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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

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New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 1982

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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. 11,779
Across
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Played the part : ACTED
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Retired N.C. senator : ERVIN
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Enfold : DRAPE
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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An anagram for nail : LAIN
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"Let ___," Beatles hit : ITBE
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Brother of Peter Graves : JAMESARNESS
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Move slowly : INCH
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Pelican's crop : CRAW
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Improper : UNMEET
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Adam's son : SETH
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Individual : ONE
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Keres people of N.M. : SIA
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Via del Corso locale : ROMA
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Turkish border river : ARAS
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Frightened : ALARMED
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Imbrown : TAN
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Arturo Toscanini's son-in-law : VLADIMIRHOROWITZ
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Foxy : SLY
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Ximena's husband : ELCID
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Scottish proprietor : LAIRD
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Law deg. : LLM
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Bring forth : SPAWN
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Word of disgust : UGH
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Served with gravy : AUJUS
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Glows : GLEAMS
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Neighbor of Thailand : LAOS
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Lobster eggs : ROE
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Growing out : ENATE
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City near Memphis : EARLE
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Kind of school : GRAMMAR
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Coolidge's third cousin : ORSONBEAN
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Vacuum tube : DIODE
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Makes a request : ASKSFOR
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France's longest river : LOIRE
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Queen ___ War : ANNES
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You, in Québec : TOI
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Myth : SAGA
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Nab : COLLAR
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Nickname for a cousin of F.D.R. : TEDDY
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Make merry : REVEL
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Town on the Niger : GAO
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Fountain treats : SODAS
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Cardinal points : EASTS
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Hallucinogen : LSD
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Nobelist Max Born's granddaughter : OLIVIANEWTONJOHN
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Initials at O'Hare : ETA
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Before daybreak : PREDAWN
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Type of sign : NEON
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Plaintiff : USEE
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" . . . but ___ are chosen" : FEW
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Collection : ANA
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Alan or Cheryl : LADD
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Fabric patttern : DOTS
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Picasso's "Dora Maar ___" : SEATED
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Suit adjunct : VEST
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Diamond from Brooklyn : NEIL
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Barbara Hutton's cousin : DINAMERRILL
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Aphrodite's son : EROS
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Genealogical diagram : TREE
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Semblance : IMAGE
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"The Golden Legend" heroine : ELSIE
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Unit of force : DYNE
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Himalayan kingdom : NEPAL
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Was foolishly fond : DOTED
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Resolves : ADJUSTS
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Of the skull : CRANIAL
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Noted Indian chief : TAMMANY
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Fencing weapon : EPEE
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Merit : DESERVE
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Type of drum or ring : EAR
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Loser to J.F.K. : RMN
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Competes for : VIES
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Tailor's concern : INSEAM
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Naris : NOSTRIL
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Prophet Mohammed's son-in-law : ALI
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Miracle site : CANA
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Franz Liszt's son-in-law : RICHARDWAGNER
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Adorn with a nimbus : ENHALO
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Movie, for short : PIC
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Herman Talmadge's second cousin : STROMTHURMOND
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Novelist Blasco ___ : IBANEZ
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Stitched : SEWED
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Lagoon enclosure : ATOLL
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Bedevil : HARASS
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Wail : BAWL
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Davis or Hyman : MAC
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"___, a dollar . . . " : ADILLAR
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Clipper, e.g. : SHIP
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Creek : RIA
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Sluggards : IDLERS
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Spoken : ORAL
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Bad, in Barcelona : MALO
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Correlative : NOR
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Prodded : GOADED
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Heterodoxy : HERESY
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Put the fizz in fizz : AERATE
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Concord : UNISON
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Playwright Jason Miller's father-in-law : JACKIEGLEASON
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Colorado tribe : UTES
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Soil-bound slaves : SERFS
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Actor Tim Conway's brother : GEORGESANDERS
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Edison's Park : MENLO
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Mubarak's famed predecessor : SADAT
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After strip or gold : MINE
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Sift : BOLT
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"My Sister ___" : EILEEN
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Brazilian port : ARACAJU
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Rower : OAR
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Severn feeder : AVON
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Scratched : CLAWED
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Utopia : EDEN
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Help : AID
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Ellipsoidal : OVAL
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___ for (subbed) : STOODIN
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Distress signal : SOS
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"___ are the times that . . . " : THESE
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Fleered : SNEERED
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Radical : LEFTIST
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Hard playing marble : STEELIE
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Loitered : DAWDLED
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Cantankerous : ORNERY
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"___ girl . . . " : IWANTA
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Promptly : ONTIME
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Like some driveways : PAVED
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Daily sustenance : DIET
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Easy task : SNAP
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Woody's son : ARLO
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Philosopher Lao-___ : TSE
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Garland : LEI
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___ Khan IV : AGA
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Brooks or Ferrer : MEL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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