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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Saturday, April 26, 1980

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,127
Across
1. Ella of Conn. : GRASSO
7. Convince : ASSURE
13. A Kennedy or a Stevenson : ROBERT
14. Feeders of fires on freighters : STOKERS
16. Siege Perilous site : CAMELOT
17. Overseer : FOREMAN
18. Mo from Ariz. : UDALL
19. ___ branch : OLIVE
21. Botanist Gray : ASA
22. U.S. social reformer: 1849–1914 : RIIS
23. Struck : SMOTE
24. Flaccid : LIMP
25. Hostelry : INN
26. Scrutinize : SCAN
27. Barracks decoration : PINUP
28. Ice ___ : AGE
29. Quality : TONE
30. Stylish : CLASSY
31. Brush material : HORSEHAIR
33. Vocalist Vic : DAMONE
36. Gaelic nobleman : AIRE
37. Science deg. : BME
40. Pistil part : OVARY
41. Happy : GLAD
42. Butt : RAM
43. Procures : GETS
44. Slapping sound : SPLAT
46. Father : SIRE
47. Prefix with sect : TRI
48. Kanone, e.g. : SKIER
49. Abuser of Oliver : FAGIN
50. Storehouse : ARSENAL
52. John or Jill of films : IRELAND
54. Develop an idea : GESTATE
55. Diatribe : TIRADE
56. More profound : DEEPER
57. Over there : YONDER
Down
1. Road builder's task : GRADING
2. Variety of lettuce : ROMAINE
3. Walter and I. W. : ABELS
4. Promote successfully : SELL
5. Angel's favorite sign : SRO
6. Armless sofas : OTTOMANS
7. ___ as a fiddle : ASFIT
8. Heater : STOVE
9. Angered : SORE
10. Hawaiian guitar, for short : UKE
11. Stays : REMAINS
12. Dutch scholar: 1466–1536 : ERASMUS
15. Brisk : SNAPPY
16. Roman senate : CURIA
20. "Lindy" : LONEEAGLE
23. Get home : SCORE
24. Fabricator : LIAR
26. Rigid : STONY
27. Wielded : PLIED
30. Unit of weight : CARAT
31. ___ d'oeuvre : HORS
32. Mirth : HILARITY
33. Military ID : DOGTAG
34. Affirmed : AVERRED
35. Leader among Fauvist painters : MATISSE
37. Bucket or fire follower : BRIGADE
38. Seaman : MARINER
39. Edit : EMEND
44. Glide over : SKATE
45. He makes heaps : PILER
46. Hodgepodge : SALAD
48. Catch : SNAP
49. Flowerless plant : FERN
51. Summer, on the Riviera : ETE
53. ___ de la Plata : RIO

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

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