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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

WORLD LITERATURE

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1990

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 570 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,922
Across Down
1. Gaiters : SPATS
6. Zounds! : EGAD
10. Duct : VENT
14. "___ Thirteen": Faulkner : THESE
19. Stash : CACHE
20. Fifth-largest desert : GOBI
21. A wife of Esau : ADAH
22. "Kitchen" of Manhattan : HELLS
23. "___ Grows in Brooklyn" : ATREE
24. The color purple : AUBERGINE
26. Islamic devil : EBLIS
27. "___ on the Drina": Andric : THEBRIDGE
29. Isak Dinesen book : OUTOFAFRICA
31. Uncanny : EERIE
32. Kobo and Burrows : ABES
33. Tessera : TILE
34. Leaf beets : CHARDS
37. Rich man in Luke 16, Vulgate version : DIVES
39. Mountain ashes : ROWANS
43. Remedy : HEAL
44. Frost book : NORTHOFBOSTON
48. Fermi or Caruso : ENRICO
51. Pluck : GRIT
52. Was off base : ERRED
53. Dactyl, e.g. : TOE
54. Demeter's dad : CRONUS
55. Hebrew letter : YOD
56. Employed busily : PLIED
57. "The Seaman's Friend" author : DANA
58. Monarchy : KINGSHIP
60. Aerie components : TWIGS
61. Swimmer Weatherford : DEREK
62. E. M. Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
66. MX and Sickle : ICBMS
69. Herrick creation : LYRIC
70. Dark period in a Koestler book : NOONTIME
74. Give a hang : CARE
75. Many a "Brother Rat" character : CADET
76. In academia a 4.00, e.g. : GPA
78. Muslim messiahs : MAHDIS
79. Levin or Wolfert : IRA
80. Criterion : CANON
81. Fulminate : RAIL
82. Shell-game decoys : SHILLS
83. Graham Greene novel : ENGLANDMADEME
86. Orange-neck goose : NENE
87. Soprano Resnik : REGINA
88. Throws off : EMITS
90. Books, to Zola : LIVRES
92. ___ Ifni, Morocco : SIDI
94. Fed : GMAN
95. Al-Qahirah, to Flaubert : CAIRE
97. Isaak Babel book : ODESSATALES
101. James Joyce book : DUBLINERS
105. Result of a wedge shot : DIVOT
106. Place to write letters : CROSSWORD
108. "Land ob cotton" : DIXIE
109. Running: Comb. form : DROME
110. Cape of Chile : HORN
111. Large kangaroo : EURO
112. Molière's "L'___ des maris" : ECOLE
113. Tip : STEER
114. Of French rock music in the 60's : YEYE
115. ___ Mawr : BRYN
116. Passover feast : SEDER
1. Vamoose : SCAT
2. It's often beaten : PATH
3. End of an E. Caldwell title : ACRE
4. Deighton book : THEBERLINGAME
5. Be angry : SEERED
6. Islands off Sicily : EGADI
7. Overcharged : GOUGED
8. Author Prévost : ABBE
9. Cube with 21 spots : DIE
10. Most ambiguous : VAGUEST
11. Emulates Robert Giroux : EDITS
12. Minute: Comb. form : NANO
13. A purloining : THEFT
14. A rainbow followed this : THEFLOOD
15. New Testament book : HEBREWS
16. She outwrestled Thor : ELLI
17. Bankrupt Federal org. : SLIC
18. She, to Soldati : ESSA
25. Poet Service : ROBERT
28. Org. that audits : IRS
30. Springless mattress : AIRBED
32. Get around : AVOID
34. Tab : CHECK
35. Novelist Barbusse : HENRI
36. Role in "The Green Pastures" : AARON
38. It's worn on an obi : INRO
40. Fragrance : ATTAR
41. Kern's "___ But Me" : NOONE
42. Kind of preview : SNEAK
45. Light: Comb. form : HELIO
46. Inventive : ORIGINAL
47. City SE of San Jose : FRESNO
49. Pointed ends : CUSPS
50. ___ Peak, N.M. : OSHA
51. Romany realm : GYPSYDOM
56. Small part of an oz. : PWT
57. Thomas Mann novella : DEATHINVENICE
59. Bensalem is one : ISLAND
60. Gumshoe : TEC
61. Alice's cat : DINAH
63. The Salt Palace, e.g. : ARENA
64. Shoo!, in Dogpatch : GIT
65. Benedictine titles : DOMS
66. Less amicable : ICIER
67. "Daybreak" director : CARNE
68. Fort in N.C. : BRAGG
71. Fainéant : IDLER
72. Eeyore's creator : MILNE
73. Squiggles : ESSES
75. Homeland of 25 Down : CANADA
76. Street urchin : GAMIN
77. Painter Mondrian : PIET
80. Container for coffee : CANISTER
81. Group anew : REMASS
84. Supple : LISSOME
85. Estate : DEMESNE
89. Scamper : SCURRY
90. "___ Liza Jane," 1916 song : LIL
91. Fleurs-de-lis : IRIDES
93. Antsy : ITCHY
94. Celebrity : GLORY
96. Minor judge in Judges : ABDON
97. Chances : ODDS
98. Tittle-tattle : DIRT
99. Bacchic shout : EVOE
100. ___ Islands, off New Guinea : AROE
101. Gloomy : DOUR
102. O.T. book : EXOD
103. Ruffle : RILE
104. Melampus or Mopsus : SEER
107. "Charlotte's ___" : WEB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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