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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1974

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,260
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1. Counterfeit : SHAM
5. Turkish title : PASHA
10. Emulates McGee : FIBS
14. Man, to Cicero : HOMO
15. Negative atom : ANION
16. Height: Prefix : ACRO
17. Make a poker move : OPEN
18. Games: Var. : TITTATTOES
20. Game : PINOCHLE
22. Investigate : GOINTO
23. Game instructors : PROS
24. Beat a tattoo : DRUM
25. Wall décors : DADOES
28. Game : CHARADES
32. Adept at musical chairs : AGILE
33. Economic spurts : BOOMS
34. Gobble : EAT
35. Condition: Suffix : MONY
36. Birds' crops : CRAWS
37. Prefix for chute or phrase : PARA
38. Actress Mary : URE
39. Converses : CHATS
40. Like beer or ale : MALTY
41. Game : PARCHESI
43. Games : LOTTOS
44. Throaty sounds : HICS
45. Courteous: Fr. : POLI
46. As smooth ___ : ASSILK
49. Game : ROULETTE
53. Game : BATTLESHIP
55. Not a one : NARY
56. Wine-bottle word : BRUT
57. Up the ante : RAISE
58. Sherlock's quest : CLUE
59. Mary Baker or Nelson : EDDY
60. Math ratios : SINES
61. Scraped by, with "out" : EKED
1. Go bargain-hunting : SHOP
2. Arizona Indian : HOPI
3. Worshiper's word : AMEN
4. Game : MONOPOLY
5. Tragic quality : PATHOS
6. Indigo sources : ANILS
7. Locale : SITE
8. ___ potato : HOT
9. Game : ANAGRAMS
10. Mohammed's daughter : FATIMA
11. Holy portrait : ICON
12. Harte : BRET
13. Mediocre : SOSO
19. Sightseers' jaunts : TOURS
21. Algonquian : CREE
24. Arabian sailing ships : DHOWS
25. Make a barrier : DAMUP
26. Athenian hub : AGORA
27. Railroad car : DINER
28. Raccoon's cousin : COATI
29. Gave out the cards : DEALT
30. Give ___ (heed) : EARTO
31. Meets the bet, in poker : STAYS
33. Military V.I.P.'s : BRASS
36. Game : CHECKERS
37. Game : PATIENCE
39. Recipe word for gelatin : CHILL
40. Defoe heroine : MOLL
42. " . . . ___-Bang-Bang" : CHITTY
43. Jewelers' glasses : LOUPES
45. Ease of manner : POISE
46. Singer Lane : ABBE
47. Agate's relative : SARD
48. ___ poker : STUD
49. Nasal prefix : RHIN
50. Kind of TV show : TALK
51. Quiz answer : TRUE
52. One-___ jacks : EYED
54. Capuchin monkey : SAI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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