It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.
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, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 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.
Jim Horne 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!"

1
C
2
R
3
E
4
S
5
T
6
P
7
A
8
R
9
O
10
L
11
S
12
C
13
A
14
R
15
F
16
M
17
A
18
R
19
L
20
R
I
D
E
R
21
A
M
O
V
E
22
H
AR
L
E
R
23
A
R
I
O
24
T
25
E
L
U
C
U
26
B
R
A
T
E
S
27
E
R
U
B
E
28
S
C
E
N
C
E
29
T
E
C
30
M
U
C
HO
31
R
I
32
L
E
33
M
E
ST
H
34
A
S
A
N
35
E
Y
E
36
L
A
S
H
37
S
T
O
U
T
38
S
39
C
H
A
40
N
C
ES
L
S
41
A
NH
Y
42
C
H
O
N
G
43
I
44
C
S
45
R
E
O
46
D
47
A
48
V
I
S
49
T
H
IW
N
50
S
51
A
T
O
52
S
P
I
D
53
E
54
R
55
S
56
I
B
I
D
57
L
A
I
N
E
58
S
E
V
59
E
N
E
LK
E
V
E
N
60
N
O
V
61
L
I
L
L
E
62
C
63
O
T
64
E
V
E
N
S
65
A
G
O
66
E
V
I
67
D
E
N
C
E
68
D
OE
R
R
69
N
O
E
S
70
K
N
A
R
71
S
E
C
U
R
E
S
72
L
A
N
C
A
73
S
T
E
RB
74
O
L
E
N
T
75
U
PL
O
N
76
P
O
L
S
77
G
A
R
S
78
T
R
I
S
79
T
80
A
L
L
Y
81
A
R
B
I
T
82
R
A
R
Y
83
D
I
R
E
C
84
T
85
S
86
A
L
TY
E
87
K
L
E
E
88
A
UA
L
D
89
P
E
R
I
G
E
A
N
90
U
L
U
91
N
I
G
E
L
92
N
E
I
93
C
A
FJ
E
S
94
N
N
E
95
N
A
R
96
C
O
M
A
N
I
97
A
C
98
V
O
L
E
S
99
A
C
T
A
100
T
H
E
L
I
N
E
101
A
D
E
102
N
103
O
MC
E
R
104
C
R
E
E
D
105
A
S
O
106
C
S
A
107
A
108
I
R
E
D
109
E
R
E
110
M
111
E
112
D
I
E
V
113
A
L
114
R
115
E
P
A
S
T
116
T
R
I
S
117
T
118
A
119
N
120
E
X
A
M
121
A
B
A
122
A
123
S
A
M
P
124
U
R
N
S
125
H
I
E
126
S
P
L
A
127
C
KZ
N
U
C
128
K
S
129
B
I
130
B
L
I
O
P
131
H
I
L
E
132
S
E
I
N
E
133
E
D
I
L
E
134
I
E
R
N
E
135
E
A
N
E
D
136
L
A
T
E
137
R
E
D
U
X
138
C
L
E
A
R
139
R
E
E
D
Y
© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,545
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|