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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, December 31, 1976

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 10,002

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Alda series : MASH
5. Delicious : SAPID
10. Verboten : TABU
14. Relative of curare : INEE
15. Academy rookie : PLEBE
16. Sharif : OMAR
17. Minutes : NOTESOFAMEETING
20. Formal wear : TAILCOAT
21. Frat candidate : PLEDGE
22. Viking I's perch : MARS
23. Gouda's relative : EDAM
24. Shaped girders : IBEAMS
27. "___ go bragh" : ERIN
28. Literary monogram : GBS
31. Imbibe noisily : SLURP
32. Huzzahs for toreros : OLES
33. Basic: Abbr. : ELEM
34. Hours : WORKINGSCHEDULE
37. Burden : ONUS
38. Mine entrance : ADIT
39. Lady of Lammermoor : LUCIA
40. Metallic elements: Abbr. : NDS
41. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
42. Kind of spaniel : COCKER
43. "It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
44. Hemingway : PAPA
45. Urban enclave : GHETTO
48. At an unknown date : SOMETIME
52. Days : LARAINEANDDORIS
54. Satan's work : EVIL
55. Restaurant owner : ALICE
56. Branch, in Avila : RAMO
57. Actress Patricia : NEAL
58. Weighted down : LADEN
59. Use the scissors : SNIP
Down
1. After-dinner item : MINT
2. Celebes ox : ANOA
3. Bristle: Prefix : SETI
4. Parts of footprints : HEELMARKS
5. Animal tracks : SPOORS
6. African grasses : ALFAS
7. Plant fuel : PEAT
8. Big-Board monogram : IBM
9. Kind of apple pie : DEEPDISH
10. Tlingit symbol : TOTEM
11. In the center : AMID
12. Drum sound : BANG
13. Egg on : URGE
18. Prawn dish : SCAMPI
19. Verve : ELAN
23. Upright : ERECT
24. "The prize we sought ___" : ISWON
25. Towheaded : BLOND
26. Southeast wind : EURUS
27. Dinsmore : ELSIE
28. Soprano Alma : GLUCK
29. Give a false impression : BELIE
30. Flub a paint job : SMEAR
32. Nash : OGDEN
33. N.E.A. members : EDUCATORS
35. Country-wide : NATIONAL
36. Ran off : ELOPED
41. Italian wine city : ASTI
42. City on the Delaware : CAMDEN
43. To any extent : ATALL
44. Puerto Rican port : PONCE
45. Secluded valley : GLEN
46. "To ___ and to hold" : HAVE
47. Silkworm : ERIA
48. Port ___ : SAID
49. Pahlavi's realm : IRAN
50. Miss Benzell : MIMI
51. Fabulist: Var. : ESOP
53. High note : ELA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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