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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, November 10, 1978

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,594
Across
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Swiss painter: 1879–1940 : KLEE
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Tallow sources : SUETS
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Porsena : LARS
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Ensuing : NEXT
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Visual : OPTIC
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Invention seed : IDEA
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Nevil Shute book (with 34 and 52 Across, a summer observation) : ONTHEBEACH
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Ray Guy specialty : PUNT
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Last place, in sports : BASEMENT
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"Purple Dust" playwright : OCASEY
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Incursion : RAID
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Dean Martin, frequently : ROASTER
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Open to view : PATENT
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Medical measurement : PULSE
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Violinist Stern : ISAAC
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Tapioca source : SALEP
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Past : AGO
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Sky formation : THELITTLEDIPPER
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Rhode Island Red : HEN
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Whittled : PARED
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Stage designer Bernstein : ALINE
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Storied pachyderm : BABAR
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Genuflects : KNEELS
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Without being spoken : TACITLY
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Black-fin snapper : SESI
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Orbital extremity : APOGEE
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Line drive : SCREAMER
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"The King and I" sound effect : GONG
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Loses purposely : TAKESADIVE
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Yen : URGE
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"Mother ___": Kipling : OMINE
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Zeno of ___ : ELEA
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Rigel or Altair : STAR
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Hamburger serving : PATTY
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Mail : SEND
Down
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Handle of a sort : KNOB
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Yakutsk's river : LENA
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Second phones: Abbr. : EXTS
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Heavenly : ETHEREAL
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"Amen!" : SOBEIT
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Bowl over : UPEND
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Nervous twitch : TIC
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Like a Ph.D. : SCHOOLED
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Digestive enzyme : LIPASE
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Parched : ADUST
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Actress Taylor : RENEE
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Wanton deity : SATYR
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Unfetter : EMANCIPATE
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Sight from Baku : CASPIANSEA
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Like some paper : RULED
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Crux : PITH
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She wrote "Moths" : ASHE
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Captured, to Cowper : TAEN
28
Less colorful : PALER
30
Digress : STRAY
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" . . . baked in ___" : APIE
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D.D.E. was one : GENL
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Smeltery fodder : ORES
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Type of photograph : TABLETOP
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The seven daughters of Atlas : PLEIADES
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Two, vis-à-vis one : BIGGER
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Coarse woolen cloth : KERSEY
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Iberian river : TAGUS
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To the left, at sea : APORT
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Line dance : CONGA
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Perfume : SCENT
47
Short parody : SKIT
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Miss's proverbial equivalent : MILE
49
Balanced : EVEN
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Have an audition : READ
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Candlenut tree : AMA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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