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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 Down
1. "A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
5. Bird's crop : CRAW
9. Sickle handles : HAFTS
14. Hoodoo : JINX
15. Winter sight : RIME
16. Love, in Livorno : AMORE
17. Start of a verse : AVIOLETISNTBLUE
20. Wrong color, in this verse : RED
21. Flow slowly through interstices : OOZE
22. Baffle : ELUDE
23. 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
62. Grow dim : FADE
1. Partly open : AJAR
2. Be charitable : GIVE
3. Author Bagnold : ENID
4. Outside: Prefix : EXO
5. La. native : CREOLE
6. Harry, Jimmy or Al : RITZ
7. French lady friend : AMIE
8. Unseld of basketball fame : WES
9. Bareheaded : HATLESS
10. Trap of a sort : AMBUSH
11. Prepare a letter for an envelope : FOLD
12. Realign : TRUE
13. Meet the bet : SEE
18. Humble : LOWLY
19. Lacking gender : NEUTER
23. Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
24. Chita or Diego : RIVERA
25. Negri of the silents : POLA
26. City on the Mohawk : UTICA
27. Poe bird : RAVEN
28. Blooms from bulbs : IRISES
29. Glass coffeepot : SILEX
30. Astronomical prefix : URANO
31. Bestow a grant : ENDOW
35. 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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