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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1977

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 101, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,343
Across
1. Certainly didn't emote : UNDERACTED
11. Distaff links org. : LPGA
15. Wimbledon champ: 1959, 1960, 1964 : MARIABUENO
16. Cheap magazine material : PULP
17. Illusory : PHANTASMAL
18. Hog feed : SLOP
19. Partner of hem or hee : HAW
20. Otherwise : ELSE
21. On the: It. : SUL
22. Richard and Preacher : ROES
23. Vandalize, in a way : DEFACE
26. Unseld of the N.B.A. : WES
29. Long Island or Puget: Abbr. : SND
30. Takes down a peg : DEMOTES
31. Fire dept. device : EXT
32. "Star Trek" craft : ENTERPRISE
34. Sudden outburst : SPATE
37. Marine flier : ERN
38. "He arose, and ___ the Philistines" : SMOTE
39. The "vast wasteland" : TELEVISION
42. Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
43. Menlo Park family : EDISONS
44. Former Mideast initials : UAR
46. Grads-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
47. Gets the soap out : RINSES
48. Whale : CETE
49. Underpinning : LEG
50. Deity at Thebes: Var. : AMUN
51. New Deal agcy. : WPA
54. Japanese type of purse : INRO
56. Feminists' goal : LIBERATION
59. Plant modified by environment : ECAD
60. Reparations : ATONEMENTS
61. Santa ___ (Holy See) : SEDE
62. Outboxed boxer's memento : BOTTLENOSE
Down
1. Skeptic's sound : UMPH
2. Okinawa's capital : NAHA
3. Stalemate : DRAW
4. German article : EIN
5. They appraise : RATERS
6. Seafood dish : ABALONE
7. Ornery quality : CUSSEDNESS
8. Serbian river to the Danube : TEMES
9. Queen Sofia's predecessor : ENA
10. Pain-intensity unit : DOL
11. 33? r.p.m. records : LPS
12. Heartbeats : PULSATIONS
13. Richard III's dukedom : GLOUCESTER
14. Pips : APPLESEEDS
23. "___ Alte" (Adenauer) : DER
24. Persian and Byzantine: Abbr. : EMPS
25. Create : FORM
26. Some winds : WESTERLIES
27. Self-interest or fitness : EXPEDIENCE
28. Scene of a turning point in W.W. II : STALINGRAD
30. Dramatic outcome : DENOUEMENT
33. Numerical prefix : TRI
35. Hardy heroine : TESS
36. Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
40. Election victors : INS
41. Au ___ (unadorned) : NATUREL
45. Change a title : RENAME
48. Discoverer of North American mainland : CABOT
51. Skid-row denizen : WINO
52. Kitchenware : POTS
53. Character in "As I Lay Dying" : ANSE
55. Literary work : ODE
56. Research center : LAB
57. Modernizer of Japan : ITO
58. Decadal number : TEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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