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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

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New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1981

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,562
Across Down
1. Margaret Chase ___ : SMITH
6. Reduce drastically : SLASH
11. Fortifies : MANS
15. Vidal : GORE
19. Asian capital : HANOI
20. Some "pearls" : PASTE
21. Arabian father : ABOU
22. East German river : ODER
23. Cereal plant disease : ERGOT
24. AMPAS award : OSCAR
25. "___ do anything better . . . " : ICAN
26. Actress Simone : NINA
27. Cambodian monetary unit : RIEL
28. Original title: "TheVarious Arms" : TOHAVEANDHAVENOT
31. Boundless enthusiasm : PASSION
33. "For ___ sake!" : PETES
34. At once : NOW
35. Colony member : ANT
36. Grass cluster : TUFT
38. Aforesaid : DITTO
40. Harry's successor : DWIGHT
44. Matador : TORERO
46. ___ Hills, former HUD head : CARLA
48. Longhom : STEER
49. Oriental maid : AMAH
52. Disaster : DOOM
54. She, in Somme : ELLE
56. Hoagy or submarine : HERO
57. Deplore : LAMENT
60. Originally "Incident at West Egg" : THEGREATGATSBY
64. Licoricelike flavoring : ANISEED
66. Swagger : STRUT
67. Span : ARCH
68. Underwriter : INSURER
69. Basket part : RIM
70. Counts again : RETELLS
74. Prying : NOSY
75. Toast or Moore : MELBA
77. Ship's cargo : STOWAGE
78. Originally "The Sea-Cook" : TREASUREISLAND
83. Dodgers' all-time h.r. leader : SNIDER
84. Fling : HURL
85. Walden, e.g. : POND
86. Moselle tributary : SAAR
88. Wall St. market : NYSE
89. "Look Homeward, Angel," originally : OLOST
91. Puccini opera : TOSCA
94. Timorous : TREPID
97. Saratoga Springs, e.g. : RESORT
99. An oil source : SHALE
101. Fencing sword : EPEE
102. Horned viper : ASP
105. Town in Spain : ROA
106. Novosibirsk names : IVANS
108. Solve : UNRAVEL
110. Originally "Mag's Diversions" : DAVIDCOPPERFIELD
116. Hawaii's state bird : NENE
117. "Trinity" author : URIS
118. Smart : TRIM
119. Hazes : MISTS
120. A legume : SENNA
121. Ford's running mate : DOLE
122. Thought : IDEA
123. Happify : ELATE
124. Summons by name : PAGES
125. Rams' dams : EWES
126. Vaudevillian humor : CORN
127. Took out : DELED
128. Mountain ridge : ARETE
1. Himalayan guide : SHERPA
2. Maid of Sherwood Forest : MARIAN
3. Swallow : INGEST
4. Instruments : TOOLS
5. "Evita," e.g. : HIT
6. Coddled : SPOONFED
7. Whip : LASH
8. Org. founded by V. Herbert : ASCAP
9. Like some barrels : STAVED
10. Deviationist : HERETIC
11. Originally "The Village Virus" : MAINSTREET
12. E antecedents : ABCD
13. Ancient mariner : NOAH
14. Resnick's "___ Shadow" : SUNAND
15. Originally "Ba! Ba! Black Sheep" : GONEWITHTHEWIND
16. Norse god of war : ODIN
17. "Biggest Little City in the World" : RENO
18. Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
28. Excursion : TOUR
29. Luzon native : AETA
30. Pledges : VOWS
32. Noted Japanese statesman : ITO
37. Jog : TROT
39. Earthenware pot : OLLA
41. Haws' opposites : GEES
42. Caraway or dill : HERB
43. Type of weight : TROY
44. Originally "The Lost Generation" : THESUNALSORISES
45. Ahs' associates : OOHS
47. Saint Peter's has several : ALTARS
49. Russian mountain range : ALAI
50. Horace, Thomas or David : MANN
51. Friends of Jourdan : AMIS
53. Rhythms, to Shelley : METRES
55. Herons : EGRETS
58. Peter and a Wolfe : NEROS
59. Gets ready to drive : TEESUP
61. Cross-examine : GRILL
62. Cuban dances : RUMBAS
63. Produce an effect : ACTON
65. Timber disease : DRYROT
71. Knight's wife : LADY
72. After meds. : LGES
73. Withered : SERE
75. Roger Staubach, once : MIDSHIPMAN
76. Course for a would-be g.p. : ANAT
78. God of thunder : THOR
79. Straightedge : RULE
80. Love god : EROS
81. A son of Seth : ENOS
82. Virginia ___ : DARE
87. Driven back : REPULSED
90. Trampled : TROD
92. "Fingal's ___" : CAVE
93. Frightened : ALARMED
95. Remain undecided : PEND
96. Suffix with cash : IER
98. Maneuver : TACTIC
100. French commander's order : ENFILE
102. Exact satisfaction : AVENGE
103. Barracuda : SENNET
104. Crosby hit : PLEASE
107. Cordage plant : SISAL
109. Keep ___ to the ground : ANEAR
110. Dandy : DUDE
111. In a rank : AROW
112. Depraved : VILE
113. Mass calendar : ORDO
114. Buttress : PIER
115. Suffrage suffix : ETTE
120. Bex or Dax : SPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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