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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 1977

Author: Maura B. Jacobson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, 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. 10,252
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1. Theme: Abbr. : SUBJ
5. Oodles : SCADS
10. Zenith : ACME
14. Guthrie : ARLO
15. Actress Prentiss : PAULA
16. Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
17. "Sweet are the ___ of adversity" : USES
18. Pianist : RUBINSTEIN
20. Pianist : LIBERACE
22. Shostakovich : DMITRI
23. After theta : IOTA
24. N.Y.C. police organization : PBA
25. Bishopric : SEE
26. Break : HIATUS
29. Necklace fastening : CLASP
31. Improper : UNDUE
32. Two pianists, in musicians' argot : FOURHANDS
36. Regan's father : LEAR
37. Application blanks : FORMS
38. "Let George ___" : DOIT
39. Pianists' black-and-white rows : KEYBOARDS
41. Audacity : NERVE
42. Cuzco natives : INCAS
43. Language of "Lohengrin" : GERMAN
44. Sharkey's rating on TV : CPO
47. Poetic dusk : EEN
48. Unfurnished : BARE
49. TV adjunct : AERIAL
51. Pianist : HOROWITZ
55. Pianist : VANCLIBURN
57. Bohemian quarter : SOHO
58. Netman Nastase : ILIE
59. Smithy : FORGE
60. Place for "Sonny Boy" : KNEE
61. Minus : LESS
62. President before Polk : TYLER
63. Doctrines : ISMS
1. Author Bellow : SAUL
2. Bears: Lat. : URSI
3. Small blister : BLEB
4. Pianist : JOSEITURBI
5. Nursery-rhyme mates : SPRATS
6. River of Colombia : CAUCA
7. Troyes's department : AUBE
8. Caesar's 551 : DLI
9. Shoals : SANDBARS
10. Italian wine city : ASTI
11. Huntley and Atkins : CHETS
12. Watered silk : MOIRE
13. Kovacs : ERNIE
19. Kind of hit : SMASH
21. Dissipated one : ROUE
24. Windfalls : PLUMS
26. Wrecked ship : HULK
27. Relative of curare : INEE
28. "An apple ___ . . . " : ADAY
29. Silver and spinal : CORDS
30. Pianist : PADEREWSKI
32. " . . . lie down ___ aeon or two": Kipling : FORAN
33. Par : NORM
34. La Scala V.I.P. : DIVA
35. Machine gun : STEN
37. Cosmetic surgery : FACELIFT
40. Actor Ryan : ONEAL
41. Pianist : NERO
43. Pianist : GARNER
44. Quibble : CAVIL
45. Norman Vincent : PEALE
46. Avifauna : ORNIS
48. Pianist : BORGE
50. Does a bakery chore : ICES
51. Practice pitching : HURL
52. Atomic particles : IONS
53. "Let ___ eat cake" : THEM
54. Caldwell and Akins : ZOES
56. Behan's "Borstal ___" : BOY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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