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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 1983

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: 524 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, 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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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,395
Across
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"Choice" fellow : HOBSON
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Bos. or N.Y. : SPT
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Memorable Belgian musician : BREL
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Reckless : RASH
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Boo-boos in a book : ERRATA
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Parseghian : ARA
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Legal : LICIT
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Scat singer : ELLA
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Pride member : LIONET
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Admiral's nightmare? : MISSINGTHEBOAT
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He raised Hel : LOKI
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" . . . ___ her curds and whey" : EATING
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Regatta and poet William E. : HENLEYS
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Engineer's downfall? : ONETRACKMIND
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Reverse of verso : RECTO
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African lake : NYASA
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Scents : AROMAS
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Bowl call : RAH
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Quagmire : MORASS
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Bad time for an auto mechanic? : RETIREMENT
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French saint: Dec. 1 : ELOI
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Buttons on dryers : RESETS
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Lair for Leo : DEN
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Marie or Anne: Abbr. : STE
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Kind of ray or globulin : GAMMA
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Snide remark : DIG
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Referee's predicament? : WHISTLESTOP
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Haberdasher's headaches? : TIEUPS
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Type of sleeve : RAGLAN
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"Tribute" playwright : SLADE
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Reuters' rival : UPI
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Northern forest : TAIGA
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Shipment to Kennedy : OCTANE
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Set starter : SERVE
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Peril for a veterinarian? : CATNIP
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Mattress salesman's affliction? : SPRINGFEVER
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Sprite : ELF
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Prepared : READY
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Chip off the cold block : ICE
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Mouths, to Marius : ORA
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Incantations : SPELLS
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Pickle spice : DILL
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Plumber's fantasies? : PIPEDREAMS
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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Peggy or Pinky : LEE
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Wonder of songdom : STEVIE
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Whale spray : SPOUT
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Baseball's Rusty : STAUB
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Follow : ENSUE
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Electrician's worry? : OVERCHARGING
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Comes forth : EMERGES
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Type of type : STEREO
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Doer: Suffix : ATOR
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Watchmaker's woe? : TIMEONHISHANDS
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Darcel or Levertov : DENISE
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Burden : ONUS
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Witnessing clause, in law : TESTE
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Huxtable or Rehan : ADA
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Dangerfield : RODNEY
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Robin's residence : NEST
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Flagmaker : ROSS
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Belgian-French river : LYS
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Prevailing procedures : USAGES
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Cry of surprise : HELLO
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Celestial hunter : ORION
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Problem for a real-estate agent? : BROKENHOME
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Mental health : SANITY
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Author Hentoff : NAT
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Hebrew letter after nun : SAMEK
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Famed Trojan : PRIAM
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Most delectable : TASTIEST
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Bridle flap : BLINDER
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Where socks are exchanged : RING
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Hosp. test : ECG
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Limber : LITHE
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Perennials do this : REBLOOM
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Maguey's relative : ALOE
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Do in : SLAY
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Toppers : HATS
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"My Mother ___," TV series of yore : THECAR
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Pakistani region : SIND
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Batter or butter : RAM
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Was solicitous : CARED
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Judges : RATES
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Middle: Prefix : MEDI
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One-time Perle of society : MESTA
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Chekhov : ANTON
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"That's one small ___ . . . " : STEP
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Mil. group : REGT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Dramatic device : ASIDE
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Perennial herb : SEGO
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Prefix with mural or muscular : INTRA
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"___ will, I can . . . ": Sheridan : IMUSTI
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Petty thieves : SWIPERS
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"A man, ___ . . . " : APLAN
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Pelage : HAIR
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Secular : LAIC
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Actress Samantha : EGGAR
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On the schedule : SLATED
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Emulated Stratas : SANG
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Trick : RUSE
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Crusoe's creator : DEFOE
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Legendary Uri family : TELLS
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Footnote abbr. : OPCIT
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Pancake : CREPE
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Victory signs : VEES
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Carpenter's bad habit? : NAILBITING
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Inactive : IDLE
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Gomer or Howard : PYLE
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Drinks a little : SIPS
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Rub out : ERASE
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Bara role : VAMP
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Poker hand : FLUSH
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Fatherly : PATERNAL
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Mlle., in Madrid : SRTA
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Bleak peak : EVEREST
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Dog found in the Outback : DINGO
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Take offense : RESENT
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Calms : SOOTHES
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Handle : EAR
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Eye part : UVEA
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Kampala is here : UGANDA
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Member of the wedding : USHER
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She is "Woman" : REDDY
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Things, en casas : COSAS
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"Long time ___" : NOSEE
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Zane and Jane : GREYS
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School Shelley attended : ETON
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Golconda : MINE
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Big birds : EMUS
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Concordes : SSTS
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Prefix with bar or graph : ISO
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Dawn goddess : EOS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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