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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: 645 (avg 1.76)
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.
David Steinberg notes:

The NYT incorrectly printed the letter at the 103-Across/98-Down crossing as an L in the answer key. Changed to an H.

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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. : CHEW
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! : AHME
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, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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