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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Monday, May 17, 1982

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, 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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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,878

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Across
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Maglie "The Barber" : SAL
4
Styptic pencil : ALUM
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English counties : SHIRES
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Favor follower : ITE
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Knowledge : LORE
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"The Divine ___" : COMEDY
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City near London : STALBANS
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Compensated : REPAID
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___ up (neatened) : TIDIED
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Most lean : SPAREST
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Papas or Rich : IRENE
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Former name of a neighbor of Burma : SIAM
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Vestry, for one : ROOM
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Wolfe of whodunits : NERO
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Incense vessel : BOAT
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Less : MINUS
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Sullivan and Begley : EDS
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Hodgepodge : HASH
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Religious festivals : FEASTS
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"___, Nanette" : NONO
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Papal decree : BULL
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Artistic stage : PERIOD
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Mental leaning : BENT
39
Douglas ___ : FIR
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Outcome : EVENT
43
Apartment : FLAT
44
Haliaeetus albicilla : ERNE
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Like Solomon : WISE
46
Parts of yards : FEET
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Coarse : CRASS
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Holds back : DETAINS
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Japanese religion : SHINTO
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Mother ___ : TERESA
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Patron of Eucharistic Congresses : STPASCAL
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Originate : INVENT
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Sportscaster Cross : IRV
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Court workers : STENOS
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1978 World Series M.V.P. : DENT
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Opposite of NNW : SSE
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___ Chapel, in the Vatican : SISTINE
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Clothed : ATTIRED
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Conductors : LEADERS
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"Seascape" playwright : ALBEE
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Mass in transit : LOAD
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Coffee container : URN
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Handel opus : MESSIAH
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Skedaddle : SCRAM
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A member of the weeding party : HOER
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Majestic : IMPERIAL
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Motives : REASONS
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Delete : EDITOUT
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One of the Chaplins : SYD
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Type of cut or type : LINO
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Approving tap : PAT
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Lit. submissions : MSS
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"___ of Angels": R. P. Warren tale : BAND
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Dissolve : MELT
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Gibson of old westerns : HOOT
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Candid Allen : FUNT
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Not quite a score : NINETEEN
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Thrash : BEAT
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Church bench : PEW
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Apparent : EVIDENT
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Part of R.O.T.C. : RESERVE
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Beatitudes word : BLESSED
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Crèche popularizer : FRANCIS
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Bespangles : INSTARS
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Determination : RESOLVE
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Bog : FEN
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Goddess of strife : ERIS
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Sanctions : FIATS
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Gregorian ___ : CHANT
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Donkey, to Domingo : ASNO
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Twirl : SPIN
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"___ better to have loved . . . " : TIS
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Three, in Roma : TRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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