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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

SENTENCING THE CELEBRITIES

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1983

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 581 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,346
Across Down
1. Twain is buried here : ELMIRA
7. Minx's specialty : SASSING
14. Becky Sharp's friend : AMELIA
20. Ease up : LOOSEN
21. Composer Salieri : ANTONIO
22. Parlors : SALONS
23. Fred Jim Tom Edna : FRIENDLYNABORSMIXBEST
26. "The Lady ___" : INRED
27. Rat-___ : ATAT
28. Cyrano's problem : NOSE
29. Less noble : BASER
30. Kiltie's refusal : NAE
31. Neck of land : ISTHMUS
34. Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
36. El stop : STA
37. City on the Mohawk : UTICA
38. Caddy contents : TEA
40. Lowed : MOOED
42. Lola H. L. Teresa : ALBRIGHTMENCKENWRIGHT
50. Annual period : SEASON
51. Swimmer Williams et al. : ESTHERS
52. Pouting grimace : MOUE
53. Lazy or black-eyed one : SUSAN
54. Verdi's "La Forza ___ Destino" : DEL
56. Nanny has three : ENS
57. Hit with a ray gun : ZAPPED
59. Go-aheads : OKS
60. Bring up on charges : ARRAIGN
63. Turnpike levy : TOLL
64. Alistair Robert Jack George : COOKEBURNSLEMMONPEELE
72. Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
73. Cry of praise : HOSANNA
74. Sleep phase, familiarly : REM
75. Unbend : RELENT
78. L.B.J. beagle : HIM
80. Rotating piece : COG
81. Architect Jones : INIGO
83. Western Samoan city : APIA
84. Skulnik of the stage : MENASHA
87. Kind of garage : ONECAR
88. Oscar Thomas William Dean John : WILDEWOLFEHOWELLSDALY
93. Stalk: Comb. form : SCAPI
94. Roman hearth deity : LAR
95. Hornet's nest : NIDUS
96. Monterey's Fort ___ : ORD
99. Do pruning : SNIP
100. Languid speaker : DRAWLER
102. Barbary beast : APE
105. Shortchange : CHEAT
107. Vincent Lopez theme : NOLA
110. Babylonian war god : IRRA
111. The Bulbul Ameer : ABDUL
113. Ronald Lou Karen Dan : COLMANGROZABLACKBEARD
117. Apprehensive : UNEASY
118. Slattern : TROLLOP
119. Pass : ELAPSE
120. Eosin : REDDYE
121. Free of iniquity : SINLESS
122. More soppy : WETTER
1. Fey : ELFIN
2. Liza's sister : LORNA
3. Watered silk : MOIRE
4. Peekaboo words : ISEE
5. Version : RENDITION
6. Plus : AND
7. "You can ___ again!" : SAYTHAT
8. Region in Indochina : ANNAM
9. Ordinances : STATUTES
10. Cry out loud : SOB
11. Privy to : INON
12. Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
13. Filmy items : GOSSAMERS
14. "___ was going to St. Ives . . . " : ASI
15. Boxer turned actor : MAXBAER
16. Exile island : ELBA
17. Wind-borne soil : LOESS
18. Map detail : INSET
19. "Ad ___ per aspera" : ASTRA
24. Gate closure : LATCH
25. Casabas, e.g. : MELONS
32. Poster : SIGN
33. Posted : SENT
35. Pledge : VOW
37. She-bear, to Octavia : URSA
39. Dry fruits : ACHENES
41. Cheek dent : DIMPLE
42. Org. : ASSOC
43. White: Prefix : LEUKO
44. Chaliapin, for one : BASSO
45. Black: Prefix : MELAN
46. Barbie's beau : KEN
47. Rep. group : GOP
48. Artist's concern : HUE
49. Spread hay : TED
54. Type of table or major : DRUM
55. Miscalculate : ERR
57. Novelist Gale : ZONA
58. Castor or Pollux : ALP
60. As blind as ___ : ABAT
61. "Moby Dick" narrator : ISHMAEL
62. Nanty ___, neighbor of Johnstown : GLO
63. Chinese society : TONG
65. Works dough : KNEADS
66. Many eras : EON
67. Large parrot : MACAW
68. L–P connection : MNO
69. Heath : ERICA
70. Juridic : LEGAL
71. Atlanta campus : EMORY
75. Inexperienced : RAW
76. Finial : EPI
77. Mae West role : LIL
78. Whirlybird sites : HELIPORTS
79. Mil. branch : INF
81. Suited for safeguarding : INSURABLE
82. Beatty and Calmer : NEDS
84. Acting droopy : MOPING
85. One source of roe : SHAD
86. Like Hagar of the comics : HORRIBLE
87. Word with shoppe : OLDE
89. Rapture : ECSTASY
90. Pallid : WAN
91. Swathes : ENWRAPS
92. Fragrant bush : LILAC
96. Come about : OCCUR
97. Avignon's river : RHONE
98. Opposite of stetted : DELED
101. Guthrie namesakes : ARLOS
102. Learn to fit in : ADAPT
103. Race-track prize : PURSE
104. Church functionary : ELDER
106. "Diary of ___ Housewife" : AMAD
108. Asiatic lemur : LORI
109. Radio-controlled bomb : AZON
112. Tempo : BEAT
114. Comedian Louis : NYE
115. The works : ALL
116. Site of the Royal Botanic Gardens : KEW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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