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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

SENTENCING THE CELEBRITIES

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1983

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 581 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,346
Across
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Twain is buried here : ELMIRA
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Minx's specialty : SASSING
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Becky Sharp's friend : AMELIA
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Ease up : LOOSEN
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Composer Salieri : ANTONIO
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Parlors : SALONS
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Fred Jim Tom Edna : FRIENDLYNABORSMIXBEST
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"The Lady ___" : INRED
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Cyrano's problem : NOSE
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Less noble : BASER
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Kiltie's refusal : NAE
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Neck of land : ISTHMUS
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Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
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El stop : STA
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Caddy contents : TEA
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Lowed : MOOED
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Lola H. L. Teresa : ALBRIGHTMENCKENWRIGHT
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Annual period : SEASON
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Swimmer Williams et al. : ESTHERS
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Pouting grimace : MOUE
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Lazy or black-eyed one : SUSAN
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Verdi's "La Forza ___ Destino" : DEL
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Nanny has three : ENS
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Hit with a ray gun : ZAPPED
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Go-aheads : OKS
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Bring up on charges : ARRAIGN
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Turnpike levy : TOLL
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Alistair Robert Jack George : COOKEBURNSLEMMONPEELE
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Cry of praise : HOSANNA
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Sleep phase, familiarly : REM
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Unbend : RELENT
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L.B.J. beagle : HIM
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Rotating piece : COG
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Western Samoan city : APIA
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Skulnik of the stage : MENASHA
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Kind of garage : ONECAR
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Oscar Thomas William Dean John : WILDEWOLFEHOWELLSDALY
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Stalk: Comb. form : SCAPI
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Roman hearth deity : LAR
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Hornet's nest : NIDUS
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Monterey's Fort ___ : ORD
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Do pruning : SNIP
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Languid speaker : DRAWLER
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Barbary beast : APE
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Shortchange : CHEAT
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Vincent Lopez theme : NOLA
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Babylonian war god : IRRA
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The Bulbul Ameer : ABDUL
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Ronald Lou Karen Dan : COLMANGROZABLACKBEARD
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Apprehensive : UNEASY
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Slattern : TROLLOP
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Pass : ELAPSE
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Eosin : REDDYE
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Free of iniquity : SINLESS
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More soppy : WETTER
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Fey : ELFIN
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Liza's sister : LORNA
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Watered silk : MOIRE
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Peekaboo words : ISEE
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Version : RENDITION
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Plus : AND
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"You can ___ again!" : SAYTHAT
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Region in Indochina : ANNAM
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Ordinances : STATUTES
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Cry out loud : SOB
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Privy to : INON
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Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
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Filmy items : GOSSAMERS
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"___ was going to St. Ives . . . " : ASI
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Boxer turned actor : MAXBAER
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Exile island : ELBA
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Wind-borne soil : LOESS
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Map detail : INSET
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"Ad ___ per aspera" : ASTRA
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Gate closure : LATCH
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Casabas, e.g. : MELONS
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Poster : SIGN
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Posted : SENT
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Pledge : VOW
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She-bear, to Octavia : URSA
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Dry fruits : ACHENES
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Cheek dent : DIMPLE
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Org. : ASSOC
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White: Prefix : LEUKO
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Chaliapin, for one : BASSO
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Black: Prefix : MELAN
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Barbie's beau : KEN
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Rep. group : GOP
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Artist's concern : HUE
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Spread hay : TED
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Type of table or major : DRUM
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Miscalculate : ERR
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Novelist Gale : ZONA
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Castor or Pollux : ALP
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As blind as ___ : ABAT
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"Moby Dick" narrator : ISHMAEL
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Nanty ___, neighbor of Johnstown : GLO
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Chinese society : TONG
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Works dough : KNEADS
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Many eras : EON
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Large parrot : MACAW
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L–P connection : MNO
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Heath : ERICA
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Juridic : LEGAL
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Atlanta campus : EMORY
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Inexperienced : RAW
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Finial : EPI
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Mae West role : LIL
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Whirlybird sites : HELIPORTS
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Mil. branch : INF
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Suited for safeguarding : INSURABLE
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Beatty and Calmer : NEDS
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Acting droopy : MOPING
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One source of roe : SHAD
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Like Hagar of the comics : HORRIBLE
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Word with shoppe : OLDE
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Rapture : ECSTASY
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Pallid : WAN
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Swathes : ENWRAPS
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Fragrant bush : LILAC
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Come about : OCCUR
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Avignon's river : RHONE
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Opposite of stetted : DELED
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Guthrie namesakes : ARLOS
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Learn to fit in : ADAPT
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Race-track prize : PURSE
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Church functionary : ELDER
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"Diary of ___ Housewife" : AMAD
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Asiatic lemur : LORI
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Radio-controlled bomb : AZON
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Tempo : BEAT
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Comedian Louis : NYE
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The works : ALL
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Site of the Royal Botanic Gardens : KEW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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