John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1982

Author:John M. Samson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
John M. Samson has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Home of a certain cross : MALTA
6. Competent : ABLE
10. Saintly-sounding name : PIUS
14. E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
15. It glows for shows : NEON
16. Pay one's share : ANTE
17. Start of a Christmas message : GLORYTOGODINTHE
20. Suffix with Christ : IAN
21. Pleiades' pursuer : ORION
22. Felt love for : CARED
23. Concerning : ANENT
24. Computer's bank : MEMORY
25. Message: Part II : HIGHEST
28. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
29. Black cuckoos : ANIS
30. Goodbye : TATA
31. Kind of fly, for short : MED
34. Message: Part III : ANDONEARTHPEACE
39. Diocese : SEE
40. Christian Science founder : EDDY
41. Heavenly Harp : LYRE
42. Goal net : CAGE
43. Cause of "good news of great joy" : SAVIOUR
46. Self-defense system : KARATE
49. Expanse of land : ACRES
50. Become one on the run : ELOPE
51. Adjust the wheels : ALIGN
52. "Israfel" author : POE
55. End of message : TOMENOFGOODWILL
58. Word before broil or coal : CHAR
59. Allison, to Ollie : FRAN
60. Aid for Moses : EASEL
61. ___ Christian Andersen : HANS
62. Sloth features : TOES
63. Delete : ERASE
1. They saw the Light : MAGI
2. Actress Nazimova : ALLA
3. Unicorn's foe : LION
4. Thrice, to Titus : TER
5. " . . . he who receives ___ I send, receives me" : ANYONE
6. Consecrate : ANOINT
7. Fathered : BEGOT
8. Great diver : LOON
9. Eternity lacks this : END
10. Canal completed in 1914 : PANAMA
11. Musical lead-in : INTRO
12. King Arthur's father : UTHER
13. Like a pomegranate : SEEDY
18. Very, in Verdun : TRES
19. Small glacier : ICECAP
23. Chan's comment : AHSO
24. Miller, e.g. : MOTH
25. Golfer Jay : HAAS
26. Taverne : INNE
27. Nobelist novelist: 1947 : GIDE
28. Leatherwing : BAT
30. Endeavor : TRY
31. Croagh Patrick's county : MAYO
32. Beige : ECRU
33. Caribou : DEER
35. Tidy up : NEATEN
36. Advantage : EDGE
37. Citrus drink : ADE
38. Yalies : ELIS
42. Pranks : CAPERS
43. Genealogist's concern : SCIONS
44. Mythical ship : ARGO
45. Buyer : VENDEE
46. Two-master : KETCH
47. The ___ State (Hawaii) : ALOHA
48. Kind of law or nose : ROMAN
49. Seaweed : ALGAE
51. Hair style : AFRO
52. Site of a tilting tower : PISA
53. What Greco hears : OLES
54. She, in Sèvres : ELLE
56. "What ___ was thought . . . ": Pope : OFT
57. Anathema to doves : WAR

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