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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

TALL TITLES

New York Times, Sunday, February 19, 1978

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,417
Across
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Eden fugitive : CAIN
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Plays the horses : BETS
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Genoese statesman : DORIA
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Critical comment : BARB
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"M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
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Friend of Aramis : ATHOS
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Wielding : USING
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"Rubáiyát" author : OMAR
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Meadow medley : MOOS
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ESP almanac : THEFORESIGHTSAGA
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Life sign : PULSE
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Italian fabric : RAION
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Probed : SEARCHED
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Clay, today : ALI
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Aids for acquiring lore : ORGANA
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Vane reading : SSE
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First-aid manual : OFHUMANBANDAGE
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Fez ornament : TASSEL
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Female ruff : REE
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Honkers : GEESE
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Juliette Low's org. : GSA
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Western resort : TAHOE
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Blue dyes : INDIGOS
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Bakery buys : TARTS
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Cacophonies : DINS
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Less usual : ODDER
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Phone cut-in : TAP
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Bread spreads : OLEOS
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Slip-up : LAPSE
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Landlord's paper work : LEASES
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An Athenian and a constellation : DRACOS
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"___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
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Work unit : ERG
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Cultists tell all : THEJOYOFSECTS
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U.S. law group : FBA
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Moslem ruler : AMEER
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Bogart role : MANTEE
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Author Zweig : STEFAN
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Tower site : BABEL
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"Of Thee ___" : ISING
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Sellout sign : SRO
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Homophone for wood : WOULD
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Refluxes : EBBS
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Jai alai item : CESTA
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Engines : DIESELS
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Helps along : ABETS
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Exist : ARE
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Laborite Ernest : BEVIN
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Card game : LOO
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Vaughan and Caldwell : SARAHS
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Guide to nude beaches : BRAZENINTHESUN
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Roulette bet : RED
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Partner of fits : STARTS
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Suffix with outrage and umbrage : OUS
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Stances : POSTURES
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Stem covering : OCREA
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Supply with funds : STAKE
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Handbook for careful pilots : LOOKBACKINHANGAR
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Greek hero : AJAX
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Met basso Flagello : EZIO
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"Rights of Man" author : PAINE
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Engraved pillar : STELA
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Emulate Petruchio : TAME
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Ennis and Crandall : DELS
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Saint ___ fire : ELMOS
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Mesozoic and Cenozoic : ERAS
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Bivouac : CAMP
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Matty of baseball : ALOU
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Adored one : IDOL
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Bahamian capital : NASSAU
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Pipistrelle : BAT
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Lloyd C. Douglas opus : THEROBE
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In ___ (to the extent that) : SOFARAS
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Chaperon : DUENNA
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Donovan's gp. : OSS
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Social reformer : RIIS
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"Bus Stop" author and kin : INGES
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Amazed : AGHAST
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Pear : BOSC
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Delhi nanny : AMAH
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Tantrum : RAGE
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Flat nail : BRAD
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Well-groomed : SOIGNE
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Map line : ROAD
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Pick up the tab : TREAT
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O'Neill tree : ELM
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Othello's aide : IAGO
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Sets upon : AGGRESSES
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Meadowlark's relative : ORIOLE
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Body-shop problem : FENDER
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Memoirs of a gossip columnist : HEDDAGABBER
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Vespiary, e.g. : NEST
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This, in Toledo : ESTO
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Cairo bigwig : SADAT
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Tale of a tanker : SHIPOFFUELS
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Ages and ages : EONS
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___-majesté : LESE
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Org. : ASSOC
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Plural ending : IES
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Humperdinck heroine : GRETEL
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"She Stoops ___" (tall dancer's bio) : TOCONGA
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On high : ALOFT
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Aide to a C.O. : ADJ
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They gave their word : PROMISERS
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"___ forget" : LESTWE
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Haggard title : SHE
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Having: Fr. : AYANT
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Skid row affliction : DTS
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Jong : ERICA
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Always, in poems : EER
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"Cat ___" : BALLOU
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"Dombey ___" : ANDSON
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Perle : MESTA
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Arthur and Lillie : BEAS
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Eban of Israel : ABBA
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Nish native : SERB
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Host at Valhalla : ODIN
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"___ the valley of Death . . . " : INTO
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Landscaper's buy : SHRUB
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Yogi's family : BERRAS
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Cold-war antidote : ENTENTE
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Countenances : VISAGES
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Ruana's kin : SERAPE
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Makes up for : ATONES
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Taylor, for short : ZACH
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Czech reformer : HUS
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Squire's domain : ESTATE
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Paste-on : DECAL
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Supplicated : PLED
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Marsh or bog : OOZE
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Besmirch : SOIL
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Ring victories : TKOS
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Read cursorily : SKIM
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Not fully closed : AJAR
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The Hindu Cupid : KAMA
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Former mates : EXES
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Mythical princess : INO
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Neighbor of Ga. : ALA
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L.A. pitcher : RAU

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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