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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, July 2, 1976

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,820
Across Down
1. Elephant-herd member : CALF
5. Circus man : TAMER
10. Window rest : SILL
14. Sharif : OMAR
15. "Swan Lake" role : ODILE
16. Malay canoe : PROA
17. Medical directive : TAKETWOASPIRINS
20. Wheel handlers : STEERERS
21. Poker moves : RAISES
22. Decoy : LURE
23. Do a diva's job : SING
24. Hot drinks : COCOAS
27. Rams' mates : EWES
28. Ziegfeld : FLO
31. Poe's middle name : ALLAN
32. Moravian or Pole : SLAV
33. Word with board or trap : CLAP
34. Medical directive : READTHEEYECHART
37. Cotton and sloe : GINS
38. Up in ___ (angry) : ARMS
39. Gate joint : HINGE
40. Light-switch options : ONS
41. Grant : GIVE
42. Pawned : HOCKED
43. Anent : INRE
44. Deposit the car : PARK
45. Ruggles's home : REDGAP
48. Angelic ones : SERAPHIM
52. Medical directive : OPENWIDERPLEASE
54. Before skirt or kin : MINI
55. Present occasion : NONCE
56. On the briny : ASEA
57. Playbill info : ACTS
58. Attendant of Bacchus : SATYR
59. Throw off : SHED
1. Barracks units : COTS
2. Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
3. Como or Louise : LAKE
4. Sponges on : FREELOADS
5. Leaning and ivory : TOWERS
6. Dote on : ADORE
7. Ms. Farrow et al. : MIAS
8. Overhead lines : ELS
9. Welcome word on death row : REPRIEVE
10. Plant cutting : SPRIG
11. Author Murdoch : IRIS
12. Kind of wolf : LONE
13. Colleen : LASS
18. Hookey player : TRUANT
19. Fleming and namesakes : IANS
23. Oscillates : SWAYS
24. Loader's concern : CARGO
25. Fat liquid : OLEIN
26. Highland groups : CLANS
27. Fig variety : ELEME
28. Kind of steak : FLANK
29. Outsize : LARGE
30. Decided to : OPTED
32. Do time : SERVE
33. Edible plant seeds : CHICKPEAS
35. Coiffeur's gear : HAIRPINS
36. Of a singing group : CHORAL
41. Eat away at : GNAW
42. Actress Valerie : HARPER
43. Fire: Lat. : IGNIS
44. Illinois Senator : PERCY
45. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
46. Iliad, e.g. : EPIC
47. Parking-lot memento : DENT
48. Dispatched : SENT
49. Leftovers dish : HASH
50. Words of understanding : ISEE
51. Honey quaff : MEAD
53. "Send a boy to ___ man's job" : DOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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