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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Thursday, August 12, 1976

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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. 9,861
Across Down
1. Ibn ___ : SAUD
5. Discernment : TASTE
10. Ordinal ending : ETH
13. Con : ANTI
14. Trojan War epic : ILIAD
15. Tinker and infield cohorts, e.g. : TRIO
16. Rich soil : LOAM
17. Decathlon star : BOBMATHIAS
19. Golfer : ZAHARIAS
21. Least dense : RAREST
22. Spur on : GOAD
23. Plot size : ACRE
24. Maxims : ADAGES
27. Swimmer : CHADWICK
31. Actress Virna and family : LISIS
32. Gray-haired : HOARY
33. Stan the ___ : MAN
34. "Tell ___ the judge" : ITTO
35. Latin dance : MAMBO
36. Angler's delight : BITE
37. N.Y. transit org. : MTA
38. Ship and room : MATES
39. Jury group : PANEL
40. Golfer : BOBJONES
42. Minnesota name : HUBERT
43. Aerosol target : ODOR
44. Use an auger : BORE
45. Engine : DIESEL
48. Boxer : SUGARRAY
52. Tennis star : CHRISEVERT
54. Congo river : UELE
55. Partner of ave : VALE
56. Ankles : TARSI
57. Fed : TMAN
58. Carp's relative : IDE
59. Growing out : ENATE
60. One of the Cartwrights : HOSS
1. Bonn seasoning : SALZ
2. Celebes ox : ANOA
3. Beehive State : UTAH
4. Baseball star : DIMAGGIO
5. Shinbones : TIBIAS
6. "That's ___ off my mind!" : ALOAD
7. Kin : SIBS
8. Highland headgear : TAM
9. Jockey : EDARCARO
10. Perry's conquest : ERIE
11. Madre's sisters : TIAS
12. Home team : HOST
15. Pitched : THREW
18. Behindhand : TARDY
20. Shad delicacies : ROES
23. Melville mariner et al. : AHABS
24. Out on ___ : ALIMB
25. Repetition mark : DITTO
26. Make ___ at (try) : ASTAB
27. ___ on (finds) : COMES
28. Chemical compound : IMINE
29. Curry favor, with "to" : CATER
30. Genuflected : KNELT
32. Misanthrope : HATER
35. Bullfighter : MANOLETE
36. Baseball star : BABERUTH
38. Couturier's concerns : MODES
39. Aqua ___ : PURA
41. Miss Baker, familiarly : JOSIE
42. Incapacitate in a way : HOGTIE
44. Explode : BURST
45. Caesar's 606 : DCVI
46. "___ a little nut tree" : IHAD
47. Gardner : ERLE
48. Antitoxins : SERA
49. San ___ : REMO
50. Cry of woe : ALAS
51. Urges : YENS
53. Dancer Bobby : VAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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