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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

PRINTER'S DEVILTRY

New York Times, Sunday, July 16, 1978

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, 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:

Many clues cannot be represented accurately in Crossword Compiler or Across Lite. This PDF shows how the puzzle looked in print. Note that the clue for 34 Across has no number in the PDF.

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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,564
Across
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Hubs : FOCI
5
Miller's material : GRIST
10
Prima donna : DIVA
14
Stanford : LELAND
20
"Hardly ___ is now alive . . . " : AMAN
21
Vietnamese capital : HANOI
22
No Clue : ATILT
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Writer Wylie : ELINOR
25
No Clue : CARGOINGUP
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No Clue : MARGINALNOTE
29
___ Gay : ENOLA
30
Two N.L. players : OTTS
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Spanish pipe : TUBO
33
World's tallest building, for short : SEARS
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x : TIMESWITHOUTNUMBER
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Is a consumer : USES
41
S. African village : STAD
42
Silkworm : ERIA
43
"Sore labour's bath" : SLEEP
45
Nabokov title : ADA
48
"Zebras" on a gridiron : REFS
51
___ nous : ENTRE
54
Streisand song : PEOPLE
58
8 A.M. surgeons : BIGTIMEOPERATORS
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Curl the lip : SNEER
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Writer known as Artemus Ward : BROWNE
65
Nigerian staple : YAM
66
Neurons' juncture point : SYNAPSE
69
One of the Speakers : TRIS
70
Concurred : AGREED
71
Penn Station builder : REA
73
Iktcs : STICKSHIFT
75
Yule paste-on : SEAL
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Wingless : APTERAL
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___-pain (Parisian breadwinner) : GAGNE
81
Champagne's flavor and body : SEVE
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# 20/20 : SHARPVISION
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Immortal hawk : ARES
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A sister of Thalia : ERATO
91
Trig ratios : SECANTS
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That girl, to Gaius : ILLA
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___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ : RUNONLINES
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Poke fun at : KID
100
More lethargic : LOGIER
102
With, in Aix : AVEC
103
Part of B.T.U. : BRITISH
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U.S. press org. : NIA
108
Depth bomb, to a gob : ASHCAN
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Hollers : YELLS
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A/C V.P. : ACCOUNTEXECUTIVE
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Horse-opera setting : SALOON
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Novelist Lagerlöf : SELMA
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Denomination : SECT
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T : TEE
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Come ___ (confess) : CLEAN
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Endings with aster and planet : OIDS
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River isles : AITS
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Lone Ranger's prop : MASK
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vv : TWOCANCELLEDCHECKS
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Delhi nannies : AMAHS
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Whom Seth begat : ENOS
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Horse or antelope : ROAN
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Peep show : RAREE
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2nd 2nd : SPLITSECONDS
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$1,000 "Manon" : GRANDOPERA
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Sour brew : ALEGAR
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Fencers' gear : EPEES
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Ade book: 1896 : ARTIE
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Caliph's title : IMAM
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Kidney: Prefix : NEPHRO
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Arboret, e.g. : TREE
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Kremlin refusals : NYETS
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Acquires : GETS
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Gem feature : FACET
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Muscat native : OMANI
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Ricochet : CAROM
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Hearths : INGLES
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F - - - J : GHI
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Was a candidate : RAN
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Fort Knox item : INGOT
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S. : SOUTH
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Pussyfoot : TIPTOE
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Aswan, e.g. : DAM
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Artistic quality : VIRTU
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Biblical tree : ALGUM
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Pastoral place : LEA
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L L : ELLS
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/ : LINEUPONTHERIGHT
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Celebes oxen : ANOAS
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Part of N.D. : NOTRE
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Boutique buy : DRESS
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Beau ___, Goldsmith character : TIBBS
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Tobacco kiln : OAST
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Wouk hero : NOEL
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On more solid ground : SURER
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Became friendly : WARMED
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Turner and Louise : TINAS
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Cooper hero : NATTY
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Corded fabric : REP
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Some M.I.T. grads : EES
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Uncle of Mohammed : ABBAS
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Laments : DIRGES
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Greek forums : AGORAE
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Vaudeville name : FOY
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Leonidas' city : SPARTA
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Nessen and Ziegler : RONS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Persian sprite : PERI
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Ericsson : LEIF
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Noon : TWELVEOCLOCKHIGH
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Feminine ending : INE
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Kuwaiti ruler : EMEER
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Tap : SPIGOT
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Glances over : SCANS
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Heart exam : EKG
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Dada display : ARPS
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Snow, in Scotland : SNA
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On the move : ASTIR
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Sound: Suffix : PHONIA
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Short way : AVE
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French ___, Ind. spa : LICK
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Sea bird : ERN
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Superdome athlete : SAINT
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The ___ (cruise destination) : INDIES
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Draw out : ELICIT
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Filament of silk : SLEAVE
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Clerical garb : ALB
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Wild buffalo : ARNEE
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Milland and Eberle : RAYS
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Eye area : UVEA
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Dickens girl : NELL
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Catchall abbrs. : ETCS
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Six, on a die : SICE
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Of milk : LACTIC
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Columbus campus initials : OSU
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Nomothetes : SOLON
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Of organic matter : HUMIC
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Chopping tool : AXE
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Hurok : SOL
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Consumers' advocate : NADER
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Modified organism : ECAD
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Flimsy material : NET
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Bide ___ : AWEE
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Kind of word : NONCE
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Rallying cry : SLOGAN
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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Porpoise : SEAPIG
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Korean port : MASAN
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Adequate : AMPLE
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Orchid byproduct : SALEP
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Vote in : COOPT
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Lou Grant on TV : ASNER
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Actor Hagman : LARRY
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Growing out : ENATE
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___ de menthe : CREME
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Horn: Prefix : KERAT
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Sutures : SEAMS
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* : STAR
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Sellout sign : SRO
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D : DEE
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Opposite of NNW : SSE
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Kind of pick or wit : NIT
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___ Moines : DES

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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