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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, February 8, 1974

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,945
Across
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Tiff : SPAT
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Prevent, in law : ESTOP
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After-bath item : TALC
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Hideout : LAIR
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Iron: Prefix : FERRI
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Miss Seton : ANYA
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River under the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
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Instrument : FRENCHHORN
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Instruments : TRUMPETS
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Queeg's ship : CAINE
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O.T.B. business : BETS
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"___ and Peasant" : POET
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Instrument : DULCIMER
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Instrument : PIANO
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Follower of Falstaff, et al. : PETOS
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Big-Band ___ : ERA
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Will-___-wisp : OTHE
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Comic singers: Sp. : BUFOS
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Ukulele island : MAUI
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Aries : RAM
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Copland : AARON
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Instruments : HARPS
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Instrument : TRIANGLE
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Woolly : LANATE
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Capsizes, with "over" : TIPS
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Forte, in music : LOUD
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Violin : AMATI
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Instruments : BASSOONS
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Instrument : SOUSAPHONE
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Island feast : LUAU
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Diesel ___ : UNIT
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Sea duck : EIDER
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"When the frost ___ the punkin" : ISON
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Embryos : SEEDS
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Box-spring support : SLAT
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Young salmon : PARR
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Northern Japanese : AINU
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Instrument : TROMBONE
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Outworn : EFFETE
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Spanish muralist and family : SERTS
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Very, to Ravel : TRES
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Cockney instrument : ORN
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Instruments : PICCOLOS
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Papeete's island : TAHITI
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Nameless: Abbr. : ANON
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Instrument : LYRE
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Steel-band instrument : CAN
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Between hics and hocs : HAECS
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Gourd fruit : PEPO
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Don : PUTON
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On the larboard side : APORT
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Instrument : SITAR
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Goliath's brother : LAHMI
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Creator of Crusoe : DEFOE
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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Blow up : ERUPT
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Support partner's suit : RAISE
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Inverted stitches : PURLS
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Instruments : BAGPIPES
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Instrument : MANDOLIN
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Miss Bryant : ANITA
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Home, to Bach : HAUS
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"___ of Honey" : ATASTE
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Low cards, usually : LOSERS
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Divided into paths : LANED
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Super : AONE
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Alaskan glacier : MUIR
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Foreshadow : BODE
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English river : OUSE
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Greek temple : NAOS
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Enjoys a bright day : SUNS
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Aggregate : SUM
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Hurry : HIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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