Stepquotes were popular a number of years ago, but it seems that they have fallen badly out of fashion among editors. Does anyone know why this is? And quote puzzles in general.
One needs a really good quote, but if that requirement is met, what's the problem? A nice feature (for me, at least) is that you need to get a fair amount of the rest of the puzzle solved before you can begin to make anything of the quote.
One of my favorites, from some years back, was a quote attributed to Henry Kissinger (as I recall):
"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad name."