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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1992

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,720
Across Down
1. Half: Prefix : HEMI
5. Marble : AGATE
10. J. Irving hero : GARP
14. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
19. "Good Earth"-ling : OLAN
20. Garfunkel's ex-partner : SIMON
21. Jewish month : ADAR
22. Customs : MORES
23. Paintings to Ethel? : WATERSOILS
25. Pleven or Lévesque : RENE
26. Like draft beer : ONTAP
27. Begged : ENTREATED
28. Chess pieces to Alan and Larry? : KINGSQUEENS
30. Gibe at : TWIT
31. Water frozen in the Weser : EIS
32. Miscues : ERRS
33. Its motto is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity" : FBI
35. Summer wear to Shelley and Huey? : LONGSSHORTS
40. It's now C.I.S. : USSR
44. Imprest : LOAN
46. Casts about : SEEKS
47. Green ice cream : PISTACHIO
49. Legal document : TITLE
50. N.Y.-to-Boston dir. : ENE
51. Prior to, to Prior : ERE
52. Whisky drinks : SHOTS
53. Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
54. Circus performers to Thornton and Billy? : WILDERSTAMERS
60. Field role : RAE
61. Coarse quality : GROSSNESS
63. Ultimate degree : NTH
64. Is important : MATTERS
66. Ga. city : MACON
67. Fluffy scarf : BOA
68. Former Winter Palace residents : CZARS
69. Let ___ (stet) : ITSTAND
71. Gilt : SOW
72. Speculative people : THEORISTS
76. Kindled : LIT
77. Purchasing agents to Peter? : SELLERSBUYERS
80. Park Chung ___, S. Korean President: 1963-79 : HEE
81. Curling or hurling : SPORT
83. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
84. Air-press. unit : ATM
85. In debt : OWING
87. Open to contravention : OPPOSABLE
90. Rose essence : ATTAR
92. Dandies : FOPS
93. Shopper's homemade aid : LIST
94. Polished shoes to Claude? : RAINSSHINES
97. Suffix with malt : OSE
98. Book by Ciardi : ASIF
100. Good moods : UPS
101. Convinced : SOLD
103. Apartments to Becky's kin? : SHARPSFLATS
108. Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton : HEIRESSES
113. Place for a grill : PATIO
114. Shreds of threads : LINT
115. Singles to female singles? : MISSESHITS
116. Change : ALTER
117. Lough ___, in Eire : ERNE
118. Rush-hour rarities on buses : SEATS
119. Coup d'___ : ETAT
120. Chivy or chevy : TEASE
121. Letter opener : DEAR
122. Sherman Act target : TRUST
123. Conv. attendees : DELS
1. Gordie of hockey : HOWE
2. Zest : ELAN
3. Cinema-TV detective Helm : MATT
4. Type of guidance, in aerospace : INERTIAL
5. Attack : ASSAIL
6. Padua frescoes, e.g. : GIOTTOS
7. Sand, to Chopin : AMIE
8. Related : TOLD
9. Minnesota twins : ENS
10. Gaudy : GARISH
11. Arabian gulf : ADEN
12. Hit the bell : RANG
13. Fixes beforehand : PRESETS
14. Louis L'___, Sackett creator : AMOUR
15. Paragon : NONESUCH
16. Art Deco designer : ERTE
17. Actress Young : SEAN
18. Recipe amts. : TSPS
24. VCR setting : REW
28. Lip service? : KISS
29. P-U connection : QRST
31. Glacial ridge : ESKER
33. Circular : FLIER
34. Toys to Timothy? : BOTTOMSTOPS
36. Food, shelter, etc. : NEEDS
37. Chromosome contents : GENES
38. Winfrey of TV : OPRAH
39. African's rawhide thong : RIEM
41. Destroyers to Dinah and Eddie? : SHORESSHIPS
42. Shankar's companion : SITAR
43. Thorny bunch : ROSES
45. Brokaw specialties : NEWSCASTS
48. "Her eyes ___ Twilight fair": Wordsworth : ASSTARSOF
49. License plate : TAG
51. Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
55. ___ ear and . . . : INONE
56. Ivan of tennis : LENDL
57. Kilimanjaro sight : SNOWS
58. Letters in Einstein's famous quotation : EMCEE
59. Kind of clam : RAZOR
62. Didn't lose at musical chairs : SAT
65. Quang ___, city in Vietnam : TRI
67. Use a gimlet : BORE
69. "E ___ dell'anima," Verdi aria : ILSOL
70. Hedren of "The Birds" : TIPPI
71. A natural at Reno : SEVEN
72. ___ -frutti : TUTTI
73. Rosten's Kaplan : HYMAN
74. Jittery : TENSE
75. Div. or sect. : SEG
78. Caron role : LILI
79. Rome's ___ of Caracalla : BATHS
82. Traffic circles in New England : ROTARIES
86. Comeuppance place : WOODSHED
88. Ben Canaan and Onassis : ARIS
89. At sea : BAFFLED
90. Kin of daboias : ASPS
91. Strives against : RESISTS
95. Gold-rush mill owner : SUTTER
96. Most tender : SOREST
99. Seed of a sort : SPORE
102. Brown of renown : LES
103. Tiff : SPAT
104. Irwin of golf : HALE
105. "___ girl!" : ATTA
106. Milano money : LIRE
107. Karenina or Christie : ANNA
108. Yesterday, to Yves : HIER
109. Seesaw sitter in a rhyme : ESAU
110. Venue : SITE
111. Common abbr. : ETAL
112. Concordes : SSTS
115. Ariz. zone : MST

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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