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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 1990

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "Have either a clear conscience or none at all."
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,894
Across Down
1. Start of a Stepquote : HAVEE
6. Noted conductor-composer : PREVIN
12. Singer Anita ___ : BAKER
17. Anno ___ : DOMINI
18. Emend : REVISE
19. Skipped over : ELIDED
21. Rife : RAMPANT
22. Paradigms or paragons : IDEALS
23. Solve a "weighty" problem : REDUCE
24. Mellow : AGE
25. Kind of duck or sisal : BAHAMA
27. Woodworkers' machines : LATHES
29. On this side: Prefix : CIS
30. Seat in a bay window : CAROL
32. Stepquote: Part III : ERACL
34. Map abbr. : NLAT
35. Like some bloomers : LATE
36. Zola and Berliner : EMILES
38. One in a roll book : ATTENDEE
40. Kind of box : MITER
41. Chub : DACE
42. Insipid : TAME
44. Elman's teacher : AUER
45. Clandestine : COVERT
46. Eagerly expecting : ATIP
48. ___ Rabbit : BRER
49. Beau Brummell : DUDE
50. "___ Memorandum," Stepquote source : INTEROFFICE
54. Subject of a long Frost poem : HIREDMAN
58. Plath work : ARIEL
59. Third person: It. : CAINO
60. Light-amplification device : LASER
61. Old French coin : ECU
62. "___ Macabre" : DANSE
63. Stepquote author : OGDENNASH
65. Independently : APART
67. From ___ Z : ATO
68. Caesar's "I seize" : CAPIO
70. ___ Domingo : SANTO
71. Inflections : TONES
72. Most abundant Atlantic Coast fish : MENHADEN
74. Hurdles in Hollywood : SCREENTESTS
76. Vendition condition : ASIS
77. Joan or Marian : MAID
78. Hot spot for hops : OAST
79. "McGraw's boy" : MELOTT
82. Heart : CORE
83. Part of a lamp : HARP
85. Jelly ingredient : AGAR
89. Courses for horses : OVALS
90. Puccini opera: 1926 : TURANDOT
92. La ___, town in Spain ("The sunny spot") : SOLANA
94. Einstein's fourth dimension : TIME
95. Yugoslav coin : PARA
96. Stepquote: Part V : CEORN
98. Red-ink entry : DEBIT
99. March 15 in Milano : IDI
100. Venus ___ : DEMILO
102. In olden days : OFYORE
104. Hwy. : RTE
105. Jury panel : VENIRE
107. Screed : TIRADE
109. More reticulate : NETTIER
111. Crown protector : ENAMEL
112. Scab, as after a burn : ESCHAR
113. Regard highly : ESTEEM
114. Purpose of a hansa : TRADE
115. These make flights : STAIRS
116. End of Stepquote : ATALL
1. Grand; imposing : HOMERIC
2. Elec. unit : AMP
3. Practical : VIABLE
4. Sicilian resort : ENNA
5. Stepquote: Part II : EITHE
6. Archbishop : PRIMATE
7. Edit : REDACT
8. Anne Baxter role: 1950 : EVE
9. Perfume container : VIAL
10. Nantucket native : ISLANDER
11. Future fledgling : NESTLER
12. Left Bank headgear : BERET
13. City in S France : ALES
14. Baby sea otter : KID
15. School : EDUCATE
16. Diseur : RECITER
17. First European to reach India by sea : DAGAMA
20. Home of a sidewinder : DESERT
21. Tore : RACED
26. Saroyan hero : ARAM
28. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
31. Certain ointments : OLEATES
33. Stepquote: Part IV : LEARCONSCIENC
35. Existed : LIVED
37. Recipe verb : STIR
39. Swarm, in Sedan : NUEE
40. Presides : MODERATES
43. Losses of last letters : APOCOPES
45. Preserve : CURE
47. Airs via video : TELECASTS
48. Honeysuckle, e.g. : BINE
49. Ignominy : DISHONOR
50. Choleric : IRATE
51. Sheer fabric : NINON
52. Dickens villain : FAGIN
53. He's faithful to Homo sapiens : FIDO
54. Dispatch : HASTE
55. Intended : MEANT
56. One of Sheridan's "Rivals" : ACRES
57. McAuliffe's reply in 1944 : NUTS
58. Costa loser : ADAM
60. Singer Cristy ___ : LANE
64. Aromatic Himalayan plant : NARD
66. Ufficio ___, Italian mail center : POSTALE
69. Collier's access : ADIT
73. Caucasian, to a Polynesian : HAOLE
74. Author Davidson ("Loose Change") : SARA
75. Signal after tattoo : TAPS
77. Increase Mather was one : MORALIST
79. Reason : MOTIVE
80. Plain : EVIDENT
81. Arranged in thin plates : LAMINAR
82. Radioactive minerals : CURITES
83. Chorines: Slang : HOOFERS
84. Give it ___ (attempt) : ATRY
86. Divine messenger : GABRIEL
87. "To a newspaperman a human being is ___ . . . ": Fred Allen : ANITEM
88. Teacher, at times : RATER
90. Scot's cap : TAM
91. Hindu's "tree of the gods" : DEODAR
93. U.S. folk singer : ODETTA
95. A Shakespeare contemporary : PEELE
97. Stepquote: Part VI : NONEA
100. Stowe book : DRED
101. Relative of "Jaws": 1977 : ORCA
103. Caesura : REST
106. "___ Stranger Here Myself," ultimate source of Stepquote : IMA
108. Hawaiian tuna : AHI
110. ___ Aviv : TEL

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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