. : STEERCLEAR
45. War vehicle. : TANK
46. Scorpio's neighbor. : ARA
47. Isle off Naples. : CAPRI
48. Crocus. : IRID
49. Middleweight boxer from N. Y. C. : RANDYSANDY
52. Famous publisher. : OCHS
53. Patronizing. : HOITYTOITY
55. Venetian painter-scholar. : ALDUS
56. Fill ___ bill. : THE
57. Bottled product. : INK
58. Trinkets: Var. : GAWDS
59. Business abbreviation. : PCT
60. Madrilenos. : SENORES
63. Leagues: Ger. : BUNDE
64. Baker's vessel. : CAKEPAN
68. Shaft. : ROD
69. Scup. : PORGY
70. Decaliter: Abbr. : DAL
71. Old-time car. : REO
72. Treadle. : PEDAL
75. Foppish: Slang. : LARDYDARDY
77. Agrippina's son. : NERO
78. Itsy-bitsy. : TEENYWEENY
80. Hosea: Bibl. sp. : OSEE
81. Fabric. : SATIN
82. Chemical suffix. : ANE
83. Jack of TV. : PAAR
84. Male hawks of Ireland. : WHITEKITES
86. Akin to 74 Down. : HYPNOID
88. Globular and glistening. : BEADY
91. Roman writer. : LIVY
92. Nickname of England's William IV. : SILLYBILLY
94. Pottery dish. : RAMEKIN
97. Piquant. : SALTY
99. Gaelic. : ERSE
100. Talking faultily. : ALISP
102. Tax agency. : IRO
103. Cogitate. : CLEW
104. The London press. : FLEETSTREET
107. Bow or prow. : STEM
108. Sacred peak in China. : OMEI
109. Skin: Comb. form. : DERMO
110. Violin maker. : AMATI
111. Snow-capped volcano. : ETNA
112. Cried. : WEPT
113. Gone up. : RISEN
114. Symbolic. : TYPIC
115. Watched. : EYED
Down
1. Professorship. : CHAIR
2. Mark of McKinley's day. : HANNA
3. Tie score. : EVENSTEPHEN
4. Of small number. : FEW
5. Orbital. : SPHERIC
6. Unbends. : THAWS
7. Leeds' river. : AIRE
8. Lausanne's canton. : VAUD
9. Wych-___. : ELM
10. Braves' slugger. : ADCOCK
11. Whims. : CRANKS
12. Zenana. : HAREM
13. Feathered six-footer. : EMU
14. Morris or Norris. : DAM
15. Storm. : ATTACK
16. Treacherous trap. : QUICKSAND
17. Vessel for coffee: Fr. : URNE
18. Way out yonder. : AFAR
25. ___, the Man. : STAN
28. Christophe of Haiti. : HENRI
30. Hiker's burden. : PACKSACK
32. Gardeners. : HOERS
33. Metropolitan music maker. : HURDYGURDY
34. "Eadie Was ___." : ALADY
35. Stylish: Slang. : TONY
37. Flies. : BAIT
39. Hindustani. : URDU
40. Offers, as respects. : PAYS
41. Clansmen. : SCOTS
42. Archaic buckle. : TACHE
43. Detroit eleven. : LIONS
44. Composer Satie. : ERIK
45. Explosive ingredients. : TNTS
49. Boisterous. : ROWDYDOWDY
50. Staff officer. : AIDE
51. "Der ___," Adenauer's nickname. : ALTE
53. Went hurry-scurry. : HIED
54. Pungent. : TANGY
59. Heraldic term. : PALY
61. French naval base. : ORAN
62. Short and pudgy. : ROLYPOLY
63. By nature. : BORN
64. Younger son. : CADET
65. Epithet for songstress Kallen. : PRETTYKITTY
66. High nest. : AERIE
67. Meridians. : NOONS
69. Liszt's teacher. : PAER
70. Three: Ger. : DREI
72. Chief god of Memphis. : PTAH
73. Counting-out word. : EENY
74. Brynhilde's penalty. : DEEPSLEEP
75. Plumbous. : LEADY
76. Pale. : ASHY
77. Childlike. : NAIVE
79. Lament. : WAIL
81. Give too little. : SKIMP
85. Springy. : ELASTIC
87. Blockhead. : NITWIT
88. Roman galley. : BIREME
89. Howard of the Yanks. : ELSTON
90. Pub sales. : ALES
93. Ditto 90 down. : BEERS
94. City north of Rome. : RIETI
95. Actress Hervey. : IRENE
96. Rover over Arabia. : NOMAD
97. Large barge. : SCOW
98. Dear, dear! : ALME
100. Gen. and men. : ARMY
101. Bound off the ground. : LEAP
104. Famous monogram. : FDR
105. Waikiki token. : LEI
106. Indian matting. : TAT
107. Call on. : SEE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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