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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

BOOKS ARE . . .

New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1993

Author:
John M. Samson
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John M. Samson has 49 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,021
Across
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Square one : START
6
Played out : SPENT
11
Recital numbers : SOLOS
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Shabby : RATTY
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Brain tissues : TELAE
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Tarkington's Adams : ALICE
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Suppress a syllable : ELIDE
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Kneel before : ADORE
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Fuming : IRATE
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"Bonjour Tristesse" novelist : SAGAN
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"A ___ Runs Through It" Maclean : RIVER
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German Renaissance artist : DURER
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THOMAS CARLYLE : FRIENDSTHATNEVERFAILME
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Muskeg : FEN
34
Orchestrated silence : REST
35
Unified : ONE
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Grow tardy : LATEN
37
Slender nail : BRAD
39
Basque cap : BERET
41
Some embers : COALS
43
Hot, in a sense : STOLEN
46
Beat it! : SCRAM
48
Tachometer letters : RPM
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Interval : LAG
52
FRANCIS BACON: "Ships which pass ___" : THROUGHTHEVASTSEAOFTIME
59
Subleases : RENTS
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Come to light : ARISE
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Catch : HITCH
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Bret Harte's cardsharp : AHSIN
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Japan's largest lake : OMI
64
Playwright Thompson : ERNEST
66
Novelist McMurtry : LARRY
67
Menacing words : ORELSE
68
Annie Oakley : PASS
70
Jasmine Khan's grandfather : AGA
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Nepalese coin : RUPEE
72
Mate for Shere Khan : TIGRESS
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GEORGE W. CURTIS : ACCUMULATEDWISDOM
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Peter Benchley novel : THEDEEP
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Replete : SATED
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Haggard novel : SHE
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"Fathers and ___": Turgenev : SONS
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Derelict : REMISS
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Rugby kicks : PUNTS
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Daughterly : FILIAL
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Dram : NIP
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"... a poet should have... ___ love": D. C. Peattie : ALOST
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Pinkish yellow : CORAL
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Olympic sledder : LUGER
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Last Greek letter : OMEGA
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SUSAN SONTAG: "Funny little ___" : PORTABLEPIECESOFTHOUGHT
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Chester White's home : STY
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Twaddle : ROT
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Forestall : AVERT
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Property : ESTATE
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Concourses : ROADS
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Tabloid-style, in a way : LURID
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___ pants (youth symbol) : KNEE
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Achemar and Alcor : STARS
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El Dorado's lure : ORO
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Meter money : COIN
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Fuzzy Zoeller's org. : PGA
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End of a Dickens title : CAROL
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You, to E.T. : ALIEN
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Rundown : RECAP
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Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
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Inclined : PRONE
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Father: Comb. form : PATRI
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Richard E. Byrd book : ALONE
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___ Beach, Calif. : PISMO
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Start of a Rand title : ATLAS
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A commander of David's army : AMASA
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Orwell's original name : BLAIR
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"Do, ___, a female..." : ADEER
Down
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Like an Eton collar : STIFF
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___ Haute : TERRE
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Novelist Lesage : ALAIN
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Grade : RATE
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Huck Finn for one : TEEN
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Mouthed off : SASSED
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City maps : PLATS
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Ashcan School number : EIGHT
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Amateur sports org. : NCAA
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Pavilion : TENT
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Unruffled : SERENE
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Gethsemane's locale : OLIVET
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Animate : LIVE
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Breslau's river : ODER
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Colonus : SERF
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Spokewise : RADIAL
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Those of age : ADULTS
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Chicago's Velvet Fog : TORME
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Wooden tableware : TREEN
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Ending for saw or law : YER
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Sturm und ___ : DRANG
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Shearer of filmdom : NORMA
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Cottonwood : ALAMO
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Smudge : BLOT
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Recycle : REUSE
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"Scent of a Woman" director : BREST
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Housetop projection : EAVE
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Garnished with carrots : CRECY
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Barber's leather : STROP
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Thesis : THEMA
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Avifauna : ORNIS
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Current : STREAM
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Phis' followers : CHIS
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Fine twisted thread : LISLE
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Awry : AMISS
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Siskel and Sarazen : GENES
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Telemarketing snag? : HANGUP
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Molded : SHAPED
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All in : TIRED
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Throw about : STREW
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City on the Red River : FARGO
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Units of heat : THERMS
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Some handicaps : RACES
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Sarod and theorbo : LUTES
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Zoological suffix : OIDEA
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Cruel one : SADIST
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Shaker's plaything : RATTLE
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Outerwear that once was underwear : TSHIRT
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Pelota basket : CESTA
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Pull off a coup d'etat : USURP
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Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
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"... his chair with me ___": Shak. : ISLEFT
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Baltusrol hazards : TRAPS
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Bondsman of Lacedaemon : HELOT
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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Europe's second largest lake : ONEGA
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Nyx's realm : NIGHT
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Inundation : SPATE
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Auden and Angelou : POETS
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Amalgamated : FUSED
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Youskevitch of ballet : IGOR
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Slack : LOOSE
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Lummox : CLOD
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Abolitionist Coffin : LEVI
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Tone down : MUTE
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Audacity : BRASS
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"Fanny" star : CARON
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Auburn tint : HENNA
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Helen Hunt Jackson novel : RAMONA
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Fanons : ORALES
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Ne'er-do-wells : LOSERS
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Ptolemy's Muse : URANIA
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Smoked herring : KIPPER
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Chic : SMART
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Innsbruck locale : TYROL
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Apres-ski beverage : COCOA
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Muscat man : OMANI
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Aplomb : POISE
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Aphorism : GNOME
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Familiar "400" name : ASTOR
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Spanish snack : TAPA
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Jack ___ of westerns : ELAM
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Poet Dove : RITA
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Mousy : DRAB
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Cramped quarters : CELL
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Potent palm potion : NIPA
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"What ___ For Love": "A Chorus Line" : IDID
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Books pers. : CPA

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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