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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

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New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1981

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,562
Across
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Margaret Chase ___ : SMITH
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Reduce drastically : SLASH
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Fortifies : MANS
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Vidal : GORE
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Some "pearls" : PASTE
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Arabian father : ABOU
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East German river : ODER
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Cereal plant disease : ERGOT
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AMPAS award : OSCAR
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"___ do anything better . . . " : ICAN
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Actress Simone : NINA
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Cambodian monetary unit : RIEL
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Original title: "TheVarious Arms" : TOHAVEANDHAVENOT
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Boundless enthusiasm : PASSION
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"For ___ sake!" : PETES
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At once : NOW
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Colony member : ANT
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Grass cluster : TUFT
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Aforesaid : DITTO
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Harry's successor : DWIGHT
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Matador : TORERO
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___ Hills, former HUD head : CARLA
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Longhom : STEER
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Oriental maid : AMAH
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Disaster : DOOM
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She, in Somme : ELLE
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Hoagy or submarine : HERO
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Deplore : LAMENT
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Originally "Incident at West Egg" : THEGREATGATSBY
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Licoricelike flavoring : ANISEED
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Swagger : STRUT
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Span : ARCH
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Underwriter : INSURER
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Basket part : RIM
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Counts again : RETELLS
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Prying : NOSY
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Toast or Moore : MELBA
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Ship's cargo : STOWAGE
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Originally "The Sea-Cook" : TREASUREISLAND
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Dodgers' all-time h.r. leader : SNIDER
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Fling : HURL
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Walden, e.g. : POND
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Moselle tributary : SAAR
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Wall St. market : NYSE
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"Look Homeward, Angel," originally : OLOST
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Puccini opera : TOSCA
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Timorous : TREPID
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Saratoga Springs, e.g. : RESORT
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An oil source : SHALE
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Horned viper : ASP
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Town in Spain : ROA
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Novosibirsk names : IVANS
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Solve : UNRAVEL
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Originally "Mag's Diversions" : DAVIDCOPPERFIELD
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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Smart : TRIM
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Hazes : MISTS
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A legume : SENNA
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Ford's running mate : DOLE
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Thought : IDEA
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Happify : ELATE
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Summons by name : PAGES
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Rams' dams : EWES
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Vaudevillian humor : CORN
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Took out : DELED
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Himalayan guide : SHERPA
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Maid of Sherwood Forest : MARIAN
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Swallow : INGEST
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Instruments : TOOLS
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"Evita," e.g. : HIT
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Coddled : SPOONFED
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Whip : LASH
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Org. founded by V. Herbert : ASCAP
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Like some barrels : STAVED
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Deviationist : HERETIC
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Originally "The Village Virus" : MAINSTREET
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E antecedents : ABCD
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Ancient mariner : NOAH
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Resnick's "___ Shadow" : SUNAND
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Originally "Ba! Ba! Black Sheep" : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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Norse god of war : ODIN
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"Biggest Little City in the World" : RENO
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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Excursion : TOUR
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Luzon native : AETA
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Pledges : VOWS
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Noted Japanese statesman : ITO
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Jog : TROT
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Earthenware pot : OLLA
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Haws' opposites : GEES
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Caraway or dill : HERB
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Type of weight : TROY
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Originally "The Lost Generation" : THESUNALSORISES
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Ahs' associates : OOHS
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Saint Peter's has several : ALTARS
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Russian mountain range : ALAI
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Horace, Thomas or David : MANN
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Friends of Jourdan : AMIS
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Rhythms, to Shelley : METRES
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Herons : EGRETS
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Peter and a Wolfe : NEROS
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Gets ready to drive : TEESUP
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Cross-examine : GRILL
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Cuban dances : RUMBAS
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Produce an effect : ACTON
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Timber disease : DRYROT
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Knight's wife : LADY
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After meds. : LGES
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Withered : SERE
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Roger Staubach, once : MIDSHIPMAN
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Course for a would-be g.p. : ANAT
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God of thunder : THOR
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Straightedge : RULE
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Love god : EROS
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Virginia ___ : DARE
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Driven back : REPULSED
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Trampled : TROD
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"Fingal's ___" : CAVE
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Frightened : ALARMED
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Remain undecided : PEND
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Suffix with cash : IER
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Maneuver : TACTIC
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French commander's order : ENFILE
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Exact satisfaction : AVENGE
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Barracuda : SENNET
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Crosby hit : PLEASE
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Cordage plant : SISAL
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Keep ___ to the ground : ANEAR
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Dandy : DUDE
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In a rank : AROW
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Depraved : VILE
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Mass calendar : ORDO
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Buttress : PIER
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Suffrage suffix : ETTE
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Bex or Dax : SPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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