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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
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Ella of Conn. : GRASSO
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Convince : ASSURE
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A Kennedy or a Stevenson : ROBERT
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Feeders of fires on freighters : STOKERS
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Siege Perilous site : CAMELOT
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Overseer : FOREMAN
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Mo from Ariz. : UDALL
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___ branch : OLIVE
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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U.S. social reformer: 1849–1914 : RIIS
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Struck : SMOTE
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Flaccid : LIMP
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Hostelry : INN
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Scrutinize : SCAN
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Barracks decoration : PINUP
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Ice ___ : AGE
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Quality : TONE
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Stylish : CLASSY
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Brush material : HORSEHAIR
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Vocalist Vic : DAMONE
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Gaelic nobleman : AIRE
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Science deg. : BME
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Pistil part : OVARY
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Happy : GLAD
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Butt : RAM
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Procures : GETS
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Slapping sound : SPLAT
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Father : SIRE
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Prefix with sect : TRI
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Kanone, e.g. : SKIER
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Abuser of Oliver : FAGIN
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Storehouse : ARSENAL
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John or Jill of films : IRELAND
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Develop an idea : GESTATE
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Diatribe : TIRADE
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More profound : DEEPER
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Over there : YONDER
Down
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Road builder's task : GRADING
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Variety of lettuce : ROMAINE
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Walter and I. W. : ABELS
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Promote successfully : SELL
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Angel's favorite sign : SRO
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Armless sofas : OTTOMANS
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___ as a fiddle : ASFIT
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Heater : STOVE
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Angered : SORE
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Hawaiian guitar, for short : UKE
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Stays : REMAINS
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Dutch scholar: 1466–1536 : ERASMUS
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Brisk : SNAPPY
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Roman senate : CURIA
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"Lindy" : LONEEAGLE
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Get home : SCORE
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Fabricator : LIAR
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Rigid : STONY
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Wielded : PLIED
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Unit of weight : CARAT
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___ d'oeuvre : HORS
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Mirth : HILARITY
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Military ID : DOGTAG
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Affirmed : AVERRED
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Leader among Fauvist painters : MATISSE
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Bucket or fire follower : BRIGADE
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Seaman : MARINER
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Edit : EMEND
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Glide over : SKATE
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He makes heaps : PILER
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Hodgepodge : SALAD
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Catch : SNAP
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Flowerless plant : FERN
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Summer, on the Riviera : ETE
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___ de la Plata : RIO

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

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