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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, October 12, 1979

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 97, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,930
Across
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Source of tequila : MESCAL
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Waterfall : CATARACT
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Breathe out : EXHALE
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Cuddly : ADORABLE
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Novel by Philip Roth : GOODBYECOLUMBUS
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"___ Grows in Brooklyn" : ATREE
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Man for whom a berry was named : LOGAN
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Beast of burden : ASS
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Covered with trash : LITTERY
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Feminine ending : ETTE
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Mil. training center : OCS
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West Point initials : USMA
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Less straightforward : SLIER
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Kafka novel, with "The" : TRIAL
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"Do I ___ Waltz?" : HEARA
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Tech. degree : BCHE
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Word of dismay : UGH
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Difficult to hold : EELY
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Star of "Gigi" and "Lili" : CARON
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Grouses : MOANS
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"___ mio" : OSOLE
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A few or more : SOME
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Dippy : MAD
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Creatures in a Steinbeck title : MICE
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Symbol of Utah : BEEHIVE
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Chosen: Fr. : ELU
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Turkic language : TATAR
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King of Crete : MINOS
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Slogan used by travel agents : DISCOVERAMERICA
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Frappe ingredient : ICECREAM
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Course for a future M.D. : PREMED
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Garb for choristers : CASSOCKS
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Do the hootchy-kootchy : GYRATE
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Large: Comb. form : MEGALO
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Strangely beautiful : EXOTIC
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Summer wear : SHORTS
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Attendee at 26 Across : CADET
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Willy ___, rocket expert : LEY
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Unpleasant: Comb. form : CACO
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Terhune's "Lad: ___" : ADOG
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"Welcome ___," Altman film : TOLA
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___ for one's money : ARUN
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Namath, in 1977 : RAM
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Monastic : ABBATIAL
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Growing in bunches, as grapes : CLUSTERY
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Mosaic tile : TESSERA
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Paradises : ELYSIUMS
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Play about androids : RUR
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Mr. ___, myopic cartoon character : MAGOO
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Palace in Granada : ALHAMBRA
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Fillies, mares, etc. : SHES
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Shoe size : TENE
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San Pietro in Vaticano, for one : BASILICA
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Signs of spring : CROCUSES
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Aperture : HOLE
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Thalian : COMEDIC
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Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
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Least quantities : MINIMA
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Long-legged bird : AVOCET
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Marquis ___ : DESADE
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___ board : EMERY
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Personnel official : HIRER
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Matador's victim : TORO
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French preposition : AVEC
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Hardwood : TEAK
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"___ and the Man" : ARMS
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Prescription amt. : CCS
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Distance-fuel ratio: Abbr. : MPG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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