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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

BY NO MEANS

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1974

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,017
Across Down
1. Hannibal's hurdle : ALPS
5. Partner of gown : CAP
8. Cribbage gear : PEG
11. Moscow agency : TASS
15. Second courses : SOUPS
20. Old capital of Japan : NARA
21. France of fiction : ANATOLE
23. Swing around : SLUE
24. Bone of contention : ISSUE
25. No musical : THEFIDDLERINTHEBASEMENT
29. Sprayed : HOSED
30. No book : CATCHERINTHEVODKA
31. Son of Gad : ERI
32. Struck : SMOTE
34. Hagen : UTA
35. Mute consonants : LENES
36. Early Iranian : MEDE
38. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
40. Dodecuple group : DOZEN
43. Golfbag item : IRON
47. Below: Fr. : ENBAS
49. Early ascetic : ESSENE
52. Rainier place : MONACO
54. Place for a home : RANGE
56. No author : WINTERSETMAUGHAM
60. Aardvark's quarry : ANT
61. Give the Maine its due : REMEMBER
64. Yours and mine : OURS
65. British inc. : LTD
66. Give off highlights : GLEAM
67. Retired : INACTIVE
71. Rare beauty : GEM
74. Sly glance : LEER
76. No body of water : LAKEINFERIOR
79. Go : LEAVE
81. "First ___, first . . . " : INWAR
83. Parent of N.B.C. : RCA
84. Impair : MAR
85. Furrow : STRIA
86. Hostile one : ENEMY
87. No bridge bid : EIGHTNOTRUMP
93. O.T.B. concern : ODDS
94. Doris or Clarence : DAY
95. Demitasse contents : ESPRESSO
97. Macaw : ARARA
99. Slithery one : EEL
100. Mother of Hermes : MAIA
101. Changes the wording : RESTATES
104. Compass reading : NNE
105. No hero : LAWRENCEOFISRAEL
112. Shor : TOOTS
114. Timon's home town : ATHENS
115. Goofs : BONERS
116. Shoplifter : THIEF
118. Wilde locale : GAOL
119. Bayou dialect : CAJUN
121. Native Israeli : SABRA
124. Tear down : RAZE
127. Choir members : ALTOS
130. Wallach : ELI
133. Shotgun caliber : GAUGE
135. Cowboy's sobriquet : TEX
136. No coeds : FRATERNITYSISTERS
142. ___ home (out) : NOTAT
144. No opera : THEHAIRDRESSEROFSEVILLE
146. Signs on : HIRES
147. Long period : AEON
148. Toyed with : TRIFLED
149. Sign gas : NEON
150. Nasal noise : SNORT
151. Summer-time listings : DSTS
152. Gender : SEX
153. Grid gains: Abbr. : YDS
154. Etta ___ : KETT
1. Key opus : ANTHEM
2. Punjab city : LAHORE
3. No electee : PRESIDENTDEWEY
4. Yegg's target : SAFE
5. Unchivalrous one : CAD
6. Pros ___ : ANDCONS
7. Gourmet's sense zone : PALATE
8. French swine : PORC
9. Yale : ELIHU
10. Sartre contemporary : GENET
11. Sudanic language : TSHI
12. Danish measure : ALEN
13. Devious : SUBTLE
14. Auk's relative : SEAHEN
15. Panning gear : SIEVE
16. Diffusing by absorption : OSMOSING
17. Secondhand : USED
18. Touchwood : PUNK
19. ___ precedent : SETA
22. Pates, in Rouen : TETES
26. Freud's concerns : IDS
27. Stock-market habitué : TRADER
28. Ginza change : SEN
33. Bleat : MAA
37. Part of Britain: Abbr. : ENG
39. Shoebox notation : TENB
41. Light-switch positions : ONS
42. Relative of omega : ZEE
44. Relative of olé : RAH
45. Roman goose : OCA
46. ___ de plume : NOM
48. Arctic island of a sort : BERG
50. Abbr. for Jeanne d'Arc : STE
51. Letter line : SERIF
52. Man's nickname : MARV
53. Thrushes: Var. : OUSELS
54. Bounced back : RALLIED
55. Reception aid : ANTENNA
56. Kind of sister : WEAK
57. Plunge into a fluid : IMMERGE
58. Dorothy's dog : TOTO
59. Alaskan glacier : MUIR
62. Draper's measure : ELL
63. ___ culpa : MEA
68. Verne hero : NEMO
69. Smell ___ : ARAT
70. Having tendrils : CIRRATE
71. No paradise : GARDENOFATTLEE
72. In plain view : EVIDENT
73. Child's disease : MEASLES
75. Aries : RAM
77. Ruhr pronouns : ICHS
78. Cole et al. : NATS
80. W. W. II command : ETO
82. No Highlanders : RYEMEN
87. Larger than life : EPIC
88. Dies ___ : IRAE
89. Oslo people : NORSE
90. U.S.S.R. river : URAL
91. Wrestlers' need : MAT
92. Prior to: Prefix : PRE
96. Remo and Diego : SANS
98. Piedmont city : ASTI
102. Misdo : ERR
103. Backtalk : SASS
105. Hang back : LAG
106. One ___ time : ATA
107. Sentry's pronoun : WHO
108. Shampoo direction : RELATHER
109. Grammar case: Abbr. : OBJ
110. Mad, in Paris : FOU
111. American landscapist : INNESS
113. "___ the ramparts we . . . " : OER
116. Tied up : TRUSSED
117. Beldam : HAG
119. "Typhoon" author : CONRAD
120. Stage whispers : ASIDES
122. Words with Aquarius or Reason : AGEOF
123. Tippler : BARFLY
125. Enthusiast : ZEALOT
126. Dimensions : EXTENT
128. Minimum : LEAST
129. Before ad or pod : TRI
131. Shopping aids : LISTS
132. Grenoble's river : ISERE
134. Diplomat: Abbr. : ENV
136. Depth measures: Abbr. : FTHS
137. Nose: Prefix : RHIN
138. Aviation prefix : AERO
139. Gait : TROT
140. Urges : YENS
141. Feminine suffix : TRIX
143. Sty cry : OINK
145. Sullivan and Ames : EDS

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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