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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1974

5-Down : Tragic quality

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 crosswords in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,260
Across
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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Turkish title : PASHA
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Emulates McGee : FIBS
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Man, to Cicero : HOMO
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Negative atom : ANION
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Make a poker move : OPEN
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Games: Var. : TITTATTOES
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Game : PINOCHLE
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Investigate : GOINTO
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Game instructors : PROS
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Beat a tattoo : DRUM
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Wall décors : DADOES
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Game : CHARADES
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Adept at musical chairs : AGILE
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Economic spurts : BOOMS
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Gobble : EAT
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Condition: Suffix : MONY
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Birds' crops : CRAWS
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Prefix for chute or phrase : PARA
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Actress Mary : URE
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Converses : CHATS
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Like beer or ale : MALTY
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Game : PARCHESI
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Games : LOTTOS
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Throaty sounds : HICS
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Courteous: Fr. : POLI
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As smooth ___ : ASSILK
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Game : ROULETTE
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Game : BATTLESHIP
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Not a one : NARY
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Wine-bottle word : BRUT
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Up the ante : RAISE
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Sherlock's quest : CLUE
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Mary Baker or Nelson : EDDY
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Math ratios : SINES
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Scraped by, with "out" : EKED
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Go bargain-hunting : SHOP
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Arizona Indian : HOPI
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Worshiper's word : AMEN
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Game : MONOPOLY
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Tragic quality : PATHOS
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Indigo sources : ANILS
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Locale : SITE
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___ potato : HOT
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Game : ANAGRAMS
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Mohammed's daughter : FATIMA
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Holy portrait : ICON
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Harte : BRET
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Sightseers' jaunts : TOURS
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Algonquian : CREE
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Arabian sailing ships : DHOWS
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Make a barrier : DAMUP
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Athenian hub : AGORA
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Railroad car : DINER
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Raccoon's cousin : COATI
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Gave out the cards : DEALT
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Give ___ (heed) : EARTO
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Meets the bet, in poker : STAYS
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Military V.I.P.'s : BRASS
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Game : CHECKERS
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Game : PATIENCE
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Recipe word for gelatin : CHILL
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Defoe heroine : MOLL
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" ... ___-Bang-Bang" : CHITTY
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Jewelers' glasses : LOUPES
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Ease of manner : POISE
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Singer Lane : ABBE
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Agate's relative : SARD
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___ poker : STUD
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Nasal prefix : RHIN
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Kind of TV show : TALK
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Quiz answer : TRUE
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One-___ jacks : EYED
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Capuchin monkey : SAI

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

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