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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Tuesday, June 17, 1975

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,439
Across Down
1. Ordered : BADE
5. Did a rodeo stunt : ROPED
10. Thunder sound : CLAP
14. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
15. Horace opus : EPODE
16. Top-notch : AONE
17. Tall : HAVINGALONGSUIT
20. "Kissed ___ and made them cry" : THEGIRLS
21. Play the informer : TATTLE
22. Murray and West : MAES
23. Explosive device : MINE
24. Effect : IMPACT
27. Witticism : JEST
28. Invite : ASK
31. Raccoon's relative : COATI
32. Oven : OAST
33. Thine: Fr. : ATOI
34. Dark : ALVINOFBASEBALL
37. Secular : LAIC
38. Sky sightings : UFOS
39. Drip-dry material : NYLON
40. Undergrads: Abbr. : SRS
41. Printer's instruction : STET
42. Appraise : ASSESS
43. Low-grade : POOR
44. Give ___ steer to : ABUM
45. Words with David or Bethlehem : STAROF
48. Knave ___ (tart thief) : OFHEARTS
52. Handsome : HAVINGAGOODLOOK
54. Hewed : AXED
55. ___ nothing : ALLOR
56. Year in Nero's reign : LVII
57. Lamp adjunct : WIRE
58. Sews shut, in falconry : SEELS
59. Shrill bark : YELP
1. Bangkok money : BAHT
2. Shanghai nurse : AMAH
3. Brubeck : DAVE
4. Perplexing : ENIGMATIC
5. Rejection-slip word : REGRET
6. October stones : OPALS
7. Rep. and Dem. workers : POLS
8. Ancient Tokyo : EDO
9. Certain drillers : DENTISTS
10. Brahman, for one : CASTE
11. Rude one : LOUT
12. Indigo plant : ANIL
13. Seeger : PETE
18. Riboflavin's relative : NIACIN
19. Thomas Wolfe hero : GANT
23. Colorado sights : MESAS
24. Adjective endings : ICALS
25. Cuspid's neighbor : MOLAR
26. Medieval shield : PAVIS
27. Neck ruffle : JABOT
28. "Thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
29. Tries one's wings : SOLOS
30. Ovens : KILNS
32. Make a bid : OFFER
33. In a wretched way : ABYSMALLY
35. Empty-pump sign : OUTOFGAS
36. Resulted : ENSUED
41. In a while : SOON
42. Loathes : ABHORS
43. Austen subject : PRIDE
44. "___ and his money . . . " : AFOOL
45. G. B. or Artie : SHAW
46. Hack : TAXI
47. Declare : AVER
48. Make eyes at : OGLE
49. Ramble : ROVE
50. Do chores : TOIL
51. Take it on the lam : SKIP
53. Pub order : ALE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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