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Possible Answers: CON, TAKE, HOAX, FLEECE, RIPOFF, CONJOB, BUNKO, FLIMFLAM, CONGAME, BOONDOGGLE, BAMBOOZLE, PONZISCHEME, THIMBLERIG, PIGEONDROP, OLDARMYGAME, CONFIDENCEGAME.
Last seen on: –Premier Sunday – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Jan 20 2019
-NY Times Crossword 12 Mar 2018, Monday
-Universal Crossword November 27 2017
-Usa Today Crossword Crossword November 19 2017 Sunday
Random information on the term “CON”:
A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. Confidence tricks exploit characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naïveté and greed.
The perpetrator of a confidence trick (or “con trick”) is often referred to as a confidence (or “con”) man, con-artist, or a “grifter”. Samuel Thompson (1821–1856) was the original “confidence man.” Thompson was a clumsy swindler who asked his victims to express confidence in him by giving him money or their watch rather than gaining their confidence in a more nuanced way. A few people trusted Thompson with their money and watches. Thompson was arrested in July 1849. Reporting about this arrest, Dr. James Houston, a reporter of the New York Herald, publicized Thompson by naming him the “Confidence Man”. Although Thompson was an unsuccessful scammer, he gained reputation as a genius operator mostly because Houston’s satirical writing wasn’t understood. The National Police Gazette coined the term “confidence game” a few weeks after Houston first used the name, the “confidence man.”