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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

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New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 1971

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,862
Across Down
1. Start of a six-word Stepquote ending at 115 Across : IMAGI
6. Recorder of events : CHRONIST
14. Estate : ACRES
19. Gone up : ARISEN
20. ___ roof : RAISETHE
21. Perkins purple : MAUVE
22. Yacht's home : MARINA
23. Author of Stepquote : EINSTEIN
24. Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
25. Items of interest : ANA
26. London artery : STRAND
28. Even: Brit. : SMEETH
30. Ring decision : TKO
31. Notch : NICK
33. Jots : IOTAS
34. Sailors' saint : ELMO
35. ___ Rabbit : BRER
36. Artist from Spain : DALI
37. Augury : OMEN
38. Source of cameline oil : DODDERSEED
41. Buttercups' kin : ANEMONES
43. Marsh : FEN
44. Shows disdain : SNEERS
45. Gallimaufry : OLIO
46. Ten, for Cicero : DECEM
48. Lingers : TARRIES
51. Beaches : SANDS
53. Calms a patient : SEDATES
55. Prepares to drive : TEESUP
56. TV camera screen : GOBO
57. School subject : MATH
59. Road stopover : MOTEL
61. Refrain syllable : TRA
62. Teases : RIBS
63. Part of Stepquote : OREIMPORTAN
66. Loser to Braddock : BAER
67. Hockey star : ORR
68. Name for Rayburn : MRSAM
69. "___ a man with . . . " : IMET
70. Atramentous fluids : INKS
71. Garden tool : WEEDER
75. "On ___" (Source of Stepquote) : SCIENCE
77. Seed covering : TESTA
79. More rigorous : SEVERER
81. Feudal domestics : ESNES
82. Ruler in Teheran : SHAH
83. Harmoniously : INSTEP
85. Native: Suffix : ITE
86. Places to eat : TEAROOMS
90. Chews : MASTICATES
92. South of Ky. : TENN
93. Indonesian boat : PRAU
94. Snack spread : PATE
95. Gnawed: It. : ROSO
96. City in Pripet Marshes : PINSK
97. Yemen capital : SANA
98. Caliph's name : ALI
99. Clobber : BEATUP
101. Priscilla's in-laws : ALDENS
103. Hebrew letter : TAV
104. Small papal coin : PAOLO
106. Gregarious : SOCIABLE
108. Kind of rock : OOLITE
110. Successor to H. H. H. : AGNEW
111. Tiptoer's opposite : TRAMPLER
112. Sausage : WIENER
113. Stands the gaff : LASTS
114. Cook and Baker : SENATORS
115. End of Stepquote : LEDGE
1. Man from Tabriz : IRANIAN
2. Wondrous event : MIRACLE
3. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
4. Clan : GENS
5. Part of Stepquote : INATIONISMO
6. Invents : CREATES
7. Island off China : HAINAN
8. Cocktail garnishes : RINDS
9. Wild Bill Donovan's org. : OSS
10. Trawler equipment : NETS
11. Noted, as a detail : ITEMED
12. Escutcheons : SHIELDS
13. Inner-city sight : TENEMENT
14. Oriental nurse : AMAH
15. Edsel : CAR
16. Like certain paints : RUSTRESISTANT
17. Called forth : EVOKED
18. Madrileño : SENOR
19. "Private Lives" heroine : AMANDA
27. Man's slipper : ROMEO
29. Tried to claw : TOREAT
32. Dressing gowns : KIMONOS
35. ___ l'Etang (French port) : BERRE
38. Bivouac break-ups : DECAMPMENTS
39. "Had ___ many" : ONETOO
40. Withered : SERE
42. Glory or maid : OLD
43. Nourished : FED
46. Gape : DEHISCE
47. Part of prosody : METRICS
49. Calif. motto : EUREKA
50. Bowsprits : SPARS
51. Evening party : SOIREE
52. Inc., co., etc. : ABBREVIATIONS
53. Suffixes with mob and gang : STERS
54. "___ as a seal . . . " : SETME
56. Develops : GROWS
58. Inlet : ARM
60. New Guinea port : LAE
64. Henry James heroine : MAISIE
65. Part of Stepquote : NTTHANKNOWL
66. Chess pieces : BISHOPS
72. Stupid : DENSE
73. Whilom : ERST
74. Join the pensioners : RETIRE
76. Born: Fr. : NEE
78. Concha : EAR
80. Glides downhill again : RECOASTS
82. Import : SENSE
84. R. I. Senator : PASTORE
86. Proffers : TENDERS
87. Ciceronian activity : ORATING
88. Marine mammal : MANATEE
89. More polished : SUAVER
90. White wine : MALAGA
91. Fruit-eating bird : TOUCAN
92. Steering device : TILLER
94. Of Paul or Pius : PAPAL
96. Picasso : PABLO
99. Yields : BOWS
100. Cotton : PIMA
102. Silk: Fr. : SOIE
105. Court call : LET
107. Suitable : APT
109. Conducted : LED

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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