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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

CHRISTOLOGICAL TITLES

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1988

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, 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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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,292
Across
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Splendor : POMP
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City on the Ganges : PATNA
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Bundle of wheat : SHEAF
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Luzon river : ABRA
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Like ___ (quickly) : ASHOT
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Ham's affirmative : WILCO
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Tie : DRAW
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"___ want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
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IHS: Isa. 59:20 : THEREDEEMER
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Lode : VEIN
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Comet seen on Dec. 24 : REINDEER
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"The Glass Key" actor : LADD
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Liberate : RELEASE
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English horn : COR
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Memorable warship : MAINE
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Combed cotton : CARDED
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Farrier : SHOER
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Winold ___, painter of Indians : REISS
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Trunk : TORSO
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Pablo Picasso's daughter : PALOMA
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Short salutation : SIRS
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Waipahu's island : OAHU
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D–I links : EFGH
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Book by poet Ciardi : ASIF
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IHS: John 10:11 : GOODSHEPHERD
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Papal name : LEO
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Pre-Christmas activity : SHOPPING
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One + one, to Burns : TWA
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Attributes : TRAITS
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London borough : EALING
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Père Noël's affirmative : OUI
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Caine role : ALFIE
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Porter's "Kiss ___" : MEKATE
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Bests in brainpower : OUTWITS
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Be imminent : IMPEND
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Trixie Norton's friend : ALICE
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Mother of Samuel : HANNAH
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White-sale items : LINENS
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N.C. State's conference : ACC
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Biblical verses : PASSAGES
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Yule ___ : LOG
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IHS: Luke 23:35 : THECHOSENONE
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Verdi opus : AIDA
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Whoa! : STOP
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___ meridiem : ANTE
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S.A. armadillo : APAR
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Warmhearted : TENDER
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Wintry floater : FLAKE
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Share evenly : SPLIT
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Certain Yemeni : ADENI
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"___ Along," Merrill musical : TAKEME
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Perplexed : ATSEA
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Start of Mont.'s motto : ORO
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Adjective for "Metamorphoses" : OVIDIAN
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Helter-skelter : PELLMELL
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Informally, popularizer of "White Christmas" : BING
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IHS: I Tim. 6:15 : LORDOFLORDS
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Biologist Metchnikoff : ELIE
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Cat Nation tribe : ERIES
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Gaspar brought one : GIFT
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Hardy's "Pure Woman" : TESS
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Delta preceder : GAMMA
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Permanent place? : SALON
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Concerning : ASTO
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"I Kid You Not" author : PAAR
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Algerian neighbor : MALI
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IHS: Isa. 9:6 : PRINCEOFPEACE
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___ Noster : PATER
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Notable netman : ASHE
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Unit of heat : THERM
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Trondheim loc. : NOR
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Studios for Seurat : ATELIERS
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Nobel's compatriots : SWEDES
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Wasted no ttime : HIED
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"Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
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Box-elder genus : ACER
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Attack area for Graf : FORECOURT
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Unfavorable : ADVERSE
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IHS: John 6:35 : BREADOFLIFE
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Elevate : RAISE
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Bearded : AWNED
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Rich pastry : DANISH
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Frat-house room : DORM
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Roman household deity : LAR
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Desiccated : ARID
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Hot tubs : SPAS
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Hodgepodge : HASH
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Potpourri : OLIO
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___ Camel, W.W. I plane : SOPWITH
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Article in common use : THE
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Lithe : AGILE
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Dream, to Dante : SOGNO
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Kin of oho : AHA
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Enter or arrive : GETIN
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Drenched the lawn : HOSED
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Naval C.I.A. : ONI
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Case for pins : ETUI
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Plays : DRAMAS
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Open to all : PATENT
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IHS: Rev. 1:8 : ALPHAANDOMEGA
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Ravines : GULCHES
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See red? : OWE
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They hum in Dec. : MALLS
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"Adam Bede" novelist : ELIOT
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IHS: Rev. 17:14 : KINGOFKINGS
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Tortilla con carne : TACO
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Map within a map : INSET
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Bert Bobbsey's twin : NAN
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Hurry up! : SHAKEALEG
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Tread the boards : ACT
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"The Counterfeiters" author : GIDE
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Adam's first address : EDEN
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Hindu garment : SARI
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Directional letters : ENE
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"Ye are the ___ the earth": Matt. 5:13 : SALTOF
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Apostolic letters : EPISTLES
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Thurmond of N.B.A. fame : NATE
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Telethon call-ins : PLEDGES
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Actor James ___ Jones : EARL
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"___ my brother's keeper?": Cain : AMI
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Peak of S Colo. : PAGOSA
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Apochrypha book : TOBIT
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Of the birds : AVINE
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Diamond's time : APRIL
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Comedian Ole : OLSEN
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Ibsen's Helmer : NORA
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Same, to Seneca : IDEM
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Taro root : EDDO
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Ally of Sparta : ELIS
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Ski tow : LIFT
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Mother of Artemis : LETO
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Flange : RIM
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Suffix with pay or plug : OLA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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