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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

CHILDREN'S HOUR

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 1991

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,286
Across Down
1. Beam : SHAFT
6. Kura tributary : ARAS
10. Piquant : RACY
14. Babushka : SCARF
19. Upper house? : AERIE
20. Hebrew letter : RESH
21. Twinge : ACHE
22. Certain long bones : ULNAE
23. Irish breakfast? (Seuss) : GREENEGGSANDHAM
26. Sesame : BENNE
27. Ohio college town : ADA
28. Phoenician vessel : TRIREME
29. Pretoria's locale : TRANSVAAL
31. Top of the world : EVEREST
33. French school : LYCEE
34. Pisa-to-Leghorn dir. : SSW
37. Vinegar: Comb. form : ACET
38. Provo plant : SEGO
40. Diamond, actually : CARBON
44. Associate : COHORT
46. Mongoose's prey : RAT
47. Don Juan's kiss : BESO
48. Ace : ONESPOT
50. Mideastern capital : BEIRUT
53. Threesomes : TRINES
55. Large moldings : TORI
56. Bring to terms : RECONCILE
58. "A Sailor's Admiral" subject : HALSEY
59. Comber's comb : CREST
61. Patient helper : NURSE
62. Mollycoddled : SPOILT
64. Holds : HAS
65. Come out : EMERGE
67. Deserts : REWARD
69. Author Foley : RAE
72. Elk : WAPITI
74. Nobelist in Physics: 1912 : DALEN
75. Slouch : SLUMP
77. Abrades : CHAFES
79. Be a majority : OUTNUMBER
83. Whiteness, in Palma : AMPO
84. Little Red Hen, once : PULLET
85. Bearded sheep : URIALS
86. Reveal : LAYOPEN
88. Slugger Van Slyke : ANDY
89. Weaken : SAP
90. Company lover : MISERY
91. Warehoused : STOWED
94. Radiance : GLOW
96. "Echoi" composer : FOSS
98. Pro ___ : TEM
99. Like the oak leaf : EROSE
101. Classified words : FORSALE
104. Ornamental pink : CARNATION
108. Play it again : REPRISE
110. AMEX overseer : SEC
113. Forbears : OMITS
114. Nike's reveries? (Conford) : DREAMSOFVICTORY
117. Frozen dessert : BOMBE
118. Novelist Hostovsky : EGON
119. Aye-aye's home : TREE
120. Wyeth model : HELGA
121. Pleasure Island sounds : BRAYS
122. Headway : DENT
123. Sediment : SILT
124. Artemis gave him stardom : ORION
1. Roman-fleuve : SAGA
2. Round up : HERD
3. Domain : AREA
4. Tsk! : FIE
5. British marquee : TENT
6. Greek : ARGIVE
7. Derby-winning filly: 1915 : REGRET
8. Peace Prize co-Nobelist: 1911 : ASSER
9. Ignominy : SHAME
10. Talia Shire film: 1986 : RAD
11. Ernst's eight : ACHT
12. Brontë's trap? (White) : CHARLOTTESWEB
13. " . . . rosebuds while ___": Herrick : YEMAY
14. Beneath the Laptev's surface : SUBSEA
15. Witty Cosby? (Nicholson) : CLEVERBILL
16. Author Sewell : ANNA
17. Indian prince : RANA
18. Intuit : FEEL
24. Builder : ERECTOR
25. Cape : NESS
30. Protestant org. : NCC
32. Actress Garber : TERRI
34. Part of a rusty nail : SCOTCH
35. Mexican state : SONORA
36. Pepper missing? (Handford) : WHERESWALDO
37. Dada daddy : ARP
39. Frenchman : GAUL
41. Vereen's horn? (Isadora) : BENSTRUMPET
42. Douay Bible book : OSEE
43. Like prying Parker : NOSY
45. Medical suffix : OSIS
49. Teaching : TENET
50. Tennis great : BORG
51. Start of Mass.'s motto : ENSE
52. Pleistocene Age : ICE
53. Asgard resident : THOR
54. Inroads : RAIDS
57. Inquisitive Carlin? (Rey) : CURIOUSGEORGE
60. Fox shelter : TEPEE
63. Type of truck : PANEL
66. Drizzle : MIST
67. Actor Julia : RAUL
68. Shady ones : ELMS
70. Current unit : AMPERE
71. Penn, to Pennsylvania : EPONYM
73. Outfielder's error? (McClintock) : AFLYWENTBY
74. Genetic initials : DNA
76. Pakse's land : LAOS
77. Nos. people : CPAS
78. "Abou Ben Adhem" poet : HUNT
80. Orsk's river : URAL
81. "The ___ My Fingers," Arnold hit : TIPOF
82. King of ancient Egypt : RAMSESI
87. People of SW China : YIS
92. An antonym for restores : ERASES
93. Morse "E" : DOT
95. Annelid : WORM
96. Jimmy Nelson's canine dummy : FARFEL
97. Gethsemane's locale : OLIVET
100. Showed partisanship : SIDED
102. Caesuras : RESTS
103. Seed: Comb. form : SPORI
104. Judge Priest's creator : COBB
105. Livy's love : AMOR
106. Abel's love : RIMA
107. Brilliant, as a color : NEON
109. Mirror, in a way : ECHO
110. Sun: Comb. form : SOLI
111. Therefore : ERGO
112. Greenish blue : CYAN
115. Ergate or kelep : ANT
116. ___ Borch, Dutch artist : TER

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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