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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

EXPANSION TEAMS

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1979

Author: David J. Pohl & John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,722
Across Down
1. Toy gun ammo : CAPS
5. Put to ___ (printed) : BED
8. Lava's cousin : MAGMA
13. Pythias' pal : DAMON
18. Pepper : CHILI
19. Scull : OAR
20. Eaglewood : ALOES
21. Toughen : INURE
22. Old movie : RERUN
23. New York debating team : BROOKLYNACCENTS
26. "___ bragh!" : ERINGO
28. Maia or Electra : PLEIAD
29. Negligent : REMISS
30. Kind of show or warm-up : PREGAME
32. Performs : DOES
33. Pedestal part : DADO
34. Lebanese pit team : TYREPATCHERS
37. Hebrew letter : TAV
38. Space agcy. : NASA
42. Authors Mary and John : OHARAS
43. Scrambling Russian team : REDALERTS
45. Lyric drama by Giordano : FEDORA
49. Run ___ (encounter) : INTO
51. Guarnieri's master : AMATI
52. Witticism : MOT
53. Idolize : ADORE
54. Org. formed in 1860–61 : CSA
55. Dante's "___ Nuova" : VITA
57. Maria of tennis fame : BUENO
59. Middle Eastern ecdysiast team : GAZASTRIPPERS
62. Kitchen gadget : BLENDER
64. Tips for tecs : CLUES
65. "Exodus" hero : ARI
66. Other, to Odette : AUTRE
67. Refuse : DECLINE
70. Leg-pulling Welsh team : CARDIFFGIANTS
75. Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
76. Soft breeze : AURA
77. Not working : OFF
78. Until now : ASYET
79. Org. for a troop troupe : USO
80. Kelly or Moore : GRACE
83. Knot : NODE
85. Contemptuous : SNEERY
86. Henley Regatta team : BATHSALTS
88. Inquisition order : RECANT
90. U.S. satellite : ESSA
91. Dit's companion : DAH
92. Emotional French team : BRESTBEATERS
98. Wife of Osiris : ISIS
100. Judge : DEEM
101. Holy candelabrum : MENORAH
102. Greek city-state : SPARTA
105. Author Wouk : HERMAN
107. Meager : SKIMPY
108. Scottish phys. ed. team noted for coolness : AYRCONDITIONERS
112. The best : ELITE
113. Throat malady : CROUP
114. Dog tag, for short : IDENT
115. Razorbill : AUK
116. To scold: Sp. : RENIR
117. "Endymion" poet : KEATS
118. Blend : MERGE
119. Garland : LEI
120. Machine carbine : STEN
1. Slot-machine fruit : CHERRY
2. More lofty : AIRIER
3. Dive : PLUNGE
4. Clumsy Asian skiing team : SINGAPORESLINGS
5. Fishing float : BOB
6. Mark or muff : EAR
7. Descent : DROP
8. ___ break (crucial) : MAKEOR
9. Winners in 1918 : ALLIES
10. Prado display : GOYAS
11. Heal : MEND
12. Botanist Gray : ASA
13. Cut into cubes : DICED
14. Windflower : ANEMONE
15. Mr. Weisenfreund : MUNI
16. Scraps : ORTS
17. Loch ___ : NESS
18. Moved stealthily : CREPT
24. Firstborn : OLDEST
25. Necktie : CRAVAT
27. Birthplace of G.R.F. : OMAHA
31. Greek letter : ETA
33. Arp's art : DADA
35. Turning point : CRISIS
36. Goblet for Henry VIII : HANAP
37. Melodic subject : TEMA
39. ___ forces : ARMED
40. Pit : STONE
41. Famed son of a Waldorf butcher : ASTOR
43. Phooey! : RATS
44. African water polo team : LIBERIANTANKERS
45. Become weary : FAG
46. Author LeShan : EDA
47. Egg-case no. : DOZ
48. Delos consultant : ORACLE
50. Defeated soundly : OVERRAN
54. Amerind : CREE
56. Lilylike plant : IRID
58. Disquiet : UNEASE
60. Wine cask : TUN
61. Jack the quipper : PAAR
62. Polish : BUFF
63. Companion of thdr. : LTG
66. Influence : AFFECT
67. Braised meat stew : DAUBE
68. "___ Dream," Wagner aria : ELSAS
69. Becomes lumpy : CLOTS
70. Snooker sticks : CUES
71. Antibes antiseptics : IODES
72. U.S. humorist : NYE
73. ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
74. Swine's confines : STY
76. A protein, for short : ACTH
81. Unit of angular measure : RADIAN
82. Cry said with a sigh : ALAS
84. Mesabi miner : OREMAN
85. Homophone for sneeze : SNEES
87. "Flattop" is one : HAIRCUT
89. Father of Isaac: Abbr. : ABM
92. Danish explorer : BERING
93. Aloof : REMOTE
94. Grooming process : TOILET
95. Fur for Ferdinand : ERMINE
96. ___ thought (engrossed) : RAPTIN
97. More reserved : SHYER
99. Organ knobs : STOPS
100. Check : DETER
102. Loot : SACK
103. This stack'll crackle : PYRE
104. Venezuelan copper center : AROA
105. Cover up : HIDE
106. Patricia from Ky. : NEAL
109. Obscure : DIM
110. Repent : RUE
111. Long runner : SKI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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