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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

MATCHMAKING

New York Times, Sunday, January 29, 1984

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,500
Across
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Hold : HAVE
5
Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
9
Final part of a pas de deux : CODA
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___ pudding : HASTY
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Daredeviltry name : EVEL
19
Manicurist's charge : NAILS
21
Prognostic : OMEN
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Brutus's burdens : ONERA
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Actress-novelist match : MARLOTHOMASMANN
26
Stair post : NEWEL
27
Actress Stritch : ELAINE
28
Kind of jaw : LANTERN
29
Bunyan's Babe, e.g. : BOVINE
30
___ de guerre : NOM
31
Cooking banana : SABA
33
For shame! : TUT
34
Progenitor : PARENT
35
Fine point : NICETY
37
Comedian-actress match : BOBHOPELANGE
40
Parallel passes : LATERALS
42
"It's ___ than you think!" : LATER
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Migrate : TREK
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Loren's birthplace : ROMA
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Surfeit : SATE
47
Candied items : YAMS
51
Biblical book : HOSEA
53
Deadened : NUMB
55
Excited : AFIRE
57
Loser to Braddock: 1935 : BAER
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Punty : ROD
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36th U.S. Pres. : LBJ
62
He's below a marquess : EARL
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Dreamy composition : NOCTURNE
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Actress-tennis star match : BEAARTHURASHE
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Yelp : YIP
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Prufrock's air : LOVESONG
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Speck : MOTE
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Aristotle's Aurora : EOS
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Low : MOO
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Director Buñuel : LUIS
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Terra ___ : FIRMA
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It's made backwards? : EDAM
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Novae, e.g. : STARS
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Rec. measures : TSPS
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Boxer O'Grady : SEAN
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500 sheets : REAM
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Highlands language : ERSE
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More frigid : ICIER
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Most mirthful : MERRIEST
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Actress-painter match : LEEGRANTWOOD
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Implant : INSTIL
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Mr. Bones : ENDMAN
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Apt. particulars : RMS
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Makes hay, in a way : TEDS
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Homophone of neigh : NEE
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Aramaic translation of the Old Testament : TARGUM
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Main : OPENSEA
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Themes : LEMMAS
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Anew : AGAIN
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Comedienne-camera bug match : GRACIEALLENFUNT
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Sledded at Lake Placid : LUGED
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Taxi : HACK
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Seasons lumber : DRIES
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Looks of a rake on the make : LEERS
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Malts : ALES
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New England grid team : PATS
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Swill : SLOP
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Herculean ones : HEMEN
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Arthur's island paradise : AVALON
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Actress-jazz musician match : VERAMILESDAVIS
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She outwrestled Thor : ELLI
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Echidna or pangolin : ANTEATER
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___-de-dah : LAH
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Stringed instrument : VIOLA
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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End of an O'Neill title : COMETH
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Bongo of Gabon : OMAR
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For, in Frankfurt : DENN
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Actress Sheridan : ANN
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Type of degree : HONORARY
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On ___ keel : ANEVEN
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Needlework : SEWING
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Vingt-neuf follower : TRENTE
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Mythical beast : YALE
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World's greatest coffee port : SANTOS
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Start : ONSET
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Ticket part : STUB
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Bundle : BALE
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Pianist-singer match : BYRONJANISIAN
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Ballplayer-entertainer match : PETEROSEMARIE
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Word before walk or mix : CAKE
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Mame's critic : BLAMER
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Norway's patron saint : OLAF
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Eucharistic plate : PATINA
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___ Darya, Asian river : AMU
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Delight : THRILL
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Dig up : ROOTOUT
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West Point greeting : SALUTE
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___ Dhabi, Mideastern land : ABU
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Actress-comedian match : MARYMARTINMULL
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Privileged students : SENIORS
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Sunday clothes, for some : ALBS
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West role : BATMAN
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Imitator : ECHO
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Rest : REPOSE
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"___ good cheer ... " : BEOF
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Greek letter : RHO
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Mrs. Tracy : TESS
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"Sing all ___ willow": Shak. : AGREEN
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"When the ___ Robin ... ": Woods song : REDRED
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Geller's gift : ESP
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Where trades are made : MART
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Gas: Comb. form : AER
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Assay : TEST
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Freudian names : SIGMUNDS
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Foolish : MINDLESS
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Stuff : CRAM
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Unlike a rolling stone : MOSSED
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Industrial hub of the Ruhr : ESSEN
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It may be major or minor : LEAGUE
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Madden : ENRAGE
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Less at ease : EDGIER
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Destroys : WRECKS
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Atlanta arena : OMNI
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Shed : LEANTO
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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Prohibit legally : ESTOP
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Lofty : TALL
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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University in N.Y.C. : PACE
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O.K. Corral fighter : EARP
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Arts degs. : MFAS
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Borrioboola-___, locale in "Bleak House" : GHA
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Service call : LET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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