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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Thursday, January 26, 1978

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 53-Across clue, "Former bird" would be more accurate, since the bird became extinct in 1907; left as in the original.

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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,393
Across
1
Beauty's mate : BEAST
6
"You Bet ___ Life" : YOUR
10
Verboten : TABU
14
Blood vessel: Comb. form : ANGIO
15
Brynner's is bald : PATE
16
Beame and Burrows : ABES
17
Edwin's brother: 1838–65 : JOHNWILKESBOOTH
20
Fit ___ fiddle : ASA
21
Greek letters : ETAS
22
One of the Borgias : CESARE
23
Use a letter opener : SLIT
24
Cambodia's Angkor ___ : WAT
25
California's Big ___ : SUR
26
Author of "Night-Side" : JOYCECAROLOATES
31
One way to read : ALOUD
32
Dunne or Castle : IRENE
33
Proceed : WEND
34
Joined together : FUSED
36
Isidor Isaac ___, physicist : RABI
40
Form of oxygen : OZONE
42
Gnawed : EATEN
43
"Grand old man of football" : AMOSALONZOSTAGG
48
Bklyn. campus : LIU
49
Parts of psyches : IDS
50
In the past : ONCE
51
Whole : ENTIRE
53
Bird of New Zealand : HUIA
54
Queen killer : ASP
57
Schulz girl : PEPPERMINTPATTY
60
Papal name : PIUS
61
Joined together : ONED
62
Name that is an anagram for Merle : ELMER
63
Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
64
Pitching statistic : LOSS
65
Go to Gretna Green : ELOPE
Down
1
___ California : BAJA
2
Son of Seth : ENOS
3
Turkish official : AGHA
4
Transgression : SIN
5
Dried off : TOWELED
6
"Oro ___" (Montana's motto) : YPLATA
7
Acorn droppers : OAKS
8
Salt Lake City player : UTE
9
Adapted to new measurement : RESCALED
10
N.M. tourist stop : TAOS
11
" . . . never ___ or brag" : ABOAST
12
"To thine own self ___": Polonius : BETRUE
13
Wedding attendants : USHERS
18
Resembling: Suffix : ITIC
19
"Somebody ___ de bay": Foster : BETON
23
Spanish coins, for short : SCUDOS
24
Lasted : WORE
26
Mandible : JAW
27
Relative of bravo : OLE
28
Not hither : YON
29
Up : RISEN
30
Treat tap water : AERATE
34
Poppycock : FOLDEROL
35
Individuals, in Taxco : UNOS
37
___ glance (cursorily) : ATA
38
Beseech : BEG
39
Gerund suffix : ING
41
The Congo today : ZAIRE
42
Certain fugitive : ESCAPEE
43
Historic Syrian city : ALEPPO
44
"What's ___ yours": Shakespeare : MINEIS
45
Production : OUTPUT
46
Relative of Gadzooks : ZOUNDS
47
"Step ___!" : ONIT
52
___ dixit : IPSE
53
Makes tracks : HIES
54
Prefix for sphere : ATMO
55
Stride : STEP
56
Combustible heap : PYRE
58
L–P connection : MNO
59
Kit and caboodle : ALL

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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