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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

TALL TITLES

New York Times, Sunday, February 19, 1978

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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. 10,417
Across Down
1. Eden fugitive : CAIN
5. Plays the horses : BETS
9. Genoese statesman : DORIA
14. Critical comment : BARB
18. "M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
19. Friend of Aramis : ATHOS
21. Wielding : USING
22. "Rubáiyát" author : OMAR
23. Meadow medley : MOOS
24. ESP almanac : THEFORESIGHTSAGA
27. Life sign : PULSE
29. Italian fabric : RAION
30. Probed : SEARCHED
31. Clay, today : ALI
33. Aids for acquiring lore : ORGANA
35. Vane reading : SSE
36. First-aid manual : OFHUMANBANDAGE
41. Fez ornament : TASSEL
46. Female ruff : REE
47. Honkers : GEESE
48. Juliette Low's org. : GSA
50. Western resort : TAHOE
51. Blue dyes : INDIGOS
54. Bakery buys : TARTS
56. Cacophonies : DINS
57. Less usual : ODDER
58. Phone cut-in : TAP
61. Bread spreads : OLEOS
62. Slip-up : LAPSE
63. Landlord's paper work : LEASES
65. An Athenian and a constellation : DRACOS
67. "___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
69. Work unit : ERG
70. Cultists tell all : THEJOYOFSECTS
73. U.S. law group : FBA
76. Moslem ruler : AMEER
78. Bogart role : MANTEE
79. Author Zweig : STEFAN
81. Tower site : BABEL
83. "Of Thee ___" : ISING
85. Sellout sign : SRO
87. Homophone for wood : WOULD
88. Refluxes : EBBS
89. Jai alai item : CESTA
90. Engines : DIESELS
92. Helps along : ABETS
94. Exist : ARE
95. Laborite Ernest : BEVIN
98. Card game : LOO
99. Vaughan and Caldwell : SARAHS
101. Guide to nude beaches : BRAZENINTHESUN
106. Roulette bet : RED
108. Partner of fits : STARTS
109. Suffix with outrage and umbrage : OUS
110. Stances : POSTURES
115. Stem covering : OCREA
116. Supply with funds : STAKE
120. Handbook for careful pilots : LOOKBACKINHANGAR
124. Greek hero : AJAX
125. Met basso Flagello : EZIO
126. "Rights of Man" author : PAINE
127. Engraved pillar : STELA
128. Emulate Petruchio : TAME
129. Ennis and Crandall : DELS
130. Saint ___ fire : ELMOS
131. Jacob's twin : ESAU
132. Mesozoic and Cenozoic : ERAS
1. Bivouac : CAMP
2. Matty of baseball : ALOU
3. Adored one : IDOL
4. Bahamian capital : NASSAU
5. Pipistrelle : BAT
6. Biblical verb ending : ETH
7. Lloyd C. Douglas opus : THEROBE
8. In ___ (to the extent that) : SOFARAS
9. Chaperon : DUENNA
10. Donovan's gp. : OSS
11. Social reformer : RIIS
12. "Bus Stop" author and kin : INGES
13. Amazed : AGHAST
14. Pear : BOSC
15. Delhi nanny : AMAH
16. Tantrum : RAGE
17. Flat nail : BRAD
20. Well-groomed : SOIGNE
25. Map line : ROAD
26. Pick up the tab : TREAT
28. O'Neill tree : ELM
32. Othello's aide : IAGO
34. Sets upon : AGGRESSES
36. Meadowlark's relative : ORIOLE
37. Body-shop problem : FENDER
38. Memoirs of a gossip columnist : HEDDAGABBER
39. Vespiary, e.g. : NEST
40. This, in Toledo : ESTO
42. Cairo bigwig : SADAT
43. Tale of a tanker : SHIPOFFUELS
44. Ages and ages : EONS
45. ___-majesté : LESE
49. Org. : ASSOC
52. Plural ending : IES
53. Humperdinck heroine : GRETEL
54. "She Stoops ___" (tall dancer's bio) : TOCONGA
55. On high : ALOFT
59. Aide to a C.O. : ADJ
60. They gave their word : PROMISERS
62. "___ forget" : LESTWE
64. Haggard title : SHE
66. Having: Fr. : AYANT
68. Skid row affliction : DTS
71. Jong : ERICA
72. Always, in poems : EER
74. "Cat ___" : BALLOU
75. "Dombey ___" : ANDSON
77. Perle : MESTA
80. Dawn goddess : EOS
81. Arthur and Lillie : BEAS
82. Eban of Israel : ABBA
84. Nish native : SERB
86. Host at Valhalla : ODIN
91. "___ the valley of Death . . . " : INTO
93. Landscaper's buy : SHRUB
95. Yogi's family : BERRAS
96. Cold-war antidote : ENTENTE
97. Countenances : VISAGES
100. Ruana's kin : SERAPE
102. Makes up for : ATONES
103. Taylor, for short : ZACH
104. Czech reformer : HUS
105. Squire's domain : ESTATE
107. Paste-on : DECAL
110. Supplicated : PLED
111. Marsh or bog : OOZE
112. Besmirch : SOIL
113. Ring victories : TKOS
114. Read cursorily : SKIM
117. Not fully closed : AJAR
118. The Hindu Cupid : KAMA
119. Former mates : EXES
121. Mythical princess : INO
122. Neighbor of Ga. : ALA
123. L.A. pitcher : RAU

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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