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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1965

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 515 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "Great things are done when men and mountains meet."

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,958
Across
1. Start of a 9-word "Stepquote" ending at 127 Across. : GREATTH
8. Futile: Slang. : NODICE
14. Site of Plaza del Oriente. : MADRID
20. Great Italian actress, 1821–1905. : RISTORI
21. "___ you and I!" : EVENAS
22. "___ to pray." : ANDONE
23. Feeling. : EMOTION
24. Purchaser of Manhattan. : MINUIT
25. Withstand. : RESIST
26. Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
27. Ceramic cups with handles. : TYGS
29. Lamenter. : SORROWER
31. ___ Genevieve. : STE
32. Entre ___. : NOUS
34. Part of the "Stepquote." : SAR
36. Game. : TENNIS
37. Musial. : STAN
38. Resulted. : ENSUED
41. Sans-___. : GENE
43. Part of RSVP. : SIL
44. Inkling. : SCENT
45. Go before. : PRECEDE
47. Menu heading. : ALACARTE
49. "Comedy of Errors" role. : ADRIANA
52. Part of the "Stepquote." : ONE
54. Kid or cub. : ANIMAL
55. Of a Council of 1545–63. : TRENTINE
57. Gimlets. : AWLS
59. Wears away. : ABRADES
63. Speck. : MOTE
64. Roman date. : MDII
66. Grant's first name. : HIRAM
68. Doctrine. : CREDO
69. Shoulder: Prefix. : OMO
70. Hersey book, 1956. : ASINGLEPEBBLE
73. Man: Lat. : VIR
74. Fathers. : SIRES
76. Actor Alain ___. : DELON
77. Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
78. Flooring. : TILE
79. Of tribal emblems. : TOTEMIC
81. "This one is ___." : ONME
83. Patio screens. : LATTICES
85. Priest's basin. : LAVABO
87. Part of the "Stepquote." : ENA
89. Most intense. : KEENEST
90. Hardening of tissues. : SCLEROMA
93. Pleasant odor. : INCENSE
95. One of the Schumanns. : CLARA
96. Sum, es, ___. : EST
98. Taro root. : EDDO
99. ___ David. : STAROF
103. Spoils. : ROTS
104. Unctious. : GREASY
106. Part of the "Stepquote." : MOU
108. Handel opera. : NERO
109. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
110. Stamps on. : TRAMPLES
112. Joint. : KNEE
115. Remote. : FAR
116. Strongest wood in N. Z. : PURIRI
118. Homeric. : EPICAL
120. Road crew's task. : TARRING
122. Ear part. : TRAGUS
123. ___ Strait, off Japan. : NEMURO
124. Classify. : ARRANGE
125. Old trumpet call. : SENNET
126. Timorous. : TREPID
127. End of the "Stepquote." : INSMEET
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1. General in 1776. : GREENE
2. Syrian god, in the Bible. : RIMMON
3. Town on the Hudson. : ESOPUS
4. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
5. Go ___ (get cracking). : TOIT
6. City on the Hudson. : TROY
7. Part of the "Stepquote." : HINGS
8. Thread: Prefix. : NEM
9. Sheep genus. : OVIS
10. Show. : DENOTE
11. Toughen. : INURE
12. Terriers. : CAIRNS
13. Citizen of Tallinn. : ESTONIAN
14. Equines. : MARES
15. Amorite chief, in Genesis. : ANER
16. Medical degree. : DDS
17. Revel. : ROISTER
18. Immediate. : INSTANT
19. Step toward peace. : DETENTE
28. Wise. : SAGE
30. Author of the "Stepquote" ("Gnomic Verses"). : WILLIAMBLAKE
33. Abject. : SUPINE
35. Part of the "Stepquote." : REDO
37. Ladderlike. : SCALAR
39. It was: Lat. : ERAT
40. Overalls. : DENIMS
42. Baby girl: Sp. : NENA
44. Hard to find. : SCARCE
46. Funt's fun. : CANDIDCAMERA
48. Envoy: Abbr. : AMB
49. Maximally. : ATMOST
50. "Comedy of Errors" role. : DROMIO
51. Lab vessel. : RETORT
53. Part of the "Stepquote." : EWHENME
54. ___ as a beet. : ASRED
56. German article. : EINE
58. ___ service. : LIP
60. Scheme. : DEVICE
61. Roman officials. : EDILES
62. Most vexatious. : SOREST
65. Aleut's home. : IGLOO
67. Tasman. : ABEL
70. Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
71. Actor Chaney. : LON
72. Delays. : LATENS
75. Snigglers. : EELERS
78. Small moth. : TINEAN
80. Nobel Prize writer Andric. : IVO
82. Tennyson heroine. : ENID
84. Check. : TEST
86. Bargain ___. : BASEMENT
88. Part of the "Stepquote." : ANDM
90. Hollywood specialties. : SCRIPTS
91. Filibuster foiler. : CLOTURE
92. Roman palace. : LATERAN
94. One of mom's roles. : COOK
97. Telegraph key. : TAPPER
98. Medicine chest item. : EYECUP
100. Clarify. : REFINE
101. Mandarin. : ORANGE
102. Overlook. : FORGET
104. Ground grain. : GRIST
105. Viscous mud. : SLIME
107. Part of the "Stepquote." : UNTAI
110. Simon-pure. : TRUE
111. Rani's gown. : SARI
113. Merit. : EARN
114. Slips. : ERRS
117. Dashboard abbreviation. : IGN
119. Danish weight. : LOD
121. Aries. : RAM

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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