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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Saturday, January 19, 1974

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H J }, Scrabble score: 339 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,925
Across
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Decorative garlands : FESTOONS
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___ complaint (protests formally) : FILESA
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Outside : EXTERNAL
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Science-fiction writer Isaac : ASIMOV
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Fanaticism : ZEALOTRY
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Balanced : STABLE
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Pueblo Indian : ZUNI
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Entranced : RAPT
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Approach : NEAR
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Reference work: Abbr. : ENC
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Models : POSES
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Pound of poetry : EZRA
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Simmer : STEW
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Booty : SWAG
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Sharp angle : ZIG
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Arab cloaks : ABAS
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Cerulean : SKYBLUE
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Revokes, in law : ADEEMS
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Tyrrhenian Sea port : PALERMO
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Lioness of literature : ELSA
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Help : AID
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Stake : PALE
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Society-page girls : DEBS
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Explosives : TNTS
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Low-lying lands : VALES
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On the ___ vive : QUI
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Biblical kingdom : ELAM
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Peach ___ : FUZZ
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Woodsman's cry : TIMBER
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Coat with zinc or tin : METALIZE
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Spanish months : ENEROS
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Henny Youngman specialty : ONELINER
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Tranquil : SERENE
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Some sea bass : STRIPERS
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Hats : FEZZES
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Stage direction : EXEUNT
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Posture : STANCE
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Low-caste Hindu : TELI
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Neighbor of Que. : ONT
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New York harbor area : NARROWS
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___ fox : SLYASA
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Abstains from food : FASTS
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Doer: Suffix : IST
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Tropical vine : LIANE
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Defraud in a way : EMBEZZLE
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Hospital area : SOLARIUM
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Certain statistics : AVERAGES
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Fastens : PEGS
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Hymn : PSALM
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Merchandise : WARE
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___ and grill : BAR
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Vegetables : KALES
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Length measures: Abbr. : YDS
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Necklace unit : BEAD
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Calcium minerals : APATITES
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Posh Philadelphia suburban area : MAINLINE
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Veteran : OLDTIMER
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October stone : OPAL
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Iron or tin, e.g. : ELEMENT
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Los ___ : ALAMOS
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Horse : EQUINE
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Lobby intercom button : BUZZER
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Sorters, as of oranges : SIZERS
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Swashbuckler's weapon : SABRE
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Stanza : VERSE
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Do a pancake job : FLIP
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Long time : EON
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Yukon or Northwest: Abbr. : TER
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Actress MacGraw : ALI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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