John M. Samson
John M. Samson 

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New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1993

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Mel Taub
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Square one : START
6. Played out : SPENT
11. Recital numbers : SOLOS
16. Shabby : RATTY
21. Brain tissues : TELAE
22. Tarkington's Adams : ALICE
23. Suppress a syllable : ELIDE
24. Kneel before : ADORE
25. Fuming : IRATE
26. "Bonjour Tristesse" novelist : SAGAN
27. "A _____ Runs Through It" Maclean : RIVER
28. German Renaissance artist : DURER
29. THOMAS CARLYLE : FRIENDSTHATNEVERFAILME
33. Muskeg : FEN
34. Orchestrated silence : REST
35. Unified : ONE
36. Grow tardy : LATEN
37. Slender nail : BRAD
39. Basque cap : BERET
41. Some embers : COALS
43. Hot, in a sense : STOLEN
46. Beat it! : SCRAM
48. Tachometer letters : RPM
49. Interval : LAG
52. FRANCIS BACON: "Ships which pass _____" : THROUGHTHEVASTSEAOFTIME
59. Subleases : RENTS
60. Come to light : ARISE
61. Catch : HITCH
62. Bret Harte's cardsharp : AHSIN
63. Japan's largest lake : OMI
64. Playwright Thompson : ERNEST
66. Novelist McMurtry : LARRY
67. Menacing words : ORELSE
68. Annie Oakley : PASS
70. Jasmine Khan's grandfather : AGA
71. Nepalese coin : RUPEE
72. Mate for Shere Khan : TIGRESS
73. GEORGE W. CURTIS : ACCUMULATEDWISDOM
78. Peter Benchley novel : THEDEEP
81. Replete : SATED
82. Haggard novel : SHE
83. "Fathers and _____": Turgenev : SONS
87. Derelict : REMISS
88. Rugby kicks : PUNTS
89. Daughterly : FILIAL
92. Dram : NIP
93. "... a poet should have... _____ love": D. C. Peattie : ALOST
94. Pinkish yellow : CORAL
95. Olympic sledder : LUGER
96. Last Greek letter : OMEGA
98. SUSAN SONTAG: "Funny little _____" : PORTABLEPIECESOFTHOUGHT
102. Chester White's home : STY
103. Twaddle : ROT
104. Forestall : AVERT
105. Property : ESTATE
106. Concourses : ROADS
108. Tabloid-style, in a way : LURID
110. _____ pants (youth symbol) : KNEE
111. Achemar and Alcor : STARS
113. El Dorado's lure : ORO
114. Meter money : COIN
116. Fuzzy Zoeller's org. : PGA
119. JOSEPH HALL : MYMASTERSANDCOMPANIONS
127. End of a Dickens title : CAROL
128. You, to E.T. : ALIEN
129. Rundown : RECAP
130. Dostoyevsky's "The _____" : IDIOT
131. Inclined : PRONE
132. Father: Comb. form : PATRI
133. Richard E. Byrd book : ALONE
134. _____ Beach, Calif. : PISMO
135. Start of a Rand title : ATLAS
136. A commander of David's army : AMASA
137. Orwell's original name : BLAIR
138. "Do, _____, a female..." : ADEER
1. Like an Eton collar : STIFF
2. _____ Haute : TERRE
3. Novelist Lesage : ALAIN
4. Grade : RATE
5. Huck Finn for one : TEEN
6. Mouthed off : SASSED
7. City maps : PLATS
8. Ashcan School number : EIGHT
9. Amateur sports org. : NCAA
10. Pavilion : TENT
11. Unruffled : SERENE
12. Gethsemane's locale : OLIVET
13. Animate : LIVE
14. Breslau's river : ODER
15. Colonus : SERF
16. Spokewise : RADIAL
17. Those of age : ADULTS
18. Chicago's Velvet Fog : TORME
19. Wooden tableware : TREEN
20. Ending for saw or law : YER
30. Sturm und _____ : DRANG
31. Shearer of filmdom : NORMA
32. Cottonwood : ALAMO
37. Smudge : BLOT
38. Recycle : REUSE
39. "Scent of a Woman" director : BREST
40. Housetop projection : EAVE
41. Garnished with carrots : CRECY
42. Moonfish : OPAH
43. Barber's leather : STROP
44. Thesis : THEMA
45. Avifauna : ORNIS
46. Current : STREAM
47. Phis' followers : CHIS
49. Fine twisted thread : LISLE
50. Awry : AMISS
51. Siskel and Sarazen : GENES
53. Telemarketing snag? : HANGUP
54. Molded : SHAPED
55. All in : TIRED
56. Throw about : STREW
57. City on the Red River : FARGO
58. Units of heat : THERMS
65. Some handicaps : RACES
66. Sarod and theorbo : LUTES
67. Zoological suffix : OIDEA
69. Cruel one : SADIST
71. Shaker's plaything : RATTLE
72. Outerwear that once was underwear : TSHIRT
74. Pelota basket : CESTA
75. Pull off a coup d'etat : USURP
76. Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
77. "... his chair with me _____": Shak. : ISLEFT
78. Baltusrol hazards : TRAPS
79. Bondsman of Lacedaemon : HELOT
80. Atlanta university : EMORY
84. Europe's second largest lake : ONEGA
85. Nyx's realm : NIGHT
86. Inundation : SPATE
88. Auden and Angelou : POETS
89. Amalgamated : FUSED
90. Youskevitch of ballet : IGOR
91. Slack : LOOSE
94. Lummox : CLOD
95. Abolitionist Coffin : LEVI
97. Tone down : MUTE
99. Audacity : BRASS
100. "Fanny" star : CARON
101. Auburn tint : HENNA
106. Helen Hunt Jackson novel : RAMONA
107. Fanons : ORALES
108. Ne'er-do-wells : LOSERS
109. Ptolemy's Muse : URANIA
110. Smoked herring : KIPPER
111. Chic : SMART
112. Innsbruck locale : TYROL
114. Apres-ski beverage : COCOA
115. Muscat man : OMANI
116. Aplomb : POISE
117. Aphorism : GNOME
118. Familiar "400" name : ASTOR
120. Spanish snack : TAPA
121. Jack _____ of westerns : ELAM
122. Poet Dove : RITA
123. Mousy : DRAB
124. Cramped quarters : CELL
125. Potent palm potion : NIPA
126. "What _____ For Love": "A Chorus Line" : IDID
127. Books pers. : CPA

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