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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).
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DateGridClueAuthor
Thu May 11, 20171ARook or gullTimothy Polin
Wed Jan 25, 201732ARobocall from the I.R.S., e.g.Tracy Gray
Sun Aug 14, 201646AAttorney general's investigation targetIan Livengood
Fri Jan 8, 201618ADeal with a huge catchPeter A. Collins
Sun Oct 4, 201560DPlay for a foolJeremy Newton
Sun May 3, 201525ATake for a ride (2)Dan Schoenholz
Tue Mar 3, 201561AFlimflamKristian House
Sun Jan 18, 201566AArrangement of hosing?Joe Krozel
Thu Nov 27, 20145DPut one over onStanley Newman
Mon Sep 22, 201410AAlmost any "Get rich quick!" offerIan Livengood
Tue Jul 22, 201453AGet-rich-quick offer, typicallyJoel Fagliano
Tue Jul 15, 20145AMany a carnival gameZhouqin Burnikel
Tue Jun 24, 201433DGrift, e.g.Heather Valadez
Sun May 18, 201439AOne may take you in (2)Joe DiPietro
Thu Feb 6, 201433DSource of ill-gotten gainsJoe Krozel
Mon Apr 1, 20131AFoolGary J. Whitehead
Mon Mar 18, 201335AFleecingDaniel Landman
Mon Feb 11, 201335ASwindle (10)Gary Cee
Tue Feb 5, 20136ADo a Bernie Madoff job onRobert A. Doll
Sun Dec 23, 2012118AToo-good-to-be-true offer, oftenJoe DiPietro
Sat Nov 24, 201251AHustle (4)Josh Knapp
Fri Sep 28, 201245APhishing lure?Ed Sessa
Wed Feb 8, 201255DCon game (9)Lynn Lempel
Sun Sep 25, 20119AGoal of phishingPaul Hunsberger
Sun Sep 18, 201198AE-mail from a Nigerian prince, usuallyJosh Knapp
Wed Mar 2, 201151DE-mail from a Nigerian prince, probablyDavid Poole
Wed Dec 15, 201036DBernie Madoff's hedge fund, e.g.John Lampkin
Mon Nov 8, 201055DOffer that's too good to be true, oftenJohn Dunn
Sat Oct 30, 201024AContrivance for taking people for a rideBarry C. Silk
Mon Sep 20, 20107DMany an e-mail "click here" offerBernice Gordon
Sun Aug 22, 201085DHustle (4)Patrick Berry
Fri Jul 16, 20105AOne reported to the Better Business BureauMel Rosen
Fri Mar 12, 201053DIt takes folks inTim Croce
Wed Jul 1, 20097ARipoff (11)David J. Kahn
Tue Jun 2, 200954DHustle (4)Patrick Blindauer
Thu Dec 25, 200829ACon (4)Eric Tentarelli
Sat Jun 7, 200810AFleece (5)Karen M. Tracey
Tue Dec 18, 200710ACon game (9)Alan Arbesfeld
Sun Nov 11, 2007119DCon game (9)Alan Arbesfeld
Mon Feb 26, 20071DE-mail offer of $17,000,000.00, e.g.Peter A. Collins
Thu Feb 15, 200740AFast one (3)Elizabeth Rehfeld
Wed Nov 15, 200625APonzi scheme, e.g. (2)David Benkof
Wed Oct 25, 200652DRipoff (11)Adam G. Perl
Sun Sep 24, 200680DOffer that seems too good to be true, probablyMark Diehl and Kevin McCann
Tue Sep 19, 200627DShell game (2)Allan E. Parrish
Tue Aug 15, 200614AShell game, e.g.David Sullivan
Mon Jun 19, 20061AE-mail from a Nigerian with $10 million to give you, e.g.Raymond Hamel
Mon Apr 10, 200655DRip-off (11)Gary J. Whitehead
Sat Mar 4, 200628DHustle (4)Bob Peoples
Thu Feb 16, 200614AFleece (5)Levi Denham and Nancy Salomon
Wed Oct 19, 200551AHoodwinkLevi Denham
Sun Mar 27, 2005106DTake for a ride (2)Con Pederson
Fri Oct 15, 200429DOne may take you in (2)Eric Berlin
Wed Sep 1, 200454DPonzi scheme, e.g. (2)Jim Conklin
Sat Aug 14, 20041DCozenageJoe DiPietro
Sun Jul 4, 2004133DPyramid schemeElizabeth C. Gorski
Sat May 22, 200448AMoney-losing proposition (2)Mark Diehl
Sun Jan 25, 200428AFleece (5)Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Fri Nov 14, 200326AShell game (2)Myles Callum
Wed Oct 8, 20036ASwindle (10)Peter Sarrett
Mon Aug 11, 200337DPyramid scheme, e.g.Randall J. Hartman
Tue Nov 19, 200228DTrickAlan Arbesfeld
Sun Nov 10, 20023DRipoff (11)Cathy Millhauser
Thu Oct 24, 200210AEnsnaring schemePatrick Merrell
Wed Aug 28, 20026ASting (4)Mel Taub
Mon Jul 8, 20021AFraud (3)Sheldon Benardo
Fri Mar 8, 200253DCheatDavid J. Kahn
Thu Nov 15, 200145DFleece (5)Alan Arbesfeld
Wed Sep 26, 20011ACon game (9)Stephen Budiansky
Mon Mar 19, 200159DSwindle (10)Peter Gordon
Sat Jul 1, 20005DDefraud (3)Rich Norris
Thu May 25, 20006DRipoff (11)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wed Apr 19, 20005AFast one (3)Frances Hansen
Mon Jan 17, 200010ACon game (9)Trip Payne
Sat Dec 4, 19995DFleece (5)Rich Norris
Mon Sep 6, 19999ASwindle (10)Manny Nosowsky
Mon Jul 26, 19993DRipoff (11)M. Francis Vuolo
Sun May 30, 199948DFraud (3)Cathy Millhauser
Tue May 18, 199919AFraudulent operationCynthia Joy Higgins
Tue Mar 23, 199952DDefraud (3)Nathaniel Weiss
Tue Feb 2, 19991ACon game (9)Norma Steinberg
Thu Sep 24, 199843ACon (4)Frances Hansen
Sun Sep 20, 199815DFast shuffle, so to speakCharles Deber
Tue Aug 18, 19981DRip-off (11)Nancy Salomon
Mon Aug 17, 199853DCon game (9)Gregory E. Paul
Mon Jun 8, 199810ACon artist's artMark Danna
Fri May 22, 199860DRun a game onBrendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Apr 13, 19985ARip-off (11)Gregory E. Paul
Sun Mar 1, 199837DSwindle (10)Cathy Millhauser
Tue Feb 17, 199810ASwindle (10)Mark Elliot Skolsky
Thu Jan 15, 199852DSting (4)Arthur S. Verdesca
Tue Aug 26, 199721APull a conStephanie Spadaccini
Sun Aug 10, 1997113DSting (4)Nancy Nicholson Joline
Wed Jun 11, 19971DSwindle (10)Rich Norris
Mon May 26, 199710AFraud (3)Eileen Lexau
Wed Mar 19, 199731ACon jobTrip Payne
Thu Dec 26, 199652DCon (4)R. H. Burns
Sun Oct 27, 199688ACon game (9)N. N. Joline
Wed Oct 9, 19966AFast one (3)R. Hughes
Mon Sep 23, 199651AMoney-losing proposition (2)S. L. Robbins
Sun Sep 22, 199677ARip off (11)C. Millhauser
Mon Jul 8, 199626DCon man's conSidney L. Robbins
Mon Feb 5, 19961DSwindle (10)Robert Katz
Sun Feb 4, 19961ADeceptionD.J. Kahn
Wed Oct 11, 199510ATelemarketing dangerMary E. Brindamour
Thu Sep 21, 199546DCon (4)Chuck Deodene
Sun Sep 17, 199576AHow a fool and his money are partedStanley Newman
Thu Aug 10, 199547AThree-card monte, e.g.Matt Gaffney
Wed Apr 12, 199536DHoaxRich Norris
Thu Apr 6, 19955ACase for the consumer affairs bureauLois Sidway
Sun Mar 26, 199515ARip-off (11)Rich Norris
Mon Dec 26, 199426DRipoff (11)Gregory E. Paul
Tue Nov 29, 199428ACon artist's gameBernice Gordon
Wed Nov 16, 199410DSwindle (10)Chuck Deodene
Fri Sep 30, 199410ADefraud (3)Matt Gaffney
Wed Jul 20, 199417ACon game (9)Harvey Estes
Sun May 1, 1994104DPonzi schemePeter Gordon
Fri Feb 25, 19947ADupeBob Lubbers
Wed Feb 23, 199410ABuncoJoel Davajan
Sat Jan 22, 19945ASwindle (10)Raymond Hamel
Wed Jan 19, 19945APigeon drop, e.g.Stanley Newman
Thu Dec 16, 199320ASting (4)Nancy Joline
Sun Dec 5, 199352DSucker 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
Fri Aug 6, 199344ACon gameBill PolvogtMaleska
Sun Jul 11, 199315ASwindleErnst TheimerMaleska
Tue Feb 16, 199310ASwindleAlfio MicciMaleska
Fri Oct 9, 199227ACon gameRobert ZimmermanMaleska
Wed Oct 7, 199254DThimblerig, e.g.Tap OsbornMaleska
Thu May 28, 19924DCon gameNorman S. WizerMaleska
Fri May 8, 199270ACon gameAlfio MicciMaleska
Tue May 5, 199253DSwindler's ployBetty JorgensenMaleska
Wed Apr 15, 199210ACon man's trickEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Thu Jan 9, 19925AFraudTap OsbornMaleska
Tue Dec 31, 199119AConfidence gameJune A. BoggsMaleska
Sun Nov 3, 199115ACon gameMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Tue Oct 8, 199157DShell gameStanley GlassMaleska
Sat Feb 23, 199131DConfidence gameRonald C. HirschfeldMaleska
Tue Jan 1, 199110ACon gameFred TooleMaleska
Wed Oct 17, 199042ACon man's fakeryEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sun Jun 10, 19901ACon gameAlfio MicciMaleska
Sat May 26, 19908DRip-offMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Tue May 15, 199055DStingWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Tue Mar 20, 199057DConfidence gameLois SidwayMaleska
Tue Jan 30, 199057DConfidence gameAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thu Jan 11, 199050DConfidence gameJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sat Jun 17, 198948ACon man's ruseEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wed Mar 1, 198950DSwindleBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tue Feb 28, 19891DRip-offMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Sun Feb 5, 198978DHornswaggler's forteVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Tue Dec 20, 198819ACon man's ployPeter SwiftMaleska
Tue Oct 18, 19886AGame of no chanceLois SidwayMaleska
Tue Jan 19, 198840DCon man's ruseBernice GordonMaleska
Fri Dec 18, 198753DCon jobErnst TheimerMaleska
Tue Sep 8, 19875ACon man's schemeKenneth WitteMaleska
Tue Aug 11, 19876AEntrapment ployEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Thu Jul 23, 198734ACon gameLouis SabinMaleska
Fri Jan 9, 198746DCon gameCharles E. GerschMaleska
Sun Nov 23, 1986135DBuncoNancy W. AtkinsonMaleska
Fri Jul 18, 19861DConJonesMaleska
Fri Apr 11, 19861ACon man's ployEli WesoffMaleska
Mon Apr 7, 19861DConfidence gameVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Wed Mar 12, 19866AStingRhonda KrausMaleska
Thu Mar 6, 198658DHandkerchief switch, e.g.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Thu Dec 19, 198533DCrooked dealWilliam CanineMaleska
Thu Dec 5, 198524DCon man's rusePeter SwiftMaleska
Sun Aug 11, 198547AConfidence gamePeter G. SnowMaleska
Tue Jan 8, 198557ACon gameWhittenMaleska
Wed Sep 26, 198453DAction shared by a shillColeburyMaleska
Wed Jun 27, 19848DCon gameWorthingMaleska
Sat Jun 23, 198451DCon man's forteI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Wed May 23, 19848DConfidence gameBambyMaleska
Sun Sep 18, 19835ACon man's ployBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tue Sep 13, 19831AConfidence gameWhittenMaleska
Fri Aug 5, 19831DStingQuiveyMaleska
Thu May 5, 198334DGrifter's operationBert RosenfieldMaleska
Wed Mar 30, 19831ACon gameJohn GreenmanMaleska
Wed Jan 19, 198310ASwindler's ruseJohn GreenmanMaleska
Tue Nov 30, 198210ACon man's ployMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
Sun Nov 7, 19824ACon man's ployVincent L. OsborneMaleska
Thu Apr 29, 19825ACon man's specialtyTeresa ForestallMaleska
Mon Feb 22, 19821ACon artist's ploySidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Tue Sep 15, 198148DCon man's schemeHugh McElroyMaleska
Sat May 30, 198127DOperation in "The Sting"Dorothy ElliottMaleska
Tue Jan 13, 19819ACon man's forteMark KrusemeyerMaleska
Sun Sep 21, 198015ACon jobLouis BaronMaleska
Sun May 11, 198066DCon gameVincent L. OsborneMaleska
Sun Apr 8, 194545DSpot, stain: Scot.Harriot T. CookeFarrar