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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

J.S. FILMFEST

New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 1984

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,612
Across
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Ogden or Beau : NASH
5
Book of Psalms word : SELAH
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Haycock : SHOCK
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Whale-of-a-film: 1977 : ORCA
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Wine taster's concern : AROMA
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Firth of Clyde sight : ARRAN
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He pulls in pushers : NARC
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Peeping Tom's favorite J.S. film? : REARWINDOW
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Gambler's favorite J.S. film? : THEJACKPOT
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Captain drawn by C. C. Beck : MARVEL
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Tabriz native : IRANI
30
Small, black flies of the South : LOVEBUGS
31
Magdeburg's river : ELBE
33
Dane of the Cardinals : IORG
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Actress Carter : NELL
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Wonder of the World site : BABYLON
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"Gloria" painter : TITIAN
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Sluggish ones : SLOTHS
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Gold, in Guanajuato : ORO
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Fry, in a way : SAUTE
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Turkish port : IZMIR
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"Some Like ___" : ITHOT
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Celtic flier : BIRD
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Triplet : TRIN
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With "with," encounter : MEETUP
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Melodic subject : TEMA
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Shaped like a strobilus : CONED
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Actor Hyman : EARLE
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"___ Each Other," 1939 film : MADEFOR
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Kind of lamp or crown : ASTRAL
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Corallic barriers : REEFS
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Engross : ABSORB
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Racer Fabi : TEO
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Godiva's favorite J.S. film? : VIVACIOUSLADY
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Theory : ISM
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Martian moon : DEIMOS
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Rockies' feature : ARETE
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Elijah's disciple : ELISHA
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Biased : SLANTED
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Crunching sound : CRUMP
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Nibbler : EATER
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Hunger sign : PANG
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"___ My Lou" : SKIPTO
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Prefix for trooper : PARA
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Cartoonist Walker : MORT
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Ghana's capital : ACCRA
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Teller's hidden helper : ALARM
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Concerning : ANENT
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Actor Fernando : REY
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Vaporizes : STEAMS
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Shows reverence : KNEELS
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Maverick : STRAYER
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Suffrage : VOTE
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Judge Hardy's son : ANDY
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Suffix with scan : SION
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Ambitious one : ASPIRANT
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Actor Richard : CYRIL
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Ricochet : GLANCE
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Virginian's favorite J.S. film? : SHENANDOAH
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Fleming's favorite J.S. film of 1939? : ICEFOLLIES
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Strong flavor : TANG
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Use a thurible : CENSE
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Movie barbarian : CONAN
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Reo's father : OLDS
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They get threshed : AWNS
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Puccini's second opera : EDGAR
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Drum type : SNARE
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Jollity : GLEE
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Average : NORM
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Belt : AREA
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ID mark : SCAR
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Actor Keitel's favorite J.S. film? : HARVEY
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Yawl or cat : SAILBOAT
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Eagle of Greenland : ERN
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City near Milano : LODI
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Mid-February celebrity : AMOR
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Cook's discovery : HAWAII
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Emulate Swift : SATIRIZE
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Princely letters : HRH
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Southwestern box canyon : CAJON
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Jacks : KNAVES
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Stationery item : INKBLOTTER
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Malayan chevrotain : NAPU
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Drink on the drink : GROG
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Luke book : ACTS
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"War of the Worlds" author : WELLS
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Instruments for Yo-Yo Ma : CELLI
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Vincent Price's favorite J.S. film? : NOTIMEFORCOMEDY
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Habituate : ENURE
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Fan fare : GAME
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New Cub Scout : BOBCAT
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Songlike : ARIOSE
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Gene Kelly's favorite J.S. film? : BORNTODANCE
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Madagascar mammal : TENREC
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Kind of wit : NIT
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Hoover's favorite J.S. film? : THEFBISTORY
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___ sapiens : HOMO
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J.S. for five decades : STAR
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Coronets : TIARAS
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Lively Cuban import : RUMBA
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Hugo van ___ Goes, Dutch artist : DER
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___ chat (ballet leap) : PASDE
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Small crane : DAVIT
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Princess Organa : LEIA
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Lonnegan in "The Sting" : DOYLE
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Fruit from the Keys : LIMES
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Plaintiff : SUER
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President of Mexico: 1946–52 : ALEMAN
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Screwdriver part : VODKA
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Buddhist shrines : STUPAS
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Actress North : SHEREE
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St. Stephen, e.g. : MARTYR
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Mint plates : ENGRAVINGS
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"___ a Camera" : IAM
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Wells for the well-to-do : SPAS
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Milk: Comb form : LACT
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Journalism : PRESS
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Class : ILK
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Central Illinois city : PANA
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Ditchdigger : TRENCHER
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Sophocles tragedy : ANTIGONE
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Mishna interpreter : AMORA
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Angler's spoon : TROLL
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Golfer's concern : STANCE
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Sammy Cahn's forte : LYRICS
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Kind of computer : ANALOG
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Wrapped up : ENDED
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Skippy's role : ASTA
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He played 62 Down : SHAW
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Ivy League team : PENN
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Chinese clan : TONG
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Sacred picture : ICON
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Actress Nyman : LENA
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Will I, ___ I : NILL
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Bow to Fischer : CEDE
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Chimney, in Köln : ESSE
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Remote : FAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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