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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

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New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1984

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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. 12,773
Across
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Verdi product : OPERA
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Keats, e.g. : ODIST
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Giraffe's kin : OKAPI
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Actress Daniels : BEBE
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Kind of button : PANIC
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Director Zeffirelli : FRANCO
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Ward off : REPEL
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___ Deo : LAUS
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Historic beginning : EPOCH
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"Ave Maria" is one : ORISON
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Dino's love : AMORE
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Vases : URNS
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Discard; reject : CASHIER
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Slapping sound : SPLAT
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Ladd film: 1946 : OSS
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100 make a pound : PENCE
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Guiding spirit : ANGEL
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U.S. Vice President or Presidential candidate : ADLAISTEVENSON
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Pro golfer or comedian : GEORGEBURNS
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Russian river : URAL
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Sash or African sorcery : OBI
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South African dollar : RAND
46
Network : RETE
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English admiral or U.S. actor : ROBERTBLAKE
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Saudi, e.g. : ARAB
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Many millenniums : AEON
55
Allyson or Lockhart : JUNE
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___ Troy, Paris's prize : HELENOF
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Bill of fare : MENUCARD
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Eradicate : ERASE
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Lake, to Byron : MERE
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Watchdog's warning : GRR
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Speak to : ADDRESS
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Novelist O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Cambridge and Beverly Hills, e.g. : DIETS
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Iacocca or Marvin : LEE
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Kind of dance : TAP
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Stick-in-the-muds : FOGIES
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Jet set's pet plane : SST
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Part of the crop : CREAM
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U. of Florida team : GATORS
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Colonist or former Patriot : JOHNSMITH
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Prickles : THORNS
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___-dale of Sherwood Forest : ALANA
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Caesar-salad staple : COS
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Eddying : SWIRLY
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Bearskin, e.g. : RUG
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Gun a motor : REV
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Seraglio : HAREM
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Helm direction : ALEE
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Descries : DETECTS
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Suffix for Brooklyn : ITE
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Dispatch : SEND
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Repeatedly : OFTEN
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Iowan city or Belgian town : WATERLOO
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Saunters : STROLLS
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___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
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Kirghiz range : ALAI
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Admonish : WARN
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Buccaneer or comedian : HENRYMORGAN
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Flubs : ERRS
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MacLaine role: 1963 : IRMA
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Whiz predecessor : GEE
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___-de-boeuf : OEIL
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Comedian or former N.Y. mayor : JIMMYWALKER
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Explorer or actor : SEBASTIANCABOT
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Kind of fry or potatoes : SMALL
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Potted one, perhaps : PLANT
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U.S.A.F. decoration : DSC
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Leaven : YEAST
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Decked out : ATTIRED
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Italian wine district : ASTI
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"Mercure" composer : SATIE
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Rings : ANNULI
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Selassie : HAILE
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Shakes a leg : HIES
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Block of stamps : SHEET
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Slept "soundly" : SNORED
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Rousseau novel : EMILE
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Aerie, e.g. : NEST
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Less desirable : WORSE
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Tiger color : TAWNY
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Indian tea : ASSAM
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Yamani's org. : OPEC
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Hemingway's nickname : PAPA
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Cabell or Slaughter : ENOS
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British explorer or late actor : RICHARDBURTON
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Longing : ACHING
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Governor of Indiana : ORR
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Lectern's locale : DAIS
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Harness, in Cape Town : INSPAN
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Dresses down : SCOLDS
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Opposed to modal : TONAL
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Mouths : ORA
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The Lone Ranger, to Tonto : KEMOSABE
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James or James, e.g. : APOSTLE
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Suffix with duct : ILE
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Its source is Lake Tana : BLUENILE
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Gains gains : EARNS
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Swindle : BUNCO
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Clock inventor or German city : ESSEN
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Ancestors : FOREBEARS
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"Rome of Hungary" : EGER
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Zodiacal sign or Turkish mountain chain : TAURUS
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Slingshot missile : PEBBLE
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Played a pandurina : LUTED
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Had pressing problems : IRONED
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They may elect to elect : VOTERS
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Western U.S. grass : GRAMA
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Like a cornfield : EARED
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___ off (sporadically) : ONAND
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Olds creation : REO
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Butler or actress in "G.W.T.W." : RHETT
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Fisher : ANGLER
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He likes Seoul food : KOREAN
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Zimbalist and Zimbalist Jr. : EFREMS
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Dobbin's denial? : NEIGH
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Ex-Cabinet member or Scottish inventor : JAMESWATT
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Brazilian coastal state : CEARA
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Uraei : ASPS
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He portrayed David Belasco : RAINS
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Netted : MESHY
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Slack : LOOSE
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Agave fiber : ISTLE
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Norwegian sight : FJORD
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Chaplin song : SMILE
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Slide : CHUTE
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Colonist or pianist : ROGERWILLIAMS
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Gaudy : GARISH
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Building wing : ALETTE
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Alewife's place : TAVERN
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Bird genus or Erin : IRENA
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Tare's companion : TRET
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Provençal poem or Canadian cape : CANSO
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Armet or sallet : HELMET
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Design of tesserae : MOSAIC
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Milker milker : DAIRYMAID
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Dick or Roy : CLARK
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Melodious Mel : TORME
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Sub seeker-out : SONAR
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Most wily : SLYEST
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Peace River tributary : FINLAY
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Enlivens : WARMS
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Sunday musician : ORGANIST
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Madison Ave. sights : AGENCIES
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Aldrin's Eagle : LEM
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Oven pan : ROASTER
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Ruth's sultanate : SWAT
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"When ___ Loved Me," Bennett hit : JOANNA
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"Let ___ . . . " (winter song) : ITSNOW
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Gibson or Lovelace's love : ALTHEA
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Hall-of-Famer Warren : SPAHN
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Ferguson or Janis : ELSIE
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College, author or actor : BATES
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Site of Hell's Canyon : IDAHO
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Steer or deer, e.g. : BEAST
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Change color : TURN
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Journalist Jacob: 1849–1914 : RIIS
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She scats with cats : ELLA
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Judge : DEEM
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Course dir. : SSW
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Spanish law : LEY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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