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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 1984

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
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. 12,527
Across
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Grandfather of Enos : ADAM
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Englishman's trolley : TRAM
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Prior's superior : ABBOT
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Musical round : ROTA
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A river at Cairo : OHIO
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Where many a Goya hangs : PRADO
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Arthur Wynne creation: 1913 : CROSSWORD
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Tiff : RUNIN
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Warty critter : HOPTOAD
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Desk job of a sort : EDITING
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"Lux Christi" composer : ELGAR
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Eskimo knife : ULU
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Veer : SWERVE
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Lamb's kin : EWE
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Gal of songdom : SAL
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Papal cape : ORALE
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Dock support : STILT
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An Adams : DON
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Maenad chaser : SATYR
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Limit loss risk : HEDGE
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"To ___ their golden eyes": Shak. : OPE
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Complicate : SNARL
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Delos locale : ELLAS
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Uno + due : TRE
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Abby's sister : ANN
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Bind : CEMENT
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Bombard or strafe : ZAP
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Miles from Ingatestone : SARAH
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Enigmata : PUZZLES
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Abridgments : RESUMES
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"Paper Moon" actress : ONEAL
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Devise : CONSTRUCT
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___ decisis : STARE
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Tunnel : ADIT
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Nelsons, e.g. : HOLDS
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Snead's needs : TEES
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It gets pegged : TENT
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Chief : ARCH
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Moneta ___, Italian's gold coin : DORO
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Sleep like ___ : ATOP
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Skillful : MASTERLY
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Tug's charge : TOWAGE
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TV's Miss Morgenstern : RHODA
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Broadcast : AIR
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Fashion : MODE
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" . . . glory of an ___ day": Shak. : APRIL
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Antony's adversary : BRUTUS
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Rumanian coins : BANI
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God identified with Woden : ODIN
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Chinese clan : TONG
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Fans of black-and-white squares : SOLVERS
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It has principals and seconds : DUEL
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Yields : RETURNS
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Passable : SOSO
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Enclosed : WRAPT
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Trencherman : EATER
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Rogers or Weng : WILL
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Boston airport : LOGAN
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Glance over : SCAN
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Polo's field : THEEAST
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Nidus : NEST
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Chicago suburb : ELMHURST
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Scruff : NAPE
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Charles of ring fame : EZZARD
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Cockatoo features : CRESTS
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Everything, in Essen : ALLES
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He uses the Palmer method : ARNIE
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Ritzy : POSH
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"Verily I say ___ you . . . ": Matt. 26:21 : UNTO
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Fervor : ZEAL
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Aquarium fish : SCAT
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Army mascot : MULE
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Greenspan's field: Abbr. : ECON
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Marginal mark : STET
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Pindaric poem : ODE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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