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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

STEPQUOTE

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1972

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 623 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved."
PS notes: Clue for 9-Down is as it appeared, but "millenium" should have been spelled "millennium."
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,289
Across Down
1. Start of Stepquote : THEREIS
8. Trapeze artist : ACROBAT
15. Chocks of wood : SPRAGS
21. Bravery : HEROISM
22. Showgirl : CHORINE
23. Polished : ELEGANT
25. Used up in part : ATEINTO
26. Oberon's wife : TITANIA
27. Decorative disks : PATERAE
28. Open a barrel : TAP
29. Republic since 1949 : EIRE
31. Seaways : LANES
32. Malacca : CANE
33. U. K. lawmakers : MPS
34. See 67 Down : WEST
36. Strings group : CELLI
38. Teacher's milestone : TENURE
40. Clan : SEPT
41. Running wild : ARIOT
43. Stepquote part : PLEASU
46. White Nile tributary : SOBAT
47. United: Fr. : UNIE
48. Birth-control pioneer : SANGER
50. State firmly : ASSERT
52. One on the run : RETREATER
54. Copycat : APER
56. Longhorns : STEERS
58. It crosses the bar : BEER
59. Univ. students : SRS
60. Clergyman's terms : PASTORATES
64. Magic number for 9 Down : IOOO
66. Believe : DEEM
68. Book reviewer : LITERATOR
69. Accustomed: Var. : ENURED
71. Tippets : SCARFS
75. Son of Gad : AROD
76. Numerical suffixes : THS
77. Hesitated : FALTERED
79. Start a golf game : TEEUP
80. Brace : TWO
81. Razzle-dazzle has four : ZEES
82. Ring-shaped island : ATOLL
83. Headland : NESS
85. ___ Elum, city in Washington : CLE
86. Bald flier : EAGLE
88. Mitigates : RELIEVES
90. Hole-in-one : ACE
91. Roofing item : TILE
92. Beauty-shop process : DYEING
94. Dickens heroine : DORRIT
95. Passed through : TRANSITED
97. Pub order : PINT
99. Berg's "Der ___" : WEIN
100. Amulet : PHYLACTERY
101. Bellwether : RAM
104. Hunter's call : TOHO
106. Put on a feast : REGALE
108. Thrust : STAB
109. Discomfiture : ABASHMENT
112. Lightning flash : STREAK
114. Blue-penciled : EDITED
118. Dam : MARE
119. Less recent : OLDER
121. Stepquote part : HANINB
123. Cubic meter : STERE
124. Water plant : ALGA
125. Secular : LAICAL
127. Gives it a whirl : TRIES
129. Ferry's berth : SLIP
130. June beetle : DOR
131. Taphole plug : BOTT
132. Hector : TEASE
135. Tooth or spike : TINE
137. Since : AGO
138. Mystical interpretation : ANAGOGE
140. Rank : STATION
142. Of homelanders: Sp. : NATIVOS
144. "There ___ a cab when you want one" : NEVERIS
145. Income : REVENUE
146. Altar shelf : GRADINE
147. Assails : SETSAT
148. Sandy : ARENOSE
149. End of Stepquote : BELOVED
1. "___ no lady . . . " : THATWAS
2. Greek courtesan : HETAERA
3. Enzyme : EREPSIN
4. "Vive le ___!" : ROI
5. "___ Kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
6. Suffix with real and ideal : ISTIC
7. Stepquote part : SMOREP
8. Function : ACT
9. Believers in the millenium : CHILIASTS
10. Roster : ROTA
11. Algerian port : ORAN
12. Developer of I.Q. tests : BINET
13. Cordial flavorings : ANISES
14. Bohea or jasmine : TEA
15. Apart : SEPARATED
16. Buttonwoods : PLANETREES
17. Network : RETE
18. Golden or dog's : AGE
19. Goats, etc. : GARMENTS
20. More pungent : SNAPPIER
24. Bed canopies : TESTERS
30. Fitzgerald : ELLA
32. Kind of cigarette : CUBEB
35. Dignified : TOGATED
37. ___ Antilles : LESSER
39. Hide ___ hair : NOR
40. Latin pronoun : SUA
42. Gentle heat : TEPOR
44. Episcopacy : SEE
45. Stepquote part : UREINLOVINGTH
49. Appraise anew : RERATE
51. Fingerling : TROUTLET
53. Puts up : ERECTS
55. Yes, indeed : RATHER
57. Third-year deer: Brit. : SORELS
60. Like some silverware : PLATED
61. Jet route : AIRWAY
62. Straight man : STOOGE
63. Kind of salad : TOSSED
65. "Slowly ___ the lea" : OER
67. Life jacket, with 34 Across : MAE
69. Lunch joints : EATERIES
70. Tenfold : DENARY
72. Read aloud : RECITE
73. Stepquote author : FULLER
74. Quick : SPEEDY
77. A cut above Truman's Deal : FAIRER
78. Transfer designs : DECALS
81. Acme : ZENITH
84. Where Church meets Bible : SENATE
87. Backtalk : LIP
89. Moo : LOW
91. Choice morsels: Var. : TITBITS
93. Stepquote source : GNOMOLOGIA
95. Castles in ___ : THEAIR
96. Oodles : SCADS
98. What's new : THELATEST
100. In rich supply : PLENTEOUS
101. Islamic fasting period : RAMADAN
102. Ear shells : ABALONES
103. German nobleman : MARGRAVE
105. Piece of gossip : ONDIT
107. Sky Altar : ARA
110. Poseidon's realm : SEA
111. Gumshoe : TEC
113. Do cable stitching : KNIT
115. City of Israel : TELAVIV
116. Daughter of Icarius : ERIGONE
117. Testified : DEPOSED
120. Special kind of dog : RATTER
122. Stepquote part : BEINGB
126. Pad of A.W.O.L. : LEAVE
128. Delusion's partner : SNARE
131. Round Table knight : BORS
133. Solar deity : ATEN
134. ___-Japanese War : SINO
136. Relative of etc. : ETAL
139. Understand : GET
140. Mrs. in Madrid : SRA
141. Born: Fr. : NEE
143. Ceremonial words : IDO

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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