John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

New York Times, Saturday, May 11, 1985

Author:John M. Samson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
John M. Samson has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Model-airplane wood : BALSA
6. Dance step : PAS
9. G sharp : AFLAT
14. Bergman and Lerner : ALANS
15. Rhea's relative : EMU
16. César Franck's birthplace : LIEGE
17. With "They," 1946 Irving Berlin song : SAYITSWONDERFUL
20. Sonnet division : SESTET
21. Landon's running mate : KNOX
22. Chess champ: 1960–61 : TAL
23. Complain : CRAB
25. Certain vote : YEA
26. Kind of window brush : SASH
29. Coach Warner : POP
31. Busybodies : SNOOPS
36. Org. for a D.A. : ABA
37. Actress in "Limelight" : BLOOM
39. Ship's crane : DAVIT
40. Berlin classic: 1939 : GODBLESSAMERICA
43. Au revoir's cousin : ADIEU
44. Jon Vickers, e.g. : TENOR
45. Silent greeting : NOD
46. Required : NEEDED
48. ___ Claro, Brazil : RIO
49. Numbered, to Daniel : MENE
50. Call for help : SOS
52. Actor Ray : ALDO
54. River near Emden : EMS
57. Emulate Haji-Sheikh : KICK
59. Mame, to Patrick Dennis : AUNTIE
63. Berlin song: 1929 : PUTTINONTHERITZ
66. "___ a Piano," 1915 Berlin song : ILOVE
67. Caddy contents : TEA
68. Charlie Chan actor : TOLER
69. Genre : CLASS
70. Composer Snyder : TED
71. Novelist Lagerlöf : SELMA
1. Combo member : BASS
2. Insect's wings : ALAE
3. Melodies of yore : LAYS
4. Tattle : SNITCH
5. Tanglefoot : ASTER
6. Basilica bench : PEW
7. In a frenzy : AMOK
8. "Some ___ Day," 1922 Berlin song : SUNNY
9. He had Berlin's ragtime band : ALEXANDER
10. Fragrant tree : FIR
11. An outfield field : LEFT
12. Water, to Domingo : AGUA
13. Divulge : TELL
18. Principal : STAPLE
19. Female rabbits : DOES
24. Promote : BOOST
26. "Cosmos" host : SAGAN
27. Home : ABODE
28. "___ Salome . . . ," 1909 Berlin song : SADIE
30. Toughie : POSER
32. Row : OAR
33. Bighorn, e.g. : OVINE
34. Molly of the stage : PICON
35. Frederica von ___ : STADE
37. Berlin song: 1927 : BLUESKIES
38. Craze : MANIA
41. Board's buddy : BED
42. Gelt : MOOLAH
47. "___ What Comes Natur'lly," 1946 Berlin song : DOIN
49. Marilyn who sang Berlin's "Show Business" : MONROE
51. Composer Joplin : SCOTT
53. MacDonald-Eddy songs : DUETS
54. Grandiose : EPIC
55. Spice up cider : MULL
56. Plato's portico : STOA
58. Deep-___ bend : KNEE
60. Cultivate : TILL
61. Particular : ITEM
62. Biblical book : EZRA
64. Tubes, to some : TVS
65. Bit : TAD

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