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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
1. Bargain-priced : CHEAP
6. Worshiper's word : AMEN
10. Wine additive : STUM
14. Houston player : ASTRO
19. Celerity : HASTE
20. Timor city : DILI
21. British composer : ARNE
22. Nassau's island group : BAHAMA
24. Rose yield : ATTAR
25. Cordelia's words? : IMALLLEARS
28. ___ show (solo act) : ONEMAN
29. Yorick's words? : THEVICTIMOFSKULLDIGGERY
32. French islands : ILES
33. Mao ___-tung : TSE
34. Islamic Almighty : ALLAH
35. "Dombey ___" : ANDSON
38. "___ were a rich man" : IFI
40. Teheran native : IRANI
43. Seep : OOZE
47. Othello's words? : YOUMUSTBECHOKING
51. Spoils or solar : SYSTEM
53. Make a gaffe : ERR
54. Quebec city : SOREL
55. Dropsy : EDEMA
56. Pull together ___ : ASATEAM
57. Both: Prefix : AMBI
59. Iranian coin : RIAL
60. Stair part : RISER
61. Agnes or Cecil : DEMILLE
62. Roadbed items : RAILS
64. Obeisance, Cockney style : OMAGE
66. Dernier ___ : CRI
68. Pay-phone feature : SLOT
69. Tapir feature : SNOUT
71. Lady Macbeth's words? : HITTHEHIGHSCOTS
77. Cruz and Vague : VERAS
80. Luzon native : BIKOL
81. Untamed : FERAL
82. Macbeth's words? : CHEEZITTHECOPSE
87. Sacred: Prefix : HIERO
90. Optimistic : ROSY
91. Before therm or bar : ISO
92. Kind of melba : PEACH
95. Bert and family : LAHRS
97. Candid : UNPOSED
100. Defendant's out : ALIBI
104. Kind of eye : SHUT
106. Vex : ROIL
107. Embryo cells : MORULAE
108. Violinist's aid : ROSIN
109. Pick-me-up : TONIC
111. Pasture call : MOO
112. Lockup : PRISON
113. Cleopatra's words? : ASPINGFORTROUBLE
116. Father of Enos : SETH
117. I.e. : IDEST
118. Plus : AND
119. Oakley et al. : ANNIES
120. Domain : REALM
123. Duffer's goal : PAR
125. Blasting agents : TNTS
126. Romeo's words? : MADEAPOISONALAPPEARANCE
137. Doze off : DROWSE
138. Richard III's words? : TALEOFWHOA
139. Blazing : AFIRE
140. ___'s Wells Ballet : SADLER
141. Highlander : GAEL
142. Hokkaido native: Var. : AINO
143. Franck or Romero : CESAR
144. Hopalong and family : BOYDS
145. Inside: Prefix : ENDO
146. Flemish river : YSER
147. Spanish wheat : TRIGO
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1. Dialogue on a low level : CHAT
2. "Music ___ charms . . . " : HATH
3. Padua's neighbor : ESTE
4. Throwback : ATAVISM
5. Risky : PERILOUS
6. Mine inlets : ADITS
7. "La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
8. Biblical country : ELAM
9. Of Cleo's river : NILOTIC
10. Mud volcano : SALSE
11. "Star ___" : TREK
12. Two-toed sloth : UNAU
13. Blackbird : MERL
14. Bubbling : ABOIL
15. ___ song (caroled) : SANGA
16. Hamlet's words? : THEGHOSTISCLEAR
17. Oar: Fr. : RAME
18. Sharif : OMAR
23. Not ___ (none) : ANY
26. Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
27. Medium for Ade : SLANG
30. Morals arbiter : CENSOR
31. Caesar's 551 : DLI
35. ___ and a day : AYEAR
36. Shearer and Talmadge : NORMAS
37. Deanna : DURBIN
38. Shaped girder : IBEAM
39. Egyptian peasant : FELLAH
40. D.D.E. et al. : IKES
41. Hoarfrost : RIME
42. Rebel : ANARCH
44. Verdi opera : OTELLO
45. Enthusiast : ZEALOT
46. Ants : EMMETS
48. Threesome : TRIO
49. Nonconformist : HERETIC
50. I hate: Lat. : ODI
51. Vane reading : SSE
52. Tuber : YAM
56. Verona's river : ADIGE
58. Kate's words? : ILOVEYOUSHREWLY
63. De Lesseps's canal : SUEZ
65. Scoff at : GIBE
67. Moroccan range : RIF
70. Before pod or angle : TRI
72. Boxing decision : TKO
73. Kind of mad : HOPPING
74. Otherwise : ELSE
75. Buckingham initials : HRH
76. Mizzen or jib : SAIL
78. "There is ___ in the affairs . . . " : ATIDE
79. Blvds. : STS
82. Explosive sounds : CRUMPS
83. Balzac : HONORE
84. ___ de corps : ESPRIT
85. Laryngitic : HOARSE
86. City on the Delaware : EASTON
88. Geometric figures : RHOMBI
89. A.L. player : ORIOLE
93. What Sullivan lost : CHORD
94. Poet Leigh : HUNT
96. Wild plums : SLOES
98. Road sign : SLO
99. Belonging to: Suffix : EAN
101. Trims off : LOPS
102. "What time ___?" : ISIT
103. Repository : BIN
105. Albanian city : TIRANA
110. Declarer's goal, at bridge : CONTRACT
113. Let in : ADMIT
114. Remote : FARAWAY
115. More risky : UNSAFER
117. U.N. group : ILO
121. Relieved : EASED
122. Mimics : APERS
123. Pope's name, in Rome : PAOLO
124. Landon : ALF
125. "___ coffee?" : TEAOR
126. G.P.'s : MDS
127. Part of U.A.R. : ARAB
128. Extinct bird : DODO
129. Wise one : SAGE
130. Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
131. Requisite : NEED
132. After upsilons : PHIS
133. Corn bread : PONE
134. Not final, in law : NISI
135. Rocky eminence : CRAG
136. Saarinen : EERO

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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