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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, February 6, 1976

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, 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. 9,673

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Across
1. Bouquet greenery : FERN
5. Fossil : RELIC
10. African nation : MALI
14. Melville title : OMOO
15. Clio's sister : ERATO
16. Sky sightings : UFOS
17. Red : RUSSIANPOLITICO
20. Perfumes : ESSENCES
21. Actress Smith : ALEXIS
22. Curtails : CUTS
23. Miss Bagnold : ENID
24. Oral declarations : PAROLS
27. Antique adjective : OLDE
28. Single thickness : PLY
31. Man from Muscat : OMANI
32. Church area : APSE
33. Wild plum : SLOE
34. White : SILENTSTARPEARL
37. Annexes : ELLS
38. Garden implements : HOES
39. Ready : ONTAP
40. Turkish title : DEY
41. Patch up : MEND
42. Rock-star John and namesakes : ELTONS
43. Clamp : VISE
44. Gone: Fr. : ALLE
45. Drake's conquest : ARMADA
48. Estrange : ALIENATE
52. Blue : FEELINGDEJECTED
54. Con : ANTI
55. Indian millet : DURRA
56. Scraped by, with "out" : EKED
57. Kind of hog or map : ROAD
58. Chest: Prefix : STETH
59. Actress Thompson : SADA
Down
1. Golf cry : FORE
2. Cassowary's cousins : EMUS
3. Betsy or Barney : ROSS
4. Rocket heads : NOSECONES
5. Answers a stimulus : REACTS
6. Sea eagles : ERNES
7. Track circuits : LAPS
8. Japanese statesman : ITO
9. Sieve : COLANDER
10. Subdued : MUTED
11. In ___ (up a tree) : AFIX
12. Fixed points : LOCI
13. Prefixes for bar and metric : ISOS
18. Plant starch : INULIN
19. Netman Nastase : ILIE
23. "Lohengrin" lady et al. : ELSAS
24. Not candid : POSED
25. "A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
26. Campaign meet : RALLY
27. Chose : OPTED
28. "Republic" author : PLATO
29. Navigation aid : LORAN
30. Barks : YELPS
32. In unison : ASONE
33. Sets the penalty : SENTENCES
35. "Footprints on ___ of time" : THESANDS
36. Gallup subject : POLLEE
41. Noon, in Caen : MIDI
42. Mendelssohn oratorio : ELIJAH
43. Tried and true : VALID
44. On the qui vive : ALERT
45. ___ cry (dissimilar) : AFAR
46. City in the West : RENO
47. "I ___ man with . . . " : META
48. Chad village : ADRE
49. Aleutian island : ATKA
50. Started like Snead : TEED
51. Icelandic epic : EDDA
53. Tennis-racquet material : GUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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