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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

STEPQUOTE FOR '82

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1982

Author:
E.T.M.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "Lord, make me wiser every year and better every day."

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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,744
Across
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Start of Stepquote : LORDMA
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Propounded : POSED
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Love song : BALLAD
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Yukon garb : ANORAK
19
Daydream : REVERIE
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Panay port : ILOILO
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Safe : SECURE
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Diaskeuast's task : EDITING
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Principal's kin : RECTOR
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Haven : ARK
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Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
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Black-belt art : KARATE
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Norris Dam agcy. : TVA
31
Darrow client : LOEB
33
Stepquote: Part III : EWISER
36
Hebrew letter : RESH
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Absquatulated : FLED
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Pandurinas : LUTES
40
More recent : LATTER
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The sandbox set : TODDLERS
44
Perfume : ESSENCE
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Lifetime, to Lucretius : AEVUM
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"Father of French Surgery" : PARE
49
Gate : PORTAL
51
Month after Ab : ELUL
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"___ Have Broadway," 1906 song : YOUCAN
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Item raised by some sharks : INTEREST
60
German seaport : BREMEN
62
Disposed : PRONE
63
Affair at a salon : SOIREE
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"___ Valentine" : TOMY
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Jerseys' laments : MOOS
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Beatles' Pepper : SGT
69
Slews : LOTS
70
Considerable sum of money : PRETTYPENNY
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Appear : SEEM
74
"Spring ahead" in N.Y.C. : EDT
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Gypsum : YESO
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Saarinen : EERO
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Mrs. Kowalski : STELLA
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Oleoresin : ELEMI
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Mouth: Comb. form : STOMAT
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Beating of a drum : RATAPLAN
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Scrutinize : PERUSE
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Delitescent : LATENT
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"___ little prayer ... " : SAYA
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Inspiration for Pindar : ERATO
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Query in I Samuel 17 : AMIADOG
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Site of a Bernini baldacchino : STPETERS
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Accrues : ENURES
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Canyon or Carlton : STEVE
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Cries of triumph : AHAS
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European coal basin : SAAR
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Stepquote: Part V : DBETTE
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Legendary Irish king : EBER
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Suffix with cash : IER
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Drooped : LOLLED
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Soothing word : THERE
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Estuary : ARM
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Segovia's companion : GUITAR
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Issue forth : EMANATE
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Early center of Christianity : EDESSA
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Take for granted : ASSUME
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Naval stores item : PINETAR
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Dancer-actor Ben : VEREEN
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Titles in colonial India : SAHIBS
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Headline word in July 1973 : TAPES
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End of Stepquote : ERYDAY
Down
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He named Louisiana : LASALLE
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Burdensome : ONEROUS
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"And the ___ red glare ... " : ROCKETS
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Stable belle : MARE
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Stepquote: Part II : AKEME
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Place for an idol : PEDESTAL
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Coterie : SET
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Coin in Qain : DINAR
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"A ___ Thought" (Stepquote source) : BIRTHDAY
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Nautical term : ALEE
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___ cit. (footnote) : LOC
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Popular impersonator : LITTLE
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"It was ___ and his lass": Shak. : ALOVER
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Catfish : DORADS
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Neural networks : RETIA
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Showy bird : EGRET
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Young hooters : OWLETS
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Soaking wet : ASOP
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Devices emitting signals : BEEPERS
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Stepquote: Part IV : REVERYYEARAND
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___-de-lis : FLEUR
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Saw cords in bed : SNORE
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Govern : RULE
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Tackle; sack : DROP
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Like a ghost story : CREEPY
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Pantomimist : MUMMER
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Certifies under oath : ATTESTS
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"Il Trovatore" heroine : LEONORA
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TV sportscaster : COSELL
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Writer Thirkell : ANGELA
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Connors is one : NETMAN
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"And miles to go before ___": Frost : ISLEEP
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Tickle the keys idly : NOODLE
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Giggle : TITTER
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N.Y.C. subway : BMT
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Sine qua ___ : NON
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Burton's co-star in "Becket" : OTOOLE
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Complex of schools : SYSTEM
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In medias ___ : RES
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Cosset : PET
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Partitioned : SEPTATE
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Ancient Egyptian city : TANIS
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Ponders : MUSES
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"___ engaged in guessing ... ": Poe : ISAT
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Imprison : MURE
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"___ of Honey" : ATASTE
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Sights that are blights : EYESORES
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Young and Swit : LORETTAS
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Sea in Turkestan : ARAL
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Junior's Saturday evening post : TUB
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Lowered : DEBASED
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Abroad, to a Londoner : OVERSEA
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Where to get good marks : GERMANY
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Siberian antelopes : SAIGAS
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Les Etats-Unis : THEUSA
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Celtics' center : PARISH
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Starchy foodstuff : SALEP
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Wide blue yonder : ETHER
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Pardon : REMIT
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Stepquote: Part VI : EREVE
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Author of the Stepquote : LAMB
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Famed newspaper editor: 1819–97 : DANA
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River joining the Fulda : EDER
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Parson bird : TUI
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Cotton knot : NEP
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Spenserian hag : ATE
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Suffix with cook or rook : ERY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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