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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
1. Bridge coup : SLAM
5. Child's marble : AGATE
10. Salvador : DALI
14. Neither fem. nor neut. : MASC
15. Copycat : MIMIC
16. Race-track shape : OVAL
17. Nobelist Karlfeldt: 1931 : ERIK
18. Jurist William : BLACKSTONE
20. Comedian William : WCFIELDS
22. Bleachers : STANDS
23. Highland refusals : NAES
24. Doe's mate : STAG
25. Unions of a sort : GUILDS
28. Journalist William and family : SHIRERS
31. Ocean birds : ERNES
32. Candidate's program item : PLANK
33. Shack : HUT
35. Infested with tiny arachnids : MITY
36. Nodule of stone : GEODE
37. "Wonderland" bird : DODO
38. Patriotic org. : SAR
39. Moisten the roast : BASTE
40. Deodar, e.g. : CEDAR
41. Artist William : HOGARTH
43. Willy and wife : LOMANS
44. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
45. Siberian river : LENA
46. Jungle jaunt : SAFARI
49. Dramatist William : CONGREVE
53. Senator William of Va. : LLOYDSCOTT
55. Emulate William Allen White : EDIT
56. Raison d'___ : ETRE
57. Emulate William Jennings Bryan : ORATE
58. Mediocre : SOSO
59. Energetic one : DOER
60. McGovern's opponent in 1972 : NIXON
61. Fed : TMAN
Down
1. Merganser : SMEW
2. The arch, in Paris : LARC
3. Book of poems by Ciardi : ASIF
4. President William : MCKINLEY
5. Strolls : AMBLES
6. Makes glittery : GILDS
7. After amo : AMAS
8. Spasm : TIC
9. Singer Billy : ECKSTINE
10. Father William's time of life : DOTAGE
11. River of an Elizabethan William : AVON
12. Hit the ground : LAND
13. Seine sights : ILES
19. Willie of "All the King's Men" : STARK
21. St. Louis bridge : EADS
24. Color gradation : SHADE
25. Faceted items : GEMS
26. Heep : URIAH
27. Preface, for short : INTRO
28. One of the deadly sins : SLOTH
29. Valerie Harper role : RHODA
30. Neighbor of Chad : SUDAN
32. "La ___," by Camus : PESTE
34. Rocky hills : TORS
36. Abolitionist William : GARRISON
37. Actor William : DEMAREST
39. Puppeteer Bil : BAIRD
40. Capitol Hill gp. : CONG
42. More hoary : GRAYER
43. 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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