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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, January 4, 1974

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 50-Down clue had "Offtimes"; corrected it to "Ofttimes."

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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,910
Across
1. "___ spake Zarathustra" : THUS
5. Highlander : SCOT
9. Crescent points : CUSPS
14. Force in Pacific lore : MANA
15. Land: Abbr. : TERR
16. Horrify : APPAL
17. Opera feature : ARIA
18. There: Sp. : ALLI
19. In on, with "to" : PRIVY
20. Explosive : NITROGLYCERINE
23. French land areas : ILES
24. Malay dagger : KRIS
25. Certain Arabians : OMANIS
28. In the style of : ALA
29. Grayish yellow : ECRU
33. Mideast desert : NEGEV
34. Greek letter : THETA
36. Kind of session : RAP
37. Explosive : TRINITROTOLUENE
40. Summit: Prefix : ACR
41. Seed coverings : ARILS
42. Chekhov : ANTON
43. Insufferable one : PILL
45. Imitate : APE
46. Manifesto site : OSTEND
47. Mine entrance : ADIT
49. Polynesian image : TIKI
50. Explosive : HIGHLYVOLATILE
56. Myopic cartoon character : MAGOO
57. Refer to : CITE
58. Diving bird : LOON
59. Give the go-ahead to : ALLOW
60. Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
61. Collar : ETON
62. Bewilders : STUNS
63. Caesar et al. : SIDS
64. Sires' mates : DAMS
Down
1. Treasury agent : TMAN
2. Mata : HARI
3. One : UNIT
4. Architect Eero : SAARINEN
5. Developmental periods : STAGES
6. Honeycomb components : CELLS
7. Paris airport : ORLY
8. Rills : TRICKLETS
9. Shade of blue : CAPRI
10. Dawn, for example : UPRISE
11. Whirl : SPIN
12. ___ the way : PAVE
13. Crafty : SLY
21. De Havilland : OLIVIA
22. Muse : ERATO
25. Beer-bar sign : ONTAP
26. Thanks, in Monaco : MERCI
27. "It's ___!" : AGIRL
28. Make ___ in one : AHOLE
30. Mt. Ida's island : CRETE
31. Went too long : RANON
32. Knock off balance : UPEND
34. Altarpieces : TRIPTYCHS
35. No. 49 of 50 : ALASKA
38. Follow : TRAIL
39. Nameless : UNTITLED
44. Shallow pond : LAGOON
46. Certain tankers : OILERS
48. Arab sailing ships : DHOWS
49. Lugged : TOTED
50. Ofttimes screeching item : HALT
51. Cold-weather abode : IGLU
52. Clock numeral : VIII
53. Particle : IOTA
54. Come into view : LOOM
55. Austrian river : ENNS
56. Family members : MAS

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

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