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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson
Typographics

TYPOGRAPHICS

New York Times, Sunday, July 26, 1981

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original litzer note: "Taken from NYT Magazine (2/16/1992) 50 Years of Crossword Puzzles. A puzzle that shows how far the Times crossword has traveled from its staid beginnings. Described as a nightmare for typesetters because of the unorthodox clues."

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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,583
Across
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Borge is one : DANE
5
L.A. problem : SMOG
9
Literary monogram : GBS
12
African tree : BAOBAB
18
To ___ (unanimously) : AMAN
19
Muchacha's home : CASA
20
"Pretty maids all in ___" : AROW
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Baltimore player : ORIOLE
22
[See image] : BORDERLINECASE
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Taft's successor : WILSON
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[See image] : SIDEWISEGLANCE
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Gustos : ZESTS
28
Exclude : DEBAR
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Haul : LUG
30
Kyoto sight : PAGODA
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Slithery slayer : ASP
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Ocean motion : TIDE
38
Soprano Merriman : NAN
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Modern: Prefix : NEO
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Shoulder covering : SHAWL
44
[See image] : ONECARATDIAMOND
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Marner of Raveloe : SILAS
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Abbr. in Reykjavik : ICEL
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Caviar : ROE
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Roman poet : OVID
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Balin and Claire : INAS
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Fris. followers : SATS
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[See image] : CROSSROADS
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Less shaky : STEADIER
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Actress Lee : LILA
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Faucet word : HOT
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[See image] : TOOBIGFORONESBRITCHES
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Col. Stoopnagle, for short : LEM
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Frigid edifice : ICEHOUSE
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5,280' 5,280' : MILESAPART
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Those girls, to Juanita : ESAS
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Sky Bear : URSA
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"Play It ___ Lays": Didion : ASIT
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Be in the red : OWE
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Apache's victim : PIRO
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Van Gogh view : ARLES
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[See image] : TOPOFTHEMORNING
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Gregg specialist, for short : STENO
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Bantu, for one: Abbr. : AFR
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Pastoral place : LEA
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Fortune : LUCK
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Kind of room : REC
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Lair : DEN
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Pucci of fashion : EMILIO
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Carp's kin : IDE
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Vapors : GASES
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Word with well or way : STAIR
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[See image] : FIVEPOUNDNOTES
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Acid salt : IODATE
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60' —— : TWENTYYARDDASH
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Aspiring doctor's course : PREMED
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Moss or Lorenz : HART
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Old Norse poetry collection : EDDA
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Klemperer : OTTO
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Step smartly : STRIDE
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S : ESS
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A proverbial seven : SEAS
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Encounter : MEET
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Paints quickly : DABS
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Mine, in Monaco : AMOI
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Salve : NARD
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Signed off : ENDED
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Penman : SCRIBE
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Unhealthy: Sp. : MALSANO
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Basketry twig : OSIER
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Outlaw outfit : GANG
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Farm-club member : GRANGER
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Autumn pear : BOSC
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Chimney or clean follower : SWEEP
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Archer's need : BOW
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Grand Canyon State : ARIZONA
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Did a grease job : OILED
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Latin dance : BOSSANOVA
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Hecht and Vereen : BENS
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Lacking a tail : ACAUDAL
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Actor Tom and family : EWELLS
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Pacific island group : ELLICE
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& EE : ANDES
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Merry, in Metz : GAI
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Act the aide : ASSIST
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Samurai's faith : SHINTO
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Prehistoric: Comb. form : PALAEO
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Gumshoes : TECS
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Wife of Geraint : ENID
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Bookie's quote : ODDS
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Could : WASABLETO
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TNT ingredient : NITRO
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Capital of Pas-de-Calais : ARRAS
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Also : TOO
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Mock trial : MOOTCOURT
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Between rho and tau : SIGMA
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Yanks of W.W. I : AEF
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Durrell heroine : CLEA
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Rears up : SHIES
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Portnoy's creator : ROTH
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___ Irae : DIES
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Flubbed the game : LOST
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Entrance signs : INS
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Composer Ned : ROREM
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Buffalo : BISON
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N.Y. skyline letters : RCA
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Practiced pitching : HURLED
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Ascetic of old : ESSENE
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Add spice : SEASON
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Name in spydom : MATA
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"Time ___ the essence" : ISOF
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Graduate of a school for the deaf : LIPREADER
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Yellow Sea gulf : POHAI
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Reverence plus fear : AWE
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Musician Satie : ERIK
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Circumspect : PRUDENT
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Become an M.A. at Cambridge : INCEPT
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Climb : ASCEND
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Played the coquette : FLIRTED
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Cromwell and Twist : OLIVERS
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Andalusian city : GRANADA
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Book of the Apocrypha : ESDRAS
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Home of the Dolphins : MIAMI
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Son ___ soil : OFTHE
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___ Maupassant : GUYDE
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Gomorrah's partner : SODOM
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Uses a straw : SIPS
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Legal wrong : TORT
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"___ a King in Babylon": Henley : IWAS
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Hear ye!: Var. : OYES
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Thames gallery : TATE
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Tasso's patron : ESTE
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Close-up, e.g. : SHOT
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Arnhem's neighbor : EDE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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