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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

LETTER ADDENDA

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1984

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,808
Across
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Nero's successor : GALBA
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Match up : PAIR
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Where Brunei is : ASIA
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Pepe le ___ : MOKO
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Shortenings, for short : OLEOS
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Agatha colleague : ERLE
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Star of "The Mane of a Thousand Faces"? : LIONCHANEY
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Star of "Of Thee I Sting"? : LENAHORNET
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"Reich Man, Poor Man"? : ARYANONEAL
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"Tour Man in Havana"? : ANDREGUIDE
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Certain metalworkers : PLATERS
27
Famed Fed : NESS
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Peekaboo words : ISEE
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Finder's cry : AHA
30
Actor Williamson : NICOL
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Bird life : AVES
35
Least addled : SANEST
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"___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
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Akin : RELATED
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"Father of the Bridle"? : JAMESHARNESS
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Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
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Begum's spouse : AGA
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Kind of sayer : SOOTH
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French panorama : VUE
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Actress in "Snow, Voyager"? : VIVIENSLEIGH
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Monastic building : PRIORY
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Sixth-sense letters : ESP
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Feels rocky : AILS
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Pot or rib follower : ROAST
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Formal statements : DICTA
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Hitchhiked : THUMBED
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Ramp alternative : STAIR
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Discomfited : ABASHED
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Rouen room : SALLE
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Salerno neighbor : EBOLI
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Oscar film: 1958 : GIGI
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Auxiliary verb : ARE
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Tie surgically : LIGATE
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"Smarty"? : CLAUDEBRAINS
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Noah's second son : HAM
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Summer zodiacal sign : LEO
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Map detail : INSET
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"Dr. Jerkyll and Mr. Hyde"? : ALASTAIRSIMP
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From Valletta : MALTESE
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Be bombastic : RANT
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Hatches : SPAWNS
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Languish : PINE
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A memorable Sal : MINEO
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Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
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Beautiful woman : PERI
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Powdery sprinkle : TALC
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Yeast enzyme : LACTASE
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"A Majority of Bone" actress? : ULNAMERKEL
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"Gunga Dine"? : MEALFERRER
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"Deer Rosenkavalier"? : LENCARIBOU
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Mr. Motto's vocalist? : ELLASLOGAN
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Third man : ABEL
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Pointless : INANE
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Stratum : TIER
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Rumpuses : ADOS
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Advise, formerly : REDE
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Goddess who knew her oats : CERES
Down
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Heights in the Mideast : GOLAN
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Does a bank service : LENDS
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Wild hogs : BOARS
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Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
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Pored over : PERUSED
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Golfer Palmer et al. : ARNIES
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___-France : ILEDE
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Neural network : RETE
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Skyways : AIRLANES
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Oriental bean : SOYA
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___ the finish : INAT
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Dermal disorder : ACNE
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Estate house : MANSION
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"A Chorus Line" tune : ONE
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N.Z. parrot : KEA
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Popeye's Olive : OYL
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Howells' Silas : LAPHAM
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Beeper : HORN
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Pointed arch : OGIVE
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Third king of Judah : ASA
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Actor in "Chair"? : CHEVYCHAISE
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Honshu city : OTSU
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Flub the game : LOSE
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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"___ Fables": Var. : ESOPS
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Deficit : SHORTAGE
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He played Hulot : TATI
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Applies a brick overlay : REVETS
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Inventor Otis : ELISHA
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"The Trainmaker"? : LIVPULLMANN
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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Fronton game, with 85 Down : JAI
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Valerie Harper role : RHODA
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Kit and caboodle : ALL
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Artist's plaster : GESSO
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Kiltie's refusal : NAE
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Incidental excursion : SIDETRIP
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Parsifal's quest : GRAIL
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___ polloi : HOI
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Sweetbread, at Maxim's : RIS
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Debate : ARGUE
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Coated steel sheets : TERNES
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Start of a carol : ADESTE
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Year in the reign of Edward the Confessor : MLI
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Sired : BEGAT
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What an R.N. gives : TLC
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Tucker's partner : BIB
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Region of Portugal : BEIRA
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Nuptials phrase : IDO
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Philippine group : ATAS
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Wildspitze, e.g. : ALP
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Get one's goat : RILE
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Carpenter with six legs : ANT
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Affect adversely : HARM
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See 44 Down : ALAI
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___ an owl : ASWISEAS
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Astral : STELLAR
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Hospital staff member : INTERN
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Authors' copies: Abbr. : MSS
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Act of God : MIRACLE
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Life principle : ANIMA
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Wrote : PENNED
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Louts : OAFS
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U.S.N.A. novice : PLEBE
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Threefold : TRINE
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Mogul emperor: 1556–1605 : AKBAR
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Tip-offs : CLUES
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He wrote "The Hive" : CELA
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Trampled : TROD
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Mythical ship : ARGO
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Suffix with cell : ULAR
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Leif's father : ERIC
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Lincoln Ctr. edifice : MET
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Yalie : ELI
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Pub potation : ALE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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