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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Friday, November 30, 1979

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,979
Across Down
1. Khachaturian : ARAM
5. Scaups and scoters : SEADUCKS
13. Mild cigar : CLARO
14. Public regulation : ORDINANCE
16. Damask material : LINEN
17. Like Inspector Clouseau : MALADROIT
18. Died down : ABATED
20. Barn's neighbor : SILO
21. Demolition compound : TNT
22. Impassioned acclaims : DITHYRAMBS
24. "___ boy!" : ATTA
25. ___ curiae (friend of the court) : AMICUS
26. Saudi noble : SHEIK
27. Put two and two together : SUM
30. Rara ___ : AVIS
31. Parish officer : BEADLE
32. Bad-mouthed : KNOCKED
34. Seek guidance : CONSULT
35. Acre's land : ISRAEL
36. Northeast European : BALT
37. Summerall : PAT
38. Nobel poet of 1960 : LEGER
39. Non compos ___ : MENTIS
41. "___ Get It for You Wholesale" : ICAN
42. Eddic tales : NORSEMYTHS
46. N.Y.C. promise : FUN
47. Scandal-sheet lowdown : DIRT
48. Sabotage the limited : DERAIL
49. It makes three of one : TRISECTOR
52. Saltpeter, British style : NITRE
53. Pirates of South Orange, N.J. : SETONHALL
54. Sought to determine net weight : TARED
55. Frappes and parfaits : DESSERTS
56. Ream or ocean : SCAD
1. Defendant's defense : ALIBI
2. Charged : RANAT
3. "Lady Soul" Franklin : ARETHA
4. Successful investment : MONEYMAKER
5. Kompong ___, Cambodia : SOM
6. Famous Dutch intellectual : ERASMUS
7. Impromptu bits : ADLIBS
8. TV controls : DIALS
9. Annul : UNDO
10. Essex or Edsel : CAR
11. Even-steven, as a baseball score : KNOTTEDUP
12. Tiny bit : SCINTILLA
13. Not naked : CLAD
15. Paul Robinson's comic-strip teen-ager : ETTAKETT
19. Twaddle : DRIVEL
23. Part of DNA : ACID
24. Exclamations of discovery : AHAS
26. Greeting-card verses : SENTIMENTS
27. Cabled conveyances : SKILIFTS
28. Kind of loan : UNSECURED
29. Gem named after financier J.P. : MORGANITE
31. Wolfed : BOLTED
33. City on the Orne : CAEN
34. Gives the ax : CANS
36. Brecht : BERTOLT
39. Short-barreled cannon : MORTAR
40. Aramaic tongue : SYRIAC
42. Recess for a statue : NICHE
43. Range of the Carpathians : TATRA
44. Put to work : HIRED
45. Husky's burden : SLED
47. Iniquitous places : DENS
50. Message like Mayday : SOS
51. Tusitala's monogram : RLS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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