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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

FRACTURED PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1988

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 }
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,236
Across
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Scoundrel : CAD
4
Angels' headgear : HALOS
9
___ as the eye can see : ASFAR
14
Fixed or frozen follower : ASSET
19
Fabulist George : ADE
20
Two-line verse : EPODE
21
Beach : SHORE
22
Weather, to a poet : CLIME
23
Israeli airport : LOD
24
Tailor trousers : ALTER
25
Pauline's problem : PERIL
26
Exhausts : TIRES
27
Silkworm : ERI
28
Routines : RUTS
29
Frauds : SCAMS
30
Inclination : ASCENT
31
Get lost, after four : BECO MESEPARATED
35
They may justify means : ENDS
36
Danish county : AMT
37
Appraise : RATE
38
Sputtered, as an engine : STALLED
40
In particular : NOTABLY
43
L.B.J. beagle : HER
45
Diamond and Lagerlöf : SELMAS
48
W. S. Porter : OHENRY
49
Mata ___ : HARI
50
Devour, after five : TEARI NTO
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Penn and Tell, for short : WMS
54
Famed marbles : ELGIN
56
Map : PLAN
58
Selves : EGOS
59
Max and Buddy : BAERS
60
Parboils : SCALDS
62
Newman and Revere : PAULS
63
Bullfrog's sound : CROAK
66
Right to the jaw, after four : UPPE RCUT
68
"Dames ___," 1968 musical : ATSEA
69
Double features : CHINS
70
"Mikrokosmos" composer : BARTOK
71
Stadium sounds : ROARS
73
That, in Toulouse : CELA
74
Closefisted : NEAR
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Slightest : LEAST
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French vineyard : CRU
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Broiled entree, after three : LAM BCHOP
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Land contract : DEED
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Frightens : SCARES
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Eroded, as a river : SENILE
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America's Uncle : SAM
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Warehouse function : STORAGE
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"Alice Doesn't Live Here ___" : ANYMORE
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West African country : TOGO
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"Tin ___," 1987 film : MEN
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Osiris's wife : ISIS
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Specialization, after eleven : DIVISIONOFL ABOR
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Christie's Miss ___ : MARPLE
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Novelist Sinclair : UPTON
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On one's toes : ATIP
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Shoe plate : CLEAT
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Kurosawa movie: 1985 : RAN
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Frenzied : MANIC
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Lasagna or linguine : PASTA
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Flax fabric : LINEN
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1 or 66, e.g. : RTE
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Chest: Comb. form : STETH
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Skills, in Sevilla : ARTES
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Untidy : MESSY
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Word of assent : YES
Down
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Son of Jephunneh : CALEB
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Cherish : ADORE
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Commemorates : DEDICATES
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Disappointments, after four : HEAR TBREAKS
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" . . . and pulled out ___" : APLUM
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Numbers game : LOTTERY
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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Sun. talk : SER
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Humane org. : ASPCA
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Shaves a sheep : SHEARS
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Style : FORMAT
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Beard of grain : ARISTA
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R.C., e.g. : REL
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Play parts : ACTS
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Deli specialties, after seven : SLICEDM EATS
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Sea songstress : SIREN
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Correct a text : EMEND
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Exams : TESTS
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Hitler's architect : SPEER
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Freud contemporary : ADLER
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Arabian sultanate : OMAN
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Frome or Allen : ETHAN
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Lioness or Lanchester : ELSA
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Yalie : ELI
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At this point in time : NOW
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German physicist : OHM
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Baseball's Sparky : LYLE
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Parachute strings, after four : RIPC ORDS
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Breed of cattle : ANGUS
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Fur piece : STOLE
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Certain U.S. resident : HISPANO
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Baby powder : TALC
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Lasted : ENDURED
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Mount in Tasmania : OSSA
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Dig : GRUB
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Wagtail's cousin : LARK
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Dessert, after four : BANA NASPLIT
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Caterpillar's hair : SETA
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Greek portico : STOA
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Leave, after seven : PARTCOM PANY
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Half of DCC : CCCL
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American ostriches : RHEAS
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Tin Man's plea in Oz film : OILME
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Type of school : PREP
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Prof. rank : ASST
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Dud : LEMON
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Thanksgiving fruit : CRANBERRY
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___ U.S. Pat. Off. : REG
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Employ : USE
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Coal container : BIN
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Bonnie's beau : CLYDE
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Half: Comb. form : HEMI
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City in Ohio : EATON
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Length times width, e.g. : AREA
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Melts : SOFTENS
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Like a small egg : OVULAR
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Most mature : RIPEST
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The press is the fourth one : ESTATE
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Net minder : GOALIE
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Mohammed descendants : IMAMS
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Former Egyptian president : SADAT
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Dunne or Castle : IRENE
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Tiny amounts : IOTAS
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Queues : LINES
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Speechify : ORATE
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Descartes and Lévesque : RENES
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Walesa : LECH
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Nos. man : CPA
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Shade tree : ELM

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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