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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1976

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Clue for 14-Down (MAYO) has an error in the original, which was left as it was: "Actress Virginia Mayo"
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,703
Across Down
1. Use an index : REFER
6. Instance: Sp. : CASO
10. Fusses : ADOS
14. Ancient kingdom : MOAB
18. Gas-pump order : REGULAR
20. Kingly names in Oslo : OLAFS
22. Kind of pay : SEVERANCE
24. Spirited, old style : ANIMOSE
25. Where did George get tipsy? : MARTHASVINEYARD
27. Who belongs to Stalin's frat? : JOSEPHSBRETHREN
29. Does penance : ATONES
30. "As ___ the ocean" : DEEPAS
31. Lagoon sight : REEF
32. Tiny one : MITE
34. Edna Ferber territory : CIMARRON
37. Give ear to : HEED
38. Penalty : FINE
39. Small duck : SMEW
43. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
44. Verne captain : NEMO
46. "I ___ Got Nobody" : AINT
47. Gently, in music : SOAVE
48. N.Y.C. div. : BOR
49. What does Grange do at dusk? : REDSAILSINTHESUNSET
55. Disclose : UNVEIL
57. ___ the hills : ASOLDAS
58. Thread: Prefix : NEMAT
59. New Delhi V.I.P. : INDIRA
62. How did problems affect Ethel? : TROUBLEDWATERS
66. Lab items : ETNAS
68. Phone co. : ATT
70. Salle ___ (Aix bathroom) : DEBAIN
71. Card game : ECARTE
72. Barrister's wear : WIG
73. Girl of song : CHLOE
75. Norse bard : SKALD
77. Portion: Abbr. : SEG
78. Pass by : ELAPSE
81. At sea : AFLOAT
85. Environment: Prefix : ECO
86. "___ to bed" : ANDSO
88. What does Johann do at Roseland? : STRAUSSWALTZES
91. Walk softly : TIPTOE
93. Garbed : DREST
94. Fairy queen : TITANIA
96. Ruggles's home : REDGAP
99. What is "la liaison"? : THEFRENCHCONNECTION
104. West Point of Brit. : RMA
105. Cartoonist Peter et al. : ARNOS
106. Long, wide shoe size : IOEE
107. Requisite : NEED
108. Acheson : DEAN
109. Kremlin initials : USSR
110. Maple genus : ACER
111. Tailless rodent : PACA
114. Uninformed : NESCIENT
117. Boats of old : ARKS
118. City of Russia : OREL
119. Bad-luck bringers : JONAHS
120. Counsel : ADVISE
124. Who are Dinah's Libyan kin? : SHORESOFTRIPOLI
129. Where is Ludwig in the batting order? : BEETHOVENSFIFTH
132. Disregarded : IGNORED
133. Catalonian city : BARCELONA
134. Lucifer : SATAN
135. Aunt's brood : COUSINS
136. Wife of Esau : ADAH
137. Syrian city, to French : ALEP
138. W.W. II craft : LSTS
139. Fatigued : SPENT
1. Gambling city : RENO
2. Protection : EGIS
3. Raged against : FUMEDAT
4. Client of a J.P. : ELOPER
5. More precipitate : RASHER
6. Public officials: Abbr. : COMRS
7. Wings : ALAE
8. French writer : SARTRE
9. "___ I Sing" : OFTHEE
10. Club: Abbr. : ASSN
11. Eamon's nickname : DEV
12. Egg: Prefix : OVI
13. Locale of Caesar's murder : SENATE
14. Actress Virginia Mayo : MAYO
15. ___ even keel : ONAN
16. Land unit : ACRE
17. Four posters : BEDS
18. Rule, in India : RAJ
19. Answer : RESPOND
21. Prepare slaw : SHRED
23. Network : RETE
26. Pershing's gp. : AEF
28. Afflictions : BANES
32. Ho Chi ___ : MINH
33. Have in mind : INTEND
34. Leyte's neighbor : CEBU
35. Do a Tuesday chore : IRON
36. What does Lee do outdoors? : MARVINGARDENS
37. Lift weights : HOIST
38. ___ a glove : FITSLIKE
39. Haydn opus : SONATA
40. What hangs next to Johnson's credentials? : MASTERSDEGREE
41. First lady : EVE
42. Paint sign : WET
45. Bleat : MAA
46. Asian perch : ANABAS
47. Singer Yma : SUMAC
49. Frees : RIDS
50. Yale : ELI
51. British M.P. : LORD
52. Wild plum : SLOE
53. "___ thee knight" : IDUB
54. Darned : SEWED
56. Queen of Spain : ENA
60. Bravo : RAH
61. Counselor-___ : ATLAW
63. Portray : ENACT
64. Map abbrs. : RTES
65. Utah's lily : SEGO
66. Ram's mates : EWES
67. Pinball gaffe : TILT
69. Words on a June greeting : TOFATHER
73. Respite: Fr. : CESSE
74. Pacific island group : ELLICE
76. Law, in Lyon : LOI
79. ___ the course : PARFOR
80. Plaintiffs : SUERS
82. Preminger : OTTO
83. Minaret call : AZAN
84. Vol. state : TENN
86. Solar disk : ATEN
87. Signify yes : NOD
89. Santa : STNICK
90. Tuscan city : SIENA
92. For : PRO
95. Crackerjack : ACE
97. "I met ___ with . . . " : AMAN
98. React to a fast run : PANT
99. After sigma : TAU
100. After secs. and mins. : HRS
101. Mine shacks, in Britain : COES
102. ___ diamonds (big casino) : TENOF
103. Same : IDENTIC
108. Discard, with "of" : DISPOSE
110. Small space : AREOLA
111. Academics : PROFS
112. TV adjunct : AERIAL
113. Fissures : CLEFTS
115. West-Coast fish : SARGOS
116. Encouraging words : CHINUP
117. Netman Arthur : ASHE
118. Sounds of surprise : OHS
119. Elton's family : JOHNS
120. Eastern church title : ABBA
121. Defunct : DEAD
122. Cruz or Vague : VERA
123. Scratcher's concern : ITCH
124. Easy job : SNAP
125. Box-score info : STAT
126. " . . . in the heart ___ the head" : ORIN
127. Austere time : LENT
128. Libido hubs : IDS
130. Tome: Abbr. : VOL
131. Vane reading : ENE

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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