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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
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Chicago club : CUBS
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Pilfer : FILCH
10
Charitable gifts : ALMS
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Danny's histrionic daughter : MARLO
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Not ___ in the world : ACARE
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Tide type : NEAP
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Part : ROLE
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Inlet : ARMOFTHESEA
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Festival : GALA
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Son of Judah : ONAN
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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
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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
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The best : TOPS
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Akin : LIKE
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___ voce (orally) : VIVA
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Strike out : DELETE
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Gantry and Fudd : ELMERS
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Gold, e.g. : METAL
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Mojave plants : DESERTPALMS
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Ike's boyhood home : ABILENE
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"Dum spiro, ___" : SPERO
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" . . . break ___ of steel": Chapman : ARIB
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Adorns : ARRAYS
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___ BILLS (sign on a wall) : POSTNO
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Pivotal areas : HEARTLANDS
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Neighborhood : NECKOFTHEWOODS
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Fixation : HANGUP
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Strain : ACHE
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Age, of old : AERA
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Calif. spot for Mr. America : MUSCLEBEACH
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Brake part : SHOE
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"B.C." character : GROG
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"Set me as ___ upon thine heart" : ASEAL
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Ant : EMMET
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Wail : HOWL
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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Old Spanish coins : REALS
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Clark's friend : LOIS
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___ blanche : CARTE
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Largest lake in Iran : URMIA
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Tow-colored : BLOND
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Pine, e.g. : SOFTWOOD
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Temp. type : FAH
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Summer drink : ICETEA
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Devices using light rays : LASERS
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Malayan dagger : CREESE
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Prelim race : HEAT
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Luandan : ANGOLAN
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Foliating : LEAFING
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Natives of Valletta : MALTESE
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Hall-of-Famer Warren : SPAHN
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In line : AROW
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Singer Mitchell : JONI
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Ladd or Mowbray : ALAN
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Split : REND
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TV hit : MASH
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Ethiopian lake : TSANA
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___ hand (humble) : HATIN
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"___ 'ot sand an' ginger . . . ": Kipling : ESALL
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Cooking abbr. : TBSP
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Title Christie held : DAME
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Tamiroff : AKIM
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Beautiful woman : PERI
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Emperor : TSAR
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Undisguised : BARE
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Mimicked : APED
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Make fast, as a rope : BELAY
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View from a range : FOOTHILLS
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Holy Grail, e.g. : RELIC
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Podiatrist's concern : INSTEP
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___ in (withdraws) : CASHES
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Crook in a branch : KNEE
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Cause of a bong or dong : STROKE
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Pie fancier : HORNER
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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___ integra : RES
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Hair style : AFRO
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Zucchetto, e.g. : CAP
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Group of eight : OCTET
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___ and Thummim : URIM
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Type of orange : NAVEL
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Bon ton : ELITE
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John, in Wales : EVAN
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Peace ___, R.I. : DALE
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Ends' friends : ODDS
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Emulate Niobe : WEEP
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Besides : ELSE
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Does : DEER
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Kind of sphere or phyte : TROPO
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Curve into an arch : EMBOW
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French river into the Moselle : SAAR
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Designate falsely : MISLABEL
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Area between the fetlock and hoof : PASTERN
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Joint : ARTHRON
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Ancestry : LINEAGE
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"___ Beautiful Sea," 1914 song : BYTHE
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"___ Is Not a Home": Adler : AHOUSE
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Gulf of Suez neighbor : REDSEA
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Spanky of "Our Gang," e.g. : RASCAL
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Mature : OFAGE
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Kind of scope or meter : ANEMO
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African lake discovered by Livingstone : NGAMI
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Leaders like Mussolini : DUCES
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Specific heat: Abbr. : SPHT
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"The Turtle" poet : NASH
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Victuals : CHOW
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Ship's backbone : KEEL
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Khayyám : OMAR
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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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