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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

COMPOSER POSERS

New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 1990

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 573 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,852
Across Down
1. ___ Alto : PALO
5. A step up : RISER
10. Fog's companion : MIST
14. Wetland : MARSH
19. LXXVII x II : CLIV
20. ___ nous : ENTRE
21. Dividing word : INTO
22. Air a view : OPINE
23. Gatherers of honey for Georges? : BIZETSBEES
25. A flier or fryer for Frédéric? : CHOPINSPAN
27. More glittering : STARRIER
28. "___ de Lune" : CLAIR
30. Soaks : STEEPS
31. An old story from Paul? : HINDEMITHSMYTH
34. Fakes : SHAMS
36. Ampersands : ANDS
37. Slanting : ASLOPE
41. Charlie and clan : CHANS
42. Drudge : PLOD
44. Jr. high, e.g. : SCH
46. Town SE of Brussels : YVOIR
48. Resound : RING
49. West German state : SAAR
50. Bull (transliterated from the Greek) : TAUROS
53. Jason's ship : ARGO
54. Chi. airport code : ORD
55. A growler for Giacomo? : PUCCINISPOOCH
58. Actor Shackelford : TED
59. Ready : PREPARE
61. Suffixes with attend and appear : ANCES
62. Boring tools : AUGERS
64. Viking Ericson : LEIF
65. Certain pitches : SLIDERS
67. Fabricator : LIAR
68. Pulpits : ROSTRA
70. Safe place : HAVEN
71. Actress June from N.Y.C. : ALLYSON
74. Residue : ASH
75. Footwear for Franz Peter? : SCHUBERTSSHOE
79. Bk. notation : PTO
80. Type type, for short : ITAL
82. Certain fishermen : EELERS
83. Lament : WEEP
84. Skin opening : PORE
85. Eatery : DINER
87. Mineo or Maglie : SAL
88. Custom : NORM
89. Polonius hid behind this : ARRAS
90. Extras : ADDONS
92. Bambi, for one : DEER
94. Municipal maps : PLATS
95. A lure by Ludwig? : BEETHOVENSBAIT
100. Protozoans : AMEBAS
104. Loathed : HATED
105. Aquarium accessories : AERATORS
109. A watercolor by Wolfgang? : MOZARTSART
111. A few things for Franz to do? : LISZTSLIST
113. Miscued : ERRED
114. Certain entrance fee : ANTE
115. Lincoln's late cousin : EDSEL
116. Start of Idaho's motto : ESTO
117. Approaches : NEARS
118. Spurry or henbit : WEED
119. ___ Carte, opera company : DOYLY
120. Enlist again: G.I. slang : REUP
1. Chem. pollutants : PCBS
2. Came to rest : ALIT
3. Judy's girl : LIZA
4. Projection : OVERHANG
5. Gums : RESINS
6. Ilka Chase's "___ We Cry" : INBED
7. Cubic meter : STERE
8. Before, to the Bard : ERE
9. Take back : RESCIND
10. Minor Prophet and namesakes : MICAHS
11. "___ Own Write," Lennon book : INHIS
12. Attack : STORM
13. Apex : TOP
14. Every 30 days : MONTHLY
15. Chevet : APSE
16. "Cherry-___," Herrick poem : RIPE
17. Green bean : SNAP
18. Coop group : HENS
24. Clips : TRIMS
26. Adherents : ISTS
29. Inc., in the U.K. : LTD
32. New Zealand native : MAORI
33. Uncouth person : YAHOO
34. Bake eggs : SHIRR
35. Applause for George? : HANDELSHAND
38. Eggs: Lat. : OVA
39. A cove for Cole? : PORTERSPORT
40. "The ___ Sanction," 1975 film : EIGER
41. Field yield : CROP
42. Tempo : PACE
43. Example of 5 Down : LAC
44. Part of SST : SUPER
45. Irritable : CROSS
47. Stewart and Serling : RODS
49. Exterior boundary : SURFACE
50. Fire starters : TINDERS
51. Bronowski's "The ___ of Man" : ASCENT
52. Shore-dinner tidbit : SCALLOP
55. What socks come in : PAIRS
56. More innocent : NAIVER
57. Oil, in Orléans : HUILE
60. Favorite : PET
63. Cheerful : GAY
65. Dolphins' coach : SHULA
66. Tag : LABEL
68. Foray : RAID
69. Port for Pompey : OSTIA
71. Attention getter : AHEM
72. Other women, to El Cid : OTRAS
73. Ayes' opposites : NOES
76. "Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
77. Type of testimony : SWORN
78. Sun. speech : SER
81. Headed : LED
84. One who babbles : PRATTLER
86. Portrayer of many O'Neill protagonists : ROBARDS
88. Teased : NEEDLED
89. Cryptonym's cousin : ALIAS
91. Cardinal's quarters : NEST
92. Kind of line to sign : DOTTED
93. Woodward role in 1957 : EVE
94. To a degree : PARTLY
96. Man in the van of a clan : THANE
97. " . . . Poker Flat" author : HARTE
98. Impertinent : SASSY
99. Cutting edge : BEZEL
100. Sitcom starring Sherman Hemsley : AMEN
101. The man for all seasons : MORE
102. Biblical scribe : EZRA
103. Humorist Arthur (Bugs) ___ : BAER
106. Locale of Beauvais : OISE
107. Q-V connection : RSTU
108. Octagonal sign : STOP
110. Observed : SAW
112. Wedding words : IDO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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