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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Saturday, February 26, 1983

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,163
Across
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Indian prince : RAJAH
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Cigar ending : ETTE
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Solus : ALONE
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Force : DINT
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Temple : SHUL
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Michelangelo work : PIETA
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1960 TV PATSY winner : ASTA
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It's full of baloney : DELI
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Like cooking apples : TART
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What Gleason's Reginald puts on : AIRS
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Panama : HAT
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Humbug's partner : BAH
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Jackie Gleason : THEGREATONE
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Parisian preposition : AVEC
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Sheltered at sea : ALEE
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"Elmer's ___" : TUNE
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Pisgah's summit : NEBO
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"The Nearly ___ Mine" : WAS
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Combustible heap : PYRE
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Busman Ralph : KRAMDEN
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"Move it!" : HURRYUP
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"Amos Moses" singer : REED
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Wallace's Ben : HUR
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Astonish : STUN
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Snub-nosed dogs : PUGS
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The best : TOPS
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Bumbler created by J.G. : THEPOORSOUL
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Alan Ladd film: 1946 : OSS
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One-tenth of a sen : RIN
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"Animal House" house : FRAT
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Produce interest : EARN
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Verdi's Ethiopian slave : AIDA
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Flimflam : BILK
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___ de résistance : PIECE
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Mulligan's meal? : STEW
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Words of perception : ISEE
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What kind of fool am I? : APRIL
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Hither : HERE
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Salty swallow : TERN
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Full of gusto : ZESTY
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Shoot the breeze : RAP
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MacGraw : ALI
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Crazy Guggenheim's chum : JOETHEBARTENDER
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Greene's "The ___ of the Matter" : HEART
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A protector of baby Zeus : IDA
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Faces : VISAGES
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Complete : ENTIRE
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Hypnosis inducer : STARE
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Apoc. book : ESD
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Classic sitcom : THEHONEYMOONERS
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New Orleans's Green Wave : TULANE
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Superior : ELITE
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Unfroze : THAWED
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Bacchus aide : SATYR
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"The ___ Dick," 1940 film : BANK
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Assert : AVER
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Verve : ELAN
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Castle tower : TURRET
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Start of a West line : COMEUP
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Strive for : PURSUE
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___ iniquity : DENOF
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Quasimodo's creator : HUGO
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Diamond group : UMPS
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Annie Oakley : PASS
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Opponent for Minnesota Fats : HUSTLER
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Iranian Moslem : SHIITE
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Extol : PRAISE
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Rubbish : TRASH
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Do what Glenn did : ORBIT
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A Bolivian capital : LAPAZ
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Ready for reaping : RIPE
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Fear of God : AWE
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Berry or Murray : KEN
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Op. ___ : CIT
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Tarzan actor on TV : ELY

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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