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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

IFFY ANSWERS

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 1989

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 542 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,586
Across Down
1. Resell tickets : SCALP
6. Exposition : FAIR
10. Jersey : SHIRT
15. W.W. II gen. : DDE
18. "Luck and Pluck" author : ALGER
19. Suffix with major or kitchen : ETTE
20. Splinter : SLIVER
21. Darling with tantalizing curves : RON
22. ASK FOR IT : YOUDONTSEEWHATYOUWANT
26. Hot tub : SPA
27. Whitten's "A Killing ___" : PACE
28. Place with no atmosphere : MOON
29. Lawn item : MOWER
30. A HA'PENNY WILL DO : YOUHAVENTGOTAPENNY
35. Least cordial : ICIEST
38. Sahara area : ERG
39. Fla. county : DADE
40. Lenya of "The Threepenny Opera" : LOTTE
41. Former V.I.P. at the Met : BING
43. Like some stadiums : DOMED
44. Suffix with Finn or Lett : ISH
47. Do this, then reap : SOW
48. CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND? : WINTERCOMES
51. Boy preceder : ATTA
52. Workshops : ATELIERS
55. Kalpa, to a Hindu : EON
56. Eisenhower aide, in 1953 : STASSEN
58. Excise, to a doctor : RESECT
59. Use a Frisbee : FLING
61. Bluebloods : ELITES
62. Peculate : STEAL
64. LET HIM GO : HEHOLLERS
67. Roman goddess of chastity : FAUNA
68. Came to rest : LODGED
70. Israeli statesman : PERES
71. Blackish butterfly : ALPINE
73. Wakes : AROUSES
75. Penn., e.g. : STN
76. Pets : CARESSES
79. Encolure : MANE
80. WEAR IT : THESHOEFITS
84. Actress Joanne : DRU
85. Andress film: 1965 : SHE
86. Actor from London : CAINE
87. Devil's-walking-stick, e.g. : TREE
88. Certain fighter : PLANE
90. Horn blower Al : HIRT
91. Day, to Don Quixote : DIA
92. Entreated : PRAYED
93. YOU'LL BE A MAN, MY SON : YOUCANKEEPYOURHEAD
101. Boredom : ENNUI
102. Greenish-blue color : TEAL
103. Produce interest : EARN
104. Watson is one; so was Holmes : PRO
107. TRY TRY AGAIN : ATFIRSTYOUDONTSUCCEED
113. Dauphin's père : ROI
114. Straying : ERRANT
115. Courteous bloke : GENT
116. Undo : ERASE
117. Bos. or N.Y. : SPT
118. Sitologists' subjects : DIETS
119. Olden days : YORE
120. Categorizes : SORTS
1. Asserts : SAYS
2. Sound on cobblestones : CLOP
3. Orinoco contents : AGUA
4. Was in charge : LED
5. Make a pitch for a hitch : PROPOSE
6. Command to a canine : FETCH
7. Bewildered : ATSEA
8. Suffix with Adam or Eden : ITE
9. Appear again : REEMERGE
10. Argot : SLANG
11. Skeet feat : HIT
12. Campus climber : IVY
13. Essex contemporary : REO
14. Surpassed : TRUMPED
15. Tempted : DRAWN
16. Producer-director Stanley ___ : DONEN
17. Ingress : ENTRY
20. Masse or carom : SHOT
23. Mile on the water : NAUT
24. World's most common name : WONG
25. Lot of Wednesday's child : WOE
30. "O ___ we trust . . . " : Tennyson : YET
31. Outlet : VENT
32. Blue Moon of baseball : ODOM
33. Makes the wild mild : TAMES
34. Start of a Yule hymn : ADESTE
35. Ingrid in "Casablanca" : ILSA
36. Codger : COOT
37. 'TWERE WELL, 'TWERE DONE QUICKLY : ITWEREDONE
41. Symbol of old-school discipline : BIRCH
42. Conforming : INSTEP
43. Poet biographized by Izaak Walton : DONNE
44. THIS MUST BE BELGIUM : ITSTUESDAY
45. Dutch genre painter : STEEN
46. Medieval merchant guild : HANSA
48. Like a homunculus : WEE
49. Stuffed pepper : RELLENO
50. Winds : COILS
51. Bhutanese, e.g. : ASIANS
53. Unit of distance : LEAGUE
54. Keys : ISLES
57. Movie role of 86 Across : ALFIE
59. Onward : FORTH
60. Burns's Allen : GRACIE
62. Duplicate events : SLAMS
63. Pentateuch : TORAH
65. Nobel novelist: 1946 : HESSE
66. What aristarchs do : SLATE
69. Checks : DETAIN
72. Natives of San Juan: Abbr. : PRS
74. Goldbrick : SHIRK
77. Fulmar's kin : ERNE
78. Impleaded : SUED
81. Duck, in Dresden : ENTE
82. Study of causation : ETIOLOGY
83. "___ Sorge," Sudermann novel : FRAU
86. Headed a committee : CHAIRED
88. Frisks : PRANCES
89. Whippersnapper : LAD
91. Couple : DYAD
92. El Misti's locale : PERU
93. Oenologists' concerns : YEARS
94. Sitting pretty : ONTOP
95. Not qualified : UNFIT
96. ___ bono? : CUI
97. Certain collars : ETONS
98. ___-être (perhaps): Fr. : PEUT
99. Amt. paid to an atty. : RETNR
100. Dispatch : HASTE
104. Anjou or comice : PEAR
105. Lie on the oars : REST
106. Genethliacons : ODES
108. ___ Lanka : SRI
109. Three, in Torino : TRE
110. Sun ___-sen of China : YAT
111. Modernist : NEO
112. ___-Magnon : CRO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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