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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1965

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted as wise."

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,754
Across
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Start of an 11-word quotation descending in steps to 142 Across. : EVENAFO
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State. : ALASKA
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Jewel units. : CARATS
20
Handel's "Messiah." : ORATORIO
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Praying ___. : MANTIS
22
Where the "old woman" lived. : INASHOE
24
Blue-flowered herb. : HAREBELL
25
Interim. : BREATHINGSPELL
27
Doctrines. : ISMS
28
Tenderfoots. : NEWCOMERS
30
That: Fr. : CELA
31
Harem room. : ODA
32
Gallic affirmative. : OUI
33
Suffering: Prefix. : PATHO
34
N.Y.'s summer time: Abbr. : EDT
35
Appoint. : NAME
36
Fruit decay. : BLET
37
Mr. Dillon of TV. : ARNESS
39
Part of the "Stepquote." : ENH
41
Hartebeest. : LECAMA
43
Chaplain. : PADRE
44
Reticulated. : NETTY
45
Cause. : GENERATE
47
Turmoil. : WELTER
48
___ emma (A.M.) : ACK
50
Laughing sound. : HOHO
51
Home of the Mustangs. : SMU
52
Certain hunters. : SEALERS
53
Carbon. : GRAPHITE
57
Part of the "Stepquote." : OLD
59
Source of "Stepquote." : PROVERBS
61
Come-on. : LURE
62
___-Coburg. : SAXE
64
Educated. : LETTERED
66
Nebraska City's county. : OTOE
69
Echidna's diet. : ANTS
70
Pundit. : SWAMI
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Good old man: Sp. : TIO
73
One or all. : ANY
74
Compound. : YARD
75
Home of the Violets. : NYU
76
Chicle fancier. : GUMCHEWER
79
Spring time in Paris. : MAI
80
Tennyson poem. : DORA
82
Supporting. : FOR
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Word of contempt. : POH
85
Vociferous. : NOISY
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Confined. : PENT
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Brahmin. : SNOB
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Xenephon's classic. : ANABASIS
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A Delano. : SARA
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Progress. : ONGO
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Part of the Roman fleet. : TRIREMES
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Part of the "Stepquote." : SPE
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November stay-at-home. : NONVOTER
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Thronged. : SHOALED
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Longear. : ASS
105
Corvine calls. : CAWS
107
Sight or insight. : KEN
108
Horses' teeth. : TUSHES
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Instruct beforehand. : PRETEACH
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Thruway exits. : RAMPS
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Son of Zeus and Callisto. : ARCAS
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Autocrat. : CAESAR
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Part of the "Stepquote." : EIS
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Musical note. : ASHARP
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Collier's vehicle. : TRAM
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Hand: Prefix. : CHIR
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Snaffle. : BIT
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Piano exercise. : SCALE
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Caviar. : ROE
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Author Fleming. : IAN
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___ uproar. : INAN
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Equinoctial event in New England. : LINESTORM
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Bird. : KITE
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Drake's formidable array. : SHIPSOFTHELINE
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Still capped. : UNOPENED
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Italian officer. : TENENTE
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Truckload. : ONETON
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Bowling game. : NINEPEGS
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Imprinted. : DINTED
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The Negev. : DESERT
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End of the "Stepquote." : TEDWISE
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Obliteration. : ERASURE
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Western "bad guy." : VARMINT
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Vous ___. : ETES
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___ Hill, in S. F. : NOB
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Sports structures. : ARENAS
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Boneless piece. : FILET
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Part of the "Stepquote." : OOLWHE
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Early pulpit. : AMBO
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Tear: Fr. : LARME
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___ in a haystack. : ANEEDLE
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Track officials. : STARTERS
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Outfits. : KITS
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Timber tree. : ASH
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Movie, in England. : CINEMA
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Standpoint. : ANGLE
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Tabula ___. : RASA
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"Worm of the Nile." : ASP
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General source of the "Stepquote." : THEOLDTESTAMENT
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Pipe patcher. : SOLDERER
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Buckeye. : OHIOAN
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Snapping beetles. : ELATERS
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What "veni" means. : ICAME
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African republic. : CONGO
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College course, for short. : PSYCH
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Thoreau's inspiration. : NATURE
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Retriever, at Forest Hills. : BALLBOY
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Public storehouses. : ETAPES
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Part of the "Stepquote." : HEHO
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Foster's "___ Races." : CAMPTOWN
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Burrel or Seckel. : PEAR
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"Old ___," Cromwell nickname. : NOLL
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Scraggy. : WEEDY
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Piece of candy. : KISS
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Star of David. : HEXAGRAM
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Explorer Hedin. : SVEN
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Endocrines. : GLANDS
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"Guys and Dolls" author. : RUNYON
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Great name in music. : ARTUROTOSCANINI
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Marble. : TAW
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Part of the "Stepquote." : DETHHIS
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Coast dwellers. : ORARIANS
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Cassowary's cousin. : EMU
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Oxford. : TIE
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Color. : ORANGE
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City ___. : EDITOR
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Cul-de-sacs. : IMPASSES
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Variety of lettuce. : COS
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Orion's beloved. : EOS
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Presidential first name. : ABRAHAM
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Passengers. : FARES
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United. : ONED
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Hit show sign. : SRO
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O'Neill hero. : YANK
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City in India. : POONAH
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Porter. : BEARER
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Humane society. : SPCA
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De Ré and d'Yeu. : ILES
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Part of the "Stepquote." : EACE
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Quatrain. : VERSE
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Type of totalitarian. : STATIST
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Cheered. : HURRAHED
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Abstract sculptures. : STABILES
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Card game. : WHIST
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Makeup. : PAINT
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Green mineral. : ERINITE
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Certain paintings. : MARINES
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Patron's concern. : PROTEGE
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Expedites. : SPEEDS
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Rubbed. : CHAFED
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Part of the "Stepquote." : SCOUNT
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Nut. : ALMOND
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Part of a "grand." : CNOTE
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Music man. : TENOR
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Golfer Palmer. : ARNIE
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Berlin's "Say It ___ So." : ISNT
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Term in phonetics. : LENE
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Mailed. : SENT
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Military cap. : KEPI
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Corral. : PEN
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Scuttle. : HOD
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Church seat. : PEW

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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