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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

LITERARY MANHATTAN

New York Times, Sunday, September 20, 1992

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,657
Across Down
1. The New Yorker founder : ROSS
5. Acclaim : ECLAT
10. Tatami material : STRAW
15. Casa room : SALA
19. Sad notice : OBIT
20. Agitate : SHAKE
21. Shining: Comb. form : PHENO
22. Nutmeg feature : ARIL
23. Squire-to-be : PAGE
24. Roughrider, e.g. : TAMER
25. Pergola : ARBOR
26. Gradually slower: Mus. dir. : RALL
27. Hotel Lombardy resident: 1930-35 : EDNAFERBER
29. Algonquin's literary luncheon club : ROUNDTABLE
31. Daily fare : DIET
32. Useful quality : ASSET
34. Subs at bridge : SITSIN
35. Extreme cruelty : SADISM
38. Henry IV's second wife : MARIE
40. Perfectly, with "to" : ATEE
41. Ampulla's cousin : CRUET
42. Novelist Cook : ROBIN
43. Baking soda : SALERATUS
48. Dickens's "___ Times" : HARD
49. Resident of 570 Park Avenue: 1932-47 : WILLACATHER
51. Holyoke Center designer : SERT
52. Wharton's "The ___ of Innocence" : AGE
53. Fissile rock : SHALE
54. "The two-l ___ . . . ": Ogden Nash : LLAMA
55. Aphorism : ADAGE
56. Truth : VERACITY
58. "Pénélope" composer : FAURE
59. Table wine : CLARET
60. Roster : ROTA
61. They're often billowed : SAILS
62. Lear's devoted companion : FOOL
63. "Stubborn Hope" poet : BRUTUS
66. Herculean serpent : HYDRA
67. A founding member of 29 Across : CONNELLY
71. Fitting : RIGHT
72. Review board : PANEL
73. Stickum : PASTE
74. Lixivium : LYE
75. A Jane Addams org. : ACLU
76. Resident of 1000 Park Avenue: 1948-55 : PGWODEHOUSE
78. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
79. Indirectly : THIRDHAND
81. Less desirable : WORSE
82. Coiffeuse's appliance : DRYER
83. Farrow and Korf : MIAS
84. One accepted for a job : HIREE
85. Muffle : DEADEN
86. Whirls : EDDIES
89. Agglomerate : AMASS
91. Iranian province : FARS
92. Resident of 333 Riverside Drive: mid-50's : SAULBELLOW
94. Patchin Place resident: 1923-62 : EECUMMINGS
100. Agriculturist Jethro ___ : TULL
101. Airheads : DOLTS
102. Shady promenades : MALLS
103. People of SW China : LOLO
104. Formerly : ONCE
105. Fuming : IRATE
106. Stage whisper : ASIDE
107. Novelist Murdoch : IRIS
108. Feather: Comb. form : PTER
109. "The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
110. King Birendra's land : NEPAL
111. Pulpit of old : AMBO
1. Ratline : ROPE
2. O.T. book : OBAD
3. Doyle's "The ___ of the Four" : SIGN
4. Stabilized : STEADIED
5. Look up to : ESTEEM
6. Horoscope : CHART
7. Schoolmate of Coleridge : LAMB
8. Widely planted African tree : AKEE
9. Glass gardens : TERRARIA
10. Exiguous : SPARSE
11. Pang : THROE
12. Confute : REBUT
13. Soon : ANON
14. Bombastic talker or writer : WORDSTER
15. Resident of 211 Central Park West: 1917-27 : SARATEASDALE
16. Douar denizens : ARABS
17. Soprano Lehmann : LILLI
18. Drury or Tate : ALLEN
28. Stallone film : FIST
30. Stratum : TIER
33. Hotel Lombardy resident: 1939-40 : SINCLAIRLEWIS
35. Sorrel soup : SCHAV
36. O'Hara's "___ to Live" : ARAGE
37. "Four Apostles" painter : DURER
38. Mrs. Leopold Bloom : MOLLY
39. Competent : ABLE
40. Epithet of Athena : ALEA
42. Lariat : RIATA
43. Pentangles : STARS
44. Alas! : AHME
45. Spree : TEAR
46. Push along : URGE
47. Printing directive : STET
49. Jots : WHITS
50. Spurious wing : ALULA
53. Tonto's mount : SCOUT
55. Book by Admiral Byrd : ALONE
57. Chelsea Hotel resident: 1962-68 : ARTHURMILLER
58. Washed-out : FADED
59. Adventurous tale : CONTE
61. Church council : SYNOD
62. "Cabaret" director : FOSSE
63. Holy terror : BRAT
64. Like a Dives : RICH
65. Large tangelo : UGLI
66. "Overboard" star : HAWN
67. Grounds : CAUSE
68. Harold of "Safety Last" : LLOYD
69. Parisian's high school : LYCEE
70. Ache : YEARN
72. Hagen won four of these : PGAS
73. Read with interest : PORE
76. Incorporated gradually : PHASEDIN
77. Rotten Row figure : HORSEMAN
78. Capital of Jorge Amado's homeland : BRASILIA
80. African jackal : DIEB
82. Skin: Comb. form : DERM
84. Parts of ships' bows : HAWSES
85. Maiden, in old literature : DAMSEL
86. Preclude legally : ESTOP
87. Unnerve : DAUNT
88. Wilfred Owen's "___ et Decorum Est" : DULCE
89. Lighten : ALLAY
90. Southwestern copse : MOTTE
91. Kassel's river : FULDA
93. Parrot fish : LORO
95. Facility : EASE
96. Football infraction : CLIP
97. Par : NORM
98. Voluble : GLIB
99. Ho-hum : SOSO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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