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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

WORLD LITERATURE

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1990

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 570 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,922
Across
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Gaiters : SPATS
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Zounds! : EGAD
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Duct : VENT
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"___ Thirteen": Faulkner : THESE
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Stash : CACHE
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Fifth-largest desert : GOBI
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A wife of Esau : ADAH
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"Kitchen" of Manhattan : HELLS
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"___ Grows in Brooklyn" : ATREE
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The color purple : AUBERGINE
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Islamic devil : EBLIS
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"___ on the Drina": Andric : THEBRIDGE
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Isak Dinesen book : OUTOFAFRICA
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Kobo and Burrows : ABES
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Tessera : TILE
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Leaf beets : CHARDS
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Rich man in Luke 16, Vulgate version : DIVES
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Mountain ashes : ROWANS
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Remedy : HEAL
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Frost book : NORTHOFBOSTON
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Fermi or Caruso : ENRICO
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Pluck : GRIT
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Was off base : ERRED
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Dactyl, e.g. : TOE
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Demeter's dad : CRONUS
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Hebrew letter : YOD
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Employed busily : PLIED
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"The Seaman's Friend" author : DANA
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Monarchy : KINGSHIP
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Aerie components : TWIGS
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Swimmer Weatherford : DEREK
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E. M. Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
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MX and Sickle : ICBMS
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Herrick creation : LYRIC
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Dark period in a Koestler book : NOONTIME
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Give a hang : CARE
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Many a "Brother Rat" character : CADET
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In academia a 4.00, e.g. : GPA
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Muslim messiahs : MAHDIS
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Levin or Wolfert : IRA
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Criterion : CANON
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Fulminate : RAIL
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Shell-game decoys : SHILLS
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Graham Greene novel : ENGLANDMADEME
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Orange-neck goose : NENE
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Soprano Resnik : REGINA
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Throws off : EMITS
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Books, to Zola : LIVRES
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___ Ifni, Morocco : SIDI
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Fed : GMAN
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Al-Qahirah, to Flaubert : CAIRE
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Isaak Babel book : ODESSATALES
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James Joyce book : DUBLINERS
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Result of a wedge shot : DIVOT
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Place to write letters : CROSSWORD
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"Land ob cotton" : DIXIE
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Running: Comb. form : DROME
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Cape of Chile : HORN
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Large kangaroo : EURO
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Molière's "L'___ des maris" : ECOLE
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Tip : STEER
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Of French rock music in the 60's : YEYE
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___ Mawr : BRYN
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Vamoose : SCAT
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It's often beaten : PATH
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End of an E. Caldwell title : ACRE
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Deighton book : THEBERLINGAME
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Be angry : SEERED
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Islands off Sicily : EGADI
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Overcharged : GOUGED
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Author Prévost : ABBE
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Cube with 21 spots : DIE
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Most ambiguous : VAGUEST
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Emulates Robert Giroux : EDITS
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Minute: Comb. form : NANO
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A purloining : THEFT
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A rainbow followed this : THEFLOOD
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New Testament book : HEBREWS
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She outwrestled Thor : ELLI
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Bankrupt Federal org. : SLIC
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She, to Soldati : ESSA
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Poet Service : ROBERT
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Org. that audits : IRS
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Springless mattress : AIRBED
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Get around : AVOID
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Tab : CHECK
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Novelist Barbusse : HENRI
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Role in "The Green Pastures" : AARON
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It's worn on an obi : INRO
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Fragrance : ATTAR
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Kern's "___ But Me" : NOONE
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Kind of preview : SNEAK
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Light: Comb. form : HELIO
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Inventive : ORIGINAL
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City SE of San Jose : FRESNO
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Pointed ends : CUSPS
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___ Peak, N.M. : OSHA
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Romany realm : GYPSYDOM
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Small part of an oz. : PWT
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Thomas Mann novella : DEATHINVENICE
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Bensalem is one : ISLAND
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Alice's cat : DINAH
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The Salt Palace, e.g. : ARENA
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Shoo!, in Dogpatch : GIT
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Benedictine titles : DOMS
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Less amicable : ICIER
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"Daybreak" director : CARNE
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Fort in N.C. : BRAGG
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Fainéant : IDLER
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Eeyore's creator : MILNE
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Squiggles : ESSES
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Homeland of 25 Down : CANADA
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Street urchin : GAMIN
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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Container for coffee : CANISTER
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Group anew : REMASS
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Supple : LISSOME
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Estate : DEMESNE
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Scamper : SCURRY
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"___ Liza Jane," 1916 song : LIL
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Fleurs-de-lis : IRIDES
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Antsy : ITCHY
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Celebrity : GLORY
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Minor judge in Judges : ABDON
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Chances : ODDS
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Tittle-tattle : DIRT
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Bacchic shout : EVOE
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___ Islands, off New Guinea : AROE
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Gloomy : DOUR
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O.T. book : EXOD
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Ruffle : RILE
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Melampus or Mopsus : SEER
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"Charlotte's ___" : WEB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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