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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Thursday, November 24, 1983

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K V X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 12,434
Across
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Stripling : LAD
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Native of Damascus : ARAB
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Marvel's marvelous word : SHAZAM
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Hawaii's 808 : AREACODE
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Mud Hens' city : TOLEDO
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Thankful 1621 hosts : PILGRIMS
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Declaimed : ORATED
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Rouen's river : SEINE
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Thankful 1621 guests : INDIANS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Stowe scoundrel : LEGREE
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Libra : SCALES
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Charles's pet : ASTA
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Baths of a sort : SPA
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Yankee Moreno : OMAR
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Plaid : TARTAN
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Thankful 1621 governor : WILLIAMBRADFORD
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Extraterrestrial beings : ALIENS
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Home of Wood works : IOWA
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Shell out : PAY
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Chard genus : BETA
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Dagwood's wife is one : BLONDE
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Spirited : FEISTY
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Closely confined : PENT
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President who standardized Thanksgiving Day : LINCOLN
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Roman follower : ESQUE
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Meadowlark's kin : ORIOLE
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Oldest New England town : PLYMOUTH
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Egyptian Christians' ___ Church : COPTIC
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College chum, perhaps : ROOMMATE
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Hexapod : INSECT
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Arizona group : YUMA
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NaOH : LYE
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Decline : LAPSE
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Historian Durant : ARIEL
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Fleur-___ : DELIS
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Henry III, to Henri : ROI
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James D. Watkins is one: Abbr. : ADM
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Egyptian god of pleasure : BES
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He played Judge Hardy : STONE
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Throng : HORDE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Letter after epsilon : ZETA
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Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
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British hippies : MODS
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"___ of God" : AGNES
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Egger's bur. : IRS
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Mongolian monks : LAMAS
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Actor Jack from Miami, Ariz. : ELAM
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Leaping rodents : GERBILS
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Mint : COIN
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Sandy's reply : ARF
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Organ lever : STOP
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"G.W.T.W." scene : TARA
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Comical Capp : ANDY
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Clean an orlop : SWAB
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Plush surface : PILE
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Tigerish, in a way : TAWNY
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Pilewort fiber : ADAD
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Expo pitcher : LEA
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Food for a Digger : ROOT
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Corncrib : BIN
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English Derby town : EPSOM
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Vitamin-B acid : FOLIC
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Pick out : ELECT
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Tantamount : EQUAL
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Off the wall : NUTTY
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Titter : TEHEE
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Places : LOCI
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Niblick : IRON
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Drams : NIPS
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___ d'Azur : COTE
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Soprano Eames : EMMA
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Crowbar : PRY
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McGrew's lady : LOU
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Hebrew day : YOM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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