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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

PLAYING THE ANGLES

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1982

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Ten theme answers turn corners. See, for example, 1 Down.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,835
Across Down
1. Quote : CITE
5. Exclude : DEBAR
10. Malthusian dilemma : OVERPOPULATION
14. Vertical : PERPENDICULAR
17. Ace : ONER
18. Marble : AGATE
19. Assist : HELP
20. Box elder : MAPLE
25. Reminder : MEMO
26. Cut of halibut : STEAK
27. Be in debt : OWE
28. Cubes of chance : DICE
30. Watering place : SPA
32. Movie pioneer : INCE
33. Vestige or fish : UMBRA
36. Drivers' maneuvers : RIGHTTURNS
39. Toppled : UPENDED
41. Newswoman Lindstrom : PIA
42. Jags or cogs : TEETH
44. Airport abbr. : ARR
45. Counterpart of lati- : LONGI
46. Utah ski resort : ALTA
48. Endures : LASTS
50. Release a canary : UNCAGE
52. Chi. time : CST
55. Spelling system : GLOSSIC
57. Throbs : PULSATES
59. Japanese apricot : UME
63. Type of grass : RIE
64. Coalition : BLOC
65. Violinist Bull : OLE
66. Veronica or Swan : LAKE
67. Cupid : EROS
68. Vow : OATH
69. Mild cigar : CLARO
72. ___ de vivre : JOIE
73. A ___ Able : ASIN
74. Entices : LURES
75. Male red deer : HART
76. Put out to sea : SAIL
77. Stake : ANTE
78. Prefix with fuse or fraction : DIF
79. Hebrew prophet : AMOS
80. Logos : TMS
81. Thomas show : MAKEROOMFORDADDY
86. Inst. in N.Y. : LIU
87. Corrective : REMEDIAL
89. Ancient Roman province : VENETIA
90. Neighbor of Neb. : KAN
91. Coal-tar product : CRESOL
92. Sen. Kefauver : ESTES
95. Clupeid fish : SHAD
96. Like some stadiums : DOMED
98. Tiny : WEE
100. Places of call : PORTS
102. " . . . and Memories of ___!": Poe : ELD
103. Nightclub : HOTSPOT
107. Like the polo crowd : HORSY
109. Eight, in Essen : ACHT
110. Kind of story or sister : SOB
112. Gator's cousin : CROC
113. Ward heeler : POL
114. Ancient monument : STELE
116. Flub : GOOF
119. Nice way to end a pen-pal letter : ONAHAPPYNOTE
124. "I will speak daggers ___ . . . ": Hamlet : TOHER
125. Sicilian spouter : ETNA
126. Corruptible : VENAL
127. "___ Misbehavin' " : AINT
130. Ford flop : EDSEL
131. Fencer's blade : EPEE
1. Building blocks : CORNERSTONES
2. Hostel : INN
3. Golfer's gadget : TEE
4. Miscue : ERROR
5. Appointment : DATE
6. Self : EGO
7. Outlaws : BANDITS
8. "Dinner ___," 1933 song : ATEIGHT
9. Colorado Rockies goalie : RESCH
10. Electrical unit : OHM
11. Churchill's gesture : VEE
12. Shade givers : ELMS
14. Afternoons : PMS
15. Gourmand's delight : EATING
21. Cluny ___ : LACE
22. Barely managed : EKED
24. Hit a fly : SWAT
29. Greek vowel : ETA
31. Orbital high points : APOGEES
33. In desperate straits : UPAGAINSTTHEWALL
34. Thousandth: Comb. form : MILLI
35. Twirler's tool : BATON
36. Come to : REACH
37. Strumpet : TRULL
40. Chemical suffixes : ENES
43. Cream of the crop : ELITE
47. Classifies : ASSORTS
49. "Thus ___ Zarathustra" : SPAKE
51. Flattop : CARRIER
53. Struck : SMOTE
54. Georgia and Cal : TECHS
56. Normandy town : STLO
58. Caucho : ULE
61. Plaza dweller and namesakes : ELOISES
62. Banshee sound : WAIL
64. Comic operas : BOUFFES
67. Tasso's patron : ESTE
69. Teacher's need : CHALK
70. Vampire : LAMIA
71. From third to second to first base : AROUNDTHEHORN
72. Serried : JAMMEDTOGETHER
73. Low-down joint : ANKLE
74. Delineate : LIMN
76. Binaural systems : STEREOS
77. Shoe width : AAA
78. Biblical verb : DOEST
81. A ___ minute : MILEA
82. Public : OVERT
83. Second of two : OTHER
84. Coins in Qum : RIALS
87. Can. lawmen : RCMP
88. Broke : DOWNANDOUT
93. Ladled : SPOONED
94. Big-billed birds : TOUCANS
97. Stableboy : OSTLER
99. Ref. book : ENC
101. Boutique : SHOP
103. Have, to W.S. : HAST
104. Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
106. Motored : DROVE
108. Pitchers for Pericles : OLPAE
111. The two : BOTH
113. Weary : PALL
115. Osprey's cousin : ERN
117. Undivided : ONE
118. Distant : FAR
120. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
121. Kennel sound : YIP
122. Compass point : NNE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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