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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Monday, February 26, 1979

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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. 10,702

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Across
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Hit musical of the late 60's : HAIR
5
Roof sight : VANE
9
Texas tourist's "must" : ALAMO
14
Aware of : ONTO
15
Earl of Avon : EDEN
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Jottings : MEMOS
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Laxity : LOOSENESS
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Hacienda brick : ADOBE
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The situation : MARYFELTHUNGRY
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Charge : FEE
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Take the bus : RIDE
24
TV's Mary Hartman : LASSER
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
29
Sound from a cote : BAA
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Relating to oil : OLEIC
33
Pub measure : PINT
34
Zoot ___, jazz artist : SIMS
35
The problem : DIDNTHAVEASTEAK
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Aids for cardiologists : EKGS
39
Quarry finds : ORES
40
Eaglet's perch : AERIE
41
Call on : SEE
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Part of B.A. : ARTS
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Join the audience : ATTEND
44
Sharif : OMAR
45
Corrida call : OLE
46
The solution : HADALITTLELAMB
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Landlord's sign : TOLET
54
Percussion cap : DETONATOR
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Ballade signoff : ENVOI
56
Sprouted : GREW
57
Author Grey : ZANE
58
Effie ___, Scott heroine : DEANS
59
Makes a gaffe : ERRS
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Sufficient, old style : ENOW
Down
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Celeste of stage and screen : HOLM
2
Celebes ox : ANOA
3
"Take ___ leave it" : ITOR
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Ablush : ROSY
5
Surface layer : VENEER
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Astaire's sister : ADELE
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Vespiary : NEST
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Holds sacred : ENSHRINES
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Actress Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
10
Shelf : LEDGE
11
Cupid : AMOR
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"___ Dick" : MOBY
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After verb or glob : OSE
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In ___ (really) : EFFECT
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Utah range : UINTA
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Sources for 39 Across : LODES
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In the same degree : ALIKE
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Grasslike plant : SEDGE
27
Pride, sloth, etc. : SINS
28
Biographies : LIVES
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Beverage imbibed in Brest : BIERE
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With all one's might : AMAIN
31
Posed a query : ASKED
33
Pear tree denizen, in a song : PARTRIDGE
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Word on a proof : STET
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Hourly : HORAL
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Glossy cotton : SATEEN
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Fine old violins : AMATIS
43
Gives permission : ALLOWS
44
Greek theater : ODEON
45
Weasel's cousin : OTTER
46
Use a strop : HONE
47
Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
48
Alaska, once: Abbr. : TERR
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Loll about : LAZE
50
___ impasse : ATAN
51
One: Prefix : MONO
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Steep, as tea : BREW
53
Knight of TV : TED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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