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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
Across
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Bouquet greenery : FERN
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Fossil : RELIC
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African nation : MALI
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Melville title : OMOO
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Clio's sister : ERATO
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Sky sightings : UFOS
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Red : RUSSIANPOLITICO
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Perfumes : ESSENCES
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Actress Smith : ALEXIS
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Curtails : CUTS
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Miss Bagnold : ENID
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Oral declarations : PAROLS
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Antique adjective : OLDE
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Single thickness : PLY
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Man from Muscat : OMANI
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Church area : APSE
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Wild plum : SLOE
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White : SILENTSTARPEARL
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Annexes : ELLS
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Garden implements : HOES
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Ready : ONTAP
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Turkish title : DEY
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Patch up : MEND
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Rock-star John and namesakes : ELTONS
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Clamp : VISE
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Gone: Fr. : ALLE
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Drake's conquest : ARMADA
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Estrange : ALIENATE
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Blue : FEELINGDEJECTED
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Con : ANTI
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Indian millet : DURRA
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Scraped by, with "out" : EKED
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Kind of hog or map : ROAD
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Chest: Prefix : STETH
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Actress Thompson : SADA
Down
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Golf cry : FORE
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Cassowary's cousins : EMUS
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Betsy or Barney : ROSS
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Rocket heads : NOSECONES
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Answers a stimulus : REACTS
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Track circuits : LAPS
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Japanese statesman : ITO
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Sieve : COLANDER
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Subdued : MUTED
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In ___ (up a tree) : AFIX
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Fixed points : LOCI
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Prefixes for bar and metric : ISOS
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Plant starch : INULIN
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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"Lohengrin" lady et al. : ELSAS
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Not candid : POSED
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"A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
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Campaign meet : RALLY
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Chose : OPTED
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"Republic" author : PLATO
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Navigation aid : LORAN
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Barks : YELPS
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In unison : ASONE
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Sets the penalty : SENTENCES
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"Footprints on ___ of time" : THESANDS
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Gallup subject : POLLEE
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Noon, in Caen : MIDI
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Mendelssohn oratorio : ELIJAH
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Tried and true : VALID
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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___ cry (dissimilar) : AFAR
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City in the West : RENO
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"I ___ man with . . . " : META
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Chad village : ADRE
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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Started like Snead : TEED
51
Icelandic epic : EDDA
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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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