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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 1983

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: 524 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, 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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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,395
Across Down
1. "Choice" fellow : HOBSON
7. Bos. or N.Y. : SPT
10. Memorable Belgian musician : BREL
14. Reckless : RASH
18. Boo-boos in a book : ERRATA
19. Parseghian : ARA
20. Legal : LICIT
22. Scat singer : ELLA
23. Pride member : LIONET
24. Admiral's nightmare? : MISSINGTHEBOAT
27. He raised Hel : LOKI
28. " . . . ___ her curds and whey" : EATING
29. Regatta and poet William E. : HENLEYS
30. Engineer's downfall? : ONETRACKMIND
34. Reverse of verso : RECTO
35. African lake : NYASA
36. Tomato blight : EDEMA
38. Scents : AROMAS
42. Bowl call : RAH
44. Quagmire : MORASS
47. Bad time for an auto mechanic? : RETIREMENT
49. French saint: Dec. 1 : ELOI
51. Buttons on dryers : RESETS
53. Lair for Leo : DEN
54. Marie or Anne: Abbr. : STE
55. Kind of ray or globulin : GAMMA
57. Snide remark : DIG
58. Referee's predicament? : WHISTLESTOP
63. Haberdasher's headaches? : TIEUPS
65. Andrea ___ : DORIA
67. Type of sleeve : RAGLAN
68. "Tribute" playwright : SLADE
70. Reuters' rival : UPI
71. Northern forest : TAIGA
72. Shipment to Kennedy : OCTANE
74. Set starter : SERVE
76. Peril for a veterinarian? : CATNIP
80. Mattress salesman's affliction? : SPRINGFEVER
83. Sprite : ELF
85. Prepared : READY
86. Chip off the cold block : ICE
87. Mouths, to Marius : ORA
88. Incantations : SPELLS
91. Pickle spice : DILL
92. Plumber's fantasies? : PIPEDREAMS
97. Guarantee : ASSURE
99. Peggy or Pinky : LEE
100. Wonder of songdom : STEVIE
101. Whale spray : SPOUT
103. Baseball's Rusty : STAUB
105. Follow : ENSUE
107. Electrician's worry? : OVERCHARGING
112. Comes forth : EMERGES
115. Type of type : STEREO
116. Doer: Suffix : ATOR
117. Watchmaker's woe? : TIMEONHISHANDS
119. Darcel or Levertov : DENISE
121. Burden : ONUS
122. Witnessing clause, in law : TESTE
123. Huxtable or Rehan : ADA
124. Dangerfield : RODNEY
125. Robin's residence : NEST
126. Flagmaker : ROSS
127. Belgian-French river : LYS
128. Prevailing procedures : USAGES
1. Cry of surprise : HELLO
2. Celestial hunter : ORION
3. Problem for a real-estate agent? : BROKENHOME
4. Mental health : SANITY
5. Suffix with Capri : OTE
6. Author Hentoff : NAT
7. Hebrew letter after nun : SAMEK
8. Famed Trojan : PRIAM
9. Most delectable : TASTIEST
10. Bridle flap : BLINDER
11. Where socks are exchanged : RING
12. Hosp. test : ECG
13. Limber : LITHE
14. Perennials do this : REBLOOM
15. Maguey's relative : ALOE
16. Do in : SLAY
17. Toppers : HATS
21. "My Mother ___," TV series of yore : THECAR
25. Pakistani region : SIND
26. ___ nous : ENTRE
31. Batter or butter : RAM
32. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
33. Was solicitous : CARED
34. Judges : RATES
37. Middle: Prefix : MEDI
39. One-time Perle of society : MESTA
40. Chekhov : ANTON
41. "That's one small ___ . . . " : STEP
42. Mil. group : REGT
43. Jai ___ : ALAI
45. Dramatic device : ASIDE
46. Perennial herb : SEGO
48. Prefix with mural or muscular : INTRA
50. "___ will, I can . . . ": Sheridan : IMUSTI
52. Petty thieves : SWIPERS
56. "A man, ___ . . . " : APLAN
59. Pelage : HAIR
60. Secular : LAIC
61. Actress Samantha : EGGAR
62. On the schedule : SLATED
64. Emulated Stratas : SANG
66. Trick : RUSE
69. Crusoe's creator : DEFOE
71. Legendary Uri family : TELLS
72. Footnote abbr. : OPCIT
73. Pancake : CREPE
75. Victory signs : VEES
77. Carpenter's bad habit? : NAILBITING
78. Inactive : IDLE
79. Gomer or Howard : PYLE
80. Drinks a little : SIPS
81. Rub out : ERASE
82. Bara role : VAMP
84. Poker hand : FLUSH
89. Fatherly : PATERNAL
90. Mlle., in Madrid : SRTA
93. Bleak peak : EVEREST
94. Dog found in the Outback : DINGO
95. Take offense : RESENT
96. Calms : SOOTHES
98. Handle : EAR
102. Eye part : UVEA
104. Kampala is here : UGANDA
106. Member of the wedding : USHER
108. She is "Woman" : REDDY
109. Things, en casas : COSAS
110. "Long time ___" : NOSEE
111. Zane and Jane : GREYS
112. School Shelley attended : ETON
113. Golconda : MINE
114. Big birds : EMUS
115. Concordes : SSTS
118. Prefix with bar or graph : ISO
119. Actress Joanne : DRU
120. Dawn goddess : EOS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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