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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, August 12, 1977

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, 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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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,226
Across
1. Of the ear : OTIC
5. Coupon of a sort : SCRIP
10. Words of approximation : ORSO
14. Art cult : DADA
15. Unescorted : ALONE
16. ___ morgana (optical illusion) : FATA
17. Higher, in Bonn : OBER
18. Lawbreaker : BANKROBBER
20. Lawbreakers : RUSTLERS
22. Cool drink : JULEP
23. Wife of Zeus : HERA
24. Ballet garb : TUTU
25. Nosegays : POSIES
28. Lawbreaker : MURDERER
32. Verb form: Abbr. : IMPER
33. Star's walk-on role : CAMEO
34. Prefix with gram or graph : EPI
35. Unsophisticated : NAIF
36. To build, in Caen : BATIR
37. Andy's sidekick : AMOS
38. French pronoun : UNE
39. Acted as decoy : LURED
40. June V.I.P. : BRIDE
41. Lawbreaker : PILFERER
43. Use a clasp : FASTEN
44. Wild revelry : ORGY
45. Angel's prop : HALO
46. Flynn of film fame : ERROL
48. Lawbreaker : MUTINEER
52. Lawbreaker : PLAGIARIST
54. Run in neutral : IDLE
55. Busy place : HIVE
56. Shampoo follow-up : RINSE
57. Munro pseudonym : SAKI
58. Venison on the hoof : DEER
59. Relative of Pan : SATYR
60. Certain Feds : TMEN
Down
1. Aroma : ODOR
2. Verboten : TABU
3. Caesar's doomsday : IDES
4. Lawbreaker : CARTHIEF
5. Cavalry swords : SABERS
6. Barton or Bow : CLARA
7. Nessen and Ziegler : RONS
8. Printer's need : INK
9. Lawbreaker : PERJURER
10. "Five foot two, eyes ___" : OFBLUE
11. Playwright David : RABE
12. Footfall : STEP
13. Regatta gear : OAR
19. Surpass : OUTDO
21. Lascivious look : LEER
24. Swollen : TUMID
25. Kind of lamp or girl : PINUP
26. Muscat native : OMANI
27. Pitchman's forte : SPIEL
28. British boy's mom : MATER
29. Creditor's request : REMIT
30. Horace's form, at times : EPODE
31. Up : RISEN
33. Top man in Albany : CAREY
36. Lawbreakers : BURGLARS
37. Lawbreaker : ARSONIST
39. Dramatist Jones, now Imamu Baraka : LEROI
40. Java's neighbor : BALI
42. Lawbreaker : FORGER
43. Having more adipose : FATTER
45. Brazen woman : HUSSY
46. Author Wiesel : ELIE
47. Enthusiastic review : RAVE
48. After-dinner item : MINT
49. Gouda's kin : EDAM
50. Ms. Sommer : ELKE
51. Restraint of a sort : REIN
52. Possibility after an M.A. : PHD
53. Inlet : RIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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