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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

STEPQUOTE

New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 1979

Author:
E.T.M.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The stepquote reads, "For labor, a short day is better than a short dollar."

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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,890
Across
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Start of Stepquote : FORLAB
7
Prufrock's creator : TSELIOT
14
What "you gotta have" : HEART
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The Moor, to Verdi : OTELLO
20
Exposure to air : AERATION
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Ford succeeded him : AGNEW
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Footpad : ROBBER
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Stepquote author : MCKINLEY
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Stepquote receiver : LODGE
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G.P.'s group : AMA
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Scenic peninsula : GASPE
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A lot : OODLES
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Pawnee's cousin : REE
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The take : GATE
34
Stepquote: Part III : SHORTD
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Nutriment : FOOD
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Outlet : VENT
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Elève's milieu : ECOLE
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Temper : ANNEAL
43
Tibetan beasts : GNUGOATS
45
F.B.I. documents : DOSSIERS
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Famed miler : RYUN
49
Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
50
Deadfall : TRAP
51
Catch in a blunder : TRIPUP
53
Stand for Cecil Beaton : TRIPOD
57
Heavenly headgear : HALOES
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Done in by Livia : POISONED
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Where to put your dough : OVEN
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Start of a Wolfe title : THEWEB
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Sailor absent for 73 hours : STRAGGLER
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Seaver, once : MET
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"Oom Paul" was one : BOER
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Soak flax : RET
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Sybarite's delight : EASE
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Form a lap : SIT
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Diagnostician : INTERNIST
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Calories : THERMS
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Slots spot : RENO
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___ Rosita, city in Mexico : NUEVA
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Cocky fellows : ROOSTERS
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Used a mangle : IRONED
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One that rules : GERENT
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Bistro : NITERY
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Upper Thames or goddess : ISIS
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Can. air arm : RCAF
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Erudition : LORE
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Kind of saber : SCIMITAR
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What a litterbug ignores : TRASHCAN
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Soprano Azuma : ATSUKO
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Delusion's partner : SNARE
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Grinder's relative : HERO
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Japanese statesman and family : ITOS
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Stepquote: Part V : HANASH
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Epithet for a Sikh deity : AKAL
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That, in Taxo : ESA
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Tall clown's props : STILTS
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Suffix with rend and vend : ITION
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Guidonian note : ELA
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Middle name of 25 Across : CABOT
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Brine or pickle : MARINADE
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Meal : REPAST
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Book by Read : ALIVE
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Disney employee : ANIMATOR
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Home of a Rose : TRALEE
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Van Doren's "Jane ___" : MECOM
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Dry : SAPLESS
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End of Stepquote : DOLLAR
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Hunted for provender : FORAGED
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Venezuelan aborigine : OTOMACO
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Supports for ruffs : REBATOS
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Law deg. : LLB
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Shake ___ (hie) : ALEG
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Stepquote: Part II : BORAS
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Two-headed drumsticks : TAMPONS
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Discriminate : SECERN
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R.A.F. underling, informally : ERK
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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"Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
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___ wintergreen : OILOF
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Short piece of bar steel : TOEDOG
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Dutch master : HALS
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Psyche component : EGO
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Doria or del Sarto : ANDREA
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Governor : REGENT
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Birdy babble : TWEETS
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Hose : NYLONS
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Piano key : SHARP
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Inference : EDUCT
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Howard of the Yankees : ELSTON
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Schnauzer : TERRIER
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Stepquote: Part IV : DAYISBETTERTH
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November activity : VOTING
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Name on a green stamp : EIRE
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Wolf, to Rocco : LUPO
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Kind of sale : GARAGE
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Lafayette is here : EASTON
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Carmelites : NUNS
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Tugboat service : TOW
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___ pence (tax) : PETERS
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Bohemian brewery base : PILSEN
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Liquid part of fat : OLEINE
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Mann's "___ in Venedig" : DERTOD
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Kind of pigeon : HOMING
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Lexington or Park : AVENUE
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Stepquote source: 1900 : LETTER
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Word with chair or sales : PERSON
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Three scruples : DRAM
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Testator's choice : HEIR
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Neighbor of Perugia : ASSISI
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Ramus or Rickey : BRANCH
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Saint ___ of Avila : THERESA
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To a great degree : EVERSO
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Labor : TOIL
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Ending with crock or quack : ERY
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Heroine helped by Figaro : ROSINA
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Zeno's "classroom" : STOA
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Flanges : RIMS
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Implicit : TACIT
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Twenty: Comb. form : ICOSI
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Bluebeard's last wife : FATIMA
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Fleming and Hamill : SKATERS
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"Winner ___" : TAKEALL
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Russian body of water : ARALSEA
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Narrator : RELATER
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River behind King's College : THECAM
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Used-car deal : RESALE
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Koran language : ARABIC
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Jeanette and Lloyd : NOLANS
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Estados ___ Mexicanos : UNIDOS
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Threadlike groove : STRIA
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Stepquote: Part VI : HORTD
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Ship's prow : STEM
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Birdbrain : SIMP
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Claudius's successor : NERO
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Giant reed of India : NAL
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Gormandized : ATE
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Buddy : PAL

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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