John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

New York Times, Monday, May 17, 1982

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1982, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Maglie "The Barber" : SAL
4. Styptic pencil : ALUM
8. English counties : SHIRES
14. Favor follower : ITE
15. Knowledge : LORE
16. "The Divine ___" : COMEDY
17. City near London : STALBANS
19. Compensated : REPAID
20. ___ up (neatened) : TIDIED
21. Most lean : SPAREST
23. Papas or Rich : IRENE
24. Former name of a neighbor of Burma : SIAM
25. Vestry, for one : ROOM
27. Wolfe of whodunits : NERO
28. Incense vessel : BOAT
29. Less : MINUS
30. Sullivan and Begley : EDS
31. Hodgepodge : HASH
32. Religious festivals : FEASTS
33. "___, Nanette" : NONO
34. Papal decree : BULL
35. Artistic stage : PERIOD
38. Mental leaning : BENT
39. Douglas ___ : FIR
42. Outcome : EVENT
43. Apartment : FLAT
44. Haliaeetus albicilla : ERNE
45. Like Solomon : WISE
46. Parts of yards : FEET
47. Coarse : CRASS
48. Holds back : DETAINS
50. Japanese religion : SHINTO
51. Mother ___ : TERESA
52. Patron of Eucharistic Congresses : STPASCAL
54. Originate : INVENT
55. Hibernia : ERIN
56. Sportscaster Cross : IRV
57. Court workers : STENOS
58. 1978 World Series M.V.P. : DENT
59. Opposite of NNW : SSE
1. ___ Chapel, in the Vatican : SISTINE
2. Clothed : ATTIRED
3. Conductors : LEADERS
4. "Seascape" playwright : ALBEE
5. Mass in transit : LOAD
6. Coffee container : URN
7. Handel opus : MESSIAH
8. Skedaddle : SCRAM
9. A member of the weeding party : HOER
10. Majestic : IMPERIAL
11. Motives : REASONS
12. Delete : EDITOUT
13. One of the Chaplins : SYD
18. Type of cut or type : LINO
22. Approving tap : PAT
24. Mediocre : SOSO
26. Lit. submissions : MSS
28. "___ of Angels": R. P. Warren tale : BAND
29. Dissolve : MELT
31. Gibson of old westerns : HOOT
32. Candid Allen : FUNT
33. Not quite a score : NINETEEN
34. Thrash : BEAT
35. Church bench : PEW
36. Apparent : EVIDENT
37. Part of R.O.T.C. : RESERVE
38. Beatitudes word : BLESSED
39. Crèche popularizer : FRANCIS
40. Bespangles : INSTARS
41. Determination : RESOLVE
43. Bog : FEN
44. Goddess of strife : ERIS
46. Sanctions : FIATS
47. Gregorian ___ : CHANT
49. Donkey, to Domingo : ASNO
50. Twirl : SPIN
51. "___ better to have loved . . . " : TIS
53. Three, in Roma : TRE

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