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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1984

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,516
Across
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Eared ___ : SEAL
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Brokerage order : SELL
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Tonsorial concern : SCALP
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It sailed to Colchis : ARGO
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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Papal court : CURIA
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Honest, in Hamburg : BRAV
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Sharpen : HONE
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In a fit manner : APTLY
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Prokofiev ballet : ROMEOANDJULIET
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Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
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Carmine : RED
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A son of Rebekah : ESAU
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Bonny belles : LASSIES
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Attacked : HADAT
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Raccoon feature : TAIL
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Satcom F4 owner : RCA
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Keen : ACUTE
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Austrian river : INN
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"Well, ___ for my money ... ": Shak. : AHORN
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Choler : IRE
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Pleased : GLAD
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She was mad abut Adonis : VENUS
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Relevant : GERMANE
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Hindu Kush locale : ASIA
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Heavenly Altar : ARA
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Jets' back : HARPER
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Patron of sweethearts : SAINTVALENTINE
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Psychologist May : ROLLO
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Topic for a señorita : AMOR
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Ardor : ELAN
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Fiancée, to a fiancé : ANGEL
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Nurture : REAR
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Thank-you ___ : NOTE
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Learned : HEARD
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Singer Gibb : ANDY
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Chowder : STEW
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Buffalo puckster : SABRE
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Bobble : ERROR
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Old World lizard : AGAMA
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Courting chair : LOVESEAT
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One-third of Africa : SAHARA
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Town on the Thames : ETON
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What S & L's do : LEND
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Actor Cobb : LEEJ
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Virgo's neighbor : SCALES
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___-dart (blue succory) : CUPIDS
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"Vissi d'___," Tosca aria : ARTE
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Happy tune : LILT
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Salary : PAY
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Juan's west : OESTE
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Russian stream : URAL
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Practical : UTILE
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McCartney's beloved : LINDA
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Kind of horse or hand : IRON
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Grayish yellow : ECRU
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Without : SANS
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Reagan's first Sec. of State : HAIG
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Author Alice ___ Miller : DUER
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Anecdotes : ANA
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Of jays, martins, etc. : AVIAN
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Cheers up : HEARTENS
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Punkie : GNAT
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"Ancient Evenings" author : MAILER
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Schwarzenegger : ARNOLD
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Fino is one : SHERRY
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Earhart was one : PILOT
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Mother's kin : ENATE
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Extend a lease : RENEW
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Loudness unit : SONE
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Seaweed : ALGA
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Spanish linear measure : VARA
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Word of assent : AMEN
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Fix the dice : LOAD
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Fall sound at South Bend : RAH

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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