John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 1984

Author:John M. Samson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
5. ___ de León : PONCE
10. Lithuanian or Latvian : BALT
14. Trig, e.g. : MATH
15. Chive's cousin : ONION
16. Exchange discount : AGIO
17. Twelve-point type : PICA
18. With "The," 1955 F.S. hit : TENDERTRAP
20. "That Toddling Town" : CHICAGO
22. Landmark of 20 Across : OHARE
23. Roster : ROTA
24. Wings for Amor : ALAE
26. Major's minor role : CAMEO
28. F.S. hit: 1962 : STARDUST
32. Waldorf ___ : SALAD
33. Anklebone : TALUS
34. Rocky peak : TOR
35. Mashie or niblick : IRON
36. Man on the go : NOMAD
37. Place for fodder : SILO
38. Light brown : TAN
39. Buds : GERMS
40. Ryan of "Ryan's express" fame : NOLAN
41. "From Here to ___," 1953 F.S. film : ETERNITY
43. Kingman clout : HOMER
44. She bowled Alley over : OOLA
45. Narrative : TALE
46. Indian state : ASSAM
49. "The Voice" : SINATRA
52. F.S. hit: 1966 : SUMMERWIND
55. "A ___ in the Head," 1959 F.S. film : HOLE
57. Arrow poison : INEE
58. Baby grand's lever : PEDAL
59. "___ corny as Kansas . . . " : IMAS
60. "Ain't She Sweet?" composer : AGER
61. Reagan aide : MEESE
62. Maui rara avis : NENE
1. Hi-fi component : AMP
2. Secular : LAIC
3. Engrave : ETCH
4. Sobriquet for F.S. : CHAIRMAN
5. Kind of chip not used in casinos : POTATO
6. Petrozavodsk's lake : ONEGA
7. Tenor Martini : NINO
8. Adult scrod : COD
9. Elizabeth-to-Hoboken dir. : ENE
10. Immersed : BATHED
11. Taj Mahal city : AGRA
12. Falsifier : LIAR
13. Drink like Dino? : TOPE
19. Din from a den : ROARS
21. Betty of songdom : COED
24. Big-shouldered Titan : ATLAS
25. Glorify : LAUD
26. 200 milligrams : CARAT
27. Byrd book : ALONE
28. Davis or Cahn : SAMMY
29. Useful : UTILE
30. ___ plexus : SOLAR
31. Disney film: 1982 : TRON
32. Scene : SITE
33. Pie, in Pisa : TORTA
36. Sedaka or Diamond : NEIL
37. "___ Stupid" (F.S./N.S. hit) : SOMETHIN
39. Troll : GNOME
40. Vincent Lopez's theme : NOLA
42. Vagabond : ROAMER
43. Monicker : HANDLE
45. Namesakes of an F.S. daughter : TINAS
46. Himalayas' locale : ASIA
47. F.S. has ___ hundreds of hits : SUNG
48. "Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
49. Aspect : SIDE
50. Film sleuth Tony : ROME
51. Actor Mowbray : ALAN
53. Ann-Margret movie: 1970 : RPM
54. Tiny : WEE
56. Journal follower : ESE

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