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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

FRACTURED PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1988

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 }
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,236
Across Down
1. Scoundrel : CAD
4. Angels' headgear : HALOS
9. ___ as the eye can see : ASFAR
14. Fixed or frozen follower : ASSET
19. Fabulist George : ADE
20. Two-line verse : EPODE
21. Beach : SHORE
22. Weather, to a poet : CLIME
23. Israeli airport : LOD
24. Tailor trousers : ALTER
25. Pauline's problem : PERIL
26. Exhausts : TIRES
27. Silkworm : ERI
28. Routines : RUTS
29. Frauds : SCAMS
30. Inclination : ASCENT
31. Get lost, after four : BECO MESEPARATED
35. They may justify means : ENDS
36. Danish county : AMT
37. Appraise : RATE
38. Sputtered, as an engine : STALLED
40. In particular : NOTABLY
43. L.B.J. beagle : HER
45. Diamond and Lagerlöf : SELMAS
48. W. S. Porter : OHENRY
49. Mata ___ : HARI
50. Devour, after five : TEARI NTO
53. Penn and Tell, for short : WMS
54. Famed marbles : ELGIN
56. Map : PLAN
58. Selves : EGOS
59. Max and Buddy : BAERS
60. Parboils : SCALDS
62. Newman and Revere : PAULS
63. Bullfrog's sound : CROAK
66. Right to the jaw, after four : UPPE RCUT
68. "Dames ___," 1968 musical : ATSEA
69. Double features : CHINS
70. "Mikrokosmos" composer : BARTOK
71. Stadium sounds : ROARS
73. That, in Toulouse : CELA
74. Closefisted : NEAR
75. Slightest : LEAST
76. French vineyard : CRU
79. Broiled entree, after three : LAM BCHOP
83. Land contract : DEED
85. Frightens : SCARES
87. Eroded, as a river : SENILE
88. America's Uncle : SAM
89. Warehouse function : STORAGE
90. "Alice Doesn't Live Here ___" : ANYMORE
94. West African country : TOGO
96. "Tin ___," 1987 film : MEN
97. Osiris's wife : ISIS
100. Specialization, after eleven : DIVISIONOFL ABOR
105. Christie's Miss ___ : MARPLE
107. Novelist Sinclair : UPTON
108. On one's toes : ATIP
109. Before, to the Bard : ERE
110. An Astaire : ADELE
111. Shoe plate : CLEAT
112. Actress Verdugo : ELENA
113. Kurosawa movie: 1985 : RAN
114. Frenzied : MANIC
115. Lasagna or linguine : PASTA
116. Flax fabric : LINEN
117. 1 or 66, e.g. : RTE
118. Chest: Comb. form : STETH
119. Skills, in Sevilla : ARTES
120. Untidy : MESSY
121. Word of assent : YES
1. Son of Jephunneh : CALEB
2. Cherish : ADORE
3. Commemorates : DEDICATES
4. Disappointments, after four : HEAR TBREAKS
5. " . . . and pulled out ___" : APLUM
6. Numbers game : LOTTERY
7. Black Sea port : ODESSA
8. Sun. talk : SER
9. Humane org. : ASPCA
10. Shaves a sheep : SHEARS
11. Style : FORMAT
12. Beard of grain : ARISTA
13. R.C., e.g. : REL
14. Play parts : ACTS
15. Deli specialties, after seven : SLICEDM EATS
16. Sea songstress : SIREN
17. Correct a text : EMEND
18. Exams : TESTS
29. Hitler's architect : SPEER
30. Freud contemporary : ADLER
32. Arabian sultanate : OMAN
33. Frome or Allen : ETHAN
34. Lioness or Lanchester : ELSA
39. Yalie : ELI
40. At this point in time : NOW
41. German physicist : OHM
42. Baseball's Sparky : LYLE
44. Parachute strings, after four : RIPC ORDS
46. Breed of cattle : ANGUS
47. Fur piece : STOLE
49. Certain U.S. resident : HISPANO
50. Baby powder : TALC
51. Lasted : ENDURED
52. Mount in Tasmania : OSSA
55. Dig : GRUB
57. Wagtail's cousin : LARK
59. Dessert, after four : BANA NASPLIT
60. Caterpillar's hair : SETA
61. Greek portico : STOA
62. Leave, after seven : PARTCOM PANY
63. Half of DCC : CCCL
64. American ostriches : RHEAS
65. Tin Man's plea in Oz film : OILME
67. Type of school : PREP
72. Prof. rank : ASST
75. Dud : LEMON
76. Thanksgiving fruit : CRANBERRY
77. ___ U.S. Pat. Off. : REG
78. Employ : USE
80. Coal container : BIN
81. Bonnie's beau : CLYDE
82. Half: Comb. form : HEMI
84. City in Ohio : EATON
86. Length times width, e.g. : AREA
89. Melts : SOFTENS
91. Like a small egg : OVULAR
92. Most mature : RIPEST
93. The press is the fourth one : ESTATE
95. Net minder : GOALIE
97. Mohammed descendants : IMAMS
98. Former Egyptian president : SADAT
99. Dunne or Castle : IRENE
101. Tiny amounts : IOTAS
102. Queues : LINES
103. Speechify : ORATE
104. Descartes and Lévesque : RENES
106. Walesa : LECH
111. Nos. man : CPA
112. Shade tree : ELM

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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