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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

DON'T CON ME!

New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1985

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,934
Across
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Bench warmer : SCRUB
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Big birds : EMUS
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Bar seat : STOOL
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Carriage in Kensington : PRAM
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Russian skater Rodnina : IRINA
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Josip Broz : TITO
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Nerve: Comb. form : NEURO
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Alter : REDO
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FARMED OUT WORK : SUBTRACTED
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FREE : UNSTRAINED
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Pool's black ball : EIGHT
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Jargon : ARGOT
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Scribble : DOODLE
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Beard of grass : ARISTA
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Of bees : APIAN
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BOULEVARDS : COURSES
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Googly-eyed comedian : CANTOR
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Malayan boats : PROAS
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Officer's civvies : MUFTI
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Gone up : RISEN
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PONDERS : TEMPLATES
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Famed N.Y. bldg. : RCA
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Ear: Comb. form : OTO
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Annoy : IRK
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Fiddler Isaac : STERN
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Draft-board letters : SSS
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AT THE SAME TIME : CURRENTLY
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Wasp : HORNET
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Sauce staple : TOMATO
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This gets wetter as it dries : TOWEL
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___ of lead : OLEATE
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Rise of opera : STEVENS
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Tear up, as paper : SHRED
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Intimates : CRONIES
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Truthful : HONEST
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"___ to be born . . . ": Eccles. 3:2 : ATIME
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Fermenting agents : YEASTS
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Part of a cast of thousands : EXTRAS
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ACADEMIC ASSEMBLIES : VOCATIONS
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Bribe : SOP
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Eliot's Marner : SILAS
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Miss Piggy to herself : MOI
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Mus followers : NUS
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Bart or Brenda : STARR
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"___ port in a storm" : ANY
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NOT SETTLED : INCLUSIVE
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Palmer, to pals : ARNIE
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What funambulists take : RISKS
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Take the stump : ORATE
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"___ Restaurant" : ALICES
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SUPEREGO : SCIENCE
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Heads and shoulders : BUSTS
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Defames : LIBELS
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Home of the Gewürztraminer grape : ALSACE
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Biblical mount : SINAI
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Farewell, in Fontainebleau : ADIEU
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PATRONIZING : DESCENDING
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IMPORTANT : SEQUENTIAL
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Leap, in Lyon : SAUT
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Trace : TINGE
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Long-standing quarrel : FEUD
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Hundred: Comb. form : CENTI
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Dollar bills : ONES
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Velocity : SPEED
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Affirmative votes : YEAS
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English county : ESSEX
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Girl, to her brother : SIS
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Vineyard : CRU
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Tease : RIB
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LIKE SOME ELECTIONS : UNTESTED
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Choir member : BARITONE
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Engrave : ETCH
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Glove for Fisk : MITT
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Southwestern Indian : UTE
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Soft drink : SODAPOP
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___ bug in a rug : SNUGASA
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This goes jointly with a mortise : TENON
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Dispossess : OUST
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Food scrap : ORT
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Golding's "___ the Flies" : LORDOF
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A ___ (deductively) : PRIORI
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Pulls apart : RENDS
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Ways : MODES
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Type of gel : AGAR
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August, in Arles : AOUT
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Iranian coin : RIAL
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Land units : ACRES
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Wekas, e.g. : RAILS
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ERRATICALLY : INSISTENTLY
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Galahad's garb : ARMOR
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Cod's cousin : CUSK
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Word with chemical or dollar : PETRO
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She played Sophie : MERYL
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Turf mavens : TOUTS
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Like shower walls : TILED
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SCOUTING OUT : RENAISSANCE
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Minotaur's land : CRETE
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Some bets : ANTES
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Individual efforts : SOLOS
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Council site: 1545–63 : TRENT
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Whines : CANTS
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Moral standard : ETHIC
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Actress Talmadge : NORMA
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Canary's comment : TWEET
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Israeli dances : HORAS
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___ barrel (in trouble) : OVERA
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Tablelands : MESAS
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"___ Woman," Beatles song : SHESA
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Poison : TOXIN
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Uncomplaining : STOIC
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Perfume a room : CENSE
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Three English rivers : AVONS
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James Taylor's "___ Got a Friend" : YOUVE
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J.F.K. and L.B.J., e.g. : INITS
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Mirador : ORIEL
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Iron : PRESS
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Hammer found in whodunits : MIKE
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Highlight : SALIENCE
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DONATES : TRIBUTES
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Took it easy : LOUNGED
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Sky Bear : URSA
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Please : SATISFY
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Becomes innervated : REACTS
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Movie pioneer : INCE
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Gets wind of : SCENTS
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
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"So ___ strange . . . ": Tennyson : SADSO
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Spotless : CLEAN
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Offspring : ISSUE
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Spree : BINGE
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Trigonometry term : SINE
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Kind of tint : AQUA
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Lemons : DUDS
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Immerse : DIP
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Big Foot's shoe width? : EEE
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Electees : INS
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Spenser character : ATE
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A year in Nero's reign : LIX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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