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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

SCI-FI/FANTASIES

New York Times, Sunday, September 17, 1989

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 571 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, 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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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,558
Across
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Milady : MADAM
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Author Rivabella : OMAR
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Epic : SAGA
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Avow : SWEAR
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Berries : ACINI
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Divergence : VARIATION
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Roo's mom : KANGA
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Wells sequel to "Jude the Obscure"? : THEINVISIBLEMAN
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Garret : ATTIC
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Genet play, with "The" : MAIDS
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Bribed : OILED
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"Storm" novelist : STEELE
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Winged fruit of the maple : SAMARA
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Pianist Peterson : OSCAR
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Trilled like a grasshopper : CHIRRED
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Old French coin : OBOLE
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City on the Songka River : HANOI
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Drawing rooms : SALONS
39
E. E. Smith cousin of "I Am a Camera"? : FIRSTLENSMAN
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Manhandle : ROUGHUP
45
Bustle : ADO
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S. C. river : SANTEE
47
Throw out : EVICT
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Holm or key : ISLE
51
Fissure : RENT
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Doggone! : DRAT
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Sprightly : BRISK
55
Rose's enemy : APHID
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Sacred : HOLY
58
Hollandaise, e.g. : SAUCE
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Zealous : ARDENT
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Ende book that's hard to put down? : THENEVERENDINGSTORY
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Robots : DROIDS
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Fronton basket : CESTA
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Vidi, in English : ISAW
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Marilyn who was Carmen : HORNE
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Rivera of stage fame : CHITA
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Beau Brummell : DUDE
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Lille's department : NORD
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Slovene or Slovak : SLAV
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John Ridd's Lorna : DOONE
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Cable company : ROPERY
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Resort of SW France : PAU
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Idle hours : LEISURE
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Tolkien book about the World Trade Center? : THETWOTOWERS
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Bedouins : NOMADS
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N. Y. city : OLEAN
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Danube tributary : SIRET
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Singular : SPECIAL
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Walking, on the Rue Royale : APIED
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Of the number six : SENARY
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Nocturnal mammals : TAPIRS
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Novelist Jong : ERICA
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"Now I ___ down ... " : LAYME
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Brick building : ADOBE
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Pohl book about Arsenio Hall? : BLACKSTARRISING
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Befuddle : ADDLE
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Intrudes : IMPOSESON
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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King salmons : TYEES
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Wilbur or Nemerov : POET
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Eleanora of "Cenere" : DUSE
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Resin used in adhesives : EPOXY
Down
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Frame within a frame : MAT
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Alas, to Arndt : ACH
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Cutting tool : DIE
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Aesopian characters : ANIMALS
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Mosque turrets : MINARETS
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"Amores" poet : OVID
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Bulk : MASS
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Part of a cell : RIBOSOME
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Roman burial stone : STELA
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Marksmen : AIMERS
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Prod : GOAD
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"___ Veronica," Wells book : ANN
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Activity in which camels may be executed : SKATING
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Adams book about the Nautilus? : WATERSHIPDOWN
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Program in : ENTER
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Nimble : AGILE
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Rushed : RACED
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Ballerina Alonso : ALICIA
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___ Dolorosa : VIA
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Whoop : SHOUT
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Up to now : SOFAR
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Tolerate : ABIDE
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City SW of Buenos Aires : MORON
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Assault : ONSET
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Clepsydra, e.g. : CLOCK
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Shakespearean drama : HENRYV
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Stage org. : ANTA
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Gone up : ARISEN
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Scoops for soups : LADLES
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Chilean poet : NERUDA
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End of a Poe title : USHER
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"Historia naturalis" author : PLINY
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" I conquered," to Caesar : VICI
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S.C. summer time : EDT
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Lem novel about Mike Tyson? : THEINVINCIBLE
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Danza'a "Taxi" role : BANTA
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"Thou ___ lady": Kingsley : ARTA
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Wave on la mer : ONDE
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Sonnet unit : SESTET
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Postulate : ASSERT
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King in "Peer Gynt" : TROLL
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Dike, Eunomia and Irene : HORAE
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Parroted : ECHOED
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Hold back : REIN
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Judge, in Judges : GIDEON
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Some A.L. batters : DHS
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Gift for a 35th anniversary : CORAL
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Fussed over : DOTED
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Meat packers' union : UPWA
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"Werther," for one : OPERA
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Less manifold : RARER
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Rhodes of Polo Grounds fame : DUSTY
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"La Dame aux camélias" playwright : DUMAS
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Discharged : RELEASED
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El Capitan locale : YOSEMITE
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Evening gatherings : SOIREES
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Cry to the hounds : HOICKS
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Winter apple : WINESAP
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Wrap of Juárez : SARAPE
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Country, to Nietzsche : STAAT
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Rice field : PADDY
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Embroidery loop : PICOT
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___ Darya, U.S.S.R. river : SYR
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Author Wortman : ELMO
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Vientiane locale : LAOS
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Marceau character : BIP
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Nashville col. : TSU
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U.N. agency : ILO
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Veto : NIX
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Author Talese : GAY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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