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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

DOING THE SCALES

New York Times, Sunday, September 22, 1974

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 30, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,171
Across Down
1. Florida city : OCALA
6. It was stormed : BASTILLE
14. Adherences to perfection : PURISMS
21. Track star of note : ROGERBANNISTER
23. Left: Prefix : SINISTRO
24. Duchamp's nude, in a way : STAIRCASECURVE
25. Quickly : INAFLASH
26. Poetic word : OER
27. Dawn goddess : EOS
28. Once around the track : LAP
29. Prototype : MODEL
31. Wattlebird : IAO
32. Battering item : RAM
33. Building annex : ELL
34. Sea duck : EIDER
35. Formerly, once : ERST
36. Reciprocal action : INTERPLAY
40. Diminutive endings : ETTES
41. Salamander : NEWT
42. London area : SOHO
43. Real estate unit : LOT
44. Exits, in Scottish law : ISHES
45. Biblical land : CANAAN
47. Native: Suffix : OTE
48. Gender : SEX
49. Dice numbers : SICES
50. Cut off : LOP
51. Counterpart of Yang : YIN
52. Typecasting mold : MATRIX
54. Sandbank : SHOAL
55. Betty ___ : BOOP
56. After uno and due : TRE
57. Christian ___ : ETHIC
58. Part of the bar scene : STOOL
59. What Farragut damned : TORPEDOES
61. Leash : REIN
62. Ore slag : SCORIA
63. Small flag : BANNERET
64. Transmitters: Abbr. : SDRS
65. Bus-driver's advice : STEPTOTHEREAR
67. Get rid of : SHED
70. Old Italian coins : TESTONES
72. Horse operas : OATERS
73. Almost: Prefix : PENE
74. Covered, as with quartz : CRYSTALED
76. Hayworth and Gam : RITAS
77. Brava or Rica : COSTA
78. Term of endearment : HON
79. Luau instruments : UKES
80. Runs in neutral : IDLES
81. Line to sign : DOTTED
82. Bee: Prefix : API
83. Desk-set unit : PEN
84. Blacksmith : SHOER
85. Follow-up book: Abbr. : SEQ
86. Common verb : ARE
87. Tarkington boy : PENROD
89. Panoramas : VIEWS
90. Quiet-flowing river : DON
91. Frazzle : FRAY
92. Monarch of tragedy : LEAR
93. Loft occupant : ORGAN
94. Tact : GOODTASTE
96. Fastener : HASP
97. Kind of new or name : BRAND
98. Energy unit : ERG
99. Reagan, to friends : RON
100. N. Y. time : EDT
101. Get more fondue : REDIP
102. Literary collection : ANA
103. Tuck's partner : NIP
104. Hundredth: Abbr. : PCT
107. Down-under city : ADELAIDE
110. Slowly : ONESTEPATATIME
115. Scoop seeker : REPORTER
116. Wentletrap : STAIRCASESHELL
117. Poisonous gases : ARSINES
118. ___ match : THREEONA
119. Asian land : SYRIA
1. About, in conversation : ORSO
2. D'Azur, for one : COTE
3. Culture medium : AGAR
4. Hilo wear : LEI
5. Overdue debt : ARREAR
6. Meadow sounds : BAAS
7. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
8. Chilly, in Scotland : SNELLY
9. Old Thai coin : TICAL
10. "Your time ___" : ISUP
11. Alphabet member: Abbr. : LTR
12. "My Name is Asher ___" : LEV
13. Recluses : EREMITES
14. Yearning one : PINER
15. Single : UNAL
16. Serbian measure : RIF
17. Aruba or Cuba: Abbr. : ISL
18. Musical space program : STAIRWAYTOTHESTARS
19. Fred's wife : MRSASTAIRE
20. Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
22. Vitamin group : BCOMPLEX
23. Factions : SIDES
30. Pindar output : ODES
32. Model T's relative : REO
33. Sup : EAT
34. Merman : ETHEL
35. Poetic word : EEN
36. Variants of a compound : ISOMERS
37. Put into symbols : NOTATED
38. Hitchcock opus : THETHIRTYNINESTEPS
39. Bagel's companion : LOX
40. Department-store sign : ESCALATORDOWN
41. Inattentive one : NAPPER
44. Twice 55,005 : IIOOIO
45. "High Noon" star : COOPER
46. Compass points : NNES
48. "___ transit . . . " : SIC
49. Bermudas : SHORTS
50. Doone and Luft : LORNAS
53. Henna jobs : RINSES
54. Mined in a way : STOPED
55. Faux pas : BONERS
58. Locales : SCENES
59. Tasks: Sp. : TAREAS
60. Tyrant : DESPOT
62. Hot, as goods : STOLEN
63. Go one up : BETTER
65. Risked : STAKED
66. Selassie's namesakes : HAILES
68. "___ your own risk" : ENTERAT
69. Pinafore's Dick : DEADEYE
71. Numbness : STUPOR
74. Bloke : CHAP
75. Climbing device : ROPELADDER
77. ___ au Vin : COQ
80. Type of gasoline engine : IHEAD
81. Marking on a stone : DENDRITE
84. Road marker : SIGNPOST
85. Locks or Canals : SOO
88. Bum ___ : RAP
89. True, in St. Lo : VRAI
90. Saluki, for one : DOG
91. Sally Rand's prop : FAN
93. Directive : ORDER
94. Hellenic: Prefix : GRAECO
95. Come ___ (occur) : TOPASS
96. "Do I ___ Waltz?" : HEARA
97. Adam et al. : BEDES
98. ___ nous : ENTRE
101. Formality : RITE
102. Continent, to French : ASIE
103. Astronauts' agency : NASA
104. Waterfront protrusion : PIER
105. Roman 951 : CMLI
106. Tissue : TELA
108. French statute : LOI
109. Scottish alder : ARN
111. High degree : NTH
112. Cup handle : EAR
113. Goat god : PAN
114. Shakespearean pronoun : THY

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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