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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

PLAINT SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 1979

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,806
Across Down
1. Cut short : ABORT
6. Landed : ALIT
10. Qualified : ABLE
14. Mother of Perseus : DANAE
19. Prince de ___ : CONDE
20. Inside stuff : PITH
21. Crucifix : ROOD
22. Typewriter type : ELITE
23. Motorist's lament : IWASNTSPEEDINGOFFICER
27. Claudius's 502 : DII
28. "___ my Annie . . . " : SHES
29. Soft, in music : PIANO
30. Branch of baseball : RICKEY
31. Jones's conquest : SERAPIS
33. Up-tight : TENSE
34. Meadowlands event : PACE
35. Tiriac of tennis : ION
36. Six, on a die : SICE
37. Ominous : SINISTER
41. Dangerfield's lament : IDONTGETNORESPECT
47. Shakespearean title word : ADO
48. Orgs. : SOCS
49. Sees the cashier : PAYS
50. Amalgamate : UNITE
51. Seed covering : ARIL
52. Mercer or Koehler : LYRICIST
55. Guitar ridges : FRETS
56. Elliptical : OVATE
57. Nog : ALE
58. Mine, in Monaco : AMOI
59. Memorable "Bugs" : BAER
60. Court coup : ACE
61. Tardy one's lament : MYALARMCLOCKDIDNTRING
69. Gorilla : APE
70. Kind of code : AREA
71. O'Neill heroine : NINA
72. Father of Abner : NER
73. Novel start : PARTI
76. Besom material : TWIGS
78. Cephalalgia : HEADACHE
80. Cyma recta : OGEE
81. Duvalier's land : HAITI
82. Braid : PLAT
84. Bell the cat : DARE
85. Hematite, e.g. : ORE
86. Phony dieter's lament : IONLYATEONEPEANUT
90. Musical minim : HALFNOTE
92. Mouthward : ORAD
93. Auberge : INN
94. Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
95. Dickens's Mr. Drood : EDWIN
97. Word with wood : ALCOHOL
101. Pulitzer play of 1953 : PICNIC
104. Perfume source : ORRIS
105. Chemical compound : ENOL
106. Spanish bear : OSO
107. Closet cleaner's lament : IDONTHAVEATHINGTOWEAR
111. Martinique volcano : PELEE
112. Call's partner : BECK
113. Christie's "___ Under the Sun" : EVIL
114. Koussevitzky : SERGE
115. Yule paste-ons : SEALS
116. Start the pot : ANTE
117. Miami's county : DADE
118. German iron : EISEN
1. Alkalis' opposites : ACIDS
2. Knife name : BOWIE
3. Walk ___ (be elated) : ONAIR
4. Map abbrs. : RDS
5. Fin's double : TENSPOT
6. Altar sites : APSES
7. Pitchers' features : LIPS
8. Native: Suffix : ITE
9. "West of ___," Grey novel : THEPECOS
10. Former president of Panama : ARIAS
11. ___ bouche (delicacy) : BONNE
12. Ad design : LOGO
13. Tokyo, once : EDO
14. Shortage : DEFICIT
15. "___ Restaurant" : ALICES
16. One of the Carters : NICK
17. Fit to ___ : ATEE
18. Hair-raising : EERY
24. "The play's the ___ . . . " : THING
25. Teamster's oasis : DINER
26. Pen name of Jacques Thibault : FRANCE
32. Thus: Fr. : AINSI
33. Microscopic : TINY
34. Mondrian namesakes : PIETS
36. Airwaves nuisance : STATIC
37. Barbecue need : SPIT
38. Scarlett's home : TARA
39. Blue-pencil : EDIT
40. Actor's quest : ROLE
41. Muezzin's faith : ISLAM
42. ___ Carte : DOYLY
43. Stem covering : OCREA
44. British spa : EPSOM
45. Archimedes' cry : EUREKA
46. Bergen dummy : SNERD
51. Declare : AVER
53. S.A. vine : CAAPI
54. Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
55. Eve's triad : FACES
56. Group of eight : OCTAD
59. Lucrezia or Cesare : BORGIA
60. Grandma Moses : ANNA
62. Word for Apley : LATE
63. Nonclerics : LAITY
64. Under control : INHAND
65. Brigitte's regimen : DIETE
66. Pizarro victim : INCAN
67. Indira's father : NEHRU
68. Say hello : GREET
73. Milne bear : POOH
74. Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
75. Virginia ___ : REEL
76. Allegro non ___ : TANTO
77. Trick : WILE
79. Hersey town : ADANO
81. Bathtub gin : HOOTCH
82. Became extinct : PERISHED
83. Bank deal : LOAN
86. Fires up : INCITES
87. Namely : TOWIT
88. Sky chief : PILOT
89. Fence in : ENCLOSE
91. Salad herb : FENNEL
95. Upright : ERECT
96. Golden Hind captain : DRAKE
97. Point of view : ANGLE
98. Field hands : HOERS
99. Kind of orange : OSAGE
100. Oscar winner: 1961 : LOREN
101. Knight's colleagues : PIPS
102. ___ fixe : IDEE
103. Tonic extract : COLA
104. Calcar : OVEN
105. Bagnold : ENID
108. Bedouin robe : ABA
109. Yellow bugle : IVA
110. Chinese dynasty or river : WEI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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