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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
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Set boundaries : LIMIT
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Part of h.c.l. : COST
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Kind of cracker : SAFE
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Diamond's "___ Believer" : IMA
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Head garland : ANADEM
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Leister : SPEAR
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Type of trial : OYER
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Painter Ernst : MAX
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Junkmen : BRUISEDCARDEALERS
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Gird up : ARM
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But, to Caesar : SED
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March division : TRIO
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"___ Theme . . . ": 1966 : LARAS
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Camembert's cousin : BRIE
30
Plumber : LAVATORYTECHNICIAN
35
Costa ___ : RICA
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Semisweet liqueur : EAU
39
"___ Sympathy" : TEAAND
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Unscrupulous realty agent : BLOCKMARKETEER
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Mother Hubbard : DRESS
49
"Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
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___ sequitur : NON
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Ennis and Crandall : DELS
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Undercover org. : CIA
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Out, in Edam : UIT
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___ volatile : SAL
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Chooses : OPTS
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Piedmontese citizen : TORINESE
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Demotic : POPULAR
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Alcohollike compound : THIOL
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Huguenot center : NERAC
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Absalom, to David : SON
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Florist : PETALPUSHER
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Printer's bodkin : AWL
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What ecdysiasts do : STRIP
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Neural networks : RETIA
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Meets the challenge : RISESTO
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Cape Cod abodes : COTTAGES
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Churchmen: Abbr. : BPS
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Blind feature : SLAT
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Before sigma : RHO
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Color or city : HUE
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Free (of) : RID
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Kind of school : PREP
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"One Day ___ Time" : ATA
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Chiang ___-shek : KAI
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Get in shape : TRAIN
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Barbers : HAIRAIDWARDENS
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Souk : BAZAAR
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Cytoplasm substance, for short : RNA
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Impulse : URGE
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Butchers : MERCHANTSOFVENISON
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W.W. II entente : AXIS
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Pick pockets : STEAL
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Cretan peak : IDA
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Nabors : JIM
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Art dealer : BEAREROFGOODNUDES
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Word for Adenauer : ALTE
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Ventilate thoroughly : AIROUT
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Cherry or tomato : RED
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Jubilation : GLEE
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Have in tow : DRAG
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Nobelist Lagerlöf : SELMA
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Chem. milieus : LABS
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Anent : INRE
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Tennyson heroine : MAUD
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Mar. 15, in Milano : IDI
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Seed covering : TESTA
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Math is his forte : CPA
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" . . . slowly ___ the lea" : OER
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In a mournful way : SADLY
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Foot the bill : TREAT
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Soothing one : SOLACER
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Mohammed's favorite wife : AYESHA
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Chemin de ___ : FER
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Forage plant : ERS
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Japanese porcelain ware : IMARI
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"West Side Story" song : MARIA
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Choppers : AXMEN
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Griffin : MERV
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Sea duck : SCOTER
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Through: Prefix : DIA
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High ridges : ARETES
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Alphabetic quartet : BCDE
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Resinous substance : LAC
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Adult acorn : OAK
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Wheel, in Avila : RUEDA
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Zenith's opposite : NADIR
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"In thunder, lightning, or ___?": Shak. : INRAIN
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Scorecard letters : RBIS
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Bergman role in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Miner : COALPORTER
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Rounded ornament : KNOP
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Clearance : MOPUP
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Like a dik-dik or kudu : ANTLERED
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Teacher's homework item : TESTPAPER
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Root : ELIHU
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Lawyer : SUERWORKER
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Fiber for cordage : SISAL
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Side dish : COLESLAW
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Appeases hunger : SATES
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"No man is a hero ___ valet" : TOHIS
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Without a chaser : NEAT
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"Step ___!" : ONIT
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Bandicoot : RAT
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Dayan's land: Abbr. : ISR
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Dark ale : STOUT
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Books of records : LIBRI
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Gaucho's item : REATA
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Place for a P.T.A. : SCH
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Outcast : PARIAH
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Pentacle : STAR
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Tokyo's Broadway : GINZA
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Camilla of films : SPARV
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___ fire (pend) : HANG
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Beauvais's department : OISE
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Zoroastrian : PARSEE
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Basics : ABCS
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Hallstand : HATTREE
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Serpent follower : INE
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Marat's colleague : DANTON
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Press for payment : DUN
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Having a handle : ANSATE
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Hoople or Barbara : MAJOR
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Prospero, e.g. : EXILE
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Covered with frost : RIMED
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Worked in a regatta : OARED
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Kind of board or walker : FLOOR
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Bird life : ORNIS
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Teraph : IDOL
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"Te ___" : DEUM
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Canine of flicks : ASTA
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Shopper's need : BAG
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Right angle : ELL
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Former rural-credit org. : FSA
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Captain's boat : GIG
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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