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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

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New York Times, Sunday, November 19, 1978

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { W Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,603
Across
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Thoreau vista : POND
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Watch the birdie : POSE
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Certain lights : ARCS
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Campus shindig : PROM
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Eye area : UVEA
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Andes native : INCA
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Hennery : COOP
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Designer Gernreich : RUDI
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"Some Buried Caesar" : REXSTOUT
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"Le Coup de lune" : GEORGESSIMENON
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Namesakes of 74 Across : ARTHURS
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Mlle. Signoret : SIMONE
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Fabric design : STRIPING
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Seine sight : ILE
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On the stump : ORATING
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Curve intersector : SECANT
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"The Innocence of Father Brown" : CHESTERTON
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Island near Sumatra : NIAS
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Do slaloms : SKI
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Actress Prentiss : PAULA
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Spinks : LEON
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Female adviser : EGERIA
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Whodunit award : EDGAR
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Pitch : HURL
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Beggar's cry : ALMS
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"___ longa, vita brevis" : ARS
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Kind of laugh : BELLY
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Pi–sigma connection : RHO
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Tallinn native : ESTH
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Architect I. M. ___ : PEI
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Zilch : NIL
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Ike's colleague in W.W. II : MONTY
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Mob scene : RIOT
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Assails : BELABORS
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Brand of figs : ELEME
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Sine qua ___ : NON
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Tomato disease : EDEMA
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River of Flanders : YSER
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Italian port : GENOA
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"A Study in Scarlet" : DOYLE
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___ Marple : MISS
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Locusts : CICADAS
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Nard : BALM
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"The Four of Hearts" : QUEEN
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Defeated one : LOSER
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Reduce to carbon : CHAR
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Sheriff's group : POSSE
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Cousin's parent : AUNT
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Act the mime : APE
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Swamp plant : SEDGE
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Contrite one : REPENTER
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Cleavage : RIFT
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Southwest lariat : RIATA
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Signify assent : NOD
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Peking idol : MAO
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Art ___ : DECO
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Greek nickname : ARI
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Thick : DENSE
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G-man or T-man : FED
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LaMotta of ring fame : JAKE
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Naval noncoms : CPOS
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Oblivion : LETHE
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Muscle : TENSOR
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Lorelei's milieu : RHINE
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D.A. : ATT
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Recipe direction : STIR
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"Thank You, Mr. Moto" : JPMARQUAND
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Knight's cloak : TABARD
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Poirot : HERCULE
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Keats subject : URN
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Insurance contracts : POLICIES
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Norman Vincent's family : PEALES
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Over-the-line driver : ROADHOG
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"The Pale Horse" : AGATHACHRISTIE
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"I, the Jury" : SPILLANE
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Appraise : RATE
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Neighbor of Burma : LAOS
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"It is later ___ you think" : THAN
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"McGraw's boy" : OTT
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Leprechaun's land : ERIN
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Started, at golf : TEED
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Coin receptacle : SLOT
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Thesaurus entries: Abbr. : SYNS
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Med. degree : DDS
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Rio girl : RITA
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Aqua ___ : PURA
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Done with : OVER
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Adjacent : NEXT
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"The Glass Key" : DASHIELLHAMMETT
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Small bloom : FLORET
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Gehrig and Costello : LOUS
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Stable staple : OAT
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Crude metal : PIGIRON
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Kind of show : ONEMAN
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Skedaddle : SCOOT
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I.R.S. interest : EARNINGS
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Tennis coup : ACE
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"Drury Lane's Last Case" : ROSS
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Prices : COSTS
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Skyline sights : SPIRES
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Settled up beforehand : PREPAID
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Set-to : RUNIN
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Tooth: Comb. form : ODONT
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Chinese dynasty : MING
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Oil city : TULSA
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Aladdin's mentor : GENIE
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See 134 Across : MICKEY
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Spanish thickets : SOTOS
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Cinema Camille : GARBO
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Made happen : CAUSED
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Dash headlong : HURTLE
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Namesakes of 81 Across : ELLERYS
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Negligent : REMISS
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Brown pigment : SIENNA
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Small bird: Var. : PHEBE
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"The Case of the Velvet Claws" : ERLEGARDNER
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Choir member : ALTO
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Barbecue need : GRILL
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"Oh, give me ___ . . . " : AHOME
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Hurdy-gurdy : ROTA
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V-mail address : APO
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Be under the weather : AIL
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___ Bird Johnson : LYNDA
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Portia's maid : NERISSA
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Threatened : MENACED
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"The Big Sleep" : RAYMONDCHANDLER
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Sea inlet: Fr. : BAIE
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Neither sml. nor lge. : MED
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Andes echo : ECO
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U.S.S.R. silk city : OSH
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Ancient flask : OLPE
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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So-so grade : CEE
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Wave coming ashore : BREAKER
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Paper quantity : QUIRE
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Not qualified : UNFIT
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Charters : LEASES
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Drake's conquest : ARMADA
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Intervene : STEPIN
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"As is" item : SECOND
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Eaten away : EROSE
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Pub measure : PINT
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Olympus resident : GOD
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"The Purloined Letter" : POE
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Extra inning : TENTH
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Disconnect : DETACH
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C.S.A. general and family : FORRESTS
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Bond of spydom : JAMES
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Garbed : HABITED
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Cesare of opera : SIEPI
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Passions; emotions : SPLEENS
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Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
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Perry Mason's rituals : TRIALS
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Bond of Georgia : JULIAN
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Ring-toss game : QUOITS
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Part of Caesar's wardrobe : TOGAE
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Winged : ALATE
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Paste-on : DECAL
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Heathcliff's love : CATHY
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Role : PART
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Scram! : SHOO
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Said again: Abbr. : RPTD
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Spydom name : HARI
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Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Q–U connection : RST
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Turf : SOD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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