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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

HAPPY FORTIETH!

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1985

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, 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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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,130
Across
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Fourth deck : ORLOP
6
Egg-sized fruit : KIWI
10
Maldives capital : MALE
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Security Council member : CHINA
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Court tie : DEUCE
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Part of Presley's signature : ARON
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Frigg's husband : ODIN
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Roomy place : HOTEL
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U.N. Secretary General: 1953–61 : DAGHAMMARSKJOLD
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Goddess of concord : IRENE
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Deliverance : RESCUE
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Crescent-shaped : LUNAR
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A Bordeaux : CLARET
30
N'___-ce pas? : EST
31
Flocks : DROVES
33
Ukrainian city : ODESSA
34
Crosiers : CROOKS
38
White poplars : ABELE
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Ethnologist Heyerdahl : THOR
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Divide equally : HALVE
42
Bailey of good will : PEARL
43
President who named the U.N. : ROOSEVELT
48
Texas A&M student : AGGIE
49
Actress Jillian : ANN
50
"Can-Can" star : LILO
51
Girls, in Gerona : NINAS
52
Expressionless : DEADPAN
54
City of W Kyushu : KUMAMOTO
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Gas-grill rock : LAVA
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Perturb : IRK
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Duped : TAKEN
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Jayne Torvill, e.g. : SKATER
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Stinger ingredient : BRANDY
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Cordovans, e.g. : SHOES
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Tickled : AMUSED
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Guarantee : PLEDGE
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Reporter Brenda : STARR
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Needlefish : GAR
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Samoan drum : LALI
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Gray or Torrey : BOTANIST
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Caribou feature : ANTLERS
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Withy source : OSIER
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Pluck : GRIT
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Deserter : RAT
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Incomplete line, to a printer : WIDOW
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Secretary General Javier Pérez ___ : DECUELLAR
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Morley's Kitty : FOYLE
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Jungian soul : ANIMA
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Rod's 16½ : FEET
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Golfer's short iron : WEDGE
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Typewriter part : PLATEN
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Sherlock : SHAMUS
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"The Robots of Dawn" author : ASIMOV
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Pitch in : AID
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Household : MENAGE
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Habituate : ENURE
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Snickers : TEHEES
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Love, in Lucca : AMORE
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U.N.'s main deliberative organ : GENERALASSEMBLY
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Beg : CADGE
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Moreno of baseball : OMAR
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Ugandan river : NILE
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Saturate : IMBUE
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Genua : KNEES
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Impost : DUTY
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N Honduran port : TELA
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Electronic device : MASER
Down
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Singular : ODD
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Aft : REAR
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Toboggan : LUGE
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Operatic baron : OCHS
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Security Council function : PEACEKEEPING
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Himalayan peak : KAMET
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Keogh plan's rel. : IRA
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A. W. Clausen's concern : WORLDBANK
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Underwriter : INSURER
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Great Basin desert : MOJAVE
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Idolize : ADORE
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Mae West role : LIL
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Extremity : END
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Unicef helps them : CHILDREN
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Goddesses of the seasons : HORAE
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Brain passages : ITERS
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Nonaquatic geese : NENES
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Queen of the Misty Isles : ALETA
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Disarrange, with "up" : MUSS
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Hillock : KNOLL
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Dovish murmurs : COOS
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Underground runner : STOLON
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U.N. member as of Sept. 20, 1960 : CHAD
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Wax vehement : RAGE
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Ballerina Spessivtseva : OLGA
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"Fasti" poet : OVID
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Of copper: Abbr. : AEN
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A Gibson : HOOT
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"Hanky ___," 1982 Wilder film : PANKY
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Frosts : RIMES
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Argentine tennis star : VILAS
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Growing out : ENATE
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Bathed : LAVED
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Boris Godunov was one : TSAR
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N.B.A. champs: 1984–85 : LAKERS
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Egyptian dry measure : ARDEB
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U.N. Secretary General: 1962–71 : UTHANT
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New Zealand native : MAORI
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Founder of the Ottoman Empire : OSMAN
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U.N. Secretary General: 1972–81 : KURTWALDHEIM
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Indifferent : BLASE
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Memento : RELIC
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Somme farewell : ADIEU
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Case or well preceder : STAIR
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Type size : AGATE
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Trudge : PLOD
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Layers : STRATA
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Eye with a sigh : OGLE
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First U.N. Secretary General : TRYGVELIE
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
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Redact : EDIT
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F.A.O. headquarters : ROME
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Trumpeter : SWAN
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U.N.H.C.R. assists them : REFUGEES
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Hopped-up drink : ALE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Thighbone : FEMUR
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Sachet, for example : ODORANT
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Pinot producer : WINERY
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Turnovers : PIES
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Fishing boat : SMACK
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Two-fisted one : HEMAN
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Diode part : ANODE
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Mrs. Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds : MARGE
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It's chosen by a collège électoral : SENAT
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Perplexed : ATSEA
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Soprano Calvé : EMMA
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Falls back : EBBS
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Twist sideways : SLUE
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O'Neill's "The Great ___ Brown" : GOD
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Second-largest bird : EMU
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"Give ___ to Love": Emerson : ALL
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Suffix for saw : YER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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