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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

HUMAN NATURE

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 1980

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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. 11,128
Across Down
1. Chicago club : CUBS
5. Pilfer : FILCH
10. Charitable gifts : ALMS
14. Slightly open : AJAR
18. Danny's histrionic daughter : MARLO
19. Not ___ in the world : ACARE
20. Tide type : NEAP
21. Part : ROLE
22. Inlet : ARMOFTHESEA
24. Festival : GALA
25. Son of Judah : ONAN
26. Work periods : STINTS
27. Gale's biting force : TEETHOFTHEWIND
30. Lake Victoria, e.g. : HEADWATERS
32. Strangers : ALIENS
33. Holding the bag at Shea : ONBASE
34. Browns : TANS
35. Make more suitable : ADAPT
40. Panamanian coins : BALBOAS
44. Seneca, Cayuga, etc. : FINGERLAKES
46. Afoot, in Quebec : APIED
47. Bully : PICKON
51. Twain's grave site : ELMIRA
52. Lurch : REEL
53. One-billionth: Prefix : NANO
54. Temple : SHUL
57. Bedouin chief : EMIR
58. Bergen : EDGAR
60. Useful quality : ASSET
61. Doughnut-shaped : TORIC
63. Calm spot amid turbulence : EYEOFTHEHURRICANE
68. Rocky debris : SCREE
69. Watson's 5's, 7's, etc. : IRONS
70. Blanched : PALED
73. Was in the red : OWED
77. The best : TOPS
78. Akin : LIKE
79. ___ voce (orally) : VIVA
80. Strike out : DELETE
82. Gantry and Fudd : ELMERS
84. Gold, e.g. : METAL
85. Mojave plants : DESERTPALMS
89. Ike's boyhood home : ABILENE
91. "Dum spiro, ___" : SPERO
92. " . . . break ___ of steel": Chapman : ARIB
93. Adorns : ARRAYS
96. ___ BILLS (sign on a wall) : POSTNO
98. Pivotal areas : HEARTLANDS
103. Neighborhood : NECKOFTHEWOODS
108. Fixation : HANGUP
109. Strain : ACHE
110. Age, of old : AERA
111. Calif. spot for Mr. America : MUSCLEBEACH
113. Brake part : SHOE
114. "B.C." character : GROG
115. "Set me as ___ upon thine heart" : ASEAL
116. Ant : EMMET
117. Wail : HOWL
118. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
119. Old Spanish coins : REALS
120. Clark's friend : LOIS
1. ___ blanche : CARTE
2. Largest lake in Iran : URMIA
3. Tow-colored : BLOND
4. Pine, e.g. : SOFTWOOD
5. Temp. type : FAH
6. Summer drink : ICETEA
7. Devices using light rays : LASERS
8. Malayan dagger : CREESE
9. Prelim race : HEAT
10. Luandan : ANGOLAN
11. Foliating : LEAFING
12. Natives of Valletta : MALTESE
13. Hall-of-Famer Warren : SPAHN
14. In line : AROW
15. Singer Mitchell : JONI
16. Ladd or Mowbray : ALAN
17. Split : REND
18. TV hit : MASH
23. Ethiopian lake : TSANA
28. ___ hand (humble) : HATIN
29. "___ 'ot sand an' ginger . . . ": Kipling : ESALL
31. Cooking abbr. : TBSP
36. Title Christie held : DAME
37. Tamiroff : AKIM
38. Beautiful woman : PERI
39. Emperor : TSAR
40. Undisguised : BARE
41. Mimicked : APED
42. Feudal lord : LIEGE
43. Make fast, as a rope : BELAY
44. View from a range : FOOTHILLS
45. Holy Grail, e.g. : RELIC
48. Podiatrist's concern : INSTEP
49. ___ in (withdraws) : CASHES
50. Crook in a branch : KNEE
54. Cause of a bong or dong : STROKE
55. Pie fancier : HORNER
56. "Trinity" author : URIS
59. ___ integra : RES
60. Hair style : AFRO
62. Zucchetto, e.g. : CAP
64. Group of eight : OCTET
65. ___ and Thummim : URIM
66. Type of orange : NAVEL
67. Bon ton : ELITE
71. John, in Wales : EVAN
72. Peace ___, R.I. : DALE
73. Ends' friends : ODDS
74. Emulate Niobe : WEEP
75. Besides : ELSE
76. Does : DEER
81. Kind of sphere or phyte : TROPO
82. Curve into an arch : EMBOW
83. French river into the Moselle : SAAR
84. Designate falsely : MISLABEL
86. Area between the fetlock and hoof : PASTERN
87. Joint : ARTHRON
88. Ancestry : LINEAGE
90. "___ Beautiful Sea," 1914 song : BYTHE
93. "___ Is Not a Home": Adler : AHOUSE
94. Gulf of Suez neighbor : REDSEA
95. Spanky of "Our Gang," e.g. : RASCAL
97. Mature : OFAGE
99. Kind of scope or meter : ANEMO
100. African lake discovered by Livingstone : NGAMI
101. Leaders like Mussolini : DUCES
102. Specific heat: Abbr. : SPHT
103. "The Turtle" poet : NASH
104. Reverberate : ECHO
105. Victuals : CHOW
106. Ship's backbone : KEEL
107. Khayyám : OMAR
112. Certain notebooks: Abbr. : LLS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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