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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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Across
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Alda series : MASH
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Delicious : SAPID
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Verboten : TABU
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Relative of curare : INEE
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Academy rookie : PLEBE
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Sharif : OMAR
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Minutes : NOTESOFAMEETING
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Formal wear : TAILCOAT
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Frat candidate : PLEDGE
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Viking I's perch : MARS
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Gouda's relative : EDAM
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Shaped girders : IBEAMS
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"___ go bragh" : ERIN
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Literary monogram : GBS
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Imbibe noisily : SLURP
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Huzzahs for toreros : OLES
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Basic: Abbr. : ELEM
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Hours : WORKINGSCHEDULE
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Burden : ONUS
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Lady of Lammermoor : LUCIA
40
Metallic elements: Abbr. : NDS
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Kind of spaniel : COCKER
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"It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
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Hemingway : PAPA
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Urban enclave : GHETTO
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At an unknown date : SOMETIME
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Days : LARAINEANDDORIS
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Satan's work : EVIL
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Restaurant owner : ALICE
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Branch, in Avila : RAMO
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Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Weighted down : LADEN
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Use the scissors : SNIP
Down
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After-dinner item : MINT
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Celebes ox : ANOA
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Bristle: Prefix : SETI
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Parts of footprints : HEELMARKS
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Animal tracks : SPOORS
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African grasses : ALFAS
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Plant fuel : PEAT
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Big-Board monogram : IBM
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Kind of apple pie : DEEPDISH
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Tlingit symbol : TOTEM
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In the center : AMID
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Drum sound : BANG
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Egg on : URGE
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Prawn dish : SCAMPI
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Verve : ELAN
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Upright : ERECT
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"The prize we sought ___" : ISWON
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Towheaded : BLOND
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Southeast wind : EURUS
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Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Soprano Alma : GLUCK
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Give a false impression : BELIE
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Flub a paint job : SMEAR
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Nash : OGDEN
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N.E.A. members : EDUCATORS
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Country-wide : NATIONAL
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Ran off : ELOPED
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Italian wine city : ASTI
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City on the Delaware : CAMDEN
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To any extent : ATALL
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Puerto Rican port : PONCE
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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"To ___ and to hold" : HAVE
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Port ___ : SAID
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Pahlavi's realm : IRAN
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Miss Benzell : MIMI
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Fabulist: Var. : ESOP
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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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