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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

'STEPQUOTE' SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1964

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers."

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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,453
Across
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Start of a nine-word quotation ending at 128 Across. : CONTE
6
Downright. : PLUMP
11
Baksheesh. : ALMS
15
Pink. : STAB
19
Negative ion. : ANION
20
Visit again. : RESEE
21
Handel opera. : NERO
22
Hence. : ERGO
23
Build an embankment. : REVET
24
1869 book. : INNOCENTSABROAD
27
Where Turin is. : PIEDMONT
29
Pottery. : WARE
30
Read carefully. : PERUSE
31
Building wing. : ELL
32
Part of the "Stepquote." : ENTIS
34
Of course, in teen talk. : NATCH
37
Yanks. : GIS
38
Law degree. : LLD
40
Religion. : ISLAM
42
Condescend. : STOOP
44
Italian "it." : ESSO
47
___ for one's money. : ARUN
49
Golden bird of Plains Indians. : WAREAGLE
51
Rusk. : DEAN
52
"___ is Born." : ASTAR
54
Curious one. : STARER
56
River in Poland. : NYSA
58
Rainbow. : ARC
59
Vouchsafe. : DEIGN
60
Arctic garb. : PARKAS
61
Mood. : ATTITUDE
63
God of love. : AMOR
64
Gadded about. : ROAMED
65
House plant. : CALLA
66
Mosque tower. : MINARET
68
Part of the "Stepquote." : STYFO
71
Ring carrier. : BESTMAN
75
Wicker basket in pelota. : CESTA
77
Maxims. : MORALS
79
One of the heads of France. : TETE
80
Kind of gun. : REPEATER
83
Germ cell. : GAMETE
84
Money. : PESOS
85
Coronado's quest. : ORO
86
City SE of Milan. : LODI
87
Aspirations. : IDEALS
88
Praying figure. : ORANT
89
Glove. : MITT
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Lodger's concern. : ROOMRENT
93
Blister. : BLEB
94
Squash. : PEPO
95
Let up. : EASED
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Badger. : TEASE
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Obscure. : DIM
101
Absent. : OUT
103
Turns (over). : KEELS
105
Part of the "Stepquote." : RSAND
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Burnish. : RUB
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Evolved. : EDUCED
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Finnish port. : KEMI
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Wipe ___ clean. : THESLATE
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R.A.F. motto. : PERARDUAADASTRA
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Festina ___ (make haste slowly). : LENTE
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Deserve. : EARN
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Vestments. : ALBS
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Limpid. : CLEAR
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Keen. : EAGER
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Ares's sister. : ERIS
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Org. since 1844. : YMCA
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Equatorial land. : KENYA
128
End of the "Stepquote." : EPERS
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___ diem. : CARPE
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Author of the "Stepquote." : ONEILL
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Act of levelling. : NIVELLATION
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Nailed on a slant. : TOED
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Part of the "Stepquote." : ENTME
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Art items. : PRINTS
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Plant seed. : LENTIL
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Nautical monogram. : USN
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Catty remark. : MEOW
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Tree. : PECAN
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Italian girl's name. : ANNETTA
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Permit. : LET
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___ Grundy. : MRS
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Castile. : SOAP
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Crowded. : SERRIED
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Bride's concern. : TROUSSEAU
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Arabian chiefs. : AGAS
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Portend. : BODE
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Pencil parts. : ERASERS
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Entreat. : BEG
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Come ___. : ONIN
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Part of the "Stepquote." : SAWARMS
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Brandy. : COGNAC
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Altars. : HOLYTABLES
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Hot rod contest. : DRAGRACE
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Frisco street. : MARKET
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Certain tools. : PESTLES
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Quartz. : SARD
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Ever. : ONCE
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Jardiniere. : URN
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Not original. : READYMADE
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First name. : ADAM
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Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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Texas tree. : SPOTTEDOAK
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Pagoda. : TAA
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Is out of sorts. : AILS
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Ragged. : TATTERED
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Heal. : RESTORE
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Genuine. : REAL
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Instigate. : FOMENT
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Part of the "Stepquote." : OREATER
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Minnesota region. : MESABIRANGE
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Like ___ of bricks. : ATON
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Nutcracker's suite. : NEST
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Melodic. : ARIOSE
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Relative of Pac. : ATL
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Frolic. : ROMP
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Iroquois foe. : ERIE
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Medley. : POTPOURRI
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Encircled. : GIRDLED
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Where Lodz is: Abbr. : POL
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Tropical birds. : TOUCANS
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___ lamb. : MEEKASA
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Part of N.B. : BENE
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Wrong. : ASTRAY
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Tuareg's region. : SAHARA
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Grumble. : MUTTER
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Okla. status, 1890–1907. : TER
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Fishing vessel. : SMACK
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Part of the "Stepquote." : DSLEE
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Tavern order. : BEERS
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Foil's cousin. : EPEE
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Loving. : DEAR
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1944 term. : DDAY
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Skye or Man. : ISLE
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Spring. : LEAP
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Einstein's birthplace. : ULM
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TV trio. : ABC
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Half a score. : TEN

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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