John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

New York Times, Friday, August 31, 1984

Author:John M. Samson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
John M. Samson has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mandrell, to her friends : BARB
5. Endured : STOOD
10. Schopfer's pen name : ANET
14. Organ stop : OBOE
15. "Duck Soup" star : HARPO
16. Hay holder : SILO
17. Lynn Anderson hit sing : ROSEGARDEN
19. Slight : SNUB
20. Atkins's instrument : GUITAR
21. Que. neighbor : ONT
22. Elusive : EELY
23. ___ Alamitos, Calif. : LOS
25. Inadequate : SCANT
27. "___ the Radio" (Don Williams hit) : LISTENTO
32. Caesar's friend : ANTONY
35. Bastard wing : ALULA
36. Scrub a mission : ABORT
38. Antagonist : FOE
39. Forty-five, e.g. : DISC
40. Stone marker : STELE
41. Singer Turner : TINA
42. Drink like a dog : LAP
43. Beg : PLEAD
44. Goalies' stats : SAVES
45. S.C. island : EDISTO
47. "The ___ Girl in the Whole U.S.A." (Donna Fargo hit) : HAPPIEST
49. Pincers : CLAWS
51. Grand Ole Opry sign : SRO
52. Song for Aïda : ARIA
54. "___ to Be A Country Star" (Statler Bros. hit) : HOW
56. Certify : ATTEST
61. Karpov's castle : ROOK
62. "___ Mind" (Willie Nelson hit) : ALWAYSONMY
64. Singer Murray : ANNE
65. Childlike : NAIVE
66. Celebrity : LION
67. Assemblage : MASS
68. Laundromat sight : DRIER
69. Advantage : EDGE
1. Davis Cup star in 1975 : BORG
2. Saudi father : ABOU
3. Alpine skier Mittermaier : ROSI
4. Swiss chard : BEET
5. Israel's Plain of ___ : SHARON
6. Gob : TAR
7. Church calendar : ORDO
8. Certain tournaments : OPENS
9. "I ___" (Ricky Skaggs hit) : DONTCARE
10. Agreement : ASSENT
11. Dolly Parton hit : NINETOFIVE
12. Jewish month : ELUL
13. Yankees' Harrah : TOBY
18. Helmet for Hadrian : GALEA
24. Condition : STATE
26. Army ___ : ANT
27. Tureen emptier : LADLE
28. Early epic : ILIAD
29. Eddie Rabbitt hit : SUSPICIONS
30. Mothering, for short : TLC
31. West Indian witchcraft : OBEAH
33. Canonical hour : NONES
34. What a matzoh lacks : YEAST
37. ___ the hills (aged) : OLDAS
40. Conway Twitty hit : SLOWHAND
41. Lake near Shanghai : TAI
43. Harper Valley org. : PTA
44. Pips : SPOTS
46. Quenches : SLAKES
48. Entreaty : PRAYER
50. Kind of battery : SOLAR
52. Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
53. Author Jaffe : RONA
55. V-E Day setting : WWII
57. Enameled metalware : TOLE
58. Geraint's wife : ENID
59. E.P.A. concern : SMOG
60. Actress Daly : TYNE
63. Hwy. : AVE

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