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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

LETTER ADDENDA

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1984

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,808
Across Down
1. Nero's successor : GALBA
6. Match up : PAIR
10. Where Brunei is : ASIA
14. Pepe le ___ : MOKO
18. Shortenings, for short : OLEOS
19. Agatha colleague : ERLE
20. Star of "The Mane of a Thousand Faces"? : LIONCHANEY
22. Star of "Of Thee I Sting"? : LENAHORNET
24. "Reich Man, Poor Man"? : ARYANONEAL
25. "Tour Man in Havana"? : ANDREGUIDE
26. Certain metalworkers : PLATERS
27. Famed Fed : NESS
28. Peekaboo words : ISEE
29. Finder's cry : AHA
30. Actor Williamson : NICOL
34. Bird life : AVES
35. Least addled : SANEST
39. "___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
40. Akin : RELATED
44. "Father of the Bridle"? : JAMESHARNESS
46. Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
47. Begum's spouse : AGA
49. Kind of sayer : SOOTH
50. French panorama : VUE
51. Actress in "Snow, Voyager"? : VIVIENSLEIGH
56. Monastic building : PRIORY
58. Sixth-sense letters : ESP
59. Feels rocky : AILS
60. Pot or rib follower : ROAST
62. Formal statements : DICTA
65. Hitchhiked : THUMBED
68. Ramp alternative : STAIR
70. Discomfited : ABASHED
72. Rouen room : SALLE
73. Salerno neighbor : EBOLI
75. Oscar film: 1958 : GIGI
77. Auxiliary verb : ARE
78. Tie surgically : LIGATE
80. "Smarty"? : CLAUDEBRAINS
84. Noah's second son : HAM
86. Heart chambers : ATRIA
88. Summer zodiacal sign : LEO
89. Map detail : INSET
90. "Dr. Jerkyll and Mr. Hyde"? : ALASTAIRSIMP
94. From Valletta : MALTESE
96. Be bombastic : RANT
97. Hatches : SPAWNS
98. Languish : PINE
99. A memorable Sal : MINEO
101. Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
102. Beautiful woman : PERI
103. Powdery sprinkle : TALC
107. Yeast enzyme : LACTASE
111. "A Majority of Bone" actress? : ULNAMERKEL
113. "Gunga Dine"? : MEALFERRER
116. "Deer Rosenkavalier"? : LENCARIBOU
117. Mr. Motto's vocalist? : ELLASLOGAN
118. Third man : ABEL
119. Pointless : INANE
120. Stratum : TIER
121. Rumpuses : ADOS
122. Advise, formerly : REDE
123. Goddess who knew her oats : CERES
1. Heights in the Mideast : GOLAN
2. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
3. Does a bank service : LENDS
4. Wild hogs : BOARS
5. Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
6. Pored over : PERUSED
7. Golfer Palmer et al. : ARNIES
8. ___-France : ILEDE
9. Neural network : RETE
10. Skyways : AIRLANES
11. Oriental bean : SOYA
12. ___ the finish : INAT
13. Dermal disorder : ACNE
14. Estate house : MANSION
15. "A Chorus Line" tune : ONE
16. N.Z. parrot : KEA
17. Popeye's Olive : OYL
20. Howells' Silas : LAPHAM
21. Beeper : HORN
23. Pointed arch : OGIVE
29. Third king of Judah : ASA
31. Actor in "Chair"? : CHEVYCHAISE
32. Honshu city : OTSU
33. Flub the game : LOSE
34. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
36. "___ Fables": Var. : ESOPS
37. Deficit : SHORTAGE
38. He played Hulot : TATI
40. Applies a brick overlay : REVETS
41. Inventor Otis : ELISHA
42. "The Trainmaker"? : LIVPULLMANN
43. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
44. Fronton game, with 85 Down : JAI
45. Valerie Harper role : RHODA
47. Kit and caboodle : ALL
48. Artist's plaster : GESSO
52. Kiltie's refusal : NAE
53. Incidental excursion : SIDETRIP
54. Parsifal's quest : GRAIL
55. ___ polloi : HOI
57. Sweetbread, at Maxim's : RIS
61. Debate : ARGUE
63. Coated steel sheets : TERNES
64. Start of a carol : ADESTE
66. Year in the reign of Edward the Confessor : MLI
67. Sired : BEGAT
69. What an R.N. gives : TLC
71. Tucker's partner : BIB
74. Region of Portugal : BEIRA
76. Nuptials phrase : IDO
79. Philippine group : ATAS
81. Wildspitze, e.g. : ALP
82. Get one's goat : RILE
83. Carpenter with six legs : ANT
84. Affect adversely : HARM
85. See 44 Down : ALAI
87. ___ an owl : ASWISEAS
91. Astral : STELLAR
92. Hospital staff member : INTERN
93. Authors' copies: Abbr. : MSS
94. Act of God : MIRACLE
95. Life principle : ANIMA
98. Wrote : PENNED
100. Louts : OAFS
102. U.S.N.A. novice : PLEBE
103. Threefold : TRINE
104. Mogul emperor: 1556–1605 : AKBAR
105. Sierra ___ : LEONE
106. Tip-offs : CLUES
108. He wrote "The Hive" : CELA
109. Trampled : TROD
110. Mythical ship : ARGO
111. Suffix with cell : ULAR
112. Leif's father : ERIC
113. Lincoln Ctr. edifice : MET
114. Yalie : ELI
115. Pub potation : ALE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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