Wilfred Cream, often called "Broadway Willie" by his friends and New York reporters, had a lively and sometimes felonious idea of fun. Adela Cream, his mother and a well-known mystery novelist, was away for six weeks on a book signing tour to promote her latest book, "What the Cat Dragged In".
Mr. Homer Cream and Wilbert tried to keep track of what Wilfred was doing, with notes and articles that appeared in various New York newspapers. The whole household also searched the house at least once a week, to discover any items which Willie, in the course of his wanderings, happened to pinch, since Wilfred was known to be a kleptomaniac. However, when Mrs. Cream was due back, six weeks later, they found their recollections a little sketchy.
Can you help them figure out, during each week Mrs. Cream was gone, what Willie pinched (a silver cigarette case, a jeweled dog collar, a cane/sword stick, jeweled opera glasses, an ivory mah jongg set, and a gold pocket watch), and where he hid it (an Egyptian urn, a Greek vase, the baby grand piano, a suit of armor, a golf bag, or a silver teapot)? Also, can you tell what escapade he dreamed up each week (hijacking a cab on Broadway, throwing a stink bomb into a crowd, stealing a policeman's horse, releasing the monkeys at the zoo, holding up a bank, or disrupting his ex-wife's latest wedding), and which New York paper (the Gazette, Herald, Post, Register, Times,or Tribune) reported on it?
* To clarify, clues 1 and 6 each list six incidents from separate weeks, not including clauses in parentheses ( )