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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE"

New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1968

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "The achievement of justice is an endless process."

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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,896
Across
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Start of an eight-word "Stepquote" ending at 129 Across : THEACH
7
Biggins : CAPS
11
Did piece work : JOBBED
17
Island group in the Tongas : HAABAI
18
Rare Ben : JONSON
20
Drugs : OPIATES
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Infuriate : ENRAGE
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Additional appellation : AGNAME
24
Song lyricist : HARBACH
25
Mountain pass : COL
26
Uniform : EVEN
28
Field hockey team : ELEVEN
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Town near Joplin : LAMAR
31
Bird: Lat. : AVIS
33
Part of the "Stepquote" : EMEN
35
"East of Eden" family : TRASKS
37
African title : SIDI
38
Bakers' shovels : PEELS
40
Feels for : PITIES
42
Mr. Pecksniff : SETH
44
Ship-shaped clock : NEF
45
Lord Fauntleroy : ERROL
46
Art shop pigment : IRONRED
48
Next : NEAREST
50
Disappear : WEAROFF
52
Ships collectively : TONNAGE
54
Isaac Bickerstaff : STEELE
56
Part of the "Stepquote" : JUS
58
Parents' ideal : OBEDIENCE
62
Himalayan guide : SHERPA
63
Pitted : STONED
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Construct : FORM
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Move briskly : NIP
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Indeed : YEA
69
"Gedichte" poet : HEINE
70
Pointer used in synagogues : YAD
73
Mfrs. group : NAM
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Superficies : AREA
76
Very intense : FIERCE
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1885 novel : RAMONA
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Teacher or principal : PRECEPTOR
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Part of the "Stepquote" : EIS
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Escapade : SCRAPE
86
Certain performers : TOREROS
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Poltroon : DASTARD
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A Belmont : ELEANOR
93
Site of U. of the South : SEWANEE
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Harangue : ORATE
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Favorite ___ : SON
100
Kind of novel : SAGA
102
Lupin of fiction : ARSENE
103
Vacillate : WAVER
104
Small bay : COVE
106
Neighbor of France : SUISSE
108
Part of the "Stepquote" : NDLE
110
Part of Egypt: Arab. : SINA
111
"Fidelio" : OPERA
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Nearly : ALMOST
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Neon : GAS
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Hammock occupant : RELAXER
120
Necessitate : ENTAIL
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Cheer up : SOLACE
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Jogged : TROTTED
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Fishermen : EELERS
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Vienna park : PRATER
127
Runcible ___ : SPOONS
128
Galley mark : DELE
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End of the "Stepquote" : ROCESS
Down
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N.E. locale : THECAPE
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N. H. town : HANOVER
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Sooner : EARLIER
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Desert robe : ABA
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Bingo device : CAGE
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Part of the "Stepquote" : HIEVE
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Gear tooth : COG
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Scott heroine : ANNE
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Prayer book adjunct : PSALTER
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Literary middle name : SOMERSET
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Author of the "Stepquote" : JOHNKENNEDY
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1941 initials : OPA
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Spin logs : BIRL
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Rich cakes : BABAS
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Cotton : ETAMINE
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Time periods : DECADES
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Month, in Lisbon : JANEIRO
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Short ___ : SHRIFT
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Sway : EMPIRE
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Letter : ESS
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Less busy : SLOWER
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Part of the "Stepquote" : NTOFJ
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Place : STEAD
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Disney dwarf : SLEEPY
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Instilling agent : INFUSER
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Holy: Prefix : HAGI
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___'s bit : DOONE
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Ledge : REEF
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Seed wings : ALAE
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Nautical direction : NBE
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Sew, in a way : SHIRR
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Sioux's home : TEPEE
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Part of the "Stepquote" : STICE
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Type of union, for short : NONOP
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Gantry ___ : CRANE
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1816 novel : EMMA
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Impulsive : SNAP
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Iroquoians : ONEIDAS
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Amateur yachtsmen : AFTERGUARDS
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Submarine sandwiches : HEROS
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Reliquary : ARCA
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Famed legist : DARROW
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___ part : ACTA
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Comparative suffix : IOR
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Cloth : MADRAS
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Ages and ages : EONS
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Outriggers : PROAS
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Part of the "Stepquote" : SANEN
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Strengthens : STEELS
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Mature : SEASONED
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Medieval silks : SENDALS
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Convoy : ESCORT
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Inchworms : LOOPERS
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Surround : ENVELOP
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Contend : WRESTLE
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Fly a plane : AVIGATE
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Good cards : TENACES
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India-rubber items : ERASERS
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Trouble : AIL
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Thalia's sister : ERATO
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Capt. Hook's henchman : SMEE
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Part of the "Stepquote" : ESSPR
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Have an ___ grind : AXTO
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Liang : TAEL
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See 86 Across : TORO
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Poetic time : EEN
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Wrath : IRE
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Fond du ___ : LAC

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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