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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1965

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 515 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "Great things are done when men and mountains meet."

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,958
Across
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Start of a 9-word "Stepquote" ending at 127 Across. : GREATTH
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Futile: Slang. : NODICE
14
Site of Plaza del Oriente. : MADRID
20
Great Italian actress, 1821–1905. : RISTORI
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"___ you and I!" : EVENAS
22
"___ to pray." : ANDONE
23
Feeling. : EMOTION
24
Purchaser of Manhattan. : MINUIT
25
Withstand. : RESIST
26
Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
27
Ceramic cups with handles. : TYGS
29
Lamenter. : SORROWER
31
___ Genevieve. : STE
32
Entre ___. : NOUS
34
Part of the "Stepquote." : SAR
36
Game. : TENNIS
37
Musial. : STAN
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Resulted. : ENSUED
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Sans-___. : GENE
43
Part of RSVP. : SIL
44
Inkling. : SCENT
45
Go before. : PRECEDE
47
Menu heading. : ALACARTE
49
"Comedy of Errors" role. : ADRIANA
52
Part of the "Stepquote." : ONE
54
Kid or cub. : ANIMAL
55
Of a Council of 1545–63. : TRENTINE
57
Gimlets. : AWLS
59
Wears away. : ABRADES
63
Speck. : MOTE
64
Roman date. : MDII
66
Grant's first name. : HIRAM
68
Doctrine. : CREDO
69
Shoulder: Prefix. : OMO
70
Hersey book, 1956. : ASINGLEPEBBLE
73
Man: Lat. : VIR
74
Fathers. : SIRES
76
Actor Alain ___. : DELON
77
Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
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Flooring. : TILE
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Of tribal emblems. : TOTEMIC
81
"This one is ___." : ONME
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Patio screens. : LATTICES
85
Priest's basin. : LAVABO
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Part of the "Stepquote." : ENA
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Most intense. : KEENEST
90
Hardening of tissues. : SCLEROMA
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Pleasant odor. : INCENSE
95
One of the Schumanns. : CLARA
96
Sum, es, ___. : EST
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Taro root. : EDDO
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___ David. : STAROF
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Spoils. : ROTS
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Unctious. : GREASY
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Part of the "Stepquote." : MOU
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Handel opera. : NERO
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Stamps on. : TRAMPLES
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Joint. : KNEE
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Remote. : FAR
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Strongest wood in N. Z. : PURIRI
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Homeric. : EPICAL
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Road crew's task. : TARRING
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Ear part. : TRAGUS
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___ Strait, off Japan. : NEMURO
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Classify. : ARRANGE
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Old trumpet call. : SENNET
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Timorous. : TREPID
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End of the "Stepquote." : INSMEET
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General in 1776. : GREENE
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Syrian god, in the Bible. : RIMMON
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Town on the Hudson. : ESOPUS
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Go ___ (get cracking). : TOIT
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City on the Hudson. : TROY
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Part of the "Stepquote." : HINGS
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Thread: Prefix. : NEM
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Sheep genus. : OVIS
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Show. : DENOTE
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Toughen. : INURE
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Terriers. : CAIRNS
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Citizen of Tallinn. : ESTONIAN
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Equines. : MARES
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Amorite chief, in Genesis. : ANER
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Medical degree. : DDS
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Revel. : ROISTER
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Immediate. : INSTANT
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Step toward peace. : DETENTE
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Wise. : SAGE
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Author of the "Stepquote" ("Gnomic Verses"). : WILLIAMBLAKE
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Abject. : SUPINE
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Part of the "Stepquote." : REDO
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Ladderlike. : SCALAR
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It was: Lat. : ERAT
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Overalls. : DENIMS
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Baby girl: Sp. : NENA
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Hard to find. : SCARCE
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Funt's fun. : CANDIDCAMERA
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Envoy: Abbr. : AMB
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Maximally. : ATMOST
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"Comedy of Errors" role. : DROMIO
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Lab vessel. : RETORT
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Part of the "Stepquote." : EWHENME
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___ as a beet. : ASRED
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German article. : EINE
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___ service. : LIP
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Scheme. : DEVICE
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Roman officials. : EDILES
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Most vexatious. : SOREST
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Aleut's home. : IGLOO
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Tasman. : ABEL
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Capital of Eritrea. : ASMARA
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Actor Chaney. : LON
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Delays. : LATENS
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Snigglers. : EELERS
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Small moth. : TINEAN
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Nobel Prize writer Andric. : IVO
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Tennyson heroine. : ENID
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Check. : TEST
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Bargain ___. : BASEMENT
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Part of the "Stepquote." : ANDM
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Hollywood specialties. : SCRIPTS
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Filibuster foiler. : CLOTURE
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Roman palace. : LATERAN
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One of mom's roles. : COOK
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Telegraph key. : TAPPER
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Medicine chest item. : EYECUP
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Clarify. : REFINE
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Mandarin. : ORANGE
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Overlook. : FORGET
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Ground grain. : GRIST
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Viscous mud. : SLIME
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Part of the "Stepquote." : UNTAI
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Simon-pure. : TRUE
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Rani's gown. : SARI
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Merit. : EARN
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Slips. : ERRS
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Dashboard abbreviation. : IGN
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Danish weight. : LOD
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Aries. : RAM

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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