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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

LITERARY CURVES

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1976

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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. 9,850
Across
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Bargain-priced : CHEAP
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Worshiper's word : AMEN
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Wine additive : STUM
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Houston player : ASTRO
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Celerity : HASTE
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Timor city : DILI
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British composer : ARNE
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Nassau's island group : BAHAMA
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Rose yield : ATTAR
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Cordelia's words? : IMALLLEARS
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___ show (solo act) : ONEMAN
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Yorick's words? : THEVICTIMOFSKULLDIGGERY
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French islands : ILES
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Islamic Almighty : ALLAH
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"Dombey ___" : ANDSON
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"___ were a rich man" : IFI
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Teheran native : IRANI
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Seep : OOZE
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Othello's words? : YOUMUSTBECHOKING
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Spoils or solar : SYSTEM
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Make a gaffe : ERR
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Quebec city : SOREL
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Dropsy : EDEMA
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Pull together ___ : ASATEAM
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Iranian coin : RIAL
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Stair part : RISER
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Agnes or Cecil : DEMILLE
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Roadbed items : RAILS
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Obeisance, Cockney style : OMAGE
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Pay-phone feature : SLOT
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Tapir feature : SNOUT
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Lady Macbeth's words? : HITTHEHIGHSCOTS
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Cruz and Vague : VERAS
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Luzon native : BIKOL
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Untamed : FERAL
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Macbeth's words? : CHEEZITTHECOPSE
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Sacred: Prefix : HIERO
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Before therm or bar : ISO
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Kind of melba : PEACH
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Bert and family : LAHRS
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Candid : UNPOSED
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Defendant's out : ALIBI
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Kind of eye : SHUT
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Vex : ROIL
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Embryo cells : MORULAE
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Violinist's aid : ROSIN
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Pick-me-up : TONIC
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Pasture call : MOO
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Lockup : PRISON
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Cleopatra's words? : ASPINGFORTROUBLE
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Father of Enos : SETH
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I.e. : IDEST
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Plus : AND
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Oakley et al. : ANNIES
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Domain : REALM
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Duffer's goal : PAR
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Blasting agents : TNTS
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Romeo's words? : MADEAPOISONALAPPEARANCE
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Doze off : DROWSE
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Richard III's words? : TALEOFWHOA
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Blazing : AFIRE
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___'s Wells Ballet : SADLER
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Highlander : GAEL
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Hokkaido native: Var. : AINO
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Franck or Romero : CESAR
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Hopalong and family : BOYDS
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Inside: Prefix : ENDO
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Flemish river : YSER
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Spanish wheat : TRIGO
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Dialogue on a low level : CHAT
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"Music ___ charms . . . " : HATH
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Padua's neighbor : ESTE
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Throwback : ATAVISM
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Risky : PERILOUS
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Mine inlets : ADITS
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"La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
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Biblical country : ELAM
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Of Cleo's river : NILOTIC
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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"Star ___" : TREK
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Blackbird : MERL
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Bubbling : ABOIL
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___ song (caroled) : SANGA
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Hamlet's words? : THEGHOSTISCLEAR
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Oar: Fr. : RAME
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Sharif : OMAR
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Not ___ (none) : ANY
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Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
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Medium for Ade : SLANG
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Morals arbiter : CENSOR
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Caesar's 551 : DLI
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___ and a day : AYEAR
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Shearer and Talmadge : NORMAS
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Deanna : DURBIN
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Shaped girder : IBEAM
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Egyptian peasant : FELLAH
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D.D.E. et al. : IKES
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Rebel : ANARCH
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Verdi opera : OTELLO
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Enthusiast : ZEALOT
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Ants : EMMETS
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Threesome : TRIO
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Nonconformist : HERETIC
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I hate: Lat. : ODI
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Vane reading : SSE
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Tuber : YAM
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Verona's river : ADIGE
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Kate's words? : ILOVEYOUSHREWLY
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De Lesseps's canal : SUEZ
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Scoff at : GIBE
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Moroccan range : RIF
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Before pod or angle : TRI
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Boxing decision : TKO
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Kind of mad : HOPPING
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Buckingham initials : HRH
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Mizzen or jib : SAIL
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"There is ___ in the affairs . . . " : ATIDE
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Blvds. : STS
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Explosive sounds : CRUMPS
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Balzac : HONORE
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___ de corps : ESPRIT
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Laryngitic : HOARSE
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City on the Delaware : EASTON
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Geometric figures : RHOMBI
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A.L. player : ORIOLE
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What Sullivan lost : CHORD
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Poet Leigh : HUNT
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Wild plums : SLOES
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Road sign : SLO
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Belonging to: Suffix : EAN
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Trims off : LOPS
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"What time ___?" : ISIT
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Repository : BIN
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Albanian city : TIRANA
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Declarer's goal, at bridge : CONTRACT
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Let in : ADMIT
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Remote : FARAWAY
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More risky : UNSAFER
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U.N. group : ILO
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Relieved : EASED
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Mimics : APERS
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Pope's name, in Rome : PAOLO
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Landon : ALF
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"___ coffee?" : TEAOR
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G.P.'s : MDS
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Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
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Extinct bird : DODO
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Wise one : SAGE
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Requisite : NEED
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After upsilons : PHIS
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Corn bread : PONE
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Not final, in law : NISI
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Rocky eminence : CRAG
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Saarinen : EERO

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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