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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

NOT SO SYMBOL AS π

New York Times, Sunday, May 22, 1977

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 698 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,144
Across
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Doilies : MATS
5
Coffee grind : DRIP
9
River arm: Abbr. : TRIB
13
Info org. : CIA
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Partly open : AJAR
20
Chem. suffix : ONIC
21
Prynne's stigma : REDA
22
Moslem pilgrim : HAJI
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M.D.'s aides : RNS
24
Tijuana treat : TACO
25
See image : SEPARATECHECKS
28
Magnetizes : ATTRACTS
30
See image : TWODEGREESBELOWZERO
32
West or Largo : KEY
33
Solon : SAGE
34
Ragout : STEW
35
Pernicious : NOISOME
37
Avuncular name : SAM
40
Honey drink : MEAD
42
Cuff : SLAP
44
After taxes : NET
45
Soprano Anna : MOFFO
49
Nursery need : CRIB
51
June 6, 1944 : DDAY
53
Rhone city : LYON
55
Voracious : RAVENOUS
57
In a muddle : ATSEA
59
Fan's shout : RAH
61
Assn. : SOC
63
Far: Prefix : TEL
64
Naval monogram : USS
65
See image : RESTSBETWEENHALVES
71
Dipper milieu : URSA
72
Distaff Kennedy : ETHEL
73
Play the siren : LURE
74
Peking idol : MAO
75
Legal wrong : TORT
77
Reject : DISALLOW
80
Ready for picking : RIPE
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Doff headgear : UNHAT
87
Rutledge : ANN
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See image : ATTHREEONTHEDOT
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Four times a day: Abbr. : QID
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Suitor : WOOER
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Part of a bray : HEE
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Lay in : STOW
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S.R.O. shows : SELLOUTS
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Soviet press agcy. : TASS
101
Hill dweller : ANT
103
Holly plant : ILEX
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Nobelist Niels : BOHR
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RAC EHT TUP : PUTTHECARINREVERSE
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Yalie : ELI
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Coil of hair : BUN
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Band instrument : SAX
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"Gold Bug" author : POE
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Gourmand : EATER
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Ship ropes : LANYARDS
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Salamander : NEWT
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Siestas : NAPS
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Shea nine : METS
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Incensement : ANGER
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Roof piece : EPI
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Index item : CARD
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Recorder input : TAPE
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Turncoat : RAT
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Conceal : SECRETE
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Thailand : SIAM
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Coty : RENE
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Tennis term : ALL
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See image : SIGNONTHEDOTTEDLINE
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"The ___ on the burning . . . " : BOYSTOOD
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See image : TWOSECONDSFLAT
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Millay : EDNA
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Vane reading : NNE
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Put to flight : ROUT
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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"This one ___ me" : ISON
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Wording : TEXT
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Homily: Abbr. : SER
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Town near Padua : ESTE
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Red quartz : SARD
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Space org. : NASA
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Lion's share : MOST
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Over again : ANEW
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Type, in Taxco : TIPO
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Gobs : SCADS
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Hauled along : DRAGGED
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Kind of tire : RETREAD
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Tempos : PACES
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"For Whom ___ Tolls" : THEBELL
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Indy site : RACEWAY
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Between H and M : IJKL
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Nickel beast : BISON
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Less lucid : CRAZIER
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Not bequeathed : INTESTATE
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Houston player : ASTRO
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One ___ time : ATA
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Tool in a trunk : JACK
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French deed : ACTE
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Ablush : ROSY
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Paper quantity : REAM
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White House monograms : HSTS
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"Desert Fox" : ROMMEL
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Came in first : WON
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Long time : EON
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Wound mark : SCAR
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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America and Liberty 0 : MISSESNOTHING
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Pub missile : DART
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Luxurious : POSH
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After 3d 25¢ : FOURTHQUARTER
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Ado : FUSS
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Bones : OSSA
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Fighting fish : BETTA
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Sailboat : YAWL
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Jerkin : VEST
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Building stones : ASHLARS
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Hour: Fr. : HEURE
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Cymbals' sound : CLASH
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Karate award : BELT
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Biblical port : ELOTH
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Hurons' kin : ERIES
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Of family favoritism : NEPOTIC
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Poll's yield : VOTES
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Keats subject : URN
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Survive : OUTLIVE
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Crow's kin : DAW
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Mythical princess : INO
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Flour source : WHEAT
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___ Gay (A-bomb plane) : ENOLA
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"Doe, ___ . . . " : ADEER
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River isle : AIT
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Grid scores : TDS
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Landlord's take : RENTS
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Saphead : TWERP
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Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
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Nubbin : EAR
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Wee, small hour : ONEAM
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Boot adjunct : SPUR
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Holier ___ thou : THAN
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Noun suffix, in Britain : XION
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Lugosi : BELA
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Endured : UNDERGONE
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Corporation V.I.P. : EXEC
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Orderly : NEAT
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Bristle : SETA
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Formerly : ERST
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Least ornate : BAREST
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Oui : YES
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Poet Stephen : SPENDER
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Complete flop : WASHOUT
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Adriatic port : TRIESTE
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Consort : PARTNER
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Expedited : SPEEDED
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Meiji statesman : ITO
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Miami's county : DADE
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Remnants : ENDS
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Plant shoots : CIONS
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Makes sport of : MOCKS
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Impish : ELFIN
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Second : ABET
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Miner's find : LODE
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Wildcat : LYNX
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Duos : TWOS
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Indian weight : TOLA
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Fräulein's name : ILSA
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Greek temple : NAOS
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Sicilian sizzler : ETNA
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After Fri. : SAT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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