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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

IFFY ANSWERS

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 1989

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 542 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,586
Across
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Resell tickets : SCALP
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Exposition : FAIR
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Jersey : SHIRT
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W.W. II gen. : DDE
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"Luck and Pluck" author : ALGER
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Suffix with major or kitchen : ETTE
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Splinter : SLIVER
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Darling with tantalizing curves : RON
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ASK FOR IT : YOUDONTSEEWHATYOUWANT
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Hot tub : SPA
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Whitten's "A Killing ___" : PACE
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Place with no atmosphere : MOON
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Lawn item : MOWER
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A HA'PENNY WILL DO : YOUHAVENTGOTAPENNY
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Least cordial : ICIEST
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Sahara area : ERG
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Fla. county : DADE
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Lenya of "The Threepenny Opera" : LOTTE
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Former V.I.P. at the Met : BING
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Like some stadiums : DOMED
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Suffix with Finn or Lett : ISH
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Do this, then reap : SOW
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CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND? : WINTERCOMES
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Boy preceder : ATTA
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Workshops : ATELIERS
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Kalpa, to a Hindu : EON
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Eisenhower aide, in 1953 : STASSEN
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Excise, to a doctor : RESECT
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Use a Frisbee : FLING
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Bluebloods : ELITES
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Peculate : STEAL
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LET HIM GO : HEHOLLERS
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Roman goddess of chastity : FAUNA
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Came to rest : LODGED
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Israeli statesman : PERES
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Blackish butterfly : ALPINE
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Wakes : AROUSES
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Penn., e.g. : STN
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Pets : CARESSES
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Encolure : MANE
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WEAR IT : THESHOEFITS
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Andress film: 1965 : SHE
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Actor from London : CAINE
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Devil's-walking-stick, e.g. : TREE
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Certain fighter : PLANE
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Horn blower Al : HIRT
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Day, to Don Quixote : DIA
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Entreated : PRAYED
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YOU'LL BE A MAN, MY SON : YOUCANKEEPYOURHEAD
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Greenish-blue color : TEAL
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Produce interest : EARN
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Watson is one; so was Holmes : PRO
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TRY TRY AGAIN : ATFIRSTYOUDONTSUCCEED
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Dauphin's père : ROI
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Straying : ERRANT
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Courteous bloke : GENT
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Undo : ERASE
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Bos. or N.Y. : SPT
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Sitologists' subjects : DIETS
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Olden days : YORE
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Categorizes : SORTS
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Asserts : SAYS
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Sound on cobblestones : CLOP
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Orinoco contents : AGUA
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Was in charge : LED
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Make a pitch for a hitch : PROPOSE
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Command to a canine : FETCH
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Suffix with Adam or Eden : ITE
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Appear again : REEMERGE
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Argot : SLANG
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Skeet feat : HIT
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Campus climber : IVY
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Essex contemporary : REO
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Surpassed : TRUMPED
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Tempted : DRAWN
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Producer-director Stanley ___ : DONEN
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Ingress : ENTRY
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Masse or carom : SHOT
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Mile on the water : NAUT
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World's most common name : WONG
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Lot of Wednesday's child : WOE
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"O ___ we trust . . . " : Tennyson : YET
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Outlet : VENT
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Blue Moon of baseball : ODOM
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Makes the wild mild : TAMES
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Start of a Yule hymn : ADESTE
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Ingrid in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Codger : COOT
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'TWERE WELL, 'TWERE DONE QUICKLY : ITWEREDONE
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Symbol of old-school discipline : BIRCH
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Conforming : INSTEP
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Poet biographized by Izaak Walton : DONNE
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THIS MUST BE BELGIUM : ITSTUESDAY
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Medieval merchant guild : HANSA
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Like a homunculus : WEE
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Stuffed pepper : RELLENO
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Winds : COILS
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Bhutanese, e.g. : ASIANS
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Unit of distance : LEAGUE
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Keys : ISLES
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Movie role of 86 Across : ALFIE
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Onward : FORTH
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Burns's Allen : GRACIE
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Duplicate events : SLAMS
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Pentateuch : TORAH
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Nobel novelist: 1946 : HESSE
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What aristarchs do : SLATE
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Checks : DETAIN
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Natives of San Juan: Abbr. : PRS
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Goldbrick : SHIRK
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Fulmar's kin : ERNE
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Impleaded : SUED
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Duck, in Dresden : ENTE
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Study of causation : ETIOLOGY
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"___ Sorge," Sudermann novel : FRAU
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Headed a committee : CHAIRED
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Frisks : PRANCES
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Whippersnapper : LAD
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Couple : DYAD
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El Misti's locale : PERU
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Oenologists' concerns : YEARS
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Sitting pretty : ONTOP
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Not qualified : UNFIT
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___ bono? : CUI
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Certain collars : ETONS
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___-être (perhaps): Fr. : PEUT
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Amt. paid to an atty. : RETNR
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Dispatch : HASTE
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Anjou or comice : PEAR
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Lie on the oars : REST
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Genethliacons : ODES
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Three, in Torino : TRE
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Sun ___-sen of China : YAT
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Modernist : NEO
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___-Magnon : CRO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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