STEPQUOTE

New York Times, Sunday, July 10, 1994

Author: Alvin Chase
Editor: Will Shortz
Alvin Chase
TotalDebutCollabs
17/10/19940
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1000000
RebusCirclePangram
000

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84 Missing: {FJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Chase. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: This puzzle is dedicated to the memory of Eugene T. Maleska, who created the first Stepquote
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "What is essential is invisible to one's eye."
1
S
2
O
3
R
4
T
5
V
6
A
7
S
8
S
9
A
10
L
11
A
12
G
13
E
14
S
15
A
16
P
17
S
18
C
R
O
O
19
K
20
I
M
P
E
R
A
T
O
R
21
A
T
S
E
A
22
O
C
T
A
L
23
D
I
A
M
E
T
E
R
S
24
R
O
O
T
S
25
W
H
A
T
I
26
S
27
T
R
I
N
E
28
A
T
O
N
E
S
29
L
I
T
30
B
E
31
V
Y
32
S
A
I
33
N
34
T
35
E
X
U
P
E
R
Y
36
D
E
37
B
A
S
E
38
S
N
E
E
R
E
R
S
39
I
N
S
I
40
S
41
T
42
E
R
O
S
43
B
44
I
45
G
46
E
47
B
48
A
N
49
E
N
T
I
50
A
51
L
52
D
R
S
53
O
54
C
A
L
A
55
L
A
B
56
S
U
N
N
I
57
S
O
I
58
L
B
A
N
K
S
59
S
H
U
60
L
61
T
62
Z
63
D
E
I
S
64
M
65
R
O
U
E
N
66
A
N
T
A
R
E
67
S
68
S
T
I
E
69
S
70
N
I
S
S
71
A
72
N
73
S
74
M
I
K
E
75
S
76
A
N
T
O
77
N
78
S
E
T
S
U
P
79
M
80
U
81
L
E
T
E
A
M
82
S
83
V
E
N
U
84
S
85
I
L
E
86
A
S
I
D
E
87
C
I
A
88
I
S
I
B
L
89
E
90
T
A
L
C
91
D
E
B
92
T
A
L
L
93
A
S
I
T
94
I
S
95
S
96
P
I
R
E
M
97
E
98
S
99
G
O
D
E
100
A
101
D
102
L
103
I
104
T
T
L
E
P
R
I
N
C
105
E
106
C
O
O
L
107
P
A
108
T
109
E
N
U
R
E
D
110
C
A
L
111
L
A
112
N
E
113
S
E
Y
E
114
A
T
R
I
A
115
E
116
N
117
L
A
R
G
E
R
118
S
119
R
U
M
O
R
120
P
R
I
N
T
121
O
N
E
S
E
A
T
E
R
122
S
C
A
N
S
123
S
O
N
G
124
S
E
W
E
R
R
A
T
S
125
K
N
E
E
© 1994, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Put in piles : SORT
5. Feudal status : VASSALAGE
14. Enervates : SAPS
18. Bend : CROOK
20. Roman title of honor : IMPERATOR
21. Not portbound : ATSEA
22. Of base eight : OCTAL
23. Crossing lines : DIAMETERS
24. Alex Haley epic : ROOTS
25. Start of stepquote : WHATIS
27. Threefold : TRINE
28. Compensates : ATONES
29. Blotto : LIT
30. Group of quail : BEVY
32. Author of the stepquote : SAINTEXUPERY
36. Lower : DEBASE
38. Snobbish ones : SNEERERS
39. Demand : INSIST
42. Boy who takes a bow? : EROS
43. 1988 Tom Hanks comedy : BIG
46. "My People" author : EBAN
49. More of stepquote : ENTIAL
52. A.M.A. members : DRS
53. City south of Gainesville : OCALA
55. Test site : LAB
56. _____ Muslims : SUNNI
57. Federal farm subsidy plans : SOILBANKS
59. Reagan Secretary of State : SHULTZ
63. Rational belief in God : DEISM
65. Church of St. Maclou's site : ROUEN
66. Star in Scorpius : ANTARES
68. Messy abodes : STIES
70. Stanzas and Pathfinders : NISSANS
74. Sound equipment : MIKES
76. Singer-actress Susan : ANTON
78. Establishes : SETSUP
79. Old West transports : MULETEAMS
83. Titian's "_____ and Cupid" : VENUS
85. _____ du Diable : ILE
86. Out of the way : ASIDE
87. James Woolsey's org. : CIA
88. More of stepquote : ISIBLE
90. Bathroom sprinkle : TALC
91. She has a ball : DEB
92. Statuesque : TALL
93. Without any changes : ASITIS
95. Thin tangles of cell chromatin : SPIREMES
99. Conk out : GODEAD
102. Source of the stepquote, with "The" : LITTLEPRINCE
106. Refrigerate : COOL
107. Show appreciation for : PAT
109. Habituated : ENURED
110. Plant with arrow-shaped leaves : CALLA
112. End of stepquote : NESEYE
114. Courtyards : ATRIA
115. Photo equipment : ENLARGERS
119. Hearsay : RUMOR
120. Computer command : PRINT
121. Racecar, usually : ONESEATER
122. Has meter, as poetry : SCANS
123. Spiritual, e.g. : SONG
124. Stinking vermin : SEWERRATS
125. Kind of cap or jerk : KNEE
1. Scrooge's look : SCOWL
2. Light purple : ORCHID
3. Go through cycles : ROTATE
4. Perfectly : TOAT
5. Kid-_____ (TV for children) : VID
6. Peace : AMITY
7. Mineral name ending : SPAR
8. Playoff rounds : SEMIS
9. McNichols and Market Square, e.g. : ARENAS
10. _____ the day (near evening) : LATEIN
11. Nibbled : ATE
12. "By _____!" (minced oath) : GOR
13. Hesitation sounds : ERS
14. Condescends : STOOPS
15. Unanimously : ASONE
16. Playwright Shaffer : PETER
17. Fresh : SASSY
19. Noted name in cat caricature : KLIBAN
21. Conductor Rodzinski : ARTUR
26. More of stepquote : SESSE
28. x, y and z : AXES
31. Phlebotomists' targets : VEINS
33. Privations : NEEDS
34. Hitchcock forte : TERROR
35. Gradual deterioration : EROSION
37. Hamper : BIN
40. Betting game, informally : STUD
41. Fork prongs : TINES
43. Secret rival : BAN
44. Genre : ILK
45. Tankful : GAS
46. Wagner girl : ELSA
47. Road to the Rhein : BAHN
48. Stand side by side : ABUT
50. Soul singer Baker : ANITA
51. More of stepquote : LISINVI
53. With lots of rolls? : OBESE
54. Biblical verb : CANST
58. Pitcher Tiant : LUIS
60. Limping, perhaps : LAMED
61. Overdone : TRITE
62. Cowardly Lion's name : ZEKE
64. Is parsimonious, with "out" : METES
67. Australian food fish : SEACARP
69. Actress Braga : SONIA
71. 30% of the world's land : ASIA
72. Zero : NULL
73. Investor's work, for short : SPEC
75. Happy sort : SMILER
77. Gists : NUBS
79. Worked up : MAD
80. "It's no _____!" : USE
81. Women's _____ : LIB
82. Ragout of partially roasted game : SALMI
84. Northwest Irish port : SLIGO
89. More of stepquote : ETOON
90. Lao-_____ : TSE
92. Even : TIED
94. Clock watchers : IDLERS
95. Necklace : STRING
96. Double fold : PLEAT
97. Box : ENCASE
98. Bogeyman : SCARER
100. Tarzan : APEMAN
101. Popular TV news magazine : DAYONE
102. Performs entrechats : LEAPS
103. Start : INTRO
104. City on the Po : TURIN
105. "The Dream of Geronitus" composer : ELGAR
106. Inverted V : CARET
108. Elliptical : TERSE
111. "_____ smile be..." : LETA
113. Vacuum (up) : SUCK
115. Daughter of Hyperion : EOS
116. Vane reading : NNE
117. Author Wallace : LEW
118. Some name suffixes : SRS

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle