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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

HAPPY FORTIETH!

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1985

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,130
Across Down
1. Fourth deck : ORLOP
6. Egg-sized fruit : KIWI
10. Maldives capital : MALE
14. Security Council member : CHINA
19. Court tie : DEUCE
20. Part of Presley's signature : ARON
21. Frigg's husband : ODIN
22. Roomy place : HOTEL
23. U.N. Secretary General: 1953–61 : DAGHAMMARSKJOLD
26. Goddess of concord : IRENE
27. Deliverance : RESCUE
28. Crescent-shaped : LUNAR
29. A Bordeaux : CLARET
30. N'___-ce pas? : EST
31. Flocks : DROVES
33. Ukrainian city : ODESSA
34. Crosiers : CROOKS
38. White poplars : ABELE
39. Ethnologist Heyerdahl : THOR
41. Divide equally : HALVE
42. Bailey of good will : PEARL
43. President who named the U.N. : ROOSEVELT
48. Texas A&M student : AGGIE
49. Actress Jillian : ANN
50. "Can-Can" star : LILO
51. Girls, in Gerona : NINAS
52. Expressionless : DEADPAN
54. City of W Kyushu : KUMAMOTO
58. Gas-grill rock : LAVA
59. Perturb : IRK
60. Duped : TAKEN
61. Jayne Torvill, e.g. : SKATER
63. Stinger ingredient : BRANDY
66. Cordovans, e.g. : SHOES
67. Tickled : AMUSED
68. Guarantee : PLEDGE
69. Reporter Brenda : STARR
70. Needlefish : GAR
71. Samoan drum : LALI
72. Gray or Torrey : BOTANIST
75. Caribou feature : ANTLERS
80. Withy source : OSIER
82. Pluck : GRIT
83. Deserter : RAT
85. Incomplete line, to a printer : WIDOW
86. Secretary General Javier Pérez ___ : DECUELLAR
88. Morley's Kitty : FOYLE
90. Jungian soul : ANIMA
91. Rod's 16½ : FEET
92. Golfer's short iron : WEDGE
93. Typewriter part : PLATEN
94. Sherlock : SHAMUS
98. "The Robots of Dawn" author : ASIMOV
100. Pitch in : AID
101. Household : MENAGE
102. Habituate : ENURE
103. Snickers : TEHEES
107. Love, in Lucca : AMORE
108. U.N.'s main deliberative organ : GENERALASSEMBLY
112. Beg : CADGE
113. Moreno of baseball : OMAR
114. Ugandan river : NILE
115. Saturate : IMBUE
116. Genua : KNEES
117. Impost : DUTY
118. N Honduran port : TELA
119. Electronic device : MASER
1. Singular : ODD
2. Aft : REAR
3. Toboggan : LUGE
4. Operatic baron : OCHS
5. Security Council function : PEACEKEEPING
6. Himalayan peak : KAMET
7. Keogh plan's rel. : IRA
8. A. W. Clausen's concern : WORLDBANK
9. Underwriter : INSURER
10. Great Basin desert : MOJAVE
11. Idolize : ADORE
12. Mae West role : LIL
13. Extremity : END
14. Unicef helps them : CHILDREN
15. Goddesses of the seasons : HORAE
16. Brain passages : ITERS
17. Nonaquatic geese : NENES
18. Queen of the Misty Isles : ALETA
24. Disarrange, with "up" : MUSS
25. Hillock : KNOLL
29. Dovish murmurs : COOS
32. Underground runner : STOLON
34. U.N. member as of Sept. 20, 1960 : CHAD
35. Wax vehement : RAGE
36. Ballerina Spessivtseva : OLGA
37. "Fasti" poet : OVID
38. Of copper: Abbr. : AEN
40. A Gibson : HOOT
42. "Hanky ___," 1982 Wilder film : PANKY
43. Frosts : RIMES
44. Argentine tennis star : VILAS
45. Growing out : ENATE
46. Bathed : LAVED
47. Boris Godunov was one : TSAR
50. N.B.A. champs: 1984–85 : LAKERS
53. Egyptian dry measure : ARDEB
55. U.N. Secretary General: 1962–71 : UTHANT
56. New Zealand native : MAORI
57. Founder of the Ottoman Empire : OSMAN
62. U.N. Secretary General: 1972–81 : KURTWALDHEIM
63. Indifferent : BLASE
64. Memento : RELIC
65. Somme farewell : ADIEU
66. Case or well preceder : STAIR
67. Type size : AGATE
68. Trudge : PLOD
69. Layers : STRATA
73. Eye with a sigh : OGLE
74. First U.N. Secretary General : TRYGVELIE
76. Director Wertmüller : LINA
77. Redact : EDIT
78. F.A.O. headquarters : ROME
79. Trumpeter : SWAN
81. U.N.H.C.R. assists them : REFUGEES
84. Hopped-up drink : ALE
87. ___-majesté : LESE
88. Thighbone : FEMUR
89. Sachet, for example : ODORANT
92. Pinot producer : WINERY
93. Turnovers : PIES
94. Fishing boat : SMACK
95. Two-fisted one : HEMAN
96. Diode part : ANODE
97. Mrs. Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds : MARGE
99. It's chosen by a collège électoral : SENAT
100. Perplexed : ATSEA
104. Soprano Calvé : EMMA
105. Falls back : EBBS
106. Twist sideways : SLUE
108. O'Neill's "The Great ___ Brown" : GOD
109. Second-largest bird : EMU
110. "Give ___ to Love": Emerson : ALL
111. Suffix for saw : YER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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