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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

CRAZY RHYTHMS

New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 1981

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,401
Across Down
1. Actor's quest : ROLE
5. Pindar, e.g. : ODIST
10. Half of MMMD : MDCCL
15. C.S.A. soldiers : REBS
19. Rival of Babylonia : ELAM
20. Nab : PINCH
21. Bribe money : PAYOLA
22. "Bobby Shaftoe's gone ___" : TOSEA
23. Author's song? : ALCOTTSCHILLUNGOTRHYTHM
27. Trattoria buy : PASTA
28. Highland refusal : NAE
29. Arizona city : YUMA
30. Equal : PEER
31. "Old MacDonald" refrain : EIO
32. ___ fixe : IDEE
34. Soft shoe, short style : MOC
36. Shade of blond : ASH
38. Wee ones : BAIRNS
40. Mathematician's song? : ILOVEMYWIFEBUTOHEUCLID
47. Scale start : DOREMI
48. Construe : INFER
49. Summer quencher : ICEDTEA
50. Before, to Blake : ERE
51. State without proof : ALLEGE
53. N.R.C. predecessor : AEC
55. Parts of psyches : IDS
56. Ivy clump : TOD
59. Bando and Mineo : SALS
61. Tiriac of tennis : ION
62. Nasal prefix : RHIN
64. Road runner's cousin : ANI
65. Containing good earth : LOAMY
67. Prince's song? : TISTHESEASONTOBECHARLIE
72. Agrippina's son : NERO
73. Make a gaffe : ERR
74. Innsbruck area : TYROL
75. Dispossesses : EVICTS
76. Girds up : ARMS
78. Morning abbrs. : AMS
80. After printemps : ETE
81. Pirate's take : SWAG
82. Soporific fly : TSETSE
85. W. Indies fish : MAPOS
87. Holiday in Hanoi : TET
89. Howls at the moon : BAYS
92. Jazzman's song? : EUBIESONICETOCOMEHOMETO
98. Gators' kin : CROCS
99. Lettuce variety : COS
100. Actress Kedrova : LILA
101. Spelldown : BEE
102. "___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
103. Biddy : HEN
104. Cub Scout unit : DEN
105. Arafat's org. : PLO
106. Arizona political family : UDALLS
109. Zeta's follower : ETA
110. Sabra : ISRAELI
113. Partisan : SIDER
115. Rely for support : LEANON
117. Poet's song? : LISTENTOTHEMARKHAMBIRD
121. Uri, for one : CANTON
122. Sky sighting, perhaps : UFO
123. Boxing great : ALI
124. Slithery slayers : ASPS
125. Garfunkel : ART
126. Bruins' home : UCLA
129. Pteroid : ALAR
131. Nabokov novel : DAR
133. Spooky : EERIE
137. Actress's song? : KEEPTHEHOLMFIRESBURNING
142. Best and Ferber : EDNAS
143. Tattletale : TELLER
144. Rife : ARIOT
145. Blockage : CLOG
146. Morse E's : DOTS
147. Stockpile : AMASS
148. Romanovs : TSARS
149. Poetic dusks : EENS
1. Lop the crop : REAP
2. Spanish jug : OLLA
3. Resinous substances : LACS
4. Hortatory : EMOTIVE
5. Decide in favor of : OPT
6. "Fantasia" creator : DISNEY
7. Quechuan : INCA
8. Given to machinations : SCHEMING
9. Weatherman's abbr. : THI
10. Kenyan rebel : MAUMAU
11. Like Ming rulers : DYNASTIC
12. Gear tooth : COG
13. Sabot sound : CLOP
14. Word for Apley : LATE
15. Singer Acuff : ROY
16. Affari ___ (foreign affairs): It. : ESTERI
17. In arrears : BEHIND
18. Aegean island : SAMOS
21. Not sing. : PLU
22. Greek region : THRACE
24. Artist Alma-___ : TADEMA
25. French school : LYCEE
26. Argues back : REBUTS
33. One of the Dionnes : EMILIE
35. Bids : OFFERS
37. Hic, haec, ___ : HOC
39. Dock union: Abbr. : ILA
40. I.e. : IDEST
41. Cleveland neighbor : LORAIN
42. Ultimatum words : ORELSE
43. Wurst : WIENER
44. Like an egghead : BRAINY
45. "Die Lorelei" author : HEINE
46. Of Old Norse poetry : EDDIC
52. "Poirot ___ a Client": Christie : LOSES
54. Mezzanine : ENTRESOL
56. After-shave item : TALC
57. Fail to include : OMIT
58. Anil and eosin : DYES
60. Pertaining to rock layers : STRATIC
63. July phenomenon : HOTSPELL
64. "And no man was ___ answer . . . ": Matt. : ABLETO
65. Decorative basin : LAVABO
66. Japanese paper-folding art : ORIGAMI
68. Lippizaners : HORSES
69. A Musketeer : ARAMIS
70. Scottish "not in" : OOT
71. Wield an ax : HEW
77. Parisian possessive : MES
79. Fleetwood ___ : MAC
81. Pittsburgh export : STEEL
82. Cal or Carnegie : TECH
83. Unfailing : SURE
84. Black: Poetic : EBON
86. Lazy : OTIOSE
88. Go aboard : EMBARK
90. Native of Sana : YEMENI
91. Fixed part of a motor : STATOR
93. Cousteau's milieu : OCEAN
94. Ennead : NONET
95. Near the tail : CAUDAL
96. Greece, to the Greeks : HELLAS
97. ___ off (intermittently) : ONAND
104. Soak : DRENCH
105. Booby traps : PITFALLS
107. Scornful ones : DERIDERS
108. "___ Fidelis" : SEMPER
110. Adherent: Suffix : IST
111. Strong ales : STOUTS
112. Boudreau of baseball : LOU
114. Japanese porcelain : IMARI
116. Truancy, e.g. : ABSENCE
117. Texas border city : LAREDO
118. Rapt : INTENT
119. Doyle hero : HOLMES
120. Mooring place : HARBOR
121. Congealed : CAKED
127. "___ Smile B . . . " : LETA
128. Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
130. Loc. of Mali : AFR
132. Far East area : ASIA
134. Get one's goat : RILE
135. Privy to : INON
136. Souffle ingredients : EGGS
138. ___ de deux : PAS
139. Spanish Main wave : OLA
140. Bandicoot : RAT
141. Con Ed et al. : UTS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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