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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

LET IT SNOW . . .

New York Times, Sunday, December 20, 1987

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q V X }
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has duplicate clues.
John M. Samson has 49 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,921
Across
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Edible pod : SNOWPEA
5
Astronomer Brahe : TYCHO
10
Like Joe Greene : MEAN
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Accumulate rapidly : SNOWBALL
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Dupe : GULL
20
Kind of duck or grass : BAHAMA
22
Corkwood : BALSA
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Capital of ancient Ethiopia : MEROE
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Richard Roberts's father : ORAL
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Keglers make them : SPARES
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Throw forth : ERUPT
27
Japanese P.M.: 1978-80 : OHIRA
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Gallimaufries : OLIOS
30
Monkeyshine : PRANK
31
Inc. relative : LTD
32
Demeaned : ABASED
33
Watchful ones : SENTINELS
35
Hawkins and Thompson : SADIES
38
Closet articles : LINENS
39
City NW of Arnhem : EDE
40
___ Salaam, capital of Tanzania : DARES
41
Nicolás, e.g. : SAN
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Drag : HAUL
44
Like the tropics : SNOWLESS
45
Himalayan hulk : ABOMINABLESNOWMAN
52
Backslides : LAPSES
55
Korean seaport : PUSAN
57
Boat in "Jaws" : ORCA
58
Toy that made a comeback? : YOYO
59
Moonfish : OPAHS
60
Attain : REACH
61
Pules : CRIES
63
Heads-up : SMART
64
Field game : POLO
65
Sawfly's saw : SERRA
66
Double-edged dagger : KRIS
67
Penitent : ATONER
68
Selective : ECLECTIC
70
She sang "Poetry Man" : PHOEBESNOW
73
Chilled dessert : MOUSSE
74
Psyched-up : READY
75
Oola's Alley : OOP
76
Unsheathed : DRAWN
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Do a tinker's job : REPAIR
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Mary Mapes Dodge poem : SNOWFLAKES
85
Petalous ornaments : ROSETTES
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Make feasible : ENABLE
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Towering : AIRY
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Isotopes : ATOMS
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Wagnerian solo, to Wagner : ARIE
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Wends : SORBS
95
"Jude the Obscure" novelist : HARDY
97
Take flight to unite : ELOPE
98
Aphrodite's mother : DIONE
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Pres. Carter's birthday : OCTI
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Devitalizes : SAPS
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Jacopo Peri work : OPERA
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Defeat decisively : SNOWUNDER
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Yuletide gift from Berlin : WHITECHRISTMAS
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Some museum unveilings : NUDES
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Billionth: Comb. form : NANO
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Orinoco tributary : ARO
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Chewing leaf : BETEL
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Watering place : SPA
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Whittier poem : SNOWBOUND
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Crusader Carry : NATION
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___ grises (confidential agents) : EMINENCES
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___ Christi : CORPUS
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Pound sound : ARF
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Matriculate : ENROL
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Mends argyles : DARNS
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___ poley: Var. : ROLEY
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Principled : MORAL
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Request to a mystery guest : SIGNIN
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Silent actor : MIME
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Peerless : ALONE
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Fumble for : GROPE
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Allergic symptom : SNEEZE
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"My People" author : EBAN
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Stoops : BENDS
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Numerous : MANY
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Start : ONSET
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Headway : DENT
Down
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Bird of Baffin Bay : SNOWGOOSE
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Inverted a stitch : PURLED
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May or Malbin : ELAINE
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Recipe abbr. : TBS
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Chatterboxes : YAPPERS
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"Strangers and Brothers" novelist : CHARLESPERCYSNOW
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Plague : HARASS
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Foreboding : OMEN
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Gibson is one : MARTINI
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Avoid adroitly : ELUDE
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Cerastes : ASP
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Actor Pendleton : NAT
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Vehicle with runners : SNOWMOBILE
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"Borstal Boy" author : BEHAN
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Crop up : ARISE
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"Two Women" star : LOREN
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Shepherds : LEADS
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Queries : ASKS
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Hag : BELDAM
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Moves like a rattler : SIDLES
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Spurious wing : ALULA
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Dumfries denials : NAES
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" ... unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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What Scrooge learned to do : SHARE
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"Sesame Street" teachings : ABCS
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Nonburrowing hare : SNOWSHOERABBIT
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Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
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Ebenezer's exclamation : BAH
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Racket : NOISE
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Australian Alps range : SNOWYMOUNTAINS
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Soughs : MOANS
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Lew in "Holiday" : AYRES
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Our, to Père Noël : NOTRE
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Dramatist de Vega : LOPE
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Rev. : APOC
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Lose strength : PALL
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Pol. union of 1958 : UAR
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The real Lone Ranger : REID
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___ de Chine : CREPE
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Kid : RIB
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Vt. ski resort : STOWE
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Gawk : STARE
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Off the wall : KOOKY
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Pile up : AMASS
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Does some wallboard work : CEILS
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Gray with age : HOARY
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Fragrant windflowers : SNOWDROPANEMONES
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Lateran's locale : ROME
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Seminate anew : RESOW
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Methuselah's father : ENOCH
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___-colored (variegated) : PARTI
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An Iranian language : FARSI
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Cover : LID
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Garage goings-on : SALES
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Moved on foot : TROD
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"___ Nacht in Venedig": Strauss : EINE
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Soothsayer : SEER
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Rocky pinnacle : TOR
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Nobelist chemist: 1944 : HAHN
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Raggedy Ann wears one : APRON
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M.P.G.-rating org. : EPA
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Fenced, but not for fun : DUELED
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Gobs : SCADS
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Melville's second book : OMOO
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British statesman: 1864-1937 : SNOWDEN
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Bored ones : ENNUYES
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Despot's province : SATRAPY
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Paltry matter : TRIFLE
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Employ : UTILIZE
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Effie Klinker's creator : BERGEN
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Author : SCRIBE
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Author : PENMAN
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Concurrence : ASSENT
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Specially equipped railroad car : SNOWCRAB
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English mathematician: 1815-64 : BOOLE
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Acrylic fiber : ORLON
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Topple : UPEND
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A brother of Miriam : AARON
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Suffix for peaceful : NESS
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Christened : NAMED
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Child, in Cádiz : NINO
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Leo the Lion's co. : MGM
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Trawl : NET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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