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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

STEP QUOTES

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1989

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 158, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 492 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 18, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19 Grid has repeated answers.
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,432
Across
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Commodity : WARE
5
Tender or hooker : BOAT
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"Sesame Street" grouch : OSCAR
14
Turkish chiefs : AGAS
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Like some modern music : ATONAL
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Cooked : DONE
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Agalite : TALC
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Grin broadly : BEAM
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Franchi or Mendes : SERGIO
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Glissaded : SLID
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See 1 Down : CHYOU
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What the passenger told the cabbie : STEP
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See 10 Down : PPENWO
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Devoured : ATE
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Hosp. denizens : DRS
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Fragrance : ODOR
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On a yacht, briefly : SLG
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Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
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Forerunner : ANCESTOR
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See 29 Across : NIT
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Norwegian kings : OLAFS
49
Antique auto : REO
50
Curtis and Bennett : TONYS
52
Of the ribs : COSTAL
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Too bad! : ALAS
58
Beloit or Berea : COLLEGE
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Alphabet opener, in Israel : ALEPH
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Person Cinderella said was cruel : STE
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Can. province : ONT
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Letter : EPISTLE
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Journalist Stewart : ALSOP
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Volume of sayings : ANA
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Ghislanzoni's great libretto : AIDA
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Creature on Australia's coat of arms : EMU
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"Ad ___ per Aspera," Kan. motto : ASTRA
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David, to Goliath : SMITER
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How the gradualist said he proceeds : STEPB
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See 44 Down : ALLSTEPFO
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See 62 Across : OTHER
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Comedienne Kelly et al. : PATSYS
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Shankar's companion : SITAR
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N.Y. subway line : IRT
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Mtg. : SESS
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___ de France : ILE
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Strassberg or Hayward : SUSAN
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___ Mauler (Dempsey) : MANASSA
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___ de veau : RIS
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See 79 Across : TEP
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Undo : ERASE
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What perils test : METTLES
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Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
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Comedian Russell : NIPSEY
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Chalkboard : SLATE
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Fuss : ADO
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Unisonally : ASONE
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What the politician was told to do : SID
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Scrutinizes : INSPECTS
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Commence : START
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Queen Sophia's predecessor : ENA
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Fledgling's abode : NEST
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D-H connection : EFG
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Possess : OWN
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See 114 Down : EPLADD
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See 115 Across : STEP
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See 96 Down : ORDWI
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Parnassian number : NINE
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Hand down or melt down : RENDER
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Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
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Alt. : ELEV
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Indigo plant : ANIL
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Rare sight at a singles bar : ESCORT
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Wan : PALE
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Ceramic piece : TILE
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Reduce a sail : REEF
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Judgment : SENSE
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Vegas machine : SLOT
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Takes a chair : SITS
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Actress ___ Isaacs Menken : ADAH
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Depend : RELY
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Construct a cipher : ENCODE
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Child's cover-up : BIB
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Cuprite and limnite : ORES
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Loving : AMATORY
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Domesticated : TAMED
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Alliance for Progress gp. : OAS
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What Hesse called one of his novels : STEP
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Marine body : CORPS
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Rich Norman cheese : ANGELOT
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Barometer : RAINGLASS
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Commercials : ADS
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___ Heights, in the Mideast : GOLAN
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Singer Baker : ANITA
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Sound heard from the herd : LOW
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See 1 Down : URSTEP
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See 29 Across : PON
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See 10 Down : OLF
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Cheap cigar : STOGIE
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What arroz is : RICE
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Springsteen was "Born" in it : USA
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Cinquefoil feature : ARC
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New: Comb. form : NEO
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Mountain pass : COL
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Part of Armstrong's statement : ONESMA
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Surpass : TOP
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Lowest female voices : ALTOS
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"Erie Canal" mule : SAL
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Keen : SHARP
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Abhor : LOATHE
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Years, to Yves : ANNEES
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Belle, Bart and Brenda : STARRS
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Vaults : LEAPS
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Slightest : LEAST
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See 62 Across : EPMO
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Okla. oil center : TULSA
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The end, in Epernay : LAFIN
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Aim high : ASPIRE
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Type of type : ITALIC
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Hate : DETEST
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Penn. is one : STA
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Durations : TERMS
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"Where ___," 1969 Kanin film : ITSAT
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See 79 Across : BYST
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Queues : LINES
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See 44 Down : ORAMAN
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Sleep, to Segovia : SUENO
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Feared fly : TSETSE
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Cowardly : SPINELESS
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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What Levin called his heroines : STEPFO
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In medias ___ : RES
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Sixteenth Hebrew letter : AYIN
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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N.Y. zone, at times : EDT
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Distress call : SOS
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Item for a shell : OAR
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Punishment for sin : PENANCE
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Actual : LITERAL
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What the painters said they needed : STE
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See 115 Across : DES
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Herons : EGRETS
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Sub detector : SONAR
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Cord : TWINE
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Sandy's orphaned owner : ANNIE
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Extra charge : ADDON
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Halts : STOPS
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Grand ___, Evangeline's home : PRE
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See 114 Down : DERS
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___ Alto : PALO
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Year in the reign of Pope Vigilius : DLII
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Ridge : WELT
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See 96 Down : IVES
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Pixie : ELF
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Beat for a P.O. man : RTE
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Rent : LET

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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