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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

STEPQUOTE FOR '82

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1982

Author: E.T.M.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "Lord, make me wiser every year and better every day."
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,744
Across Down
1. Start of Stepquote : LORDMA
7. Propounded : POSED
12. Love song : BALLAD
18. Yukon garb : ANORAK
19. Daydream : REVERIE
21. Panay port : ILOILO
22. Safe : SECURE
23. Diaskeuast's task : EDITING
24. Principal's kin : RECTOR
25. Haven : ARK
26. Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
28. Black-belt art : KARATE
30. Norris Dam agcy. : TVA
31. Darrow client : LOEB
33. Stepquote: Part III : EWISER
36. Hebrew letter : RESH
37. Absquatulated : FLED
38. Pandurinas : LUTES
40. More recent : LATTER
42. The sandbox set : TODDLERS
44. Perfume : ESSENCE
46. Lifetime, to Lucretius : AEVUM
48. "Father of French Surgery" : PARE
49. Gate : PORTAL
51. Month after Ab : ELUL
53. "___ Have Broadway," 1906 song : YOUCAN
57. Item raised by some sharks : INTEREST
60. German seaport : BREMEN
62. Disposed : PRONE
63. Affair at a salon : SOIREE
64. "___ Valentine" : TOMY
66. Jerseys' laments : MOOS
68. Beatles' Pepper : SGT
69. Slews : LOTS
70. Considerable sum of money : PRETTYPENNY
73. Appear : SEEM
74. "Spring ahead" in N.Y.C. : EDT
75. Gypsum : YESO
76. Saarinen : EERO
77. Mrs. Kowalski : STELLA
79. Oleoresin : ELEMI
82. Mouth: Comb. form : STOMAT
84. Beating of a drum : RATAPLAN
86. Scrutinize : PERUSE
88. Aspersion : SLUR
89. Delitescent : LATENT
90. "___ little prayer . . . " : SAYA
92. Inspiration for Pindar : ERATO
94. Query in I Samuel 17 : AMIADOG
98. Site of a Bernini baldacchino : STPETERS
102. Accrues : ENURES
104. Canyon or Carlton : STEVE
105. Cries of triumph : AHAS
106. European coal basin : SAAR
108. Stepquote: Part V : DBETTE
110. Legendary Irish king : EBER
111. Suffix with cash : IER
112. Drooped : LOLLED
114. Soothing word : THERE
116. Estuary : ARM
117. Segovia's companion : GUITAR
119. Issue forth : EMANATE
122. Early center of Christianity : EDESSA
124. Take for granted : ASSUME
125. Naval stores item : PINETAR
126. Dancer-actor Ben : VEREEN
127. Titles in colonial India : SAHIBS
128. Headline word in July 1973 : TAPES
129. End of Stepquote : ERYDAY
1. He named Louisiana : LASALLE
2. Burdensome : ONEROUS
3. "And the ___ red glare . . . " : ROCKETS
4. Actress Joanne : DRU
5. Stable belle : MARE
6. Stepquote: Part II : AKEME
7. Place for an idol : PEDESTAL
8. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
9. Coterie : SET
10. Composer Satie : ERIK
11. Coin in Qain : DINAR
12. "A ___ Thought" (Stepquote source) : BIRTHDAY
13. Nautical term : ALEE
14. ___ cit. (footnote) : LOC
15. Popular impersonator : LITTLE
16. "It was ___ and his lass": Shak. : ALOVER
17. Catfish : DORADS
19. Neural networks : RETIA
20. Showy bird : EGRET
27. Young hooters : OWLETS
29. Soaking wet : ASOP
32. Devices emitting signals : BEEPERS
34. Printemps follower : ETE
35. Stepquote: Part IV : REVERYYEARAND
37. ___-de-lis : FLEUR
39. Saw cords in bed : SNORE
41. Govern : RULE
43. Tackle; sack : DROP
45. Like a ghost story : CREEPY
47. Pantomimist : MUMMER
50. Certifies under oath : ATTESTS
52. "Il Trovatore" heroine : LEONORA
54. TV sportscaster : COSELL
55. Writer Thirkell : ANGELA
56. Connors is one : NETMAN
57. "And miles to go before ___": Frost : ISLEEP
58. Tickle the keys idly : NOODLE
59. Giggle : TITTER
60. N.Y.C. subway : BMT
61. Sine qua ___ : NON
65. Burton's co-star in "Becket" : OTOOLE
67. Complex of schools : SYSTEM
71. In medias ___ : RES
72. Cosset : PET
73. Partitioned : SEPTATE
78. Ancient Egyptian city : TANIS
80. Ponders : MUSES
81. "___ engaged in guessing . . . ": Poe : ISAT
83. Imprison : MURE
85. "___ of Honey" : ATASTE
87. Sights that are blights : EYESORES
89. Young and Swit : LORETTAS
91. Sea in Turkestan : ARAL
93. Junior's Saturday evening post : TUB
95. Lowered : DEBASED
96. Abroad, to a Londoner : OVERSEA
97. Where to get good marks : GERMANY
98. Siberian antelopes : SAIGAS
99. Les Etats-Unis : THEUSA
100. Celtics' center : PARISH
101. Starchy foodstuff : SALEP
103. Wide blue yonder : ETHER
107. Pardon : REMIT
109. Stepquote: Part VI : EREVE
112. Author of the Stepquote : LAMB
113. Famed newspaper editor: 1819–97 : DANA
115. River joining the Fulda : EDER
118. Parson bird : TUI
120. Cotton knot : NEP
121. Spenserian hag : ATE
123. Suffix with cook or rook : ERY

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

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