John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

New York Times, Thursday, November 24, 1983

Author:John M. Samson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K V X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stripling : LAD
4. Native of Damascus : ARAB
8. Marvel's marvelous word : SHAZAM
14. Hawaii's 808 : AREACODE
16. Mud Hens' city : TOLEDO
17. Thankful 1621 hosts : PILGRIMS
18. Declaimed : ORATED
19. Rouen's river : SEINE
20. Thankful 1621 guests : INDIANS
21. Otherwise : ELSE
22. Stowe scoundrel : LEGREE
25. Libra : SCALES
27. Charles's pet : ASTA
31. Baths of a sort : SPA
34. Yankee Moreno : OMAR
35. Plaid : TARTAN
37. Thankful 1621 governor : WILLIAMBRADFORD
40. Extraterrestrial beings : ALIENS
41. Home of Wood works : IOWA
42. Shell out : PAY
43. Chard genus : BETA
44. Dagwood's wife is one : BLONDE
46. Spirited : FEISTY
48. Closely confined : PENT
52. President who standardized Thanksgiving Day : LINCOLN
56. Roman follower : ESQUE
57. Meadowlark's kin : ORIOLE
58. Oldest New England town : PLYMOUTH
61. Egyptian Christians' ___ Church : COPTIC
62. College chum, perhaps : ROOMMATE
63. Hexapod : INSECT
64. Arizona group : YUMA
65. NaOH : LYE
1. Decline : LAPSE
2. Historian Durant : ARIEL
3. Fleur-___ : DELIS
4. Israeli port : ACRE
5. Henry III, to Henri : ROI
6. James D. Watkins is one: Abbr. : ADM
7. Egyptian god of pleasure : BES
8. He played Judge Hardy : STONE
9. Throng : HORDE
10. Jai ___ : ALAI
11. Letter after epsilon : ZETA
12. Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
13. British hippies : MODS
15. "___ of God" : AGNES
20. Egger's bur. : IRS
22. Mongolian monks : LAMAS
23. Actor Jack from Miami, Ariz. : ELAM
24. Leaping rodents : GERBILS
26. Mint : COIN
27. Sandy's reply : ARF
28. Organ lever : STOP
29. "G.W.T.W." scene : TARA
30. Comical Capp : ANDY
31. Clean an orlop : SWAB
32. Plush surface : PILE
33. Dismounted : ALIT
35. Tigerish, in a way : TAWNY
36. Pilewort fiber : ADAD
38. Expo pitcher : LEA
39. Food for a Digger : ROOT
44. Corncrib : BIN
45. English Derby town : EPSOM
46. Vitamin-B acid : FOLIC
47. Pick out : ELECT
49. Tantamount : EQUAL
50. Off the wall : NUTTY
51. Titter : TEHEE
52. Places : LOCI
53. Niblick : IRON
54. Drams : NIPS
55. ___ d'Azur : COTE
56. Soprano Eames : EMMA
58. Crowbar : PRY
59. McGrew's lady : LOU
60. Hebrew day : YOM

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