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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
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Elephant-herd member : CALF
5
Circus man : TAMER
10
Window rest : SILL
14
Sharif : OMAR
15
"Swan Lake" role : ODILE
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Malay canoe : PROA
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Medical directive : TAKETWOASPIRINS
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Wheel handlers : STEERERS
21
Poker moves : RAISES
22
Decoy : LURE
23
Do a diva's job : SING
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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
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On the briny : ASEA
57
Playbill info : ACTS
58
Attendant of Bacchus : SATYR
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Throw off : SHED
Down
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Barracks units : COTS
2
Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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Como or Louise : LAKE
4
Sponges on : FREELOADS
5
Leaning and ivory : TOWERS
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Dote on : ADORE
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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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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