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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Wednesday, November 2, 1983

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 12,412

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Across
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Reserved : DEMURE
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Spectrum makers : PRISMS
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Jubilant : ELATED
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Tire type : RADIAL
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Fruit with a dark red pulp : MALTESEORANGE
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Emceed : HOSTED
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___ rule (usually) : ASA
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Cattle, to Cowper : KINE
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Register : ENTER
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Historic period : ERA
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Fifties org. in charge of air-raid shelters : CDA
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Journalist Jacob : RIIS
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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West and Murray : MAES
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Approves : ACCEPTS
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Light-Horse Harry's chargers : CAVALRY
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Ossie's Ruby : DEE
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___ de mer : MAL
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Was hostile to : OPPOSED
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Cream-puff filling : CUSTARD
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Town : BURG
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Makes a novena : PRAYS
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Follower of Luther: 1511–69 : EBER
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Limit : END
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Honshu volcanic mount : ASAMA
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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He ran against T.E.D. : HST
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Like some Harvard students : PRELAW
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Statuette Spade searched for : MALTESEFALCON
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Array : ATTIRE
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"The ___ Only," 1978 Winkler movie : ONEAND
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More deft : NEATER
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Deeds in Dijon : GESTES
Down
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Fiendish : DEMONIC
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Flexible : ELASTIC
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Toy-spaniel variety : MALTESEDOG
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Pronounce : UTTER
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Clarinet : REED
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Ames and Asner : EDS
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Dull : PROSAIC
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___ avis : RARA
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Dactyls' mother : IDA
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Kitchen sight : SINK
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Like Henning : MAGICAL
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Like Twiggy : SLENDER
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Deserve : EARN
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Goddess of marriage : HERA
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Simple : EASY
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Plato's Aurora : EOS
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Exorbitant : STEEP
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French Nobelist novelist : CAMUS
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Bluish-gray feline : MALTESECAT
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Foot, to a zoologist : PES
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Anatomical duct : VAS
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Tony's cousin : OBIE
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Sleeping car : PULLMAN
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Bishop, e.g. : PRELATE
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Bureau : DRESSER
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Charisse : CYD
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Mother-of-pearl "mother" : ABALONE
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Sends back : REMANDS
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Attract a crowd : DRAW
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___ meridiem : ANTE
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Edmonton loc. : ALTA
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Hither : HERE
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Glass for a French door : PANE
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___ for tat : TIT
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San Francisco sight, often : FOG

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

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