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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

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New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1979

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, 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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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,932
Across Down
1. Nasty remark : BARB
5. Senegal's capital : DAKAR
10. Cooperstown's Speaker : TRIS
14. Chaliapin, e.g. : BASSO
19. Sigmoid molding : OGEE
20. Alamogordo's county : OTERO
21. "To Sir, ___ Love" : WITH
22. Sadat : ANWAR
23. Query in a 1915 song : WHATSTHEUSEOFWORRYING
27. Conductor Caldwell : SARAH
28. Del of baseball fame : ENNIS
29. Roof overhang : EAVE
30. Pierce of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
31. French composer Erik : SATIE
33. Finial : EPI
35. Bristle : SETA
37. Writer Deighton : LEN
38. Theologian's deg. : STB
41. Disarrangement : MESS
42. Light-switch positions : ONS
44. Dancer Bambi : LINN
46. Biblical query : WHYHASTTHOUFORSAKENME
54. Thoroughgoing : ARRANT
55. M. Lupin : ARSENE
56. Once more : AGAIN
57. Lymph knot : NODE
58. Instiller of confidence : ASSURER
61. Gamp or Grundy : MRS
64. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
65. Bit parts : CAMEOS
67. "Fiddler" query : DOYOULOVEME
70. Behave : ACT
73. Choreographer Cunningham : MERCE
74. "And be it moon, ___ . . . ": Shak. : ORSUN
75. Dame's opposite : SIR
76. Costello's query : WHOSONFIRST
80. Customs : USAGES
82. "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
83. Lao-___ : TSE
84. Maria ___, former queen : THERESA
86. Sounds of discovery : AHAS
90. Tonto's horse : SCOUT
92. Chair of state : THRONE
94. Ancient galley : BIREME
96. Nursery-rhyme query : HOWDOESYOURGARDENGROW
101. Economize : SAVE
102. Imaret, e.g. : INN
103. Gives a leg up : AIDS
104. Go-aheads : OKS
105. Prosecutors, for short : DAS
108. Body-shop problem : DENT
110. Actress Scala : GIA
112. Thomas and Condé : NASTS
114. Film canine : ASTA
116. Elegiac forms : ODES
118. Legislate : ENACT
120. Astonish : AMAZE
124. Capulet query : WHEREFOREARTTHOUROMEO
128. Heller offering : NOVEL
129. Become ragged : FRAY
130. Bits of gossip : ITEMS
131. "Roberta" composer : KERN
132. London broil : STEAK
133. Kismet : FATE
134. Damned : CURST
135. Cain's nephew : ENOS
1. Salaams : BOWS
2. Moslem bigwig : AGHA
3. Van's antonym : REAR
4. Radioactive rays : BETAS
5. Part of a colon : DOT
6. Nonbeliever : ATHEIST
7. Most sharp : KEENEST
8. ___ for one's money : ARUN
9. Miss O'Grady : ROSIE
10. Proverbial company : TWO
11. Abundant : RIFE
12. "___ the best of times" : ITWAS
13. Diggers' needs : SHOVELS
14. Cell feature : BAR
15. Novelist Seton : ANYA
16. Slops : SWILL
17. Ex-jockey of note : SANDE
18. Kind of grinder : ORGAN
24. Medicine man : SHAMAN
25. Advocated, as an idea : ESPOUSED
26. Neural networks : RETIA
32. Will word : TESTAMENT
34. Below: Prefix : INFERO
36. Singer Paul : ANKA
38. Water bird : SWAN
39. "Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
40. Polar explorer : BYRD
43. Dombey's kin : SON
45. Beersheba's locale : NEGEV
47. Hic, ___, hoc : HAEC
48. Gayelord : HAUSER
49. Hockey great : ORR
50. Contrition : REMORSE
51. Nostrils : NARES
52. Home of the Dolphins : MIAMI
53. Stage direction : ENTER
59. Bondsmen : SERFS
60. ___ of Friends : SOCIETY
62. Large Asiatic deer : RUSAS
63. Lazy ones : SLUGABEDS
66. Opposite of "odi" : AMO
68. "___ Sweetheart" : YOUREA
69. Homophone for won : ONE
70. Floating : AWASH
71. Prinze role, once : CHICO
72. "Up ___," Al Smith's autobiography : TONOW
77. Lonigan or Terkel : STUDS
78. Laced, as a racket : STRUNG
79. More prickly : THORNIER
81. Puppeteer Tony : SARG
85. Brit. : ENG
87. Protagonist, usually : HERO
88. Berserk : AMOK
89. Wields a needle : SEWS
91. Frog's relative : TOAD
93. ___ polloi : HOI
95. Adorn, in a way : INSTAR
97. "The ___ St. Agnes" : EVEOF
98. Bon-voyage party : SENDOFF
99. Stock farmer : RANCHER
100. Certain algae : DIATOMS
105. Begins to appear : DAWNS
106. "___ in the Dark" : ASHOT
107. McQueen or Martin : STEVE
109. Land, in Roma : TERRA
111. Caper : ANTIC
113. Combustion's companion : SMOKE
115. Length times width, often : AREA
117. Ticket assignment : SEAT
119. Aleutian island : ATTU
121. So be it : AMEN
122. Zilch : ZERO
123. Ages and ages : EONS
125. Lodge member : ELK
126. Pro vote : AYE
127. ___-Kamenogorsk, U.S.S.R. city : UST

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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