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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Wednesday, December 14, 1977

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,350
Across
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Bridge coup : SLAM
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Child's marble : AGATE
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Salvador : DALI
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Neither fem. nor neut. : MASC
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Copycat : MIMIC
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Race-track shape : OVAL
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Nobelist Karlfeldt: 1931 : ERIK
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Jurist William : BLACKSTONE
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Comedian William : WCFIELDS
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Bleachers : STANDS
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Highland refusals : NAES
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Doe's mate : STAG
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Unions of a sort : GUILDS
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Journalist William and family : SHIRERS
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Ocean birds : ERNES
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Candidate's program item : PLANK
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Shack : HUT
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Infested with tiny arachnids : MITY
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Nodule of stone : GEODE
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"Wonderland" bird : DODO
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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Moisten the roast : BASTE
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Deodar, e.g. : CEDAR
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Artist William : HOGARTH
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Willy and wife : LOMANS
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Siberian river : LENA
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Jungle jaunt : SAFARI
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Dramatist William : CONGREVE
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Senator William of Va. : LLOYDSCOTT
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Emulate William Allen White : EDIT
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Emulate William Jennings Bryan : ORATE
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Energetic one : DOER
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McGovern's opponent in 1972 : NIXON
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Fed : TMAN
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Merganser : SMEW
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The arch, in Paris : LARC
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Book of poems by Ciardi : ASIF
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President William : MCKINLEY
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Strolls : AMBLES
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Makes glittery : GILDS
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After amo : AMAS
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Spasm : TIC
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Singer Billy : ECKSTINE
10
Father William's time of life : DOTAGE
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River of an Elizabethan William : AVON
12
Hit the ground : LAND
13
Seine sights : ILES
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Willie of "All the King's Men" : STARK
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St. Louis bridge : EADS
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Color gradation : SHADE
25
Faceted items : GEMS
26
Heep : URIAH
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Preface, for short : INTRO
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One of the deadly sins : SLOTH
29
Valerie Harper role : RHODA
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Neighbor of Chad : SUDAN
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"La ___," by Camus : PESTE
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Rocky hills : TORS
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Abolitionist William : GARRISON
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Actor William : DEMAREST
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Puppeteer Bil : BAIRD
40
Capitol Hill gp. : CONG
42
More hoary : GRAYER
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Penitential : LENTEN
45
Relative of bingo : LOTTO
46
Kane's "Rosebud" : SLED
47
Choir member : ALTO
48
Aft's opposite : FORE
49
Wheedle : COAX
50
Esau's country : EDOM
51
Passport entry : VISA
52
Windsor's neighbor : ETON
54
Dernier ___ : CRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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