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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

MATCHMAKING

New York Times, Sunday, January 29, 1984

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,500
Across Down
1. Hold : HAVE
5. Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
9. Final part of a pas de deux : CODA
13. ___ pudding : HASTY
18. Daredeviltry name : EVEL
19. Manicurist's charge : NAILS
21. Prognostic : OMEN
22. Brutus's burdens : ONERA
23. Actress-novelist match : MARLOTHOMASMANN
26. Stair post : NEWEL
27. Actress Stritch : ELAINE
28. Kind of jaw : LANTERN
29. Bunyan's Babe, e.g. : BOVINE
30. ___ de guerre : NOM
31. Cooking banana : SABA
33. For shame! : TUT
34. Progenitor : PARENT
35. Fine point : NICETY
37. Comedian-actress match : BOBHOPELANGE
40. Parallel passes : LATERALS
42. "It's ___ than you think!" : LATER
43. Migrate : TREK
45. Loren's birthplace : ROMA
46. Surfeit : SATE
47. Candied items : YAMS
51. Biblical book : HOSEA
53. Deadened : NUMB
55. Excited : AFIRE
57. Loser to Braddock: 1935 : BAER
59. Punty : ROD
60. 36th U.S. Pres. : LBJ
62. He's below a marquess : EARL
64. Dreamy composition : NOCTURNE
66. Call ___ day : ITA
67. Actress-tennis star match : BEAARTHURASHE
70. Yelp : YIP
71. Prufrock's air : LOVESONG
73. Speck : MOTE
74. Aristotle's Aurora : EOS
75. Low : MOO
76. Director Buñuel : LUIS
77. Terra ___ : FIRMA
79. It's made backwards? : EDAM
81. Novae, e.g. : STARS
83. Rec. measures : TSPS
85. Boxer O'Grady : SEAN
86. 500 sheets : REAM
88. Highlands language : ERSE
89. More frigid : ICIER
91. Most mirthful : MERRIEST
93. Actress-painter match : LEEGRANTWOOD
98. Implant : INSTIL
100. Mr. Bones : ENDMAN
101. Apt. particulars : RMS
102. Makes hay, in a way : TEDS
103. Homophone of neigh : NEE
105. Aramaic translation of the Old Testament : TARGUM
106. Main : OPENSEA
109. Themes : LEMMAS
111. Anew : AGAIN
112. Comedienne–camera bug match : GRACIEALLENFUNT
114. Sledded at Lake Placid : LUGED
115. Taxi : HACK
116. Seasons lumber : DRIES
117. Countertenor : ALTO
118. Looks of a rake on the make : LEERS
119. Malts : ALES
120. New England grid team : PATS
121. Swill : SLOP
1. Herculean ones : HEMEN
2. Arthur's island paradise : AVALON
3. Actress-jazz musician match : VERAMILESDAVIS
4. She outwrestled Thor : ELLI
5. Echidna or pangolin : ANTEATER
6. ___-de-dah : LAH
7. Stringed instrument : VIOLA
8. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
9. End of an O'Neill title : COMETH
10. Bongo of Gabon : OMAR
11. For, in Frankfurt : DENN
12. Actress Sheridan : ANN
13. Type of degree : HONORARY
14. On ___ keel : ANEVEN
15. Needlework : SEWING
16. Vingt-neuf follower : TRENTE
17. Mythical beast : YALE
20. World's greatest coffee port : SANTOS
24. Start : ONSET
25. Ticket part : STUB
29. Bundle : BALE
32. Pianist-singer match : BYRONJANISIAN
34. Ballplayer-entertainer match : PETEROSEMARIE
36. Word before walk or mix : CAKE
37. Mame's critic : BLAMER
38. Norway's patron saint : OLAF
39. Eucharistic plate : PATINA
41. ___ Darya, Asian river : AMU
43. Delight : THRILL
44. Dig up : ROOTOUT
46. West Point greeting : SALUTE
48. ___ Dhabi, Mideastern land : ABU
49. Actress-comedian match : MARYMARTINMULL
50. Privileged students : SENIORS
52. Sunday clothes, for some : ALBS
54. West role : BATMAN
56. Imitator : ECHO
58. Rest : REPOSE
61. "___ good cheer . . . " : BEOF
63. Greek letter : RHO
65. Mrs. Tracy : TESS
68. "Sing all ___ willow": Shak. : AGREEN
69. "When the ___ Robin . . . ": Woods song : REDRED
72. Geller's gift : ESP
78. Where trades are made : MART
80. Gas: Comb. form : AER
82. Assay : TEST
84. Freudian names : SIGMUNDS
87. Foolish : MINDLESS
90. Stuff : CRAM
91. Unlike a rolling stone : MOSSED
92. Industrial hub of the Ruhr : ESSEN
93. It may be major or minor : LEAGUE
94. Madden : ENRAGE
95. Less at ease : EDGIER
96. Destroys : WRECKS
97. Atlanta arena : OMNI
99. Shed : LEANTO
102. Actress Shire : TALIA
104. Prohibit legally : ESTOP
105. Lofty : TALL
106. Nuncupative : ORAL
107. University in N.Y.C. : PACE
108. O.K. Corral fighter : EARP
110. Arts degs. : MFAS
112. Borrioboola-___, locale in "Bleak House" : GHA
113. Service call : LET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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