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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1965

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted as wise."
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,754
Across Down
1. Start of an 11-word quotation descending in steps to 142 Across. : EVENAFO
8. State. : ALASKA
14. Jewel units. : CARATS
20. Handel's "Messiah." : ORATORIO
21. Praying ___. : MANTIS
22. Where the "old woman" lived. : INASHOE
24. Blue-flowered herb. : HAREBELL
25. Interim. : BREATHINGSPELL
27. Doctrines. : ISMS
28. Tenderfoots. : NEWCOMERS
30. That: Fr. : CELA
31. Harem room. : ODA
32. Gallic affirmative. : OUI
33. Suffering: Prefix. : PATHO
34. N.Y.'s summer time: Abbr. : EDT
35. Appoint. : NAME
36. Fruit decay. : BLET
37. Mr. Dillon of TV. : ARNESS
39. Part of the "Stepquote." : ENH
41. Hartebeest. : LECAMA
43. Chaplain. : PADRE
44. Reticulated. : NETTY
45. Cause. : GENERATE
47. Turmoil. : WELTER
48. ___ emma (A.M.) : ACK
50. Laughing sound. : HOHO
51. Home of the Mustangs. : SMU
52. Certain hunters. : SEALERS
53. Carbon. : GRAPHITE
57. Part of the "Stepquote." : OLD
59. Source of "Stepquote." : PROVERBS
61. Come-on. : LURE
62. ___-Coburg. : SAXE
64. Educated. : LETTERED
66. Nebraska City's county. : OTOE
69. Echidna's diet. : ANTS
70. Pundit. : SWAMI
72. Good old man: Sp. : TIO
73. One or all. : ANY
74. Compound. : YARD
75. Home of the Violets. : NYU
76. Chicle fancier. : GUMCHEWER
79. Spring time in Paris. : MAI
80. Tennyson poem. : DORA
82. Supporting. : FOR
84. Word of contempt. : POH
85. Vociferous. : NOISY
88. Confined. : PENT
89. Brahmin. : SNOB
90. Xenephon's classic. : ANABASIS
93. A Delano. : SARA
94. Progress. : ONGO
95. Part of the Roman fleet. : TRIREMES
97. Part of the "Stepquote." : SPE
99. November stay-at-home. : NONVOTER
101. Thronged. : SHOALED
103. Longear. : ASS
105. Corvine calls. : CAWS
107. Sight or insight. : KEN
108. Horses' teeth. : TUSHES
109. Instruct beforehand. : PRETEACH
111. Thruway exits. : RAMPS
115. Son of Zeus and Callisto. : ARCAS
116. Autocrat. : CAESAR
117. Part of the "Stepquote." : EIS
119. Musical note. : ASHARP
120. Collier's vehicle. : TRAM
121. Hand: Prefix. : CHIR
122. Snaffle. : BIT
124. Piano exercise. : SCALE
126. Caviar. : ROE
127. Author Fleming. : IAN
128. ___ uproar. : INAN
129. Equinoctial event in New England. : LINESTORM
131. Bird. : KITE
132. Drake's formidable array. : SHIPSOFTHELINE
135. Still capped. : UNOPENED
137. Italian officer. : TENENTE
138. Truckload. : ONETON
139. Bowling game. : NINEPEGS
140. Imprinted. : DINTED
141. The Negev. : DESERT
142. End of the "Stepquote." : TEDWISE
1. Obliteration. : ERASURE
2. Western "bad guy." : VARMINT
3. Vous ___. : ETES
4. ___ Hill, in S. F. : NOB
5. Sports structures. : ARENAS
6. Boneless piece. : FILET
7. Part of the "Stepquote." : OOLWHE
8. Early pulpit. : AMBO
9. Tear: Fr. : LARME
10. ___ in a haystack. : ANEEDLE
11. Track officials. : STARTERS
12. Outfits. : KITS
13. Timber tree. : ASH
14. Movie, in England. : CINEMA
15. Standpoint. : ANGLE
16. Tabula ___. : RASA
17. "Worm of the Nile." : ASP
18. General source of the "Stepquote." : THEOLDTESTAMENT
19. Pipe patcher. : SOLDERER
20. Buckeye. : OHIOAN
23. Snapping beetles. : ELATERS
26. What "veni" means. : ICAME
29. African republic. : CONGO
33. College course, for short. : PSYCH
35. Thoreau's inspiration. : NATURE
36. Retriever, at Forest Hills. : BALLBOY
38. Public storehouses. : ETAPES
40. Part of the "Stepquote." : HEHO
42. Foster's "___ Races." : CAMPTOWN
43. Burrel or Seckel. : PEAR
46. "Old ___," Cromwell nickname. : NOLL
47. Scraggy. : WEEDY
49. Piece of candy. : KISS
50. Star of David. : HEXAGRAM
52. Explorer Hedin. : SVEN
53. Endocrines. : GLANDS
54. "Guys and Dolls" author. : RUNYON
55. Great name in music. : ARTUROTOSCANINI
56. Marble. : TAW
58. Part of the "Stepquote." : DETHHIS
60. Coast dwellers. : ORARIANS
63. Cassowary's cousin. : EMU
65. Oxford. : TIE
67. Color. : ORANGE
68. City ___. : EDITOR
71. Cul-de-sacs. : IMPASSES
77. Variety of lettuce. : COS
78. Orion's beloved. : EOS
81. Presidential first name. : ABRAHAM
82. Passengers. : FARES
83. United. : ONED
86. Hit show sign. : SRO
87. O'Neill hero. : YANK
88. City in India. : POONAH
91. Porter. : BEARER
92. Humane society. : SPCA
96. De Ré and d'Yeu. : ILES
98. Part of the "Stepquote." : EACE
100. Quatrain. : VERSE
101. Type of totalitarian. : STATIST
102. Cheered. : HURRAHED
104. Abstract sculptures. : STABILES
106. Card game. : WHIST
109. Makeup. : PAINT
110. Green mineral. : ERINITE
112. Certain paintings. : MARINES
113. Patron's concern. : PROTEGE
114. Expedites. : SPEEDS
116. Rubbed. : CHAFED
118. Part of the "Stepquote." : SCOUNT
119. Nut. : ALMOND
121. Part of a "grand." : CNOTE
123. Music man. : TENOR
125. Golfer Palmer. : ARNIE
128. Berlin's "Say It ___ So." : ISNT
129. Term in phonetics. : LENE
130. Mailed. : SENT
131. Military cap. : KEPI
133. Corral. : PEN
134. Scuttle. : HOD
136. Church seat. : PEW

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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