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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE"

New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 1969

40-Down : Blues

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19 Grid has duplicate clues.
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "The man who can make hard things easy is the educator."

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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,225
Across
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Start of an 11-word "Stepquote" ending at 143 Across : THEMAN
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Misfit of W. W. II : SADSACK
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Lorraine's partner : ALSACE
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White's "___ from the Fortieth Floor" : THEVIEW
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Interstices : AREOLAE
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Peter made three : DENIALS
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Encore for boxers : REMATCH
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Argentine seaport : LAPLATA
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Stepquote source : JOURNAL
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Words of confidence : ICAN
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What debeo means : IOWE
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Indian weight : TOLA
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Tam-tam : GONG
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Prefix for gram or logue : DIA
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Boone : PAT
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Type of bigot : RACIST
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False : UNTRUE
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Two cups : PINT
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Sheep : OVINE
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Stepquote part : ANMAKE
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Style name : DIOR
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Flood and spring : TIDES
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Flee : DECAMP
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Vaughan et al . : SARAHS
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TV cabinets : CONSOLES
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Barkley : VEEP
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Write a music score : NOTATE
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Paris subway : METRO
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Lone : SOLITARY
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Heel over : CAREEN
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Terminal : DISTAL
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Cap-___ : APIE
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Funny fellows : RIOTS
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Isle of the oracle : DELOS
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Cognition : NOESIS
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Tennis terms : LETS
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Theater section : LOGE
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Scattering : STREWING
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Moist : DAMP
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Nobel product : TNT
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Goes out on a limb : RUNSTHERISK
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Indiana Indians : WEA
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No longer new : USED
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Emergency care : FIRSTAID
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Where Zeno taught : STOA
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Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
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Calm : SERENE
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Not for all the ___ China : TEAIN
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Staggers : REELS
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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Estimate : ASSESS
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See 57 Across : SINGLE
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Summoned back : RECALLED
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For ___ sake! : PETES
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Mend the oxfords : RESOLE
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Ruined city in Iran : SUSA
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Fish spears : TRIDENTS
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Logomachy : DEBATE
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Be frugal : SCRIMP
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The mating game : CHESS
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Layer : TIER
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Stepquote part : ASYIST
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Levant or Hammerstein : OSCAR
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Zola's "Le ___" (1888) : REVE
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Military lodging : BILLET
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With the result : SOTHAT
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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St. Pierre : ILE
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Buffoon : MIME
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Yemeni : ARAB
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Sediment : LEES
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Struck : SMIT
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Citizens of Valletta : MALTESE
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Bohemian composer : SMETANA
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Flaccid : EPICENE
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Stepquote author : EMERSON
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Baby hare : LEVERET
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Expanded : DILATED
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"Thanatopsis" poet : BRYANT
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Cuban province : ORIENTE
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End of Stepquote : UCATOR
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Novel by R. P. Warren (1959) : THECAVE
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Sanguineous : HEMATIC
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Author Hunter : EVAN
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Mass. campus : MIT
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Spore clusters of rust fungi : AECIA
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Stepquote part : NWHOCA
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Willy Loman : SALESMAN
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Gov't. branch : DEPT
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Concert rendition : SOLO
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Babylonian deity : ALALU
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___ mouse game : CATAND
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Large parrot : KEA
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Recessed : ADJOURNED
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Close-fitting : SNUG
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Publicize : AIR
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Voltaire hero : CANDIDE
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Malbin, Stritch, etc. : ELAINES
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Camera support : TRIPOD
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Jalousie parts : SLATS
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Comes in first : WINS
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Make neat : GROOM
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Convened again : REMET
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Old card games : TAROCS
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Twitch : TIC
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Guided : PILOTED
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Blues : NAVIES
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Judo exercises : KATA
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Stepquote part : EHARDTHINGSEA
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Body part : TORSO
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Brilliant gray : PEARL
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See 38 Down : STEERED
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Goad : STING
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A ___ (presumptive) : PRIORI
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Sniggler : EELER
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Break of continuity : SALTUS
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Bounding main : OPENSEA
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Scatters trash : LITTERS
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Dieter's dish : YOGURT
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Not at all : NOWISE
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"Not so deep ___ ... " : ASAWELL
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Citrus drink : LIMEADE
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Makes taut : TENSES
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Carrie or Kenny : SISTER
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Dug : SPADED
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Type of glass : STAINED
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Uganda group: Var. : NKOLES
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Elevator's neighbor : STAIR
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Scorn : DESPISE
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Olivia's clown : FESTE
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Spore sac : ASCUS
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Teeth : MOLARS
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Obligations : NEEDS
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Passes on : RELAYS
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Opinion : SENTIMENT
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Tennis strokes : LOBS
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Neckcloth : ASCOT
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Fence stairs : STILE
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Bleach : ETIOLATE
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"Behold ___ of God ... " : THELAMB
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Convivial one : REVELER
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Salt: Fr. : SEL
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This, in Spain : ESTE
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"___ bury Caesar ... " : ICOMETO
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Seaman : MARINER
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Babbled : PRATED
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Malfeasant's act : CRIME
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Fruit-juice gadget : REAMER
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Stepquote part : THEEDU
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Wisent : BISON
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"Three Coins" fountain : TREVI
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Pueblo site : MESA
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Bossy's home : BARN
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Skiddoo : SCAT
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Essay : TRY
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Road sign : SLO
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Trampoline : NET
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Bantu language : ILA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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