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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

RHYME SCHEME

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 1979

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,708
Across
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Highlander : SCOT
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Masterson : BAT
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Common contraction : ISNT
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State without proof : ALLEGE
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" . . . God ___ joined together" : HATH
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Talk-show hostess : SHORE
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Not so taut : LOOSER
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Wings for Amor : ALAE
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Neptune's domain : SEA
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Quicker : MOVINGFASTER
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Munich Mr. : HERR
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Tbilisi's river : KURA
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Harpsichordist Landowska : WANDA
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Georgia ___ Clark : NEESE
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Sticker : BUMPERACCESSORY
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___ pearl : SEED
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Son of Ramses I : SETI
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Corn unit : EAR
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Bouillon ingredient : BEEF
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Study: Suffix : ICS
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Jeanne d'___ : ARC
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Trick, in Toledo : TRETA
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Chaplinesque figures : TRAMPS
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Alone : SOLELY
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Slicker : KINDOFRAINCOAT
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Type of tent : OXYGEN
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Suffix for Paul or Bernard : INE
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Russian stream : URAL
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Spectral : EERIE
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City in Cebu : NAGA
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St. Paul's writings: Abbr. : EPS
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Sproutings : GROWTHS
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Shade tree : ELM
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Fainéants : IDLERS
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Pricker : PIN
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Irate : HEATED
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Badger : NAG
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Issue : EDITION
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Author Stone, to friends : IRV
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Puts fringes on : EDGES
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Electrical units : OHMS
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Would-be flower : BUD
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More balanced : EVENER
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Ticker : WALLSTREETTAPE
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Bird's breathing aid : AIRSAC
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"I'll take ___ road" : THELOW
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Convex, as a molding : TORIC
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Trafalgar and Times: Abbr. : SQS
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Ordinal ending : ETH
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___ the finish : INAT
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Mouths : ORA
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Calendar abbr. : TUES
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Galsworthy's "___ of Devon" : AMAN
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Flicker : SHINEUNSTEADILY
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Lieder : SONGS
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"___ of Roses," Inge play : ALOSS
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Can.'s Yukon, for one : TERR
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Disfigure : MAIM
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Picker : COTTONWORKER
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Healer at Valhalla : EIR
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N.K.V.D. predecessor : OGPU
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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Quondam rulers : TSARS
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Caucho : ULE
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Yuletide : NOEL
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Flag : PENNON
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Once, once : ERST
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Mud or clay: Comb. form : PEL
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Pahlevi : SHAH
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Dickens's Plummer : CALEB
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Hokkaido city : OTARU
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Units of heat : THERMS
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Wicker : BASKETRYNEED
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Lacking nervous energy : ANEURIC
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Coronet : TIARA
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Doctrine : ISM
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Sprayed : SHOWERED
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Stars that blaze and fade : NOVAS
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Triplets : TRINS
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Landon : ALF
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Bank deal : LOAN
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Is humiliated : LOSESFACE
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Honkers : GEESE
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Made a gaffe : ERRED
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Togs : GARB
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Vinegary mixture : ACETIN
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Artist Rembrandt : PEALE
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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Himalayan apparition : YETI
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Borgnine : ERNEST
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"The bird ___ the Wing" : ISON
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Hip joint : COXA
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Snicker : SLYGIGGLE
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Round robin: Abbr. : TOURN
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Hairdo : AFRO
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Thicker : MOREDENSE
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Sandbox sight : PAIL
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Goblet part : STEM
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Mild oath : EGAD
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"___ Boys Goodbye" : KISSTHE
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Untanned pelt : RAWHIDE
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Do a tailoring job : ALTER
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Previous : PRIOR
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Game for two : GIN
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Bicker : HAVEAQUARREL
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Unit of instruction : LESSON
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Position, in Pisa : POSTO
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Hungarian city : EGER
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Salamander : NEWT
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___ Isaacs Menken of stage fame : ADAH
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"___ a Californian . . . ": Frost : IMET
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Without a chaser : NEAT
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Ogee, e.g. : ARCH
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"Mood Indigo" co-composer : ELLINGTON
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Ayr child : BAIRN
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Directed skyward : UPCAST
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Held firmly : VISED
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"___ brillig . . . " : TWAS
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Knickers : TROUSERS
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Aseptic : STERILE
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Spring phenomenon : THAW
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Signoret : SIMONE
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Musical org. : ASCAP
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English sculptor : MOORE
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She wrote "The Promised Land" : ANTIN
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Seine sight : ILOT
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Vikings : NORSE
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Ridge, in geology: Var. : ESKAR
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Start a golf game : TEEUP
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Nigerian capital : LAGOS
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Cries of pain : YIPES
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Kicker : MULE
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___ sequitur : NON
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Q–U connection : RST

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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