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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

STEPQUOTE

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 1972

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 623 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved."

David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 9-Down is as it appeared, but "millenium" should have been spelled "millennium."

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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,289
Across
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Start of Stepquote : THEREIS
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Trapeze artist : ACROBAT
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Chocks of wood : SPRAGS
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Bravery : HEROISM
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Showgirl : CHORINE
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Polished : ELEGANT
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Used up in part : ATEINTO
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Oberon's wife : TITANIA
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Decorative disks : PATERAE
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Open a barrel : TAP
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Republic since 1949 : EIRE
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Seaways : LANES
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Malacca : CANE
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U. K. lawmakers : MPS
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See 67 Down : WEST
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Strings group : CELLI
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Teacher's milestone : TENURE
40
Clan : SEPT
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Running wild : ARIOT
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Stepquote part : PLEASU
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White Nile tributary : SOBAT
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United: Fr. : UNIE
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Birth-control pioneer : SANGER
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State firmly : ASSERT
52
One on the run : RETREATER
54
Copycat : APER
56
Longhorns : STEERS
58
It crosses the bar : BEER
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Univ. students : SRS
60
Clergyman's terms : PASTORATES
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Magic number for 9 Down : IOOO
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Believe : DEEM
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Book reviewer : LITERATOR
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Accustomed: Var. : ENURED
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Tippets : SCARFS
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Son of Gad : AROD
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Numerical suffixes : THS
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Hesitated : FALTERED
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Start a golf game : TEEUP
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Brace : TWO
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Razzle-dazzle has four : ZEES
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Ring-shaped island : ATOLL
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Headland : NESS
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___ Elum, city in Washington : CLE
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Bald flier : EAGLE
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Mitigates : RELIEVES
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Hole-in-one : ACE
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Roofing item : TILE
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Beauty-shop process : DYEING
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Dickens heroine : DORRIT
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Passed through : TRANSITED
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Pub order : PINT
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Berg's "Der ___" : WEIN
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Amulet : PHYLACTERY
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Bellwether : RAM
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Hunter's call : TOHO
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Put on a feast : REGALE
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Thrust : STAB
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Discomfiture : ABASHMENT
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Lightning flash : STREAK
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Blue-penciled : EDITED
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Dam : MARE
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Less recent : OLDER
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Stepquote part : HANINB
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Water plant : ALGA
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Secular : LAICAL
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Gives it a whirl : TRIES
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Ferry's berth : SLIP
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June beetle : DOR
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Taphole plug : BOTT
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Hector : TEASE
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Tooth or spike : TINE
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Since : AGO
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Mystical interpretation : ANAGOGE
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Rank : STATION
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Of homelanders: Sp. : NATIVOS
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"There ___ a cab when you want one" : NEVERIS
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Income : REVENUE
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Altar shelf : GRADINE
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Assails : SETSAT
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Sandy : ARENOSE
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End of Stepquote : BELOVED
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"___ no lady . . . " : THATWAS
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Greek courtesan : HETAERA
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Enzyme : EREPSIN
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"Vive le ___!" : ROI
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"___ Kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Suffix with real and ideal : ISTIC
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Stepquote part : SMOREP
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Function : ACT
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Believers in the millenium : CHILIASTS
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Roster : ROTA
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Developer of I.Q. tests : BINET
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Cordial flavorings : ANISES
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Bohea or jasmine : TEA
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Apart : SEPARATED
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Buttonwoods : PLANETREES
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Network : RETE
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Golden or dog's : AGE
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Goats, etc. : GARMENTS
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More pungent : SNAPPIER
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Bed canopies : TESTERS
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Kind of cigarette : CUBEB
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Dignified : TOGATED
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___ Antilles : LESSER
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Hide ___ hair : NOR
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Latin pronoun : SUA
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Gentle heat : TEPOR
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Episcopacy : SEE
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Stepquote part : UREINLOVINGTH
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Appraise anew : RERATE
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Fingerling : TROUTLET
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Puts up : ERECTS
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Yes, indeed : RATHER
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Third-year deer: Brit. : SORELS
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Like some silverware : PLATED
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Jet route : AIRWAY
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Straight man : STOOGE
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Kind of salad : TOSSED
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"Slowly ___ the lea" : OER
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Life jacket, with 34 Across : MAE
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Lunch joints : EATERIES
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Tenfold : DENARY
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Read aloud : RECITE
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Stepquote author : FULLER
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Quick : SPEEDY
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A cut above Truman's Deal : FAIRER
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Transfer designs : DECALS
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Acme : ZENITH
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Where Church meets Bible : SENATE
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Backtalk : LIP
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Moo : LOW
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Choice morsels: Var. : TITBITS
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Stepquote source : GNOMOLOGIA
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Castles in ___ : THEAIR
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Oodles : SCADS
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What's new : THELATEST
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In rich supply : PLENTEOUS
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Islamic fasting period : RAMADAN
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Ear shells : ABALONES
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German nobleman : MARGRAVE
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Piece of gossip : ONDIT
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Sky Altar : ARA
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Poseidon's realm : SEA
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Do cable stitching : KNIT
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City of Israel : TELAVIV
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Daughter of Icarius : ERIGONE
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Testified : DEPOSED
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Special kind of dog : RATTER
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Stepquote part : BEINGB
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Pad of A.W.O.L. : LEAVE
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Delusion's partner : SNARE
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Round Table knight : BORS
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Solar deity : ATEN
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___-Japanese War : SINO
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Understand : GET
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Mrs. in Madrid : SRA
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Ceremonial words : IDO

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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