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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
1. Tiff : SPAT
5. Prevent, in law : ESTOP
10. After-bath item : TALC
14. Hideout : LAIR
15. Iron: Prefix : FERRI
16. Miss Seton : ANYA
17. River under the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
18. Instrument : FRENCHHORN
20. Instruments : TRUMPETS
22. Queeg's ship : CAINE
23. O.T.B. business : BETS
24. "___ and Peasant" : POET
25. Slanting : ASLOPE
28. Instrument : DULCIMER
32. Instrument : PIANO
33. Follower of Falstaff, et al. : PETOS
34. Big-Band ___ : ERA
35. Will-___-wisp : OTHE
36. Comic singers: Sp. : BUFOS
37. Ukulele island : MAUI
38. Aries : RAM
39. Copland : AARON
40. Instruments : HARPS
41. Instrument : TRIANGLE
43. Woolly : LANATE
44. Capsizes, with "over" : TIPS
45. Forte, in music : LOUD
46. Violin : AMATI
48. Instruments : BASSOONS
52. Instrument : SOUSAPHONE
54. Island feast : LUAU
55. Diesel ___ : UNIT
56. Sea duck : EIDER
57. "When the frost ___ the punkin" : ISON
58. Nothing more than : MERE
59. Embryos : SEEDS
60. Loch ___ : NESS
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1. Box-spring support : SLAT
2. Young salmon : PARR
3. Northern Japanese : AINU
4. Instrument : TROMBONE
5. Outworn : EFFETE
6. Spanish muralist and family : SERTS
7. Very, to Ravel : TRES
8. Cockney instrument : ORN
9. Instruments : PICCOLOS
10. Papeete's island : TAHITI
11. Nameless: Abbr. : ANON
12. Instrument : LYRE
13. Steel-band instrument : CAN
19. Between hics and hocs : HAECS
21. Gourd fruit : PEPO
24. Don : PUTON
25. On the larboard side : APORT
26. Instrument : SITAR
27. Goliath's brother : LAHMI
28. Creator of Crusoe : DEFOE
29. Stiller's partner : MEARA
30. Blow up : ERUPT
31. Support partner's suit : RAISE
33. Inverted stitches : PURLS
36. Instruments : BAGPIPES
37. Instrument : MANDOLIN
39. Miss Bryant : ANITA
40. Home, to Bach : HAUS
42. "___ of Honey" : ATASTE
43. Low cards, usually : LOSERS
45. Divided into paths : LANED
46. Super : AONE
47. Alaskan glacier : MUIR
48. Foreshadow : BODE
49. English river : OUSE
50. Greek temple : NAOS
51. Enjoys a bright day : SUNS
52. Aggregate : SUM
53. 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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