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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

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New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 1982

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,779
Across Down
1. Played the part : ACTED
6. Retired N.C. senator : ERVIN
11. "God's Little ___" : ACRE
15. Greek letters : PSIS
19. Enfold : DRAPE
20. Kind of acid : AMINO
21. An anagram for nail : LAIN
22. "Let ___," Beatles hit : ITBE
23. Brother of Peter Graves : JAMESARNESS
25. Move slowly : INCH
26. Pelican's crop : CRAW
27. Improper : UNMEET
28. Adam's son : SETH
30. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
32. Individual : ONE
33. Keres people of N.M. : SIA
34. Via del Corso locale : ROMA
37. Turkish border river : ARAS
39. Frightened : ALARMED
41. Imbrown : TAN
42. Arturo Toscanini's son-in-law : VLADIMIRHOROWITZ
45. Foxy : SLY
46. Ximena's husband : ELCID
47. Scottish proprietor : LAIRD
48. ___-di-dah : LAH
49. Law deg. : LLM
51. Bring forth : SPAWN
53. Word of disgust : UGH
56. Served with gravy : AUJUS
61. Glows : GLEAMS
63. Neighbor of Thailand : LAOS
65. Lobster eggs : ROE
66. Growing out : ENATE
67. City near Memphis : EARLE
68. Kind of school : GRAMMAR
70. Kitchen utensil : RICER
71. Coolidge's third cousin : ORSONBEAN
75. Vacuum tube : DIODE
76. Makes a request : ASKSFOR
78. France's longest river : LOIRE
79. Queen ___ War : ANNES
80. You, in Québec : TOI
81. Myth : SAGA
83. Nab : COLLAR
84. Nickname for a cousin of F.D.R. : TEDDY
85. Chemical suffix : ENE
86. Make merry : REVEL
88. Gumshoe : TEC
89. Town on the Niger : GAO
92. Fountain treats : SODAS
94. Cardinal points : EASTS
98. Hallucinogen : LSD
101. Nobelist Max Born's granddaughter : OLIVIANEWTONJOHN
104. Initials at O'Hare : ETA
105. Before daybreak : PREDAWN
106. Type of sign : NEON
107. Plaintiff : USEE
108. " . . . but ___ are chosen" : FEW
109. Collection : ANA
110. Alan or Cheryl : LADD
112. Fabric patttern : DOTS
114. Picasso's "Dora Maar ___" : SEATED
116. Suit adjunct : VEST
118. Diamond from Brooklyn : NEIL
120. Barbara Hutton's cousin : DINAMERRILL
123. Aphrodite's son : EROS
124. Genealogical diagram : TREE
125. Semblance : IMAGE
126. "The Golden Legend" heroine : ELSIE
127. Unit of force : DYNE
128. ___ spumante : ASTI
129. Himalayan kingdom : NEPAL
130. Was foolishly fond : DOTED
1. Resolves : ADJUSTS
2. Of the skull : CRANIAL
3. Noted Indian chief : TAMMANY
4. Fencing weapon : EPEE
5. Merit : DESERVE
6. Type of drum or ring : EAR
7. Loser to J.F.K. : RMN
8. Competes for : VIES
9. Tailor's concern : INSEAM
10. Naris : NOSTRIL
11. Prophet Mohammed's son-in-law : ALI
12. Miracle site : CANA
13. Franz Liszt's son-in-law : RICHARDWAGNER
14. Adorn with a nimbus : ENHALO
15. Movie, for short : PIC
16. Herman Talmadge's second cousin : STROMTHURMOND
17. Novelist Blasco ___ : IBANEZ
18. Stitched : SEWED
24. Lagoon enclosure : ATOLL
29. Bedevil : HARASS
31. Wail : BAWL
35. Davis or Hyman : MAC
36. "___, a dollar . . . " : ADILLAR
38. Clipper, e.g. : SHIP
40. Creek : RIA
43. Sluggards : IDLERS
44. Spoken : ORAL
50. Bad, in Barcelona : MALO
52. Correlative : NOR
54. Prodded : GOADED
55. Heterodoxy : HERESY
56. Put the fizz in fizz : AERATE
57. Concord : UNISON
58. Playwright Jason Miller's father-in-law : JACKIEGLEASON
59. Colorado tribe : UTES
60. Soil-bound slaves : SERFS
61. Actor Tim Conway's brother : GEORGESANDERS
62. Edison's Park : MENLO
64. Mubarak's famed predecessor : SADAT
69. After strip or gold : MINE
72. Sift : BOLT
73. "My Sister ___" : EILEEN
74. Brazilian port : ARACAJU
77. Rower : OAR
82. Severn feeder : AVON
83. Scratched : CLAWED
87. Utopia : EDEN
90. Help : AID
91. Ellipsoidal : OVAL
93. ___ for (subbed) : STOODIN
95. Distress signal : SOS
96. "___ are the times that . . . " : THESE
97. Fleered : SNEERED
98. Radical : LEFTIST
99. Hard playing marble : STEELIE
100. Loitered : DAWDLED
101. Cantankerous : ORNERY
102. "___ girl . . . " : IWANTA
103. Promptly : ONTIME
105. Like some driveways : PAVED
111. Daily sustenance : DIET
113. Easy task : SNAP
115. Woody's son : ARLO
117. Philosopher Lao-___ : TSE
119. Garland : LEI
121. ___ Khan IV : AGA
122. Brooks or Ferrer : MEL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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