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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 1978

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,498
Across Down
1. Croatian native : SLAV
5. Alongside, at sea : ABEAM
10. Hat feature : BRIM
14. Cougar : PUMA
15. Wrists : CARPI
16. Verdi heroine : AIDA
17. N.C. campus : ELON
18. James ___ : EARLCARTER
20. Comedian Jimmy and family : DURANTES
22. Fong and Grant : HIRAMS
23. ___ up (sick in bed) : LAID
24. Arnaz : DESI
25. Italian chef's standby : GARLIC
28. Netman Jimmy : CONNORS
31. Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
32. Gay ___ : PAREE
33. Before theta : ETA
35. Cinema idol James: 1931–55 : DEAN
36. Less furnished : BARER
37. Opponent of James II : WHIG
38. ___ Diego : SAN
39. Makes a stab at : TRIES
40. Fine-grained rock : SHALE
41. James (or Jimmy) from Pa. : STEWART
43. Stated a judgment : OPINED
44. Lasses' counterparts : LADS
45. W.W. II alliance : AXIS
46. "When I was ___-twenty" : ONEAND
49. ___ James Simpson : ORENTHAL
53. James ___ Flagg, illustrator : MONTGOMERY
55. Theater section : LOGE
56. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
57. Kayak : CANOE
58. Deadlocked : EVEN
59. Lorna Doone's love : RIDD
60. Discerns : KNOWS
61. Oboe, for one : REED
1. Burned up the road : SPED
2. Miss Bett : LULU
3. Cupid : AMOR
4. Space scientist James : VANALLEN
5. Vinegary : ACETIC
6. Made a sheepish sound : BAAED
7. Bobbles : ERRS
8. Calendar abbr. : APL
9. Author James : MICHENER
10. City area, Spanish style : BARRIO
11. Moreno of movies : RITA
12. The same : IDEM
13. Viking II's target : MARS
19. Scene of Allies' final victory in 1918 : AISNE
21. Brad or spad : NAIL
24. Works of a 19th-century French painter : DORES
25. Goes on the town : GADS
26. Zones : AREAS
27. Giggly : RIANT
28. Proofreader's mark : CARET
29. Actress Ada : REHAN
30. Steps over a fence : STILE
32. Matches up : PAIRS
34. Mellowed : AGED
36. Boxer James J. : BRADDOCK
37. Artist James : WHISTLER
39. Nasal sound : TWANG
40. Make a web : SPIN
42. Feeling happy : ELATED
43. Certain daisies : OXEYES
45. Quiver item : ARROW
46. Sharif : OMAR
47. ___ me tangere : NOLI
48. Bagnold : ENID
49. Wine: Prefix : OENO
50. ___ to (stopped the ship) : HOVE
51. Author James: 1909–55 : AGEE
52. Give to a borrower : LEND
54. Irish Sea isle : MAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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