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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

STEPQUOTE

New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 1971

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,862
Across
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Start of a six-word Stepquote ending at 115 Across : IMAGI
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Recorder of events : CHRONIST
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Estate : ACRES
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Gone up : ARISEN
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___ roof : RAISETHE
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Perkins purple : MAUVE
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Yacht's home : MARINA
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Author of Stepquote : EINSTEIN
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Items of interest : ANA
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London artery : STRAND
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Even: Brit. : SMEETH
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Ring decision : TKO
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Notch : NICK
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Jots : IOTAS
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Sailors' saint : ELMO
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Artist from Spain : DALI
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Augury : OMEN
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Source of cameline oil : DODDERSEED
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Buttercups' kin : ANEMONES
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Marsh : FEN
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Shows disdain : SNEERS
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Gallimaufry : OLIO
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Ten, for Cicero : DECEM
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Lingers : TARRIES
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Beaches : SANDS
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Calms a patient : SEDATES
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Prepares to drive : TEESUP
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TV camera screen : GOBO
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School subject : MATH
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Road stopover : MOTEL
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Teases : RIBS
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Part of Stepquote : OREIMPORTAN
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Loser to Braddock : BAER
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Hockey star : ORR
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Name for Rayburn : MRSAM
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"___ a man with . . . " : IMET
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Atramentous fluids : INKS
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Garden tool : WEEDER
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"On ___" (Source of Stepquote) : SCIENCE
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Seed covering : TESTA
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More rigorous : SEVERER
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Feudal domestics : ESNES
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Ruler in Teheran : SHAH
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Harmoniously : INSTEP
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Places to eat : TEAROOMS
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Chews : MASTICATES
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South of Ky. : TENN
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Indonesian boat : PRAU
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Snack spread : PATE
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Gnawed: It. : ROSO
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City in Pripet Marshes : PINSK
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Yemen capital : SANA
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Caliph's name : ALI
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Clobber : BEATUP
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Priscilla's in-laws : ALDENS
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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Small papal coin : PAOLO
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Gregarious : SOCIABLE
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Kind of rock : OOLITE
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Successor to H. H. H. : AGNEW
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Tiptoer's opposite : TRAMPLER
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Sausage : WIENER
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Stands the gaff : LASTS
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Cook and Baker : SENATORS
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End of Stepquote : LEDGE
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Man from Tabriz : IRANIAN
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Wondrous event : MIRACLE
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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Clan : GENS
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Part of Stepquote : INATIONISMO
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Invents : CREATES
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Island off China : HAINAN
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Cocktail garnishes : RINDS
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Wild Bill Donovan's org. : OSS
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Trawler equipment : NETS
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Noted, as a detail : ITEMED
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Escutcheons : SHIELDS
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Inner-city sight : TENEMENT
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Edsel : CAR
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Like certain paints : RUSTRESISTANT
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Called forth : EVOKED
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Madrileño : SENOR
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"Private Lives" heroine : AMANDA
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Man's slipper : ROMEO
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Tried to claw : TOREAT
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Dressing gowns : KIMONOS
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___ l'Etang (French port) : BERRE
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Bivouac break-ups : DECAMPMENTS
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"Had ___ many" : ONETOO
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Withered : SERE
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Glory or maid : OLD
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Nourished : FED
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Gape : DEHISCE
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Part of prosody : METRICS
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Calif. motto : EUREKA
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Bowsprits : SPARS
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Evening party : SOIREE
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Inc., co., etc. : ABBREVIATIONS
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Suffixes with mob and gang : STERS
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"___ as a seal . . . " : SETME
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Develops : GROWS
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Inlet : ARM
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Henry James heroine : MAISIE
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Part of Stepquote : NTTHANKNOWL
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Chess pieces : BISHOPS
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Stupid : DENSE
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Whilom : ERST
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Join the pensioners : RETIRE
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Concha : EAR
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Glides downhill again : RECOASTS
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Import : SENSE
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R. I. Senator : PASTORE
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Proffers : TENDERS
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Ciceronian activity : ORATING
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Marine mammal : MANATEE
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More polished : SUAVER
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White wine : MALAGA
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Fruit-eating bird : TOUCAN
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Steering device : TILLER
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Of Paul or Pius : PAPAL
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Picasso : PABLO
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Yields : BOWS
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Cotton : PIMA
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Silk: Fr. : SOIE
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Court call : LET
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Suitable : APT
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Conducted : LED

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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