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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

BOOK COUNTRY

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1988

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 14-Across—BASEL—is "Swiss Canton," but Basel has been divided into two cantons since 1833. Clue for 67-Down—NOOSE—is "Springe," but the noose is only part of a springe.

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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,194
Across
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Italian violin : AMATI
6
Engrossed : RAPT
10
Biblical book : ACTS
14
Swiss canton : BASEL
19
Balzac's "___ Birotteau" : CESAR
20
Take on : HIRE
21
Bomb : FLOP
22
Soap plant : AMOLE
23
SALINAS VALLEY : EASTOFEDEN
25
UKRAINE : TARASBULBA
27
Estranges : ALIENATES
28
O'Casey's staff of life : SODABREAD
29
Wilde's forte : WIT
30
What yeggs crack : SAFES
34
Tubing joint : ELL
35
Potok novel, with "The" : CHOSEN
39
XIII x IV : LII
40
Olympics awards : MEDALS
45
Hard beds : PALLETS
47
Harpsichordist Landowska : WANDA
49
Anticipated : FORESAW
50
Recoiled : SHIED
51
Second after tau : PSI
53
Bloch's Bates : NORMAN
55
Dante's "La ___ nuova" : VITA
56
"The Clan of the ___ Bear": Auel : CAVE
57
Scraps for Fido : ORTS
58
Baylor of basketball : ELGIN
59
Edmonton skater : OILER
60
Lofty verse : EPOPEE
62
Thug : GOON
63
Utopia or Pianosa : ISLAND
64
Bungle : ERR
66
GUAYANA : GREENMANSIONS
70
Uh-huh : YES
71
Affidavit taker : NOTARY
73
Advance : LOAN
74
Plunder : MARAUD
76
Try to find water : DOWSE
77
Columbia's team : LIONS
78
Penrod's dog : DUKE
79
Tot : TYKE
82
"Jake's Thing" novelist : AMIS
83
Teeter or totter : SEESAW
84
Big brown bird : EMU
85
Patchwork : QUILT
86
Lesotho coins : LISENTE
88
Day's march : ETAPE
90
Niobe was one : MOURNER
92
Prynne's was scarlet : LETTER
93
Ellington monogram : EKE
94
Bow ceremoniously : CONGEE
95
Cambridge coll. : MIT
97
The Hardy Boys, e.g. : TEENS
99
Hebrew "T" : TAV
100
Mistle thrush : SCREECHER
105
Flattery : ADULATION
111
GOPHER PRAIRIE : MAINSTREET
113
DEVONSHIRE : LORNADOONE
114
Mother's mother, e.g. : ENATE
115
Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
116
Poet Sexton : ANNE
117
Novelist Shaw : IRWIN
118
Dylan Thomas's homeland : WALES
119
Sweet pear : BOSC
120
Corp. V.I.P.'s : CEOS
121
Big Brother, to Orwell : STATE
Down
1
Zoological suffix : ACEA
2
Kind of ticket : MEAL
3
Holly found in Dixie : ASSI
4
British or U.S. poet : TATE
5
ALBANY : IRONWEED
6
Butler who emerged in 1936 : RHETT
7
Man Friday : AIDE
8
Fourth Estate : PRESS
9
O'Hara's "___ North Frederick" : TEN
10
P.M. : AFT
11
Erich Segal book : CLASS
12
Corrida charger : TORO
13
Hammett hero : SPADE
14
Incoherent one : BABBLER
15
Chinese border river : AMUR
16
Matchless : SOLE
17
Place of exile: 1814 : ELBA
18
Graphite : LEAD
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Swoon : FAINT
26
Chinook : SALMON
31
According to : ALA
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DUBLIN : FINNEGANSWAKE
33
Phantom : EIDOLON
35
Product-banning org. : CPSC
36
Tee-hee : HAHA
37
LONDON : OLIVERTWIST
38
Chandler's "The Big ___" : SLEEP
41
Auld Clootie : DEVIL
42
YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY : ASILAYDYING
43
Iron Age period : LATENE
44
Turfs : SWARDS
46
Lost weekend : SPREE
47
Kenosha loc. : WIS
48
Rival of Sparta : ARGOS
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"Lady Windermere's ___" : FAN
52
Trout or marble : STEELIE
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Least : MINIMUM
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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Bones : OSSA
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Grim Grimm character : OGRE
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Anent : INRE
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Ultimate goal : ENDALL
65
Bunkmate : ROOMIE
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Springe : NOOSE
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Sea cow : MANATEE
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Caulking material : OAKUM
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Desirable quality : ASSET
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Driver's one-eighty : UTURN
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Edgar ___ Masters : LEE
78
Aberdeen's river : DEE
80
Swiss artist : KLEE
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French I verb : ETRE
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Austere : STRICT
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ROME : QUOVADIS
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Waterloos : NEMESES
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Authors' assn. : PEN
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Fla. city : OCALA
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Palpitate : THROB
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Kilmer title : TREES
98
A Lyon river : SAONE
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Berlin products : TUNES
100
Merganser : SMEW
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Village in John 2:1 : CANA
102
Coin of Teheran : RIAL
103
Duck, to Döblin : ENTE
104
First name in architecture : EERO
106
Fleming novel : DRNO
107
Wrongful act : TORT
108
Part of the Louisiana Purchase : IOWA
109
"Step" followers : ONIT
110
Oahu avian : NENE
112
R.N.'s forte : TLC
113
Sir Launcelot du ___ : LAC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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