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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1982

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,100
Across
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Home of a certain cross : MALTA
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Competent : ABLE
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Saintly-sounding name : PIUS
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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It glows for shows : NEON
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Pay one's share : ANTE
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Start of a Christmas message : GLORYTOGODINTHE
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Suffix with Christ : IAN
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Pleiades' pursuer : ORION
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Felt love for : CARED
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Concerning : ANENT
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Computer's bank : MEMORY
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Message: Part II : HIGHEST
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Black cuckoos : ANIS
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Goodbye : TATA
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Kind of fly, for short : MED
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Message: Part III : ANDONEARTHPEACE
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Diocese : SEE
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Christian Science founder : EDDY
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Heavenly Harp : LYRE
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Goal net : CAGE
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Cause of "good news of great joy" : SAVIOUR
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Self-defense system : KARATE
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Expanse of land : ACRES
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Become one on the run : ELOPE
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Adjust the wheels : ALIGN
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"Israfel" author : POE
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End of message : TOMENOFGOODWILL
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Word before broil or coal : CHAR
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Allison, to Ollie : FRAN
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Aid for Moses : EASEL
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___ Christian Andersen : HANS
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Sloth features : TOES
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Delete : ERASE
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They saw the Light : MAGI
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Unicorn's foe : LION
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Thrice, to Titus : TER
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" . . . he who receives ___ I send, receives me" : ANYONE
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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Fathered : BEGOT
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Great diver : LOON
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Eternity lacks this : END
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Canal completed in 1914 : PANAMA
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Musical lead-in : INTRO
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King Arthur's father : UTHER
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Like a pomegranate : SEEDY
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Very, in Verdun : TRES
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Small glacier : ICECAP
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Chan's comment : AHSO
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Miller, e.g. : MOTH
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Golfer Jay : HAAS
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Taverne : INNE
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Nobelist novelist: 1947 : GIDE
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Leatherwing : BAT
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Endeavor : TRY
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Croagh Patrick's county : MAYO
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Beige : ECRU
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Caribou : DEER
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Tidy up : NEATEN
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Advantage : EDGE
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Citrus drink : ADE
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Yalies : ELIS
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Pranks : CAPERS
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Genealogist's concern : SCIONS
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Mythical ship : ARGO
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Buyer : VENDEE
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Two-master : KETCH
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The ___ State (Hawaii) : ALOHA
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Kind of law or nose : ROMAN
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Seaweed : ALGAE
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Hair style : AFRO
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Site of a tilting tower : PISA
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What Greco hears : OLES
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She, in Sèvres : ELLE
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"What ___ was thought . . . ": Pope : OFT
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Anathema to doves : WAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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