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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
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Kidded : JOSHED
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"Phèdre" playwright : RACINE
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Heroic : EPIC
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Ready money : CASH
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Quivering : ASHAKE
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Antagonism : ANIMUS
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Teacher : GURU
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Concerning : ASTO
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Department store device : CHARGEACCOUNT
27
Snarl : GNAR
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Michael Romanov was one : TSAR
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"Captain" and Michael : KIDDS
30
National Park in Utah : ZION
31
Strigine sound : HOOT
33
Preserve : RETAIN
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Blueprint, for short : SPEC
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One of the bills : TEN
37
U.S. violinist : STERN
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Isolate : SECLUDE
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Canadian physician: 1849–1919 : OSLER
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Nominees : SLATE
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Revoke : CANCEL
45
Unstable : ASTATIC
48
Tower top : SPIRE
49
Cream of the crop : ELITE
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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
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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High tension area : WASHINGTONDC
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Springlike : VERNAL
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Fig basket : CABAS
65
Applause : HAND
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Sly glance : PEEK
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Omits : ELIDES
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College or collar : ETON
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Barber's concern : PART
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Supply service : CATER
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Without feeling : NUMBLY
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Radar antenna covering : RADOME
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Group of trout : HOVER
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Air Pump constellation : ANTLIA
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Grant : BESTOW
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Drew a bead on : AIMED
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Freudian concerns : EGOS
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Concert cry : ENCORE
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Premed subject : ANAT
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Russian co-op : ARTEL
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Building stone : ASHLAR
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Vivid hue : SHOCKINGPINK
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Pitching stat. : ERA
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Trumpet adjunct : MUTE
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One to pay : PIPER
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American lizard : ANOLE
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Biblical berth : ARARAT
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Big Board's "big brother" : SEC
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Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Earth mover : SPADE
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Soothing : ANODYNE
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Phantom: Var. : IDOLON
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Solitary : ALONE
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Ten C-notes : GRAND
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Topographic topic : TERRAIN
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Stroke of luck : FLUKE
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French vineyard : CRU
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Band of Zulu warriors : IMPI
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Save : EXCEPT
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Clayey soil : MALM
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Damascene : ARAB
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Expos' Rusty : STAUB
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Scantling : STUD
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Sacred bird : IBIS
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Tourists' togs : BERMUDASHORTS
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School subj. : TRIG
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Penalty : COST
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Internal tax : EXCISE
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Cause to sparkle : AERATE
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Eucalypt : YATE
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Brat's rebuttal : SASS
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Elocutionist, at times : READER
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Home of the Flyers : DAYTON
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Children's game : JACKS
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"Sail on, ___ of State!" : OSHIP
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Screen : SHADE
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Anthracite : HARDCOAL
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Heart testers, for short : EKGS
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Fourth in a series : DEE
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More piquant : RACIER
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Elbow : ANCON
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Grafting shoot : CION
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Oahu baking pit : IMU
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Type of buoy : NUN
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Art lover : ESTHETE
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Incite : EGGON
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Fourth-down play : PUNT
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Belfast gp. : IRA
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Headline material : CURRENTEVENTS
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Jerseys : CATTLE
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Blotter entry : ASSAULTANDBATTERY
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Solemn : STAID
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Met star : HORNE
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Montezuma, e.g. : AZTEC
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Pitchblende : ORE
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Behold, to Pilate : ECCE
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David's weapon : SLING
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Fortunetelling card : TAROT
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Suez port : SAID
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Frets : STEWS
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Turkish coin : LIRA
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Use up : SPEND
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Sharp sound : CLICK
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Vestment : AMICE
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Cairo V.I.P. : SADAT
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Entertainment outlet : THEBORSCHTCIRCUIT
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Gig for Severinsen : STINT
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Presbyter : ELDER
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Madame de ___ : STAEL
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Friendly: Slang : PALSY
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Quota : SHARE
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Gibe : SNEER
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Not so clean : GRIMIER
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Pretense : SHAM
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Chose : OPTED
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Twelfth Jewish month : ELUL
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France of France : ANATOLE
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"Might-makes-right" game : POWERPOLITICS
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Laugh-getter : COMIC
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"___ atque vale!" : AVE
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Copperfield's first wife : DORA
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With 118 Down, random : HITOR
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Wide-open : AGAPE
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Response to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
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Rays : BEAMS
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Result : ENSUE
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Wan : ASHEN
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"The Word of Love" poet : ENGLE
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Aired again : RERAN
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Gladden : ELATE
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High resort : ASPEN
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One of the poles : ANODE
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Radial city : AKRON
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Pillow padding : KAPOK
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Pointless : INANE
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Zola novel : NANA
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Wedge, e.g. : IRON
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Making an increase : ADDITORY
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TV hit : SOAP
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Doze : SLUMBER
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West Indian island : ARUBA
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Harbor enhancer : DREDGE
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Kit and caboodle : ALL
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Sorting machine : GRADER
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Cross : TESTY
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Mob-scene actor : EXTRA
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Pre-Easter customs : FASTS
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Jug : CRUSE
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Danton colleague : MARAT
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___ shame (rout in a bout) : PUTTO
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"Brand" playwright : IBSEN
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See 75 Down : MISS
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Surrounded by : AMID
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It seats 55,300 : SHEA
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Stole : BOA
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English river : EXE
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N.Y.C. building : RCA
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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