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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.
PS 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 Down
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
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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