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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

WRITERS' GATHERING

New York Times, Sunday, August 10, 1975

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,493
Across Down
1. Mineo et al. : SALS
5. Kremlin occupants : TSARS
10. Proceeds, in Scotland : GAES
14. Author : TSELIOT
21. On the deep : ASEA
22. "Some Like ___" : ITHOT
23. Take ___ (taste the wine) : ASIP
24. Author : HHMUNRO
25. Suffix for poet or top : ICAL
26. Author : LEOTOLSTOY
28. Author : ROSTAND
29. Author : CHRISTIE
31. Author : DUMAURIER
33. Son of Isaac : ESAU
34. Component of a subject : NOUN
35. Author Ferber : EDNA
36. Miss Hogg : IMA
37. Author : ODETS
38. Ruggles's home : REDGAP
41. Police trap : DRAGNET
44. Egyptian deity : PTAH
46. Asian fete : TET
47. Flanders city : YPRES
48. Duos : PAIRS
49. French pronoun : TOI
51. Evian, etc. : SPAS
53. Glacial ridges : OSAR
54. Dyed with indigo : BLUED
55. Deserves : EARNS
57. Light refractors : PRISMS
61. Dress up : TOG
62. String and snap : BEANS
63. Author : EDGARALLANPOE
65. Author : SMOLLETT
67. Author : WODEHOUSE
68. Armor: Sp. : COTA
69. Flying prefix : AERO
70. Author : DANA
71. High, in music : ALT
72. Planet : PLUTO
73. In a ___ (distressed) : BADWAY
76. Minor functionaries : COGS
77. Wanders about : GADS
79. ___ arms : COATOF
80. Lifeless, to Shakespeare : AMORT
81. Nudge : JOG
82. Nautical bars : FIDS
83. Java's neighbor : BALI
84. Foot or grace : NOTE
85. Author : CORNEILLE
88. Author : REMARQUE
92. Author : JOHNDOSPASSOS
94. Two-faced god : JANUS
95. Elevator buttons : UPS
96. Recipe words : ONECUP
97. Dickens character : SIKES
98. Baptismal bowls : FONTS
99. Author Arnold, for short : MATT
100. Words to Brutus : ETTU
102. Irish sea god : LER
103. Author : YEATS
104. Peg: Fr. : FICHE
105. "What a good boy ___" : AMI
108. Time periods: Abbr. : CENS
110. Offerings in "Lost" ads : REWARDS
112. Pliant twig : WICKER
113. Beethoven's last : NINTH
115. Even if, simplified : THO
117. Beggar's cry : ALMS
118. Viet ___ : MINH
119. Descended: Fr. : ISSU
120. Author : BRETHARTE
123. Author : VONNEGUT
127. Author : THOREAU
129. Author : HERMANWOUK
131. Winged Victory : NIKE
132. Author : AAMILNE
133. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
134. Four: Prefix : TETRA
135. Jack London's Martin : EDEN
136. Author : SPENSER
137. Author : ROTH
138. Tax, old style : STENT
139. Musical stop : REST
1. Levantine boat : SAIC
2. Author : ASCH
3. Author : LEAR
4. Author : SALINGER
5. Pan a camera skyward : TILTUP
6. Author : STEIN
7. Use ___ (do gardening) : AHOE
8. Bosh : ROT
9. Author : STODDARD
10. Meter reader : GASMAN
11. Hammett pet : ASTA
12. Vowels after "A" : EIOU
13. Author : SPYRI
14. Menaces : THREATS
15. Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
16. German river : EMS
17. Strummed, as a minstrel : LUTED
18. ___ manner (conventionally) : INASET
19. Baroque : ORNATE
20. Turn ___ (disintegrate) : TODUST
27. Aqua and iron : LUNGS
30. In such a manner : SOAS
32. Gremlin : IMP
35. U.S. Indians : ERIES
37. Author : OHARA
38. Hindu peasants : RYOTS
39. English town : EPSOM
40. Mexican tree : DRAGO
41. Intimidate : DAUNT
42. Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
43. Law of Moses : TORAH
45. Tell target : APPLE
48. Author : PLATO
50. Encroachment : INROADS
52. Author : SINCLAIR
54. Dressler's co-star : BEERY
55. Norse saga : EDDA
56. Author Bellow et al. : SAULS
58. Moby Dick feature : SPOUT
59. Byword : MOTTO
60. ___ Galilee : SEAOF
62. Baa : BLEAT
63. Ages : EONS
64. D-Day vessel: Abbr. : LST
66. Author : LAWRENCE
67. Joker : WAG
70. Carpentry piece : DOGNAIL
72. Miss Negri et al. : POLAS
73. Plunker's instrument : BANJO
74. "___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
75. ___ town (sightsee) : DOTHE
76. Signal or Marine : CORPS
77. Le Sage's Blas and others : GILS
78. Author : ADE
79. Author : CAMUS
81. "Vanity Fair" character, for short : JOS
82. Ziegfeld et al. : FLOS
83. Tendencies : BENTS
85. Egyptian sect member: Fr. : COPTE
86. Sandy ridge : ESKER
87. Grenoble's department : ISERE
88. Rails : RANTS
89. Mountebank : QUACK
90. "___ Down Staircase" : UPTHE
91. Organic compound : ESTER
93. Kind of treat : DUTCH
94. Steinbeck family : JOADS
98. Agitated states : FERMENTS
99. Author : MICHENER
101. More disloyal : UNTRUER
103. Crimean port : YALTA
104. Twain hero : FINN
105. Author Loos et al. : ANITAS
106. Accident : MISHAP
107. "___ secluded rendezvous" : INSOME
109. Haggard title : SHE
111. Geniality : WARMTH
112. Pretend not to see : WINKAT
114. Piedmont city : TURIN
116. Different : OTHER
118. Lament : MOURN
120. Destructive agent : BANE
121. Protagonist : HERO
122. Smell ___ : ARAT
123. Suffrage : VOTE
124. Author : GIDE
125. Oahu guitars : UKES
126. Khayyám product : TENT
128. Letters : ELS
130. Rainy : WET

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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