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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1965

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 516 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, 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, "I'm not a politician, and my other habits are good."
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,817
Across Down
1. Start of a 10-word quotation descending in steps to 123 Across. : IMNO
5. St. ___. : IVES
9. Quiet. : HUSH
13. Welsh solar divinity. : LLEW
17. Clobber. : CLOUT
18. Sample. : TASTE
20. Olav's city. : OSLO
21. Ponselle role. : AIDA
22. Corporeal channel. : AORTA
23. Independent. : AUTONOMOUS
25. Half peck: Bibl. : OMER
26. Orthographers don't. : MISSPELL
28. Interstice. : PORE
29. Settle down. : DESCEND
31. Caucho. : ULE
32. Part of the "Stepquote." : OLITI
34. Harems. : SERAGLIOS
36. ___ say. : SOTO
38. Type of noun: Abbr. : MASC
39. Spa specialty. : CURE
40. Remarks. : NOTES
43. Land of romance. : ARDEN
45. Goldwater's "Where ___." : ISTAND
48. Madrileña. : SENORA
49. "Eggbeater." : COPTER
51. Stumper. : FACER
52. Canticle. : ODE
54. Nothing. : NIL
55. In the ___ luxury. : LAPOF
56. Opera roles. : MANONS
57. Odorous. : REDOLENT
60. City on the Oka. : OREL
61. Conclusion. : FINALE
62. Persian fabric. : SUSI
63. Thisbe's beloved. : PYRAMUS
65. Part of the "Stepquote." : NDMYO
68. Corrected. : EMENDED
72. Coward. : NOEL
73. Ethyl acetates. : ESTERS
75. Metric unit. : KILO
76. Grappled. : WRESTLED
80. "Cat ___ Tin Roof." : ONAHOT
81. French writer. : SAGAN
82. City in SE France. : AIX
83. Tokyo of old. : EDO
84. Pens: Var. : STYES
85. Heathens. : PAGANS
86. Typewriter part. : SPACER
89. The Egyptian. : NASSER
91. Full. : SATED
92. U.S. writer. : HECHT
93. Former chess champion. : EUWE
94. Pillboxes. : HATS
96. Missile pit. : SILO
99. Puffball. : TOADSTOOL
102. Part of the "Stepquote." : ABITS
104. Colloid. : GEL
105. Signifies. : DENOTES
107. Woody herbs. : RUES
109. Damage of a sort. : BREAKAGE
111. Olympian. : ARES
112. Listens. : LENDSANEAR
115. Western show. : RODEO
116. Bon Silène. : ROSE
117. Step ___! : ONIT
118. Validity. : FORCE
119. Choirboys' collars. : ETONS
120. Turn's mate. : TOSS
121. Utah symbol. : SEGO
122. Author of "Drums." : BOYD
123. End of the "Stepquote." : GOOD
1. Panay port. : ILOILO
2. Telegraph key. : MORSETAPPER
3. Filberts. : NUTS
4. Part of the "Stepquote." : OTAPO
5. Man from Tuscany. : ITALIAN
6. Arches. : VAULTS
7. Sum, es, ___. : EST
8. Nonplus. : STOP
9. Sports event. : HOMERUN
10. Group serving servicemen. : USO
11. New sea ice. : SLUDGE
12. Golf-club socket. : HOSEL
13. Statue in the Vatican. : LAOCOON
14. Dolomite. : LIMESTONE
15. "East of ___." : EDEN
16. Author of the "Stepquote." : WARD
17. Nobelist author, 1957. : CAMUS
19. Father of Cainan. : ENOS
24. Mine vehicles. : ORECARS
27. Playwright Rice. : ELMER
30. ___ die. : SINE
33. Part of the "Stepquote." : ICIANAN
35. Zeal. : ARDOR
37. Buntings. : ORTOLANS
41. Neighbor of Albion. : ERIN
42. Ancient mariner. : SALT
44. Put off: Abbr. : DEF
46. Ducking-stool candidate. : SCOLD
47. Kin of flats. : TENEMENTS
48. Stonecrops. : SEDUMS
49. Street sound. : CLOP
50. Like swans' feet. : OARY
51. Punka. : FAN
53. Painted ___. : DESERT
56. Deceived. : MISLED
58. Simple sugar. : OSE
59. Chain features. : LINKAGES
61. Stoker. : FUELER
64. Witticism. : MOT
66. Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
67. Part of the "Stepquote." : OTHERHA
69. Hit song of the Twenties. : DIGADIGADOO
70. Joie de vivre. : ELAN
71. Jose et al. : DONS
74. Orion's beloved. : EOS
76. Drench. : WASH
77. Full-blown. : RIPE
78. Accuracy. : EXACTNESS
79. Cake of a sort. : DONUT
80. Bony. : OSSEOUS
81. Held court. : SAT
85. Stick. : PASTE
87. Picks. : CHOOSES
88. State: Fr. : ETAT
90. "___ the wise . . . " : AWORDTO
91. Aroused. : STIRRED
93. Dead Sea monastic. : ESSENE
95. Monastery office. : ABBACY
97. Story. : LEGEND
98. Foodstuffs. : OLEOS
100. Apollo's island. : DELOS
101. Petal. : LEAF
103. Part of the "Stepquote." : SAREG
105. Missile. : DART
106. Slangy suffix. : EROO
108. Brahmin. : SNOB
110. Japanese zither harp. : KOTO
113. Dress stone. : NIG
114. I will be: Lat. : ERO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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