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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 1984

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Mimicked : APED
5
Lhasa ___, Tibetan dog : APSO
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Playful slider : OTTER
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Reagan's right : VETO
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Gradual : SLOW
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Oratory : ELOCUTION
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Silly : INANE
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E.M.K. is one : SEN
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Tinge : TINT
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Self-assured : POISED
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Intimation : HINT
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Lilted : SANG
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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A busy time for bartenders : HAPPYHOUR
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Evening party : SOIREE
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Inlet : RIA
36
Amazonian Indian : TUPI
37
Chardonnay, e.g. : WINE
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"The ___ Professor": 1963 : NUTTY
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Tommy gun : STEN
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
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Prefix for pod : TRI
43
Georgian city : ATHENS
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"Crossroads of the East" : NEWJERSEY
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Swarm : HORDE
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Once more : ANEW
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Number 5 iron : MASHIE
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Abu Dhabi chief : EMIR
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Half or third of a dance : CHA
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Famed announcer-actor : EDMCMAHON
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Kind of bar or player : PIANO
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Snick-a-___ : SNEE
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Fitzgerald's "The ___ Tycoon" : LAST
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Faunlike deity : SATYR
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Henry VIII's sixth : PARR
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Henri follower : ETTA
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Feathered friends for Fabius : AVES
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The Black Pearl of soccer : PELE
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College on the Thames : ETON
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Severinsen : DOC
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Patty Duke ___ : ASTIN
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Vase base : PLINTH
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What a sweep sweeps : SOOT
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Hold one's ___ : OWN
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Like some soups : ONIONY
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Bailiwick of 60 Across : TONIGHTSHOW
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Domingo's aunts : TIAS
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Predatory marine bird : ERNE
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Rex or Donna : REED
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Useful : UTILE
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Tropical fruit : PAPAYA
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Introduction heard often on TV : HERESJOHNNY
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Skewer : SPIT
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Dam on the Nile : ASWAN
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Hubbub : NOISE
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Tendon : SINEW
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A Shaw : ARTIE
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External : OUTER
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Topple : UPEND
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Salon solution : RINSE
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Table d'hôte course : ENTREE
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___ Minor : URSA
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Unit of heat : THERM
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One of Bret Harte's roles : EDITOR
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Whine : YAMMER
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More pleasant : NICER
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Some globes : MAPS
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Song for Marilyn Horne : ARIA
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What a Carson guest takes : SEAT
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Novelist Ferber : EDNA
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Chit follower : CHAT
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Carson, e.g. : HOST
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Carnac's gift? : ESP
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Stout : ALE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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