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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

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New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1981

Author: E.T.M.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "The fashion wears out more apparel than the man."
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,534
Across Down
1. Start of Stepquote : THEFA
6. Pinch : SWIPE
11. Angular-measurement units : RADIANS
18. Props : SHORES
19. Unbent : THAWED
20. Resilient : ELASTIC
21. Any La. county : PARISH
22. Balzac : HONORE
23. Stepquote source, for short : MUCHADO
24. A neighbor of Ga. : ALA
25. Tendon : SINEW
27. Antithesis of outgo : INCOME
29. Bright saying : MOT
30. Liturgy : RITE
32. Stepquote: Part III : ONWEAR
35. Scene of the Tell legend : URI
36. Rialto : MART
37. Vitiate : TAINT
39. Merchandise : WARES
40. Associates of the Lincolns : STANTONS
42. Of a battery terminal : ANODAL
44. Send on a detour : REROUTE
46. Former initials at Cairo : UAR
47. Malefic : EVIL
49. Immerse : DOUSE
50. Set of a sort : FMRADIO
54. Love poem or song : MADRIGAL
58. "I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
60. Facing a glacier : STOSS
61. "Bullets," in poker : ACES
62. Ally of Abraham : ANER
64. Casabas : MELONS
66. Army : HOST
67. Small flounder : DAB
68. Garnish for pasta : TOMATOSAUCE
70. Major, in music : DUR
71. Furniture style : ADAM
73. Slippery one : ELUDER
74. Budge : STIR
75. Durrell heroine : CLEA
76. Bogged down : MIRED
78. Incensed : IRATE
79. Most rigid : SEVEREST
81. Not Occidental : EASTERN
83. Winner at Gettysburg : MEADE
86. Strike out : DELE
87. Noted cartoonist : REA
88. Comply with an R.S.V.P. : RESPOND
90. More expensive : DEARER
94. Makes a gleeful, snorting sound : CHORTLES
97. Feet, to Fabius : PEDES
99. ___ acids : AMINO
100. Red 1 and Blue 5 : DYES
101. Sunglo, e.g. : TEA
102. Stepquote: Part V : ARELTH
104. "Star Wars" hero : SOLO
105. A feast ___ famine : ORA
106. Execration : HATRED
109. "___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
111. Flange : RIM
112. Poe's adjective for Lenore : RADIANT
114. League of Nations seat : GENEVA
117. Autochthonous : NATIVE
119. Tidy : INORDER
120. Los ___, N.M. : ALAMOS
121. Not so fresh : TRITER
122. Speaker of the quotation : CONRADE
123. Librarian's device : DATER
124. End of Stepquote : HEMAN
1. Comic : THALIAN
2. Hamlet's friend : HORATIO
3. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
4. ___ up (spill the beans) : FESS
5. Stepquote: Part II : ASHIO
6. Gave abundantly : SHOWERED
7. Peaked : WAN
8. ___ Jima : IWO
9. Beautiful woman : PERI
10. First place : EDEN
11. Shark's hanger-on : REMORA
12. About 8 percent of earth's crust : ALUMINUM
13. Freshwater fish : DACE
14. Kabibble : ISH
15. Cossack chief : ATAMAN
16. Strong smells : NIDORS
17. "Kenilworth" author : SCOTT
18. Capital of Laconia : SPARTA
19. ___ of 1812 : THEWAR
26. Dir. from Paris to Calais : NNW
28. Adjective for a koala : CUTE
31. Nobelist in Physiology or Medicine: 1954 : ENDERS
33. Prefix with plane : AERO
34. Stepquote: Part IV : RSOUTMOREAPPA
36. Photographer married to Arthur Miller : MORATH
38. Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
40. Dallas and Kowalski : STELLAS
41. Rackstraw and Deadeye : TARS
43. Bind up the wounds : LIGATE
45. Plaintiffs : USEES
48. Base for cosmetics : LANOLIN
50. Liked : FANCIED
51. Note-pad artwork : DOODLE
52. Campaign concerns : ISSUES
53. "Lady Inger of ___," Ibsen play : OSTRAT
54. Bovary, for one : MADAME
55. University in Nova Scotia : ACADIA
56. Interdicts : DEBARS
57. Sifaka or potto : LEMUR
59. Chawbacons : LOUTS
63. Hero desired by Amneris : RADAMES
65. Was adequate : SERVED
69. Rollers in Robespierre's day : TETES
72. Subways on the Continent : METROS
75. Soft candies : CREAMS
77. Does : DEER
80. Birthplace of Zeno : ELEA
82. Caned : RATTANED
84. Take-charge person : DOER
85. Try : ENDEAVOR
88. Erect : REAR
89. Triangles : DELTAS
91. Popular song of 1926 : RIORITA
92. Animate : ENLIVEN
93. Hostel patron : ROOMER
94. Role Hampden played 1,000 times : CYRANO
95. Unpleasant way to meet : HEADON
96. Nice note : LETTRE
98. Sault ___ Marie : STE
100. Lincoln Memorial column style : DORIC
103. Stepquote: Part VI : HANTH
106. "Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
107. Hoople's cry : EGAD
108. With 110 Down, a poet : DELA
110. See above : MARE
113. Kind of vb. : IRR
115. Cole or Turner : NAT
116. Friend, in Aberdeen : EME
118. Comedian Conway : TIM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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