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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

THE LAST SHALL BE SEARCHED

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 1993

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 101, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, 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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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,916
Across Down
1. Dull : BLAH
5. Sudden outpouring : SPATE
10. "Bei Mir ___ Du Schoen" : BIST
14. Posed : SAT
17. Baltic island : AERO
18. Scriptural mysticism : CABALA
20. Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
21. "___ Die . . . ": Gide : IFIT
23. HOW THEY LIVED . . . : HAPPILYEVER
25. Seaweed : KELP
26. Home loan, reduced? : MTGE
27. Apprentice : TRAINEE
28. Tom of "A Few Good Men" : CRUISE
30. Frenchman's foamy drink : BIERE
31. Cyclist LeMond : GREG
33. A neighbor of Ky. : TENN
34. Netted : CLEARED
36. Catch : BAG
39. DECEPTIVELY DIFFICULT . . . : EASIERSAIDTHAN
42. Reboant : AROAR
44. Abbie's companion in comics : SLATS
45. Car with a rumble seat : ROADSTER
49. La rienda: the ___ in Spain : REIN
50. "All ___," 1984 Tomlin film : OFME
52. Chaplin and Coward : SIRS
53. Yum-Yum's sash : OBI
54. Maniple : BAND
55. MIDDLE MANAGER'S HOPE . . . : ROOMATTHE
59. Marbles : AGATES
62. Errand runners : GOFERS
64. Most uncommon : RAREST
66. Pigment for Constable : OCHRE
67. Mill fodder : GRIST
68. Jabbed : POKED
69. Mulliniks of baseball : RANCE
71. Chickaree's morsel : ACORN
73. Flower organ : STAMEN
75. Tully of Rome : CICERO
76. Water nymphs : NAIADS
78. GARBO SPEAKS . . . : IWANTTOBE
80. Chief Ouray's people : UTES
83. DuMaurier's "Jamaica ___" : INN
84. A Cotton Belt grape : EDEN
86. Angered : IRED
87. Cries of triumph : AHAS
88. Bequests : LEGACIES
91. Is inclined : LEANS
94. Sanctified : BLEST
95. JUST OUT OF REACH . . . : SONEARANDYETSO
99. Some N.F.L. linemen : RTS
100. Not so callow : MATURER
103. A subcontinent: Comb. form : INDO
104. Italian mouse : TOPO
105. . . . 78 : ALONE
106. A railroad car : SMOKER
108. Shell-shaped vessels : CONCHAE
113. Lady's man : LORD
114. Playlet : SKIT
115. SEEK (UPDATED) . . . : ANDYOUSHALL
118. Lug : TOTE
119. . . . 46 : SIDE
120. Gets more weapons : REARMS
121. "Sustineo ___," U. S. A. F. motto : ALAS
122. . . . 95 : FAR
123. Geraint's wife : ENID
124. " . . . which the blind ___": Shak. : DOSEE
125. . . . 39 : DONE
1. Thai coin : BAHT
2. The man behind Bunker : LEAR
3. Harp: It. : ARPA
4. Pueblo Indian : HOPI
5. Eyeball covering : SCLERA
6. Those owed : PAYEES
7. Daisy Mae's son : ABE
8. Hebrew T : TAV
9. A daughter of Agamemnon : ELECTRA
10. Historic atoll : BIKINI
11. Fishy date? : IDES
12. Channel changer : SELECTOR
13. . . . 55 : TOP
14. Apes : SIMIANS
15. . . . 23 : AFTER
16. City NW of Buenos Aires : TIGRE
19. Nab : ARREST
22. ___ off (irate) : TEED
24. Actress Stevens : INGER
29. Actresses Merkel and O'Connor : UNAS
30. Globule : BEAD
32. Gadgets : GISMOS
35. Dalai Lama's city : LHASA
36. Item on a banderilla : BARB
37. Vicinage : AREA
38. AUCTIONEER'S CRY . . . : GOINGGOING
40. Kind of sch. : ELEM
41. Uses a towel : DRIES
43. Pyrenees nation : ANDORRA
46. WHERE THE CHICKEN GETS . . . : TOTHEOTHER
47. Peleg's father: Gen. 10:25 : EBER
48. Lose a lap : RISE
50. Vein's glories? : ORES
51. Dix and Sumter, e.g. : FORTS
52. Lose fur : SHED
56. Appetite rouser : AROMA
57. Removed : TAKEN
58. Council site: 1545-63 : TRENT
60. . . . 38 : GONE
61. Periodic growth, as funds : ACCRUAL
63. . . . 115 : FIND
65. Phyle : TRIBE
68. Pledge : PAWN
70. Served perfectly : ACED
71. Indigo : ANIL
72. Sugar source : CANE
74. ___ a can to (ousts) : TIESA
75. Girdle's cousin : CORSET
77. Net on a schooner : SEINE
79. Lilliputian : TINY
81. Sunrise direction : EAST
82. Tu-144's, e.g. : SSTS
85. Moccasin material : DEERSKIN
89. "Let no man put ___" : ASUNDER
90. Reactor part : CORE
91. Gaunt : LANK
92. Make beloved : ENDEAR
93. Having exornation : ADORNED
94. Benefits : BOONS
96. Ran wild : RIOTED
97. "The Shape of Things ___": H.G. Wells : TOCOME
98. Mate : SPOUSE
100. Distiller's grain : MALT
101. Detached : ALOOF
102. Cake, in Capri : TORTA
107. Certain skirt : MIDI
109. Sudanese neighbor : CHAD
110. Angel's accessory : HALO
111. Pulitzer Prize poet Dugan : ALAN
112. Otherwise : ELSE
114. L.A.-to-San Diego dir. : SSE
116. Philippine town or tree : DAO
117. Dozens of mos. : YRS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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