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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
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Nasty remark : BARB
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Senegal's capital : DAKAR
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Cooperstown's Speaker : TRIS
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Chaliapin, e.g. : BASSO
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Sigmoid molding : OGEE
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Alamogordo's county : OTERO
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"To Sir, ___ Love" : WITH
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Sadat : ANWAR
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Query in a 1915 song : WHATSTHEUSEOFWORRYING
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Conductor Caldwell : SARAH
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Del of baseball fame : ENNIS
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Roof overhang : EAVE
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Pierce of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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French composer Erik : SATIE
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Finial : EPI
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Bristle : SETA
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Writer Deighton : LEN
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Theologian's deg. : STB
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Disarrangement : MESS
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Light-switch positions : ONS
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Dancer Bambi : LINN
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Biblical query : WHYHASTTHOUFORSAKENME
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Thoroughgoing : ARRANT
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M. Lupin : ARSENE
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Once more : AGAIN
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Lymph knot : NODE
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Instiller of confidence : ASSURER
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Gamp or Grundy : MRS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Bit parts : CAMEOS
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"Fiddler" query : DOYOULOVEME
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Behave : ACT
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Choreographer Cunningham : MERCE
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"And be it moon, ___ . . . ": Shak. : ORSUN
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Dame's opposite : SIR
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Costello's query : WHOSONFIRST
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Customs : USAGES
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"___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Maria ___, former queen : THERESA
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Sounds of discovery : AHAS
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Tonto's horse : SCOUT
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Chair of state : THRONE
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Ancient galley : BIREME
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Nursery-rhyme query : HOWDOESYOURGARDENGROW
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Economize : SAVE
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Imaret, e.g. : INN
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Gives a leg up : AIDS
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Go-aheads : OKS
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Prosecutors, for short : DAS
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Body-shop problem : DENT
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Actress Scala : GIA
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Thomas and Condé : NASTS
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Film canine : ASTA
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Elegiac forms : ODES
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Legislate : ENACT
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Astonish : AMAZE
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Capulet query : WHEREFOREARTTHOUROMEO
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Heller offering : NOVEL
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Become ragged : FRAY
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Bits of gossip : ITEMS
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"Roberta" composer : KERN
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London broil : STEAK
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Kismet : FATE
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Damned : CURST
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Cain's nephew : ENOS
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Salaams : BOWS
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Moslem bigwig : AGHA
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Van's antonym : REAR
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Radioactive rays : BETAS
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Part of a colon : DOT
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Nonbeliever : ATHEIST
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Most sharp : KEENEST
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___ for one's money : ARUN
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Miss O'Grady : ROSIE
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Proverbial company : TWO
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Abundant : RIFE
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"___ the best of times" : ITWAS
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Diggers' needs : SHOVELS
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Cell feature : BAR
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Slops : SWILL
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Ex-jockey of note : SANDE
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Kind of grinder : ORGAN
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Medicine man : SHAMAN
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Advocated, as an idea : ESPOUSED
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Neural networks : RETIA
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Will word : TESTAMENT
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Below: Prefix : INFERO
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Singer Paul : ANKA
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Water bird : SWAN
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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Polar explorer : BYRD
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Dombey's kin : SON
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Beersheba's locale : NEGEV
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Hic, ___, hoc : HAEC
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Gayelord : HAUSER
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Hockey great : ORR
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Contrition : REMORSE
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Nostrils : NARES
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Home of the Dolphins : MIAMI
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Bondsmen : SERFS
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___ of Friends : SOCIETY
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Large Asiatic deer : RUSAS
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Lazy ones : SLUGABEDS
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Opposite of "odi" : AMO
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"___ Sweetheart" : YOUREA
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Homophone for won : ONE
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Floating : AWASH
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Prinze role, once : CHICO
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"Up ___," Al Smith's autobiography : TONOW
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Lonigan or Terkel : STUDS
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Laced, as a racket : STRUNG
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More prickly : THORNIER
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Puppeteer Tony : SARG
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Brit. : ENG
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Protagonist, usually : HERO
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Berserk : AMOK
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Wields a needle : SEWS
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Frog's relative : TOAD
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___ polloi : HOI
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Adorn, in a way : INSTAR
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"The ___ St. Agnes" : EVEOF
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Bon-voyage party : SENDOFF
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Stock farmer : RANCHER
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Certain algae : DIATOMS
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Begins to appear : DAWNS
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"___ in the Dark" : ASHOT
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McQueen or Martin : STEVE
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Land, in Roma : TERRA
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Caper : ANTIC
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Combustion's companion : SMOKE
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Length times width, often : AREA
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Ticket assignment : SEAT
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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So be it : AMEN
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Zilch : ZERO
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Ages and ages : EONS
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Lodge member : ELK
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Pro vote : AYE
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___-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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