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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Thursday, February 22, 1979

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,698
Across
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
5
Bird's crop : CRAW
9
Sickle handles : HAFTS
14
Hoodoo : JINX
15
Winter sight : RIME
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Love, in Livorno : AMORE
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Start of a verse : AVIOLETISNTBLUE
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Wrong color, in this verse : RED
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Flow slowly through interstices : OOZE
22
Baffle : ELUDE
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Symbol of sagacity : OWL
24
Is contrite : RUES
25
More of the verse : PURPLEISITSHUE
32
Eared seal : OTARY
33
Splits : RIVES
34
Ribonucleic acid, for short : RNA
36
Roman historian : LIVY
37
Lubrication is his occupation : OILER
38
Gully, in Ghana : WADI
39
Ideal serve : ACE
40
Meditative one : MUSER
41
Madrid mister : SENOR
42
More of the verse : ANDATEXANKNOWS
45
Miseries : ILLS
46
Munch : EAT
47
Reese or Street : DELLA
49
George III's P.M. : PITT
51
Periodontist's concern : GUM
54
End of the verse : YELLOWISTHEROSE
57
Off-center : ASKEW
58
Like the Magi : WISE
59
Between black and Susan : EYED
60
Harbor sights : PIERS
61
Glacial deposits : OSAR
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Grow dim : FADE
Down
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Partly open : AJAR
2
Be charitable : GIVE
3
Author Bagnold : ENID
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Outside: Prefix : EXO
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La. native : CREOLE
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Harry, Jimmy or Al : RITZ
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French lady friend : AMIE
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Unseld of basketball fame : WES
9
Bareheaded : HATLESS
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Trap of a sort : AMBUSH
11
Prepare a letter for an envelope : FOLD
12
Realign : TRUE
13
Meet the bet : SEE
18
Humble : LOWLY
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Lacking gender : NEUTER
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
24
Chita or Diego : RIVERA
25
Negri of the silents : POLA
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Poe bird : RAVEN
28
Blooms from bulbs : IRISES
29
Glass coffeepot : SILEX
30
Astronomical prefix : URANO
31
Bestow a grant : ENDOW
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What snobs put on : AIRS
37
Brigand : OUTLAW
38
Departed : WENT
40
Hollyhocks' kin : MALLOWS
41
Use the rink : SKATE
43
Phyllis of comedy : DILLER
44
Lower : NETHER
47
Arnaz : DESI
48
Actress Sommer : ELKE
49
Greek letters : PSIS
50
"___ deal!" : ITSA
51
Prado painting : GOYA
52
Secondhand : USED
53
Ancient Asian : MEDE
54
Shrill bark : YAP
55
___ Jima : IWO
56
Ump's counterpart : REF

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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