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190 results for SCAM

125 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
111DPonzi scheme, e.g. (3)Lee Taylor
6DRun a con onZhouqin Burnikel
1ARook or gullTimothy Polin
32ARobocall from the I.R.S., e.g.Tracy Gray
46AAttorney general's investigation targetIan Livengood
18ADeal with a huge catchPeter A. Collins
60DPlay for a foolJeremy Newton
25ATake for a ride (2)Dan Schoenholz
61AFlimflamKristian House
66AArrangement of hosing?Joe Krozel
5DPut one over onStanley Newman
10AAlmost any "Get rich quick!" offerIan Livengood
53AGet-rich-quick offer, typicallyJoel Fagliano
5AMany a carnival gameZhouqin Burnikel
33DGrift, e.g.Heather Valadez
39AOne may take you in (2)Joe DiPietro
33DSource of ill-gotten gainsJoe Krozel
1AFoolGary J. Whitehead
35AFleecingDaniel Landman
35ASwindle (10)Gary Cee
6ADo a Bernie Madoff job onRobert A. Doll
118AToo-good-to-be-true offer, oftenJoe DiPietro
51AHustle (4)Josh Knapp
45APhishing lure?Ed Sessa
55DCon game (9)Lynn Lempel
9AGoal of phishingPaul Hunsberger
98AE-mail from a Nigerian prince, usuallyJosh Knapp
51DE-mail from a Nigerian prince, probablyDavid Poole
36DBernie Madoff's hedge fund, e.g.John Lampkin
55DOffer that's too good to be true, oftenJohn Dunn
24AContrivance for taking people for a rideBarry C. Silk
7DMany an e-mail "click here" offerBernice Gordon
85DHustle (4)Patrick Berry
5AOne reported to the Better Business BureauMel Rosen
53DIt takes folks inTim Croce
7ARipoff (11)David J. Kahn
54DHustle (4)Patrick Blindauer
29ACon (4)Eric Tentarelli
10AFleece (5)Karen M. Tracey
10ACon game (9)Alan Arbesfeld
119DCon game (9)Alan Arbesfeld
1DE-mail offer of $17,000,000.00, e.g.Peter A. Collins
40AFast one (3)Elizabeth Rehfeld
25APonzi scheme, e.g. (3)David Benkof
52DRipoff (11)Adam G. Perl
80DOffer that seems too good to be true, probablyMark Diehl and Kevin McCann
27DShell game (2)Allan E. Parrish
14AShell game, e.g.David Sullivan
1AE-mail from a Nigerian with $10 million to give you, e.g.Raymond Hamel
55DRip-off (11)Gary J. Whitehead
28DHustle (4)Bob Peoples
14AFleece (5)Levi Denham and Nancy Salomon
51AHoodwinkLevi Denham
106DTake for a ride (2)Con Pederson
29DOne may take you in (2)Eric Berlin
54DPonzi scheme, e.g. (3)Jim Conklin
1DCozenageJoe DiPietro
133DPyramid schemeElizabeth C. Gorski
48AMoney-losing proposition (2)Mark Diehl
28AFleece (5)Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
26AShell game (2)Myles Callum
6ASwindle (10)Peter Sarrett
37DPyramid scheme, e.g.Randall J. Hartman
28DTrickAlan Arbesfeld
3DRipoff (11)Cathy Millhauser
10AEnsnaring schemePatrick Merrell
6ASting (4)Mel Taub
1AFraud (3)Sheldon Benardo
53DCheatDavid J. Kahn
45DFleece (5)Alan Arbesfeld
1ACon game (9)Stephen Budiansky
59DSwindle (10)Peter Gordon
5DDefraud (3)Rich Norris
6DRipoff (11)Elizabeth C. Gorski
5AFast one (3)Frances Hansen
10ACon game (9)Trip Payne
5DFleece (5)Rich Norris
9ASwindle (10)Manny Nosowsky
3DRipoff (11)M. Francis Vuolo
48DFraud (3)Cathy Millhauser
19AFraudulent operationCynthia Joy Higgins
52DDefraud (3)Nathaniel Weiss
1ACon game (9)Norma Steinberg
43ACon (4)Frances Hansen
15DFast shuffle, so to speakCharles Deber
1DRip-off (11)Nancy Salomon
53DCon game (9)Gregory E. Paul
10ACon artist's artMark Danna
60DRun a game onBrendan Emmett Quigley
5ARip-off (11)Gregory E. Paul
37DSwindle (10)Cathy Millhauser
10ASwindle (10)Mark Elliot Skolsky
52DSting (4)Arthur S. Verdesca
21APull a conStephanie Spadaccini
113DSting (4)Nancy Nicholson Joline
1DSwindle (10)Rich Norris
10AFraud (3)Eileen Lexau
31ACon jobTrip Payne
52DCon (4)R. H. Burns
88ACon game (9)N. N. Joline
6AFast one (3)R. Hughes
51AMoney-losing proposition (2)S. L. Robbins
77ARip off (11)C. Millhauser
26DCon man's conSidney L. Robbins
1DSwindle (10)Robert Katz
1ADeceptionD.J. Kahn
10ATelemarketing dangerMary E. Brindamour
46DCon (4)Chuck Deodene
76AHow a fool and his money are partedStanley Newman
47AThree-card monte, e.g.Matt Gaffney
36DHoaxRich Norris
5ACase for the consumer affairs bureauLois Sidway
15ARip-off (11)Rich Norris
26DRipoff (11)Gregory E. Paul
28ACon artist's gameBernice Gordon
10DSwindle (10)Chuck Deodene
10ADefraud (3)Matt Gaffney
17ACon game (9)Harvey Estes
104DPonzi schemePeter Gordon
7ADupeBob Lubbers
10ABuncoJoel Davajan
5ASwindle (10)Raymond Hamel
5APigeon drop, e.g.Stanley Newman
20ASting (4)Nancy Joline
52DSucker playManny Nosowsky

1 result for SCAM from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Mar 26, 2017panda22A$1 Macs, probablySam Ezersky

64 results for SCAM from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
44ACon gameBill PolvogtMaleska
15ASwindleErnst TheimerMaleska
10ASwindleAlfio MicciMaleska
27ACon gameRobert ZimmermanMaleska
54DThimblerig, e.g.Tap OsbornMaleska
4DCon gameNorman S. WizerMaleska
70ACon gameAlfio MicciMaleska
53DSwindler's ployBetty JorgensenMaleska
10ACon man's trickEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
5AFraudTap OsbornMaleska
19AConfidence gameJune A. BoggsMaleska
15ACon gameMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
57DShell gameStanley GlassMaleska
31DConfidence gameRonald C. HirschfeldMaleska
10ACon gameFred TooleMaleska
42ACon man's fakeryEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
1ACon gameAlfio MicciMaleska
8DRip-offMichael A. RampinoMaleska
55DStingWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
57DConfidence gameLois SidwayMaleska
57DConfidence gameAlbert J. KlausMaleska
50DConfidence gameJeanette K. BrillMaleska
48ACon man's ruseEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
50DSwindleBetty JorgensenMaleska
1DRip-offMelvin KenworthyMaleska
78DHornswaggler's forteVirginia L. YatesMaleska
19ACon man's ployPeter SwiftMaleska
6AGame of no chanceLois SidwayMaleska
40DCon man's ruseBernice GordonMaleska
53DCon jobErnst TheimerMaleska
5ACon man's schemeKenneth WitteMaleska
6AEntrapment ployEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
34ACon gameLouis SabinMaleska
46DCon gameCharles E. GerschMaleska
135DBuncoNancy W. AtkinsonMaleska
1DConJonesMaleska
1ACon man's ployEli WesoffMaleska
1DConfidence gameVirginia L. YatesMaleska
6AStingRhonda KrausMaleska
58DHandkerchief switch, e.g.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
33DCrooked dealWilliam CanineMaleska
24DCon man’s rusePeter SwiftMaleska
47AConfidence gamePeter G. SnowMaleska
57ACon gameWhittenMaleska
53DAction shared by a shillColeburyMaleska
8DCon gameWorthingMaleska
51DCon man's forteI. Judah KoolykMaleska
8DConfidence gameBambyMaleska
5ACon man's ployBert RosenfieldMaleska
1AConfidence gameWhittenMaleska
1DStingQuiveyMaleska
34DGrifter's operationBert RosenfieldMaleska
1ACon gameJohn GreenmanMaleska
10ASwindler's ruseJohn GreenmanMaleska
10ACon man's ployMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
4ACon man's ployVincent L. OsborneMaleska
5ACon man's specialtyTeresa ForestallMaleska
1ACon artist's ploySidney L. RobbinsMaleska
48DCon man's schemeHugh McElroyMaleska
27DOperation in "The Sting"Dorothy ElliottMaleska
9ACon man's forteMark KrusemeyerMaleska
15ACon jobLouis BaronMaleska
66DCon gameVincent L. OsborneMaleska
45DSpot, stain: Scot.Harriot T. CookeFarrar