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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

BOOK COUNTRY

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1988

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 14-Across—BASEL—is "Swiss Canton," but Basel has been divided into two cantons since 1833. Clue for 67-Down—NOOSE—is "Springe," but the noose is only part of a springe.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,194
Across Down
1. Italian violin : AMATI
6. Engrossed : RAPT
10. Biblical book : ACTS
14. Swiss canton : BASEL
19. Balzac's "___ Birotteau" : CESAR
20. Take on : HIRE
21. Bomb : FLOP
22. Soap plant : AMOLE
23. SALINAS VALLEY : EASTOFEDEN
25. UKRAINE : TARASBULBA
27. Estranges : ALIENATES
28. O'Casey's staff of life : SODABREAD
29. Wilde's forte : WIT
30. What yeggs crack : SAFES
34. Tubing joint : ELL
35. Potok novel, with "The" : CHOSEN
39. XIII x IV : LII
40. Olympics awards : MEDALS
45. Hard beds : PALLETS
47. Harpsichordist Landowska : WANDA
49. Anticipated : FORESAW
50. Recoiled : SHIED
51. Second after tau : PSI
53. Bloch's Bates : NORMAN
55. Dante's "La ___ nuova" : VITA
56. "The Clan of the ___ Bear": Auel : CAVE
57. Scraps for Fido : ORTS
58. Baylor of basketball : ELGIN
59. Edmonton skater : OILER
60. Lofty verse : EPOPEE
62. Thug : GOON
63. Utopia or Pianosa : ISLAND
64. Bungle : ERR
66. GUAYANA : GREENMANSIONS
70. Uh-huh : YES
71. Affidavit taker : NOTARY
73. Advance : LOAN
74. Plunder : MARAUD
76. Try to find water : DOWSE
77. Columbia's team : LIONS
78. Penrod's dog : DUKE
79. Tot : TYKE
82. "Jake's Thing" novelist : AMIS
83. Teeter or totter : SEESAW
84. Big brown bird : EMU
85. Patchwork : QUILT
86. Lesotho coins : LISENTE
88. Day's march : ETAPE
90. Niobe was one : MOURNER
92. Prynne's was scarlet : LETTER
93. Ellington monogram : EKE
94. Bow ceremoniously : CONGEE
95. Cambridge coll. : MIT
97. The Hardy Boys, e.g. : TEENS
99. Hebrew "T" : TAV
100. Mistle thrush : SCREECHER
105. Flattery : ADULATION
111. GOPHER PRAIRIE : MAINSTREET
113. DEVONSHIRE : LORNADOONE
114. Mother's mother, e.g. : ENATE
115. Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
116. Poet Sexton : ANNE
117. Novelist Shaw : IRWIN
118. Dylan Thomas's homeland : WALES
119. Sweet pear : BOSC
120. Corp. V.I.P.'s : CEOS
121. Big Brother, to Orwell : STATE
1. Zoological suffix : ACEA
2. Kind of ticket : MEAL
3. Holly found in Dixie : ASSI
4. British or U.S. poet : TATE
5. ALBANY : IRONWEED
6. Butler who emerged in 1936 : RHETT
7. Man Friday : AIDE
8. Fourth Estate : PRESS
9. O'Hara's "___ North Frederick" : TEN
10. P.M. : AFT
11. Erich Segal book : CLASS
12. Corrida charger : TORO
13. Hammett hero : SPADE
14. Incoherent one : BABBLER
15. Chinese border river : AMUR
16. Matchless : SOLE
17. Place of exile: 1814 : ELBA
18. Graphite : LEAD
24. Swoon : FAINT
26. Chinook : SALMON
31. According to : ALA
32. DUBLIN : FINNEGANSWAKE
33. Phantom : EIDOLON
35. Product-banning org. : CPSC
36. Tee-hee : HAHA
37. LONDON : OLIVERTWIST
38. Chandler's "The Big ___" : SLEEP
41. Auld Clootie : DEVIL
42. YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY : ASILAYDYING
43. Iron Age period : LATENE
44. Turfs : SWARDS
46. Lost weekend : SPREE
47. Kenosha loc. : WIS
48. Rival of Sparta : ARGOS
49. "Lady Windermere's ___" : FAN
52. Trout or marble : STEELIE
54. Least : MINIMUM
57. Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
59. Bones : OSSA
61. Grim Grimm character : OGRE
63. Anent : INRE
64. Ultimate goal : ENDALL
65. Bunkmate : ROOMIE
67. Springe : NOOSE
68. Sea cow : MANATEE
69. Caulking material : OAKUM
72. Desirable quality : ASSET
75. Driver's one-eighty : UTURN
77. Edgar ___ Masters : LEE
78. Aberdeen's river : DEE
80. Swiss artist : KLEE
81. French I verb : ETRE
83. Austere : STRICT
85. ROME : QUOVADIS
87. Waterloos : NEMESES
89. Authors' assn. : PEN
91. Fla. city : OCALA
96. Palpitate : THROB
97. Kilmer title : TREES
98. A Lyon river : SAONE
99. Berlin products : TUNES
100. Merganser : SMEW
101. Village in John 2:1 : CANA
102. Coin of Teheran : RIAL
103. Duck, to Döblin : ENTE
104. First name in architecture : EERO
106. Fleming novel : DRNO
107. Wrongful act : TORT
108. Part of the Louisiana Purchase : IOWA
109. "Step" followers : ONIT
110. Oahu avian : NENE
112. R.N.'s forte : TLC
113. Sir Launcelot du ___ : LAC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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