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188 Results for SCAM

123 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences). See the dictionary definition.

DateGridClueAuthor
Thursday, May 11, 20171ARook or gullTimothy Polin
Wednesday, January 25, 201732ARobocall from the I.R.S., e.g.Tracy Gray
Sunday, August 14, 201646AAttorney general's investigation targetIan Livengood
Friday, January 8, 201618ADeal with a huge catchPeter A. Collins
Sunday, October 4, 201560DPlay for a foolJeremy Newton
Sunday, May 3, 201525ATake for a ride (2)Dan Schoenholz
Tuesday, March 3, 201561AFlimflamKristian House
Sunday, January 18, 201566AArrangement of hosing?Joe Krozel
Thursday, November 27, 20145DPut one over onStanley Newman
Monday, September 22, 201410AAlmost any "Get rich quick!" offerIan Livengood
Tuesday, July 22, 201453AGet-rich-quick offer, typicallyJoel Fagliano
Tuesday, July 15, 20145AMany a carnival gameZhouqin Burnikel
Tuesday, June 24, 201433DGrift, e.g.Heather Valadez
Sunday, May 18, 201439AOne may take you in (2)Joe DiPietro
Thursday, February 6, 201433DSource of ill-gotten gainsJoe Krozel
Monday, April 1, 20131AFoolGary J. Whitehead
Monday, March 18, 201335AFleecingDaniel Landman
Monday, February 11, 201335ASwindle (10)Gary Cee
Tuesday, February 5, 20136ADo a Bernie Madoff job onRobert A. Doll
Sunday, December 23, 2012118AToo-good-to-be-true offer, oftenJoe DiPietro
Saturday, November 24, 201251AHustle (4)Josh Knapp
Friday, September 28, 201245APhishing lure?Ed Sessa
Wednesday, February 8, 201255DCon game (9)Lynn Lempel
Sunday, September 25, 20119AGoal of phishingPaul Hunsberger
Sunday, September 18, 201198AE-mail from a Nigerian prince, usuallyJosh Knapp
Wednesday, March 2, 201151DE-mail from a Nigerian prince, probablyDavid Poole
Wednesday, December 15, 201036DBernie Madoff's hedge fund, e.g.John Lampkin
Monday, November 8, 201055DOffer that's too good to be true, oftenJohn Dunn
Saturday, October 30, 201024AContrivance for taking people for a rideBarry C. Silk
Monday, September 20, 20107DMany an e-mail "click here" offerBernice Gordon
Sunday, August 22, 201085DHustle (4)Patrick Berry
Friday, July 16, 20105AOne reported to the Better Business BureauMel Rosen
Friday, March 12, 201053DIt takes folks inTim Croce
Wednesday, July 1, 20097ARipoff (11)David J. Kahn
Tuesday, June 2, 200954DHustle (4)Patrick Blindauer
Thursday, December 25, 200829ACon (4)Eric Tentarelli
Saturday, June 7, 200810AFleece (5)Karen M. Tracey
Tuesday, December 18, 200710ACon game (9)Alan Arbesfeld
Sunday, November 11, 2007119DCon game (9)Alan Arbesfeld
Monday, February 26, 20071DE-mail offer of $17,000,000.00, e.g.Peter A. Collins
Thursday, February 15, 200740AFast one (3)Elizabeth Rehfeld
Wednesday, November 15, 200625APonzi scheme, e.g. (2)David Benkof
Wednesday, October 25, 200652DRipoff (11)Adam G. Perl
Sunday, September 24, 200680DOffer that seems too good to be true, probablyMark Diehl and Kevin McCann
Tuesday, September 19, 200627DShell game (2)Allan E. Parrish
Tuesday, August 15, 200614AShell game, e.g.David Sullivan
Monday, June 19, 20061AE-mail from a Nigerian with $10 million to give you, e.g.Raymond Hamel
Monday, April 10, 200655DRip-off (11)Gary J. Whitehead
Saturday, March 4, 200628DHustle (4)Bob Peoples
Thursday, February 16, 200614AFleece (5)Levi Denham and Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, October 19, 200551AHoodwinkLevi Denham
Sunday, March 27, 2005106DTake for a ride (2)Con Pederson
Friday, October 15, 200429DOne may take you in (2)Eric Berlin
Wednesday, September 1, 200454DPonzi scheme, e.g. (2)Jim Conklin
Saturday, August 14, 20041DCozenageJoe DiPietro
Sunday, July 4, 2004133DPyramid schemeElizabeth C. Gorski
Saturday, May 22, 200448AMoney-losing proposition (2)Mark Diehl
Sunday, January 25, 200428AFleece (5)Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Friday, November 14, 200326AShell game (2)Myles Callum
Wednesday, October 8, 20036ASwindle (10)Peter Sarrett
Monday, August 11, 200337DPyramid scheme, e.g.Randall J. Hartman
Tuesday, November 19, 200228DTrickAlan Arbesfeld
Sunday, November 10, 20023DRipoff (11)Cathy Millhauser
Thursday, October 24, 200210AEnsnaring schemePatrick Merrell
Wednesday, August 28, 20026ASting (4)Mel Taub
Monday, July 8, 20021AFraud (3)Sheldon Benardo
Friday, March 8, 200253DCheatDavid J. Kahn
Thursday, November 15, 200145DFleece (5)Alan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, September 26, 20011ACon game (9)Stephen Budiansky
Monday, March 19, 200159DSwindle (10)Peter Gordon
Saturday, July 1, 20005DDefraud (3)Rich Norris
Thursday, May 25, 20006DRipoff (11)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, April 19, 20005AFast one (3)Frances Hansen
Monday, January 17, 200010ACon game (9)Trip Payne
Saturday, December 4, 19995DFleece (5)Rich Norris
Monday, September 6, 19999ASwindle (10)Manny Nosowsky
Monday, July 26, 19993DRipoff (11)M. Francis Vuolo
Sunday, May 30, 199948DFraud (3)Cathy Millhauser
Tuesday, May 18, 199919AFraudulent operationCynthia Joy Higgins
Tuesday, March 23, 199952DDefraud (3)Nathaniel Weiss
Tuesday, February 2, 19991ACon game (9)Norma Steinberg
Thursday, September 24, 199843ACon (4)Frances Hansen
Sunday, September 20, 199815DFast shuffle, so to speakCharles Deber
Tuesday, August 18, 19981DRip-off (11)Nancy Salomon
Monday, August 17, 199853DCon game (9)Gregory E. Paul
Monday, June 8, 199810ACon artist's artMark Danna
Friday, May 22, 199860DRun a game onBrendan Emmett Quigley
Monday, April 13, 19985ARip-off (11)Gregory E. Paul
Sunday, March 1, 199837DSwindle (10)Cathy Millhauser
Tuesday, February 17, 199810ASwindle (10)Mark Elliot Skolsky
Thursday, January 15, 199852DSting (4)Arthur S. Verdesca
Tuesday, August 26, 199721APull a conStephanie Spadaccini
Sunday, August 10, 1997113DSting (4)Nancy Nicholson Joline
Wednesday, June 11, 19971DSwindle (10)Rich Norris
Monday, May 26, 199710AFraud (3)Eileen Lexau
Wednesday, March 19, 199731ACon jobTrip Payne
Thursday, December 26, 199652DCon (4)R. H. Burns
Sunday, October 27, 199688ACon game (9)N. N. Joline
Wednesday, October 9, 19966AFast one (3)R. Hughes
Monday, September 23, 199651AMoney-losing proposition (2)S. L. Robbins
Sunday, September 22, 199677ARip off (11)C. Millhauser
Monday, July 8, 199626DCon man's conSidney L. Robbins
Monday, February 5, 19961DSwindle (10)Robert Katz
Sunday, February 4, 19961ADeceptionD.J. Kahn
Wednesday, October 11, 199510ATelemarketing dangerMary E. Brindamour
Thursday, September 21, 199546DCon (4)Chuck Deodene
Sunday, September 17, 199576AHow a fool and his money are partedStanley Newman
Thursday, August 10, 199547AThree-card monte, e.g.Matt Gaffney
Wednesday, April 12, 199536DHoaxRich Norris
Thursday, April 6, 19955ACase for the consumer affairs bureauLois Sidway
Sunday, March 26, 199515ARip-off (11)Rich Norris
Monday, December 26, 199426DRipoff (11)Gregory E. Paul
Tuesday, November 29, 199428ACon artist's gameBernice Gordon
Wednesday, November 16, 199410DSwindle (10)Chuck Deodene
Friday, September 30, 199410ADefraud (3)Matt Gaffney
Wednesday, July 20, 199417ACon game (9)Harvey Estes
Sunday, May 1, 1994104DPonzi schemePeter Gordon
Friday, February 25, 19947ADupeBob Lubbers
Wednesday, February 23, 199410ABuncoJoel Davajan
Saturday, January 22, 19945ASwindle (10)Raymond Hamel
Wednesday, January 19, 19945APigeon drop, e.g.Stanley Newman
Thursday, December 16, 199320ASting (4)Nancy Joline
Sunday, December 5, 199352DSucker playManny Nosowsky

1 result for SCAM from Variety puzzles.

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

64 results for SCAM from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Friday, August 6, 199344ACon gameBill PolvogtMaleska
Sunday, July 11, 199315ASwindleErnst TheimerMaleska
Tuesday, February 16, 199310ASwindleAlfio MicciMaleska
Friday, October 9, 199227ACon gameRobert ZimmermanMaleska
Wednesday, October 7, 199254DThimblerig, e.g.Tap OsbornMaleska
Thursday, May 28, 19924DCon gameNorman S. WizerMaleska
Friday, May 8, 199270ACon gameAlfio MicciMaleska
Tuesday, May 5, 199253DSwindler's ployBetty JorgensenMaleska
Wednesday, April 15, 199210ACon man's trickEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Thursday, January 9, 19925AFraudTap OsbornMaleska
Tuesday, December 31, 199119AConfidence gameJune A. BoggsMaleska
Sunday, November 3, 199115ACon gameMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Tuesday, October 8, 199157DShell gameStanley GlassMaleska
Saturday, February 23, 199131DConfidence gameRonald C. HirschfeldMaleska
Tuesday, January 1, 199110ACon gameFred TooleMaleska
Wednesday, October 17, 199042ACon man's fakeryEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, June 10, 19901ACon gameAlfio MicciMaleska
Saturday, May 26, 19908DRip-offMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Tuesday, May 15, 199055DStingWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Tuesday, March 20, 199057DConfidence gameLois SidwayMaleska
Tuesday, January 30, 199057DConfidence gameAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thursday, January 11, 199050DConfidence gameJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Saturday, June 17, 198948ACon man's ruseEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wednesday, March 1, 198950DSwindleBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tuesday, February 28, 19891DRip-offMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Sunday, February 5, 198978DHornswaggler's forteVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Tuesday, December 20, 198819ACon man's ployPeter SwiftMaleska
Tuesday, October 18, 19886AGame of no chanceLois SidwayMaleska
Tuesday, January 19, 198840DCon man's ruseBernice GordonMaleska
Friday, December 18, 198753DCon jobErnst TheimerMaleska
Tuesday, September 8, 19875ACon man's schemeKenneth WitteMaleska
Tuesday, August 11, 19876AEntrapment ployEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Thursday, July 23, 198734ACon gameLouis SabinMaleska
Friday, January 9, 198746DCon gameCharles E. GerschMaleska
Sunday, November 23, 1986135DBuncoNancy W. AtkinsonMaleska
Friday, July 18, 19861DConJonesMaleska
Friday, April 11, 19861ACon man's ployEli WesoffMaleska
Monday, April 7, 19861DConfidence gameVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Wednesday, March 12, 19866AStingRhonda KrausMaleska
Thursday, March 6, 198658DHandkerchief switch, e.g.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Thursday, December 19, 198533DCrooked dealWilliam CanineMaleska
Thursday, December 5, 198524DCon man's rusePeter SwiftMaleska
Sunday, August 11, 198547AConfidence gamePeter G. SnowMaleska
Tuesday, January 8, 198557ACon gameWhittenMaleska
Wednesday, September 26, 198453DAction shared by a shillColeburyMaleska
Wednesday, June 27, 19848DCon gameWorthingMaleska
Saturday, June 23, 198451DCon man's forteI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Wednesday, May 23, 19848DConfidence gameBambyMaleska
Sunday, September 18, 19835ACon man's ployBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tuesday, September 13, 19831AConfidence gameWhittenMaleska
Friday, August 5, 19831DStingQuiveyMaleska
Thursday, May 5, 198334DGrifter's operationBert RosenfieldMaleska
Wednesday, March 30, 19831ACon gameJohn GreenmanMaleska
Wednesday, January 19, 198310ASwindler's ruseJohn GreenmanMaleska
Tuesday, November 30, 198210ACon man's ployMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
Sunday, November 7, 19824ACon man's ployVincent L. OsborneMaleska
Thursday, April 29, 19825ACon man's specialtyTeresa ForestallMaleska
Monday, February 22, 19821ACon artist's ploySidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Tuesday, September 15, 198148DCon man's schemeHugh McElroyMaleska
Saturday, May 30, 198127DOperation in "The Sting"Dorothy ElliottMaleska
Tuesday, January 13, 19819ACon man's forteMark KrusemeyerMaleska
Sunday, September 21, 198015ACon jobLouis BaronMaleska
Sunday, May 11, 198066DCon gameVincent L. OsborneMaleska
Sunday, April 8, 194545DSpot, stain: Scot.Harriot T. CookeFarrar

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