Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber 

ADVISORY: WATCH YOUR STEPS

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 1993

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Mel Taub
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
1
J
2
A
3
D
4
E
5
L
6
A
7
I
8
C
9
E
10
L
11
I
12
D
13
E
14
H
15
E
16
T
17
O
18
P
19
U
R
A
L
20
A
C
T
A
21
P
A
C
E
R
22
T
R
A
D
E
23
S
A
M
E
24
P
O
S
S
25
E
S
S
I
V
E
26
R
A
L
E
S
27
T
B
E
C
28
A
29
R
O
A
N
O
K
E
30
C
31
L
O
S
E
S
T
32
T
U
33
R
N
34
N
A
M
E
S
35
T
O
F
U
36
G
37
R
38
A
S
S
O
39
Y
O
M
40
R
T
41
E
42
S
H
R
43
I
44
M
45
P
46
L
O
N
47
E
Y
48
O
U
V
E
49
H
50
D
51
E
S
C
E
N
D
S
52
O
U
T
53
S
54
A
L
K
A
L
I
55
N
D
R
E
A
56
F
L
A
57
A
G
H
A
58
L
E
O
S
59
T
60
W
A
I
N
S
61
L
I
L
62
T
H
O
R
63
N
T
O
N
64
B
A
S
E
S
65
C
66
L
A
I
M
67
L
I
N
Y
68
R
69
S
O
C
K
70
P
A
L
M
71
L
72
O
O
S
E
73
F
74
A
U
S
T
75
B
76
A
L
S
A
M
77
I
78
C
79
E
L
G
80
A
L
M
O
S
T
81
R
O
M
A
82
M
A
D
E
83
A
L
I
84
L
L
U
P
Y
85
O
86
B
E
R
O
N
87
A
B
E
L
88
D
I
S
89
G
U
I
S
E
90
M
I
T
I
S
N
91
T
92
L
A
T
93
S
E
T
U
P
S
94
R
95
S
96
T
97
S
E
C
98
E
T
99
H
E
L
S
100
T
W
O
101
S
102
H
E
103
M
E
N
104
B
R
I
E
105
P
106
O
107
R
S
E
N
A
108
R
E
A
C
T
109
O
R
110
M
E
111
T
112
O
113
S
114
A
M
A
I
N
115
P
116
R
I
M
I
T
I
V
E
117
S
118
D
I
N
T
119
D
I
M
E
A
120
O
A
K
E
N
121
V
I
A
L
122
E
L
M
O
123
S
T
A
R
T
124
R
E
E
D
S
125
E
D
D
Y
126
D
E
E
P
© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Green gemstone : JADE
5. Of the congregation : LAIC
9. Suppress : ELIDE
14. END: STEP UP : HETOP
19. Orsk's river : URAL
20. Cato's transactions : ACTA
21. Horse who got the gait : PACER
22. Clientele : TRADE
23. Different's antonym : SAME
24. One's own case : POSSESSIVE
26. Pulmonary cracklings : RALES
27. STEP DOWN: 2 : TBECA
29. Va. city or river : ROANOKE
30. Proximal : CLOSEST
32. U, e.g. : TURN
34. Appoints : NAMES
35. Bean curd : TOFU
36. Former Conn. Governor Ella ___ : GRASSO
39. ___ Kippur : YOM
40. Road-map no. : RTE
42. Cocktail crustacean : SHRIMP
46. "Wolf Man" Chaney : LON
47. STEP DOWN: 4 : EYOUVEH
50. Heads for a landing : DESCENDS
52. Six to an inning : OUTS
54. Caustic salt : ALKALI
55. STEP UP: 7 : NDREA
56. An Ala. neighbor : FLA
57. Turkish chief : AGHA
58. Gorcey and Durocher : LEOS
59. Couples : TWAINS
61. Diminutive gal? : LIL
62. Playwright Wilder : THORNTON
64. Sometimes they're loaded : BASES
65. Forty-niner's stakeout : CLAIM
67. Full of streaks : LINY
68. STEP UP: 5 : RSOCK
70. Betel or coconut : PALM
71. At large : LOOSE
73. Goethe's soul seller : FAUST
75. Restorative; soothing : BALSAMIC
79. Finnish leading lady Taina ___ : ELG
80. Not quite : ALMOST
81. City on the Tevere : ROMA
82. Fabricated : MADE
83. Clay, today : ALI
84. STEP UP: 3 : LLUPY
85. Sand in "A Song to Remember": 1945 : OBERON
87. Target of Cain's mutiny? : ABEL
88. Gorilla suit, e.g. : DISGUISE
90. STEP DOWN: 6 : MITISNT
92. Long.'s partner : LAT
93. Arrangements : SETUPS
94. Q-U filler : RST
97. Wall Street watchdog agcy. : SEC
98. Merman and Mertz : ETHELS
100. Deuces : TWOS
102. Schwartzenegger types : HEMEN
104. Camembert's kin : BRIE
105. Lars ___, king of Clusium : PORSENA
108. Power-plant apparatus : REACTOR
110. STEP DOWN: 8 : METOS
114. At full speed : AMAIN
115. Moses, Rousseau et al. : PRIMITIVES
118. Force : DINT
119. A ___ dozen : DIMEA
120. Made of a hard wood : OAKEN
121. Mini-container : VIAL
122. Tars' saint : ELMO
123. BEGIN: STEP UP : START
124. Cattails, e.g. : REEDS
125. MacDonald's co-star : EDDY
126. Profound : DEEP
1. BEGIN: STEP DOWN : JUST
2. Desert steed : ARAB
3. Title for Agatha Christie : DAME
4. Picks a pol : ELECTS
5. When you stand, it's gone : LAP
6. Big tree-to-be : ACORN
7. " . . . thinking makes ___": Shak. : ITSO
8. Lady-killers : CASANOVAS
9. Downs or salts : EPSOM
10. Philanthropist Albert of Mary : LASKER
11. Most chilling : ICIEST
12. Part of R&D : DEV
13. Put up : ERECT
14. STEP UP: 8 : HTROFHCA
15. Entry removal : ERASURE
16. "Leatherstocking" piece : TALE
17. Lyric poems : ODES
18. Aphid, to a fruit tree : PEST
25. Glossy finish : ENAMEL
28. STEP DOWN: 3 : AUSE
31. Setbacks : LOSSES
33. Income for 62 Across : ROYALTY
36. Exult maliciously : GLOAT
37. Unrefined : ROUGH
38. Literary compiler : ANTHOLOGIST
39. Territory of NW Canada : YUKON
41. Murphy or Fisher : EDDIE
43. Not fireproof : INFLAMMABLE
44. LX years after Columbus's first voyage : MDLII
45. Sacred song : PSALM
48. Fat watcher's spread : OLEO
49. STEP DOWN: 5 : HITBOTTOM
51. Sea eagles : ERNS
53. Agra garments : SARIS
55. STEP UP: 6 : NASK
60. Mil. support person of W.W. II : WAC
63. Compass pt. : NNE
65. En tout ___ (in any event) : CAS
66. Wooly S.A. ruminant : LLAMA
68. STEP UP: 4 : RUOY
69. Draft agcy. : SSS
70. City official : PLANNER
71. Sleuth's clues : LEADS
72. Kukla's co-star : OLLIE
73. Bad colds : FLUS
74. Bavarian river : AMPER
75. Eyewash acid : BORIC
76. Eighth-century B.C. prophet : AMOS
77. Just perfect : IDEAL
78. Bretons and Welsh : CELTS
80. Actress Skipworth : ALISON
81. Having a good memory : RETENTIVE
84. STEP UP: 2 : LUPWENAT
86. Halve an angle : BISECT
89. Having more nerve : GUTSIER
91. STEP DOWN: 7 : TTIM
95. Oscine bird : SHRIKE
96. Rained cats and dogs : TEEMED
99. Took advice : HEEDED
101. Flavor : SAPOR
103. Reservoir conduits : MAINS
104. Moola : BREAD
105. Kneeguards : PADS
106. Fail to do : OMIT
107. Ending for cyclo : RAMA
109. Contemporary of Horace : OVID
111. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
112. "Don't tread ___" (Motto of a 1775 snake flag) : ONME
113. END: STEP DOWN : STOP
116. Actress Charlotte ___ : RAE
117. Artful : SLY

Found bugs or have suggestions?