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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

PLAYING THE ANGLES

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1982

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Ten theme answers turn corners. See, for example, 1 Down.

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C
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I
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T
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E
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D
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E
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B
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A
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R
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O
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V
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E
R
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P
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E
R
17
O
N
E
R
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A
G
A
T
E
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H
E
L
P
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M
A
P
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L
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E
R
N
E
R
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S
T
O
N
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S
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M
E
M
O
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S
T
E
A
K
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O
W
E
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D
I
C
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E
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S
P
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A
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I
N
C
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U
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M
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B
R
A
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R
I
G
H
T
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T
U
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U
P
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E
N
D
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D
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P
I
A
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T
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E
E
T
H
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A
R
R
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L
O
N
G
I
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A
L
T
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A
48
L
A
S
T
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S
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U
N
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C
A
G
E
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C
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S
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T
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G
L
O
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S
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C
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P
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U
L
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A
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U
M
E
A
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T
T
H
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E
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W
A
L
L
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R
I
E
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B
L
O
C
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O
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L
A
K
E
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E
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O
S
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O
A
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H
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C
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L
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A
R
O
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J
O
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A
S
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N
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L
U
R
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H
A
R
T
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S
A
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L
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A
N
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E
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D
I
F
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A
M
O
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T
M
S
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M
A
K
E
R
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O
O
M
F
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O
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R
D
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L
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U
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R
E
M
E
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D
I
A
L
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V
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N
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K
A
N
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C
R
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S
O
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S
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T
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S
H
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D
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D
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O
M
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W
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P
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S
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E
L
D
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H
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O
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P
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N
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N
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D
O
U
T
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H
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O
R
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Y
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A
C
H
T
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S
O
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B
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C
R
O
C
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P
O
L
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S
T
E
L
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E
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G
O
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O
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F
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O
N
A
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H
A
P
P
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Y
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N
O
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T
O
H
E
R
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E
T
N
A
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V
E
N
A
L
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A
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N
T
O
R
N
T
H
E
R
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E
D
S
E
L
131
E
P
E
E
© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,835
Across
1
Quote : CITE
5
Exclude : DEBAR
10
Malthusian dilemma : OVERPOPULATION
14
Vertical : PERPENDICULAR
17
Ace : ONER
18
Marble : AGATE
19
Assist : HELP
20
Box elder : MAPLE
25
Reminder : MEMO
26
Cut of halibut : STEAK
27
Be in debt : OWE
28
Cubes of chance : DICE
30
Watering place : SPA
32
Movie pioneer : INCE
33
Vestige or fish : UMBRA
36
Drivers' maneuvers : RIGHTTURNS
39
Toppled : UPENDED
41
Newswoman Lindstrom : PIA
42
Jags or cogs : TEETH
44
Airport abbr. : ARR
45
Counterpart of lati- : LONGI
46
Utah ski resort : ALTA
48
Endures : LASTS
50
Release a canary : UNCAGE
52
Chi. time : CST
55
Spelling system : GLOSSIC
57
Throbs : PULSATES
59
Japanese apricot : UME
63
Type of grass : RIE
64
Coalition : BLOC
65
Violinist Bull : OLE
66
Veronica or Swan : LAKE
67
Cupid : EROS
68
Vow : OATH
69
Mild cigar : CLARO
72
___ de vivre : JOIE
73
A ___ Able : ASIN
74
Entices : LURES
75
Male red deer : HART
76
Put out to sea : SAIL
77
Stake : ANTE
78
Prefix with fuse or fraction : DIF
79
Hebrew prophet : AMOS
80
Logos : TMS
81
Thomas show : MAKEROOMFORDADDY
86
Inst. in N.Y. : LIU
87
Corrective : REMEDIAL
89
Ancient Roman province : VENETIA
90
Neighbor of Neb. : KAN
91
Coal-tar product : CRESOL
92
Sen. Kefauver : ESTES
95
Clupeid fish : SHAD
96
Like some stadiums : DOMED
98
Tiny : WEE
100
Places of call : PORTS
102
" . . . and Memories of ___!": Poe : ELD
103
Nightclub : HOTSPOT
107
Like the polo crowd : HORSY
109
Eight, in Essen : ACHT
110
Kind of story or sister : SOB
112
Gator's cousin : CROC
113
Ward heeler : POL
114
Ancient monument : STELE
116
Flub : GOOF
119
Nice way to end a pen-pal letter : ONAHAPPYNOTE
124
"I will speak daggers ___ . . . ": Hamlet : TOHER
125
Sicilian spouter : ETNA
126
Corruptible : VENAL
127
"___ Misbehavin' " : AINT
130
Ford flop : EDSEL
131
Fencer's blade : EPEE
Down
1
Building blocks : CORNERSTONES
2
Hostel : INN
3
Golfer's gadget : TEE
4
Miscue : ERROR
5
Appointment : DATE
6
Self : EGO
7
Outlaws : BANDITS
8
"Dinner ___," 1933 song : ATEIGHT
9
Colorado Rockies goalie : RESCH
10
Electrical unit : OHM
11
Churchill's gesture : VEE
12
Shade givers : ELMS
14
Afternoons : PMS
15
Gourmand's delight : EATING
21
Cluny ___ : LACE
22
Barely managed : EKED
24
Hit a fly : SWAT
29
Greek vowel : ETA
31
Orbital high points : APOGEES
33
In desperate straits : UPAGAINSTTHEWALL
34
Thousandth: Comb. form : MILLI
35
Twirler's tool : BATON
36
Come to : REACH
37
Strumpet : TRULL
40
Chemical suffixes : ENES
43
Cream of the crop : ELITE
47
Classifies : ASSORTS
49
"Thus ___ Zarathustra" : SPAKE
51
Flattop : CARRIER
53
Struck : SMOTE
54
Georgia and Cal : TECHS
56
Normandy town : STLO
58
Caucho : ULE
61
Plaza dweller and namesakes : ELOISES
62
Banshee sound : WAIL
64
Comic operas : BOUFFES
67
Tasso's patron : ESTE
69
Teacher's need : CHALK
70
Vampire : LAMIA
71
From third to second to first base : AROUNDTHEHORN
72
Serried : JAMMEDTOGETHER
73
Low-down joint : ANKLE
74
Delineate : LIMN
76
Binaural systems : STEREOS
77
Shoe width : AAA
78
Biblical verb : DOEST
81
A ___ minute : MILEA
82
Public : OVERT
83
Second of two : OTHER
84
Coins in Qum : RIALS
87
Can. lawmen : RCMP
88
Broke : DOWNANDOUT
93
Ladled : SPOONED
94
Big-billed birds : TOUCANS
97
Stableboy : OSTLER
99
Ref. book : ENC
101
Boutique : SHOP
103
Have, to W.S. : HAST
104
Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
106
Motored : DROVE
108
Pitchers for Pericles : OLPAE
111
The two : BOTH
113
Weary : PALL
115
Osprey's cousin : ERN
117
Undivided : ONE
118
Distant : FAR
120
"Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
121
Kennel sound : YIP
122
Compass point : NNE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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