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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 Down
1. Swiss painter: 1879–1940 : KLEE
5. Tallow sources : SUETS
10. Porsena : LARS
14. Ensuing : NEXT
15. Visual : OPTIC
16. Invention seed : IDEA
17. Nevil Shute book (with 34 and 52 Across, a summer observation) : ONTHEBEACH
19. Ray Guy specialty : PUNT
20. Last place, in sports : BASEMENT
21. "Purple Dust" playwright : OCASEY
23. Incursion : RAID
24. Dean Martin, frequently : ROASTER
25. Open to view : PATENT
28. Medical measurement : PULSE
29. Violinist Stern : ISAAC
30. Tapioca source : SALEP
31. Past : AGO
34. Sky formation : THELITTLEDIPPER
37. Rhode Island Red : HEN
38. Whittled : PARED
39. Stage designer Bernstein : ALINE
40. Storied pachyderm : BABAR
41. Genuflects : KNEELS
42. Without being spoken : TACITLY
45. Black-fin snapper : SESI
46. Orbital extremity : APOGEE
47. Line drive : SCREAMER
51. "The King and I" sound effect : GONG
52. Loses purposely : TAKESADIVE
54. Yen : URGE
55. "Mother ___": Kipling : OMINE
56. Zeno of ___ : ELEA
57. Rigel or Altair : STAR
58. Hamburger serving : PATTY
59. Mail : SEND
1. Handle of a sort : KNOB
2. Yakutsk's river : LENA
3. Second phones: Abbr. : EXTS
4. Heavenly : ETHEREAL
5. "Amen!" : SOBEIT
6. Bowl over : UPEND
7. Coup d'___ : ETAT
8. Nervous twitch : TIC
9. Like a Ph.D. : SCHOOLED
10. Digestive enzyme : LIPASE
11. Parched : ADUST
12. Actress Taylor : RENEE
13. Wanton deity : SATYR
18. Unfetter : EMANCIPATE
22. Sight from Baku : CASPIANSEA
24. Like some paper : RULED
25. Crux : PITH
26. She wrote "Moths" : ASHE
27. Captured, to Cowper : TAEN
28. Less colorful : PALER
30. Digress : STRAY
31. " . . . baked in ___" : APIE
32. D.D.E. was one : GENL
33. Smeltery fodder : ORES
35. Type of photograph : TABLETOP
36. The seven daughters of Atlas : PLEIADES
40. Two, vis-à-vis one : BIGGER
41. Coarse woolen cloth : KERSEY
42. Iberian river : TAGUS
43. To the left, at sea : APORT
44. Line dance : CONGA
45. Perfume : SCENT
47. Short parody : SKIT
48. Miss's proverbial equivalent : MILE
49. Balanced : EVEN
50. Have an audition : READ
53. Candlenut tree : AMA

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

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