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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

ELEMENTARY SUBSTITUTES

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1979

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,946
Across
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Become raspy : HOARSEN
8
Copycat : APER
12
Name of 12 popes : PIUS
16
Gas-electricity agcy. : FPC
19
Girl in "Great Expectations" : ESTELLA
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Like some fractions : REDUCIBLE
22
NOW goal : ERA
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Modern fuel : NOPLUMBUMGASOLINE
25
Second notes : RES
26
Insurance transaction : CLAIM
27
Celeste from N.Y.C. : HOLM
28
Air-strike warnings : REDALERTS
30
Suffixes with convention and auction : EERS
31
"Red Roses for ___ Lady" : ABLUE
33
1973 Wimbledon champ : KODES
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Snake oil, ostensibly : CURE
35
Words to "The William Tell Overture" : HIHOARGENTUM
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Abdicate : DEMIT
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Maintains : HAS
42
Arabian Sea sultanate : OMAN
43
Speech flaw : LISP
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Capital of 42 Across : MUSCAT
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Motor fuels : OCTANES
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Early Scandinavian : GEAT
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Relative of chocolat : VANILLE
50
Mite or tick : ACARID
51
Place for Caesar's calceus : PES
52
Founder of the Carmelite reform : STTERESA
55
City near Dayton : XENIA
56
Kind of year : LUNAR
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Grips for swashbucklers : HILTS
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Pop : DAD
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Birthplace of Ceres : ENNA
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Pit vipers : CUPRUMHEADS
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Horse-collar part : HAME
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Erwin from Squaw Valley : STU
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Nimbi : AURAE
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Roger Moore TV role : SAINT
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Rice style : PILAF
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Of minimum clarity : MURKIEST
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V.P. to F.D.R. : HST
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British Honduras, today : BELIZE
75
Like some horses : DAPPLED
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Med. subject : ANAT
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Oxidative : AEROBIC
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Maternal kin : ENATES
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Elusive : EELY
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Utah's flower : SEGO
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Savings-account addn. : INT
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Hindu fire god: Var. : AGNIS
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Showy embellishment : AURUMPLATING
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Twin : DUAL
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Crumbs: Sp. : MIGAS
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Miller's salesman : LOMAN
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Balanchine ballet : ROMA
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Braes : HILLSIDES
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Teasdale : SARA
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Cowboy flick : OATER
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Building annex : ELL
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Innermost orbiter : PLANETHYDRARGYRUM
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Wassail quaff : ALE
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Hermetic device : INNERSEAL
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Handout to the press : RELEASE
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Dusk to dusk : DAY
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Toils : NETS
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Like "pie" : EASY
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Protruding, as from water : EMERSED
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Therefore : HENCE
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"___ mio" : OSOLE
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Stock-market term : ATPAR
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Chutney, e.g. : RELISH
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Inner-city sight : SLUM
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Street name : ELM
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Collar : NAB
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U.S. Open golf champ: 1927 : ARMOUR
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Stereotypical pirate : PEGLEG
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Cheese city : EDAM
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Country: Lat. : RUS
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Amassed : PILEDUP
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Footnote word : IBIDEM
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Arm bones : ULNAS
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Falconry verb : SEEL
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D.A.'s obstacle : FERRUMCLADALIBI
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Conference before a hearing : PRETRIAL
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Tape holder : CASSETTE
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"Orphée" and "Le Repos" : COROTS
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Prussian lancer : UHLAN
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Plant's adaptation to a new milieu : ECESIS
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Memorable Turkish chief : AHMED
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Feathery scarves : BOAS
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Clothing category : KNITS
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Asia Minor region : IONIA
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Opposite of ut : ELA
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Truro sight : DUNES
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Put-ons : HOAXES
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Brogue, for one : ACCENT
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Whence many a tune has come : STANNUMPANALLEY
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Emporia : MARTS
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Met highlight : ARIA
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Dadaism and Cubism : GENRES
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He sold his birthright : ESAU
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African grassland : VELDT
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Cocoon dwellers : PUPAE
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One of the believers : THEIST
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Yankee pitcher : TIANT
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Ghastly : LURID
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"6 ___ Riv Vu" : RMS
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Like Casey's Mets : AMAZIN
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Recall reason : DEFECT
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Vegetables, for short : CUKES
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Amused expression : HAHA
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Hawaiian port : HILO
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Big name in Argentina : PERON
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Before such time : UPTILL
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Ankle : TALUS
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Israeli chief : BEGIN
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Nonpaying passenger : DEADHEAD
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Leeward island : ANGUILLA
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Soldier in "King Henry V" : NYM
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Bataan native : AETA
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Ionesco and Ormandy : EUGENES
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Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
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Neighbor of Leyte : SAMAR
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Furnishing help : AIDANT
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Dry lakes : PLAYAS
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Dignified : LORDLY
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Not so sunny : GRAYER
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Heffalump's creator : MILNE
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Other women, in Mexico : OTRAS
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Liège's river : MEUSE
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Fortified : ARMED
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Washer cycle : SPIN
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La Guardia's neighbor : SHEA
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Oeillade : OGLE
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Lao-___, famed Taoist : TSE
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Live : ARE
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Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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