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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
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Cut short : ABORT
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Landed : ALIT
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Qualified : ABLE
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Mother of Perseus : DANAE
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Prince de ___ : CONDE
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Inside stuff : PITH
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Typewriter type : ELITE
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Motorist's lament : IWASNTSPEEDINGOFFICER
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Claudius's 502 : DII
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"___ my Annie . . . " : SHES
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Soft, in music : PIANO
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Branch of baseball : RICKEY
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Jones's conquest : SERAPIS
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Up-tight : TENSE
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Meadowlands event : PACE
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Tiriac of tennis : ION
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Six, on a die : SICE
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Ominous : SINISTER
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Dangerfield's lament : IDONTGETNORESPECT
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Shakespearean title word : ADO
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Orgs. : SOCS
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Sees the cashier : PAYS
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Amalgamate : UNITE
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Mercer or Koehler : LYRICIST
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Guitar ridges : FRETS
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Elliptical : OVATE
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Nog : ALE
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Mine, in Monaco : AMOI
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Memorable "Bugs" : BAER
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Court coup : ACE
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Tardy one's lament : MYALARMCLOCKDIDNTRING
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Gorilla : APE
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Kind of code : AREA
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O'Neill heroine : NINA
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Father of Abner : NER
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Novel start : PARTI
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Besom material : TWIGS
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Cephalalgia : HEADACHE
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Cyma recta : OGEE
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Duvalier's land : HAITI
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Braid : PLAT
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Hematite, e.g. : ORE
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Phony dieter's lament : IONLYATEONEPEANUT
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Musical minim : HALFNOTE
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Auberge : INN
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Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
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Dickens's Mr. Drood : EDWIN
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Word with wood : ALCOHOL
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Pulitzer play of 1953 : PICNIC
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Perfume source : ORRIS
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Closet cleaner's lament : IDONTHAVEATHINGTOWEAR
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Martinique volcano : PELEE
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Call's partner : BECK
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Christie's "___ Under the Sun" : EVIL
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Koussevitzky : SERGE
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Yule paste-ons : SEALS
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Start the pot : ANTE
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Miami's county : DADE
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German iron : EISEN
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Alkalis' opposites : ACIDS
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Knife name : BOWIE
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Walk ___ (be elated) : ONAIR
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Map abbrs. : RDS
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Fin's double : TENSPOT
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Altar sites : APSES
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Pitchers' features : LIPS
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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"West of ___," Grey novel : THEPECOS
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Former president of Panama : ARIAS
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___ bouche (delicacy) : BONNE
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Ad design : LOGO
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Shortage : DEFICIT
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"___ Restaurant" : ALICES
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One of the Carters : NICK
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Hair-raising : EERY
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"The play's the ___ . . . " : THING
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Teamster's oasis : DINER
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Pen name of Jacques Thibault : FRANCE
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Thus: Fr. : AINSI
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Microscopic : TINY
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Mondrian namesakes : PIETS
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Airwaves nuisance : STATIC
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Barbecue need : SPIT
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Scarlett's home : TARA
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Actor's quest : ROLE
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Muezzin's faith : ISLAM
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___ Carte : DOYLY
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Stem covering : OCREA
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British spa : EPSOM
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Archimedes' cry : EUREKA
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Bergen dummy : SNERD
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Declare : AVER
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S.A. vine : CAAPI
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Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
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Eve's triad : FACES
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Group of eight : OCTAD
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Lucrezia or Cesare : BORGIA
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Grandma Moses : ANNA
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Word for Apley : LATE
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Nonclerics : LAITY
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Under control : INHAND
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Brigitte's regimen : DIETE
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Pizarro victim : INCAN
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Indira's father : NEHRU
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Say hello : GREET
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Milne bear : POOH
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Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
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Virginia ___ : REEL
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Allegro non ___ : TANTO
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Trick : WILE
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Hersey town : ADANO
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Bathtub gin : HOOTCH
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Became extinct : PERISHED
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Bank deal : LOAN
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Fires up : INCITES
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Namely : TOWIT
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Sky chief : PILOT
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Fence in : ENCLOSE
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Salad herb : FENNEL
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Upright : ERECT
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Golden Hind captain : DRAKE
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Point of view : ANGLE
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Field hands : HOERS
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Kind of orange : OSAGE
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Oscar winner: 1961 : LOREN
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Knight's colleagues : PIPS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Tonic extract : COLA
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Calcar : OVEN
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Bagnold : ENID
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Bedouin robe : ABA
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Yellow bugle : IVA
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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