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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

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New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 1979

Author: E.T.M.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: The stepquote reads, "For labor, a short day is better than a short dollar."
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,890
Across Down
1. Start of Stepquote : FORLAB
7. Prufrock's creator : TSELIOT
14. What "you gotta have" : HEART
19. The Moor, to Verdi : OTELLO
20. Exposure to air : AERATION
22. Ford succeeded him : AGNEW
23. Footpad : ROBBER
24. Stepquote author : MCKINLEY
25. Stepquote receiver : LODGE
26. G.P.'s group : AMA
27. Scenic peninsula : GASPE
29. A lot : OODLES
31. Pawnee's cousin : REE
32. The take : GATE
34. Stepquote: Part III : SHORTD
37. Nutriment : FOOD
38. Outlet : VENT
39. Elève's milieu : ECOLE
41. Temper : ANNEAL
43. Tibetan beasts : GNUGOATS
45. F.B.I. documents : DOSSIERS
47. Famed miler : RYUN
49. Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
50. Deadfall : TRAP
51. Catch in a blunder : TRIPUP
53. Stand for Cecil Beaton : TRIPOD
57. Heavenly headgear : HALOES
60. Done in by Livia : POISONED
62. Old-womanish : ANILE
63. Where to put your dough : OVEN
64. Start of a Wolfe title : THEWEB
66. Sailor absent for 73 hours : STRAGGLER
68. Seaver, once : MET
69. "Oom Paul" was one : BOER
70. Soak flax : RET
72. Sybarite's delight : EASE
73. Form a lap : SIT
74. Diagnostician : INTERNIST
77. Calories : THERMS
79. Slots spot : RENO
80. ___ Rosita, city in Mexico : NUEVA
81. Cocky fellows : ROOSTERS
83. Used a mangle : IRONED
85. One that rules : GERENT
87. Bistro : NITERY
88. Upper Thames or goddess : ISIS
89. Can. air arm : RCAF
91. Erudition : LORE
92. Kind of saber : SCIMITAR
96. What a litterbug ignores : TRASHCAN
100. Soprano Azuma : ATSUKO
102. Delusion's partner : SNARE
103. Grinder's relative : HERO
104. Japanese statesman and family : ITOS
106. Stepquote: Part V : HANASH
108. Epithet for a Sikh deity : AKAL
109. That, in Taxo : ESA
110. Tall clown's props : STILTS
112. Suffix with rend and vend : ITION
114. Guidonian note : ELA
115. Middle name of 25 Across : CABOT
117. Brine or pickle : MARINADE
120. Meal : REPAST
122. Book by Read : ALIVE
123. Disney employee : ANIMATOR
124. Home of a Rose : TRALEE
125. Van Doren's "Jane ___" : MECOM
126. Dry : SAPLESS
127. End of Stepquote : DOLLAR
1. Hunted for provender : FORAGED
2. Venezuelan aborigine : OTOMACO
3. Supports for ruffs : REBATOS
4. Law deg. : LLB
5. Shake ___ (hie) : ALEG
6. Stepquote: Part II : BORAS
7. Two-headed drumsticks : TAMPONS
8. Discriminate : SECERN
9. R.A.F. underling, informally : ERK
10. Chou En-___ : LAI
11. "Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
12. ___ wintergreen : OILOF
13. Short piece of bar steel : TOEDOG
14. Dutch master : HALS
15. Psyche component : EGO
16. Doria or del Sarto : ANDREA
17. Governor : REGENT
18. Birdy babble : TWEETS
21. Hose : NYLONS
28. Piano key : SHARP
30. Inference : EDUCT
33. Howard of the Yankees : ELSTON
35. Schnauzer : TERRIER
36. Stepquote: Part IV : DAYISBETTERTH
38. November activity : VOTING
40. Name on a green stamp : EIRE
42. Wolf, to Rocco : LUPO
44. Kind of sale : GARAGE
46. Lafayette is here : EASTON
48. Carmelites : NUNS
51. Tugboat service : TOW
52. ___ pence (tax) : PETERS
54. Bohemian brewery base : PILSEN
55. Liquid part of fat : OLEINE
56. Mann's "___ in Venedig" : DERTOD
57. Kind of pigeon : HOMING
58. Lexington or Park : AVENUE
59. Stepquote source: 1900 : LETTER
60. Word with chair or sales : PERSON
61. Three scruples : DRAM
65. Testator's choice : HEIR
67. Neighbor of Perugia : ASSISI
69. Ramus or Rickey : BRANCH
71. Saint ___ of Avila : THERESA
75. To a great degree : EVERSO
76. Labor : TOIL
78. Ending with crock or quack : ERY
79. Heroine helped by Figaro : ROSINA
82. Zeno's "classroom" : STOA
84. Flanges : RIMS
86. Implicit : TACIT
88. Twenty: Comb. form : ICOSI
90. Bluebeard's last wife : FATIMA
92. Fleming and Hamill : SKATERS
93. "Winner ___" : TAKEALL
94. Russian body of water : ARALSEA
95. Narrator : RELATER
96. River behind King's College : THECAM
97. Used-car deal : RESALE
98. Koran language : ARABIC
99. Jeanette and Lloyd : NOLANS
101. Estados ___ Mexicanos : UNIDOS
105. Threadlike groove : STRIA
107. Stepquote: Part VI : HORTD
110. Ship's prow : STEM
111. Birdbrain : SIMP
113. Claudius's successor : NERO
116. Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
118. Giant reed of India : NAL
119. Gormandized : ATE
121. Buddy : PAL

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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