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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

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New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 1992

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,720
Across
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Marble : AGATE
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J. Irving hero : GARP
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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"Good Earth"-ling : OLAN
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Garfunkel's ex-partner : SIMON
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Customs : MORES
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Paintings to Ethel? : WATERSOILS
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Pleven or Lévesque : RENE
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Like draft beer : ONTAP
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Begged : ENTREATED
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Chess pieces to Alan and Larry? : KINGSQUEENS
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Gibe at : TWIT
31
Water frozen in the Weser : EIS
32
Miscues : ERRS
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Its motto is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity" : FBI
35
Summer wear to Shelley and Huey? : LONGSSHORTS
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It's now C.I.S. : USSR
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Imprest : LOAN
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Casts about : SEEKS
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Green ice cream : PISTACHIO
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Legal document : TITLE
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N.Y.-to-Boston dir. : ENE
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Whisky drinks : SHOTS
53
Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
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Circus performers to Thornton and Billy? : WILDERSTAMERS
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Field role : RAE
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Coarse quality : GROSSNESS
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Ultimate degree : NTH
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Is important : MATTERS
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Ga. city : MACON
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Fluffy scarf : BOA
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Former Winter Palace residents : CZARS
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Let ___ (stet) : ITSTAND
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Gilt : SOW
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Speculative people : THEORISTS
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Kindled : LIT
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Purchasing agents to Peter? : SELLERSBUYERS
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Park Chung ___, S. Korean President: 1963-79 : HEE
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Curling or hurling : SPORT
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Air-press. unit : ATM
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In debt : OWING
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Open to contravention : OPPOSABLE
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Rose essence : ATTAR
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Dandies : FOPS
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Shopper's homemade aid : LIST
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Polished shoes to Claude? : RAINSSHINES
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Suffix with malt : OSE
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Book by Ciardi : ASIF
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Good moods : UPS
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Convinced : SOLD
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Apartments to Becky's kin? : SHARPSFLATS
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Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton : HEIRESSES
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Place for a grill : PATIO
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Shreds of threads : LINT
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Singles to female singles? : MISSESHITS
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Change : ALTER
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Lough ___, in Eire : ERNE
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Rush-hour rarities on buses : SEATS
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Chivy or chevy : TEASE
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Sherman Act target : TRUST
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Conv. attendees : DELS
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Gordie of hockey : HOWE
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Zest : ELAN
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Cinema-TV detective Helm : MATT
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Type of guidance, in aerospace : INERTIAL
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Attack : ASSAIL
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Padua frescoes, e.g. : GIOTTOS
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Sand, to Chopin : AMIE
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Related : TOLD
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Minnesota twins : ENS
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Gaudy : GARISH
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Hit the bell : RANG
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Fixes beforehand : PRESETS
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Louis L'___, Sackett creator : AMOUR
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Paragon : NONESUCH
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Art Deco designer : ERTE
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Actress Young : SEAN
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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VCR setting : REW
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Lip service? : KISS
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P-U connection : QRST
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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Circular : FLIER
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Toys to Timothy? : BOTTOMSTOPS
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Food, shelter, etc. : NEEDS
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Chromosome contents : GENES
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Winfrey of TV : OPRAH
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African's rawhide thong : RIEM
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Destroyers to Dinah and Eddie? : SHORESSHIPS
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Shankar's companion : SITAR
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Thorny bunch : ROSES
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Brokaw specialties : NEWSCASTS
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"Her eyes ___ Twilight fair": Wordsworth : ASSTARSOF
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License plate : TAG
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Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
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___ ear and . . . : INONE
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Ivan of tennis : LENDL
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Kilimanjaro sight : SNOWS
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Letters in Einstein's famous quotation : EMCEE
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Kind of clam : RAZOR
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Didn't lose at musical chairs : SAT
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Quang ___, city in Vietnam : TRI
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Use a gimlet : BORE
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"E ___ dell'anima," Verdi aria : ILSOL
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Hedren of "The Birds" : TIPPI
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A natural at Reno : SEVEN
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___ -frutti : TUTTI
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Rosten's Kaplan : HYMAN
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Jittery : TENSE
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Div. or sect. : SEG
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Caron role : LILI
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Rome's ___ of Caracalla : BATHS
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Traffic circles in New England : ROTARIES
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Comeuppance place : WOODSHED
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Ben Canaan and Onassis : ARIS
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At sea : BAFFLED
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Kin of daboias : ASPS
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Strives against : RESISTS
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Gold-rush mill owner : SUTTER
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Most tender : SOREST
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Seed of a sort : SPORE
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Brown of renown : LES
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Tiff : SPAT
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Irwin of golf : HALE
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"___ girl!" : ATTA
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Milano money : LIRE
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Karenina or Christie : ANNA
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Yesterday, to Yves : HIER
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Seesaw sitter in a rhyme : ESAU
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Venue : SITE
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Common abbr. : ETAL
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Concordes : SSTS
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Ariz. zone : MST

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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