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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
1. Become raspy : HOARSEN
8. Copycat : APER
12. Name of 12 popes : PIUS
16. Gas-electricity agcy. : FPC
19. Girl in "Great Expectations" : ESTELLA
20. Like some fractions : REDUCIBLE
22. NOW goal : ERA
23. 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
34. Snake oil, ostensibly : CURE
35. Words to "The William Tell Overture" : HIHOARGENTUM
38. Abdicate : DEMIT
39. Maintains : HAS
42. Arabian Sea sultanate : OMAN
43. Speech flaw : LISP
44. Capital of 42 Across : MUSCAT
45. Motor fuels : OCTANES
47. Early Scandinavian : GEAT
49. 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
58. Grips for swashbucklers : HILTS
59. Pop : DAD
62. Birthplace of Ceres : ENNA
63. Pit vipers : CUPRUMHEADS
65. Horse-collar part : HAME
66. Erwin from Squaw Valley : STU
67. Nimbi : AURAE
68. Roger Moore TV role : SAINT
69. Rice style : PILAF
70. Of minimum clarity : MURKIEST
73. V.P. to F.D.R. : HST
74. British Honduras, today : BELIZE
75. Like some horses : DAPPLED
77. Med. subject : ANAT
79. Oxidative : AEROBIC
80. Maternal kin : ENATES
81. Elusive : EELY
83. Utah's flower : SEGO
84. Savings-account addn. : INT
85. Hindu fire god: Var. : AGNIS
86. Showy embellishment : AURUMPLATING
90. Twin : DUAL
91. Crumbs: Sp. : MIGAS
92. Miller's salesman : LOMAN
93. Balanchine ballet : ROMA
97. Braes : HILLSIDES
99. Teasdale : SARA
100. Cowboy flick : OATER
101. Building annex : ELL
102. Innermost orbiter : PLANETHYDRARGYRUM
106. Wassail quaff : ALE
107. Hermetic device : INNERSEAL
108. Handout to the press : RELEASE
109. Dusk to dusk : DAY
110. Toils : NETS
111. Like "pie" : EASY
112. Protruding, as from water : EMERSED
Down
1. Therefore : HENCE
2. "___ mio" : OSOLE
3. Stock-market term : ATPAR
4. Chutney, e.g. : RELISH
5. Inner-city sight : SLUM
6. Street name : ELM
7. Collar : NAB
8. U.S. Open golf champ: 1927 : ARMOUR
9. Stereotypical pirate : PEGLEG
10. Cheese city : EDAM
11. Country: Lat. : RUS
12. Amassed : PILEDUP
13. Footnote word : IBIDEM
14. Arm bones : ULNAS
15. Falconry verb : SEEL
16. D.A.'s obstacle : FERRUMCLADALIBI
17. Conference before a hearing : PRETRIAL
18. Tape holder : CASSETTE
21. "Orphée" and "Le Repos" : COROTS
24. Prussian lancer : UHLAN
29. Plant's adaptation to a new milieu : ECESIS
31. Memorable Turkish chief : AHMED
32. Feathery scarves : BOAS
33. Clothing category : KNITS
36. Asia Minor region : IONIA
37. Opposite of ut : ELA
38. Truro sight : DUNES
39. Put-ons : HOAXES
40. Brogue, for one : ACCENT
41. Whence many a tune has come : STANNUMPANALLEY
44. Emporia : MARTS
46. Met highlight : ARIA
47. Dadaism and Cubism : GENRES
48. He sold his birthright : ESAU
49. African grassland : VELDT
51. Cocoon dwellers : PUPAE
53. One of the believers : THEIST
54. Yankee pitcher : TIANT
56. Ghastly : LURID
57. "6 ___ Riv Vu" : RMS
60. Like Casey's Mets : AMAZIN
61. Recall reason : DEFECT
63. Vegetables, for short : CUKES
64. Amused expression : HAHA
65. Hawaiian port : HILO
67. City on the Rhone : ARLES
69. Big name in Argentina : PERON
71. Before such time : UPTILL
72. Ankle : TALUS
74. Israeli chief : BEGIN
75. Nonpaying passenger : DEADHEAD
76. Leeward island : ANGUILLA
78. Soldier in "King Henry V" : NYM
79. Bataan native : AETA
81. Ionesco and Ormandy : EUGENES
82. Utensil on a pencil : ERASER
83. Neighbor of Leyte : SAMAR
86. Furnishing help : AIDANT
87. Dry lakes : PLAYAS
88. Dignified : LORDLY
89. Not so sunny : GRAYER
91. Heffalump's creator : MILNE
94. Other women, in Mexico : OTRAS
95. Liège's river : MEUSE
96. Fortified : ARMED
98. Washer cycle : SPIN
99. La Guardia's neighbor : SHEA
100. Oeillade : OGLE
103. Lao-___, famed Taoist : TSE
104. Live : ARE
105. 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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