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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

TRICKS OF THE TRADE

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1973

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.81, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 175, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,779
Across
1. Sandman's home, perhaps : OASIS
6. Suffer, in Scotland : DREE
10. European apple : SORB
14. Xmas-tree décor : TINSEL
20. Vision specialist : OPTOMETRIST
22. U.S.S.R. city : OREL
23. Chant : INTONE
24. Weekender's lot, paraphrased : SATURDAYSCHILDWORKSHARD
27. Fold: Fr. : PLI
28. Otologist's domain : EARS
29. Stable staple : OATS
30. Expect : AWAIT
31. Carper : NAG
32. Paddy product : RICE
34. Street sign : NOTURNS
36. Tie up : TRUSS
37. Keenness : EDGE
38. Accustom: Var. : ENURE
40. Carries on : RANTS
41. Dryad : NYMPH
42. Loom bar : EASER
43. ___ no : YESOR
44. U. S. inventor : OTIS
45. Slangy vetoes : NOPES
46. Fallen idols : EXGODS
47. "As Maine goes, ___ . . . " : SOGOES
49. Coiffed like Simba : MANED
50. Son of Joktan : OBAL
51. French monarch : ROI
54. Soldiers' groups: Abbr. : DETS
55. Living-room pieces : LAMPS
56. Rain gauge : UDOMETER
60. Small sea coves : ARMLETS
62. What students do : TAKELESSONS
64. Gabor : EVA
65. Athens man and others : TIMONS
66. Dessert chef's specialties : CAKEBATTERS
67. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
68. Regarding : ANENT
69. Big safari men : GAMEHUNTERS
70. Cary or U. S. : GRANT
71. Shredded : TORE
72. Plumbing workers : PIPEFITTERS
73. Actress Nuyen : FRANCE
74. Area measures: Abbr. : ACS
75. "Pride and Prejudice" girls, e.g. : FIVESISTERS
76. Cursory viewer : GLANCER
77. Podiatrists' concerns : TOEBONES
79. Conflicts, old style : STORS
80. Time period : AEON
81. Football measures: Abbr. : YDS
82. Pitchers' aims : OUTS
83. Loudness units : PHONS
84. Of the bones : OSTEAL
86. Deodars : CEDARS
89. Barkers' bailiwicks : FAIRS
90. Sounds from Sandy : ARFS
91. Works by Salvador : DALIS
95. Court hearings : OYERS
96. Fronded : FERNY
97. Bow or Barton : CLARA
98. F.B.I. man : AGENT
99. What book reviewers do : READ
100. Ferber opus : SOBIG
101. Temperature : HOTNESS
103. Preminger : OTTO
104. Home of the Knesset: Abbr. : ISR
105. Granite city : BARRE
106. Tokyo sport : SUMO
107. Bird fare : SEED
109. Wax: Prefix : CER
110. What Edison said there is : NOSUBSTITUTEFORHARDWORK
115. Singer's exercises : TRILLS
116. Delayed : LATE
117. Lung exercises : INHALATIONS
118. Witchhunter's target : HERESY
119. Biblical land : ELAM
120. Pueblo Indians : TAOS
121. Basket fiber : ISTLE
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1. Iridescent : OPALINE
2. Roman historian : ATTICUS
3. Old French coin : SOU
4. Hungary's Nagy : IMRE
5. Auto worker's product : SEDAN
6. All 48, in 1920 : DRYSTATES
7. Sweetbread: Fr. : RIS
8. Ushers : ESCORTS
9. Frome and Allen : ETHANS
10. Hurok et al. : SOLS
11. City law, for short : ORD
12. Heated over : REWARMED
13. Photo-lab jobs : BLOWUPS
14. Polynesian symbols : TIKIS
15. Current month: Abbr. : INST
16. Kind of degree : NTH
17. What's-his-name : SOANDSO
18. Mad : ENRAGED
19. Accountants' items : LEDGERS
20. Fish hawk : OSPREY
21. Cooks' ingredients in Maui : TAROROOTS
25. "___ about time!" : ITS
26. Allergist's concern : RASH
33. Brave cockneys : EROS
35. Etats ___ : UNIS
36. Printers : TYPESETTERS
37. See 61 Down : EAGLE
39. Causing wear : ERODENT
41. Some subsidized farmers : NONPLANTERS
42. Tests : EXAMS
45. Lapel wear at reunions : NAMEBUTTONS
46. Dark colors, to poets : EBONS
48. Catches on : GETS
49. What great events do : MAKEHISTORY
50. Aromas : ODORS
51. Woodpecker sound : RATATAT
52. S. A. river : ORINOCO
53. Dip : IMMERSE
55. Inland pastime : LAKEFISHING
56. Consumers : USERS
57. Leasehold : TENANCY
58. Manifested : EVINCED
59. Betrayers : RATTERS
61. Lindbergh, with 37 Down : LONE
62. Subdues : TAMES
63. Endings for young and old : STERS
66. Garbs for Superman : CAPES
67. Mideast land : IRAN
69. Yields : GIVES
70. Site of the Alhambra : GRANADA
72. Ale units : PINTS
73. Ice field : FLOE
75. Quartets : FOURS
76. Obtains an official O.K. : GETSASEAL
78. Cribbage gear : BOARD
80. ___ a daisy : ASFRESHAS
83. Of a head bone : PARIETAL
84. Algerian port : ORAN
85. Italian lake : LAGO
86. Old Greek city : CORINTH
87. Offensive sight : EYESORE
88. Companion of "Yours truly" : DEARSIR
89. Running a temperature : FEBRILE
90. Penna. city : ALTOONA
92. Recipe direction : LETCOOL
93. Hospital worker : INTERNE
94. Heron's relatives : STORKS
96. McHenry, e.g. : FORT
97. Confection : COMFIT
100. Smart-alecky : SASSY
101. Cry's partner : HUE
102. Caravan stop : SERAI
105. Cooper's products: Abbr. : BBLS
106. Pipe part : STEM
108. Insecticides : DDTS
111. Rubber tree : ULE
112. Actress Hagen : UTA
113. After pi : RHO
114. Comedian's forte : WIT

Answer summary: 23 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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