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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

ODD JOBS

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 1980

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,072
Across Down
1. Set boundaries : LIMIT
6. Part of h.c.l. : COST
10. Kind of cracker : SAFE
14. Diamond's "___ Believer" : IMA
17. Head garland : ANADEM
19. Leister : SPEAR
20. Type of trial : OYER
21. Painter Ernst : MAX
22. Junkmen : BRUISEDCARDEALERS
25. Gird up : ARM
26. But, to Caesar : SED
27. March division : TRIO
28. "___ Theme . . . ": 1966 : LARAS
29. Camembert's cousin : BRIE
30. Plumber : LAVATORYTECHNICIAN
35. Costa ___ : RICA
38. Semisweet liqueur : EAU
39. "___ Sympathy" : TEAAND
40. Unscrupulous realty agent : BLOCKMARKETEER
46. Mother Hubbard : DRESS
49. "Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
50. ___ sequitur : NON
51. Ennis and Crandall : DELS
52. Undercover org. : CIA
53. Out, in Edam : UIT
55. ___ volatile : SAL
56. Chooses : OPTS
58. "___ was saying" : ASI
59. Piedmontese citizen : TORINESE
61. Demotic : POPULAR
64. Alcohollike compound : THIOL
66. Huguenot center : NERAC
67. Absalom, to David : SON
68. Florist : PETALPUSHER
71. Printer's bodkin : AWL
72. What ecdysiasts do : STRIP
74. Neural networks : RETIA
75. Meets the challenge : RISESTO
77. Cape Cod abodes : COTTAGES
79. Churchmen: Abbr. : BPS
81. Blind feature : SLAT
82. Before sigma : RHO
85. Color or city : HUE
86. Free (of) : RID
87. Kind of school : PREP
88. "One Day ___ Time" : ATA
89. Chiang ___-shek : KAI
90. Get in shape : TRAIN
92. Barbers : HAIRAIDWARDENS
96. Souk : BAZAAR
98. Cytoplasm substance, for short : RNA
99. Impulse : URGE
100. Butchers : MERCHANTSOFVENISON
108. W.W. II entente : AXIS
109. Pick pockets : STEAL
110. Ski lift : TBAR
111. Cretan peak : IDA
114. Nabors : JIM
115. Art dealer : BEAREROFGOODNUDES
120. Violinist Bull : OLE
121. Word for Adenauer : ALTE
122. Red dye : EOSIN
123. Ventilate thoroughly : AIROUT
124. Cherry or tomato : RED
125. Jubilation : GLEE
126. Have in tow : DRAG
127. Nobelist Lagerlöf : SELMA
1. Chem. milieus : LABS
2. Anent : INRE
3. Tennyson heroine : MAUD
4. Mar. 15, in Milano : IDI
5. Seed covering : TESTA
6. Math is his forte : CPA
7. " . . . slowly ___ the lea" : OER
8. In a mournful way : SADLY
9. Foot the bill : TREAT
10. Soothing one : SOLACER
11. Mohammed's favorite wife : AYESHA
12. Chemin de ___ : FER
13. Forage plant : ERS
14. Japanese porcelain ware : IMARI
15. "West Side Story" song : MARIA
16. Choppers : AXMEN
18. Griffin : MERV
19. Sea duck : SCOTER
23. Through: Prefix : DIA
24. High ridges : ARETES
29. Alphabetic quartet : BCDE
30. Resinous substance : LAC
31. Adult acorn : OAK
32. Wheel, in Avila : RUEDA
33. Zenith's opposite : NADIR
34. "In thunder, lightning, or ___?": Shak. : INRAIN
35. Scorecard letters : RBIS
36. Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
37. Miner : COALPORTER
41. Rounded ornament : KNOP
42. Clearance : MOPUP
43. Like a dik-dik or kudu : ANTLERED
44. Teacher's homework item : TESTPAPER
45. Root : ELIHU
47. Lawyer : SUERWORKER
48. Fiber for cordage : SISAL
52. Side dish : COLESLAW
54. Gumshoe : TEC
57. Appeases hunger : SATES
59. "No man is a hero ___ valet" : TOHIS
60. Without a chaser : NEAT
62. "Step ___!" : ONIT
63. Bandicoot : RAT
65. Dayan's land: Abbr. : ISR
67. Dark ale : STOUT
69. Books of records : LIBRI
70. Gaucho's item : REATA
72. Place for a P.T.A. : SCH
73. Outcast : PARIAH
76. Pentacle : STAR
78. Tokyo's Broadway : GINZA
80. Camilla of films : SPARV
83. ___ fire (pend) : HANG
84. Beauvais's department : OISE
87. Zoroastrian : PARSEE
91. Basics : ABCS
92. Hallstand : HATTREE
93. Serpent follower : INE
94. Marat's colleague : DANTON
95. Press for payment : DUN
97. Having a handle : ANSATE
100. Hoople or Barbara : MAJOR
101. Prospero, e.g. : EXILE
102. Covered with frost : RIMED
103. Worked in a regatta : OARED
104. Kind of board or walker : FLOOR
105. Nigerian native : IBO
106. Actress Thompson : SADA
107. Bird life : ORNIS
111. Teraph : IDOL
112. "Te ___" : DEUM
113. Canine of flicks : ASTA
115. Shopper's need : BAG
116. Right angle : ELL
117. Former rural-credit org. : FSA
118. Captain's boat : GIG
119. Yorkshire river : URE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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