John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

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New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1984

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
John M. Samson has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Verdi product : OPERA
6. Keats, e.g. : ODIST
11. Giraffe's kin : OKAPI
16. Actress Daniels : BEBE
20. Kind of button : PANIC
21. Director Zeffirelli : FRANCO
22. Ward off : REPEL
23. ___ Deo : LAUS
24. Historic beginning : EPOCH
25. "Ave Maria" is one : ORISON
26. Dino's love : AMORE
27. Vases : URNS
28. Discard; reject : CASHIER
30. Slapping sound : SPLAT
32. Ladd film: 1946 : OSS
33. 100 make a pound : PENCE
34. Guiding spirit : ANGEL
36. U.S. Vice President or Presidential candidate : ADLAISTEVENSON
39. Pro golfer or comedian : GEORGEBURNS
43. Russian river : URAL
44. Sash or African sorcery : OBI
45. South African dollar : RAND
46. Network : RETE
47. English admiral or U.S. actor : ROBERTBLAKE
52. Saudi, e.g. : ARAB
53. Many millenniums : AEON
55. Allyson or Lockhart : JUNE
56. ___ Troy, Paris's prize : HELENOF
57. Bill of fare : MENUCARD
60. Eradicate : ERASE
62. Lake, to Byron : MERE
63. Watchdog's warning : GRR
64. Speak to : ADDRESS
65. Novelist O'Flaherty : LIAM
66. Cambridge and Beverly Hills, e.g. : DIETS
68. Iacocca or Marvin : LEE
69. Kind of dance : TAP
70. Stick-in-the-muds : FOGIES
72. Jet set's pet plane : SST
73. Part of the crop : CREAM
75. U. of Florida team : GATORS
78. Colonist or former Patriot : JOHNSMITH
80. Prickles : THORNS
81. ___-dale of Sherwood Forest : ALANA
82. Caesar-salad staple : COS
83. Eddying : SWIRLY
84. Bearskin, e.g. : RUG
85. Gun a motor : REV
86. Seraglio : HAREM
88. Helm direction : ALEE
89. Descries : DETECTS
93. Suffix for Brooklyn : ITE
94. Dispatch : SEND
95. Repeatedly : OFTEN
97. Iowan city or Belgian town : WATERLOO
98. Saunters : STROLLS
100. ___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
101. Kirghiz range : ALAI
103. Admonish : WARN
104. Buccaneer or comedian : HENRYMORGAN
106. Flubs : ERRS
108. MacLaine role: 1963 : IRMA
109. Whiz predecessor : GEE
110. ___-de-boeuf : OEIL
111. Comedian or former N.Y. mayor : JIMMYWALKER
114. Explorer or actor : SEBASTIANCABOT
119. Kind of fry or potatoes : SMALL
120. Potted one, perhaps : PLANT
121. U.S.A.F. decoration : DSC
122. Leaven : YEAST
124. Decked out : ATTIRED
128. Italian wine district : ASTI
129. "Mercure" composer : SATIE
131. Rings : ANNULI
133. Selassie : HAILE
134. Shakes a leg : HIES
135. Block of stamps : SHEET
136. Slept "soundly" : SNORED
137. Rousseau novel : EMILE
138. Aerie, e.g. : NEST
139. Less desirable : WORSE
140. Tiger color : TAWNY
141. Indian tea : ASSAM
1. Yamani's org. : OPEC
2. Hemingway's nickname : PAPA
3. Cabell or Slaughter : ENOS
4. British explorer or late actor : RICHARDBURTON
5. Longing : ACHING
6. Governor of Indiana : ORR
7. Lectern's locale : DAIS
8. Harness, in Cape Town : INSPAN
9. Dresses down : SCOLDS
10. Opposed to modal : TONAL
11. Mouths : ORA
12. The Lone Ranger, to Tonto : KEMOSABE
13. James or James, e.g. : APOSTLE
14. Intrinsically : PERSE
15. Suffix with duct : ILE
16. Its source is Lake Tana : BLUENILE
17. Gains gains : EARNS
18. Swindle : BUNCO
19. Clock inventor or German city : ESSEN
21. Ancestors : FOREBEARS
29. "Rome of Hungary" : EGER
31. Zodiacal sign or Turkish mountain chain : TAURUS
33. Slingshot missile : PEBBLE
35. Played a pandurina : LUTED
37. Had pressing problems : IRONED
38. They may elect to elect : VOTERS
39. Western U.S. grass : GRAMA
40. Like a cornfield : EARED
41. ___ off (sporadically) : ONAND
42. Olds creation : REO
48. Butler or actress in "G.W.T.W." : RHETT
49. Fisher : ANGLER
50. He likes Seoul food : KOREAN
51. Zimbalist and Zimbalist Jr. : EFREMS
54. Dobbin's denial? : NEIGH
55. Ex-Cabinet member or Scottish inventor : JAMESWATT
58. Brazilian coastal state : CEARA
59. Uraei : ASPS
61. He portrayed David Belasco : RAINS
62. Netted : MESHY
65. Slack : LOOSE
67. Agave fiber : ISTLE
70. Norwegian sight : FJORD
71. Chaplin song : SMILE
73. Slide : CHUTE
74. Colonist or pianist : ROGERWILLIAMS
75. Gaudy : GARISH
76. Building wing : ALETTE
77. Alewife's place : TAVERN
79. Bird genus or Erin : IRENA
80. Tare's companion : TRET
82. Provençal poem or Canadian cape : CANSO
86. Armet or sallet : HELMET
87. Design of tesserae : MOSAIC
89. Milker milker : DAIRYMAID
90. Dick or Roy : CLARK
91. Melodious Mel : TORME
92. Sub seeker-out : SONAR
94. Most wily : SLYEST
96. Peace River tributary : FINLAY
97. Enlivens : WARMS
99. Sunday musician : ORGANIST
100. Madison Ave. sights : AGENCIES
102. Aldrin's Eagle : LEM
105. Oven pan : ROASTER
107. Ruth's sultanate : SWAT
111. "When ___ Loved Me," Bennett hit : JOANNA
112. "Let ___ . . . " (winter song) : ITSNOW
113. Gibson or Lovelace's love : ALTHEA
114. Hall-of-Famer Warren : SPAHN
115. Ferguson or Janis : ELSIE
116. College, author or actor : BATES
117. Site of Hell's Canyon : IDAHO
118. Steer or deer, e.g. : BEAST
123. Change color : TURN
125. Journalist Jacob: 1849–1914 : RIIS
126. She scats with cats : ELLA
127. Judge : DEEM
129. Course dir. : SSW
130. Printemps follower : ETE
132. Spanish law : LEY

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