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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE"

New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 1969

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "The man who can make hard things easy is the educator."
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,225
Across Down
1. Start of an 11-word "Stepquote" ending at 143 Across : THEMAN
7. Misfit of W. W. II : SADSACK
14. Lorraine's partner : ALSACE
20. White's "___ from the Fortieth Floor" : THEVIEW
21. Interstices : AREOLAE
22. Peter made three : DENIALS
24. Encore for boxers : REMATCH
25. Argentine seaport : LAPLATA
26. Stepquote source : JOURNAL
27. Words of confidence : ICAN
28. What debeo means : IOWE
30. Indian weight : TOLA
31. Tam-tam : GONG
32. Prefix for gram or logue : DIA
33. Boone : PAT
34. Type of bigot : RACIST
36. False : UNTRUE
38. Two cups : PINT
39. Sheep : OVINE
41. Stepquote part : ANMAKE
44. Style name : DIOR
45. Flood and spring : TIDES
46. Flee : DECAMP
48. Vaughan et al . : SARAHS
50. TV cabinets : CONSOLES
52. Barkley : VEEP
54. Write a music score : NOTATE
56. Paris subway : METRO
57. Lone : SOLITARY
61. Heel over : CAREEN
63. Terminal : DISTAL
66. Cap-___ : APIE
67. Funny fellows : RIOTS
69. Isle of the oracle : DELOS
71. Cognition : NOESIS
73. Tennis terms : LETS
74. Theater section : LOGE
75. Scattering : STREWING
77. Moist : DAMP
78. Nobel product : TNT
79. Goes out on a limb : RUNSTHERISK
81. Indiana Indians : WEA
82. No longer new : USED
84. Emergency care : FIRSTAID
85. Where Zeno taught : STOA
87. Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
88. Calm : SERENE
90. Not for all the ___ China : TEAIN
91. Staggers : REELS
92. Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
93. Estimate : ASSESS
95. See 57 Across : SINGLE
97. Summoned back : RECALLED
99. For ___ sake! : PETES
101. Mend the oxfords : RESOLE
103. Ruined city in Iran : SUSA
104. Fish spears : TRIDENTS
107. Logomachy : DEBATE
109. Be frugal : SCRIMP
113. The mating game : CHESS
114. Layer : TIER
116. Stepquote part : ASYIST
118. Levant or Hammerstein : OSCAR
119. Zola's "Le ___" (1888) : REVE
120. Military lodging : BILLET
122. With the result : SOTHAT
124. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
125. St. Pierre : ILE
126. Buffoon : MIME
127. Yemeni : ARAB
130. Sediment : LEES
131. Struck : SMIT
132. Citizens of Valletta : MALTESE
134. Bohemian composer : SMETANA
136. Flaccid : EPICENE
138. Stepquote author : EMERSON
139. Baby hare : LEVERET
140. Expanded : DILATED
141. "Thanatopsis" poet : BRYANT
142. Cuban province : ORIENTE
143. End of Stepquote : UCATOR
1. Novel by R. P. Warren (1959) : THECAVE
2. Sanguineous : HEMATIC
3. Author Hunter : EVAN
4. Mass. campus : MIT
5. Spore clusters of rust fungi : AECIA
6. Stepquote part : NWHOCA
7. Willy Loman : SALESMAN
8. Coach Parseghian : ARA
9. Gov't. branch : DEPT
10. Concert rendition : SOLO
11. Babylonian deity : ALALU
12. ___ mouse game : CATAND
13. Large parrot : KEA
14. Recessed : ADJOURNED
15. Sierra ___ : LEONE
16. Close-fitting : SNUG
17. Publicize : AIR
18. Voltaire hero : CANDIDE
19. Malbin, Stritch, etc. : ELAINES
20. Camera support : TRIPOD
23. Jalousie parts : SLATS
29. Comes in first : WINS
31. Make neat : GROOM
34. Convened again : REMET
35. Old card games : TAROCS
37. Twitch : TIC
38. Guided : PILOTED
40. Blues : NAVIES
42. Judo exercises : KATA
43. Stepquote part : EHARDTHINGSEA
45. Body part : TORSO
47. Brilliant gray : PEARL
49. See 38 Down : STEERED
51. Goad : STING
53. A ___ (presumptive) : PRIORI
55. Sniggler : EELER
57. Break of continuity : SALTUS
58. Bounding main : OPENSEA
59. Scatters trash : LITTERS
60. Dieter's dish : YOGURT
62. Not at all : NOWISE
64. "Not so deep ___ . . . " : ASAWELL
65. Citrus drink : LIMEADE
68. Makes taut : TENSES
70. Carrie or Kenny : SISTER
72. Dug : SPADED
75. Type of glass : STAINED
76. Uganda group: Var. : NKOLES
80. Elevator's neighbor : STAIR
83. Scorn : DESPISE
84. Olivia's clown : FESTE
86. Spore sac : ASCUS
87. Teeth : MOLARS
89. Obligations : NEEDS
91. Passes on : RELAYS
94. Opinion : SENTIMENT
96. Tennis strokes : LOBS
98. Neckcloth : ASCOT
100. Fence stairs : STILE
102. Bleach : ETIOLATE
104. "Behold ___ of God . . . " : THELAMB
105. Convivial one : REVELER
106. Salt: Fr. : SEL
108. This, in Spain : ESTE
110. "___ bury Caesar . . . " : ICOMETO
111. Seaman : MARINER
112. Babbled : PRATED
113. Malfeasant's act : CRIME
115. Fruit-juice gadget : REAMER
117. Stepquote part : THEEDU
120. Wisent : BISON
121. "Three Coins" fountain : TREVI
123. Savory jelly : ASPIC
126. Pueblo site : MESA
128. Fit to _____ : ATEE
129. Bossy's home : BARN
131. Skiddoo : SCAT
133. Essay : TRY
134. Road sign : SLO
135. Trampoline : NET
137. Bantu language : ILA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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