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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

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New York Times, Sunday, November 19, 1978

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { W Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,603
Across Down
1. Thoreau vista : POND
5. Ziegfeld : FLO
8. Watch the birdie : POSE
12. Certain lights : ARCS
16. Campus shindig : PROM
20. Eye area : UVEA
21. Mauna ___ : LOA
22. Andes native : INCA
23. Hennery : COOP
24. Designer Gernreich : RUDI
25. "Some Buried Caesar" : REXSTOUT
27. "Le Coup de lune" : GEORGESSIMENON
30. Namesakes of 74 Across : ARTHURS
31. Mlle. Signoret : SIMONE
32. Fabric design : STRIPING
33. Seine sight : ILE
34. On the stump : ORATING
36. Curve intersector : SECANT
37. "The Innocence of Father Brown" : CHESTERTON
41. Island near Sumatra : NIAS
43. Do slaloms : SKI
44. Actress Prentiss : PAULA
45. Spinks : LEON
46. Female adviser : EGERIA
48. Whodunit award : EDGAR
52. Pitch : HURL
53. Beggar's cry : ALMS
54. "___ longa, vita brevis" : ARS
55. Kind of laugh : BELLY
57. Pi–sigma connection : RHO
58. Tallinn native : ESTH
59. Architect I. M. ___ : PEI
60. Zilch : NIL
61. Ike's colleague in W.W. II : MONTY
62. Mob scene : RIOT
63. Assails : BELABORS
65. Brand of figs : ELEME
67. Sine qua ___ : NON
68. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
69. Tomato disease : EDEMA
70. River of Flanders : YSER
72. Italian port : GENOA
74. "A Study in Scarlet" : DOYLE
76. ___ Marple : MISS
78. Locusts : CICADAS
80. Nard : BALM
81. "The Four of Hearts" : QUEEN
83. Defeated one : LOSER
84. Reduce to carbon : CHAR
86. Sheriff's group : POSSE
90. Cousin's parent : AUNT
91. Act the mime : APE
93. Swamp plant : SEDGE
95. Contrite one : REPENTER
97. Cleavage : RIFT
98. Southwest lariat : RIATA
100. Signify assent : NOD
101. Peking idol : MAO
102. Art ___ : DECO
103. Greek nickname : ARI
104. Thick : DENSE
105. G-man or T-man : FED
106. LaMotta of ring fame : JAKE
107. Naval noncoms : CPOS
108. Oblivion : LETHE
110. Muscle : TENSOR
112. Marquis de ___ : SADE
113. Lorelei's milieu : RHINE
114. D.A. : ATT
116. Recipe direction : STIR
117. "Thank You, Mr. Moto" : JPMARQUAND
119. Knight's cloak : TABARD
122. Poirot : HERCULE
124. Keats subject : URN
125. Insurance contracts : POLICIES
127. Norman Vincent's family : PEALES
128. Over-the-line driver : ROADHOG
132. "The Pale Horse" : AGATHACHRISTIE
134. "I, the Jury" : SPILLANE
135. Appraise : RATE
136. Neighbor of Burma : LAOS
137. "It is later ___ you think" : THAN
138. "McGraw's boy" : OTT
139. Leprechaun's land : ERIN
140. Started, at golf : TEED
141. Coin receptacle : SLOT
142. Thesaurus entries: Abbr. : SYNS
143. Med. degree : DDS
144. Rio girl : RITA
1. Aqua ___ : PURA
2. Done with : OVER
3. Adjacent : NEXT
4. "The Glass Key" : DASHIELLHAMMETT
5. Small bloom : FLORET
6. Gehrig and Costello : LOUS
7. Stable staple : OAT
8. Crude metal : PIGIRON
9. Kind of show : ONEMAN
10. Skedaddle : SCOOT
11. I.R.S. interest : EARNINGS
12. Tennis coup : ACE
13. "Drury Lane's Last Case" : ROSS
14. Prices : COSTS
15. Skyline sights : SPIRES
16. Settled up beforehand : PREPAID
17. Set-to : RUNIN
18. Tooth: Comb. form : ODONT
19. Chinese dynasty : MING
26. Oil city : TULSA
28. Aladdin's mentor : GENIE
29. See 134 Across : MICKEY
31. Spanish thickets : SOTOS
35. Cinema Camille : GARBO
37. Made happen : CAUSED
38. Dash headlong : HURTLE
39. Namesakes of 81 Across : ELLERYS
40. Negligent : REMISS
42. Brown pigment : SIENNA
44. Small bird: Var. : PHEBE
46. "The Case of the Velvet Claws" : ERLEGARDNER
47. Choir member : ALTO
49. Barbecue need : GRILL
50. "Oh, give me ___ . . . " : AHOME
51. Hurdy-gurdy : ROTA
53. V-mail address : APO
54. Be under the weather : AIL
56. ___ Bird Johnson : LYNDA
60. Portia's maid : NERISSA
61. Threatened : MENACED
62. "The Big Sleep" : RAYMONDCHANDLER
64. Sea inlet: Fr. : BAIE
66. Neither sml. nor lge. : MED
71. Andes echo : ECO
73. U.S.S.R. silk city : OSH
75. Ancient flask : OLPE
77. Kind of drum : SNARE
79. So-so grade : CEE
80. Wave coming ashore : BREAKER
81. Paper quantity : QUIRE
82. Not qualified : UNFIT
83. Charters : LEASES
85. Drake's conquest : ARMADA
87. Intervene : STEPIN
88. "As is" item : SECOND
89. Eaten away : EROSE
90. Soviet sea : ARAL
92. Pub measure : PINT
94. Olympus resident : GOD
96. "The Purloined Letter" : POE
99. Extra inning : TENTH
104. Disconnect : DETACH
105. C.S.A. general and family : FORRESTS
106. Bond of spydom : JAMES
109. Garbed : HABITED
111. Cesare of opera : SIEPI
112. Passions; emotions : SPLEENS
113. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
115. Perry Mason's rituals : TRIALS
117. Bond of Georgia : JULIAN
118. Ring-toss game : QUOITS
119. Part of Caesar's wardrobe : TOGAE
120. Winged : ALATE
121. Paste-on : DECAL
123. Heathcliff's love : CATHY
125. Role : PART
126. Scram! : SHOO
128. Said again: Abbr. : RPTD
129. Spydom name : HARI
130. Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
131. Actress Rowlands : GENA
133. Q–U connection : RST
134. Turf : SOD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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