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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

"STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1965

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 516 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, 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, "I'm not a politician, and my other habits are good."

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,817
Across
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Start of a 10-word quotation descending in steps to 123 Across. : IMNO
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St. ___. : IVES
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Quiet. : HUSH
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Welsh solar divinity. : LLEW
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Clobber. : CLOUT
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Sample. : TASTE
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Olav's city. : OSLO
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Ponselle role. : AIDA
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Corporeal channel. : AORTA
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Independent. : AUTONOMOUS
25
Half peck: Bibl. : OMER
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Orthographers don't. : MISSPELL
28
Interstice. : PORE
29
Settle down. : DESCEND
31
Caucho. : ULE
32
Part of the "Stepquote." : OLITI
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Harems. : SERAGLIOS
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___ say. : SOTO
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Type of noun: Abbr. : MASC
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Spa specialty. : CURE
40
Remarks. : NOTES
43
Land of romance. : ARDEN
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Goldwater's "Where ___." : ISTAND
48
Madrileña. : SENORA
49
"Eggbeater." : COPTER
51
Stumper. : FACER
52
Canticle. : ODE
54
Nothing. : NIL
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In the ___ luxury. : LAPOF
56
Opera roles. : MANONS
57
Odorous. : REDOLENT
60
City on the Oka. : OREL
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Conclusion. : FINALE
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Persian fabric. : SUSI
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Thisbe's beloved. : PYRAMUS
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Part of the "Stepquote." : NDMYO
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Corrected. : EMENDED
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Coward. : NOEL
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Ethyl acetates. : ESTERS
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Metric unit. : KILO
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Grappled. : WRESTLED
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"Cat ___ Tin Roof." : ONAHOT
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French writer. : SAGAN
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City in SE France. : AIX
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Tokyo of old. : EDO
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Pens: Var. : STYES
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Heathens. : PAGANS
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Typewriter part. : SPACER
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The Egyptian. : NASSER
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Full. : SATED
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U.S. writer. : HECHT
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Former chess champion. : EUWE
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Pillboxes. : HATS
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Missile pit. : SILO
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Puffball. : TOADSTOOL
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Part of the "Stepquote." : ABITS
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Colloid. : GEL
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Signifies. : DENOTES
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Woody herbs. : RUES
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Damage of a sort. : BREAKAGE
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Olympian. : ARES
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Listens. : LENDSANEAR
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Western show. : RODEO
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Bon Silène. : ROSE
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Step ___! : ONIT
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Validity. : FORCE
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Choirboys' collars. : ETONS
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Turn's mate. : TOSS
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Utah symbol. : SEGO
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Author of "Drums." : BOYD
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End of the "Stepquote." : GOOD
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Panay port. : ILOILO
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Telegraph key. : MORSETAPPER
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Filberts. : NUTS
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Part of the "Stepquote." : OTAPO
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Man from Tuscany. : ITALIAN
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Arches. : VAULTS
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Sum, es, ___. : EST
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Nonplus. : STOP
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Sports event. : HOMERUN
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Group serving servicemen. : USO
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New sea ice. : SLUDGE
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Golf-club socket. : HOSEL
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Statue in the Vatican. : LAOCOON
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Dolomite. : LIMESTONE
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"East of ___." : EDEN
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Author of the "Stepquote." : WARD
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Nobelist author, 1957. : CAMUS
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Father of Cainan. : ENOS
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Mine vehicles. : ORECARS
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Playwright Rice. : ELMER
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___ die. : SINE
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Part of the "Stepquote." : ICIANAN
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Zeal. : ARDOR
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Buntings. : ORTOLANS
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Neighbor of Albion. : ERIN
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Ancient mariner. : SALT
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Put off: Abbr. : DEF
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Ducking-stool candidate. : SCOLD
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Kin of flats. : TENEMENTS
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Stonecrops. : SEDUMS
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Street sound. : CLOP
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Like swans' feet. : OARY
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Punka. : FAN
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Painted ___. : DESERT
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Deceived. : MISLED
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Simple sugar. : OSE
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Chain features. : LINKAGES
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Stoker. : FUELER
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Witticism. : MOT
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Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
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Part of the "Stepquote." : OTHERHA
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Hit song of the Twenties. : DIGADIGADOO
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Joie de vivre. : ELAN
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Jose et al. : DONS
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Orion's beloved. : EOS
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Drench. : WASH
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Full-blown. : RIPE
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Accuracy. : EXACTNESS
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Cake of a sort. : DONUT
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Bony. : OSSEOUS
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Held court. : SAT
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Stick. : PASTE
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Picks. : CHOOSES
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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"___ the wise . . . " : AWORDTO
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Aroused. : STIRRED
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Dead Sea monastic. : ESSENE
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Monastery office. : ABBACY
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Story. : LEGEND
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Foodstuffs. : OLEOS
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Apollo's island. : DELOS
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Petal. : LEAF
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Part of the "Stepquote." : SAREG
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Missile. : DART
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Slangy suffix. : EROO
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Brahmin. : SNOB
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Japanese zither harp. : KOTO
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Dress stone. : NIG
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I will be: Lat. : ERO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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