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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

ELECTRICKS

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1979

Author: David J. Pohl and John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 690 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
David J. Pohl and John M. Samson have 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,883
Across Down
1. Kidded : JOSHED
7. "Phèdre" playwright : RACINE
13. Heroic : EPIC
17. Ready money : CASH
21. Quivering : ASHAKE
22. Antagonism : ANIMUS
23. Teacher : GURU
24. Concerning : ASTO
25. Department store device : CHARGEACCOUNT
27. Snarl : GNAR
28. Michael Romanov was one : TSAR
29. "Captain" and Michael : KIDDS
30. National Park in Utah : ZION
31. Strigine sound : HOOT
33. Preserve : RETAIN
35. Blueprint, for short : SPEC
36. One of the bills : TEN
37. U.S. violinist : STERN
39. Isolate : SECLUDE
40. Canadian physician: 1849–1919 : OSLER
43. Nominees : SLATE
44. Revoke : CANCEL
45. Unstable : ASTATIC
48. Tower top : SPIRE
49. Cream of the crop : ELITE
50. One and one-third drams: Abbr. : TSP
53. "Song of the Earth" composer : MAHLER
54. Court aide : STENO
55. Kind of rule : SLIDE
56. Nurse shark : GATA
57. Chemical suffix : IDE
58. High tension area : WASHINGTONDC
61. Springlike : VERNAL
63. Fig basket : CABAS
65. Applause : HAND
66. Sly glance : PEEK
67. Omits : ELIDES
68. College or collar : ETON
69. Barber's concern : PART
70. Supply service : CATER
72. Without feeling : NUMBLY
73. Radar antenna covering : RADOME
75. Group of trout : HOVER
76. Air Pump constellation : ANTLIA
78. Grant : BESTOW
80. Drew a bead on : AIMED
81. Freudian concerns : EGOS
82. Raison d'___ : ETRE
85. Concert cry : ENCORE
86. ___ spumante : ASTI
87. Premed subject : ANAT
88. Russian co-op : ARTEL
89. Building stone : ASHLAR
90. Vivid hue : SHOCKINGPINK
94. Pitching stat. : ERA
95. Trumpet adjunct : MUTE
96. One to pay : PIPER
98. American lizard : ANOLE
99. Biblical berth : ARARAT
101. Big Board's "big brother" : SEC
102. Kierkegaard : SOREN
103. Earth mover : SPADE
104. Soothing : ANODYNE
105. Phantom: Var. : IDOLON
107. Solitary : ALONE
108. Ten C-notes : GRAND
109. Topographic topic : TERRAIN
111. Stroke of luck : FLUKE
112. French vineyard : CRU
113. Band of Zulu warriors : IMPI
117. Save : EXCEPT
118. Clayey soil : MALM
119. Damascene : ARAB
120. Expos' Rusty : STAUB
121. Scantling : STUD
122. Sacred bird : IBIS
124. Tourists' togs : BERMUDASHORTS
128. School subj. : TRIG
129. Penalty : COST
130. Internal tax : EXCISE
131. Cause to sparkle : AERATE
132. Eucalypt : YATE
133. Brat's rebuttal : SASS
134. Elocutionist, at times : READER
135. Home of the Flyers : DAYTON
1. Children's game : JACKS
2. "Sail on, ___ of State!" : OSHIP
3. Screen : SHADE
4. Anthracite : HARDCOAL
5. Heart testers, for short : EKGS
6. Fourth in a series : DEE
7. More piquant : RACIER
8. Elbow : ANCON
9. Grafting shoot : CION
10. Oahu baking pit : IMU
11. Type of buoy : NUN
12. Art lover : ESTHETE
13. Incite : EGGON
14. Fourth-down play : PUNT
15. Belfast gp. : IRA
16. Headline material : CURRENTEVENTS
17. Jerseys : CATTLE
18. Blotter entry : ASSAULTANDBATTERY
19. Solemn : STAID
20. Met star : HORNE
26. Montezuma, e.g. : AZTEC
32. Pitchblende : ORE
34. Behold, to Pilate : ECCE
37. David's weapon : SLING
38. Fortunetelling card : TAROT
39. Suez port : SAID
41. Frets : STEWS
42. Turkish coin : LIRA
43. Use up : SPEND
44. Sharp sound : CLICK
45. Vestment : AMICE
46. Cairo V.I.P. : SADAT
47. Entertainment outlet : THEBORSCHTCIRCUIT
48. Gig for Severinsen : STINT
49. Presbyter : ELDER
51. Madame de ___ : STAEL
52. Friendly: Slang : PALSY
54. Quota : SHARE
55. Gibe : SNEER
56. Not so clean : GRIMIER
59. Pretense : SHAM
60. Chose : OPTED
62. Twelfth Jewish month : ELUL
64. France of France : ANATOLE
69. "Might-makes-right" game : POWERPOLITICS
70. Laugh-getter : COMIC
71. "___ atque vale!" : AVE
74. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
75. With 118 Down, random : HITOR
76. Wide-open : AGAPE
77. Response to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
78. Rays : BEAMS
79. Result : ENSUE
80. Wan : ASHEN
81. "The Word of Love" poet : ENGLE
83. Aired again : RERAN
84. Gladden : ELATE
86. High resort : ASPEN
87. One of the poles : ANODE
88. Radial city : AKRON
91. Pillow padding : KAPOK
92. Pointless : INANE
93. Zola novel : NANA
97. Wedge, e.g. : IRON
100. Making an increase : ADDITORY
102. TV hit : SOAP
103. Doze : SLUMBER
104. West Indian island : ARUBA
106. Harbor enhancer : DREDGE
107. Kit and caboodle : ALL
108. Sorting machine : GRADER
109. Cross : TESTY
110. Mob-scene actor : EXTRA
111. Pre-Easter customs : FASTS
112. Jug : CRUSE
114. Danton colleague : MARAT
115. ___ shame (rout in a bout) : PUTTO
116. "Brand" playwright : IBSEN
118. See 75 Down : MISS
119. Surrounded by : AMID
120. It seats 55,300 : SHEA
123. Stole : BOA
125. English river : EXE
126. N.Y.C. building : RCA
127. Lugubrious : SAD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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