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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

New York Times, Saturday, July 28, 1984

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 12,681
Across
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Actor Convy : BERT
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Javelin : SPEAR
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Not in harmony : AJAR
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Song for Sutherland : ARIA
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Hagar’s wife : HELGA
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Laptev Sea feeder : LENA
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Decathlon winner: 1968 : BILLTOOMEY
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“___ It Romantic?” : ISNT
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Top pitcher : ACE
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Pisa’s river : ARNO
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Mesopotamian’s Urfa : EDESSA
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Sympathy : PITY
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Interlace : TWINE
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Crib adjunct : MOBILE
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Boring : TIRESOME
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Ever’s pal : ANON
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Like crab grass : ROOTY
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Madison loc. : WIS
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She might be called “Becky” : REBA
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Tourn. Nicklaus won five times : PGA
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Dispatched : SENT
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Serbian city : NIS
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Designer ___ : JEANS
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Whenever : ONCE
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Certain college members : ELECTORS
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Entertains : AMUSES
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Love, in Hilo : ALOHA
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Center the football : SNAP
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Atoll sight : LAGOON
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Tramp’s friend in a Disney film : LADY
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Lily, in Lyon : LIS
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Galley features : OARS
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Winner of the 800-meter run: 1980 : STEVEOVETT
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Independent : FREE
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Figure skater Brian : ORSER
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Inkling : IDEA
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It gets pitched : TENT
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Obligations : NEEDS
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Runner Decker : MARY
Down
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An Ali : BABA
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Heiden or Liddell : ERIC
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Vex : RILE
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Former chess champ : TAL
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Marathon gold medalist: 1972 : SHORTER
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Pink perennial : PEONY
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Old-time actor Lincoln : ELMO
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“The ___ of Reason”: Paine : AGE
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Winner of eight gold medals in track and field : RAYEWRY
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E.T. et al. : ALIENS
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Star in Berlin: 1936 : JESSEOWENS
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Rutherford and Harding : ANNS
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Tat-tat predecessor : RATA
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Follow : TAIL
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Chancy cube : DIE
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___ colada : PINA
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Atlas, e.g. : TITAN
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Meaux’s river : MARNE
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NBC newsman Roger : ONEIL
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Pole-vault winner: 1968 : BOBSEAGREN
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Robes in “The Robe” : TOGAS
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Kind of pie : MINCE
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Bass-baritone Simon : ESTES
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“Peter Grimes,” e.g. : OPERA
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Consommé : SOUP
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Decathlon winner: 1960 : JOHNSON
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Boxing gold medalist: 1952 : SANDERS
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Cupboard : CLOSET
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Overly : TOO
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Irish county : MAYO
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Socked away : SAVED
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Attic : LOFT
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Bern’s river : AARE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Aldous Huxley work : LEDA
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Journey, to Julius : ITER
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Tarry : STAY
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Before quattro : TRE
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Get-up-and-go : VIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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