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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

STEPQUOTE

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1981

Author:
E.T.M.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "The fashion wears out more apparel than the man."

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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,534
Across
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Start of Stepquote : THEFA
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Pinch : SWIPE
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Angular-measurement units : RADIANS
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Props : SHORES
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Unbent : THAWED
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Resilient : ELASTIC
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Any La. county : PARISH
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Balzac : HONORE
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Stepquote source, for short : MUCHADO
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A neighbor of Ga. : ALA
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Tendon : SINEW
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Antithesis of outgo : INCOME
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Bright saying : MOT
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Liturgy : RITE
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Stepquote: Part III : ONWEAR
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Scene of the Tell legend : URI
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Rialto : MART
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Vitiate : TAINT
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Merchandise : WARES
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Associates of the Lincolns : STANTONS
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Of a battery terminal : ANODAL
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Send on a detour : REROUTE
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Former initials at Cairo : UAR
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Malefic : EVIL
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Immerse : DOUSE
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Set of a sort : FMRADIO
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Love poem or song : MADRIGAL
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"I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
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Facing a glacier : STOSS
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"Bullets," in poker : ACES
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Ally of Abraham : ANER
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Casabas : MELONS
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Army : HOST
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Small flounder : DAB
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Garnish for pasta : TOMATOSAUCE
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Major, in music : DUR
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Slippery one : ELUDER
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Budge : STIR
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Durrell heroine : CLEA
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Bogged down : MIRED
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Incensed : IRATE
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Most rigid : SEVEREST
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Not Occidental : EASTERN
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Winner at Gettysburg : MEADE
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Strike out : DELE
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Noted cartoonist : REA
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Comply with an R.S.V.P. : RESPOND
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More expensive : DEARER
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Makes a gleeful, snorting sound : CHORTLES
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Feet, to Fabius : PEDES
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___ acids : AMINO
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Red 1 and Blue 5 : DYES
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Sunglo, e.g. : TEA
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Stepquote: Part V : ARELTH
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"Star Wars" hero : SOLO
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Execration : HATRED
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"___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
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Flange : RIM
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Poe's adjective for Lenore : RADIANT
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League of Nations seat : GENEVA
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Autochthonous : NATIVE
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Tidy : INORDER
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Los ___, N.M. : ALAMOS
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Not so fresh : TRITER
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Speaker of the quotation : CONRADE
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Librarian's device : DATER
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End of Stepquote : HEMAN
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Comic : THALIAN
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Hamlet's friend : HORATIO
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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___ up (spill the beans) : FESS
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Stepquote: Part II : ASHIO
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Gave abundantly : SHOWERED
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Peaked : WAN
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___ Jima : IWO
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Beautiful woman : PERI
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First place : EDEN
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Shark's hanger-on : REMORA
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About 8 percent of earth's crust : ALUMINUM
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Freshwater fish : DACE
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Kabibble : ISH
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Cossack chief : ATAMAN
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Strong smells : NIDORS
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"Kenilworth" author : SCOTT
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Capital of Laconia : SPARTA
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___ of 1812 : THEWAR
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Dir. from Paris to Calais : NNW
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Adjective for a koala : CUTE
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Nobelist in Physiology or Medicine: 1954 : ENDERS
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Prefix with plane : AERO
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Stepquote: Part IV : RSOUTMOREAPPA
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Photographer married to Arthur Miller : MORATH
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Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
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Dallas and Kowalski : STELLAS
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Rackstraw and Deadeye : TARS
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Bind up the wounds : LIGATE
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Plaintiffs : USEES
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Base for cosmetics : LANOLIN
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Liked : FANCIED
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Note-pad artwork : DOODLE
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Campaign concerns : ISSUES
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"Lady Inger of ___," Ibsen play : OSTRAT
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Bovary, for one : MADAME
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University in Nova Scotia : ACADIA
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Interdicts : DEBARS
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Sifaka or potto : LEMUR
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Chawbacons : LOUTS
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Hero desired by Amneris : RADAMES
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Was adequate : SERVED
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Rollers in Robespierre's day : TETES
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Subways on the Continent : METROS
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Soft candies : CREAMS
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Does : DEER
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Birthplace of Zeno : ELEA
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Caned : RATTANED
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Take-charge person : DOER
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Try : ENDEAVOR
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Erect : REAR
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Triangles : DELTAS
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Popular song of 1926 : RIORITA
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Animate : ENLIVEN
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Hostel patron : ROOMER
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Role Hampden played 1,000 times : CYRANO
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Unpleasant way to meet : HEADON
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Nice note : LETTRE
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Lincoln Memorial column style : DORIC
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Stepquote: Part VI : HANTH
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"Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
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Hoople's cry : EGAD
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With 110 Down, a poet : DELA
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See above : MARE
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Kind of vb. : IRR
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Cole or Turner : NAT
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Friend, in Aberdeen : EME
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Comedian Conway : TIM

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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