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Ernst Theimer
Ernst Theimer

New York Times, Saturday, October 1, 1983

44-Down : Follower of Lao-tse

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Ernst Theimer has 50 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,380
Across
1
Rebuff : SLAP
5
Fido's favorite org. : SPCA
9
West Coast athlete : UCLAN
14
City on the Wabash : PERU
15
Mobster : HOOD
16
Elimelech's wife : NAOMI
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State : AVER
18
Sicilian resort : ENNA
19
Beard group : TROOP
20
What 25, 42 and 48 Across clarify : MISCONCEPTIONS
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Shh! : HUSH
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Cultivate : TILL
25
"Alas! poor Yorick. I knew him, ___" : HORATIONOTWELL
31
Wrong : AMISS
32
Site of Mercyhurst College : ERIE
33
Charged particle : ION
35
Take on cargo : LADE
36
Metric-system initials : CGS
37
Swedish rock group : ABBA
38
Exclamation of surprise : OHO
39
Suffix with origin : ATOR
41
Hotfoot it away : SCRAM
42
It swallowed Amittai's son: Jonah 1:17 : AFISHNOTAWHALE
46
Greek letters : PSIS
47
Turkish regiment : ALAI
48
"Music has charms to soothe a savage ___" : BREASTNOTBEAST
54
Sans ___ (carefree) : SOUCI
55
Streak or stripe in Sarthe : RAIE
56
Ballot : VOTE
57
Indian wild sheep : URIAL
58
Cold-war adversary : USSR
59
A son of Seth : ENOS
60
Judges' seats : BANCS
61
Sign that may stop a truck : EATS
62
Stock-exchange membership : SEAT
Down
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Mex., Hond. et al. : SPAM
2
Dolly of "Hello, Dolly!" : LEVI
3
Hebe's brother : ARES
4
Intent of a commercial : PURCHASE
5
Chinese province, rich in loess : SHENSI
6
Blanketlike raincoat : PONCHO
7
Dunce-cap shape : CONE
8
Electricians' linking devices : ADAPTORS
9
"___ meet again" : UNTILWE
10
She married Clark : CAROLE
11
Symbol of craziness : LOON
12
Gosden role : AMOS
13
Pincer : NIP
21
Parts of innings : OUTS
22
Buckwheat tree : TITI
25
Circle of light : HALO
26
Birthplace of G.R.F. : OMAHA
27
Free from : RIDOF
28
Rio ___, S.A. stream : NEGRO
29
Sign of the zodiac : LIBRA
30
Having rounded divisions : LOBAL
34
Title : NAME
36
Explain the sense : CONSTRUE
37
Is successful : ACHIEVES
39
What a slater does : ASSAILS
40
"Now hear ___!" : THIS
41
Mop : SWAB
43
Plant of the madder family : IPECAC
44
Follower of Lao-tse : TAOIST
45
Changes : ALTERS
48
Cold wind : BORA
49
Destroy : RUIN
50
Space org. : NASA
51
Outstanding : AONE
52
Greek portico : STOA
53
Use a cupel : TEST
54
U-boat : SUB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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