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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

NO BIG DEAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 22, 1982

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 }
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,975
Across Down
1. Something grand : SLAM
5. Hebrew letter : MEM
8. Tart, in Toulouse : ACIDE
13. Luckman or Caesar : SID
16. Nosegay : POSY
17. Greek resistance org. : ELAS
19. Beam : LASER
20. Groom : PREEN
23. Lively septet : ARTS
24. Wee : TINY
25. Chimp's kin : ORANG
26. Musical piece : RONDO
27. Angry fit : SNIT
28. Agitate : STIR
29. Vagabond : HOBO
30. Unequal: Comb. form : ANISO
31. Pair of queens : MARIE&ELIZABETH
35. Exhausts : TIRES
36. A title for R.W.R. : CIC
37. Upward: Prefix : ANO
38. Pair of kings : LEAR&COLE
40. Moslem fasting period : RAMADAN
44. Co-creator of "Charlie's Angels" : GOFF
47. Be zetetic : SEEK
48. Seed covering : ARIL
49. Make an incised mark : RASE
51. Scrap : ORT
53. Conference : MEETING
58. Hecht : BEN
59. Mt. Rushmore site : SDAK
60. Those who tint : DYERS
62. Nocturnal noisemaker : SNORER
63. Trattoria's zuppa di ___ : PESCE
64. Suffix with fatal : ISTIC
65. Salad green : ENDIVE
66. Hot drink : COCOA
69. Pair of tens : PINS&TOES
72. Alleviates : EASES
73. Black Sea city : ODESSA
75. Scandinavian : NORSE
76. Poor : NEEDY
78. Lariats : LASSOS
79. Pivoted : SLUED
80. Deadly sin : ENVY
81. Watering hole : SPA
84. Agrees : ASSENTS
86. New Deal agcy. : OPA
87. To live, to Livy : ESSE
88. Cross or last follower : WORD
89. Hall, in Honduras : SALA
91. Rigid ruler : TSAR
93. Stoats : ERMINES
95. Pair of jokers : HOPE&BALL
100. In medias ___ : RES
102. Sunbathe : TAN
103. Shining : AGLOW
104. Pair of threes : BLINDMICE&BEARS
111. Level: Comb. form : PLANI
112. Hautboy : OBOE
113. Service tree : SORB
114. Picot feature : LOOP
115. Krupskaya's spouse : LENIN
116. B'way musical : EVITA
117. Florence's river : ARNO
118. "___ La Douce" : IRMA
119. Echo, e.g. : OREAD
120. Passover feast : SEDER
121. Dam : WEIR
122. The sun, for one : STAR
123. Thousands of lbs. : TNS
124. Some literature : PROSE
125. ___ U.S. Pat. Off. : REG
126. Cistern : TANK
1. Contraction : SPASM
2. Doone of fiction : LORNA
3. Moving : ASTIR
4. Based on intuition : MYSTICAL
5. Pair of nines : METS&CARDS
6. Choice : ELITE
7. Type of envelope : MANILA
8. Hawaii hi : ALOHA
9. St.-John's-bread : CAROB
10. Yellowish-brown color : ISABEL
11. Indicates : DENOTES
12. Energy unit : ERG
13. Pair of Jacks : SPRAT&KENNEDY
14. Wryly humorous : IRONIC
15. "Raging Bull" actor : DENIRO
18. Hospital device : SYRINGE
21. Ford flop : EDSEL
22. "Out-to-lynch" item : NOOSE
32. Canton in Norway : EID
33. Bronx attraction : ZOO
34. Blood: Prefix : HAEM
39. A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
40. Mortar beater : RAB
41. "___ You Lonesome Tonight?" : ARE
42. Gump's wife : MIN
43. Civil rights org. : NAACP
45. Pair of sevens : FOYS&SEAS
46. Worried : FRETTED
50. Flocks of geese : SKEINS
52. Kingston, for one : TRIO
54. Now : TODAY
55. Yellow flag : IRIS
56. Granular snow : NEVE
57. French stoneware : GRES
59. Pair of fours : SEASONS&WINDS
60. Break apart : DISRUPT
61. Play parts : SCENES
63. Band after bandits : POSSE
66. Soft drink : COLA
67. Harem rooms : ODAS
68. Luck of the Irish : CESS
70. ___ contendere : NOLO
71. Import : SENSE
74. Take ___ at (try) : ASTAB
77. Pair of aces : EVERT&BORG
81. Trinity member : SON
82. Evangeline's Grand ___ : PRE
83. Commercials : ADS
85. Flat piece : SLAB
87. "Able was I ___ . . . " : EREISAW
88. Sommelier's offering : WINELIST
90. Everywhere : ALLOVER
92. Estuary : ARM
94. Fairy queen : MAB
95. Single: Comb. form : HAPLO
96. One making eyes : OGLER
97. Mars, e.g. : PLANET
98. Eternal : EONIAN
99. Psychic energy : LIBIDO
101. Sports official : SCORER
105. Memoranda : NOTES
106. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
107. Banks of baseball : ERNIE
108. Main artery : AORTA
109. Ear-lender to Antony : ROMAN
110. Pitch woo : SPARK
116. Clairvoyance, for short : ESP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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