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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

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New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1977

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 715 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,018
Across Down
1. Dry up, as lips : CHAP
5. Goon : THUG
9. Cantor and Lupino : IDAS
13. "If ___ be so bold" : IMAY
17. Very gentle treatment: Abbr. : TLC
20. Louvre name : LISA
21. Columnist Barrett : RONA
22. Night: Prefix : NOCT
23. Louvre name : MONA
24. "I told you so!" : HAH
25. Always : EVER
26. Handy Latin abbr. : ETAL
27. Pear-shaped instrument : LUTE
28. Frenziedly : AMOK
29. Period : ERA
30. Egret plumes, e.g. : FEATHERSOFABIRD
34. River to the North Sea : EMS
35. Between res and fas : MIS
36. Holy Roman emperor : OTHO
37. Vance of mystery : PHILO
38. Prefix for bus : OMNI
40. Movie group : CAST
41. Shoe-repair item : HALFSOLE
45. Port of Yemen : ADEN
46. Jot down : NOTE
47. Cockney charger : ORSE
48. Entity : UNIT
49. Of the previous month: Abbr. : ULT
50. Matador : TORERO
52. Highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
53. Uses a tub : BATHES
55. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HAJJ
59. Live off the ___ the land : FATOF
60. Cry of contempt : POH
61. Corporate V.I.P. : EXEC
63. Sweet coin? : SOU
64. One less than a crowd : TWO
65. Reign of ___ : TERROR
68. Toward the stern : ABAFT
71. Collected (with "in") : RAKED
73. Wastelands : HEATHS
75. Two ___ kind : OFA
76. Polynesian canoe : PAHI
77. Tandem : BIKE
78. Restless one : GOER
80. In medias ___ : RES
81. Bulls or Bullets : FIVE
83. Slopes transport : TBAR
84. Surrounded by : AMID
85. Certain head of hair : MOP
86. Space agcy. : NASA
87. Take ___ at (gibe) : ADIG
88. Seven deadly items : SINS
89. Seine or trawl : NET
90. Prefix for sphere : HEMI
91. Catch sight of : ESPY
92. Me., N.H., R.I., etc. : NENG
93. N.Y. time : EDT
94. Enemy : FOEMAN
96. Statesman Root : ELIHU
98. Intrusive : NOSEY
99. Swindle : RIPOFF
101. Maximal ending : EST
102. Machine part : COG
103. Speak irrationally : RANT
105. "No-No" girl, for short : NAN
106. Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
108. She pined for Narcissus : ECHO
110. Observed : BEHELD
114. Player under a dome : ASTRO
116. ___ the press : HOTOFF
118. G.I. address : APO
120. Charles Lamb : ELIA
121. Thai money : BAHT
122. Military headwear : KEPI
123. Cupid : EROS
126. Precursor : FOURRIER
128. Nobel chemist : UREY
129. He: It. : ESSO
130. ___-car : RENTA
132. Egyptian god : PTAH
133. Day of worship: Abbr. : SAB
134. Jiff : SEC
135. Tennis shortcoming : NORETURNOFPOINT
141. "___ on parle . . . " : ICI
142. Besought : PLED
144. Town near Milan : LODI
145. Pelée output : LAVA
146. Debauchee : ROUE
147. Poetry: Abbr. : VER
148. Counting-out word : EENY
149. Sometime gym dance : PROM
150. World oil assn. : OPEC
151. Actress Loretta : SWIT
152. Culminate : END
153. Canadian Indian : CREE
154. J.D. Salinger girl : ESME
155. Withered : SERE
156. Breaks bread : EATS
1. Treble or bass : CLEF
2. Drone's home : HIVE
3. " . . . against ___ of troubles" : ASEA
4. One at an early bash in Eden : PARTOFTHEFIRSTPARTY
5. Child's retreat : TREEHOUSE
6. Breakfast fare : HOTROLL
7. Merkel et al. : UNAS
8. Lively dance : GALOP
9. Like some fillings : INLAID
10. Pair : DOUBLET
11. Pawn to king four, e.g. : ACTIONOFTHEPIECE
12. Suffix with mob or gang : STER
13. Hogg : IMA
14. Painful instant for Trigger : MOMENTOFTHESPUR
15. State of lawlessness : ANOMIE
16. Gabs away : YAKS
17. Demonstration staged by food fish : THEMARCHOFIDES
18. City of Thessaly : LARISSA
19. Discipline : CHASTEN
31. Alts. : HTS
32. Building agcy. : FHA
33. ___ turn (just right) : DONETOA
39. P.I. native : MORO
40. Dark brown, to a chestnut : COLOROFANOTHERHORSE
41. Boston : HUB
42. Santa ___ : ANA
43. Illuminated : LIT
44. Ordinal suffix : ETH
51. Not as experienced : RAWER
52. Spring mo. : APR
54. Second phone: Abbr. : EXT
56. Interrogated : ASKED
57. DiMaggio : JOE
58. Official scorer's job : JUDGMENTOFERRORS
62. Duncan's murder ("Macbeth": II, i) : CRIMEOFTHESCENE
66. Piece of writing : ESSAY
67. Gulch : RAVINE
68. Rental units: Abbr. : APTS
69. More diminutive : BABIER
70. Turkey-stuffing situation : AHANDINTHEBIRD
72. "Go fly ___!" : AKITE
74. Dime-novel stuff : TRASH
77. Alberta resort : BANFF
79. ___ Paul Kruger : OOM
82. Yolky : EGGY
86. Stable talk : NEIGH
90. Must : HASTO
95. Cite : MENTION
97. ___ cit. : LOC
98. Compass reading : NNE
100. Yoko ___ : ONO
104. 180-degree turn : ABOUTFACE
107. "So sorry!" : OOPS
109. Awkward one : OAF
111. Whitney : ELI
112. Prevarication : LIE
113. ___ es Salaam : DAR
114. Insulting : ABUSIVE
115. Crusader's foe : SARACEN
117. Fourth of July theme : FREEDOM
119. Bakery purchase : POPOVER
122. Wee Willie or Ruby : KEELER
124. Punctual : ONTIME
125. Erwin : STU
127. Talk it over : RAP
131. Guthrie et al. : ARLOS
134. Guesswork, for short : SPEC
136. Leather flask : OLPE
137. Scruff : NAPE
138. Hawkeyes' home : IOWA
139. After soir : NUIT
140. Asian holidays : TETS
143. Red 1 or Blue 5 : DYE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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