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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

J.S. FILMFEST

New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1984

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, 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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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,612
Across Down
1. Ogden or Beau : NASH
5. Book of Psalms word : SELAH
10. Haycock : SHOCK
15. Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
19. Whale-of-a-film: 1977 : ORCA
20. Wine taster's concern : AROMA
21. Firth of Clyde sight : ARRAN
22. He pulls in pushers : NARC
23. Peeping Tom's favorite J.S. film? : REARWINDOW
25. Gambler's favorite J.S. film? : THEJACKPOT
27. Captain drawn by C. C. Beck : MARVEL
28. Tabriz native : IRANI
30. Small, black flies of the South : LOVEBUGS
31. Magdeburg's river : ELBE
33. Dane of the Cardinals : IORG
35. Actress Carter : NELL
36. Wonder of the World site : BABYLON
39. "Gloria" painter : TITIAN
41. Sluggish ones : SLOTHS
45. Gold, in Guanajuato : ORO
46. Fry, in a way : SAUTE
48. Turkish port : IZMIR
50. "Some Like ___" : ITHOT
51. Celtic flier : BIRD
53. Triplet : TRIN
54. With "with," encounter : MEETUP
56. Melodic subject : TEMA
57. Shaped like a strobilus : CONED
59. Actor Hyman : EARLE
61. "___ Each Other," 1939 film : MADEFOR
63. Kind of lamp or crown : ASTRAL
65. Corallic barriers : REEFS
67. Engross : ABSORB
68. Racer Fabi : TEO
69. Godiva's favorite J.S. film? : VIVACIOUSLADY
72. Theory : ISM
75. Martian moon : DEIMOS
77. Rockies' feature : ARETE
78. Elijah's disciple : ELISHA
80. Biased : SLANTED
82. Crunching sound : CRUMP
84. Nibbler : EATER
85. Hunger sign : PANG
86. "___ My Lou" : SKIPTO
90. Prefix for trooper : PARA
92. Cartoonist Walker : MORT
93. Ghana's capital : ACCRA
95. Teller's hidden helper : ALARM
96. Concerning : ANENT
98. Actor Fernando : REY
99. Vaporizes : STEAMS
101. Shows reverence : KNEELS
103. Maverick : STRAYER
105. Suffrage : VOTE
107. Judge Hardy's son : ANDY
108. Suffix with scan : SION
109. Ambitious one : ASPIRANT
113. Actor Richard : CYRIL
116. Ricochet : GLANCE
120. Virginian's favorite J.S. film? : SHENANDOAH
122. Fleming's favorite J.S. film of 1939? : ICEFOLLIES
124. Strong flavor : TANG
125. Use a thurible : CENSE
126. Movie barbarian : CONAN
127. Reo's father : OLDS
128. They get threshed : AWNS
129. Puccini's second opera : EDGAR
130. Drum type : SNARE
131. Jollity : GLEE
1. Average : NORM
2. Belt : AREA
3. ID mark : SCAR
4. Actor Keitel's favorite J.S. film? : HARVEY
5. Yawl or cat : SAILBOAT
6. Eagle of Greenland : ERN
7. City near Milano : LODI
8. Mid-February celebrity : AMOR
9. Cook's discovery : HAWAII
10. Emulate Swift : SATIRIZE
11. Princely letters : HRH
12. City on the Oka : OREL
13. Southwestern box canyon : CAJON
14. Jacks : KNAVES
15. Stationery item : INKBLOTTER
16. Malayan chevrotain : NAPU
17. Drink on the drink : GROG
18. Luke book : ACTS
24. "War of the Worlds" author : WELLS
26. Instruments for Yo-Yo Ma : CELLI
29. Vincent Price's favorite J.S. film? : NOTIMEFORCOMEDY
32. Habituate : ENURE
34. Fan fare : GAME
36. New Cub Scout : BOBCAT
37. Songlike : ARIOSE
38. Gene Kelly's favorite J.S. film? : BORNTODANCE
39. Madagascar mammal : TENREC
40. Kind of wit : NIT
42. Hoover's favorite J.S. film? : THEFBISTORY
43. ___ sapiens : HOMO
44. J.S. for five decades : STAR
47. Coronets : TIARAS
49. Lively Cuban import : RUMBA
52. Hugo van ___ Goes, Dutch artist : DER
55. ___ chat (ballet leap) : PASDE
58. Small crane : DAVIT
60. Princess Organa : LEIA
62. Lonnegan in "The Sting" : DOYLE
64. Fruit from the Keys : LIMES
66. Plaintiff : SUER
67. President of Mexico: 1946–52 : ALEMAN
70. Screwdriver part : VODKA
71. Buddhist shrines : STUPAS
73. Actress North : SHEREE
74. St. Stephen, e.g. : MARTYR
76. Mint plates : ENGRAVINGS
79. "___ a Camera" : IAM
80. Wells for the well-to-do : SPAS
81. Milk: Comb form : LACT
83. Journalism : PRESS
87. Class : ILK
88. Central Illinois city : PANA
89. Ditchdigger : TRENCHER
91. Sophocles tragedy : ANTIGONE
94. Mishna interpreter : AMORA
97. Angler's spoon : TROLL
100. Golfer's concern : STANCE
102. Sammy Cahn's forte : LYRICS
104. Kind of computer : ANALOG
106. Wrapped up : ENDED
109. Skippy's role : ASTA
110. He played 62 Down : SHAW
111. Ivy League team : PENN
112. Chinese clan : TONG
114. Sacred picture : ICON
115. Actress Nyman : LENA
117. Will I, ___ I : NILL
118. Bow to Fischer : CEDE
119. Chimney, in Köln : ESSE
121. Botanist Gray : ASA
123. Remote : FAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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