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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 1983

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,107
Across
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"___- Treader," Frost poem : ALEAF
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Mule team : SPAN
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Derrick booms : JIBS
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Normandy conqueror : ROLLO
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Word with deaf or poem : TONE
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Of the mouth : ORAL
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Title of a poem by J. Samson : DAILYBREAD
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Polynesian present : LEI
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Mass part : CANON
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Start of Samson poem : WAKEEACHMORNING
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Try to find : HUNT
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Make tight : TAUTEN
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Proclamation : EDICT
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Stain : BLOT
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Gardner : AVA
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Poem: Part II : WITHASMILEANDIT
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Mayday, in a way : SOS
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Cards' relief pitcher : KAAT
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Snare : NOOSE
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Dept. of Commerce bureau : CENSUS
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Majorcan miss: Abbr. : SRTA
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Poem: Part III : WILLMAKETHEYEAR
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Pewter, e.g. : ALLOY
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Swiss river : AAR
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Deli offering : SLAW
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End of poem : WORTHWHILE
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Vanderbilt's loc. : TENN
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Heckelphone's kin : OBOE
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Jots : IOTAS
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Amorous archer : EROS
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Warmhearted : KIND
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Sleep, food, etc. : NEEDS
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Speed skater Schenk : ARD
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Yalie : ELI
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Cure pursuer : ALL
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"Kitty ___," Morley novel : FOYLE
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Precise : STRICT
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"The Happiest Day . . . " poet : POE
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Library collection : ANA
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Actor Beatty : NED
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Composer Pachelbel : JOHANN
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Native of Teheran : IRANI
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Magnate : BARON
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Kind of shot : SLING
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Actress Arthur : BEA
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Minos, e.g. : CRETAN
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Sounds of relief : WHEWS
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Telecast portion : AUDIO
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Makes cardigans : KNITS
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Engrave : ETCH
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Regular : HABITUE
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Spice up cider : MULL
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Winnebago separatists : OTOE
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"___ Heart," 1936 song : TAKEMY
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Idolize : ADORE
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Peace Corps counterpart : VISTA
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Go off on ___ (carouse) : ATEAR
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Yemen's capital : SANA
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Falseface : MASK
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Like a yenta : NOSY
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Bozo and Kelly : CLOWNS
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Specified : STATED
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Squander : WASTE
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Danube tributary : ILLER
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Venezuelan plain : LLANO
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"I told you so!" : HAH
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Rommel : ERWIN
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Stir-frying utensil : WOK
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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Glass or Howard : RON
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Weed : HOE
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Favor follower : ITE
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Stripling : LAD
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Le Mans curve : ESS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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