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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Saturday, November 23, 1974

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,233
Across
1. Magical incantation : ABRACADABRA
12. Amassment : ACCUMULATION
13. Nonrolling stone's activity, presumably : GATHERINGMOSS
14. Famous fuguist : BACH
15. . . . as a bug in ___ : ARUG
16. Darrow's field : LAW
17. Son of Adam : SETH
18. Reputations : FAMES
20. Twelve, in Spain : DOCE
21. Brewed tea : STEEPED
23. Boring tool : AUGER
24. Unhappy endings : SADNOTES
26. Quarries : PREYS
27. D. C. man : SENATOR
29. Saw : SPIED
32. Low-calorie desserts : GELATINS
37. Blood vessel : AORTA
38. Kind of city election : MAYORAL
39. Weaver's reed : SLEY
40. Hollywood trophy : OSCAR
43. Viscous : ROPY
44. Fond du ___ : LAC
45. ___ breve : ALLA
46. Volcano : ETNA
47. Scooped treats : ICECREAMCONES
51. First-aid kits of a sort : MEDICINEBAGS
52. Certain Apocalypse believers : PRESENTISTS
Down
1. Arthritis drug : ACTH
2. Unit of bananas: Abbr. : BCH
3. Regret : RUE
4. Father of Moses : AMRAM
5. Cook, in France : CUIRE
6. Alder genus : ALNUS
7. Pistol: Var. : DAGG
8. Air: Abbr. : ATM
9. High-school subject : BIOLOGY
10. Architectural ornaments : ROSACES
11. Part of Q. and A. : ANSWER
12. City near Cologne : AACHEN
13. Like some fences : GATED
14. Greek letter : BETA
17. Draft initials : SSS
18. Paid tribute to : FETED
19. Post of Yemen : ADEN
20. Owed : DUE
22. ___ question (ask) : POSEA
23. Imposing group : ARRAY
25. Droop : SAG
26. Bear or ice cap : POLAR
28. Musical subject : TEMA
29. One who comforts : SOLACER
30. Antedate : PRECEDE
31. Noun suffix : ITY
33. Rich pastries : TORTES
34. Fetters : IRONS
35. Calif. wine valley : NAPA
36. Cunning : SLY
37. ___ as a wet rag : ASLIMP
40. Liquid in fat : OLEIN
41. Opinion : SLANT
42. "I ___ saw, I conquered" : CAMEI
45. Maple tree: Sp. : ARCE
46. Wankel et al.: Abbr. : ENGS
48. On the near side: Prefix : CIS
49. TV network : CBS
50. Cereal grain : OAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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