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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

NO BIG DEAL

New York Times, Sunday, August 22, 1982

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X }
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,975
Across
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Something grand : SLAM
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Hebrew letter : MEM
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Tart, in Toulouse : ACIDE
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Luckman or Caesar : SID
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Nosegay : POSY
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Greek resistance org. : ELAS
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Beam : LASER
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Groom : PREEN
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Lively septet : ARTS
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Wee : TINY
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Chimp's kin : ORANG
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Musical piece : RONDO
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Angry fit : SNIT
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Agitate : STIR
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Vagabond : HOBO
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Unequal: Comb. form : ANISO
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Pair of queens : MARIE&ELIZABETH
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Exhausts : TIRES
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A title for R.W.R. : CIC
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Pair of kings : LEAR&COLE
40
Moslem fasting period : RAMADAN
44
Co-creator of "Charlie's Angels" : GOFF
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Be zetetic : SEEK
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Make an incised mark : RASE
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Scrap : ORT
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Conference : MEETING
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Hecht : BEN
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Mt. Rushmore site : SDAK
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Those who tint : DYERS
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Nocturnal noisemaker : SNORER
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Trattoria's zuppa di ___ : PESCE
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Suffix with fatal : ISTIC
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Salad green : ENDIVE
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Hot drink : COCOA
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Pair of tens : PINS&TOES
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Alleviates : EASES
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Black Sea city : ODESSA
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Poor : NEEDY
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Lariats : LASSOS
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Pivoted : SLUED
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Deadly sin : ENVY
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Watering hole : SPA
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Agrees : ASSENTS
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New Deal agcy. : OPA
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To live, to Livy : ESSE
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Cross or last follower : WORD
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Hall, in Honduras : SALA
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Rigid ruler : TSAR
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Stoats : ERMINES
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Pair of jokers : HOPE&BALL
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In medias ___ : RES
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Sunbathe : TAN
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Shining : AGLOW
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Pair of threes : BLINDMICE&BEARS
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Level: Comb. form : PLANI
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Service tree : SORB
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Picot feature : LOOP
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Krupskaya's spouse : LENIN
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B'way musical : EVITA
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Florence's river : ARNO
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"___ La Douce" : IRMA
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Echo, e.g. : OREAD
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Dam : WEIR
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The sun, for one : STAR
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Thousands of lbs. : TNS
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Some literature : PROSE
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___ U.S. Pat. Off. : REG
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Cistern : TANK
Down
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Contraction : SPASM
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Doone of fiction : LORNA
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Moving : ASTIR
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Based on intuition : MYSTICAL
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Pair of nines : METS&CARDS
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Choice : ELITE
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Type of envelope : MANILA
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Hawaii hi : ALOHA
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St.-John's-bread : CAROB
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Yellowish-brown color : ISABEL
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Indicates : DENOTES
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Energy unit : ERG
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Pair of Jacks : SPRAT&KENNEDY
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Wryly humorous : IRONIC
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"Raging Bull" actor : DENIRO
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Hospital device : SYRINGE
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Ford flop : EDSEL
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"Out-to-lynch" item : NOOSE
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Canton in Norway : EID
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Bronx attraction : ZOO
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Blood: Prefix : HAEM
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A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
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Mortar beater : RAB
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"___ You Lonesome Tonight?" : ARE
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Gump's wife : MIN
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Civil rights org. : NAACP
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Pair of sevens : FOYS&SEAS
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Worried : FRETTED
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Flocks of geese : SKEINS
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Kingston, for one : TRIO
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Now : TODAY
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Yellow flag : IRIS
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Granular snow : NEVE
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French stoneware : GRES
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Pair of fours : SEASONS&WINDS
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Break apart : DISRUPT
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Play parts : SCENES
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Band after bandits : POSSE
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Soft drink : COLA
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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Luck of the Irish : CESS
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Import : SENSE
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Take ___ at (try) : ASTAB
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Pair of aces : EVERT&BORG
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Trinity member : SON
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Evangeline's Grand ___ : PRE
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Commercials : ADS
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Flat piece : SLAB
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"Able was I ___ . . . " : EREISAW
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Sommelier's offering : WINELIST
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Everywhere : ALLOVER
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Estuary : ARM
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Fairy queen : MAB
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Single: Comb. form : HAPLO
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One making eyes : OGLER
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Mars, e.g. : PLANET
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Eternal : EONIAN
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Psychic energy : LIBIDO
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Sports official : SCORER
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Memoranda : NOTES
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Banks of baseball : ERNIE
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Main artery : AORTA
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Ear-lender to Antony : ROMAN
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Pitch woo : SPARK
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Clairvoyance, for short : ESP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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