It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

'STEPQUOTE' SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1964

Author: Eugene T. Maleska
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, 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, "Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers."
1
C
2
O
3
N
4
T
5
E
6
P
7
L
8
U
9
M
10
P
11
A
12
L
13
M
14
S
15
S
16
T
17
A
18
B
19
A
N
I
O
N
20
R
E
S
E
E
21
N
E
R
O
22
E
R
G
O
23
R
E
V
E
T
24
I
N
N
O
C
25
E
N
T
S
A
26
B
R
O
A
D
27
P
I
E
D
M
28
O
N
T
29
W
A
R
E
30
P
E
R
U
S
E
31
E
L
L
32
E
N
T
I
33
S
34
N
A
T
35
C
36
H
37
G
I
S
38
L
L
39
D
40
I
S
L
A
41
M
42
S
T
O
O
43
P
44
E
S
45
S
46
O
47
A
R
48
U
N
49
W
A
50
R
E
A
G
L
E
51
D
E
A
N
52
A
53
S
T
A
R
54
S
55
T
A
R
E
R
56
N
Y
S
57
A
58
A
R
C
59
D
E
I
G
N
60
P
A
R
K
A
S
61
A
T
T
I
62
T
U
D
E
63
A
M
O
R
64
R
O
A
M
E
D
65
C
A
L
L
A
66
M
I
N
A
67
R
E
T
68
S
T
Y
69
F
70
O
71
B
E
S
T
72
M
73
A
74
N
75
C
E
S
T
76
A
77
M
O
R
78
A
L
S
79
T
E
T
E
80
R
81
E
82
P
E
A
T
E
R
83
G
A
M
E
T
E
84
P
E
S
O
S
85
O
R
O
86
L
O
D
I
87
I
D
E
A
L
S
88
O
R
A
N
T
89
M
I
T
90
T
91
R
O
O
92
M
R
E
N
T
93
B
L
E
B
94
P
E
P
O
95
E
A
S
E
D
96
T
E
97
A
98
S
E
99
D
I
100
M
101
O
U
102
T
103
K
E
E
L
104
S
105
R
S
A
N
106
D
107
R
U
108
B
109
E
110
D
U
C
E
111
D
112
K
E
M
113
I
114
T
H
E
S
115
L
A
T
E
116
P
E
R
A
R
D
117
U
118
A
A
D
A
S
119
T
R
A
120
L
E
N
T
E
121
E
A
R
N
122
A
L
B
S
123
C
L
E
A
R
124
E
A
G
E
R
125
E
R
I
S
126
Y
M
C
A
127
K
E
N
Y
A
128
E
P
E
R
S
© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,453
Across Down
1. Start of a nine-word quotation ending at 128 Across. : CONTE
6. Downright. : PLUMP
11. Baksheesh. : ALMS
15. Pink. : STAB
19. Negative ion. : ANION
20. Visit again. : RESEE
21. Handel opera. : NERO
22. Hence. : ERGO
23. Build an embankment. : REVET
24. 1869 book. : INNOCENTSABROAD
27. Where Turin is. : PIEDMONT
29. Pottery. : WARE
30. Read carefully. : PERUSE
31. Building wing. : ELL
32. Part of the "Stepquote." : ENTIS
34. Of course, in teen talk. : NATCH
37. Yanks. : GIS
38. Law degree. : LLD
40. Religion. : ISLAM
42. Condescend. : STOOP
44. Italian "it." : ESSO
47. ___ for one's money. : ARUN
49. Golden bird of Plains Indians. : WAREAGLE
51. Rusk. : DEAN
52. "___ is Born." : ASTAR
54. Curious one. : STARER
56. River in Poland. : NYSA
58. Rainbow. : ARC
59. Vouchsafe. : DEIGN
60. Arctic garb. : PARKAS
61. Mood. : ATTITUDE
63. God of love. : AMOR
64. Gadded about. : ROAMED
65. House plant. : CALLA
66. Mosque tower. : MINARET
68. Part of the "Stepquote." : STYFO
71. Ring carrier. : BESTMAN
75. Wicker basket in pelota. : CESTA
77. Maxims. : MORALS
79. One of the heads of France. : TETE
80. Kind of gun. : REPEATER
83. Germ cell. : GAMETE
84. Money. : PESOS
85. Coronado's quest. : ORO
86. City SE of Milan. : LODI
87. Aspirations. : IDEALS
88. Praying figure. : ORANT
89. Glove. : MITT
91. Lodger's concern. : ROOMRENT
93. Blister. : BLEB
94. Squash. : PEPO
95. Let up. : EASED
96. Badger. : TEASE
99. Obscure. : DIM
101. Absent. : OUT
103. Turns (over). : KEELS
105. Part of the "Stepquote." : RSAND
107. Burnish. : RUB
109. Evolved. : EDUCED
112. Finnish port. : KEMI
114. Wipe ___ clean. : THESLATE
116. R.A.F. motto. : PERARDUAADASTRA
120. Festina ___ (make haste slowly). : LENTE
121. Deserve. : EARN
122. Vestments. : ALBS
123. Limpid. : CLEAR
124. Keen. : EAGER
125. Ares's sister. : ERIS
126. Org. since 1844. : YMCA
127. Equatorial land. : KENYA
128. End of the "Stepquote." : EPERS
1. ___ diem. : CARPE
2. Author of the "Stepquote." : ONEILL
3. Act of levelling. : NIVELLATION
4. Nailed on a slant. : TOED
5. Part of the "Stepquote." : ENTME
6. Art items. : PRINTS
7. Plant seed. : LENTIL
8. Nautical monogram. : USN
9. Catty remark. : MEOW
10. Tree. : PECAN
11. Italian girl's name. : ANNETTA
12. Permit. : LET
13. ___ Grundy. : MRS
14. Castile. : SOAP
15. Crowded. : SERRIED
16. Bride's concern. : TROUSSEAU
17. Arabian chiefs. : AGAS
18. Portend. : BODE
25. Pencil parts. : ERASERS
26. Entreat. : BEG
28. Come ___. : ONIN
33. Part of the "Stepquote." : SAWARMS
35. Brandy. : COGNAC
36. Altars. : HOLYTABLES
39. Hot rod contest. : DRAGRACE
41. Frisco street. : MARKET
43. Certain tools. : PESTLES
45. Quartz. : SARD
46. Ever. : ONCE
48. Jardiniere. : URN
50. Not original. : READYMADE
52. First name. : ADAM
53. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
54. Texas tree. : SPOTTEDOAK
55. Pagoda. : TAA
57. Is out of sorts. : AILS
62. Ragged. : TATTERED
64. Heal. : RESTORE
67. Genuine. : REAL
69. Instigate. : FOMENT
70. Part of the "Stepquote." : OREATER
72. Minnesota region. : MESABIRANGE
73. Like ___ of bricks. : ATON
74. Nutcracker's suite. : NEST
76. Melodic. : ARIOSE
78. Relative of Pac. : ATL
80. Frolic. : ROMP
81. Iroquois foe. : ERIE
82. Medley. : POTPOURRI
83. Encircled. : GIRDLED
84. Where Lodz is: Abbr. : POL
90. Tropical birds. : TOUCANS
92. ___ lamb. : MEEKASA
93. Part of N.B. : BENE
97. Wrong. : ASTRAY
98. Tuareg's region. : SAHARA
100. Grumble. : MUTTER
102. Okla. status, 1890–1907. : TER
104. Fishing vessel. : SMACK
106. Part of the "Stepquote." : DSLEE
108. Tavern order. : BEERS
109. Foil's cousin. : EPEE
110. Loving. : DEAR
111. 1944 term. : DDAY
113. Skye or Man. : ISLE
115. Spring. : LEAP
117. Einstein's birthplace. : ULM
118. TV trio. : ABC
119. Half a score. : TEN

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

|