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STEPQUOTE

New York Times, Sunday, July 10, 1994

Author:
Alvin Chase
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alvin Chase

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 84 Missing: {FJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Chase. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: This puzzle is dedicated to the memory of Eugene T. Maleska, who created the first Stepquote
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "What is essential is invisible to one's eye."

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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0710 ( 16,315 )
Across
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Put in piles : SORT
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Feudal status : VASSALAGE
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Enervates : SAPS
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Bend : CROOK
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Roman title of honor : IMPERATOR
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Not portbound : ATSEA
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Of base eight : OCTAL
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Crossing lines : DIAMETERS
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Alex Haley epic : ROOTS
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Start of stepquote : WHATIS
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Threefold : TRINE
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Compensates : ATONES
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Blotto : LIT
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Group of quail : BEVY
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Author of the stepquote : SAINTEXUPERY
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Lower : DEBASE
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Snobbish ones : SNEERERS
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Demand : INSIST
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Boy who takes a bow? : EROS
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1988 Tom Hanks comedy : BIG
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"My People" author : EBAN
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More of stepquote : ENTIAL
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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City south of Gainesville : OCALA
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Test site : LAB
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_____ Muslims : SUNNI
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Federal farm subsidy plans : SOILBANKS
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Reagan Secretary of State : SHULTZ
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Rational belief in God : DEISM
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Church of St. Maclou's site : ROUEN
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Star in Scorpius : ANTARES
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Messy abodes : STIES
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Stanzas and Pathfinders : NISSANS
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Sound equipment : MIKES
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Singer-actress Susan : ANTON
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Establishes : SETSUP
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Old West transports : MULETEAMS
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Titian's "_____ and Cupid" : VENUS
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_____ du Diable : ILE
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Out of the way : ASIDE
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James Woolsey's org. : CIA
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More of stepquote : ISIBLE
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Bathroom sprinkle : TALC
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She has a ball : DEB
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Statuesque : TALL
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Without any changes : ASITIS
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Thin tangles of cell chromatin : SPIREMES
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Conk out : GODEAD
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Source of the stepquote, with "The" : LITTLEPRINCE
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Refrigerate : COOL
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Show appreciation for : PAT
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Habituated : ENURED
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Plant with arrow-shaped leaves : CALLA
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End of stepquote : NESEYE
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Courtyards : ATRIA
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Photo equipment : ENLARGERS
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Hearsay : RUMOR
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Computer command : PRINT
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Racecar, usually : ONESEATER
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Has meter, as poetry : SCANS
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Spiritual, e.g. : SONG
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Stinking vermin : SEWERRATS
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Kind of cap or jerk : KNEE
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Scrooge's look : SCOWL
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Light purple : ORCHID
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Go through cycles : ROTATE
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Perfectly : TOAT
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Kid-_____ (TV for children) : VID
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Peace : AMITY
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Mineral name ending : SPAR
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Playoff rounds : SEMIS
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McNichols and Market Square, e.g. : ARENAS
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_____ the day (near evening) : LATEIN
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Nibbled : ATE
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"By _____!" (minced oath) : GOR
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Hesitation sounds : ERS
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Condescends : STOOPS
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Unanimously : ASONE
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Playwright Shaffer : PETER
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Fresh : SASSY
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Noted name in cat caricature : KLIBAN
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Conductor Rodzinski : ARTUR
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More of stepquote : SESSE
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x, y and z : AXES
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Phlebotomists' targets : VEINS
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Privations : NEEDS
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Hitchcock forte : TERROR
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Gradual deterioration : EROSION
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Hamper : BIN
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Betting game, informally : STUD
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Fork prongs : TINES
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Secret rival : BAN
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Genre : ILK
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Tankful : GAS
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Wagner girl : ELSA
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Road to the Rhein : BAHN
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Stand side by side : ABUT
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Soul singer Baker : ANITA
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More of stepquote : LISINVI
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With lots of rolls? : OBESE
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Biblical verb : CANST
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Pitcher Tiant : LUIS
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Limping, perhaps : LAMED
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Overdone : TRITE
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Cowardly Lion's name : ZEKE
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Is parsimonious, with "out" : METES
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Australian food fish : SEACARP
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Actress Braga : SONIA
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30% of the world's land : ASIA
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Zero : NULL
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Investor's work, for short : SPEC
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Happy sort : SMILER
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Gists : NUBS
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Worked up : MAD
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"It's no _____!" : USE
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Women's _____ : LIB
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Ragout of partially roasted game : SALMI
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Northwest Irish port : SLIGO
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More of stepquote : ETOON
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Lao-_____ : TSE
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Even : TIED
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Clock watchers : IDLERS
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Necklace : STRING
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Double fold : PLEAT
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Box : ENCASE
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Bogeyman : SCARER
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Tarzan : APEMAN
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Popular TV news magazine : DAYONE
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Performs entrechats : LEAPS
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Start : INTRO
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City on the Po : TURIN
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"The Dream of Geronitus" composer : ELGAR
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Inverted V : CARET
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Elliptical : TERSE
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"_____ smile be..." : LETA
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Vacuum (up) : SUCK
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Daughter of Hyperion : EOS
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Vane reading : NNE
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Author Wallace : LEW
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Some name suffixes : SRS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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