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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE"

New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 1967

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,532
Across Down
1. Start of a ten-word "Stepquote" ending at 125 Across. : BETTE
6. Hebrew Scriptural exegesis. : MIDRASH
13. Cried like a baby. : MIAOWED
20. Stadium attendent. : USHER
21. Song of a kind. : ARIETTA
22. Baffling. : ELUSIVE
23. Limit. : STINT
24. Catches, in a way. : LASSOES
25. Site of Lod airport. : TELAVIV
26. Greenwich Village address. : TENTHST
28. Leader of the Clan. : SINATRA
30. Change decor. : REDO
31. Part of a joule. : ERG
32. Part of the "Stepquote." : REEH
34. Comported (oneself). : DEMEANED
37. Hairdo. : SET
38. First woman governor. : ROSS
40. Reverent congregation. : ADORERS
42. Johnny One-Note's forte. : MONOTONE
44. N.Y.'s time. : EST
46. Jardinieres. : URNS
47. Edward Stratemeyer's hero. : TOMSWIFT
48. Hurdle (a fence) on horseback. : LARK
50. Whilom : ERST
51. Very well: Colloq. : FINE
52. Just out. : NEW
53. Church fixtures. : LECTERNS
55. ___ Garter, famous London tavern. : STARAND
58. Scene of trials, 1942. : RIOM
61. Sailor. : HAT
62. Item on a shoe box. : WIDTH
64. A feast ___ famine. : ORA
65. Full apology, French style. : AMENDE
67. Tarzan's foes. : ANTMEN
69. Part of the "Stepquote." : OOSOONT
72. Blush. : REDDEN
73. Seaport in Alaska. : SEWARD
74. Opportune. : PAT
75. Turkish sultan. : AHMED
77. Churchman's degree. : STD
78. French philosopher. : ARON
79. Pungs. : SLEIGHS
83. California product. : APRICOTS
85. Junior. : SON
87. Relative of a petrel. : ERNE
88. Verbal quibbles. : PUNS
90. Essence. : CORE
91. Partner of bowing. : SCRAPING
93. Arabic name for Mideast region. : SINA
94. Young'un. : KID
95. Variety, to life. : THESPICE
96. Genie of folklore. : SANDMAN
98. Opera laid in Africa. : AIDA
102. Rhone tributary. : AIN
103. React to a blow, in comics. : SEESTARS
105. Part of the "Stepquote." : INUT
107. That frau. : SIE
108. Housemaid's ___. : KNEE
110. Pores in leaves. : STOMATA
112. Welcomed. : GREETED
114. Beg: Var. : INTREAT
117. Freedom abused. : LICENSE
119. Ankles. : TARSI
120. London prison. : NEWGATE
121. Never-ending. : ETERNAL
122. Bay window. : ORIEL
123. Stable brush. : GROOMER
124. Certain muscles. : TENSORS
125. End of the "Stepquote." : OLATE
1. Word with gang or block. : BUSTER
2. Spanish inlet. : ESTERO
3. Objects. : THINGS
4. Mongol home. : TENT
5. Part of the "Stepquote." : ERTHR
6. Snack bar order. : MALTED
7. Gen. Eaker. : IRA
8. Ph.D. ms. : DISS
9. Some graduate students. : RESIDENTS
10. Penitent people. : ATONERS
11. Cooks. : STEAMS
12. One cause of errors. : HASTE
13. Poetic type of name. : METANOMEN
14. O'Neill play. : ILE
15. Flute: Prefix. : AUL
16. Ridges, in geology. : OSAR
17. Souce of the "Stepquote," for short. : WIVESOFWINDSOR
18. Plain. : EVIDENT
19. Set apart. : DEVOTE
27. Membership. : SEAT
29. Novel of 1884. : RAMONA
33. Part of the "Stepquote." : HOURSTO
35. Annapolis grad. : ENS
36. Football term. : DOWN
39. Spanish painter. : SERT
41. Common carriers: Abbr. : RRS
43. Like Shea Stadium. : TIERED
45. Roasting pin. : SKEWER
47. Capital of Albania. : TIRANA
48. Almost a ringer. : LEANER
49. Specific source of the "Stepquote." (See 17 Down). : ACTTWOSCENETWO
50. Objective. : END
51. Gambling game. : FARO
53. Center of Lamaism. : LHASA
54. Marmelade ingredients. : RINDS
56. Nail's partner. : TOOTH
57. Intrepid one. : DARER
59. Character in "Swann's Way." : ODETTE
60. Sets right. : MENDS
63. Expectant. : HOPING
66. Noted Italian family. : MEDICI
68. Houses of a kind. : MANORS
70. Desert plant. : SAGE
71. Part of the "Stepquote." : THANAMI
76. Certain legislators. : MPS
80. City on the Soar River. : LEICESTER
81. First name in literary lore. : ERNEST
82. Misses. : SPINSTERS
84. Closing chords. : CODA
86. Snoozes. : NAPS
89. Freud's "Totem ___ Tabu" : UND
91. Tree-climbing lad. : SHINNER
92. Turnover. : PIE
93. Moslem. : SARACEN
94. Gnarl on a tree. : KNUR
95. Attractive. : TAKING
96. Medieval silk fabric. : SAMITE
97. Team at Anaheim. : ANGELS
99. Region in Yugoslavia. : ISTRIA
100. Group of shaping tools. : DIESET
101. Early job for Caesar. : AEDILE
104. Landlord's sign. : TOLET
106. Part of the "Stepquote." : TETOO
109. Hence: Lat. : ERGO
111. Part of A.D. : ANNO
113. Long or Warren. : EARL
115. Greek undergrounders. : EAM
116. Broke bread. : ATE
118. Patriotic org. : SAR

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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