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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

STEP QUOTES

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1989

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 158, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 492 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 18, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19 Grid has repeated answers.
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,432
Across Down
1. Commodity : WARE
5. Tender or hooker : BOAT
9. "Sesame Street" grouch : OSCAR
14. Turkish chiefs : AGAS
18. Arabian gulf : ADEN
19. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
20. Like some modern music : ATONAL
22. Cooked : DONE
23. Agalite : TALC
24. Grin broadly : BEAM
25. Franchi or Mendes : SERGIO
26. Glissaded : SLID
27. See 1 Down : CHYOU
29. What the passenger told the cabbie : STEP
31. See 10 Down : PPENWO
33. Devoured : ATE
34. Hosp. denizens : DRS
36. Fragrance : ODOR
38. On a yacht, briefly : SLG
39. Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
41. Forerunner : ANCESTOR
45. See 29 Across : NIT
47. Norwegian kings : OLAFS
49. Antique auto : REO
50. Curtis and Bennett : TONYS
52. Of the ribs : COSTAL
54. Too bad! : ALAS
58. Beloit or Berea : COLLEGE
60. Alphabet opener, in Israel : ALEPH
62. Person Cinderella said was cruel : STE
64. Can. province : ONT
65. Letter : EPISTLE
67. Journalist Stewart : ALSOP
69. Volume of sayings : ANA
70. Ghislanzoni's great libretto : AIDA
73. Creature on Australia's coat of arms : EMU
74. "Ad ___ per Aspera," Kan. motto : ASTRA
77. David, to Goliath : SMITER
79. How the gradualist said he proceeds : STEPB
81. See 44 Down : ALLSTEPFO
84. See 62 Across : OTHER
85. Comedienne Kelly et al. : PATSYS
87. Shankar's companion : SITAR
88. N.Y. subway line : IRT
90. Mtg. : SESS
91. ___ de France : ILE
92. Strassberg or Hayward : SUSAN
94. ___ Mauler (Dempsey) : MANASSA
97. ___ de veau : RIS
98. See 79 Across : TEP
99. Undo : ERASE
102. What perils test : METTLES
106. Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
108. Comedian Russell : NIPSEY
110. Chalkboard : SLATE
112. Fuss : ADO
113. Unisonally : ASONE
115. What the politician was told to do : SID
117. Scrutinizes : INSPECTS
119. Commence : START
122. Queen Sophia's predecessor : ENA
124. Fledgling's abode : NEST
126. D-H connection : EFG
127. Possess : OWN
128. See 114 Down : EPLADD
131. See 115 Across : STEP
133. See 96 Down : ORDWI
137. Parnassian number : NINE
139. Hand down or melt down : RENDER
141. Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
143. Alt. : ELEV
144. Indigo plant : ANIL
145. Rare sight at a singles bar : ESCORT
146. Wan : PALE
147. Ceramic piece : TILE
148. Reduce a sail : REEF
149. Judgment : SENSE
150. Vegas machine : SLOT
151. Takes a chair : SITS
1. What the caution sign said : WATC
2. Actress ___ Isaacs Menken : ADAH
3. Depend : RELY
4. Construct a cipher : ENCODE
5. Child's cover-up : BIB
6. Cuprite and limnite : ORES
7. Loving : AMATORY
8. Domesticated : TAMED
9. Alliance for Progress gp. : OAS
10. What Hesse called one of his novels : STEP
11. Marine body : CORPS
12. Rich Norman cheese : ANGELOT
13. Barometer : RAINGLASS
14. Commercials : ADS
15. ___ Heights, in the Mideast : GOLAN
16. Singer Baker : ANITA
17. Passover feast : SEDER
21. Sound heard from the herd : LOW
28. See 1 Down : URSTEP
30. See 29 Across : PON
32. See 10 Down : OLF
35. Cheap cigar : STOGIE
37. What arroz is : RICE
40. Springsteen was "Born" in it : USA
41. Cinquefoil feature : ARC
42. New: Comb. form : NEO
43. Mountain pass : COL
44. Part of Armstrong's statement : ONESMA
46. Surpass : TOP
48. Lowest female voices : ALTOS
51. "Erie Canal" mule : SAL
53. Keen : SHARP
55. Abhor : LOATHE
56. Years, to Yves : ANNEES
57. Belle, Bart and Brenda : STARRS
59. Vaults : LEAPS
61. Slightest : LEAST
63. See 62 Across : EPMO
66. Okla. oil center : TULSA
68. The end, in Epernay : LAFIN
70. Aim high : ASPIRE
71. Type of type : ITALIC
72. Hate : DETEST
75. Penn. is one : STA
76. Durations : TERMS
78. "Where ___," 1969 Kanin film : ITSAT
80. See 79 Across : BYST
82. Queues : LINES
83. See 44 Down : ORAMAN
86. Sleep, to Segovia : SUENO
89. Feared fly : TSETSE
93. Cowardly : SPINELESS
95. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
96. What Levin called his heroines : STEPFO
100. In medias ___ : RES
101. Sixteenth Hebrew letter : AYIN
103. Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
104. N.Y. zone, at times : EDT
105. Distress call : SOS
107. Item for a shell : OAR
109. Punishment for sin : PENANCE
111. Actual : LITERAL
114. What the painters said they needed : STE
116. See 115 Across : DES
118. Herons : EGRETS
119. Sub detector : SONAR
120. Cord : TWINE
121. Sandy's orphaned owner : ANNIE
123. Extra charge : ADDON
125. Halts : STOPS
129. Grand ___, Evangeline's home : PRE
130. See 114 Down : DERS
132. ___ Alto : PALO
134. Year in the reign of Pope Vigilius : DLII
135. Ridge : WELT
136. See 96 Down : IVES
138. Pixie : ELF
140. Beat for a P.O. man : RTE
142. Rent : LET

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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