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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, January 20, 1978

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,387
Across Down
1. Of heat : THERMIC
8. Star in Ursa Minor : POLARIS
15. Detour : REROUTE
16. Babylonian's neighbor : ELAMITE
17. Collected : AMASSED
18. Problem for an otologist : EARACHE
19. Spring celebrities : MOTHERANDFATHER
21. Pitcher in "The Boys of Summer" : ROE
22. Branch of math. : ALG
25. S.C. waterway : SANTEERIVER
33. Hur or Kenobi : BEN
34. Cicero's "Ho, there!" : HEUS
35. Kale; cabbage; lettuce : DOREMI
36. Don Juan or Casanova : AMORIST
38. Passed out : SWOONED
39. ___ uno : NUMERO
40. Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
41. Yorkshire river : URE
42. Region east of the Rockies : GREATPLAINS
44. Meth. : SYS
45. German one : EIN
46. Rainy-day stable scene : MUDDERANDFODDER
58. Seeing red : ENRAGED
59. A Day with Durocher, once : LARAINE
60. Meshed fabric : ETAMINE
61. Spring : EMANATE
62. Singer-athlete-actor: 1898–1976 : ROBESON
63. Irritated : RANKLED
1. Cable car : TRAM
2. Blood: Comb. form : HEMO
3. Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
4. ___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
5. Reflect : MUSE
6. Chariot route : ITER
7. Seed of the Swiss pine : CEDARNUT
8. River to Winyah Bay : PEEDEE
9. ___ the Fat, Norway's patron saint : OLAF
10. Zhivago's beloved : LARA
11. Latin-learner's word : AMAT
12. A Little with a lot of voices : RICH
13. "Thou the singer; ___ song!" : ITHE
14. Oracle : SEER
20. Have-___ (the poor) : NOTS
22. "Not with ___ but a whimper": Eliot : ABANG
23. Madagascar mammal : LEMUR
24. Folklore figure : GNOME
25. Gift that finished Hercules : SHIRT
26. He wrote "The Lion and the Fox" : AESOP
27. Booth of drama : EDWIN
28. Haley best seller : ROOTS
29. Postwar relief agcy. : IRO
30. Orb between Mercury and Earth : VENUS
31. Abrasive material : EMERY
32. Amusement-park features : RIDES
37. U.S. cartoonist : REA
38. Con man : SWINDLER
40. Ex-pitcher Johnny : SAIN
43. Heavy-footed : LEADEN
46. Sea: Ger. : MEER
47. Golden-rule word : UNTO
48. Colorless : DRAB
49. British title : DAME
50. Shield : EGIS
51. Neighbor of Carson City : RENO
52. Rumor, personified : FAMA
53. Algerian seaport : ORAN
54. Clammy : DANK
55. Channel selector : DIAL
56. ___ en point (heraldry term) : ENTE
57. Clarinet or oboe : REED

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

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