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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, June 28, 1974

42-Down : Rue Morgue happening

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has duplicate clues.
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,085
Across
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Bird : CROW
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Senile one : DOTER
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Festive : GALA
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Prefix for globin or stat : HEMO
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"There ___ bad boys" : ARENO
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Baseballer Felipe : ALOU
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Mental image: Prefix : IDEO
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Bird : MEADOWLARK
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Bird : CARDINAL
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Sandpipers' bailiwicks : SHORES
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Sorority member : COED
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Telegram word : STOP
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Bird Man of Alcatraz : STROUD
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Bird : PHEASANT
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Gators' relatives : CROCS
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Birds' wing sounds : WHIRS
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Trouble : WOE
35
Pigpen reply : OINK
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Certain missiles : THORS
37
Jack of TV : PAAR
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Craze : FAD
39
Do an oil : PAINT
40
Bird : SERIN
41
Bird : FLAMINGO
43
Gaffes : BONERS
44
Spenserian lady et al. : UNAS
45
Chinese group : TONG
46
Snug as a bug ___ : INARUG
49
Birds : SEAGULLS
53
Bird : WOODPECKER
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Hawkeye State : IOWA
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Mrs. Mark Phillips : ANNE
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___ robin : ROUND
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Between A.M. and P.M. : NOON
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Nostradamus : SEER
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Oscillates : SWAYS
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Helmsman's readings : SSWS
Down
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Modish : CHIC
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"The Scarlet Letter" : REDA
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Biblical measure : OMER
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Bird : WOODCOCK
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Accursed : DAMNED
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Echo, for one : OREAD
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Bird : TEAL
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Conclude : END
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Birds : ROOSTERS
10
Lively dances : GALOPS
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Having wings : ALAR
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Knowledge : LORE
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Birds : AUKS
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Commands to Dobbin : WHOAS
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Debtors' notes : IOUS
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Polo or hair : SHIRT
25
Deride : SCOFF
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Juror's concern : TRIAL
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Andalusian city : RONDA
28
Hi-fi : PHONO
29
On to : AWARE
30
Words describing a vacuum : NOAIR
31
Birds : TERNS
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Tories' opposites : WHIGS
36
Birds : TANAGERS
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Birds : PENGUINS
39
Barracks décor : PINUP
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Kind of bird : SONG
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Rue Morgue happening : MURDER
43
Gets on : BOARDS
45
Itty-bitty : TEENY
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"As ___ going to St. Ives" : IWAS
47
Nary : NONE
48
Top-notch : AONE
49
Bird : SKUA
50
Writer Anita : LOOS
51
Ukraine city, on a Polish map : LWOW
52
___ souci : SANS
54
Intimidate : COW

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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