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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 1978

9-Down : Author James

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
1
Croatian native : SLAV
5
Alongside, at sea : ABEAM
10
Hat feature : BRIM
14
Cougar : PUMA
15
Wrists : CARPI
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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N.C. campus : ELON
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James ___ : EARLCARTER
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Comedian Jimmy and family : DURANTES
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Fong and Grant : HIRAMS
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___ up (sick in bed) : LAID
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Arnaz : DESI
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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
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James ___ Flagg, illustrator : MONTGOMERY
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Theater section : LOGE
56
"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
57
Kayak : CANOE
58
Deadlocked : EVEN
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Lorna Doone's love : RIDD
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Discerns : KNOWS
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Oboe, for one : REED
Down
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Burned up the road : SPED
2
Miss Bett : LULU
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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
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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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