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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

CHRISTOLOGICAL TITLES

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1988

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,292
Across Down
1. Splendor : POMP
5. City on the Ganges : PATNA
10. Bundle of wheat : SHEAF
15. Luzon river : ABRA
19. Culture medium : AGAR
20. Like ___ (quickly) : ASHOT
21. Ham's affirmative : WILCO
22. Tie : DRAW
23. "___ want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
24. IHS: Isa. 59:20 : THEREDEEMER
26. Lode : VEIN
27. Comet seen on Dec. 24 : REINDEER
29. "The Glass Key" actor : LADD
30. Liberate : RELEASE
32. English horn : COR
33. Memorable warship : MAINE
35. Combed cotton : CARDED
36. Farrier : SHOER
39. Winold ___, painter of Indians : REISS
41. Trunk : TORSO
42. Pablo Picasso's daughter : PALOMA
44. Short salutation : SIRS
45. Waipahu's island : OAHU
47. D–I links : EFGH
50. Book by poet Ciardi : ASIF
51. IHS: John 10:11 : GOODSHEPHERD
55. Papal name : LEO
56. Pre-Christmas activity : SHOPPING
58. One + one, to Burns : TWA
59. Attributes : TRAITS
61. London borough : EALING
63. Père Noël's affirmative : OUI
64. Caine role : ALFIE
65. Porter's "Kiss ___" : MEKATE
68. Bests in brainpower : OUTWITS
71. Be imminent : IMPEND
72. Trixie Norton's friend : ALICE
73. New Guinea port : LAE
74. Mother of Samuel : HANNAH
76. White-sale items : LINENS
78. N.C. State's conference : ACC
79. Biblical verses : PASSAGES
83. Yule ___ : LOG
84. IHS: Luke 23:35 : THECHOSENONE
89. Verdi opus : AIDA
90. Whoa! : STOP
92. ___ meridiem : ANTE
93. S.A. armadillo : APAR
94. Warmhearted : TENDER
96. Wintry floater : FLAKE
98. Share evenly : SPLIT
100. Certain Yemeni : ADENI
101. "___ Along," Merrill musical : TAKEME
103. Perplexed : ATSEA
105. Start of Mont.'s motto : ORO
106. Adjective for "Metamorphoses" : OVIDIAN
108. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
109. Helter-skelter : PELLMELL
114. Informally, popularizer of "White Christmas" : BING
115. IHS: I Tim. 6:15 : LORDOFLORDS
118. Biologist Metchnikoff : ELIE
119. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
120. Cat Nation tribe : ERIES
121. Slur over : ELIDE
122. Gaspar brought one : GIFT
123. Hardy's "Pure Woman" : TESS
124. Delta preceder : GAMMA
125. Permanent place? : SALON
126. Concerning : ASTO
1. "I Kid You Not" author : PAAR
2. Eye amorously : OGLE
3. Algerian neighbor : MALI
4. IHS: Isa. 9:6 : PRINCEOFPEACE
5. ___ Noster : PATER
6. Notable netman : ASHE
7. Unit of heat : THERM
8. Trondheim loc. : NOR
9. Studios for Seurat : ATELIERS
10. Nobel's compatriots : SWEDES
11. Wasted no ttime : HIED
12. "Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
13. Box-elder genus : ACER
14. Attack area for Graf : FORECOURT
15. Unfavorable : ADVERSE
16. IHS: John 6:35 : BREADOFLIFE
17. Elevate : RAISE
18. Bearded : AWNED
25. Rich pastry : DANISH
28. Frat-house room : DORM
31. Roman household deity : LAR
34. Desiccated : ARID
36. Hot tubs : SPAS
37. Hodgepodge : HASH
38. Potpourri : OLIO
40. ___ Camel, W.W. I plane : SOPWITH
41. Article in common use : THE
43. Lithe : AGILE
44. Dream, to Dante : SOGNO
46. Kin of oho : AHA
48. Enter or arrive : GETIN
49. Drenched the lawn : HOSED
52. Naval C.I.A. : ONI
53. Case for pins : ETUI
54. Plays : DRAMAS
57. Open to all : PATENT
60. IHS: Rev. 1:8 : ALPHAANDOMEGA
62. Ravines : GULCHES
63. See red? : OWE
65. They hum in Dec. : MALLS
66. "Adam Bede" novelist : ELIOT
67. IHS: Rev. 17:14 : KINGOFKINGS
69. Tortilla con carne : TACO
70. Flavor : SAPOR
71. Map within a map : INSET
75. Bert Bobbsey's twin : NAN
77. Hurry up! : SHAKEALEG
78. Tread the boards : ACT
80. "The Counterfeiters" author : GIDE
81. Adam's first address : EDEN
82. Hindu garment : SARI
85. Directional letters : ENE
86. "Ye are the ___ the earth": Matt. 5:13 : SALTOF
87. Apostolic letters : EPISTLES
88. Thurmond of N.B.A. fame : NATE
91. Telethon call-ins : PLEDGES
95. Actor James ___ Jones : EARL
97. "___ my brother's keeper?": Cain : AMI
99. Peak of S Colo. : PAGOSA
101. Apochrypha book : TOBIT
102. Of the birds : AVINE
104. Diamond's time : APRIL
105. Comedian Ole : OLSEN
107. Ibsen's Helmer : NORA
108. Same, to Seneca : IDEM
110. Taro root : EDDO
111. Ally of Sparta : ELIS
112. Ski tow : LIFT
113. Mother of Artemis : LETO
116. Flange : RIM
117. Suffix with pay or plug : OLA

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