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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 1977

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,132
Across
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Guys' partners : GALS
5
Flowers, for short : GLADS
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Vessel for amontillado : CASK
14
"___ plenty of . . . " : IGOT
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Draft status : ONEA
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Comforter of a sort : SECURITYBLANKET
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Spears for Neptune : TRIDENTS
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Break free : ESCAPE
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Hippie dwellings : PADS
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Drug acronym : ACTH
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Execrates : ABHORS
27
Soprano Hunter of the Met : RITA
28
Basic principle : ABC
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Seismologist's concern : QUAKE
32
Spanish surrealist : MIRO
33
Obi accessory : INRO
34
C.I.A., for one : UNDERCOVERGROUP
37
Abdominal acidity : ACOR
38
Done with : OVER
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Speechify : ORATE
40
"Dombey and ___" : SON
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Struck, in days of yore : SMIT
42
Spring blooms : IRISES
43
Film extra, for short : SUPE
44
Basic quantity : UNIT
45
Two-timer's liaison : AFFAIR
48
Arouse approval in : APPEALTO
52
Kinds of bees : QUILTINGPARTIES
54
Open knots : UNDO
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More inflamed : SORER
56
Mayan and Mundane : ERAS
57
Take ___ the lam (flee) : ITON
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William ___ Gladstone : EWART
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Between Walter and Mare : DELA
Down
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The heart of the matter : GIST
2
Antiquing device : AGER
3
Places : LOCI
4
Card game : STUDPOKER
5
Uses a millstone : GRINDS
6
Riga natives : LETTS
7
Khan et al. : ALYS
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Junior Leaguer : DEB
9
Part of a radio set : SELECTOR
10
Relative of a whelk : CONCH
11
Singer Paul : ANKA
12
Trickle through : SEEP
13
Higham's book on Hepburn : KATE
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Skittish steed : REARER
19
Dog star : ASTA
23
Frame for drying clothes : AIRER
24
Greenish blues : AQUAS
25
Con man's game : BUNCO
26
Wore : HADON
27
Metal bolt : RIVET
28
Celebes oxen : ANOAS
29
Beastly one : BRUTE
30
Handles successfully : COPES
32
Bergman product : MOVIE
33
Nettled : IRRITATED
35
Include or contain : COMPRISE
36
More gruesome : GORIER
41
Deuce to ace : SUIT
42
To a certain extent : INPART
43
Drawing room : SALON
44
Kind of cut or crust : UPPER
45
Here, in Honduras : AQUI
46
"Candid" cameraman : FUNT
47
Rover's colleague : FIDO
48
Taj Mahal city : AGRA
49
Cambio money : LIRE
50
River duck : TEAL
51
Pelion's legendary supporter : OSSA
53
At present : NOW

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

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