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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, May 14, 1976

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,771
Across Down
1. "I never ___ purple cow" : SAWA
5. Verbal rubbish : BILGE
10. Tattle : TELL
14. Sevareid : ERIC
15. Eye parts : UVEAS
16. "Essays of ___" : ELIA
17. Tom : MASCULINETURKEY
20. Encroached : IMPINGED
21. Storks' relatives : HERONS
22. Slave Scott : DRED
23. Fountain order : COLA
24. Go ___ (deteriorate) : TOSEED
27. Russell or Powell : JANE
28. Time initials : CST
31. " . . . live as cheaply ___" : ASONE
32. Indira's robe : SARI
33. Top-notch : AONE
34. Dick : SCOTLANDYARDMAN
37. Does work on a doily : TATS
38. Bishoprics : SEES
39. Dispossess : EVICT
40. After mock or crock : ERY
41. Boer town : STAD
42. Atelier garb : SMOCKS
43. Copied : APED
44. Senate faction : BLOC
45. Better ventilated : AIRIER
48. Tolerable : BEARABLE
52. Harry : CAUSEIRRITATION
54. Actor Jannings : EMIL
55. Ladd film : SHANE
56. Miss Bagnold : ENID
57. Borge, for one : DANE
58. King and Hong : KONGS
59. Cub Scout units : DENS
1. Half: Prefix : SEMI
2. Thomas Hood hero : ARAM
3. Fragment : WISP
4. Highway statistics : ACCIDENTS
5. Protruded : BULGED
6. Covered with vines : IVIED
7. ___ a hand : LEND
8. Proceed, Scottish style : GAE
9. Neighbor of Latvia: Var. : ESTHONIA
10. Earth, to Caesar : TERRA
11. Nevada city : ELKO
12. Mortgage : LIEN
13. Minstrel poems : LAYS
18. Let out, as fishline : UNREEL
19. Congo river : UELE
23. Grant et al. : CARYS
24. Discernment : TASTE
25. Hollywood plum : OSCAR
26. Begrimed : SOOTY
27. Blasé : JADED
28. Kind of strip : COMIC
29. Tidbit : SNACK
30. Khayyám products : TENTS
32. Golf V.I.P. : SNEAD
33. Supported : ADVOCATED
35. Reference symbol : ASTERISK
36. Shark passenger : REMORA
41. Graf ___ : SPEE
42. Election lists : SLATES
43. Bride's milieu : AISLE
44. Human or time : BEING
45. Executed a tennis coup : ACED
46. "___ Camera" : IAMA
47. Partner of wrack : RUIN
48. Grain husk : BRAN
49. Spiral stem : BINE
50. Meat cut : LOIN
51. Pass catchers : ENDS
53. After pi : RHO

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

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