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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, January 20, 1978

62-Across : Singer-athlete-actor: 1898-1976

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
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,387
Across
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Of heat : THERMIC
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Star in Ursa Minor : POLARIS
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Detour : REROUTE
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Babylonian's neighbor : ELAMITE
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Collected : AMASSED
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Problem for an otologist : EARACHE
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Spring celebrities : MOTHERANDFATHER
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Pitcher in "The Boys of Summer" : ROE
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Branch of math. : ALG
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S.C. waterway : SANTEERIVER
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Hur or Kenobi : BEN
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Cicero's "Ho, there!" : HEUS
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Kale; cabbage; lettuce : DOREMI
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Don Juan or Casanova : AMORIST
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Passed out : SWOONED
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___ uno : NUMERO
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Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
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Yorkshire river : URE
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Region east of the Rockies : GREATPLAINS
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Meth. : SYS
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German one : EIN
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Rainy-day stable scene : MUDDERANDFODDER
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Seeing red : ENRAGED
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A Day with Durocher, once : LARAINE
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Meshed fabric : ETAMINE
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Spring : EMANATE
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Singer-athlete-actor: 1898-1976 : ROBESON
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Irritated : RANKLED
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Cable car : TRAM
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Blood: Comb. form : HEMO
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Reflect : MUSE
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Chariot route : ITER
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Seed of the Swiss pine : CEDARNUT
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River to Winyah Bay : PEEDEE
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___ the Fat, Norway's patron saint : OLAF
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Zhivago's beloved : LARA
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Latin-learner's word : AMAT
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A Little with a lot of voices : RICH
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"Thou the singer; ___ song!" : ITHE
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Oracle : SEER
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Have-___ (the poor) : NOTS
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"Not with ___ but a whimper": Eliot : ABANG
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Madagascar mammal : LEMUR
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Folklore figure : GNOME
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Gift that finished Hercules : SHIRT
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He wrote "The Lion and the Fox" : AESOP
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Booth of drama : EDWIN
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Haley best seller : ROOTS
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Postwar relief agcy. : IRO
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Orb between Mercury and Earth : VENUS
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Abrasive material : EMERY
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Amusement-park features : RIDES
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U.S. cartoonist : REA
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Con man : SWINDLER
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Ex-pitcher Johnny : SAIN
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Heavy-footed : LEADEN
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Sea: Ger. : MEER
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Colorless : DRAB
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British title : DAME
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Shield : EGIS
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Neighbor of Carson City : RENO
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Rumor, personified : FAMA
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Clammy : DANK
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Channel selector : DIAL
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___ en point (heraldry term) : ENTE
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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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