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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, September 27, 1974

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,176
Across Down
1. John : JEAN
5. John : JACK
9. John : JUAN
13. Circumference : AMBIT
15. Will-___-wisp : OTHE
16. Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
17. Scott locale : MIDLOTHIAN
19. Appoint : NAME
20. Sad Johns, perhaps : BLUEJEANS
21. Black-ink entry : ASSET
22. Part of a word: Abbr. : SYL
23. Cockney bugle : ORN
24. Mexican snack : TACO
26. Group: Abbr. : ASSN
27. Chemical compounds : IMINES
30. "John Loves ___" : MARY
33. Words of understanding : ISEE
34. Johnny ___ (Confederate) : REB
36. Bad John : IVANTHETERRIBLE
41. "My ___ John" : SON
42. Certain votes : YEAS
43. Quizmaster John : DALY
44. Middle name for John Booth : WILKES
46. Cry of woe : ALAS
49. Thin: Prefix : LEPT
50. Aries : RAM
51. Archeozoic, for one : ERA
54. Johnny ___ (cornbreads) : CAKES
57. Johns : GIOVANNIS
60. Once again : ANEW
61. Czech statesman : JANMASARYK
62. Fruit dots on ferns : SORI
63. Aleutian island : ATKA
64. Athenian walkways : STOAS
65. John : HANS
66. Miss Lillie et al. : BEAS
67. "MASH" star : ALDA
1. Doorway parts : JAMBS
2. Post or Dickinson : EMILY
3. Name for a sultan : ABDUL
4. John Speke's exploration : NILE
5. John : JOHANN
6. Have ___ ear (be tone deaf) : ATIN
7. Punish : CHASTISE
8. "D' ye ___ John Peel?" : KEN
9. Ben of literary note : JONSON
10. Tree yielding poison : UPAS
11. Weapon, in France : ARME
12. U. N. veto : NYET
14. Japanese general and family : TOJOS
18. Alaska and Hawaii, once: Abbr. : TERS
21. Grayish color : ACIER
25. U. S., Mexico, etc.: Abbr. : AMER
26. Writer Rand : AYN
28. Grass, in Rome : ERBA
29. Broker's order : SELL
30. Wrong: Prefix : MIS
31. Own up to : AVOW
32. Indian queen : RANI
33. Players at hide-and-seek : ITS
35. Turkish title : BEY
37. Tots : TYKES
38. Dickens's Uriah : HEEP
39. Stadium entrance : EASTGATE
40. Freud's concerns : IDS
45. Labor leader John ___ : LLEWIS
46. Fragrances : AROMAS
47. Etna effluence : LAVA
48. Lay up : AMASS
51. Sign up : ENROL
52. Capital of Saudi Arabia: Var. : RIYAD
53. ___ question (inquires) : ASKSA
54. Singer Johnny : CASH
55. Celebes ox : ANOA
56. "Sunny" composer : KERN
58. "___ Dinka Doo" : INKA
59. Cream, in Avila : NATA
61. Boxer's forte : JAB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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