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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

VARIATIONS

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
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Dry up, as lips : CHAP
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Goon : THUG
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Cantor and Lupino : IDAS
13
"If ___ be so bold" : IMAY
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Very gentle treatment: Abbr. : TLC
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Louvre name : LISA
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Night: Prefix : NOCT
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Louvre name : MONA
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"I told you so!" : HAH
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Always : EVER
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Handy Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Pear-shaped instrument : LUTE
28
Frenziedly : AMOK
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Period : ERA
30
Egret plumes, e.g. : FEATHERSOFABIRD
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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
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Entity : UNIT
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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
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Cry of contempt : POH
61
Corporate V.I.P. : EXEC
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Sweet coin? : SOU
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One less than a crowd : TWO
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Reign of ___ : TERROR
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Toward the stern : ABAFT
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Collected (with "in") : RAKED
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Wastelands : HEATHS
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Two ___ kind : OFA
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Polynesian canoe : PAHI
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Tandem : BIKE
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Restless one : GOER
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In medias ___ : RES
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Bulls or Bullets : FIVE
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Slopes transport : TBAR
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Certain head of hair : MOP
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Space agcy. : NASA
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Take ___ at (gibe) : ADIG
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Seven deadly items : SINS
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Seine or trawl : NET
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Prefix for sphere : HEMI
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Me., N.H., R.I., etc. : NENG
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N.Y. time : EDT
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Enemy : FOEMAN
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Statesman Root : ELIHU
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Intrusive : NOSEY
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Swindle : RIPOFF
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Maximal ending : EST
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Machine part : COG
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Speak irrationally : RANT
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"No-No" girl, for short : NAN
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Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
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She pined for Narcissus : ECHO
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Observed : BEHELD
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Player under a dome : ASTRO
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___ the press : HOTOFF
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G.I. address : APO
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Charles Lamb : ELIA
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Thai money : BAHT
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Military headwear : KEPI
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Cupid : EROS
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Precursor : FOURRIER
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Nobel chemist : UREY
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He: It. : ESSO
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___-car : RENTA
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Egyptian god : PTAH
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Day of worship: Abbr. : SAB
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Jiff : SEC
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Tennis shortcoming : NORETURNOFPOINT
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"___ on parle . . . " : ICI
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Besought : PLED
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Town near Milan : LODI
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Pelée output : LAVA
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Debauchee : ROUE
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Poetry: Abbr. : VER
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Counting-out word : EENY
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Sometime gym dance : PROM
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World oil assn. : OPEC
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Actress Loretta : SWIT
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Culminate : END
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Canadian Indian : CREE
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J.D. Salinger girl : ESME
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Withered : SERE
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Breaks bread : EATS
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Treble or bass : CLEF
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Drone's home : HIVE
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" . . . against ___ of troubles" : ASEA
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One at an early bash in Eden : PARTOFTHEFIRSTPARTY
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Child's retreat : TREEHOUSE
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Breakfast fare : HOTROLL
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Merkel et al. : UNAS
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Lively dance : GALOP
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Like some fillings : INLAID
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Pair : DOUBLET
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Pawn to king four, e.g. : ACTIONOFTHEPIECE
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Suffix with mob or gang : STER
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Hogg : IMA
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Painful instant for Trigger : MOMENTOFTHESPUR
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State of lawlessness : ANOMIE
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Gabs away : YAKS
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Demonstration staged by food fish : THEMARCHOFIDES
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City of Thessaly : LARISSA
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Discipline : CHASTEN
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Alts. : HTS
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Building agcy. : FHA
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___ turn (just right) : DONETOA
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P.I. native : MORO
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Dark brown, to a chestnut : COLOROFANOTHERHORSE
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Boston : HUB
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Illuminated : LIT
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Not as experienced : RAWER
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Spring mo. : APR
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Second phone: Abbr. : EXT
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Interrogated : ASKED
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DiMaggio : JOE
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Official scorer's job : JUDGMENTOFERRORS
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Duncan's murder ("Macbeth": II, i) : CRIMEOFTHESCENE
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Piece of writing : ESSAY
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Gulch : RAVINE
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Rental units: Abbr. : APTS
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More diminutive : BABIER
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Turkey-stuffing situation : AHANDINTHEBIRD
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"Go fly ___!" : AKITE
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Dime-novel stuff : TRASH
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Alberta resort : BANFF
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___ Paul Kruger : OOM
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Yolky : EGGY
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Stable talk : NEIGH
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Must : HASTO
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Cite : MENTION
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___ cit. : LOC
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Compass reading : NNE
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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180-degree turn : ABOUTFACE
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"So sorry!" : OOPS
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Awkward one : OAF
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Whitney : ELI
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Prevarication : LIE
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Insulting : ABUSIVE
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Crusader's foe : SARACEN
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Fourth of July theme : FREEDOM
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Bakery purchase : POPOVER
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Wee Willie or Ruby : KEELER
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Punctual : ONTIME
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Erwin : STU
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Talk it over : RAP
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Guthrie et al. : ARLOS
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Guesswork, for short : SPEC
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Leather flask : OLPE
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Scruff : NAPE
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Hawkeyes' home : IOWA
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After soir : NUIT
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Asian holidays : TETS
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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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